Hamilton Southeastern Bands News

Week of July 7, 2019

Gearing up for Band Camp!

Good evening Marching Band Families! THANK YOU so much to everyone who helped out with our performance at the Spark!Fishers Parade! We had several parents and alumni step up to help with many aspects, including transporting equipment, keeping the kids hydrated, ordering and distributing t-shirts, etc. Thank you so much!

I wanted to get this information out to everyone as we enjoy our last couple weeks of break and begin preparations for Band Camp!

Band Camp Schedule 7/22 – 7/27

Monday – Friday 7/22 – 7/26

9:00-12:00 Rehearsal

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-3:30 Rehearsal

3:30 Activity (coordinated by Student Leadership)

4:00-4:45 Dinner/Snack

4:45-7:00 Rehearsal

Saturday, 7/27

9:00am-Noon (Students will be on their own to eat lunch after rehearsal.)

Students need to provide lunch and dinner/snack on their own each day. Food can be dropped off for them at Door 18 or they can bring it from home. Students are NOT allowed to leave campus for meals.

Friday, 7/26 We will have a party for students with pizza/pool/games from 4:00-7:00pm. The school pool will be open and have a lifeguard. Students are encouraged to bring swimming attire, board games, etc. for a fun night with their band family! We will provide pizza and drinks.

Band Camp Week Two 7/29 – 8/02

Monday – 9am-4pm with Lunch 12-1pm

Tuesday – 1pm-8pm with Dinner 4:30-5:30pm

Wednesday – 1pm-8pm with Dinner 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday – 1pm-8pm with Dinner 4:30-5:30pm

Friday – 9am-4pm with Lunch 12-1pm

There will also be uniform fittings scheduled if needed Tues./Wed./Thurs. mornings during this week. We will work those fitting times around HSE registration.

We are going to have a Parent Pitch-in and Preview Thursday, August 1st!

Pitch-In 6:00pm in Café A/B/C (Details to come!)

Preview 7:00pm-8:00pm – We will preview our show for you!


  • Students should wear sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and comfortable clothing and tennis shoes to all rehearsals

  • Students should bring a LARGE full water jug to every rehearsal to stay properly hydrated. We discourage students from drinking soda, energy drinks, or any type of caffeinated beverage during band camp.

  • All students will need to provide their own dot book, which is simply a bound ring of note cards that you can find at any dollar store or big box retailer. This dot book will need to be attached to the student (usually with string or a fanny pack) during ALL rehearsals for the entire marching band season. Students will also need a binder with page protectors for their music, a writing utensil, and sidewalk chalk to mark their sets on the pavement.

  • Eating breakfast and drinking water before rehearsal is a MUST in order to prepare your bodies for the heat and physical demands. Please also ensure that students are eating healthy meals throughout camp.

Have a great rest of your summer break and we will see you July 22nd!!!!!

Mrs. Torres

Band Camp Spirit Week!

Band Camp is right around the corner! Start getting your outfits together now! For those of you that are new, the kids dress up (completely optional) according to the daily themes (see schedule below).

Prizes for best costume! Pizza party at lunch on last day of camp for Section winner!

Reminders: We will refill the kids water jugs at mealtime. Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the day in the chaperone tent. Parents may bring lunch for their kids; drop off at door 18.

There will be other fun things for the kids...games at lunch, treats at the end of the day and SPECIAL surprises during week 2 after practice!

See you at Camp!

Karen Miller
Band Camp Coordinator

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Marching Band Payment Due

The 2nd RCG fee payment was due Monday, July 1st. Payments can be paid online at the band’s website.

Thank you!

Joann Kolsear

Student Accounts

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Chaperones Wanted for Band Camp!!

I will post the sign-up in the next newsletter. We will have a meeting/training session the week of July 17th. I will put the exact date/time/location in the next newsletter.

If you plan on being a chaperone for band camp or during the marching season, you MUST have a background check on file with HSE Schools. You can find the link here:


See you soon!

Lynn Jones

RCG Chaperone Coordinator

Thank You, Sam's Club!

Here's a BIG THANK YOU shout out to Sam's Club on 96th St. for donating 168 bottles of Gatorade to hydrate our students, directors and volunteers after the parade. Sam's Club has continued to be a great support to our band program and we appreciate their generosity tremendously!
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