Band Camp 2024

July 29 to August 9

8:00am – 4:00pm
VVHS Band Room

Welcome to the Crimson Regiment!
Marching Band & Color Guard

Band Camp is required for all students!

  • Instrument/Equipment
  • Black Binder w/ sheet protectors for music
  • Pencil
  • Sunscreen
  • LARGE, insulated jug of water!
    (Plastic water bottle will not be enough)
  • Food or Money for Lunch

  • White t-shirt
  • Athletic shorts – no jeans pants!
  • Athletic shoes – no sandals or flip-flips
  • Sunglasses and hats are optional, good for sun protection

VVHS Band Camp is a series of mandatory rehearsals two weeks before the first day of school that teaches the basics of marching band, how to march, athletic conditioning, setting drill and coordinates, learning music for competition & football games, and gaining a strong rapport with fellow members in the band. It is a time of bonding, hard work, determination, and fun!

  • Band camp is physically demanding. Be sure you come to camp ready to march and play in summer temperatures. Get a good night sleep and eat a hearty breakfast each day. Taking those two steps will improve your experience greatly.
  • Always plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of camp to prepare yourself to be in place when practice begins.
  • End times are not when students will be available for pick up. End time is when they are expected to end practice. Time will then be required to put equipment away. The earliest that students will be available for pick up is 15 minutes after the end time.
  • Lunch will be from 11:45am-12:45pm. Bring Food, or bring money to purchase food off campus. Parents are welcome to bring food for their student during this time. Do not eat a heavy lunch! Eat a nutritious meal, and stay healthy while you train.
  • Bring a Positive Attitude – the success of this entire ensemble, from students through Staff, will be based on the positive attitude that we bring every day to camp. We all want to have a positive experience, and we all want to reach a great level of success this year. That being said, the attitude that we bring each day will be a direct attribute to the success that we achieve.
  • Expect to work really hard and to feel uncomfortable at times. Keep cool-physically and mentally – Keep hydrated and don’t overheat. Also keep a calm mind. So if you can’t hit the note at first: keep trying , listen graciously to advice, and it WILL eventually come. We are here to help!