Thursday, 8/12 6:00pm-8:00pm (tomorrow):
Rehearsal and Load Out at Kennett High School. If you are in the area please attend. If you are on vacation, out of town, or otherwise busy, don’t worry about it. WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. If you are in the area and you play a woodwind, brass, or drumline instrument please attend the rehearsal. We will be playing through the show music and preparing for the move to Kennett Middle School. If you are in the pit you will need to attend this rehearsal to prepare for camp, clean the trailer, and load everything we are going to need at Kennett Middle School. Guard, you do not need to attend this rehearsal! Side note: THE GUARD IS ALREADY FINISHED WITH PART 1. YAY!!! If you want to come to KHS and help pack and load, by all means.
BAND CAMP: WEEK 1
Where: Kennett Middle School (195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg PA)
When: August 16th to 20th
Day 1: Report Time 8:00am (get lots of sleep on Sunday). We will all be gathering by the marching band trailer in the parking lot.
Day 2 @ KMS:
Report/Departure Time: TBD by Caption Head
Day 3 @ KMS:
Our first Ensemble Rehearsal will be during the evening block from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. If you are not a performer and would like to check out what we have been up to, you are welcome to swing by. Please maintain a safe distance from the performers. You will NOT be permitted to enter Kennett Middle School, there is a portable facility at the field. Our first run of “to what we know” will be around 7:40pm with pick-up/departure at 8:00.
Day 4 and 5 @ KMS:
Report Time: TBD by Caption Head
Ensemble Rehearsal: TBD by Mr. Whisler
A detailed email about Band Camp Week 2 will be sent on Tuesday August 17th.
General Week 2 Outline:
See you soon!!!!
These dues covers many items that students will require that are of a nature best not to share. For instance, this will cover 2 member shirts, shoes for new members, gloves and body suits for the guard, as well as paying for uniforms to be cleaned at the end of the season. In some years, we have also been able to provide a meal if we have multiple performances on the same night. I feel it is important to state these funds go into a student account maintained by the FoM treasurer. These funds DO NOT go into a general account. Unlike some of the surrounding programs, we do not use these funds to pay staff, buy equipment, pay for transportation, etc. This money is only used for an individual's personal expenses in relation to the band.
IF THIS MEMBERSHIP FEE IS A FINANCIAL CHALLENGE, PLEASE DISCRETELY TALK TO ME OR ANY OF THE STAFF. THIS FEE SHOULD NOT STOP YOU FROM BEING IN THE BAND. I can sometimes work some small magic when needed.
Ok, how much and who to pay. I have received a few early dues payments and I will make sure they get to the right person if they came to me. For everyone else:
New members $125
Returning members with <$50 would pay $100
Returning members with $50-$100 balance would pay $50
Anyone with >$100 doesn't pay this year
If you are a returning member, Mr. Winterling can likely inform you of your student account balance.
To pay your dues, you can do one of the following.