The Marching Blue Devils provides a means for uniting ALL members of the Warren Band Program from the 9th through 12th Grades. The primary focus of the Marching Blue Devils is to perform and entertain at football games, parades, and our Fill-the-Drum Showcase of Bands in September.
MARCHING BLUE DEVILS BAND CAMP 2018
Our annual summer band camp will take place July 30 through August 3 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm each day) at the O’Plaine Road campus. We will be learning our 2018 marching band halftime production for the season. Students will be placed in a particular drill spot and receive high quality instruction by an experienced staff. We are very excited about our upcoming marching band program. Please clear your calendar for this critical week & submit registration ONLINE no later than May 31 in order for us to begin drill design and start preparations for camp. It takes many hours to design and plot a halftime show for 300+ members. To ensure accurate drill spot placement, organized staff, and the availability of necessary supplies and equipment, we need everyone’s commitment.
The online registration will allow you to pay using a credit card or online bank account. Instructions for online registration are included in this packet. If you prefer to pay by paper check or cash you must complete the ONLINE registration form FIRST and then pay IN PERSON at the Warren Business Office.
This year’s band camp fee for non-competition members is $125.
This year’s band camp fee for COMPETITION members is $150.
This season, we will again offer an additional, separate competition marching band that is comprised of members of the two Symphonic Bands, along with some Juniors and Seniors from the Almond Concert Band who have an interest in participating. This group, called the Blue Devil Competition Band, will prepare an expanded show, based on the halftime show presented by the Marching Blue Devils, and will practice each day 8th period at the Almond campus, on Wednesday nights in the fall and attend 4 contests.
ALL MEMBERS OF ALL CONCERT BANDS AND SYMPHONIC BANDS ARE COMBINED TO LEARN A HALFTIME SHOW AT BAND CAMP. This show will be performed at all home football games and the Fill-the-Drum Showcase. The halftime show will include a portion of the competition routine followed by a pop/rock song. All band members will also perform together at the Gurnee Days parade and the Homecoming parade.
Marching Band Camp 2018 – registration and payment
Please complete the following at your earliest convenience so that we can get all the students registered as quickly as possible and move forward with drill design and instrumentation.
- Register for summer band camp (see registration information) – you must register ONLINE.
- Your email address from registration will be added to our Band Booster mailing list (parents/guardians).
- Note the attached calendar for band camp dates, parade dates, games dates, and Fill-the-Drum date for ALL band students, as well as competition band rehearsal dates and competition dates for the competitive band students.
- Visit the Warren Events calendar. Select all “Band” groups for notifications of event scheduling & changes.
BAND CAMP DAILY SCHEDULE
Be on the field, ready to rehearse by 9:00 am.
Lunch break will be from 12:30 to 1:45 each day.
Bring a lunch cooler or make plans to go out.
Dismissal at 5:00pm.
Learn and improve basic marching and movement skills
Learn and memorize spot in the halftime drill
Learn and memorize show music
Learn and memorize parade music and routine
Learn and memorize school song
Learn pop songs for games
THINGS NEEDED FOR BAND CAMP
Hat & sunglasses
Gym shoes (NO SANDALS)
Sunscreen (skin & lips)
Guard choreography memorized
Cooler / Drinks
Lunch or $$$ (transportation for lunch is not provided)
Thank you for your support of the award-winning Marching Blue Devils!
Mr. Jenkins – Director
Mr. Gros – Asst. Director
Mr. Tribley – Asst. Director
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT UNIFORM FITTINGS
SAVE THE DATES!
Tuesday, July 31 – RETURNING MEMBERS
Wednesday, August 1 – NEW STUDENTS
5:00pm-7:30pm, O’Plaine Gymnasium
**if you have a conflict you may go the opposite night**
Below are the costs associated with the uniform fitting date.
Please bring cash, check, or credit card to the fitting (credit cards will be charged a service fee)
Marching T-shirts, shorts, gloves and shoes will be available to purchase. These are required items for every band student unless noted below. If you are a returning student and you already have any of these items, please be sure to locate them and check their condition BEFORE coming to the uniform fitting so that you will be ready to purchase replacements if necessary:
$10 for the Warren Band T-shirt.
$10 for the Warren Band shorts.
$3 for black socks (guard does not need this).
$3 for white gloves (percussion and guard do not need these).
$25 for the required marching shoe (guard will purchase different footwear).
$15 for marching band uniform cleaning fee.
Please bring one check for all the items that pertain to you. Credit cards are accepted.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase a $10.00 family membership to the Warren Band Boosters. You’ll receive a car window sticker, be added to our mailing list, and have voting privileges in the booster meetings. More importantly your membership fee goes directly to support the band program.
The Warren Band t-shirt and shorts are required for all students to be worn at the Gurnee Days Parade performance and then will be worn under your marching uniform at all marching season events.
Warren Band Boosters – Uniform Committee