Happy Friday Wall of Sound Members,
Thank you to everyone for braving the weather at last night’s Taste of Germantown. I am glad we were able to play and greatly appreciate everyone going with the flow of where to line up, where to play, and getting back to GHS for practice.
Camp is finally here. We start bright and early on Monday. Student leaders need to report at 7:30 and everyone else needs to be ready to go at 8:00 am. Below is a copy of what was handed out in rehearsal last night. It lists the general schedule, theme days, and a list of things to have for camp.
Just to highlight what to have-Your own water jug/thermos. We will have community water bottles, but having your own is more healthy. -1” Three-Ring Binder. - In addition to your music, you will get several handouts on Monday. A nice place to store it is needed. An added bonus if it has the plastic sleeve on the outside to slide your coordinate sheet for easy viewing. -Sunscreen, hat, athletic shoes and socks. All of these will help keep your healthy and happy.
Parents can still volunteer on the Charms calendar, that is also accessible through the band website (www.gtownbands.com). Without the fanstastic help of the parents, we couldn’t do this.
Bowl with the Band is on Sunday at Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls. If you are a last minute bowler, you can sign up at the event to Bowl. We will kick things off with a few pep band songs at 2:45, with bowling happening right after. Lots of prizes, cool costumes, and a great way to kick-off the week of camp.
See you all on Monday morning (if not at Classic Lanes on Sunday) Mr. Belljbell@germantown.k12.wi.us
Wall of Sound Camp Information.Camp Schedule and Special Days Monday: Blue and Gold Day. Show your Germantown Spirit. Lunch is burgers/hot dogsTuesday: Music Shirt. Wear a shirt for your favorite Band, DCI, Music Camp, or other music type shirt today. If you don’t have that, then your favorite Brewer, Badger, Bucks, Packers or other sport shirt will work. Lunch is Cousins Subs. Kringle Pick-Up is Tuesday after practice. Wednesday: Show your American Spirit for Red, White and Blue Day. Lunch is provided to everyone by the Chip Shoppe. Thursday: Celebrate our 50th state with Hawaii Day. (Hat day also) Lunch is Taco Nachos.Friday: Section Shirt Day. You will receive your Wall of Sound shirt for the performance. No Lunch today. We start at noon and the camp picnic is at 5:30. Did you turn in your picnic order? Daily Schedule8:00-10:00 Body Warm Up and Marching Technique 10:00-Noon Drill Learning. We learn where you are on the field.Noon Lunch/Section Time.1:00-3:00 Music Work. Both in sectionals and in full band rehearsals.3:00-5:00 Put it all together by putting the music with the drill we learned in the morning. Preseason Show: Friday’s schedule is different because of the picnic and preseason show. The picnic begins at 5:30 at GHS. The preseason show is at 7:00 at Datka Stadium. The Wall of Sound will show what they have accomplished over the summer, so far. After the show: We need to pack everything away and leave the band room floor as empty as possible. The custodial staff will be doing their deep cleaning/floor waxing during the first week of August. Please lend a helping hand. Things to HaveWater: We will have water breaks and communal water bottles. It is still best and most healthy if you can bring your own water jug. Sunscreen/Hat: The sun will be out. Please bring and use these to protect yourself. Shoes/Socks: We will march a lot during camp. No sandals or flip flops. Your instrument and supplies. Make sure you have reeds, valve oil, and whatever else you need to play your instrument. Also, have a three-ring binder for your music and drill coordinates. We will use this on the field. Memorized Music: Your camp will go much better if your music is memorized.