Band Camp
 

WHAT IS "BAND CAMP"


 
 

Band camp 2020 has been cancelled and is not rescheduled at this time.

Band Camp has been a North HS tradition for 44 years. Students get a head start on their music and drills before school starts. This is also a time when students get to know each other, and as a result, they already have friends on the first day of school.

 

Band Camp 2020 ha sido cancelado y no se ha reprogramado en este momento.

Band Camp ha sido una tradición de North HS durante 44 años. Los estudiantes comienzan con su música y simulacros antes de que comience la escuela. Este es también un momento en que los estudiantes se conocen y, como resultado, ya tienen amigos el primer día de clases.

 
         
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Blue Star Regiment Members

North HS

Our annual band camp sets the Blue Star Regiment up for a successful season. Students attend daily and learn the music and the drill for the competition show and school events. There are 155+ enrolled for the Blue Star Regiment, so your attendance is needed to secure a position.

Attendance at Band Camp is mandatory for students wanting a spot in the Blue Star Regiment performance shows. We will update our band camp as needed to maintain a healthy conditions for our members. News of changes, if any, will be emailed and posted on the news page.

Q: When does my child tryout for the Blue Star Regiment? A: There are no tryouts. Being there on August 3rd means they are in! There will be some adjustments as we learn marching, but everyone gets a spot.


THINGS TO BRING

Members of the Blue Star Regiment often rehearse outside. Be prepared with the following items:

  • A friend! Yes, even if they don't play an instrument - its ok! We have baritones and trombones to pass out
  • Water jug or large water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Running or walking shoes (no flip flops, heals, etc.)
  • Instrument


QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Band Tryouts

Q: When can my child tryout for the Blue Star Regiment? A: There are no tryouts for band. Being there on August 3rd means they're in!

Percussion / Drums

Q: My child wants to be a drummer but didn't come to tryouts. What happens now? A: Upper battery positions (snare and quints) are normally filled by the end of school in May. There are typically a few bass drum spots that students may try for starting the first day of band camp. After those are chosen, the remaining percussion members will be placed in the front ensemble.

Band Camp Attendance

Q: My child can't go to every day of band camp. A: Students are placed into the drill according to their ability to participate. Students that cannot attend camp and other events are assigned to an alternate position, and are added to the show providing they win the challenge for a position. NOTE: Members that do not attend band camp are significantly behind those that do. They need to work hard to catch up!


SCHOOL INSTRUMENTS

Check out for school instruments starts at the first rehearsal, and will also be assigned after lunch on the first day of Band Camp.

Flutes, clarinets, and trumpets usually run out quickly. If there is not an instrument available, students are encouraged to try a new instrument like trombone, baritone or horn. These instruments will be easy to learn after learning a woodwind instrument.  We do not own alto saxophones to check out. Be adventurous and prepared to try something new and exciting!


LUNCH

Lunch takes place on campus.  For safety reasons, students are not allowed to leave campus in the middle of the day to buy food. The parent boosters serve food to those members that purchase a Lunch Card. The lunch menu and the purchase option is located at this link: (posted soon)


AUXILIARY (Color Guard)

Band Camp is for you too! This is where the entire Blue Star Regiment starts to learn our competition show.


PERCUSSION (Drums)


The drum line is being placed in May with the students that have attended the clinics. New percussionists attending Band Camp on the first day will be placed in an appropriate place alongside students who have been attending May and summer rehearsals.

BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
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  7:30a Check in starts
8:00a
4:00p
8:00a
4:00p
8:00a
4:00p
1:00a
9:00p
Performance 8 PM
8:00a
4:00p
 
NOTE: Check in opens on the first day of band camp 7:30 AM. Students must update their contact information during the process.


 

 


HELPFUL LINKS

Charms Calendar

Blue Star Classic Field Tournament

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (BSRIMA)

The BSRIMA is a non-profit corporation tasked with providing support to the students and staff of the Instrumental Music and Auxiliary program. All parents of students in the program are welcome to join our ranks! Visit the parent boosters at this link:

BSRIMA (Parent Boosters)

 

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