Pleasure Ridge Park H.S. Band

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WELCOME TO "RIDGE REGIMENT" BAND CAMP 2017

Please be sure to read ALL of the information on this page! There are important items you need to bring, health information and important dates all of which YOU are responsible!

CAMP DATES FOR 2017

JULY 10TH - 14TH     GUARD & PERCUSSION CAMP     9AM-12PM  1PM-4PM (12-1 LUNCH)

                                    WIND VISUAL CAMP                     9AM-12PM  1PM-4PM  (12-1PM LUNCH)


JULY 17TH - 21ST      BAND CAMP                                   8AM-5PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH)

JULY 24TH - 28TH      BAND CAMP                                   8AM-5PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH)


ALL BAND CAMP ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT FARNSLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATED AT 3400 LEES LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40216.  PRP will not be in use due to construction.


ATTENDANCE

All band camp dates, rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. It is vital that YOU know your schedule and that you PLAN AHEAD. 

 

"To fail to plan is to plan to fail!"


Missing a day of camp could put your spot in the show in jeopardy putting you in a alternate / non-performing position! It is vital that ALL MEMBERS attend EACH DAY of camp. IF you are too ill to attend a day of camp (this means you need to go to the doctor or ER), please follow the following procedure:

1. THE STUDENT(not the parent) WILL Call Ms. Burnell  AT LEAST 30 MINUTES prior to rehearsal beginning. (Parents please realize we are teaching life skills here.)  In the event the student is hospitalized or some other emergency event, the parent may call.  

2. THE STUDENT will also text / call their section leader and inform them of the absence.


PLEASE NOTE!  Telling a staff member or another student to inform Ms. Burnell of the absence IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Students who do this will be placed as an alternate IMMEDIATELY. In addition, any student who misses a day of camp without contacting the director will not be allowed to continue in the ensemble. This will be strictly enforced. 


We must have commitment, not convenient commitment,


Keep in mind, if you don't take care of your body, IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!  Illness is usually brought on due to lack of sleep, lack of proper hydration prior to rehearsal, lack of enough calorie intake (YOU MUST EAT), not eating breakfast, sunburn, etc.  Please make sure to take care of yourself!!!


For all other absences beyond camp, please follow procedure as outlined in your marching band handbook.


WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

EVERY MEMBER SHALL BRING THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT TO EACH DAY OF CAMP / REHEARSAL:

1 GALLON OR LARGER WATER JUG 

A BLACK TOWEL

(This towel will be used for stretches, instrument protection and other activities! Don't forget it!) 

CHANGE OF SOCKS AND T-SHIRT

BACKPACK TO KEEP CLOTHES / SUPPLIES IN (Make sure your name is on it!)

SUNSCREEN / LIP BLOCK (sunburns hurt. dont get one)

3 RING BINDER WITH 75 PAGE PROTECTORS

A LONG SHOE STRING TO PUT ON YOUR BINDER (WE WILL SHOW YOU)

PENCIL POUCH FOR YOUR BINDER

A HIGHLIGHTER AND PENCIL IN YOUR POUCH



WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT NOT TO WEAR

 Your clothes must be comfortable in hot, humid and hard rehearsals.  Clothes need to be light colored (not black, dark blue, etc.). Shirts, shorts/sweats should be loose and allow for freedom of movement.  Shoes should be low cut tennis shoes (no high tops) and allow for the "roll"of the foot. You should also wear a hat and or sunglasses. Below is a list of what is acceptable to wear and what is not.  If you have a question, ask your section leader.

WHAT TO WEAR

*Athletic Shorts (loose fitting)     *T-shirts / Tank Tops (light colored)
*Hats / Visors     *Tennis Shoes with Socks (Athletic shoe / low cut)  
Sweat pants (that allow for marching and movement)    
Sunglasses (outdoors)    Leggings (not too tight)   Doo Rags (not bandanas)

WHAT NOT TO WEAR


*Dark Colored Clothing     *Flip Flops / Sandals      *Bare Feet     *Halter Tops

*Crop Tops     *Boots     *Bandannas     *Bikini Tops       *Jeans    

*Members are NEVER to be without shirts or have any part of the belly / chest showing

*All clothing must be in compliance with JCPS Code of Conduct


TAKING CARE OF YOU

The physical and mental demands you will encounter during band camp is unlike anything most of you have EVER had before. You will be expected to be mentally and physically ready for each day will be physically and mentally tired at the end of each day. In order to be able to give your best each day, follow the following guidelines:

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!! Dehydration can be a huge problem if you don't take care of your body and listen to it. You need MUCH MORE fluid than normal and you must DRINK MORE than your body is thirsty for.
*Prior to coming to camp each day, drink at least 16 ounces of water.  After getting home, drink 16-32 ounces of water.
*No Soda, Energy Drinks, Koolaid or other sugary drinks. The sugar and caffeine in these drinks dehydrate you!
*You may drink Gatorade / Powerade, but only if you drink water too!

2. Nutrition. Everyone must eat, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. You will be working hard and your body needs the calories in order to function.  Many new marchers avoid breakfast, thinking that the food will just sit in their stomach like a big lump and make them sick.  The opposite is true. Your body needs this fuel in order to function and without it YOU WILL GET SICK! You should avoid caffeine, greasy food, carbonated drinks with caffeine, excessive candy / sweets, and dairy. I always recommend students bring snacks to eat on breaks (fruit, string cheese, etc). Section leaders will monitor sections at lunch to make sure everyone eats.

