When is band camp?
You will find all necessary dates under our Event Calendar, and a summary of these dates on our Marching Sycamores area page.
Is housing available during band camp? Can I move into my dorm before camp?
Housing will be available for any and all students living on campus during the fall semester. Unfortunately, there is NO housing available for commuter students that simply do not want to make the trip back and forth every day. Your best bet might be to ask friends in the band if you can crash at their place, or rent a hotel room. (Friends are less expensive and more fun than hotel rooms).
What about food? I've heard that dining credits don't start until classes start...
You are correct, but there is no need to fear. You will be provided with a meal card that can be used during band camp.
What do I need for band camp?
Sometime over the summer, all future members of the Marching Sycamores will receive a packet of information which will include a list of materials to bring for band camp, as well as much other information. Suffice it to say, you can’t go wrong bringing sunscreen, a baseball cap, sunglasses, light coloured clothing, sneakers/cross trainers/tennis shoes, etc.
What happens during band camp?
Band Camp is where the fun begins – this is where we learn how to march and play together in the same style, learn the Pregame routine (and Show 1 if we can get to it), play through possible Stands music, and in general, it is a time to get to know some of the people around you who will be in your life for many years to come.
What do I need to bring to Band Camp?
The items you would expect...after all, we will be spending some time outside in the sun, and some time indoors in music rehearsals. You can't go wrong bringing, sunblock, sunglasses, a baseball cap or other hat, shorts (we do not recommend long pants), light, breathable clothes in general (dark colours are not a good choice), sneakers or cross trainers (absolutely no flip flops or any shoe that does not have a reinforced heel), a water bottle, and of course, your instrument (and a lyre and flip folder if applicable to you).
Be sure to check your Newsletter for Theme Days and plan accordingly, it adds that much more fun to Band Camp!
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