Rookie Camp

It’s time to welcome our new members of the 2019 BJHS Marching Patriots!  Rookie, or new member, camp will take place at the BJHS Bandroom and Turf field May 29-31.  Please view the schedule below.  

Important Reminders:

  • We will be outside the majority of these days.
    • Bring SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and reapply often.
    • Wear athletic shorts/shoes and a light colored t-shirt (NO JEANS).
    • Bring a large supply of water (1/2 gallon jug, milk carton, anything more than a 20oz bottle will do.  No gatorade or sugary drinks).
  • Bring your instruments and accessories.
    • Mouthpieces, reeds, oil/grease, etc.
    • School owned instruments will be available for rent for the summer on the first day.  Fee is $25 for the summer and $75 for the semester.  
  • Make sure you have turned in all paperwork and have registered online.  
    • Band contract and online registration can be found at www.bjhsband.com/auditions
    • Physicals are due the first day of regular band camp in July.  If you already have yours, feel free to turn it in.
  • Lunch is on your own each day.  
    • You may bring your own or go off campus.  Supervision will be provided during all breaks should you decide to stay on campus.  
    • Thursday will be lunch with your sections.  So bring your lunch that day!
  • Color Guard/Dance detailed schedules will differ slightly, as per those directors.  Times will NOT vary however.  Please see your instructors for more detailed information, but be prepared to be inside or outside at any moment during the day.

Wednesday, May 29

8am Check-in, Instrument Rental, Introductions

9am-12pm Marching Fundamentals (Turf Field)

  • Bring sunscreen and 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon water jug (no gatorade)
  • Wear athletic shorts (no jeans), light-colored t-shirt, and athletic shoes.

12-1pm Lunch (on your own- You may leave campus or stay)

1-4pm Uniform fittings for Leadership and Rookies (winds and percussion)/Leadership Training

Thursday, May 30

8-11am Marching Fundamentals (Turf Field- Wear athletic gear and bring water/sunscreen)

11am-12pm Music Fundamentals (Bandroom)

12-1pm Section Lunches 

  • Please bring a sack lunch or have something delivered.  All current BJHS band members are invited to come have lunch with our new members.

1-4pm Music Fundamentals and Stands Music

Friday, May 31

8-11am Marching Fundamentals (Turf Field- Wear athletic gear and bring water/sunscreen)

11am-12pm Music Fundamentals (Bandroom) 

12-1pm Lunch (on your own- You may leave campus or stay)

1-2:30pm Music Fundamentals (Bandroom)

2:30-3:30pm Marching Fundamentals Review (Turf field)

3:30pm Parent Exhibition Performance (Turf field)