Land of Band and Color Guard
Band Camp Begins!!
Welcome back to school!
I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as much as I did! I had the pleasure of leading some of our Golden Hawks throughout Europe on the Southern California Ambassadors of Music Tour. We had a great time, performed to great audiences, and saw sights up close that we normally only see on television.
Band camp is upon us and it is time to get ready for the fall season! It is very important that we have a very productive band camp. Most of our competitors will have already completed their band camp and started school before we even start! In order for us to catch up quickly, we need everyone there and working hard!
There are a lot of details here. Please read carefully and…
KNOW WHEN TO BE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE!!!
Please make note of the band camp schedule below.
Color Guard has a different schedule than the rest of the Band.
It is each student’s responsibility to eat, rest, and recuperate during lunch and long breaks. If time permits, students may go home during this time. However, the band room will also be open for students wishing to stay at school.
In addition to this schedule, we have a Booster Meeting, Movie Night, Home Football Game, Pool Party, and the Parent Preview Night. Please continue to read on for that information.
Aug 13 – 17 and August 20 – 24
|All Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion|
|Visual Rehearsal||Lunch||Music Rehearsal|
Band Camp Tips:
Start hydrating yourself NOW! Drink plenty of water.
Bring plenty of water with you.
Wear sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat.
Eat well and get rest at night.
Be on time!
….Did I mention to drink water NOW?
Please be sure to wear the appropriate attire for visual rehearsal:
Athletic type shoes
(NO – Toms, bulky skate shoes, flip flops, etc)
(NO tight jeans or super baggy jeans)
Wear a Hat and Sunglasses
“Booster Meeting” Aug 14
7:30pm – Band Room
All Boosters, Please attend our first Booster Meeting to meet our Board, hear about ways you can get involved, and to ask any questions you may have about the upcoming year.
“Movie Night” Aug 17
We will have our annual “Movie Night” in the Band Room on Friday night, August 17. All members are expected to be in attendance for this fun evening!
Home Football Game
Yes, we have our first home football game at Bradford Stadium!
Call Time at the Band Room: 6p
We will be taking buses to Bradford Stadium.
We will not be in uniform.
“POOL PARTY!” Aug 24
To end our band camp, we will have a pool party at the El Dorado Pool on our last day! Food will be provided by the Boosters at noon, followed by a pool party from 1p-3p.
“Parent Preview Night” Aug 24
(All Parents, Friends and Family – 7p – 8p)
6:45p – Upper Field
We will introduce the 2018 Instructional Staff, Student Leaders,
and showcase what we have been working on during band camp!
We hope that parents, friends, and family will join us on this evening!
Back to School Days!
All Freshmen will attend “Freshmen Orientation” on Monday! Please turn in your Band Registration packets to the band room before your report to the gym. After orientation, you will join the band for the afternoon music block at Band Camp!
Class registration begins next week.
Seniors – Tuesday, Aug. 14
Juniors – Wednesday, Aug. 15
Sophomores – Thursday, Aug. 16
Freshmen – Friday, Aug. 17
All registration days begin at 8:00 am.
Our rehearsal begins at 8:00 am as well.
Here’s what you need to do…
Get to School Early and be the first one in line! Do not worry about “times according to last name”! You will only need to see your counselor if you have an issue with your schedule.
When you are done with registration, report to camp immediately.
I will expect to see everyone in the morning.
Remind 101 is a texting service that we use to share information via text message. Each class/group has their own code so that Samson can contact you regarding the program throughout the year! It’s a very easy process and you can subscribe to more than one class. Please subscribe to all that apply to you.
If you haven’t done so already…
Step 1: Text your “class code” to 81010
Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. However, if you are a returning member, your name will already be in the system! Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
|Class or Section||Class Code|
|Marching Band (all band and CG members)||@eldoband|
|Band Council (student leaders only)||@eldoleader|
|Boosters (parents and family)||@eldoboost|
|NEW!! Band and Color Guard Alumni||@eldoalumni|
Marching Season Registration is tomorrow. If you didn’t receive our original email back in July regarding registration, you can find it here.
THE DISTRICT LIABILITY POLICY REQUIRES THAT EACH STUDENT
RECEIVE A PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL AND COMPLETE ALL FORMS
BEFORE HE OR SHE WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD
ACTIVITIES. THIS POLICY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED THIS YEAR.
