Camp Hill Bands
Practice Schedule

Itinerary for week of 5/31/2015: 

Wednesday 6/3



Thursday 6/4



CHMB Rehearsal

Percussion Report

Friday 6/5


Gabrieli Baccalaureate Performance

     Itinerary provided on 6/3

Saturday 6/6


Graduation report time

Graduation:  Report time for Graduation will be 9:00am.  When you arrive please make your way to the band truck to unpack your cases.  Please be in your seats on the field and ready to play by 9:30am.  Graduation begins at 10:00am.  It should last approximately one hour.   

Band Camp Kick-Off:  This year on Saturday, August 1st the Marching Band will be traveling to the DCI Eastern Classic held in Allentown, PA.  This is not a mandatory event, however, it is an excellent opportunity to see the best of the best in the marching arts.  Please see the attached form.  Forms and fees for the trip will be due by the last day of the June Minicamp, June 13th.   

2015 Marching Band:  The 2015 Marching Band Schedule can be found here.  Please check all dates.  

2015 Marching Band Registration:  Students and Parents please fill out the following corresponding  forms and return to Mr. Palmquist as soon as possible.

 Students please fill out: CHMB Student Registration  

Parents please fill out: CHMB Parent Registration

If you need to request an absence, please fill out a Absence Request Form.  


Micki Kautz has announced her retirement as truck/manager coordinator after 33 years of service.  If you see Micki, be sure to thank her - TOB's will not be the same without her.

Volunteer Clearances:  New legislation was put in place on December 31, 2014. All parents that volunteer must now obtain clearances every 3 years. Please visit the school website  and click on the volunteer tab at the bottom of the left hand margin to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Gayner at  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

2015 Marching Band:  As we begin planning for the next Camp Hill Marching Band season, I wanted to share with you a shift in the summer rehearsals.  The dates are:

Mini-Camp June 11-13th.

Band Camp Saturday August 1st, 3rd-15th

After completion of band camp we will continue evening rehearsals Monday - Thursday from 6 - 9pm until school begins.

Time is up to earn credits for this year's band trip through the Giant and Karns gift card program. Credits earned going forward will be applied towards next year's trip.  Please continue to use Giant and Karns gift cards throughout the year, the boosters receive income from the card sales.  Gift cards can be ordered from Deb Wasileski at giftcard@camphillband.orgYou can also continue to purchase them at Orrstown Bank. 

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 MJ Casvant at giftcards@camphillband.orgIf everyone asks one family member, one friend or neighbor - 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!

Band Director's Contact Information:

Eric Palmquist

Director of Instrumental Music

Camp Hill Middle/High School



Useful Links:

Camp Hill School District


Horn Hospital

The Camp Hill Band Boosters Assn., Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to the Camp Hill Band Boosters are tax deductible.  

Special Thanks to: