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 I’m thrilled you’ve decided to join us for the 2018-9 school year!

Here is a checklist of items that will help you get ready for next year's band season.

  • Marching Band Students:
    • Mark your calendars for Band Camp August 2-3 and 6-10 from 8 am to 6 pm.
    • Please make sure you play your instrument a few weeks before Band Camp to make sure it is in working condition and to leave time for any necessary repairs.
    • Check your e-mail and the website for the music. Practice the music before you come to Band Camp so that you will be ahead of the game. Contact Ms. Harrison if you are not getting emails from our Charms email system.
    • Come to Band Camp and work hard!!
    • Make sure your parents come to the parent meeting on August 2 at 6pm. They will get a lot of information to get the year started!
  • All students NOT participating in Marching Band (orchestra, jazz band, concert band, and wind ensemble students who are unable to march):
    • Please make sure that you practice your instrument over the summer to be ready for the start of school
  • All Band and Orchestra Families: Being in the instrumental music program at Broughton means that you become members of the BHS Band Boosters. The Boosters are the major support system for all of our instruemtal music programs, including Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Winter Guard. The Boosters provide volunteer and financial support to all of our programs. As your student enters into the instrumental music program at Broughton, we strongly encourage you to become an active member of the Boosters. Please contact president@broughtonband.org if you have any questions.

Here are some items that most experienced band members will tell you make Band Camp much more fun.

  • Wear COMFORTABLE (not stylish) clothes. We will be outside most of the time, and it will be HOT!  Plan accordingly - NO JEANS - they are too hot. You might want to wear a hat, too.
  • You MUST wear sneakers when marching.
  • Bring a water bottle and/or small cooler filled with water to help keep you hydrated throughout the day. If you have a cooler with a flat top, it has the added bonus of providing a handy seat when you're taking a break.
  • Bring lunch and snacks, or money for lunch. You will need to eat during breaks. It is important to have the proper nutrition when we are working so hard - NO SODA PLEASE.
  • Bring SUNSCREEN! We are outside for long periods of time during the sunniest part of the day. You want to have sunscreen on hand to reapply throughout the day and prevent sunburn.
  • Bring your instrument and all necessary accessories (extra reeds, valve oil, etc).
  • Bring your music - if it’s sent to you during the summer
  • Most importantly, bring a positive attitude and a good work ethic.  We will be working very hard, and will have great results to show for it!

Margie Harrison
Band Director
mharrison3@wcpss.net
919-856-7826
 

Needham B. Broughton High School Band
723 St. Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Contact: Margie Harrison, Band Director
Email:
mharrison3@wcpss.net