Important Summer Band Camp Information
Who: Anyone planning to be a member of this year’s Silver Sound Marching Band.
What: You are expected to attend band camp as described below. ____________ in the ELHS Cafe we will hold an informational meeting and paperwork session. Parents and students can complete (except the student physical forms) paperwork, sign up for activities, purchase spirit wear, make fair-share payments, and get your questions answered.
When: 2017-18 Band Camp, mandatory for everyone, begins on Saturday, July 22nd, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Monday-Saturday, July 24th – 29th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: East Lake High School
Cost/Fees: The fair-share fee for marching band is $575 ($500 if paid by August 30th). This fee is an integral part of the funding for our program. Nothing in life is free and without these fees we could not afford to have the quality of instruction and premier choreography and arrangements that make up our show. Click here for more information about paying your fair-share fees.
Paperwork: All band members must complete the full set of forms to be eligible to participate in the band program at East Lake High School. This includes, among other things, a sports physical signed by your doctor and a notarized participation/consent form. Click here to obtain these necessary forms. The completed packet can be turned into Mr. Fulton in the band room. This process takes time, so get started now!
What to bring to camp
- Proper practice uniform: All students must wear appropriate athletic shoes (no sandals or flip flops), athletic shorts and band practice t-shirt. Students will be provided one practice shirt covered by their fair-share fee and others may be purchased. Sections are required to wear the same colored shorts. The woodwinds are blue, the brass red, the percussion black and color guard purple.
- Always bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock as many hours will be spent outside.
- Bring a water jug/container or Camelbak-type pack. We will provide ice water for re-fills.
- Bring a snack and a lunch that does not have to be refrigerated.