Band News

Hi all,
Well, school’s out for summer (how many of you are singing now?), but band news continues on.
First, if you have graduated, you will be removed from these emails in the next week or so, as we promote everyone in the Charms system, so please be patient with us. If for any reason you need to be removed sooner, or continue to get emails from us after June 1st, you can contact Janine Reardon (our new secretary) to have your info removed.
Next, welcome to all our new students and parents. We are so happy to have you in the band program. You will be receiving emails periodically to give you information and band news.
I will be finishing up my term of office next week and handing things over to our new president, Cindy Leaphart. We are working together until June 1st. I know you will all show her the great support you’ve given me this year. Thank-you to all our volunteers for all your help this year. The band program would not exist without you!
Next week – Wednesday through Friday, May 28th-30th is Rookie Camp. This is a mini band camp for just Rookies (new band members) and drill techs. The hours are below:

Rookie Camp

Wednesday, May 28 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Thursday, May 29 (8:00-5:00 pm- Students will need to bring water, sunscreen, and pack a lunch)

Friday, May 30 (8:00-5:00 pm- Students will need to bring water, sunscreen, and pack a lunch)

In addition, we will be fitting all rookies for their uniforms on Wednesday, May 28th in the band room. The directors have asked that we use the afternoon of the 28th from 1-4:30 pm to do uniform fittings. All Rookies should plan to either stay after lunch or come back to the band room to be fitted. We’d like to do all woodwind players from 1-3 pm, and all other players from 2:30 -4:30 pm. If for any reason you cannot be there, you will need to let us know beforehand, so we can arrange a make-up time.

Lastly, we will need a few volunteers to help with rookie camp and uniform fittings next week. Details on that to follow shortly. There will be a sign-up genius link set up that I will send out, so you can sign up for helping.

Everyone enjoy your summer! And thanks for a great year!!


Donna Elegante
BJ Band Booster President