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MUSIC LEADERSHIP & MARCHING BAND CAMP TIPS

ABOUT MUSIC LEADERSHIP CAMPS - SUMMER

Students who are planning on applying for leadership will be REQUIRED to attend the Gebhardt Leadership Camp held at the University of Tampa. This camp is one of the best and most inexpensive camps that your student can attend.  If there are any serious conflicts with Gebhardt Leadership Camp, students will be expected to attend another leadership camp that fits their schedule. I also recommend that students attend a separate overnight leadership or music camp. 


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • FSU LEADERSHIP CAMP: JULY 5 - JULY 10 2020 - CANCELED
(HIGHLY recommended for drum majors, band captains and section leaders)
https://music.fsu.edu/summermusiccamps/Marching-Band-Leadership-Camp-Color-Guard-Camp

  • PENNY'S MARCHING ARTS TRAINING CAMP: JUNE 28 - JULY 1 2020
https://pennyscamp.com/

  • USF BAND CAMP:  JUNE 21 - JUNE 26 2020 - CANCELED
http://music.arts.usf.edu/sh-band-camp/ 

  • USF SUMMER DRUM LINE CAMP: JUNE 14 - JUNE 19 2020 - CANCELED 
http://music.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?a=4560&z=424

  • UT BAND CAMP AND GEBHARDT MUSIC LEADERSHIP CAMP: JUNE 14 - JUNE 19 2020 - CANCELED
https://www.ut.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-letters/department-of-music/summer-camps/band-camp

WELCOME TO THE ALONSO MARCHING RAVENS!  Please read on for helpful tips and info for Band Camp! 



While much of band camp will be spent inside with air conditioning working on new music, fundamentals, and choreography (for the Dance Team), we do spend a good portion of camp outside. As you are aware, Florida Summers can get HOT, so it’s important to plan ahead. Some items you may want to bring include sun tan lotion, sunglasses, and a hat.  Be sure to hydrate yourself the night before and during the day.  It is recommended you bring your own water thermos.  The officers and staff work hard to provide a nurturing environment for new members of the marching band.  You can look forward to a great productive camp that will give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride.


Attendance at all band camp dates/times is expected.  Please make every effort to arrange vacations, doctor’s visits, jobs, family time, etc. at a time other than band camp.  IT is important that we accomplish as much as possible during band camp so we can be on track as we head into the school year.


One of the most important skills needed to be a successful high school student is punctuality. This is particularly important for all band activities. If something should cause you to run late, call your section leader ASAP BEFORE you are supposed to arrive so that the officers, staff, and director know where you are.


Perhaps most important of all is to come to camp with a positive attitude ready to try new things!!! Being a part of a high school marching band is one of the most positive experiences you can have – be prepared to work hard, be productive, and to have a great time getting better!

What to bring to band camp…

  • An awesome attitude
  • A desire for music and performance excellence
  • Instrument/equipment
  • Music
  • Pencil
  • 2-quart water cooler
  • Bag Lunch for the first week.


What to wear for band camp in July/August…

  • Close-toed Sneakers
  • Shorts (Remember we live in Florida)
  • T-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & sunglass


Important advice...

Be sure to get plenty of sleep to avoid fatigue

Eat breakfast!


HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE with water!