Friday, July 29, 2016

Band Camp Details Clearinghouse

I thought it would be a decent idea to post the last few emails here so people could refer to them as needed or as they get added to the parent email list.  So these are the emails I've sent out the week of July 25.


 - 8:00 a.m. ALL freshmen and new students - BAND ROOM
 - 11:00 a.m. ALL students - STADIUM

8:00 a.m. drop-off for new students will be in the north lot by the band room - please plan on one-way traffic in a counterclockwise motion (we will have some directors), and remember to enter via 100th St. and take the far north drive into ZWHS.
11:00 dropoff AND PICKUP FOR ALL will be at the stadium.  Students will need to take instruments HOME at night - the band room is far away.  (There will be storage for tubas, drumline)
5:00 p.m. Done for the day

The rest of the week will begin and end at the stadium

Please send plenty of sunscreen with your student, and make sure that he/she has EATEN BREAKFAST and done some pre-hydrating.  It is everyone's goal (and everyone's responsibility) to ensure that all students remain healthy and hydrated all day every day!

There will be a lunch break daily for an hour; students may choose to stay on campus (the band room will be available, but it's a walk) or will have time to travel to the various area establishments.

Please make sure you fill out the beach permission slip for Friday and send it Monday or Tuesday.

Emails to follow will include some signups for the Friday cookout and providing some water coolers, canopies, etc. for the week.


As promised, here is email #2...  Should be the last one today.

We are planning on providing lunch for the students on Friday and can use lots of assistance.  Here is a link to sign up to help:

Use this link if you'd like to help out by providing water jugs or a tent canopy:

We would definitely appreciate an adult or two to provide assistance with any students who may feel ill during the day so that the camp staff can be fully involved in teaching on the field.  Please consider signing up for a 2-hour shift to be available in case of illness:



There always seems to be one more detail that escapes my attention, and indeed that was the case yesterday.


The band has a year-long program for raising money for future trips that is a really simple and amazing deal for everyone involved.  You can get some BASIC details here - - but for now, we will offer the first Scrip session of the year at the STADIUM next Monday afternoon as you pick up your kids from camp at 5 p.m.

There are still a few spots available for bringing a grill for our Friday cookout - everything else seems to be pretty well filled up -

Medical monitors are all in place as well; I will be contacting a few folks to double check on the Friday shift.

As far as water coolers and canopies, we look OK.  I also confirmed this morning that there are school-owned coolers at the stadium, so we will make use of those in addition to the ones that have been volunteered.

Thanks!  Still wondering what happened to June and July...  See you Monday!!



The uniform crew asked me to pass this along.  Information for fittings this week.  Please remember that it is VERY important that we get this finished by Thursday!  

Good Morning - 

Just want to remind everyone about the uniform fitting schedule.   Please adhere to the schedule as much as possible.  If your student(s), will not be able to make it during the designated times, PLEASE contact Myka Eckert at 231-670-1391/ or Kim Sprtel at 989-915-9510/ to set up a different time. 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th from 5-7:30 PM: FRESHMEN N-Z & anyone else missed
Your student will be coming home with a sheet indicating amount of fees that will be owed (new white shoes, gloves, marching uniform cleaning), please make sure to return this money by Friday 5, 2016. We need the money ASAP to order the needed supplies for your student. For returning students, the fees are $17 ($2 new white gloves/$15 cleaning fee). For new students, the fees are $47 ($30 shoes/$2 gloves/$15 cleaning fee).  

If you have any time available (even 30 minutes), please help us during uniform fittings. It is not hard to do and we have others to show you the way. The sign-up link is below: