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  • July 7, 2017 - The detailed calendar for band camp 2017 has been uploaded to the website. Please click here to download your copy!!!

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July Newsletter

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I would like to welcome eve-ryone to prepare for anoth-er exciting season of “Marching Band!” The dates for this year’s camp have been scheduled and solidified. The Riverside King Band and Color Guard will debut year number thir-teen under the direction of Mr. Charles Gray!

Please be sure to read eve-rything in this newsletter together. You will find a wealth of information in this mailer that applies to you. There are band camp dates, schedules, letters of interest, Booster Club news, and in-formation regarding help that is needed by you! These are just a few of the things that you will find in this newsletter.

Remember, Band and Color Guard camp attendance is essential for the success of our program! All woodwinds, brass, pit, battery, and color guard members should be in attendance the entire 4 weeks of camp!

For those of you new to the idea, “Band Camp” is a time when all corps mem-bers get together to learn how to march, learn their drill, and work on their mu-sic or movement. This is a time that we learn the style of the “King Band” and pre-pare for the competitive season ahead of us. We must have everyone there so that we may achieve our highest standards!!…Band Camp is MANDATORY to help “Guarantee” a spot in the drill for the competitive field show. All members MUST be at camp! During his period, all members will be fitted for uniforms. Also, if you don’t have a ride to camp for the given hours, arrange a ride for yourself ahead of time or set up a car pool…PLAN AHEAD!!!

I will see all of you on the first day of Band Camp, Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. SHARP!

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Welcome!!!

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Welcome to the Riverside Kingsmen! You are about to take a wonderful journey, one that will bring you closer to your children, as well as introduce you to some new best friends. This time will go by so quickly, you may not believe that now, but by the time graduation arrives, you will say, “where did the time go?”

This music program goes far beyond the classroom, the students practice year-round, not just a few months, but all year. During the summer months your child will practice five, and sometimes six days a week, 6 to 8 hours per day. The band members learn to play a musical instrument that actually sounds good to your ears. They’ll learn to march and play, and move around. All in all, you will be very impressed by your child and all of the other students. The color guard mem-bers will learn how to be graceful as they spin, twirl, and toss into the air their flags and rifles. Oh yes, it will amaze you!

You will have the opportunity to meet some really terrific people, who also happen to be parents, some new just like you, and others may have a year or two behind them already. And then there are a few who just decided to stay on and help long after their children graduated.

This is a wonderful program that keeps young people occupied in a positive way, off the streets, and out of trouble. The students learn music, dance and move-ment, but they learn so much more…dedication, responsibility, commitment, and perhaps the most important, they learn to believe in themselves. The Band and Color Guard program works and it’s so good because it willingly involves the whole family. Don’t miss the opportunity to know your child, their friends, and the other parents.

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Fiesta Bowl 2017

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Mr. Gray has announced that the Riverside Kingsmen Band & Color Guard will be attending the Fiesta Bowl National Band Competition in Phoenix, AZ during December 2017. The trip section will be expanded to include information as soon as it becomes available. We look forward to performing both our field show and parade for a new crowd in Phoenix!

A special donations area has been setup to facilitate easy payments for the trip and can be accessed by clicking the button below.

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