Dear Parents and Students :
I hope you are having a nice summer and charging up your batteries for a very exciting year with the Class Act Band! To start our adventure we will need to dust off our instruments and do what we do best! A great deal of training will take place during band camp and your attendance is vital!
New this year, will be our location and camp times. Due to construction at HHS we will have all our camps at Crews Lake Middle School. Also we are still under Covid Guidelines which will change some of our camp times. We will be inside during the hottest time of the day and outside during the evening hours. To ensure a great training experience, take care of your body by eating breakfast/lunch/dinner and drinking fluids. Your body needs fuel to execute the skills you will be training.
PERCUSSION CAMP July 19 – July 22 from 8am – Noon at Crews Lake MS Band Room
LEADERSHIP CAMP July 22 – July 23 from 9am-5pm at Crews Lake MS Band Room
BAND CAMP July 26 – July 30 from 1pm-9pm (NEW) at Crews Lake MS Band Room
GUARD CAMP July 26 – July 30 from 5pm – 9pm at Crews Lake MS Band Room
POTLUCK PREVIEW NIGHT August 3 from 5pm-8pm at Hudson High School Band Room***
What to bring for band camp:
WATER COOLER EACH DAY
Fruit to replenish energy levels during our breaks
Lunch food and drink
An instrument that is in good playing order (We have instruments to loan)
Sun screen SPF 1000
Comfortable broken-in pair of TENNIS SHOES! NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS
Comfortable, lose fitting clothing AVOID JEANS
Hat for outdoor rehearsal
School Owned Instruments
Please let me know by July 13th if you are in need of an instrument by emailing me back. I will need to make sure the instrument is in good working condition and loaded onto the equipment truck to Crews Lake MS.
Calling all Parent Volunteers!!!!!!
We are in much need of a hydration/first-aid/cooldown station tent with parent volunteers for our practices and band camps. It would be greatly appreciated!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Parent Meeting & Potluck Preview Night -August 3 starting at 7pm
I would like to invite you to this wonderful event! Please bring a dish and take advantage of this great opportunity to get to know your fellow band parents. We will be discussing the upcoming year and answere any question you might have. This will also be a great opportunity to register as a Pasco County Schools volunteer, sign up for football games, pay your fairshare, and fill out necessary paperwork.
Items to be purchased at our Parent Meeting August 3rd:
Marching Shoes – $28 dollars
For those incoming band members who do not have band shoes and for those returning who may have outgrown their previous band shoes, they are required to purchase shoes. (This does not apply to any band student who still fits in their previously purchased shoes or to color guard members.)
Marching Gloves – $8 dollars
New gloves are required each year and the members receive two (2) pairs. (Note: We will be wearing our new marching band uniforms this season, and we will be wearing black gloves.)
Show Shirt: $15.00 (S – XL) or $18.00 (2XL – 4XL)
Show shirts are part of our uniform and are required. We have AMAZING show shirts this year! I think everyone will be very happy with it, and FAMILY/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS are welcome to purchase one as well. Since we are selling these basically at cost, this is not a money-maker for us.
Fair Share – $150
What is Fair Share? As its name implies, it is your band/color guard member’s fair share of costs that are incurred for halftime show design expenses, instructor expenses, dry cleaning of uniforms, etc. Our program is not provided or supplemented by any funds from the school district or any other entity to cover these expenses.
To make things easier we have a payment plan:
September 1 – $50 dollars
October 1 – $50 dollars
November 1 – $50 dollars
***You may also take advantage of a 10% discount if paid in full by Aug. 3rd***
Very much looking forward to seeing the Class Act Band back together again and doing what they do best!