STUDENTS WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME ON AUGUST 23RD WITHOUT:
- A completed, signed permission form (the first form in your packet) AND
- A completed, signed and Dr. stamped physical form AND
- A copy of the front and back of the student’s insurance card
In addition to your child’s own physician, physicals may be obtained on a walk-in basis through a number of local medical clinics including:
Minute Clinic (inside the CVS Pharmacy): 18080 Imperial Hwy (cross street Eureka)
$49 – Yorba Linda (714) 961-1054 Hours 8:30 – 7:30 M-F 9:00-5:30 Sat and Sun
MD Medical Clinic: 1300 N. Kraemer Blvd. (cross street Mira Loma)
$65 Anaheim (714) 630-6363 Hours: 7:30-6:00 M-F (Dr. at Lunch 1:30-2:30 M-W)
Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Web Site, www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!
Most Common Missing Items/Mistakes in Registration Paperwork
- Missing copy of insurance card
- Not circling t-shirt size for show shirt on the Uniform Agreement
- Do you want your student to ride on the bus? Then check the “District Bus” box AND the Commercial Charter box on the Parent Permission form. (Jazz Band, Color Guard and Winter Drumline Students should also check the box “Private Auto Driven by Parent”.)
Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program! You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the
El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Colorguard!
ALL STUDENTS WILL BE MEASURED AND FITTED
FOR THEIR JACKET AND BIB PANT UNIFORMS DURING BAND CAMP!!
Measurements will be taken during the following schedule:
August 10 12:00pm Freshman M-z
August 13th 7:00pm Seniors measurement and fitting
August 15th 7:00pm Juniors
August 16th 7:00 pm Sophomores
Fittings will be taken during the following schedule:
August 21st 7:00 pm Sophomores
Augusts 22th 7:pm Freshman
MORE BAND CAMP DETAILS FOR PARENTS
Parent Preview Night
On Friday, August 24 in the evening the parents will get a chance to watch the band and color guard perform while meeting the staff and parents. We are looking for parents that can help donate desserts to serve attendees for the parent preview night. A sign-up genius will be sent in the coming week.
Feeding the Band and Color Guard / Pool Party!!
Five times throughout the marching season, the Food Committee will be feeding all members of the band, color guard, and staff. We are always looking for help and have a lot of fun! Please know that we will be asking all families to help with dessert, water, and other donations, alphabetically by last name during the marching season.
Our first time to feed the nearly 250 members of the band, color guard, and staff will be Friday, August 24, at the Pool Party.
We are asking the following families for dessert donations for the Friday’s Pool Party:
If your Last Name is A-C, please bring two dozen hand-held desserts in a disposable container. (Please no nuts! Shirt boxes make great disposable containers.)
(Non-perishable items can be delivered to the band room throughout the week. Please send perishable items Friday morning with your student to the band room.)
In addition to the dessert donations, we could use your help during the event. Our kids will have worked hard for two weeks; we want to give them a great celebration. Whether you can give your time to help setup, serve, or cleanup and/or are willing to donate additional food or drinks, we would appreciate it. We have about 250 people to serve and a small budget, so any donations are greatly appreciated. Sign up genius link when sent will allow you to sign up to donate items or your time. Thank you in advance for your help in support of our performers and staff.
Thank you for helping us feed your kids!
Jennifer O’Donnell and Crystal Shomph, Food Committee
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN VIP TREATMENTWHILE YOU WATCH THE BAND PERFORM AT HOME FOOTBALL GAMES!
Opportunity tickets are just $20, and winners receive a VIP package worth over $125 consisting of:
- a pair of tickets to every home game
- snack bar coupons for 2
- staged Super Fan Super Seating for 2 in the Bradford Stadium grandstands in the section close to where the Band and Color Guard sit
Tickets will be available for purchase at band camp registration on August 13th and during band camp.
Please click on the link in blue below for more details.
Super Fan Super Seat Opportunity Drawing
Your El Dorado Marching Band and Color Guard Booster Board hopes every single student has an amazing experience at Band Camp this year. It’s already shaping up to be a GREAT SEASON!!
Let’s Go Hawks!