Band Camp 2019

Band Camp

The 2019 edition of the George Rogers Clark Marching Band is upon us. With a projected membership of 108 students, this year’s marching band will be the largest since moving to the new school. Speaking of, construction is moving along on the new Cardinal Stadium. The GRC Band is excited to open that facility this fall with the rest of our sports teams, arts groups, and community. The new stadium will also enable the return of the GRC Invitational, one of the premier band contests in Kentucky, this year scheduled for October 12. (Click HERE for more info on the contest)

Band Camp begins July 22nd at 8am. ALL members are to report for these important weeks of rehearsals. Here’s the full schedule:

  • July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 8am to 5pm for winds and percussion
    • UPDATE: GUARD is from 1pm-8pm during the 1st week
  • On Friday, July 26, the Band will perform at the Readifest event at the Winchester BCTC campus. (Call time is 6:30pm at BCTC)
  • July 29, 30, 31, August 1 from 8am to 5pm
  • On Friday, August 2, we will rehearse from 8am until 6pm, then reconvene at 8pm in the auditorium (with snacks!) to watch DCI Eastern Classic live from Allentown, PA.
  • August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 from 8am to 5pm

Lunch will be provided each day of camp. The first two weeks are provided by the CCPS Cafeteria. The band boosters provide food for the third week of camp.

All students should purchase a one gallon water jug. This should be cleaned each night and brought to camp. Jugs can be refilled at lunch.

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It is important that each student have their own jug WITH THEIR NAME ON IT to prevent illness.

Students should also dress for the weather. The kids did a great job in June camp with their attire.

General schedule for the day:

  • 8am-9am – Conditioning and Fundamentals (ALL outside)
  • 9am-Noon – Visual Block (front ensemble inside)
  • Noon-12:30 – Lunch
  • 12:45-1:40 – Large Sectionals
    • Winds on stage
    • Pit outside
    • Drumline in choir room
    • Guard in band room/cafeteria
  • 1:45-2:45 – Small Sectionals (Rotation A)
    • Woodwinds in band room w/Robbie
    • Brass on stage w/Payne
    • Pit outside
    • Drumline in choir room
    • Guard outside/cafeteria
  • 2:50-3:50 – Small Sectionals (Rotation B)
    • Brass and drumline in band room w/Robbie
    • Woodwinds on stage w/Payne
    • Front Ensemble outside
    • Guard outside/cafeteria
  • 4:00-5:00 – Full Ensemble Outside

At 5pm, we will begin announcements and clean up. Students are usually not ready to leave until 5:15 (5:30 for percussion), so plan accordingly.

Lastly, please limit absences during camp. Every doctor/dentist/dermatologist/drivers license/thearapist appointment adds up. we need 100% attendance at all times to properly teach drill.

If you need to miss a part of rehearsal, please contact Mr. Payne via email.

Author: Michael Payne

Director of Bands, George Rogers Clark HS