Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – All Woodwind & Brass Players **Report to Camp**
ALL MEMBERS MUST CHECK IN TO FINE ARTS BUILDING FIRST so we can start drill writing at 10:30am
8:30 WW Rookies Check-in Old Fine Arts Building – 1st Floor Lobby
9:00 Brass Rookies Check-in Old Fine Arts Building – 1st Floor Lobby
9:20 WW Vets Check-in Old Fine Arts Building – 1st Floor Lobby
9:40 Brass Vets Check-in Old Fine Arts Building – 1st Floor Lobby
9:00-12:00 Housing Check in
9:00-11:45 Guard & Percussion Rehearsal CFSB & Fine Arts Complex
BAND UNIFORM FITTING-ROY STEWART STADIUM (behind stadium/down south stairs)
10:30 Uniforms – Brass Vets
11:00 Uniforms – WW Vets
11:30 Uniforms – Trumpet Rookies
11:50 Uniforms – Trombone Rookies
12:15 Uniforms – Mello/Baritone/Tuba Rookies
12:30 Uniforms – WW Rookies
1:00 Uniform Room Closes
Lunch is on your own – everyone should have time at some point
TBA Part assignments (trumpets, trombones, clarinets)
See section leader @ check-in
1:30-3:00 Guard & Percussion Rehearsal Fine Arts/Johnson Theatre
2:15 Brass horn check-out TBA @ check-in
2:30 Music Major meeting (ALL Music Majors) Band Room
3:00-4:30 Full Band meeting Lovett Auditorium
5:00 Dinner WINSLOW
6:15 Wind Section Rehearsal Lovett Auditorium
6:15 Percussion Rehearsal Fine Arts Complex
7:00 Full Band Rehearsal Lovett Auditorium
7:30 Move to Stadium
7:50-9:20 Rookie Training Stewart Stadium
9:00-9:15 Veteran Meeting Uniform Room
9:30-10:45 Full Band Rehearsal – Learn 2001 Stewart Stadium
1:00 Full music rehearsal for all leadership Band Room
2:15 Leadership Meeting Band Room
2:00-4:15 Guard & Percussion Rehearsal
5:15 Percussion Rookies uniform fitting (Uniform Room) Roy Stewart Stadium
5:45 Percussion Vets uniform fitting (Uniform Room Roy Stewart Stadium
6:15 Full leadership team uniform fittings (Uniform Room) Roy Stewart Stadium
6:00-9:00 Guard Rehearsal
6:45 -:900 Percussion Rehearsal
6:45-8:00 Leadership Meeting (Uniform Room) Roy Stewart Stadium
10:00-11:00 Capture the Flag (early camp members only) Lovett Steps
Handbook (this has been updated 7/8)
When you arrive at camp...We are under the assumption that you have read all pages of the website, agree to all policies, and are available for all practices/performances.
I will post a final schedule for WEDS this evening
Check-in for Woodwinds and Brass starts at 8:30 am Tomorrow (WEDS 9th)
YOU REPORT TO THE FIRST ARTS BUILDING FIRST
We can't wait to get everyone hear.. Leaders, Percussion and Guard are off to a rocking start!
Students may pick up their permits anytime in the Parking office, They will be at the Curris Center beginning Tuesday, August 8th through August 16th.
They highly encourage students to pick up their permits as soon as they can. Early move in day would be the best. Failure to purchase a parking permit will result in a $100 parking citation.
As for parking, students should not park in any of the Blue Zones on campus at anytime. If they have a permit from last year it is valid and should be displayed.
As for parking in the 15th and Olive lot( behind Tap 216), they may until August 14th. Please stress with your students that this a special accommodation and after the 14th of August if they do not have a red permit, they will be ticketed.
Also, any band students staying in the North Residential College area will need to move their vehicles either to the Stadium or New Richmond lot on August 8th and August 12th for move in.
DO not park in the blue lot behind the fine arts.
Park in the MSU lot Behind Tap 2016.
Parking Services Locations:
Monday, August 7th- Parking Office
Tuesday, August 8th - 3rd floor of the Curris Center from 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 9th - 1st floor of the Curris Center from 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Thursday, August 10th - 1st floor of the Curris Center from 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Friday, August 11th - 1st floor of the Curris Center from 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th- 1st floor of the Curris Center from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Sunday, August 13th- 1st floor of the Curris Center from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Monday, August 14th- 3rd floor of the Curris Center (Large Ballroom) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 15th- 3rd floor of the Curris Center (Large Ballroom) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 16th- 3rd floor of the Curris Center (Large Ballroom) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The City of Murray will be selling vehicle license stickers, i.e. “city stickers” on campus August 14, 15, and 16 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, on the third floor of the Curris Center. City stickers are a required purchase for anyone who resides, works, or has a business-related activity within the city limits. This includes all Murray State University faculty, staff, and students who live or work in the city. Prorated parking stickers are available to new and returning students and new faculty/staff with proof of residence in Murray within the last 30 days.
