duPont Manual “Crimson Sound” Marching Band
2023 - 2024 Band Camp Dates
__ July 17-20 Pre-Camp @ YPAS 6 - 9 pm
__ July 21 Kickoff Meeting/YPAS Auditorium
6:00 pm (for ALL student members and parents)
__ July 24 – 28 Band Camp Week #1 for ALL MEMBERS Practice Field/YPAS
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Bring your own lunch. Snacks provided by the band boosters).
__ July 31 - Aug. 4 Band Camp Week #2 for ALL MEMBERS Practice Field/YPAS
8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Bring your own lunch. Snacks provided by the band boosters).
__ August 7 Post Camp Rehearsal for ALL MEMBERS Band Practice Field
5 pm – 9 pm
__ August 8 Post Camp Rehearsal & Preview Show/Parent Meeting
Band Practice Field 5 pm – 9 pm (Parent Meeting: 7 pm Preview Show: 8:20 pm)
__ August 9 First Day of School
__August 10 First After School Band Rehearsal
3:00 – 5:30
__August 12 Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) app. 1 pm - 12 am.
__ September 25 (Monday) After School Rehearsal Practice Field
Due to a YPAS Bands Dress Rehearsal on our usual Tuesday rehearsal on September 26.
__ October 9 (Monday) After School Rehearsal Practice Field
Due to the Prism Concert on Thursday, October 12. The band will not rehearse on that day. Color Guard Will.
-- August 26 Car Wash (Location TBA)
(Saturday 8 am to around 1 pm). Work 1 of 2 shifts or both.
__ JCPS FALL BREAK 10/4 - 10/8. (No events scheduled during this time).
Note: All dates listed on this page are mandatory for all band members. Pre-camp and Band Camp is where we learn our entire show production(s), marching style, choreography, etc. Please contact. Mr. Gregory ASAP at email@example.com should you have any conflicts.
AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS:
These are required rehearsals. An unexcused absence from rehearsal will count as a zero. (Please see grading policy). Marching Band is A HALF CREDIT CLASS and students do receive academic grades through the first semester of the year.
Mondays (Sectionals for all Color Color Guard)
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Everyone)
3:00 - 5:30 PM
Fridays (Sectionals for All Winds & Percussion)
Game Day Fridays (Everyone)
2:45 - 4:00 pm, dinner break and report back at 5:15 pm. Depart for stadium at 6:15 pm. We usually return from the stadium around 10 pm with a parent pickup time at YPAS of 10:30 pm.
The after school rehearsal schedule will last from from approximately August 10th through November 9th (if needed). We usually wrap up at the end of October after the State Championships. We sometimes play home playoff games in the first 2 Friday's of November but only if the team has a winning season. At that point, we just pay in the stands as a pep band and do not wear uniforms or perform our competitive show production.