Marching Band Page and Forms

2019 ACR Marching Band Information

Next fall’s full marching band camp is August 5 to August 9, 2019.  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:

July 29-30: Section Leaders and band Leadership staff will report from 9am until 12 pm.

July 31-Aug. 2: COLOR GUARD, DRUM LINE, FRONT ENSEMBLE, AND NEW MEMBERS "Rookies" to 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.    Please be sure to pack a lunch for each day

 

Aug. 5-9 MARCHING CAMP "EVERYONE": Beginning at 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

Aug. 8th PARENT PREVIEW: That evening at 6 pm we will perform the marching show for all interested.

Aug. 13th Regular Practice 3:30-5:30

Aug. 15th Regular Practice 3:30-5:30

 

REVIEW OF ITEMS NEEDED FOR A SUCCESSFUL BAND CAMP:

1.         Refillable water bottle and lunches each day.

2.         Flip folder and lyre (available at the Music and Arts), 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:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm EVERYONE

Wednesdays DRUMLINE, DRUM MAJORS, AND GUARD 3:30-5:00pm

Monday FRONT ENSEMBLE 3:30-5:00, Optional Sectional time after school

 

GAMES:

8-23 Home East Forsyth

9-6   Away Owen

9-13  Home Erwin

9-20 Away Enka

9-27 Homecoming - North Henderson

10-18  Home Asheville

10-25  Away North Buncombe

11-1 Home (Senior Night) West Henderson

11-8  Away TC Roberson

Possible playoff games: 11-15, 11-24, 11-29, 12-6, 12-13

 

CONTESTS: (all day commitments)

October 5 AC Reynolds Cedar Cliffs Classic

October 12, 19

 

 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.   richard.smith@bcsemail.org

 

All Marching Band Members = $200.00   

Additionally, there may be other costs as follows:

Marching Shoe Fee: $35.00 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
PRINTABLE MARCHING BAND CALENDAR AND HANDBOOK
: MB CALENDAR MB HANDBOOK USE THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR THE AC Reynolds Marching Rockets 2019 ASAP: 

https://bit.ly/2HS3Ee3