Band Camp begins next week on
August 4th. Before Camp can begin there is a great deal of
preparation work that needs to be done. Ms Saez, who is the Band
Parent President, also is in charge of the dancers and the color
guard, as well as an assistant to Mr. Goode, the band director,
who is in charge of everything else. Both of them are shown above
getting ready to register new students for the band. They have
set up a display table in the entrance alcove at Cicely Tyson
High School where they can meet with parents and new band
Band Camp begins next week and
will be held at Campus High School for the first week, at STEM
Academy for the second week, and back to Cicely Tyson High School
for the third week. The last week will be held in Camp Green
Lane, Pennsylvania, where the band can put the finishing touches
on all they have learned over the summer, and come back in
September, ready to perform at their first football game of the
season on September 12th at Bayonne High School.
Al-Quadir Marsh will attempt to
capture all the work and excitement in photographs and on videos
so we can follow their progress on this Band Parent web site. Mr.
Goode and Ms Saez have four weeks to get everyone performing as a
unified marching band, no matter whether they are new or
returning, elementary or high school students, accomplished
musicians or beginners.