Band Camp 2014

Band Camp 2014 General Information

 Our show this year is a Tribute to New Orleans.  We will take our audience on a musical tour of the "Crescent City" from a traditional second line to a Mardi Gras parade .

Mini Camps will begin on Tuesday June 10th and will continue on Tuesday nights through out the summer break, (with a couple of weeks off see attached schedule).

 Band camp will be two weeks long beginning Monday July 28nd and continue through Friday August 8th.  Camp times are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. except freshmen.  Freshman will begin camp at 8:00 a.m. to work on marching fundamentals.

 Attendance at all rehearsals is required.  If one student misses practice, the entire band suffers! If you must miss, inform the Director as soon as possible.  Attendance will be taken at every rehearsal!

 What to bring:  instrument/flags, music, drill sheets. Pencil, sunscreen, water bottles, towels, hats, and a good attitude.

 I strongly recommend that two weeks prior to camp you increase (?) your practice from 30 minutes to an hour a day, and begin walking a half-hour a day if you are not actively involved in athletics.  The week prior to band camp, start drinking 4-5 cups of plain water a day to hydrate your body for the rigors of the activity.  Once camp starts, please eat a well-balanced breakfast every morning.

 Current information for Band can be viewed at the PBL Band website.  Our website can also be found from the district site by visiting the high school links,

 Please call or email me if you have any questions.  trumpeter@pbl.k12.il.us