I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! Band Camp gets rolling next week. The percussion section comes in Monday and everyone else starts on Thursday, the 25th. Times are 7:30-1, then a nice long lunch break, then we get back together from 12:30-3. 5th hour students will only do the 25th and the morning session on the 26th unless we aren't able to finish pregame in which case 5th hr will come back after lunch. First hour students do the 25th and 26th (full days) then Monday through Friday the next week, same times. Read the Band Camp article under "Students" above for more info on camp.
The staff is really excited to get this year's Rompin' Stompin' Raider Band rolling. This group has so much talent, leadership, and enthusiasm that we know it is going to be a special year! 5th hour members will be amazed at how quickly we learn the pregame show-the moves and the music! 1st hour will dive in to learning our Rain Forest show with music from the movie, King Kong! Lots of work has already gone into drill, percussion parts, choreography and art work. Now we need to add the most important part-YOU!
We will have our annual Strike Up The Band Night on Tuesday, July 30th. You will get lots of information on the coming year plus it is the best time to turn in required forms and band fees. Also, have on your radar the good old Mattress Sale. Last year was our most successful ever by far! Ask around to friends and family that might be needing a new mattress in the near future and have them consider buying from us. An extensive showroom will be setup in our gym on Sept 14th. There will be a wide selection of name brand mattresses for sale below retail cost and the band makes a chunk of money and so do students that are credited for sales. More details at Stike Up The Band Night. Also, our 5k is on Nov. 3rd. This is such a great event...and it makes a lot of money for the band-fun, healthy, and profitable!
A huge congratulations to the former Miss Hartwell and her former fiancee, Drew who are now Mrs. and Mr. Szczesny! They tied the knot in a beautiful and moving ceremony on July 5th.