Buccaneer Marching Band Camp
The band spends a week away at Band Camp held on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Why is Band Camp Important?
The week of band camp allows the students to concentrate on the marching band show without interruptions from normal routines at home and work. It ensures that students are at every rehearsal and have time to work with their section. It is a week of intense study of the music and learning the drill. It is a time of bonding, hard work, frustration and fun! Your student will come home exhausted but also enthusiastic about being part of the Buccaneer Marching Band.
As a member of the marching band, attendance and participation at Band Camp and summer rehearsals is mandatory. Cost for camp is the individual’s financial responsibility. GHBBA fundraisers help offset this cost. All information regarding the following years Marching Band Camp will be made available during the spring. The Scrip Program through the Orchestra Boosters can help offset your personal cost of Marching Band Camp. If any family has difficulty in paying the band camp fee, please contact Mr. Novoselich immediately to discuss options.
New to Band Camp?
Most students that are new to marching band and band camp will experience 3 emotional levels:
- Level One: I am Overwhelmed!
- Level Two: I am Discouraged!
- Level Three: This is Great!
Parents are encouraged to volunteer and be a chaperone for the week of band camp. Chaperone duties include:
- Room Inspections and Bed Checks
- Supervising students during free time and night activities
- Enforcing quiet hours
- Equipment truck drivers
- Providing support to students