Hello Grizzly Band Families!
Band Camp starts tomorrow! We just wanted to reach out and remind everyone that first day arrival times are different, what to bring to camp, and how to prepay for individual band photos.
A BIG thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer and/or bring frozen treats next week during Grizzly Band Camp. We can’t do this without you. However, more volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to help with uniform fittings. Click to sign up to volunteer.
Important details FIRST DAY – Monday, August 7th:
Arrival times will be different this day only.
7:30am >>Student Leadership Council (Drum Majors, Quartermasters, and Section Leaders)
8:00am-12:00pm >> ALL Freshmen and Students new to GPHS Grizzly Band
noon-1:00pm >> LUNCH break
1:00pm-4:00pm >> ALL Grizzly Band Members
MID-WEEK Schedule – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
Students should plan to arrive by 7:45am to allow time to check-in and head down to the practice field to begin rehearsal at 8:00am. (Please remind your student that attendance is taken every day of camp. Attendance points = Letter points)
8:00am-4:00pm >> ALL Grizzly Band Members (LUNCH break noon-1:00pm)
Important details LAST DAY – Friday, August 11th
8:00am >> Picture Day
(Students should arrive no later than 7:45 to change into Grizzly Band uniform for pictures. If you requested an individual band photo, please see info from photographer below to pre-pay.)
2:00pm >> Preview Show & Ice Cream Social for friends and families
WHAT to bring to camp:
Much of band camp will be spent outside. So, students should be prepared to be in the sun by wearing sunscreen and bringing a refillable water bottle, sack lunch, sunglasses, hat, and extra sunscreen for their friend that forgot. Closed toe shoes must be worn during band camp.
Students will be fitted for uniforms sometime during the first few days of camp. Students should wear shorts and a t-shirt for this. The uniforms can be easily fitted over these clothes and the process will move much more quickly if students can try on over their clothes. It takes a few tries sometimes to get the best fit!
If your student is registered for a band class for school they will also have the option to be fitted for a required concert uniform dress (one of 3 options). Students have the option to wear either the concert uniform dress or pant option uniform for their specific band. More details on uniform requirements will be emailed out during the week of camp.
INDIVIDUAL Band Photos:
If you requested an individual band photo during Grizzly Band registration, you should have received an email from our photographer, Jason Kim, instructions on how to pre-pay for your individual band photo. In order to make a smooth transition from group, to section, to over 70 individual photos AND make the best use of Jason’s time on Friday, pre-payment is strongly encouraged and appreciated. The cost for individual photos is $30. In addition, please make sure your student knows you have requested and paid for an individual band photo.
3 ways to pre-pay for individual band photo:
Apple Pay: 425-274-5633
Grizzly Band currently has over 90 members that will need to be fitted for uniforms. Assigned uniforms need to be labeled and organized for use at all Grizzly Band events starting with picture day on Friday. In addition, Mr. Morris has asked for extra parent volunteers to be on hand daily from noon – 1pm when students have their lunch break and the photographer has asked for extra parent volunteers to be on hand to help organize students for section and individual photos.
This can't happen without the support of many parent volunteers. Click to sign up to volunteer.
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If you have any questions, please email the GP Band Boosters at . Thank you for supporting your band students and the GP Band Program.