Summer Band Camp

Good afternoon Panther Band Family! I hope you and your family had a great summer and everyone is safe and healthy. It’s almost that time of year where the Panther Band will be back in full swing for Summer Band Camp. I am truly excited to get our students back and begin working on our UIL Halftime show as well as performances for the football games. I know that this fall season will be exciting, and I know you as parents will be proud of all the hard work we put in to be the BEST we can be!

Here are some reminders for the upcoming Full Band Camps

  1. Start moving around, go for walks, drink lots of water, cut out sugary drinks, and get plenty of rest.

  2. Band Camp starts July 26, starting at 8:30am. We will meet on the band practice field

  3. Students have lunch from 11:30am-1pm (on their own) and alternating afternoon sectionals (see band calendar)

  4. At the moment, we will be outside for morning rehearsals and masks are not required at the moment. For indoor rehearsals, masks are OPTIONAL for students. Bell Covers will be optional for indoor rehearsals too.

  5. UIL Physicals (if needed by student)

  6. Dress comfortably (light colored shirts, shorts, caps/hats, tennis shoes (no sandals/crocs), sunscreen, sunglasses, and personal jug of water. (DO NOT SHARE WATER)

  7. Be on time!

  8. Be accountable for your punctuality and attendance. (communication is key for a successful band)

  9. Have music/choreo learned and ready to rehearse.

  10. Have a great teachable spirit!

  11. And most importantly, ENJOY yourself!

The band website (www.ocpantherband.com) is the main source for communication for our band program. Any updates or information will be posted there. We are ready to get a new school year started and we are grateful for all your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a band director. We are looking to seeing everyone next week! SEE YOU SOON!!

Mr. Alvarado

Alfonso.alvarado@nisd.net

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