Clark High School Band

Weekly Update

ANNOUNCEMENTS

It's official...BAND CAMP!! This week we start with Drumline, Guard and Leadership camps that get started on Monday morning and then all of the brass and woodwind students will start on Thursday for playing camp! Get those instruments and faces ready!!


It has been hot and next week does not look to be that much cooler. Please remember to HYDRATE today for tomorrow. Water should be the number one go to for fluids. Encourage your student to stay away from sodas, caffeine and sugary drinks. Also, physical activity is strongly encouraged before we start full force...get outside to acclimate to the weather! Do some running/jogging, pushups, planks, etc.


Each student will need:

* 1/2 gallon water cooler with their name clearly marked on it

* A towel to place their instrument on when outside (section leaders may have a specific color in mind for the section. Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet will need a hand towel and all other instruments will need a bath towel)

* Athletic shoes (no boots, sandals, flip flops, or even slip on type shoes are not acceptable at any rehearsal).

* Dress for the weather (hat, sunglasses, moisture wicking athletic shorts/t-shirts...avoid cotton t-shirts).

* Instrument and music (bring concert instruments in addition to marching instruments on July 26/27 as section teachers will spend a little time on helping to introduce students to this year's Region music).

* Positive attitude :)


Also remember to fuel their bodies correctly by avoiding as much processed foods as possible and choosing whole foods and including protein and some healthy carbs for energy.


For those joining us for the DCI show in Mesquite we will be leaving from PSHS East parking lot. Plan to meet there at 5:20 - 5:30 pm. Those involved in DL & CG camps, please bring an extra meal with you so that you can eat before we leave. Also, I encourage all to bring some extra cash for concessions (water/food) and souvenirs.


Mr. Scott and I look forward to seeing you all this week!! It's going to be a FANTASTIC year!!!


Have a GREAT week!

2018 Summer Band Camp Calendar

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THIS Week (July 23 - 27)

Monday, July 23: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, DrumLine/Front Ensemble/Colorguard/Leadership Camps (Percussion @ PSHS all day; Colorguard @ CHS all day; Leadership @ PSHS 8 am - noon and then @ CHS 1 pm - 4:00 pm)

5:30 pm - midnight, DCI Mesquite (see itinerary below in upcoming events)

Tuesday, July 24: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, DrumLine/Front Ensemble/Colorguard/Leadership Camps (Percussion @ PSHS all day; Colorguard @ CHS all day; Leadership @ PSHS 8 am - noon and then @ CHS 1 pm - 4:00 pm)

Wednesday, July 25: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, DrumLine/Front Ensemble/Colorguard/Leadership Camps (Percussion @ PSHS all day; Colorguard @ CHS all day; Leadership @ PSHS all day)

Thursday, July 26: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, DrumLine/Front Ensemble @ PSHS; Colorguard @ CHS.

8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wind Playing camp (brass & woodwinds) @ CHS

Friday, July 27: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, DrumLine/Front Ensemble @ PSHS; Colorguard @ CHS.

8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wind Playing camp (brass & woodwinds) @ CHS

NEXT WEEK (July 30 - Aug 4)

Monday, July 30: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, FULL Clark Band Camp

Tuesday, July 31: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, FULL Clark Band Camp

Wednesday, Aug. 1: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, FULL Clark Band Camp (break from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm for schedule pickup)

Thursday, Aug. 2: 7:30 am - 10:30 am, FULL Clark Band Camp

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, MANDATORY parent/student meeting @ CHS Cafeteria

Friday, Aug. 3: rehearsals cancelled due to mandatory district convocation

Saturday, Aug. 4: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Uniform Fitting Day/Section Pictures/Gear Pick Up

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Cluster Pool Party @ Muehlenbeck Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cluster Drum Line/Front Ensemble Camp

Monday, July 23rd, 8am to Friday, July 27th, 5pm

PSHS

Cluster Drum Line/Front Ensemble Camp @ PSHS (8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day)

Cluster Colorguard Camp

Monday, July 23rd, 8am to Friday, July 27th, 5pm

CHS

Cluster Colorguard Camp @ CHS (8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day).

Cluster Leadership Camp

Monday, July 23rd, 8am to Wednesday, July 25th, 4pm

PSHS & CHS

Cluster Leadership Camp

Monday & Tuesday, 8:00 am - noon @ PSHS; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ CHS

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm @ PSHS

DCI Mesquite

Monday, July 23rd, 5:30-11:45pm

Mesquite Memorial Stadium

DCI Mesquite. Students/parents that signed up to attend the DCI show in Mesquite, please see itinerary:


5:20 pm Students arrive at PSHS parking lot, attendance check

5:30 pm Load buses

5:35 pm Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium

7:00 pm DCI show begins!!

