Mandatory Band Camp
July 30 – August 3, 2012. You cannot participate in the half-time show if you miss band camp. Here is everything you need to know, and what to bring.Band camp is everything you’ve heard it is. Hot, sweaty, tiring, a lot of fun. In this one week, you will transform into a Marching Ram 2012-2013. Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot and have fun!
|What to bring every day:
- 2 liter hydration backpack (e.g. Camelbak) or large insulated water container.
- Sunscreen: Broad spectrum UV-A and UV-B, SPF 45 or higher, containing Parsol 1789
- Broad-rimmed hat
- Lunch and drink
- Optional: A snack for the morning field rehearsal. Nothing like chocolate or fruit-rollups that will melt into a gooey sticky mess!
- Tennis shoes and socks for field rehearsal. No sandals allowed on the field.
- Flip flops/change of footwear for inside rehearsal (optional)
- A clean pair of socks for evening rehearsal
- A ziploc bag to stash the stinky sweaty morning socks
- Instrumentalists: Red shirt of your choice. Sleeveless or spaghetti straps not recommended as they don’t protect your shoulders from the sun. Moisture wicking will be more comfortable. Auxiliary will have an assigned shirt/ensemble.
- Shorts must meet LMHS dress code. Long pants in a thin light-colored material are fine, jeans will be too hot.
- Drumline: earscrews. These lessen the volume (attenuate it) but don’t block out the sound like foam earplugs or distort it. Very important for indoor rehearsals. Once the little hair cells in your ears get flattened by loud sound, they never stand up again! Here is an article on hearing and noise.
Sample schedule: 8 am – 5 pm (all times are flexible)
Everyone meet indoors in your assigned rooms promptly at 8 am.
- 8 am: Field rehearsal
- 12-1: Lunch inside (Bring lunch from home, you cannot leave campus)
- 1-3:30: Afternoon music/dance/flag rehearsal inside
- 3:30 – 5 pm: Evening field rehearsal
Family Band BBQ Dinner: Friday, August 3, 6 pm IN THE STADIUM: All family members are invited to join us for hot dogs and hamburgers. Come see the results of the week and celebrate the results of a successful week! We will be sending home a form for RSVPs so we know how much food to provide.
Preparations each morning:
1. Eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Your body needs protein and complex carbohydrates (whole grains) to get you through the strenuous day. Students who only have a piece of toast or a dry bowl of Trix for breakfast typically suffer from heat exhaustion or pass out. You wouldn’t eat just a piece of toast before running a marathon, would you? Fuel up! Almost all students who come into the chaperone tent for care say they have not eaten a decent breakfast. Dairy is excellent unless you are lactose intolerant. Click here for an excellent article on nutrition by one of our own parents.
2. Put on sunscreen “liberally” before you come to school. It needs 20-30 mins to start working.
3. Drink water.
Click here for additional health and medical information .
|Click here for an article about exercising in the heat. Click here for a news video about about exercising in the heat.