Camp Hill Bands
Practice Schedule

Itinerary for week of 3/29/2015: 

Monday 3/30



Tuesday 3/31



HS Jazz Band

Indoor Guard

Wednesday 4/1


MS Jazz Band

Thursday 4/8


Indoor Guard

Please note: If a band member wants to apply to hold a leadership position in the 2015 there is a leadership clinic  that will be held on Monday, March 30th.  Attendance is highly recommended. 


Band Tour Parents Meeting: There will be a parent meeting on April 8th at 7:00pm regarding the band tour to Virginia Beach.  Please bring all packed luggage to this meeting, we will keep it overnight so you don't have to lug bags before school on Thursday.  I will go over the final itinerary and answer any questions you may have about the trip. 


Band Tour Medical Form and Packing List can be found on the Forms Page, the itinerary can be found here

Keep working hard this week as we prepare music for the upcoming Jazz Festival and  adjudication in Virginia!


Driven to Give Fundraiser:  On Monday, April 6th from 10 am to 4 pm, we will be holding the "Drive For Your School" fundraiser. Sign up using signupgenius for this event.  PLEASE let your friends and family know about this event! We have the opportunity to earn $6000.00!! In order to do so, we must have 300 drivers.  No money out of your pockets, nothing to buy or sell...simply show up, fill out some information, test drive a new car and be done in 15 to 20 minutes. Remember, it is only one driver per household.  Our goal is to earn the entire amount this year!

We are still in need of volunteers for the event as well! Students can earn service hours. Available times for students are 9-12, 12-2 and 2-4. Please have them email their availability to as soon as possible. As for adult volunteers, I just need one adult from 2-4. We will have a bake sale as well, so any donation of baked goods would be greatly appreciated.

Jazz Fest:  On April 17th and 18th,  we will once again host our traditional Jazz Festival. This is a two night festival highlighting Middle School and High School jazz bands from the surrounding school districts. This is the band boosters biggest fundraiser of the year. Think of it as our TOB (Tournament of Band).

Sponsors: If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please please complete this form for patron sponsors or this form for business sponsors.  Forms can be returned via email to  April 1 is the last date ad's will be accepted

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.

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

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.  Please note Deb Wasileski has resumed her role as the contact person for this program.  She can be reached at giftcard@camphillband.orgYou can also continue to purchase them at Orrstown Bank.  Thanks to MJ Casavant for stepping in to assist.

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.  

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