Winter Park Band Weekly Newsletter

JULY 28, 2019

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

MARCHING BAND CAMP

Monday, July 29th, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

MARCHING BAND CAMP

Tuesday, July 30th, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

MARCHING BAND CAMP

Wednesday, July 31st, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

MARCHING BAND CAMP

Thursday, Aug. 1st, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

MARCHING BAND CAMP

Friday, Aug. 2nd, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Friday, Aug. 2nd, 5-7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Celebrate our first week of band camp with games, a slip-n-slide, and Jeremiah's! All Band families are welcome!

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From Mr. Clemente

It's "Marching Band Camp Eve" and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!


In case you missed last week's newsletter, I've kept all the information below. Please be sure you've read it over to be sure everyone is prepared for tomorrow morning.


As a reminder to all our new students and families (and equally to our returning students and families), all our rehearsals begin promptly on time. When you see that marching band camp begins at 9:00 AM, instruction begins at 9:00 AM. Students should be in the Band room ready for rehearsal no later that 10-15 minutes before instruction begins so that they can be aware of the "where and when" for the upcoming rehearsal.


See everyone bright and early tomorrow morning! Let's have a great year!

Mr. Clemente



I'd like to direct your attention to some materials before marching band camp starts up on Monday, 7/29. Please click on the links below for information.


General Marching Band Information


What Do I Need for Marching Band?


Pre-Game Music


You'll find lots of information in the above links, but here are some key points:


  • Marching band camp runs 7/29 - 8/2 and 8/5 - 8/8. Rehearsals start at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM, with lunch at 12:00 PM
  • See above for what to bring, but take the time now to get outside and used to being in the heat. Marching band is a primarily outdoor activity, and students should start to become acclimated to our wonderful Florida weather by taking a walk, doing some work around the outside of the house, mowing the lawn, playing frisbee, etc. Coming straight from the couch watching TV all summer to band camp does not set you up well for the heat.
  • Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are essential! Students will have lots of time to reapply sunscreen when we are out for longer periods of time.
  • Instrument in good working order.
  • Both Pre-Game and Halftime music, printed and in a 3-ring binder with page protectors. Pre-Game music is linked above, and students should have Halftime music from Mini-Camp back in May.

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UNIFORM IRONING HELP NEEDED!

We are looking for volunteers to press all the uniforms that have been fitted and assigned. Please bring your ironing boards and irons to the 600 building hallway (band room hallway) during the marching camp hours from Monday through Friday. Contact Mary Bernard with any questions at lombernard@gmail.com.

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BAND CAMP LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Band is looking for volunteers to help serve our Band Camp Meals. Lunch is served at 12:00 PM each day of camp, so volunteers would need to be available from 11:30 AM for setup until about 1:00 PM when cleanup is finished. If you are interested, please contact Melanie Dressler directly at melaniefdressler@yahoo.com.

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SKATE NIGHT FUN!

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the parents and students who have been helping this summer with renovation to the Band Semi Trailer and painting the Band office! Thanks to Keith Gavin, Lori Gavin, Olivia Bensch, Maddie Visconti, Beth Visconti, James Visconti, CeCe Gutman, Jay McPherson, Tim Ellis, Pete Vassos, Angel Gonzalez, and anyone else I missed!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 5 - August 8: Marching Band Camp Week 2

August 8: Mandatory General Band Booster Meeting, 5:30 PM

August 8: Marching Band Preview Performance, 7 PM

August 13: First Tuesday After-School Rehearsal

August 14: First Wednesday After-School Rehearsal

August 15: "Meet the Cats" Pep Rally

August 16: Away Football Game

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