Let the Countdown Begin
3 — 2 — 1
It’s almost here and we couldn’t be more excited.  Band camp will begin Monday, so here are a few updates/reminders:

Band Camp
Band Camp Cost:   $150.00 (total for both weeks)

Band Camp Dates for Week 1:  July 23, 24, 25, 26
Start/End Time:           8:30 AM — 6:00 PM

Band Camp Dates for Week 2:  July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3
Start/End Time:            8:30 AM — 5:30 PM

Leadership Start Time:   8:00 AM

Students must be checked in and ready to start by 8:30 AM.  Allow extra time for check-in.

Friends & Family Performance and BBQ
Date:     August 4, 2018
Student Practice:   10:00 AM — 12:00 Noon (bring side dishes before practice)
Performance Begins:   12:00 Noon
Side Dishes by Section:   Woodwinds bring dessert
Brass bring pasta salad and/or potato salad
Percussion & Front Ensemble bring green salad, salad                    dressing, tomato & lettuce cut
Colorguard bring chips

Orientation Meetings
All band parents/caregivers and students are encouraged to attend the Orientation Meeting.
Freshman & New Family Orientation/Booster Meeting will take place Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 PM in the band room.

Returning Families Orientation / Booster Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00 PM in the band room.

Attached are the 3 forms required for Band Camp.  Most of you completed at Mini-Camp.  One form needs Notarized.  There will be a Notary at check in on Monday if you need one.

VOLUNTEERS:  We could use volunteers at check-in, AM and PM Snacks and serving lunch.  If you are available please send me call/text me 813-355-7970 or send me an email.

Students — Don’t Forget . . .
* Wear comfortable clothes.  No dark colors, long pants or long sleeves. Students will spend hours in the hot sun.
* Must wear athletic shoes (sneakers/tennis shoes). No Crocs, Vans, flip flops, Sperry’s, or those similar permitted.
* Sunblock
* Lunch — Meal deals are $7 each. Must be paid in cash or check.  Full week payments will be accepted on Monday of each week.  I am working on finalizing the menu and will send an email tomorrow. If not purchasing the meal deal be sure to bring lunch from home.  Stay away from dairy, foods/drinks with lots of sugar, and carbonated beverages during band camp weeks.
* Feel free to change into a different shirt during lunch.
* Students are encouraged to bring snacks. It’s a long day – they will need to keep their energy level up.
* Finally, don’t forget your instrument & music.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at

Tammie Sidwell, Secretary
Durant Music Boosters Board