Berrien Springs Band News


Band Camp Starts TOMORROW! Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th

Top Ten Reminders for Camp

1. Water Bottles - in an effort to keep the camp fee low, we are asking every student to bring their own water bottle from home. Water will be available, but we will not be providing paper/plastic cups this year.

2. Sunscreen - it's supposed to be sunny most of the week, be prepared!

3. Food - We will have vegetarian options available for lunches, but if you need special dietary foods (gluten-free/vegan), it would be a good idea to pack your own snacks/lunch.

4. Themes - again this year we have theme days! Monday is Green & White day. Show your school pride and your section could win a prize!

5. Supplies - you need bring your music, flip folios, instruments, and a PENCIL everyday!

6. Fees/Forms - camp this year is $80. Please bring payment to camp along with your medical form (if it is outstanding). If you need help with your payment or need to set up a payment plan, we can discuss that in person on Monday with you.

7. Shoes - we use Drillmasters as part of our uniform. If your student needs a pair, we can order in new shoes for $32 or used shoes for $10 (provided we have the needed size).

8. Uniform - your student needs KHAKI shorts for the camp performance on Friday as well as a part of their summer uniform. If you need help finding shorts, please let us know.

9. Times - We run 8am to 5pm every day next week. Friday, we will put on a performance for the community at 6pm.

10. Excitement - Bring a fantastic attitude to camp! We are going to have a great time this year!

Volunteer Reminder!

All parents or community members who wish to volunteer for any band event, including concession stand, band camp, and band trips must fill out a volunteer form for the district. You can go to the Berrien Springs website at and click on Parents/Students, choose Forms, Volunteers (at the bottom of the list).

Logo Contest!

The Band is looking for a new logo! If you are an artist or have a great digital idea, please enter!

Requirements: Colors - can be green, white, and/or black.

Must include a shamrock and music notes.

Text is optional, but if used should reference "band"

Entries are due by noon, Friday, July 27th.

Happy drawing!