Marching Band Page and Forms

2021 ACR Marching Band Information

 

Next fall’s full marching band camp is August 9 to August 13, 2021.  Please schedule summer plans accordingly because Camp is the time when participants learn marching methods, maneuvering, dance routines and music for the upcoming football season.  The early dates below for staff or members indicated are required in order to prepare for the full week.

BAND CAMP DATES, TIMES AND THINGS TO KNOW:
Aug 2-3: Section Leaders and band Leadership staff will report from 9am until 12 pm. 
Aug 4-6: COLOR GUARD, DRUM LINE, FRONT ENSEMBLE, AND NEW MEMBERS "Rookies" report from 9am-4pm.

THINGS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND DRUM LINE, COLOR GUARD, AND ROOKIE CAMP:
1.    To give the drum line, pit percussion and rookies a head start on the material for the show and to help new members make a smooth transition into the marching band. 
2.    To familiarize new marching band members to the workings of the marching rockets and learn marching basics. 
3.    Other mini-camps (for drum line members only) will be discussed after drum line auditions and are generally more flexible as far as scheduling. 
4.    Please be sure to pack a lunch for each day

Aug. 9-13 MARCHING CAMP "EVERYONE": Beginning at 8:00 am until 4:00 pm 
Aug. 13th PARENT PREVIEW: That evening at 6 pm we will perform the marching show for all interested.
Aug. 17th Regular Practice 3:30-5:30
Aug. 19th Regular Practice 3:30-5:30

REVIEW OF ITEMS NEEDED FOR A SUCCESSFUL BAND CAMP:
1. Refillable water bottle and lunch each day.
2. Flip folder and lyre (available at the Music Center), pencil, and music at every rehearsal.
3. Comfortable and suitable shoes. (You can’t march properly in any kind of sandal)
4. Sunscreen.

RULES FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY BAND CAMP:
1. Be at on time and at all rehearsals.  If you must be late or out, contact Mr. Smith before the fact.  
2. Be ready to work.  Success is due more to perspiration than inspiration.
3. Be courteous to fellow band members.  Treat others the way that you would like to be treated.
4. No vehicles are to be driven to the band practice field unless the director gives permission.
5. There is to be no food or drink allowed in the band room unless otherwise told by the director.  
6. Keep your area clean.  If you see trash, pick it up and properly dispose of it.
7. If an item or instrument is not yours, leave it alone. 

REGULAR PRACTICE ONCE SCHOOL BEGINS:
Monday FRONT ENSEMBLE 3:30-5:00, Sectional 3:30-5:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm EVERYONE
Wednesdays DRUMLINE, DRUM MAJORS, AND GUARD 3:30-5:30pm


GAMES:
Game days are on Fridays. We will attend away games that are in the county and we will attend all home games. We will also attend home play off games, if our football team qualifies. 

Detailed game schedule TBA.

CONTESTS: (all day commitments)
October 2 Forestview High School Jaguar Classic
October 9 AC Reynolds Cedar Cliffs Classic 
October 16 Burns High School Cup

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT: 
The Marching band fee is to cover all of the expenses that go along with the activity.  Even if your student does not attend marching band camp week, the following fees are required.  No student will be denied the opportunity to be in the marching band due to financial circumstances.  You may spread payments out over a longer period of time to help make it more manageable.  Scholarships are available.  Questions should be directed to Mr. Smith.   

All Marching Band Members = $200.00    
Additionally there may be other costs as follows: 
Marching Shoe Fee: $30.00 All students new to marching are required to purchase their own shoes during camp.
School Instrument Loan Fee: $15.00 For entire marching season

You can see there are many levels of commitment to participating in marching band.  Come join us and have fun with the logistics out of the way!  To secure and confirm your spot, complete the digital form and send your $100 deposit payable to A.C. Reynolds Band ASAP.  Send it to the address below or have your student return it to Mr. Love or Mr. Dodson.  
Mr. Sean Smith, Director of Bands
A.C. Reynolds High School
1 Rocket Drive, Asheville, NC 28803.

Thanks so much,
Sean Smith, Director of Bands
richard.smith@bcsemail.org 


PRINTABLE MARCHING BAND CALENDAR AND HANDBOOK:

All ACR Bands Calendar 2021-2022.docx (2).pdf
  
MB HANDBOOK