Camp Hill Bands
Practice Schedule

Itinerary for week of 2/22/2015: 

Tuesday 2/24

3:00-4:30

6:00-9:00

7:00-9:30

HS Jazz Band

Pit Orchestra at PAC

Indoor Guard

Wednesday 2/25

3:00-4:30

6:00-9:00

MS Jazz Band

Pit Orchestra at PAC

Thursday 2/26

6:00-9:00

7:00-9:30

Pit Orchestra at PAC

Indoor Guard

Friday 2/27

6:00-9:00

Pit Orchestra at PAC

Saturday 2/28

8:00am

Pit Orchestra at PAC

Smart Music:

Assignment for the Holst First Suite in E-Flat today as well as scales are due on February 27th.  Do not put this off till the end.

Announcements: 

Color Guard fundraiser:  On February 26th, the Color Guard will be having a fundraiser at Friendly's.  20% of your check will be donated to the Color Guard by Friendly's.  You must present this coupon to your server prior to ordering for the Color Guard to receive the donation.

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 pres@camphillband.org.

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  www.camphillsd.k12.pa.us  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 pres@camphillband.org.  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

email:  EPalmquist@camphillsd.k12.pa.us

website:  http://www.camphillsd.k12.pa.us/webpages/epalmquist/ 

Useful Links:

Camp Hill School District

NJA TOB

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: