The Stinger

SPECIAL EDITION: All Things Band Camp

ARE YOU READY TO BAND!!!

Starting July 22, you and your friends will go through one of the best times of your life! Band Camp is like no other experience! You will have the time of your life meeting new people, playing some fantastic music and becoming a member of the Roswell Hornet Swarm!
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REQUIRED ITEMS FOR THE MARCHING SEASON

If you haven't ordered or paid for your required items for marching band, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

PRE-CAMP: Mon, July 22- Thurs, July 25

START HYDRATING TODAY

PRE-CAMP IS 7 DAYS AWAY! Start going outside and doing some exercises at least for 2 hours day. The sunshine is scientifically proved to make you feel better! Start reducing your intake of soda/sugary drinks and start drinking at least a gallon of water a day! Follow these steps and you'll be in tip-top shape for Band Camp!

Instrument Rental

If you need any instrument to rent for the marching band season, please CLICK HERE. Your instrument will be ready for you on the first day of pre-camp. Make sure you get there early to pick up your instrument. All necessary accessories must be provided by the student (mouthpiece, reeds, ligatures, valve oil, neck straps, etc.) Students will need to pay a $50 rental fee for the marching season. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Moon.

PRE-CAMP AT MILTON HIGH SCHOOL

Pre-Camp with the Hornet Swarm is a time where we go back to the basics. This time will be spent refining the fundamentals, establishing proper etiquette and defining our goals for the season.


Eat a Good Breakfast, but DO NOT EAT/DRINK THE FOLLOWING:

MILK OR BANANAS.


TO BE EARLY IS ON TIME... TO BE ON TIME IS LATE..... TO BE LATE IS UNACCEPTABLE

The schedule is as follows:


7:00 A.M.- Band Room Opens

8 A.M.-12 P.M.: Block 1

12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M.- Lunch

1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.-Block 2

5:00 P.M.- Band Room Closes



Students may bring a lunch or may go off campus to dine. Be aware that restaurants are not in walking distance.


**All fees for Marching Band are due on July 19. Families who are have not paid and who have not applied for financial aid, will need to talk with Mr. Moon no later than July 19.


**All forms including MB Intent form, concussion awareness, transportation, medication forms, Student Physicals SIGNED BY A DOCTOR, and a copy of the front and back of your insurance card are also due on July 19. You may turn those at www.roswellband.com and physicals are due on the Dragonfly platform. Click here to access it.


STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IF ALL FORMS AND PAYMENTS ARE NOT TURNED IN BY JULY 19.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR BOTH CAMPS

SMARTPHONE DONATIONS

Have an old smartphone that you don't use anymore? Consider donating it to the RHS Hornet Swarm! We are using smartphones this year to learn drill. Some kids may not have one yet, so donate if you have one!

Snack Donations

Please consider donating some whole fruit (watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, oranges, etc.) and salty snacks (cheese-its, pretzels, etc) for Pre-Camp and Band Camp. These snacks are the life-blood for the students during those hot days! If you can cut the fruit, that would be great too!!
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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!

We need your help to make Marching Band Camp a success! Every day, we need parent chaperones to fill morning & afternoon shifts. These volunteers render first aid if needed and are an extra set of hands throughout the day. We also need fresh fruit and salty snack donations to keep the students hydrated and refreshed. Click here to volunteer!

BAND CAMP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

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Sunday, JULY 28 - Thursday, AUGUST 1

ALL THE DETAILS

ON SUNDAY: REGISTRATION WILL BE FROM 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. AT THE DORMITORY FOR EACH STUDENT.


**Students with medication should bring the medicine, in original containers, along with SHS-1 or SHS-2 forms as applicable to check-in at UWG.


STUDENTS WILL BE HOUSED AT CENTERPOINTE SUITES


SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE

5:00 P.M.- DINNER WILL BE SERVED

6:00 P.M.- REHEARSAL WILL BEGIN

9:00 P.M.- EVENING ACTIVITY

10:30 P.M.- ROOM CHECK

11:00 P.M.- LIGHTS OUT


DAILY SCHEDULE:

7:00 A.M.- WAKE UP

8:00 A.M.- BREAKFAST

9:00 A.M.- BLOCK 1

12:00 P.M.-LUNCH

1:00 P.M.-BLOCK 2

4:30 P.M.- DINNER

6:00 P.M.-BLOCK 3

9:30 P.M.- NIGHTLY ACTIVITY OR STAND TUNES REHEARSAL

11:00 P.M.- ROOM CHECK

11:30 P.M.- LIGHTS OUT


THURSDAY:


7:00 A.M.- WAKE UP

8:00 A.M.- BREAKFAST

9:00 A.M.- BLOCK 1

12:00 P.M.-LUNCH

1:00 P.M.-BLOCK 2

4:30 P.M.- DINNER

5:00- PARENTS ARRIVE FOR LOADING

6:30P.M.-SHOW STARTS


7:00 P.M.- SHOW ENDS AND LOAD THE TRUCK

8:00 P.M.- DEPART FOR ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL

9:30 P.M. PARENT VOLUNTEERS UNLOAD THE TRUCK

10:00 P.M.- BAND ROOM CLOSES

WHAT DO I NEED AT BAND CAMP @ UWG

  1. SLEEPING BAG OR EXTRA LONG TWIN SIZED SHEETS/BLANKET
  2. PILLOW
  3. TOWEL, WASH CLOTH, SOAP, SHAMPOO AND DEODORANT
  4. 2 PAIRS OF TENNIS SHOES (NOT NEW)
  5. LIGHTLY COLORED CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR REHEARSALS
  6. SNACKS AND WATER
  7. ALL THINGS FROM PRE-CAMP

HOW DO I GET TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GA!

The address for Centerpointe Suites is: 116 East Roberts Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117


Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from UWG. If students are driving to camp, they must surrender all keys (including spares at check-in). If your student is riding with someone other than you, please contact Mr. Moon with the person who will be picking up your child. That person will be required to show ID before your child can depart.


We will also need a group of parents and students to help unload the trucks as we return from UWG. Please click here to volunteer!