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Summer Practice Schedule

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Summer Practice Schedule 2017-2018 for Marching Band

For clarification: Marching Band and Summer Practices are ONLY for students in grades 9-12 who are in their 3rd year or more of band.

FOR FUTURE CLARIFICATION: The band's summer schedule will most likely always be similar weeks before school starts: The first week is 3 weeks prior to school start; week 2 is two weeks prior, and week three is the week immediately preceding the beginning of school.

Day
 Date
 Times
Monday

July 24

9am-11:30 Percussion, Drum Majors, (I need as many section leaders as can be here)
-- Set-up band room
-- Percussion with Mr. Hogard, and Fundamentals instruction with Miss Ferrel

1pm-4:00  Percussion, Band Council, Section Leaders
-- Leader meeting (all)
-- Continue Percussion,  Fundamentals with Miss Ferrell
Tuesday

July 25

9am-11:30 Percussion, Drum Major, (Section Leaders)
-- Percussion Rehearsal
--Fundamentals review
1pm-4:00  Percussion, Band Council, Section Leaders
-- Same as morning
Wednesday
July 26
9am-11:30 Percussion, Drum Major
Monday

July 31

9am-11:30 Percussion, Section Leaders, Drum Major - Rehearsal Practice with Miss Ferrell
1pm-4:00  FULL BAND - Music Rehearsal
5:30 pm-8:30 FULL BAND - Outside
Tuesday

Aug 01

9am-11:30 Percussion, Section Leaders, Drum Major - Rehearsal Practice with Miss Ferrell
1pm-4:00  FULL BAND - Music Rehearsal
5:30 pm-8:30 FULL BAND - Outside
Wednesday

Aug 02

8am-11:30 FULL BAND - Outside
Order Pizza for Lunch
1pm-4:00  FULL BAND - Music Rehearsal
Thursday
Aug 03
9am-11:30 Percussion, Section Leaders, Drum Major
1pm-4:00  FULL BAND
5:30 pm-8:30 FULL BAND 
Friday
Aug 04 
9am-11:30 Percussion
1pm-4:00  FULL BAND
Monday
Aug 07
1:00 - 4:00 Percussion
5:30pm - 8:30 FULL BAND 
Tuesday

Aug 08

1:00 - 4:00 Percussion
5:30pm - 8:30 FULL BAND 
Wednesday
Aug 09
3:00 - 5:00 FULL BAND
Thursday

Aug 10
5:30pm FULL BAND: Parent night, Meeting, Cookout, Exposition 
After Exposition to 11:00 GAME NIGHT
Friday
Aug 11
Clean-Up Day: Band Council

WHAT TO WEAR:

Dress for HOT HOT HOT weather.

You must wear flexible and full shoes. Sneakers or marching shoes. NO sandles, boots, flip-flops, or bare feet.

Hats and sunglasses are authorized and encouraged!

Bring Repellent for night rehearsals and sunscreen for day rehearsals

Athletes and cheer/dance are required to be at all band rehearsals scheduled at a time when they are not in practice.

Weekly Schedule Beginning Monday, August 14th

Monday: Battery and Pit 3:20 – 4:45

Tuesday Full Band 5:30-8:30 (Full Band) 

Wednesday Full Band 3:20 – 4:45 (Full Band)

Thursday Remedial Band, Make-up rehearsals, detention

Friday Ball Games or after school practice (3:20 - 5:30)


  • To earn the Esprit de Corps award, student must be present at ALL summer band practices. There are no exceptions to earn this award
  • Summer rehearsal attendance or equivalent make-up is required for Level 3 (Musical Excellence Award). These absences are only excused by medical or emergency family note. Any excused absences must be made up on Monday or Thursday to receive merits. 1 day attendance to after school rehearsal will make up for 2 hours of summer band absence. School Athletes are excused only during times they have practice and these do not need to be made up.
  • After school rehearsals are required and are part of the performance grade. Excused absences must be made up on Thursdays or they will be unexcused. Unexcused absences may not be made up; the student will see a deduction of 20 points for the upcoming performance; will result in demerits and, on third UX absence result in removal from band at semester for one semester.
  • NOTE: After school athletes will be required to be at all performances as part of the pep band and set up crew. After school athletes may elect to be in the pit (side-line) percussion for marching practices.
  • PLEASE SCHEDULE ALL AFTER SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS FOR DAYS WHEN THERE IS NO BAND REHEARSAL. I know this may be an inconvenience, but the nature of marching band requires that every student be present every rehearsal. Scheduling an appointment on a day of a required after school practice will not affect grade or Level awards if made up, but will forfeit the Espirit de Corps award.

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