Summer Band Info

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A clinic and tryouts for the 2019-20 Albemarle Patriot Color Guard will be on the day of Marching Band Kick-off on June 8that 9am at Albemarle High School in the band room.  All interested students should arrive wearing comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Guard and dance fundamentals will be taught. 

Marching Band Kick Off!!!

There will be a Marching Band Kick off for allMarching Band Members, including rising 9thgraders from 9am – 12noon on Saturday June 8th. Music will be distributed and read, some marching fundamentals will be worked on, and bagels will be devoured!

Marching Band Music Rehearsals

There will be music rehearsals for marching band show music on the following dates:

Thursday July 11th from 5-8pm

Saturday July 20th from 9am-noon

Marching Band Camp!!

     Marching Band Camp for the fall of 2019 will begin Monday, August 5th at 1pm. Sessions will run Monday thru Friday all week and the following week from 1pm – 10pm. We will have rehearsal on August 19 and 20 as well from 6pm-9pm.AllMarchers are required to attendallsessions. This is the time we put the show together – it is our first step toward gaining Virginia Honor Band status.

Percussion Mini Camps!!

     Our Drum line and Pit will meet during these times during the summer.  All Drummers and pit percussionists (yes mallet players!) should plan to attend!! 

Mondays – June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 –    All rehearsals go from 7-9pm.

Jazz Band Rehearsals!!

     Jazz Band rehearsals will take place on the following dates. If you are in this amazing ensemble, plan to be at these rehearsals unless you are out of town. These are part rehearsal, but more than that, they are chances to do some playing and maintaining momentum for next year when we attempt to top our fabulous performances from this past year.  

Mondays – June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 – All rehearsals go from 5-7pm.

Rookie Marching Camps!!

     We will be conducting marching clinics at these times. All first-year marchers should attend!! Veteran marchers may also attend and are very welcome!

Mondays – June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 –    All rehearsals go from 7-9pm.

Guard Rehearsals!!

     Our Color Guard will meet during these times during the summer. All Guard members should plan to attend!!  We will work on exercises, cadences, and show music. Dates for these rehearsals are:

Mondays – June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 –    All rehearsals go from 5-7 pm.

Albemarle County Jazz Camp

     Albemarle County Jazz Camp is a fantastic way to improve your playing and have a great time.  Camp dates are July 8-12 from 

9-12noon at Albemarle HS.  Run by Andrew LaPrade, Bobby Gregg, and Joel Hartshorn., the camp also features stellar guest clinicians and guest performers. Registration is through ACPS.