Dear BOP Parents and Students,
We ‘ve had a terrific first two weeks of band camp! The students have been tremendous and continue to amaze the staff with their dedication and work ethic. I really want to thank Breana Green, Dean Smekens, and Dylan Ng for their hard work directing band camp while the rest of us work our day jobs!
This Saturday is our final band camp rehearsal for 2016 from 12:00PM-4:00PM. At 5:00PM in the stadium we will debut our 2016 show, “Are You Watching Closely” for our BOP families and friends. Please come out and see what your students have been working on for the past few weeks.
Here are some notes for this week:
- Tuesday –Students should arrive to school for band camp by 8:30 AM so we can perform at Freshman Orientation. Students should wear their orange 2016 band T-shirt.
- Thursday-Day rehearsals are cancelled due to the teacher’s work day. We will rehearse from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
o Rehearsal 12:00PM-4:00PM
o 4:00PM-5:00PM (Change into summer band uniform-Orange shirt, Khaki shorts, white shocks for the band, Teal shirts, black shorts, and white socks for the guard)
o 5:00PM-Parent Preview in stadium.
o 6:00PM-12:00AM-End of Band Camp Lock-in. (This is for students and staff only. Please arrive by 12:00AM to pick up your student.)
Students- Please provide the following for the end of camp celebration:
Percussion-Chips and Snacks
Guard-Salads, Veggies, or Fruit
Drum Majors-Plates and Napkins
Lastly, we’re nearing a month away from our first competition. Please make sure that all forms and physicals are turned in before September 11th, 2016. You will not be able to travel with the band if these are not turned in. Any new students that did not attend summer band part 1 will need to make sure all forms are turned in. This is also the last week to take advantage of the band fee early pay discount. Please put any fee payments in the orange mailbox in the band room.
We look forward to seeing everyone Saturday to cheer on your students!