Each Marching Pioneers season begins with our annual pre-season camp. The purpose of the camp is to teach musical and visual technique, as well as the field show, parade and concert material for the upcoming season. The camp lasts one week, ending just before Labor Day weekend and is required of all marching members of the band.

Details

Uniform checkout will occur during camp. Times will be announced. Your membership dues will be $100.00. In addition to member dues, the cost of one week of meals will be added to your meal plan(for all who need meals provided for camp) and your housing contract (for those who are staying in the dorms).

Show up on time for all practices and bring music, instruments, drill charts, sunblock, comfortable clothes and water to all practices.

Schedule

Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the director.

Thursday, August 19

3:30 p.m. Color Guard and Percussion members report to Doudna Hall
4 p.m. Color Guard and Percussion members check into your residence hall rooms
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Meet in the Center for the Fine Arts Instrumental Rehearsal Hall (Rm 109); Drum Line and Guard: Rehearsal (drum line placement; guard rehearsal)

Friday, August 20

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast
9-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal (drumline and guard only)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4:30 p.m. Rehearsal (drumline and guard only)
3:30-4 p.m. Woodwinds and Brass report to Doudna Hall
4-5 p.m. Woodwinds and Brass check into your dorm rooms
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7-9 p.m. First Full Band Meeting in the CFA. Bring your instruments.

Saturday, August 21

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-10:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Brunch
12-3 p.m. Rehearsal 
3-5 p.m. Time on your own
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal

Sunday, August 22

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-10:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Brunch
12-3 p.m. Rehearsal 
3-5 p.m. Time on your own
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal

Monday, August 23

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4 p.m. Rehearsal 
4-5:30 p.m. Time on your own
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 24

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4 p.m. Rehearsal 
4-5:30 p.m. Time on your own
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal

Wednesday, August 25

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4 p.m. Rehearsal 
4-5:30 p.m. Time on your own
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal

Thursday, August 26

8:15-9 a.m. Breakfast (practice field)
9-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4 p.m. Rehearsal 
4-5:30 p.m. Time on your own
5:30-7 p.m. Annual cookout
6:30-9 p.m. Rehearsal
END OF CAMP

Wednesday, September 1

Classes begin
Regular rehearsals begin (Mon, Wed, Fri from 3:15-4:45 p.m)