***NEW***SUMMER BAND 2022 CALENDAR OUT NOW*****

January 26, 2022

 

 

Hello Everyone!

 

We are very excited to share our Summer Band 2022 Calendar with you, and we have taken great lengths to ensure that there will be little to no conflict with our shared organizations (i.e. sports, dance, etc.). We have also modified the previous year’s schedule to ensure that our students still get a summer, especially with us getting out at the end of May to only turn around and start school at the beginning of August. Alterations include scheduling freshman camp during the school day in May of 2022 instead of going into June. This will allow us four days, all of which will be during their respective middle school band class periods in May, to work with all incoming freshmen on marching fundamentals while allowing them as much of a summer as we can going into June.

Our full band high school rehearsals will take place during the week of July 18-22, 2022, from 9 AM- 4 PM with breaks in between. This will be our only week of summer band, and will allow the students to have another week off before school starts (please know that we are unable to schedule for full day rehearsal during the following week due to that being used for teacher in-service). Please see the abbreviated schedule below for Summer Band 2022. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope you are as well! It’s going to be a blast!

 

MAY 2022:

18 & 19: 9TH GRADE MARCHING DURING 3RD AND 4TH PERIOD RESPECTIVELY (WATER WILL BE PROVIDED/WEAR TENNIS SHOES)

25 & 26: 9TH GRADE MARCHING DURING 3RD AND 4TH PERIOD RESPECTIVELY (WATER WILL BE PROVIDED/WEAR TENNIS SHOES)

JULY 2022:

18-22: FULL BAND REHEARSALS FROM 9 AM- 4PM

REHEARSAL BREAKDOWN:

9:00-11:15 AM: INSIDE SECTIONALS

11:15 AM- 12:00 PM- LUNCH

12:15- 1:30 PM- FULL BAND INSIDE

1:30 PM- HEAD TO FIELD (WATER AND SNACK BREAK)

2:00-4:00 PM- MARCHING REHEARSAL (BRING YOUR JUG/REFILL PROVIDED WITH COOLERS)

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Your water jug (will be provided on first day if you are new/don’t have one)
  2. Your instrument
  3. Clothing for warm weather
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Ball cap/sun hat
  7. Tennis shoes (no vans, converse, sperrys, boots, etc.) You will need something with good arch support so you can march down the field. You may also use old marching shoes if you are a returning member.

NOTES OF IMPORTANCE:

  1. THERE WILL BE HANDBOOK PAPERWORK PROVIDED ON THE FIRST DAY OF JULY CAMP. WE NEED ALL PERMISION FORMS TURNED IN BY THE END OF THE WEEK (JULY 22). THIS IS A UIL REQUIREMENT AND MUST BE TURNED IN EVERY YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL BAND.
  2. IF YOU NEED A NEW PHYSICAL, MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE US WITH THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. WE WILL HAVE INTEGRITY URGENT CARE AT THE BAND HALL SOMETIME IN MAY OF 2022 TO HAVE STUDENTS TAKE PHSYICALS FOR BAND. NO PHSYCIAL = NO MARCHING BAND. DELIBERATE FAILURE TO OBTAIN A PHYSICAL WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE BAND PROGRAM. THIS IS A STATE REQUIREMENT.
  3. THERE IS A BAND FEE OF $120.00 TO COVER EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR WATER JUG, SHOES, SHIRT, UNIFORM CLEANING, SNACKS FOR AWAY GAMES, ETC. YOU MAY PAY THIS IN INSTALLMENTS, BUT WE NEED THE FULL BAND FEE BEFORE THE FIRST GAME IN AUGUST (USUALLY THE VERY LAST WEEK IN AUGUST). YOU MAY PAY THE BAND FEE AT ANY TIME DURING THE WEEK OF SUMMER BAND. PLEASE DO NOT PAY THE BAND FEE PRIOR TO SUMMER BAND, AS THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT A DIRECTOR WILL BE THERE TO ACCEPT IT FOR YOU. YOU MAY ALSO BRING IT UP TO THE SCHOOL DURING THE WEEK OF TEACHER IN-SERVICE (JULY 25-29).
  4. LASTLY, SUMMER BAND IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL BAND AS PER THE BAND HANDBOOK. FAILURE TO SHOW UP TO SUMMER BAND WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE BAND PROGRAM, PENDING ANY SORT OF EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES (I.E. FAMILY TRAGEDY, STUDENT MOVED IN FROM ANOTHER TOWN, ETC.). PLEASE PLAN YOUR VACATION TIME ACCORDINGLY. THIS IS WHY THIS FORM IS GOING OUT TO YOU AND YOUR STUDENT IN JANUARY 2022. THIS FORM WILL ALSO BE ONLINE VIA THE BAND WEBSITE AT AHS.ATHENSISD.NET/BAND.
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