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Welcome to ACHS War Eagle Band

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Welcome back veterans!  Welcome new parents and students!

2015 Football Program

The 2015 Football Program Ad Fundraiser is well underway – if you haven’t already availed yourself of the easiest and MOST PROFITABLE fundraiser of the year, now is the time to do so! The forms and other information is available here.

ACHS 2015-2015 Band Camp

Welcome all!  Here are some dates and expectations:

VIPS 

What is VIPS?  VIPS is the system parents must to sign up for before they can volunteer.  We need volunteers for our first game, so please keep an eye open for notification for when VIPS will be available to sign on. Mr. Bowman will send that out soon.

Sectionals

Students will be asked by section leaders to attend sectionals. Sectionals during the summer are often not school supervised,
so attendance is at parent discretion. Once school begins, section leaders will host mandatory sectionals up to
twice a month at Atlantic High School.

Percussion & Guard Camp

  • June 16th, 17th, & 18th. Guard members 8am-12pm. Percussion members 8am-3pm.

Marching Band Camp

  • July 27th 9am-5pm: Leadership & Color Guard only
  • July 28th 8am-5pm: All new members, Leadership, & Color Guard
  • July 29th, 30th, & 31st 8am-5pm: Band Camp for all members
  • August 3rd – 7th 8am-5pm: Band Camp for all members
  • August 7th will be our friends and family show 5-7pm. All friends and family are invited to attend this performance
    with dinner to follow!

What to expect after band camp (during school year)

  • Rehearsals– Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:00pm. Starting the first week of school, and ending at the last football game.
  • Football Games – Call times will vary from 4-5pm. Games typically end 9:30-10pm.
  • Competitions and Festivals – Times and hours vary, and are subject to changes upon arrival at the event. Plan these events as
    all-day events, with call times on Saturday mornings.
  • Other Events – These include 2-3 pep rallies, 2-3 parades, and a small amount of in-school performances throughout the
    school year. Some will require a special rehearsal to prepare.

2015 ACHS Marching Band Dates– Events with a ‘?’ may change. Updates will be sent out as soon as these events are finalized.

  • 8/21 Pahokee – Kickoff Home 7pm
  • 8/28 Wellington Home 7pm
  • 9/4 West Boca Away 7pm
  • 9/18 Glades Central Home 7pm
  • 9/25 Park Vista Home 7pm
  • 9/26? Boca Cavalcade Competition? Boca Raton HS All Day
  • 10/2 Spanish River Home 7pm
  • 10/9 Santaluces Away 7pm
  • 10/16 J.I. Leonard Away 7pm
  • 10/17? Crown Jewel Competition? Vero Beach HS All Day
  • 10/23 Lake Worth Home 7pm
  • 10/24 Marching MPA PBCHS All Day
  • 10/30 Boca Raton Away 7pm
  • 10/31? Marching MPA Rain Day? PBCHS All Day
  • 11/6 W.T. Dwyer Away 7pm
  • 12/19? Delray Holiday Parade Delray Beach 6pm
  • 3/12 St. Patty’s Day Parade Delray Beach 2pm

See you at band camp!

~Mr. Bowman

ACHS Band Director

Here are recommendations for Band Camp Survival as shared on wikiHow http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Band-Camp

Before Camp

  • Drink lots of water/liquids (not soda, coffee) the day BEFORE
  • Eat a healthy breakfast, fruit.  Try not to consume milk if at all possible.

Camp days- remember what to bring… Make a checklist so you don’t forget!

  • A good attitude: Smile, make friends.  Live by the golden rule. Not sure what  that is? Ask your section leader.
  • A healthy lunch- include lots of foods with high water content, i.e. fruits, veggies.
  • WATER
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat, cap
  • A change of clothes (especially if it rains)- SPIRIT DAYS (may or may not include Twin day, Dress-Like-Another-Section day, etc.) MAY REQUIRE SPECIFIC CLOTHING, TBA
  • Deodorant to put on mid-day
  • Your instrument
    • If you have two instruments it’s wise to bring the oldest one. Things tend to get thrown/dropped/wet at band camp.
Dress comfortably and appropriately.  Wear shorts and a light-colored t-shirt or tank top.
What happens if it rains?  Don’t worry, we’ll move campers inside.
Be on time.That really means BE EARLY, at least 15 minutes before report time (as indicated in times above).
Contact your section leader with any questions.  Ask Mr. Bowman william.bowman@palmbeachschools.org if you are not sure of the name and contact of your section leader.

Sign up to Receive Important Updates via Text with Remind 

The booster organization utilizes a text blasting service, Remind, to send out text message updates. This service will not be used for general communications, but rather important updates. An example is the expected arrival time at the band room on the way back from an away game, , inclement weather, last-minute schedule changes.

This is an “opt-in” service that requires you to follow a few simple steps to register your cell phone number to receive these messages NOTE: Text message fees may apply. Check your carrier plan for more information about text message charges.

The boosters cannot add you, you must do it yourself. Sign up in one of three ways:

  • Use this link: https://www.remind.com/join/achsmu
  • Send a text message @achsmu to 81010
  • Email to: achsmu@mail.remind.com, no subject, no content required in body of email

Fundraisers

Football Program: Sponsorships and fundraisers help maintain a robust music program. Students are responsible for raising a large percentage of the expenses related to the Atlantic Community High School Band.  Selling these ads will help students raise funds to cover their fair share.

‘Enjoy the City’ Coupon Books Will be Available SOON! (Another fundraising opportunity!)

We will have Palm Beach and some Broward books available. The cost is $20 per coupon book with $10 going to the student’s account. See Mr. Bowman for books. Broward books are available upon request.

All funds are to be submitted no later than DATE TBA

Note: TBD–Last year Publix honored the Fresh Market coupons at the following locations:

The Plaza at Delray
1538 S Federal Hwy
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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North Delray Commons
555 NE 5th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Westwinds of Boca
9846 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
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Sunshine Square
501 SE 18th Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
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