Raider Band Camp
Please make note of the following dates and times so that we have full attendance for camp.
New Marchers should check out the New Marcher Link for information tailored to your needs.
Camp is on week days only, not on the weekends!!
Location: Shawnee Mission South High School
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED ON ALL DAYS THAT APPLY TO YOU.
Officer and Section Leader Meeting
May 23rd, Noon-2:00 @ Band Room
New Marchers' Parent Meeting
May 24th, 7 PM @ SMS Auditorium
*Session I --- New Marchers (Freshmen and Rising Sophomores),
May 24-25, 7:30am - 3:00pm
Session II --- Everyone* (1st & 5th Hours)
July 27-28, 7:30am - 3:00pm
*1st Hour Percussion will meet 7am-3:00pm
Session III (First Hour ONLY)
July 31 - Aug 4, 7:30am - 3:00pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND BAND CAMP?
OFFICER AND SECTION LEADER MEETING
Elected officers and appointed section leaders need to attend for discussion of camp, plans for the season, and review of basics. Only those who attend will be teachers for New Marchers' Camp.
SESSION I: NEW MARCHERS' CAMP
Anyone who will be marching with the group for the first time. For 2022 this includes freshmen and new members. Student leaders, under the direction of the Field Captain, will teach basics of South's marching style. Staff will run music rehearsals. All percussionists will attend. Any freshmen in 1st hour or new upper-classmen will be expected to attend Session II and III.
1ST HOUR PERCUSSION
All 1st hour members of the drum line or pit need to attend. 5th Hour members will only attend Session I & Session II.
ALL members of the South band program will attend and learn Pre-game.
All members that are 10, 11, or 12 graders need to attend as well as 9th graders who earned a spot in 1st hour through
audition. Rehearsals will focus on building individual skills, perfecting the new music, and learning the contest show. Basic marching skills will be reviewed. Our goal is to completely learn the Pre-Game show and get well into the contest show.
FORMS, UNIFORMS, DUES and SHOES
Uniforms will be issued at Band Camp. In order to receive a uniform,
each student must have the following:
* Band Uniform Contract - Available online and in the Band Aid
* Band Student Dues - $75 - payable to "SMS Band"
* Band Booster Club Dues - $30 per family - payable to "SMS
* $25 Check for black marching shoes, if needed, made out
to "SMS Band" Please use the "DUES and SHOES" Form from the back of the Band
Aid, or print it from the Forms page and paperclip your checks to it. This
will be turned in to the Uniform Ladies at Band Camp. Thank you!
Also due at Band Camp: FALL FORMS - Available in July on the "Parent Boosters" page
BAND CAMP FAQ'S
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME?
Work is not an excuse from any scheduled band practice or performance. School sports and activity conflicts will be worked out to the students benefit between Mr. Adams and your coach/sponsor. Very few activities interfere with camp. If you must miss any part of camp, inform Mr. Adams verbally, by email through this website, and with a parent-signed note (so
Mr. Adams wont forget). If you have a trip or other major conflict, you will be aided by the Junior Drum Major and your section leader so that you can catch up on what you have missed. It is your responsibility to catch up. The group depends on the work of its individuals.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP?
Always have your music, pencil, and instrument. First hour also needs a sturdy 3 ring binder with about 30 page protectors. Wear comfortable clothes (no sandals on the marching field-wear tennis shoes. This is a requirement!) It will probably be hot! We highly recommend that you bring a thermos of ice water, sun glasses, a cap, and sunscreen. When outside, we
will take regular breaks for rest and water. Water is a much better choice than sports drinks. Soft drinks and energy drinks are just plain bad for hot outdoor work. Don't drink them.
LUNCH, I NEED FOOD!
During the lunch break, most members go to the many nearby fast food restaurants or home. Those of you who can't drive and don't want to go home for lunch will find upperclassmen and especially section leaders very helpful in the ride department. Drivers: make sure all laws regarding how many people can be in your car are followed. Use lunch as a time to create new friendships and renew old ones.