Jag Band Update 6/30/33

Hey folks!
I finally have access to my MISD account – please use this email for all future communications! Here’s just a mini update to send us into July!
Band app
Many of you have already signed up for the Band App – if you have not yet, all major communications will be happening through that app so we can keep your email inboxes clear, and all of your band stuff is all in one place. See my previous email from summitjagband@gmail.com for details on that
Remind app
Same thing here – if you haven’t signed up already, please do so! Details in the previous email
Attached to this email are the UIL physical forms. A physical must be completed each year in order to participate in marching band. Please complete this form at your earliest convenience and turn it in on your first day of camp.
The calendar is getting worked on daily as I receive new information, but I just wanted to let you all know that the calendar is now on the home page of the website at www.summitband.com – I’ll also do my best to put the details of the event in the calendar so you can click on the specific event it and see the details.
Percussion mini-camp (new this year)
We have a new director, so I felt that it would be a good idea to get the percussionists in the room a few days before everyone else just so they can meet Mr. Solis and get to work a little bit early. That camp will be July 20, 21, and 22 from 8:00-11:30 (battery) and 12:30-4:00 (front ensemble). Looking forward to seeing you all there and working with the very talented Mr. Solis.
Guard mini-camp (new this year)
The guard used to have a camp in years past, and Ms. Sorensen and I thought it would be great to bring this camp back just to get a head start for the competitive year. The colorguard camp will be July 20, 21, and 22 from 10:00-4:00.
Leadership camp
I am really excited about working with the leaders! This camp will take place July 20, 21, and 22 from 8:00-4:00 with a lunch break from 11:30-12:30. Leaders, be prepared to take notes (bring pencil/paper, a tablet, or your phone), do some work around the band hall, do some marching fundamentals and teaching (wear marching clothes), and some team building exercises.
Full Band Camp
Just a reminder that ALL MEMBERS of the Summit Jaguar Band are required to attend band camp starting on July 25th from 8:00-4:00. Camp runs July 25th-29th, we’ll have an optional social on the 30th (details to come), and then August 1st-5th, with Registration Day on Saturday 6th (required for all members to attend, and fees are due this day, details to come on that). And then the schedule changes slightly the week of the 8th, see the calendar for details on that!
Our First Fundraiser
I’m getting more details on this – but long story short, please collect 20 good emails and/or phone numbers so we can complete our first fundraiser effectively. Be sure that these emails/phone numbers are on people who would be in a place to donate money to the Summit Band Program – so students, don’t put your classmates email/phone number please!
So many more details to come soon. Talk soon!
Go Jags!
Travis Whaley
Director of Bands
Mansfield Summit High School
1071 Turner Warnell Rd
Arlington, TX 76001
682-341-0972 (office)