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  Welcome New Members! 

As a parent or guardian, it is extremely important to receive all band correspondence, be “in-the-know,” and get involved in the program. Make sure to sign up for email alerts, join our Facebook Boosters page, and keep up with the calendar.

 

The 2017-2018 Band Participation packet is now available for download in Form Central

 

Percussion Camp

All members of our Percussion section are required to attend a week long camp from 9:00am-5:00pm each day the week of July 10-14. This camp will be held at Madison Central High School. You may bring your lunch, leave campus WITH a parent or guardian, or have lunch brought to you!

Rookie Camp (New Members Only)

This year, the Madison Central Band will have a camp strictly for new members that are NOT already doing Percussion or Color Guard Camp. The camp will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 12-14th at Madison Central High School. New members are required!  You may bring your lunch, leave campus WITH a parent or guardian, or have lunch brought to you. If you are in the percussion or color guard sections you do NOT have to attend this camp.

Color Guard Camp

All members of the Color Guard are required to attend a week long camp from 9:00am-5:00pm each day the week of July 10-14. This camp will be held at Madison Central High School. You may bring your lunch, leave campus WITH a parent or guardian, or have lunch brought to you!

Band Camp

Band Camp is required of ALL members. Dates are as follows: 

  • July 17-21; 9:00am-9:00pm, except for Wednesday, 9:00am-5:00pm 
  • July 24-28; 9:00am-9:00pm, except for Wednesday, 9:00am-5:00pm 
  • TBA Parent Performance - show will last approximately 30 minutes 

What to Bring

  • Your instrument in the best working condition possible! 
  • Bring your own portable water jug or thermos. Keep it full at all times, put your name on it, and DO NOT SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS! 
  • Sunscreen 
  • At least 2 sharp pencils
  • All musical accessories necessary to performing your very best- Reeds, Valve Oil, etc.!
  • Each Day, lunch is the responsibility of the student. Dinner during full band camp is included in your band fees.
  • Any and all medications! Inform a Director or one of our nurse parents of any medications or ongoing health concerns. Bring your inhaler, EpiPen, etc., and again notify a Director (not staff member) of any consistent problems like allergies or asthma.
  • A GREAT ATTITUDE. Come prepared to learn more than you ever thought possible.
  • All instructional materials you are given at Camp! Do NOT lose these!

What to Wear

  • Light colored, Cotton Clothing. Cotton is great and breathes best in the summer sun. Black may look cool, but it is not practical for outdoor attire in August.
  • Cotton or nylon shorts. Long pants inhibit movement and are hot. Jeans are very hot.
  • White socks and Closed toe, low cut, tennis shoes. Do not wear Toms or Sperrys; they don’t provide enough arch sup-port and will cause blisters. Sandals, boots, flip flops, etc., are not allowed.
  • We are part of Madison Central High School. Any messages, icons, or logos on clothing must be appropriate for high school. Many days, our Principal, Mr. Muntz, and our Superintendent, Mr. Thomas check on us to see how we are doing. Pick your clothes as if you were going to meet them at camp!
  • Do not wear swimsuits, bikinis, tube tops, halter tops, or other revealing clothing.
  • Do not wear any clothing endorsing or advertising tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or drug paraphernalia. 

Preparation

  • From the time you read this, remember that you are an athlete in training. You are part of a high functioning team that is one of the most competitive in the state. Try your very best to get a minimum of one hour of exercise, five days a week.
  • Play your instrument at least a half hour five times a week. Anything you play is fine, as long as you play! 
  • Try to expose yourself to at least one hour of sunlight per day, at least five days per week.
  • Drink lots of water and little to no carbonated beverages. Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eat as few processed foods, fatty foods, fast foods, or fried foods as possible.
  • Remember, you are on a team - possibly the hardest working and most successful team at Madison Central. You want to be comfortable, safe and strong for band.

 

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