FIRST UPDATE! The new year is fast approaching us, and we are about to kick start another exciting year of Atascocita High School band! We are delighted to see everyone back, and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces again! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer break!
Here is some information that you need to know to get started with high school band coming up here soon.
OFFICIAL BAND FORMS: All band students need these registration forms filled out prior to camp:
PHYSICAL AND RANK ONE: Your physical must be turned into us NO LATER THAN July 24th - FIRST DAY OF FULL CAMP. This is super critical, because without it, you will be unable to go outside with us and you’ll have to stay inside. The physical is your clearance to go outside with the marching band and be with us when we learn our show. If you did it at the school, you should be good to go. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s super easy to do and a lot of places do it for super cheap. Go to https://www.atascocitaband.com/physicals-and-rankone-for-marching-band.html for more information
LEADERSHIP CAMP: If you are on the leadership team, our official camp is July 13 (1pm to 4pm and July 14th (9am to 4pm), located in the Kingwood Park High School band hall. You will wear your blue band shirts on the first day and your red polo shirt on the second day.
OFFICIAL SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE:
If you are a percussionist of any grade, we will get you started on July 10th with all of the music and equipment you need this week, featuring several percussion masterclass clinicians. Lunch will be provided.
If you are a freshman woodwind or brass, we will see you July 17th-19th for three days of freshman music camp. We will teach you a bunch of great stuff - our school song, fight song, all the things! It will be super fun! Lunch will be provided. Leadership team will be in attendance with the freshman these three days.
If you are any high school band student, you will return to your first day of band camp starting July 24th at 7AM. The schedule is the same as last year - 7am to 11am outside, lunch (provided on the July 24th week), then 12pm to 3pm inside with music and masterclass teachers.
This is a UIL Military Marching Band state year! So, we are going to put our “Best foot forward” and give it our Best shot!
BAND FEES AND PAYMENTS: The webstore has closed several times to process payments and orders. The store will reopen on July 17th, and it will stay open for two weeks. If you have not yet processed your payment for new black shoes, required band apparel, and the annual fair share fee, you will need to do that on the week of when it opens up on July 17th.
A few notes about payments and stuff:
ALL KIDS NEED A WATER JUG FOR CAMP. It is a required item. We can’t allow you outside with no hydration - dehydration is a big concern for us at summer camps.