In order to survive band camp we must keep ourselves well prepared both mentally and physically. Please consider the following list of items when packing your bags...
- Water jug/Thermos - This is absolutely the most important item. You will be outside and can quickly dehydrate without proper water intake. Please place a label with your name on the outside of your container; although people look different, many water jugs look exactly alike.
- Sunglasses - These help protect your eyes from damage while outdoors
- Sunscreen - You will be outside for several hours per day. You will burn without several applications of sunscreen throughout the day.
- Snacks - You will have several short breaks throughout the day. You will be expending alot of energy during the day so having something to munch on will drastically help. Please see the nutrition section for some good snack ideas.
In addittion to the items above, please make sure you dress in loose-fitting clothing. You should wear a pair of shorts. Lastly, tennis shoes are an absolute must; you will be marching and/or standing for a majority of your time so please make sure they are comfortable.
Please note: No denim shorts are permitted during rehearsals. Denim will trap the heat and only serve to make you uncomfortable. Also, no sandals or flip-flops will be permitted; you can easily hurt yourself marching when wearing these types of shoes.