DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic, Band Camp is tentative! Make sure you are on the Band App and staying alert of changes!
BAND CAMP: August 10th-14th and 17th-21st, 8am to 3pm
Mandatory for all members!
In order to start promptly I ask that you arrive before 8... about 7:45 each day so that you are prepared for whatever will happen first!
Parents, we should be wrapping up at 3pm so if you are on a tight schedule and don't want to wait please plan on picking up around 3:15!
Please be prompt in picking up your cadet as after each long day we are all ready to be home! :)
APPAREL: Please dress in comfortable clothes you can move around in. Preferably, wear some type of DMA Spirit wear!
Sneakers: It is mandatory that all members wear sneakers that are tight and secure on your feet. Flip-flops, sandals, or anything else you are unable to run in is unacceptable. We will start every day with a 10min jog and will also be doing many different marching maneuvers and you need to make sure your feet are prepared!
Sunscreen and Hat (if you like): we will be outside... need I say more? :)
WATER: It is suggested and the cadets have had great success with the personal water jugs like this one.
Many cadets also used Camelbacks for on the go watering.
We will have pop-tents for shade and cool down snacks provided by the DMAMA during rehearsals!
FOOD: Lunch will be from 11am-12pm (every day accept Friday the 16th) and we have microwaves available.
Many kids take the time to go to Burger King via their own transportation, which is fine, but we will have specific rules as to where we can be during that hour when on campus (mainly in the music room).
If your cadet wants to go to Burger King with other cadets they must have a signed Transportation Permission Slip from the parent of both the riding cadet and the driving cadet (downloadable at the bottom of the page.)
Please make sure you have food or a plan for lunch. Also, please make sure your cadet has had breakfast of some kind.
We will be marching outside in the morning and parts of the afternoon so it is important they are fed and hydrated!
INSTRUMENTS/MUSIC/LYRE/FLIP FOLDER: You should have all these things every day at camp!
Make sure you have your instrument and it is in good working order for the week!
We will issue music when your cadet arrives so they can start practicing.
Flip folders are suggested to keep music organized and in good shape… they are inexpensive at the local music store.
It is recommended cadets get 2 flip folders, one for their show music and one for their stand music to stay organized!
Cadets should also have a lanyard of some kind to wear flip folder around neck during rehearsal.
Lyres are devices used to hold a flip folder to your instrument, they are specific to your instrument and can also be found at the local music store
WEATHER: Always plan for sun for the majority of band camp! We march in the rain (without instruments) and I do my best to keep your cadets safe and cool!
ATTITUDE: BRING A GOOD ATTITUDE!! This is SO IMPORTANT!
We are coming to work hard and accomplish a lot!
Like everything in life, Attitude = Success!
You will truly get what you put into this endeavor so enjoy the program, love the program, and make it a great experience by bringing an open mind and a great work ethic!
Friday the 21st! There are couple of things happening!
ADJUSTED LUNCH: Lunch time (or snack) will be adjusted to 10am-11am because of the late lunch we will have at 2pm-ish.
I encourage your cadet to bring something they can snack on that will get them to 2pm and the pizza party.
SHOW PREVIEW AND PIZZA PARTY!
For the first time we will get to preview our Band Show in the DMA Stadium!
Parents should come out and see what your cadet has learned during camp and then stay to have a late lunch with us! The boosters will be providing the pizza and Music Association Pres, Daria Kohan, will be sending out a form that designates the family donations and asks for a head count so that we can purchase the right amount. We will try to obtain the headcount by Wednesday the 14th, so just send the form in with your cadet at camp!
DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING FORMS AND BRING THEM TO CAMP!