Band Camp Letter

Hello Marching Patriots,

I hope you have had a wonderful summer. As you know, the time for Band Camp is here. If you have not done so already, please visit www.westoverband.org and follow the instructions to get signed up for text message notifications through Remind. There is also a calendar section for all Band Camp times and game nights. We will adhere to the following schedule for Band Camp:

  • July 3-7
    • NO REHEARSALS ON JULY 4TH.
    • Leadership & Rookies (non-guard, non-perc) 8am-12pm
    • Percussion & Color Guard 1pm-5pm
  • July 10-14 Full Band, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
  • July 17-21 Full Band, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
  • July 24-28 Full Band, 8am-12pm only

Please come prepared to WORK. Always have your instrument or other equipment necessary to play. It would also be very wise to have a hat (the wider the better), sunglasses, a towel, bug spray, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Rookies...you will get sweaty and your feet will get dirty, so don't dress cute.

In order to participate in marching band this year, all fees must be current. On May 11, 2017, the Band Boosters collected $25.00 of the band dues which total $125.00. Vets should have paid all of the $125 by the time camp starts. Rookies and Color Guard should have paid for the parts of their uniform that need to be ordered by the time camp starts (July 3rd), and have the remainder paid by the time school starts (August 1st). There is more detail at http://www.westoverband.org/ under "Band Fees and Schedule". The money will be collected after practice or can be mailed to Westover Band Boosters, P.O. 70201, Albany, GA 31708.

TIMELY PAYMENT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT THIS YEAR. I HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH 114 STUDENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR WITH INTEREST IN MARCHING BAND. THAT IS WELL ABOVE THE 65 OR SO WE HAVE HAD THE LAST TWO YEARS. WE WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO ORDER SOME NEW JACKETS THIS YEAR, AS WELL AS BLUE BIBBERS BEFORE OUR FIRST GAME ON AUGUST 25TH, WHICH IS WESTOVER'S ALUMNI WEEK. WE ALSO NEED TO BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR OUR BAND CAMP INSTRUCTORS WHEN THEY ARE HERE.

If you have any questions, the best way to reach me is at jason.high@docoschools.org or via Remind.

You may download this letter below.

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