10:30 pm Head to the buses (this is an approximate time. All should head to buses immediately following the final performance of the evening. We will not stay for scores)

11:00 pm Depart for PSHS

12:00 am Arrive PSHS

**Students attending colorguard/drumlime camp should plan to bring an extra sack lunch/snack to eat on the way to the Mesquite. Students should bring money for any concession stand or souvenir items they wish to purchase**

· Be certain you understand the itinerary and follow it. Any changes will be announced when needed by directors (and relayed through chaperones).

· Do not get off bus until instructed to do so by chaperone

· Be considerate of your chaperones – do as they ask – no trip without them

· If you wish to watch corps warm ups, you may. Please stay in groups of 3 or more. NO EXCEPTIONS.

· In case of illness or accident, medical attention will be promptly obtained.

· Dress: Dress appropriately for the weather, but keep in mind that we should look like young ladies and gentlemen

· DRINKING OR POSSESSION OF ANY ALCHOLIC BEVERAGE, ILLEGAL DRUGS OR SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED. ANY STUDENT WHO ALLOWS HIM/HERSELF TO BECOME INVOLVED IN SUCH IS SUBJECT TO SEVERE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS BY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES. SCHOOL REGULATIONS APPLY ON ENTIRE TRIP.

· Each of us is representative of our band, school and community. Act in a manner that causes others to ask how you do so much so well. Don’t let other’s bad examples influence your decisions concerning acceptable behavior or choice of words for Central Cluster band members. We intend to have a great trip and show everyone that sees us that we respect ourselves and those we represent. Remember that we have over 100 people on this trip – multiply your actions by that if you are wondering if it is okay and consider the result. Do not create major problems for yourself by participating in horseplay, hazing, shoplifting, etc. Have a good time. BE SMART.

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Wind Playing Camp (Brass & Woodwinds)

Thursday, July 26th, 8am to Friday, July 27th, 1pm

CHS

Wind Playing Camp


ALL Brass & Woodwind students will attend and participate in full band/sectionals.


Please bring water coolers, instrument (Marching and Concert instrument), music, pencil and accessories!


8:00 am - 9:30 am: Full winds in band hall

9:45 am - 12:45 pm: Sectionals

Band Camp

Monday, July 30th, 7:30am to Wednesday, Aug. 1st, 3pm

CHS

FULL Clark Band Camp


7:30 am - 10:30 am: Marching (outside)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Full Band (inside)...winds in cafeteria, percussion in BH, guard in gym

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm: Lunch on own (bring sack lunch to eat at school)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Sectionals


NOTE: On Wednesday, Aug 1, we will dismiss at 10:30 am for students to attend schedule pickup. We WILL reconvene at 1:00 pm with sectionals (brass in cafeteria, woodwinds in choir room, percussion in BH).

Band Camp

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 7:30-10:30am

CHS

FULL Clark Band Camp


7:30 am - 10:30 am: Marching (outside)

MANDATORY Parent/Student Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm

CHS Cafeteria

MANDATORY parent/student meeting

6:30 pm @ CHS Cafeteria

Uniform Fitting Day & Gear Pick Up

Saturday, Aug. 4th, 8am-4pm

CHS

Uniform Fitting Day & Gear Pick Up


Students will be assigned a time for their uniform fitting/gear pick up.

Central Cluster Pool Party

Saturday, Aug. 4th, 7:30-9pm

5801 Parker Road

Plano, TX

Central Cluster Pool Party @ Muehlenbeck Center

Cost is $5.00/student

Students will be assigned a snack to bring to share

Band Camp

Monday, Aug. 6th, 6pm to Friday, Aug. 10th, 8:30pm

CHS

FULL Clark Band Camp

Monday - Thursday

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Marching/Drill (outside)


Friday

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Twilight Concert

Friday, Aug. 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

PSHS

Central Cluster Twilight Concert @ PSHS


5:30 p.m. Front Ensemble, Drum Line & Equipment Crew unload truck at PSHS(near indoor facility)

5:45 p.m. Clark Band meet in the indoor facility for warm up (Concert Arc)

Front Ensemble and DM’s set up in gym

6:10 p.m. Clark Band proceed to gym to set up for concert

6:30 p.m. Twilight Concert begins!!

7:30 p.m. ALL place music stands on racks

Front ensemble, Drum Line & Equipment Crew load trucks

Front ensemble & Drum Line will need to go to Clark to help unload truck immediately after our performance – will need at least 6-8 members to assist


Dress for Twilight Concert performance:

· Black Clark band shorts

· Show Shirt

· Athletic shoes

· NO hats


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