BAND CAMP SURVIVAL GUIDE!
All Students who will be in the Helix Highlander Marching band,Pipe Band, Orchestra and Color guard must attend to be guaranteed a spot in the 2022 competitive field show.
WE ARE SO GLAD YOU HAVE DECIDED TO JOIN THE PRIDE OF LA MESA AND BECOME PART OF THE ONGOING HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE. THE HELIX INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM HAS A RICH HISTORY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND HAS GRADUATED SOME VERY IMPRESSIVE ALUMNI. WE ARE SO EXCITED AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHERE YOU HELP TAKE THE PROGRAM THIS SEASON!
WHAT IS BAND/GUARD CAMP AND DO I HAVE TO ATTEND?
The Helix Instrumental Music Camp fosters leadership, marching fundamentals, and performance skills in all areas of competitive high school marching band. Participants receive intensive instruction from clinicians on an individual and group basis. The Camp occurs two weeks before school starts and consists of teaching all members the instrumental music program. They will learn how to march/move, play, dance, perform in an outdoor environment and how to become a contributing member of the group. We are very fortunate to have one of the most prestigious instructional staffs to help ensure your students success. Camp is a place to have fun while learning to play/use your instrument/guard work. While you are there to work and learn, it doesn't have to be torture, and can actually be part of the best days of your high school life.
five full days 9am-5pm
five full days of 9am-9pm
Orchestra camp is also new this year - during the week of July 25. Times will be in the morning (9AM-12PM or 1PM). Still trying to lock down the logistics for this!
THINGS YOU’LL NEED
- Your instrument
- A backpack
- Water Jug
- Sunscreen and chap stick
- Hat, sun glasses
- Athletic Tennis type shoes
- Music in a binder with plastic slip-covers to protect them
- Drill sheets
- Proper maintenance and emergency instrument supplies (Slide/Valve Oil, Cork grease, Reeds)
- HEALTHY BREAKFAST
PARENTS MUST REGISTER STUDENTS IN PERSON FOR BAND/GUARD CAMP!
July 16th will be your opportunity to pre-register. Check our website for your specific times.
There is a $75.00 fee for camp. This fee covers instructional staff during the camp. All students will receive individual and group instruction with a top professional on their specific equipment or instrument. Students will be fed one meal a day during week 2 (the am - pm days)
At the end of Camp, july 30th, there will be an Evening performance and BBQ for parents, family and alumni.
This is a really fun event and parents should not miss out. Come see what your student's HARD WORK has accomplished in two weeks.
You do not want to miss camp because the staff cannot hold a spot in the show for you if you are not there during camp. Camp is mandatory to guarantee a member makes the competitive cut, most students who miss camp usually are alternates for the field show.