TMB Summer Update

Read to find out what's going on before and for band camp.

Color Guard Car Wash

Saturday, July 13th, 9am-1pm

110 North Vine Street

Urbana, IL

Go support our color guard at their Car Wash at Advance Auto Parts in Urbana today! Car washes are by donation.


This week from July 15th to July 20th, if we get 20 people to donate blood for Urbana, we can earn a $270 grant for the band! All you have to do is go to the Community Blood Services of Illinois Donor Center at 1408 W. University and tell them you are donating for Urbana High School.

Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else you think that would be willing to donate to help out two great causes! All donors also get a $10 giftcard to Amazon, Casey's, Domino's or Dairy Queen! Download the flyer below and start sharing!

If you are 16, you need parental consent and I've also included that form below. Eat before donating and bring a photo id. Hours are:

July 15th - July 20th

Monday/Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:30 am - Noon

Band Camp Sign Up Genius

Barbara Dawkins, our marching band chair, has created a Sign Up Genius for band camp. Every year, we have parents donate snacks for our students to have at breaks to keep them going through the day as well as ice for our coolers to help keep our students hydrated. Please consider signing up to bring something during band camp.

Band Camp Reminders

Band camp is coming up fast and will be here before you know it!

A couple of reminders for band camp as well as some things you may need to get:

  1. Bring a water bottle every day. There will be coolers filled with water that you can use to refill your water bottle throughout rehearsals.
  2. Wear sunscreen. This isn't your chance to work on your tan. You don't want to get a bad burn on the first day and then be in pain for the rest of camp.
  3. Bring hats and/or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. TMB Sunglasses are only $5 a pair. :-)
  4. Dress for the weather. It will most likely be hot for band camp and we will be outside. Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing that will keep you cool. School dress code does still apply.
  5. Wear gym shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
  6. Instrumentalists, you will need a lyre and flip folder. You can purchase these at The Music Shoppe or online.
  7. Everyone will need a set of spiral bound note cards. I would suggest a set that contains at least 50 cards. These will be used for dot books (which everyone is required to make). We will explain this further at band camp.
  8. Ear plugs are not required, but highly encouraged. As the band continues to grow each year, it gets louder when we have indoor rehearsal. Lots of stores like Walmart, Meijer, Walgreens and others have disposable ear plugs.
  9. Eat a good breakfast and lunch every day. Don't load up on sugar. Drink plenty of water. If possible, I would highly encourage going home to take a break for lunch.
  10. If you're going to be absent from any part of band camp, please make sure to inform your section leader and also fill out an absence request on our website. Your section leader or a drum major should be able to help catch you up on what you miss- make sure you touch base with them as soon as possible when you return from your absence.

Reminder of Schedule

Monday, July 29th

  • 8:00-10:00 am- all TMB drum majors and section leaders
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm- all TMB new students (including freshmen and other new students) plus leadership
  • 12:00-1:30 pm- Lunch Break
  • 1:30-5:30 pm- All TMB Students

Tuesday, July 30th-Friday, August 2nd

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm- All TMB Students
  • 12:00-1:30 pm- Lunch Break
  • 1:30-5:30 pm- All TMB Students

Monday, August 5th-Friday, August 9th

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm- All TMB Students
  • 12:00-1:30 pm- Lunch Break
  • 1:30-5:30 pm- All TMB Students
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