July 15, 2006
Dear High School
Band Student and Parent,
This letter is to
remind you about our summer activities. We have a mandatory band
camp July 31-August 4, August 7 & 8, with a performance at
Puddle Jumpers on Saturday, August 5. Each day will begin at 8
a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. We will take a one hour lunch
(12:00-1:00). The marching band fee will cost $80. This money is
for our t-shirt, travel, food, hotel and other expenses that the
boosters take care of throughout the marching season. Band camp
is not optional. To secure your spot in the show you must
attend, if there are prior commitments (work not included)
students must communicate to Mr. Hansen or Mr. Spayde prior to
We learn our
marching fundamentals, parade fundamentals, marching music,
parade music, pep band music, and our warm-ups for the marching
season during this camp. This year we will also begin learning
the marching drill for our show.
You should wear
appropriate clothing for the hot, sweaty conditions. Be sure to
wear good shoes. Bad shoes will give you blisters and other
discomfort. You are STRONGLY encouraged to bring water bottles
and suntan lotion for all rehearsals because we will spend as
much time outside as we can.
The camp is a fun
time to bond together as a band. We work hard and get to know
each other very well through this time. Please plan to attend a
band social event (tentatively scheduled to take place from 6-9
pm) that will take place on Tuesday. The camp is also a good way
to know people before entering High School.
If you have any
questions please contact Mr. Hansen at 816-718-5945 or Mr.
Spayde at 816-999-1148.
See you July 31 at
Ken Hansen, OHS Band
Kirby Spayde, OHS Assistant Director