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Hello 2023-2024 Pace High School Band Parents & Students!

We wanted to send out a quick reminder about our upcoming June Camp, aka “JAMP”, from

Monday June 5th - Friday June 9th. This June Camp does not include any color guard

members, but is for ALL New & Returning Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion students! On the

first day, all students should meet in the band hall (we will have signs & students out front

directing our new students to the band hall). We will have important announcements for all

students before we begin, so please plan accordingly. Some tips and reminders for ALL

students are listed below:

● DATES: Our first camp is June 5th - June 9th. Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion are

from 3:00-9:00p. Arrive EARLY and meet in the band hall. “To be EARLY, is to be ON

TIME.”

● DRESS: We will be outside, in the sun, for the majority of the afternoon/evening. Wear

warm-weather athletic clothing (school appropriate), supportive undergarments, & tennis

shoes/socks. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and deodorant are highly recommended.

Helpful Tip- Bringing a change of clothes for after dinner would be a smart idea as well...

unless you enjoy wearing smelly clothing all day.

● WHAT TO BRING: Instrument (unless we provide it), large mouth water jug prefilled

with ice water, 3 ring binder and sheet protectors (to store music), and a large beach

towel (you will want to sit on this, rather than the concrete or grass... trust me).

● Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before you arrive! Fruit, salads,

sandwiches, and any other light food is the most ideal here! Avoid dairy!

● DINNER BREAK - No student will be permitted to leave campus. Parents may drop off

a dinner for a student, but should not plan on staying. Dinner break for these students

will be from 5:30-6:15p in the cafeteria each day.

● PARENT DROP OFF/PICK UP: Please avoid using the front bus loop for drop off and

pick up. It quickly becomes congested and has caused multiple issues in the past. Plan

on dropping off/picking up your child in just about ANY other lot at the front or back of the

school. To reduce the number of people on campus at any given time, parents are

strongly encouraged to stay in their vehicle when picking up their child.

● ABSENCES: A director or staff member will need to be notified of any absence as early

as possible. Your student will need to catch up with a leadership & staff member on any

information that was missed. Please understand that being tired, sunburnt, or sore is not

an excusable absence. You may email us at pacehsbands@gmail.com

● MEDICAL PAPERWORK: In order to keep your child safe, please make every effort to

submit the Band Health Form and the Over the Counter Medication Permission Form

ASAP, in addition to the Student Contract. Many of you have already turned these in, so

Thank You! Hard copies of these forms are in the band room, and electronic copies can

be found HERE.

● Tips on how to prepare for all of our summer band rehearsals can be found in our Band

Camp Survival Guide, and by watching the following video:

Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in our Spirit Days, themed for the June

Camp week:

Monday - Section Colors🥳

Flutes & Clarinets: Pink

Saxophones: Green

Trumpets & Mellophone/French Horns: Blue

Trombones, Baritones, & Tubas: Red

Percussion: Tie Dye

Tuesday - Tropical🌺

Wednesday - Wacky Hats/Socks🎩 🧦

Thursday - ‘Murica 🔴⚪🔵

Friday - Cowboys vs Aliens🤠 👽

Note: Be mindful of what you wear for your athletic clothing to fit the themed days, as it will be

hot, we will be outside, and you will be physically active, so please- no actual costumes, or you'll

be asked to go home and change 🙂

FINALLY - Parents, support and encourage your child as much as possible. The first few

days of camp are hard on everyone, so push them to stick with it! This is a new

experience for a lot of students and learning to persevere through tough experiences is

worthwhile to their growth in the high school environment.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If you know of someone

who may not have received this email, PLEASE SHARE with them! We look forward to seeing

everyone on Monday! Have a great weekend!


Phillip Michanowicz

Director of Bands


Victoria Donahoo

Associate Director of Bands

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