Officers’ Camp: All officers are required to attend the Officers’ Camp on Saturday, July 29th. The camp will start at 8:00am and end at 11:00am. Officers should wear a band t-shirt and comfortable shoes for marching. They should also bring their instruments or equipment, a binder, and a pencil. Staff sergeants and sergeants should also bring colored markers. Following the camp, all officers will be needed to help with the Kick-Off Meetings at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Officers should bring a lunch to eat at school between the camp and meetings.
Mandatory Kick-Off Meeting: Our Kick-Off Meeting is on Saturday, July 29th. We are going to have two separate meetings, one for the new members and another for all of the returning members. Here are the specified times:
12:00pm – New member check-in (auditorium) 12:30pm – New member meeting
2:00pm – Returning member check-in (auditorium) 2:30pm – Returning member meeting
Donations: Our Band Boosters are asking for donations for items that will be used by our students throughout the school year. Donations will be collected in the cafeteria during the Kick-Off Meeting.
Disinfecting wipes/Clorox wipes
Fabric refresher spray/Febreze
The Band Boosters are also asking for extension cords, coolers and canopy tents for concession. For more information, please contact Mr. Buddy Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Band Forms: Please be sure to bring all of your completed documents to our Mandatory Kick-Off Meeting on Saturday, July 29th. All of the forms listed can be found on the PRHS Band Charms site under the “Handouts and Forms” icon or at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/band-camp.html. There will only be a few blank copies available after the meeting, so please bring your own copies completed and signed.
The required documents include:
CCPS Emergency Information Form
CCPS Student Travel Authorization
Florida High School Athletic Association Physical Evaluation (3 pages)
Florida High School Athletic Association Consent and Release from Liability Certificate (4 pages)
CCPS Photo-Video-Media Release Form
Random Drug Testing Consent
This form is only needed if your student requires medication during band camp.
If your student requires multiple medications during band camp, please turn in one form per medication.
Remaining Band Fees: All remaining fees are due at our Mandatory Kick-Off Meeting on Saturday, July 29th. There are two separate order forms, one for auxiliary and one for band students. These forms show items that are required for purchase and there are also optional items that can be purchase as well. In addition to the band/auxiliary order forms, there is a home game meal order form and a healthy snack meal order form. All home game meals are included in your student’s band fee, so no additional purchase is required. Healthy snack meals are optional but highly recommend. More information will be give at the Kick Off Meeting.
Home Game Meal Change: Our Boosters have updated the home game menu for our students. They have added cheese pizza as one of the choices.
Auxiliary Equipment Change: Auxiliary students who do not own a flag equipment bag are required to purchase one. The form reads “required for new students” but if there is a returning member who does not have this bag, they will have to make this purchase as well.
New Google Calendar: Don’t forget to sync the PRHS Band calendar with your mobile device! Instructions are attached to this email. Please refer to this calendar before scheduling ACT/SAT testing, student work schedules and any other events that would keep students from attending the required events. Please take special note to a few dates on the calendar:
Freshmen Orientation is on Tuesday, 8/8 from 8:00am-12:00pm. All freshmen band students will go to Freshmen Orientation and then return to band camp when they are dismissed at 12:00noon.
There is Early Dismissal 9/20, along with no school on 9/21, but there is still a required football game performance on 9/22. It’s a home game and it’s also 8th grade night. In following week, we have a required football game performance on a Thursday night (9/28). We will not have Thursday night rehearsal on 9/21 or 9/28—instead, we will have a Saturday rehearsal on 9/23 from 8:00am-4:00pm. This rehearsal is mandatory.
There is no school on 10/16 and 10/17 but the band will still rehearse on Tuesday, 10/17 from 5:30-8:30pm. This rehearsal is required. We could not move it or cancel it because Band Show is that weekend (10/21) and MPA is the following weekend (10/28).
CHARMS: CHARMS Office Assistant is used for student accounts and email communication. Please check your accounts to make sure your contact information is accurate. Instructions on how to access your CHARMS account can be found at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/charms.html.
Band Camp 2017: Please remember that the first two days of band camp are for all new band members, officers, auxiliary and percussion. Band members who did not march with the band in 2016 are required to attend the first two days of band camp. For more information and FAQs please see the attachment. We will have an “End of Band Camp” Party on the last night of camp Friday, 8/11 from 6:00-9:00pm. All members of the Marching Pride are invited to attend the party free of charge! Our Band Boosters will be providing food, drinks and a DJ for dancing! All students are encouraged to attend. This party is only for current PRHS Marching Pride students.
End Of Band Camp Performance: Parents, family and friends are invited to come and see the Marching Pride perform on Tuesday, August 15 at 8:00pm. This performance will be in the stadium and the band will showcase all that they worked on during band camp.
Band Uniform Fitting Schedule: Mrs. Claro who is in charge of our band uniforms has informed me that all of the returning seniors and juniors have already been fitted for their uniforms. Returning sophomore members are being asked to come in during the first day of camp. Here are the specified times:
Monday, July 31
All returning sophomore band members last name A-L (8:00am-12:00pm)
All returning sophomore band members last name M-Z (1:00-4:00pm)
Tuesday, August 1
Any returning band members who have not been fitted. (8:00am-12:00pm)