Camp Hill Bands
Practice Schedule

Friday, October 24th

Camp Hill Football vs. Trinity

Saturday October 25th

 Rehearsal: Full Band at Siebert Park


Report time to band room and put band pants on.


Full Band Warm-up


Go to home side to watch Trinity



Half time:

Galaxies performance!

3rd qtr

Free- Band will not change on busses at this time. 


Guard, change, Band related wear is mandatory - i.e. band t-shirt, band or SOLID blue sweatshirt, solid dark blue or black warm-up or blue/black/gray sweat pants.  NO JEANS.

4th qtr:

ALL band members back in stands


Change on bus.


Arrival back in Camp Hill.  Put uniforms away in band room

8:30 am

Percussion Report

9:00 am

Full Band Report




October 27 6:00 - 8:45: Full Band Rehearsal

October 28: Camp Hill Halloween Parade (No Rehearsal)

October 29 6:00 - 8:45 Full Band Rehearsal  

Due to new traffic patterns the Camp Hill Marching Band will now use Eisenhower Elementary parking lot for all pickup and drop-offs for students at Seibert Park events. I think it will be a quicker way to get in and out of the park and help save the parking spaces for the community.

Chaperone parking at the football game: 

In the past, parent chaperones were given passes to park next to the band truck.  This is no longer possible with the new stadium. The only band vehicle that will be allowed to park behind the stadium is the band truck.  If you plan on chaperoning for future home games, I would recommend parking at Eisenhower elementary or in the lot by the community pool.  I am sorry for the inconvenience, I truly value the incredible parent support for the band program.  Thank you all for volunteering your evenings to help the band be successful.


Chapters: The band had a very successful weekend at the T.O.B. Chapter 6 Championships.  The Camp Hill Marching Band took second place with a score of 86.65, jumping four points in two weeks.  The kids gave their best performance of the season.  The staff and I were incredibly proud of the effort the kids have put in to the show this year.  Only two weeks until Atlantic Coast Championships!

Fudge Sale:  Instructions and ordering information has been sent home with students. All information is also on the website here. Orders are due to Mr. Palquist by 10/31/2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Gayner at .

Virginia Beach Band trip: This is scheduled for April 9th - 12th. Final information can be found here and on the Forms page.

OCTOBER 20TH - The Chipotle fundraiser has been postponed until November.  A new date will be posted when it become available.

OCTOBER 25TH AND NOVEMBER 1ST - Mini-camps at Seibert 9am-3pm.  Volunteers needed: We would like to provide the students (66) with a snack prior to the start of practice and then again around lunch time.  A combo of some healthy snacks such as apples, bananas and breakfast bars in the morning and cookies in the afternoon. If you are willing to donate snacks, please let Betsy Gayner know.

Fundraising is a lot of work - every organization is trying to raise more money. I believe the band has one of the easiest fundraisers available - the Giant and Karns gift card program - everyone goes grocery  shopping - these gift cards can purchase other gift cards that Giant or Karns sells, such as Amazon, Visa, McDonalds, Barnes and Noble - think holiday gifts - if you buy a $100 gift card, you get $100 at the store but the band makes $5 - you can purchase the cards at Orrstown Bank drive thru or you can email Deb Wasileski at and she will deliver!  If everyone asks one family member, one friend or neighbo - we could earn a lot of money for our band program! It can't get any easier than this when it comes to fundraising. Thank you for your support!

TOB Ticket Sales:

If you purchase a ticket from our boosters we keep 100% of the profit but if you purchase a ticket at the stadium  it will go to the local band.  Please see Betsy Gayner for tickets.

Candy Grams:

Candy grams can be purchased from Rob Bertolette

Both will be for sale Wednesday evening from 7:45-8:45 and the last hour of Saturday's practice

Band Director's Contact Information:

Eric Palmquist

Director of Instrumental Music

Camp Hill Middle/High School



For those of you who have signed up to chaperone, thank you!! 

For those of you that have not, we need you!! Without parents volunteering, there is no way to move the equipment on to the field so the students can perform. It is also an opportunity to meet other band parents, support your student, support the band program and have some fun! Listed below are the openings we still have available. Please contact Betty Blystra or Micki Kautz at as soon as possible to sign up.

 What we need:






Trinity (football)




Middleton (football, Sr recognition night, no Sr parents)



For the latest Chaperone schedule, click here

Useful Links:

Camp Hill School District


Horn Hospital