It’s time for full band camp. The progression toward a new marching season happens surprisingly fast. Each marching season ends with emotions ranging from sadness that there won’t be one more show to excitement that 6:30 am practices are over and that pep, jazz, and concert bands will soon begin. As soon as one marching season ends, show design for the next season begins. Band boosters and students wait with anticipation for the show reveal in April. The school year ends, and marching season continues to feel like a far-off dream. Mini-camps and sectionals begin to take place over the summer while band boosters construct show props. Just as suddenly as the last marching season ends, the next season begins.
Students - gather up your sunscreen, tank tops, tennis shoes, dot books, water bottles, instruments, and music. Boosters - finalize band camp donations, organize the snacks, and get ready to support the band with band-aids, cool towels, buckets of water, and band booster love. Staff - leave your short summer vacations, and get to work. Get to work on a physical, mental, musical, academic activity that is hard to fully understand if you haven’t lived it as a student, booster, or music educator.
In the coming weeks of full day, early morning, and late-night rehearsals, the following will happen: movement drills, push-ups, breathing gym, flag and dance precision, horn holding, marching drill-down, prop completion, running, “one more time”, uniform fitting, and music/music/music. This is a special time of year for the band, and the Camdenton Band would like to invite everyone in the lake community to enjoy the process: