Perry Band Booster General Info

Who are we?

We are a non profit 501 (3)(c) whose goals are to assist in the procurement and maintenance of uniforms, instruments, awards, band camps, and any other activities, which contribute to the instrumental music education program of the Perry Local Schools. 

How do I become a member?

As a parent of a band member you already are! Membership is open to all parents or guardians of instrumental band members, drill team members and to any other individuals interested in the aims and purposes of this organization.

Are there meetings?

Yes!  The first Wednesday of the month in the band room.  Come in the door where you drop your child off, someone will be there to show you the band room if you have never been.

Should I attend meetings?

Yes! We are always looking for new ideas for fundraising, help with activities, board membership etc.

Do I need to come every month?

Everyone's lives are busy, we appreciate any meeting you can attend.  If you can make them all even better

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Marching Band General FAQ
 

Do I need to attend band camp? Why is it so many hours? What do we do?

In order to be ready for our first football game performance (the first Friday of the second week of school), we need to learn our music, the drill formations for the shows, and how to march correctly. 

 

This is our focus during band camp.  All registered students must participate in band camp.

What do I need for band camp?

Please see the Band Camp FAQs that detail everything you need to know about camp.

Where do I get the music?

We provide all music to you the first day of band camp.

Where do I get my uniform? What is it?

We have two uniforms: summer and winter. 

 

The summer uniform is the white band polo shirt, red wind pants, black socks, and black band shoes.  These parts can be ordered on the “Band Camp Fees” form. 

 

The winter uniform is a marching band uniform jacket and uniform pants (provided by the school), gloves and spats, black socks, and black band shoes (the same as summer band shoes). 

 

Students will be sized for the winter uniform and band shoes during band camp.  We make sure you have what you need before you step onto the field to perform.

If I am a band parent, can I help out in some way?

We definitely need parents to help out with lunch time and with snacks at the concession stand during camp week. 

 

If you would be willing to volunteer an hour or two, it would be a huge help! 

Please indicate your interest on the “Band Camp Fees” form or email perryband2012@gmail.com.

 

Also, please visit our Volunteering Page.

I am not available for band camp, can I help during the season?

We need volunteers to serve as away game chaperones and to help with home concession stands! 

 

We will have a sign-up sheet at the “Parent Preview Performance” on July 23rd.

What’s with all of these forms I have to fill out?

It is critical that we have all the information necessary to keep every student who participates safe and to make sure they have what they need to participate successfully. 

 

The Emergency Medical Authorization only needs to be filled out once and given to Mr. Hruska. 

 

Each student must have a current physical to participate in band because marching band is such a physical activity.  Physicals are good for an entire school year. 

 

Please ask if you have questions about any of the enclosed forms.

This is costing a lot of money? What if I cannot afford this?

There are resources through the county for free and reduced health care if you do not have the means to go through a regular doctor’s office. 

 

It is important to us that every student who wants to participate can, and we will help out however we can to make this happen.

What if I have other questions that have not been answered?

Feel free to contact other band parents and students who have been with the group.  

Where do I pick up my student after an away football game?

You can either park in the parking lot across from the band room, or if there is room in the high school bus loop, pull into the loop and sit on the LEFT side of the incoming portion of the loop. The buses will pull up and drop off students on the RIGHT side of the incoming portion of the loop (just outside the doors that lead down the hall to the band room.)

What if I want to Drive My Child Home from An Away Football Game?

If you wish to transport your son or daughter to or from away football games, we must have a Transportation Release Form filled out and turned in two days in advance. 

 

  • Please note – students cannot drive themselves! 

  • Parents may not transport band students other than their own children. 

  • Students must check out with the directors before leaving and may not leave until after the game has finished.

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Band Camp FAQ - Band

Where is camp held?

All camp sessions will be held at the school. (band room and football stadium).

What about lunch?

A lunch break will take place between 12 noon and 1:00 pm each day.

 

Lunch will be provided each day by our Band Boosters. All students will remain at the school during lunch.

What should I bring?

You will need the following items for camp:

  • Sun block!!!!!!!!!

  • Plenty of water! (bring a small cooler or 2 liter bottle)
    NO POP except for possibly your lunch!!!!!!!!

  • Gym-type shoes (low-top is better) and socks
    NO THONG SHOES OR SANDALS PERMITTED!

  • Insect repellent (may or may not be necessary)

  • Your instrument (if you don’t use a school instrument) in good playing

  • condition

  • Your own working lyre and flip folder (these need to be purchased if

  • you don’t have last year’s)

  • A full stomach – please eat breakfast!!!

  • An open mind and a positive attitude

What will we be doing?

Rehearsing music, learning basic marching band commands, and learning the drill formations for our first two halftime performances.

Will we be outside the whole time?

No.

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What else do I need to know?

ALL rules outlined in the Perry HS Student Handbook and School Code of Conduct apply at camp.

 

This includes dress code.

 

  • You are expected to be ON TIME to all rehearsals.

  • It is very important that you dress for the weather. If it drizzles we will probably remain outside. If there is a downpour or thunderstorm we will rehearse inside the building.

  • Conflicts with other fall sports will be handled on an individual basis. Steps have already been taken to work through most conflicts with the coaches.

  • If you have a particular health issue that may affect you at camp, please let one of the directors know at the beginning of camp. Marching band is a PHYSICAL activity. Students should expect to receive plenty of exercise during band camp!

  • You are responsible for your own well being at camp. During camp week, all students need to make it a TOP PRIORITY to get plenty of rest at night, eat a good breakfast in the morning, drink plenty of water, and use sun block frequently. If you follow these suggestions, you will be ready to have a wonderful and FUN experience at band camp!

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Band Camp FAQ
Drill Team / Majorettes

Where is camp held?

All camp sessions will be held at the school. (band room and football stadium).

What about lunch?

A lunch break will take place between 12 noon and 1:00 pm each day.

 

Lunch will be provided each day by our Band Boosters.

All students will remain at the school during lunch.

What should I bring?

You will need the following items for camp:

  • Sun block!!!!!!!!!

  • Plenty of water! (bring a small cooler or 2 liter bottle)
    NO POP except for possibly your lunch!!!!!!!!

  • Gym-type shoes (low-top is better) and socks
    NO THONG SHOES OR SANDALS PERMITTED!

  • Insect repellent (may or may not be necessary)

  • An open mind and a positive attitude

Will we be outside the whole time?

No.

We will spend part of our time outside and part of our time rehearsing inside.

What else do I need to know?

 

  • ALL rules outlined in the Perry HS Student Handbook and School Code of Conduct apply at camp.  This includes dress code.

  • NO BARE FEET inside, on the asphalt or football field (safety issue)

  • You are expected to be ON TIME to all rehearsals. 

  • It is very important that you dress for the weather.  If it drizzles we will probably remain outside.  If there is a downpour or thunderstorm we will rehearse inside the building.

  • Conflicts with other fall sports will be handled on an individual basis.  Steps have already been taken to work through most conflicts with the coaches.

  • If you have a particular health issue that may affect you at camp, please let one of the directors know at the beginning of camp.  Marching band is a PHYSICAL activity.  Students should expect to receive plenty of exercise during band camp!

  • You are responsible for your own well being at camp.  During camp week, all students need to make it a TOP PRIORITY to get plenty of rest at night, eat a good breakfast in the morning, drink plenty of water, and use sun block frequently.  If you follow these suggestions, you will be ready to have a wonderful and FUN experience at camp!

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