Summer band camp is right around the corner and the directors, boosters, drum majors, section leaders, and students (10th-12th grade) are gearing up for four eventful nights of rehearsal on their rock n’ roll-themed homecoming show music and parade pieces. This year, the drum majors have programmed a concert full of classic and alternative rock hits including “Victorious” by Panic! at the Disco, “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix, and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana among many others. Students, check our brand new Marching Band Page for links to the JW Pepper recordings of each piece.
In addition to learning the music, this time will be extremely valuable for students in the marching band to be fitted for their band uniforms, gloves, shoes, and shakos (hats). Returning marching band members are encouraged to reuse their previously purchased gloves and shoes but these items will be available to new members (primarily, incoming sophomores) at the following costs:
- Used Marching Shoes: $10
- New Marching Shoes: $34
- White Gloves: $4
*Drummers will not need to purchase gloves.
**Color guard members will have different equipment requirements. More information will be provided soon.
Incoming Freshmen students are not yet a part of the Marching Band and do not need to attend any events listed as “Marching Band Parade” during the school year with the exception of the “Indoor Marching Band Scholarship Concert”.
The August Marching Band Camp dates and times are as follows:
- Incoming Sophomores and Leadership Team: 5pm-9:30pm
- Incoming Juniors and Seniors: 6-9:30pm
…on Monday, August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Excellence with pride!