Band Camp Attendance:
Attendance is required of all members. Members that are unable to attend band camp will be alternates until a spot opens. We will learn all music and routines during camp. We will also learn the drill for 2001, Pregame, and our 1st show. Attendance is vital to achieve these goals! Missing any part of camp is a huge problem. The only members that can miss any part of camp will be members marching in Drum Corps – speak with Mr. Fannin (see “DCI Membership.”) Work is never an excuse! Racer Band members are encouraged to be part of other campus organizations. However, you must be in attendance during our scheduled times throughout camp and the season. There are many campus organizations that have pre-semester events. You will not be able to participate in all of these (Sorority Rush, RA Training, etc.) Your BARC will help guide you through what you will have time to participate in regarding the First-Year-Leader program and Great Beginnings. **Please email Mr. Fannin concerning other camp conflicts (testing / other MSU conflicts)**
What to Bring
It’s up you....... but it would be wise to bring all your stuff for the semester when you come for Band Camp. You will be moving in earlier than other regular students. Some members in the past have chosen to have their parents bring everything on Sunday, August 12th since we don’t practice until 1 PM. That’s also when many other students(non-band students) arrive...... it can become a madhouse.
Some Guard, Percussion, and Leaders living in temporary housing from August 4th-7th may also bring everything. You will be able to store your belongings in your actual room for the fall, while living in temporary housing for 3 days. However, you should aim to pack a separate small suitcase (include bedding) to live out of for 3 days so you don’t have to take all your belongings into temporary housing. Trust us – it’s a lot easier. (More details to follow later-ask your section leader show this works)