3. SUNSCREEN - Sunburn hurts and is debilitating.  Apply and reapply when we are outside.  Don't forget your ears and your lips!!  Wear a hat to help shade your face too. You should use SPF 30 or higher.  Be sure to reapply when you are outside. Get Chapstik with sunscreen. Sunburned lips are no fun.

4.CHAFFING - Many of our repetitive motions may cause chaffing especially on the inner thighs.  Applying powder or even a thin layer of vaseline to this area can prevent chaffing.  If you do experience chaffing, a bath in cool water and then applying powder usually relieves symptoms. 

 

5.MUSCLE SORENESS - Most student get sore the first few days of camp.  A bath with Epsom salt and taking advil / ibuprofen can help with muscle soreness.  If you experience cramps, eat bananas or other potassium rich food. A good stretch out helps too.


FOOD DURING CAMP

VISUAL / GUARD /PERCUSSION CAMP  During pre camp students will need to bring their lunch or may leave for lunch.  Students may also have outside food brought to them, but they must have their lunch delivered ON TIME.  Lunch not arriving on time is not an excuse for being late for rehearsal. 

BAND CAMP

BREAKFAST All students are EXPECTED to eat breakfast.  You will need to consume at least 800 calories.  Avoid foods that are very greasy or heavy in dairy.  YOU WILL GET SICK IF YOU DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST!  If you don't have access to food for breakfast or lunch, do not be silent! We are a band family and we take care of each other. Let your section leader, director or a staff member know so that we can remedy the situation.

LUNCH. PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH!  YOU NEED LOTS OF CALORIES!!! 

NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS DURING CAMP FOR MEALS!!! 

SNACKS:  Students are encouraged to brink fruit, cheese, etc. for healthy snacks during camp!

Tips for a successful Band Camp

*Pre-Band Camp: Get active to increase strength and endurance.
 Expect and dress for high temperatures and humidity.
 Wear supportive tennis shoes and socks every day. NO open-toed shoes are allowed.
 Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
 Bring and wear a hat.
 Drink lots of water each morning, during the day, and after practice!
 Eat a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
 Get plenty of sleep.
 Be on time! Band Camp begins at 8:00am. Be on the field ready to learn!

PARENT SUPPORT

WE NEED YOUR HELP!   Marching band is truly a TEAM EFFORT!!!  We need help in many different areas.  We will have a MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS / GUARDIANS on TUESDAY JULY 18TH AT 6:30PM IN THE BAND ROOM. This will be during our regular Band Booster meeting time.  BAND BOOSTER MEETING ARE THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:30.

FEES

All students are required to pay their first payment of $100 on the first day of camp. All payments must be met according to the payment schedule given to students in the spring. If you need one of these schedules, please ask your section leader. It is vital that payments are made on time so that the band boosters can pay the bills for the band in a timely manner. Please contact Ms. Burnell if you have any questions about fees.

STAFF

I am very excited to introduce our band camp and season staff to you all.  I always endeavor to hire the BEST in instructors.  This years staff is exceptional!

Assistant Director: Joshua Warren, BME University of Louisville

Pit Percussion / Visual & Music Design: Chris Mudd, BME University of Louisville

Woodwinds and Drill - Ms. Katherine Hunt, Director of Bands Farsley Middle School, BME Morehead State University, MME Murray State Unviersity

Brass and Drill - Mr. Elliott Hawks, BME Morehead State University, 

High Brass- Melanie Dillman, BA Indiana University 

Color Guard -Gene Clark, JCTC, graduate of Butler Traditional and Abdul Mohammad, University of Louisville

Percussion Director - Matthew Hargitt, University of Louisville

Drum Majors and Visual - Beverly Bryant, MA University of Campbellsville

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT BAND CAMP


1. Band Camp is the hardest part of marching band.  It is physical, intense and mentally draining.  YOU WILL at some point have a "breakdown".  THIS IS OK!!!  We all do it!  It is VERY demanding.  Just keep working! Stay focused on the goal!

 

2. We must be the MODEL ambassadors for our school!  We spend three weeks on campus during the time while teachers are getting ready for the school year, principals are preparing for the school year and custodians are preparing the building for the year!   Because of this, it is ESSENTIAL that we treat our facility with respect and make sure that the grounds are maintained.  It is also vital that all students stay in DESIGNATED AREAS!  Students are expected to only be in areas they are assigned with and adult supervising.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  This is vital since we will be visitors on the campus of Farnsley Middle School this year.


3. All students are expected to act as  responsible young men and women!  This means:

*NO PDA       *NO CUSSING         *FOCUSED DURING REHEARSAL

*BEING RESPECTFUL   *TAKING CARE OF FACILITY     

*FOLLOWING DRESS EXPECTATIONS     

 *FOLLOWING ALL BEHAVIOR  EXPECTATIONS IN MARCHING BAND HANDBOOK


4. BE BAND SMART!!!

*WEAR SUNSCREEN

*WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING!!!  NO JEANS OR BLACK!!!

*NO BANDANNAS

*BOYS MUST ALWAYS HAVE A SHIRT ON (AND GIRLS TOO IF APPLICABLE) 

*NO BARE FEET OR FLIP FLOPS EVER!!!!!

*BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE EVERY REHEARSAL!  IF YOU NEED ONE, TELL YOUR SECTION LEADER!  

*ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MATERIALS!  

-BINDER WITH MUSIC  / DRILL PICTURES

-DRILL NOTEBOOK

-INSTRUMENT GOOD TO PLAY

-WATER BOTTLE

5. UNDERSTAND THIS IS A TRUE TEAM EFFORT!  We need all students and parents to be on board and to understand their participation is vital!!! 

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                     5901 Greenwood Road

                     Louisville, KY  40258

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