The Bishop Amat Blue Lancers will be having three pre-camp clinics from Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Band Camp will be Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, and Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Both the pre-camp clinics and band camp are MANDATORY for all members of the Bishop Amat Blue Lancers! Please fill out the registration form below by Monday June 25th. Please submit your all payment to the main office by Friday, July 20th and turn in a copy of your receipt to Mr. Pulido.
Band Camp & Pre-Camp Clinic -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Our three pre-camps clinics begin this Wednesday, July 19th at 4:30 PM in the PAB. As we prepare to begin our new band season it is important that you review the following information:
- If you did not submit any of the required paperwork (Agreement form, medical forms, etc...), please show up early so that you have time to fill them out.
- Water is crucial, so please make sure you bring enough to get through the entire day!
What to bring to Band Camp and Clinics
- Water - either a 1 gallon insulated bottle or jug, and /or a camel back style bladder to wear.
Hydration is crucial to your success.
- Don't count on us having water for you and make sure to take water out to the field or asphalt.
- Sunscreen - you will be in the sun and may get burned and that is never any fun.
- Hat - baseball style or any large brimmed hat to protect your face. Add a bandanna for the back of your neck.
- Food - no soda - don't even bring it!
- Snacks - fruit or veggies, no sugar. Have water with snacks.
PE attire will be provided on the first day of Band Camp. However, during our three pre-camp clinics, it is important that you dress as comfortably as possible. Please see below for the following guidelines.
- Wear shorts. Athletic basketball style or gym shorts are good. Shorts must reach to your knees. Clothing should be loose and comfortable. NO jeans! Remember, you will be working outside in the heat. Denim is hot, uncomfortable, and restricts your movement, so it's best to avoid it altogether.
- T-shirts or woven shirt, tucked in. Wear light colored clothing. Black absorbs heat.
- Running or athletic shoes. No Vans, no slip ons, no sandals, no exceptions. You will be running to build endurance and marching on the asphalt.
- Good socks are important, wool blend or synthetic will keep your feet dry and comfortable. Cotton socks hold sweat and can cause blisters.
You will be burning a lot of calories over the next several months--Especially during Band Camp! Therefore, proper nutrition (and hydration) is crucial. Lunch and Dinner are not provided during Band Camp. Please bring good, nutritious meals and snacks. Parents may stop by during our lunch and dinner breaks to bring something. Good nutrition will make a difference. See below for nutrition guidelines
- Snacks - Fruits or veggies, string cheese, nuts or trail mix, no sugar. Have water with snacks and bring enough to last throughout the day.
- Lunch & Dinner - no sugar, think good nutrition, protein (meat) veggies and fruit, peanut butter sandwiches work as well, don't be hungry. You will need calories to replace what you burn and try to avoid junk food and drink water with these meals.
- Consider fruit and vegetables, healthy cereal, peanut butter, pasta salad, turkey sandwich (protein), string cheese, salad with light dressing.
- Avoid cereal with sugar, no pizza, no fast food, try to avoid fried foods. Plan ahead for the 2 weeks and create a menu that you can put together and bring in a cooler with blue ice. Get a cooler large enough for the whole day's worth of food.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day, of course, and, avoid sports drinks (i.e. Gatorade). Although they may taste great, sports drinks contain high amounts of sugar and sodium.
- Fill your water bottle with ice and water, you may need to bring extra water in your cooler. A frozen bottle of water in the cooler will help keep your food cold.
- There is a NO soda mandate in the PAB. It's too much sugar for the heat and could make you sick, it has no nutritional value, empty calories, and it gunks up your wind instruments. This mandate applies all year round!!!
- Hydration begins the day before Band Camp starts and continues every day during camp and every night when you get home.
- There is nothing worse than not having enough water in your system except having a poor breakfast.
- You are expected to have a good, filling breakfast before you come to camp. Try to make it nutritious with healthy cereal and fruit. You will need the calories to get you through the morning. Eat a banana to boost your potassium intake. Drink water on the ride to camp.
- Do not come to band camp hungry.
- Have we mentioned water?
Be On Time:
- Come to camp every day and be on time. Be ready to work. That's how a Championship band behaves.
- On time means at least 15-20 minutes before we begin to chat with friends, get your instruments out, and for you to get warmed up.