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Summer Marching Band Camp

The dates and times for summer marching band events are as follows. These events will be held at Clarksburg High School. Any student wishing to participate who has a schedule conflict should email Mr. Orifici immediately.

August 14 Forms and Fees Hand-In 6pm – 8pm
August 21 and 22 Summer Band Camp 9am – 9pm
August 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Evening Band Rehearsals 6pm – 9pm
November 9 End-of-Season Banquet 6pm – 9pm

All marching band participants are expected to attend the summer band camp. This is a very important time, as students will learn not only fundamental marching and musical technique, but also components of the parade and field shows. Students should bring the following materials to band camp every day:

  • Instrument and pencil
  • Music, flip folder, and drill book (new students will receive these the first day of camp)
  • A bag lunch
  • A water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers (no flip-flops or sandals!)

Weekly Rehearsals and Football Games

Once school begins, full band rehearsals will occur Monday-Friday from 2:45pm to 4:15pm. If a home football games falls on Thursday, there will be NO REHEARSAL that Friday. On football game nights, band dinner will be provided at school immediately following rehearsal. Students should plan to stay at school until the conclusion of the football game.

The football schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 1 @ Kennedy
Friday, September 8 vs. Urbana
Friday, September 15 vs. Quince Orchard (Middle School Band Night)
Friday, September 22 @ Springbrook
Thursday, September 28 vs. Gaithersburg
Friday, October 6 vs. Damascus (Homecoming)
Friday, October 13 @ Wheaton (at Richard Montgomery)
Friday, October 20 vs. Blair (Senior Night)
Friday, October 27 @ Einstein
Friday, November 3 @ Paint Branch

Parent Volunteers

It is expected that each student will have a parent volunteer for at least one pre-game meal and one event this season. As in past years, we are asking parents to supplement the main meal with healthy side dishes, drinks, and desserts. We know most parents work and getting these items to school for an early dinner can be a challenge, so we will give you the option to make a minimum $15 donation in lieu of a side dish, which will be used to supplement meals. This is a great group of kids, and I encourage you to get involved. The success of a program is directly related to the quality of parent support!

A Sign Up Genius will be posted soon to allow volunteers to sign up to help at meals and events.

Communication

This year, Google Classroom will be used to distribute Marching Band materials.

You can register to receive text messages, email messages, or smart phone app notifications using the tool Remind. Instructions for registering are available by clicking here. To join text @spiritofc to 81010 or visit http://remind.com/join/spiritofc.

You can join the CHS Marching Band facebook group by clicking here and can follow the Marching Band on Twitter using handle @MarchingBandCHS.

Spirit of Clarksburg Marching Band 2016-17