Hello Houston Band Family,
Summer is marching on and the time has come to prepare for the 2022 Houston High marching band season--first at the Ice Cream Social Kickoff on Sunday, July 24th, and, of course, at Band Camp, Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th. Please read on for important details, tips, and volunteer opportunities!
(TIP: It is not too early to start hydrating! Start drinking more water now to prepare for hot camp later. Clear pee is what you want to see!)
Marching Season Kickoff: Ice Cream Social
Band families (including parents and siblings) are invited to enjoy ice cream and socialize to start the marching season on Sunday, July 24th, 3:00 pm in the Houston High Band Room.
Please bring the following items needed for Band Camp to the Ice Cream Social Kickoff:
Freshmen- Multi-packs of water bottles, 16.9 oz ONLY
Sophomores - Multi-packs of Gatorade bottles, 20 oz ONLY
Juniors - Large box(es) of individually wrapped bags of chips
Seniors - TWO (or more) boxes of individually wrapped desserts (i.e. Little Debby, Hostess, etc.)
(TIP: Check with your section leader BEFORE camp about the location of your tent on the field and what items may be needed by your section.)
Band Camp on the Houston High Main Parking Lot
Monday, July 25th - Friday, July 29th
Guard and Percussion: 8:00am-4:30pm
Woodwinds & Brass: 8:30am-4:30pm
(TIP: ON TIME is LATE so BE EARLY!)
Required Items for camp:
• Necessary equipment to do your job (i.e. instrument, mouthpiece, mallets, music, flag)
• FULL water jug (1/2 gallon size) HYDRATION IS NOT OPTIONAL.
• Tennis shoes (because band tans are cool)
• Sunscreen (because band burns are not cool)
• Positive attitude
• Good night's sleep
(TIP: Always eat a good breakfast before camp; passing out is not fun.)
Suggested items for camp:
• Camp chair (for short breaks)
• Lanyard (for drill)
• Hat and sunglasses
• Cooling towels (i.e. Frogg Toggs or frozen washcloths)
(TIP: Band Camp is HOT - think surface of the sun. Go outside regularly now to acclimate to the heat.)
Shirts, shorts (or pants - but it will be HOT), and tennis shoes are required. LIGHT COLORED clothing is best. NO swimsuits, speedos, strapless shirts, or crop-tops.
NO flip-flops or sandals.
Lunches are provided by HHS Band Boosters. ALL STUDENTS MUST EAT AT LUNCHTIME.
***IMPORTANT: Please understand that the HHS Band Booster Organization does not have the ability to accommodate the dietary needs of all students.
Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in food that is safe for your child; Band Boosters will store and refrigerate it until lunch. Please email Amy Eoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Holly Clark (email@example.com) to let us know about your child’s allergies ASAP.
Vegetarians: There will be a vegetarian option each day. So we may order correct amounts of food, please email Amy Eoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Holly Clark (email@example.com) to let us know if your child will need a vegetarian meal ASAP.
(TIP: PARENTS, coordinate with your student's section leader to provide an end-of-day treat for the section, like popsicles or icees. You will be their favorite parent!)
***Volunteers and Supplies are needed! Working at Band Camp is tons of fun and a great way to meet everyone. If it doesn’t work with your schedule, we also need supplies throughout the week to help keep the kids cool and well-fed. Please click on these sign up genius links to help out!
Needed Supplies: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4EA4AA23A13-extra
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP OUR MARCHING MUSICIANS SUCCEED! If you have any questions related to Band Camp and Hospitality, email us anytime.
See you soon!