OFFICIAL Dates for camp are:
--PERCUSSION, DMs & COLOR GUARD ONLY--
August 11th - 13th, 2010
August 14th - 20th, 2010
Everything you need to know about pre-season camp, rehearsals, performances, auditions, can be found in the
2010 BRITISH EIGHTH NEWSLETTER (July 1)
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About Pre-Season Camp & Percussion/Guard Camp
The percussion line and color guard, because of the extra workload that is required, will be getting started before the rest of the band. If you intend to be in either of these groups, you are expected to be at this "mini" camp. Details about early-move-in, band check-in, and schedules will be emailed to all in July. From August 11th-13th, both groups will come to campus early to work on their section's extras:
Percussion - cadences, warm-ups, technique, stands tunes, drum grooves
*NOTE: Percussion should visit the Percussion Cadences link and download the appropriate music
Guard - pre-game and show routines for the first show
*NOTE: Previous color guard is critical for participation. There is a great deal to learn, and precious little time to learn it
The British Eighth traditionally holds a week long pre-season camp to prepare for the upcoming football season. This year's camp is scheduled from Saturday, August 14th through Friday, August 20th. If you plan to be in marching band, you are required to be at camp. During this camp, marching band members learn all of the basics specific to the British Eighth including the traditional "British Eighth Step" that has become its trademark, all Pre-Game music, and the drill and music for the first half-time show of the season. In addition, band members learn all stands music and cheers (led by the Spirit Leader) to be used during the football games.
"Forced Fun" activities are planned throughout the week at the end of each day's rehearsal as a way to relax, acquaint and reacquaint yourselves with friends new and old. Past activities have included scavenger hunts, extreme Frisbee football, the band bon fire, Band Olympics, and the annual trip to Laud's Ice Cream Parlor.
All band members will be expected to check-in by Saturday, August 14th. More detailed information will be included in the 2010 British Eighth Newsletter which is released in July.
Band camp is totally free! Housing and meals are paid for by the school for the entire time students are at camp.