Aug 12

Band Camp – What You need to Know

Sprague Marching Band Students and Parents,

As we prepare for the start of Band Camp, I wanted to take a minute to get everybody ready to make this time as successful as possible.

Some of this will be reminders for some and totally new for others.

What’s in this Post:

1) Uniform Fittings

2) New Marchers

3) Returning Marchers

4) What to bring to Band Camp

5) Band Contract and Payments

6) Ways to get information

1) Uniform Fittings:

Returning Marchers - Band portable during Sprague’s ‘Taking care of business day’ on August 14th between 1:30-6:30 pm.

New Marchers to stay after band camp August 16 or 17th, we will be fitting at 3 pm.

Anyone that can’t make these dates please work with the Band Moms to be fitted on another date or during band camp.

2) New Marchers:

You will start this week on Thursday the 16th & Friday the 17th.

We need everybody to attend.

See Calendar

Please Review Sections 5 and 6 below!

3) Returning Marchers:

You will start August 20th.

See Calendar 

Please Review Sections 5 and 6 below!

4) What to Bring to Band Camp:

WATER!!! (We will have containers to refill your water bottles)
Comfortable athletic shoes (NO sandals, flip flops or open toed shoes)
Food for Band Camp (Snacks, Lunch, and Dinner.  We will Serve Pizza a couple of times and provide you with a heads up email, Dates TBD)
Instrument & Music (as if this needs to be said)

5) Band Contract and Payments:

Marching Band Contract, Emergency Contact and Medical Form if you haven’t already sent it in.
Payment of fees  [You can place them in the Band Box in the front of the Band Room at Sprague during Band Camp.]

We need to have all forms turned in and fees paid (MB Contract fee due date is Aug 17th) by the first day of Band Camp unless other arraignments have been made.

If you haven’t done so please turn them in or make arraignments with Shawn Davison (pres@spragueband.org) or Anne Nelson (treasurer@spragueband.org).

6) Ways to get Information:

- Emails (if you not receiving emails send your request to pres@spragueband.org)

- Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/spraguebandnguard/

- Sprague Band Website http://www.spragueband.org/ (Which you are currently on!)

- Calendars

* You can Download and install a Google Calendar to your mobile device to keep track of what is coming up for Band.

Google Calendar Link to add it to your personal Calendar.

spragueband@gmail.com (not monitored for emails, only used for calendar link)

* Link to see the Sprague Marching Band Calendar:

Is accessible from http://www.spragueband.org/boosters/Calendar.htm

We are looking forward to a fantastic year. The drill write is being completed and props will be built soon. This will be a great show with wonderful music and visuals.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I have attached the schedule for the season as it stands right now. This includes Band Camp, Uniform Fittings, Competitions, PCI, Band Day and home football games as well as the regular and extra rehearsals.

Thank you again for your participation and we look forward to seeing you soon.