PCHS Band Association  -  2017
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Informative for upcoming Band Camp
Para la siguiente información en español, póngase en contacto con
Mariela Lopez a 914-565-4279.

From: Eileen Pellegrini <pell32@msn.com>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 2:50 PM
Subject: **PCHS Marching Band Informative Information
         for upcoming Band Camp**

Dear Parents,

Band Camp is fast approaching.  The following is being sent as a
helpful guideline for new band parents and a gentle reminder for
returning members as to what can be expected in the next few

Band Camp begins on Monday, August 21st and ends on Thursday,
August 31st.  The first week of band camp will be held at Port
Chester Middle School.  The second week will be held at Crawford
Park.  Within the next couple of weeks, band members will learn
their music, drills and band uniforms will be distributed.  Also, our
annual booster drive will be held on Sunday, August 27th.  The
booster drive is mandatory for all band and color guard members.  

Week One
Dates:  Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th
Location:  Port Chester Middle School / Basketball Court
located behind PCMS

Arrival / Start Time:  8:45am / 9:00am
End Time:  3:00pm

What should your student bring to band camp?

Band instrument, drill chart, music and portable music stand or
guard equipment

PLENTY OF WATER and/or Gatorade!!

Multiple water bottles.  You may want to consider freezing a
couple of the water bottles the night before.  Alternatively,
you may want to purchase an insulated water jug (such as a
Coleman or Igloo water jug) which will keep ice water cold all day!

LUNCH - Pack your lunch in a personal size cooler and
include healthy snacks like fresh fruits, veggies, and granola
bars for performance breaks. Beach towel to sit on.

Some money in case the ice cream truck comes by!

Completed Medical Release form(s) that was included in Mr. Vitti's
packet. If you haven’t done so already Band members please hand
into Madeline Rende and color guard members turn into Amanda
Scocchera.  The forms are attached to this email, both forms are to
be completed.

What should your student wear to band camp?

Appropriate summer clothing - temperatures can be very hot
Comfortable sneakers: no flip flops
A hat/baseball cap or bandanna is highly recommended
Sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray
Rain gear:  they do practice in the rain

Uniform Distribution
Thursday, August 24th
Grade:  Seniors and Juniors
Time:  5:15pm
Location:  Port Chester High School

*Separate detailed information email will be sent out shortly
regarding pick up and care instructions of your students issued

Friday, August 25th
Grade:  Sophomores and Freshman (incl. 8th graders)
Time:  5:15pm

Location:  Port Chester High School

*Separate detailed information email will be sent out shortly
regarding pick up and care instructions of your students issued

Sunday, August 27th Booster Drive:
Our second fundraiser of the season is our traditional
Booster Drive. The Booster Drive is a mandatory event for
all band and color guard members.  Students must wear their blue
PCHS Band t-shirts for this fundraiser.  All new band/color guard
members are given a PCHS Band t-shirt.  If you haven’t done so
already, PLEASE email Cristy Heffernan (cristy5280@gmail.com)
your student’s t-shirt size ASAP.  The shirts will be handed out to
new members by the end of the first week of band camp.  
Additional t-shirts are available to purchase for $10 to all.

Sunday, August 27th   Please plan to meet in the front of Port
Chester High School at 9:30am (Tamarack Rd./ parking lot side).
Student groups will be assigned to cover certain streets and
neighborhoods. Parent volunteers are needed (see below). Students
should start making up groups of 4 band members for each parent
driver (5 or 6 members if you have a minivan/SUV). Signup sheets
for groups will be posted on Wednesday, August 23rd

Parent driver volunteers are needed for the Booster Drive.  Please
email Eileen at pell32@msn.com or call at 914-329-1316
if you are interested in being a driver for the Booster Drive.
Week Two
Dates:   Monday, August 28th through Thursday, August 31st
Location: Crawford Park
Arrival / Start Time: 7:15am / 7:30am
End Time: 4:00pm

**Bring and wear the same things suggested for Week 1 of Band
Camp. **

On Thursday, August 31st  band camp is from 7:30am to 8:00pm.
The Band Parent Association will provide a pizza dinner for
all band and color guard members on this day.

The Band Parent Association will hold its first meeting of the
season at 6:00pm on Thursday August 31st in the Crawford Park
Pavilion. All band parents, new and returning, are asked to attend as
important information about the season will be relayed.  Prior to the
meeting, you will have the opportunity to join the Band Parent
Association, sign up for volunteer roles, and purchase band apparel.
We encourage you to bring your checkbook to this meeting.  Leave
time to find parking at Crawford Park.

The best part of this last day of Band Camp occurs around 7:00pm
when the band previews their show for family and friends for the
first time!  It’s amazing what comes together within these two
weeks. It really shows the dedication and talent of our students and
instructors.  Parents, don't miss this exciting evening.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or

**Parent volunteers are always needed, please contact me
if you are interested! **

-Please be sure to like our Facebook Page "Port Chester High
School Band Parent Assoc."

-Visit our website portchesterhighschoolband.org

-Reminder to please turn your Ad Journals into Debbie Scocchera
as soon as possible!

Para la siguiente información en español, póngase en contacto con
Mariela Lopez a 914-565-4279.

Thank you,
Eileen Pellegrini
(914) 329-1316

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