For more information, you may contact City Hall at (270) 762-0350.
Weekly Absence MSU Class conflicts and sickness of two or more days. Requires documentation for absence to be excused. This is kind of absence is for those that will on an ongoing basis leave early, or arrive late because of a class conflict. MSU class conflicts are no longer automatically approved. These absences require documentation so that members do not abuse this courtesy. Members cannot miss more than one hour of practice per week due to class conflicts. Long term illnesses of more two or more rehearsals require students to provide a doctor's note when they return to practice. Work, MSU clubs, greek organizations, residential conflicts, last minute studying, paper writing will not be approved.
Weekly Class Conflict Absence Procedures
to view all absence policies and procedures.
Check out http://www.racerband.com/absences.html
Please review all of our 2017 performances @
All Performance Absences must be submitted prior to August 5th.
Perfect attendance is expected from all members of the Racer Band. By showing up at camp, you are saying, “I’m in 100%! No problems with the performance schedule.” The official schedule is posted on racerband.com. You must be pro-active and double-check your schedule. If you find about performance conflict after the August 5th request deadline, it may be considered, but we post the schedule in the spring and keep it updated as quickly possible, so members can plan their schedules effectively. Missing a performance is huge, Racer Band is an organization in which everyone starts, and there is no one to fill the void if you were to be absent for a performance.
See the following procedures to have an performance absence excused.
Performance AbsenceAll performance require documentation for the absence to be excused. (program note, note from funeral home, call from a parent, or doctor's note) Last minute requests are not considered, except for family death, extreme illness. Absences must be significant life experiences. Unexcused performance absences may result in the failure of the class.
Performance Absence Procedures
Illness or Extreme Circumstance Absence Performance Procedures :
These are not excused absences for performances:
I have to go to see my High School Band perform
I have concert tickets
We have a family birthday
I want to go to a KMEA event
I have to work
Typical Football Game Day
•Report 90 minutes before kickoff
•Games last 3-4 Hours
Festival of Champions and Trips/Tours (these are all-day events)
•Do NOT schedule anything on these days
A Complete/Official Schedule is on Racerband.com
Those arriving Saturday will check in at the fine arts building first, then go to your permanent housing assignment, to drop off all your stuff. Then go to Elizabeth. Take bedding and clothes etc for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Everyone will be living in Elizabeth Saturday, and Sunday. We will move into your permanent housing assignments Monday night at 7pm.
Those arriving Monday: Housing is arranging for you to drop off your belongings from noon-1pm. You will not be allowed to stay any longer than this hour (nor will your parents). 12-1 is for drop off of your stuff only. Housing will lock the building up at 1pm (they have training that day). You will have full access to your room again at 7pm Monday(that same day).
Here is a draft of the schedule for the first couple of days (Subject change)
Woodwinds and Brass...when you arrive Wednesday...you move into your permanent housing assignments :)
Marching Shoes: All band members must have WHITE band shoes, not nursing shoes or any other substitute. If you already have white band shoes, you are all set – no need to get new ones. If you need shoes, you will need to purchase a pair at check-in. Shoes will be fitted and paid for at check-in. All shoes will be shipped directly to Murray State and passed out at a rehearsal. The cost will be $32. Cash, or check's to Robert Kapp & Associates only. No debit or credit cards please.
All shoes must be fitted and paid for by Aug 9th. After that date, contact a Uniform Officer so we can place your own private order. (You will pay more $50, because of shipping/etc.)
Color Guard will have a separate shoe – this is handled at camp (approx. $25)
Instrumentation: To make the strongest Racer Band possible, all members should perform where they are most proficient (what you did in high school marching band). Racer Band is not the place to try something new! Instrument transfers will be handled on an as-needed basis (email for more information). If we have already talked, plan on what we discussed. QUESTIONS? – email Mr. Fannin.
Music Majors – you must perform on your major instrument. Exceptions require a request to Mr. Fannin and ap- proval by Dr. Wurgler (Department Chair), Mr. Johnson (Director of Bands), Mr. Erickson (Unit Chair), and your private teacher. Email Mr. Fannin if you would like to be considered to perform in another area/instrument.
Member Criteria: 98% of all successful high school band members will be able to meet the following Racer Band membership criteria:
There is a football game a few days before Halloween. For the game, Racer Band will put on a themed musical performance and members are asked to wear Halloween costumes! Start Planning your costume today. It's a cool tradition. More details to follow at camp.
Because of this year's schedule, DCI marching members will miss all of band camp. Racer Band members marching with drum corps must be back by Monday, August the 14th for our 6:00 pm practice. DCI Racer Band members need to confirm their membership with Mr. Fannin prior to the start of Racer Band Camp (Call Mr Fannin @ 270-210-1429). These members should also notify their section leaders of their corps involvement. Contacting Mr. Fannin and the section leaders ensures them a spot in RB shows. Marching in a drum corps is the only excused absence for Racer Band Camp. No Racer Band members will miss any days of camp to watch DCI Championships.
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