Band Camp, Week 1 (July 18-22)


1:00-9:30 Monday-Friday

Please refer to the email sent through Charms on July 11 by Mr. Carr.

On Monday, students are to meet in the gym at 1:00.

Tuesday-Friday, Students are to be ready to start rehearsal at 1pm. Be sure to arrive with time to place your belongings, have your instrument/flag/weapons unpacked and ready, and be in the correct location with your section to begin at 1pm.

Students are released at 9:30pm but understand at 9:30 they have to put instruments away and take care of any other necessary cleanup. Please communicate with your child on their approximate time for pickup as it may not be 9:30 on the dot.


  • Water bottle – We will have refill stations set-up throughout the day, but students need their own bottle. We suggest a 64oz and label it with your name.
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes – they will be on their feet the majority of the day.
  • Hat/Visor and Sunglasses are recommended.
  • Instrument, music, flip folder, coordinates
    • as applicable to your section
  • Rain gear – watch the weather for need
  • Whatever YOU need to be comfortable and get you through the heat and the day.


Canned good items for Reach Out Lakota are being collected.


Dinner break occurs at 5:00 every day. Although they have an hour to relax, socialize, etc., they are NOT permitted to leave the premises.

Dinner can be dropped off or brought with them. If dropped off, coordinate with your child for drop off location/pickup. The easiest for all will be for them to run out to get from your vehicle vs. you trying to find them in the building.

Dinner time safety concern: If you plan to drop-off dinner, please PARK your vehicle and let your child know where you are.  Any marked parking space, or the unmarked aisle of parking in the middle area of the parking lot is OK. Waiting in line or trying to squeeze into a temporary space close to the building entry doors and the band trucks creates a very dangerous situation for our students. With a high volume of vehicles in a short window of time, there is not enough space for safe vehicle turn around and so many pedestrians in the small portion of the lot closest to the building.

Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe!

What to do if..

Always have your child reach out to their section leader first. If they’re sick and can’t make it, if they have any questions, if they’re unsure about anything. Section leaders are their best resource for information.

Phones are not permitted during practices. If an emergency should occur, please contact camp coordinator Jen Best @ 814-969-1379. The director(s) will be notified immediately who will have the student contact you. The same chain of contact should be used in-person, at the field.

All rehearsals will take place as scheduled. In case of inclement weather, accommodations have been made for indoor rehearsal space.

Always check the website and calendar for the most up to date information. Subscribing to Remind Text is also a good idea (Text the message @LWMB2022 to 81010).


If you are interested in joining us as volunteers, please signup using THIS LINK. It’s a great way to get a sneak peek and have an opportunity to see what is happening behind the scenes.

Pit Crew will begin building props as well. Please email if you have an interest in building props, assisting with set-up and/or moving props and instruments at football games or performances.

Spirit Wear Pickup

Spirit wear, Window clings, and car magnet orders from the May sale will be available for pickup during band camp on Tuesday, July 19th from 5-6pm and 9-9:30pm. Look for pickup area near the band room entrance at the freshman building. Students are welcome to pick up orders.

Missed ordering in May? Store will open again in early August.

We’re looking forward to another great year of Band Camp. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Also, make sure to mark your calendars for August 12th at 6pm. The band will be showcasing the new show at a community performance beginning with a pizza party courtesy of The Upbeat Club. See calendar for more details.; or