What is “Music Camp”?
This is probably the most commonly asked question. “Music Camp” is our Pre-Season Training, formerly known as Band Camp. The Pride of Lodi marching ensemble, color guard and orchestra come to team build, learn music skills and get measured and ordered for concert attire, uniforms and other gear. This is a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests, get acquainted with the coaches and learn new skills in both field marching, percussion and color guard.
Our marching season begins in September and will continue through the end of November. Physical education is an important part of our marching program and therefore students will be asked to do exercises and drills that will involve physical conditioning. These may include: jogging, push-ups, sit-ups, stretching, etc. If your student has a particular ailment that does not allow him/her to do these physical exercises they will be exempt. It will also include very intense musical training. It is highly recommended that all students keep playing their instruments and stay in shape over the summer so that endurance stays at a competent level.
Where does “Music Camp” take place?
Music Camp is here at the High School. It is not in a campground.
When does “Music Camp” take place?
Music Camp takes place the week before school starts. THIS IS A MANDATORY PRACTICE for students enrolled in Honor Band, as well as for students who wish to participate in Color Guard, Field Percussion, and those needing concert attire fittings and gear.
What to bring to “Music Camp”?
- Large thermos or hydro flask of iced water
- Sunscreen (micronized zinc oxide is highly recommended and is sweat-proof!)
- Money or packed lunch
- Comfortable clothing
- Tennis shoes
- Most importantly a positive attitude!
SUMMER 2020 DATES to Remember!
July 20th – 24th 9am – 5pm with 1/2 hour lunch
Pre-Season Training (Music Camp) @ Lodi High School
Forms to be completed before coming to Music Camp: