Camp Hill Bands
Practice Schedule

Itinerary for week of 12/15/2014: 

12/17 Wednesday

3:00-4:00pm

Winter Drum Line

12/17 Wednesday

5:30-9:00pm

Holiday Cheer

 

All Holiday Cheer participants should report to the band room at 5:30pm.   Parents, if you can drive for this event, please let me know. I am also in need of a School Van drivers.  Please let me know if you can help with this!

Jazz Band:

Jazz Band rehearsals will be begin when we return from winter break on Tuesdays after school from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. 

Smart Music:

Students have had some questions regarding how I will use SmartMusic as a factor in their grade.  After a student submits an exercise I will listen and give a final grade.  The percentage the computer gives the student is NOT factored into the grade of the assessment.  I always take time to listen to each submission and offer feedback either via Smartmusic or in the students next sectional/lesson.  Instructions to enroll for a free account on Smart Music can be found here

 

Announcements: 

There are only 18 days left to earn credits for this year's band trip through the Giant and Karns gift card program. Please note MJ Casavant is the new contact for this program. She can be reached at giftcard@camphillband.orgYou can also continue to purchase them at Orrstown Bank.

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). We need every parent, whether or not your student participates in jazz band, to be involved! Please plan to attend the first meeting on Wednesday, January 14th at 7 pm in the band room.

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

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 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!

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.  

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