Congratulations to all of the band members and staff for a successful band camp this year!
Well, summer vacation is over and school has started back up. Welcome to the incoming 9th graders and congratulations to all of the marching band students for making it through summer band camp! As our readers may know, summer band camp is a very demanding time of year. The days are hot and long, and the work to learn the music and the drill is hard!
These tips may be too late for this year, but it's good to know that this article is out there waiting for next year. From an article that came across the band booster's facebook page, here are some parenting tips to help the kids survive band camp:
- Be prepared
- Start gathering/packing early
- Get good sneakers that fit right
- Ensure proper sleep and nutrition
- Give them space
- Support them through their stress
This excerpt from that article explains the @rgkmb-unofficial's raison d'etre:
The one thing ALL HIGH SCHOOL BANDS need is additional funding.
So we are here asking the Steemit community to help us show the band boosters and parents what is possible and why they should Sign up now for an account on the Steem blockchain. It's good for Steem and Good for the Band Boosters!
For copyright reasons, I'm not permitted to share any music recordings from the show, but here are some photos from band camp and parents' night.
Band Camp Photos (source: Friends of the Rustin Band)
Opening Day - Full Band
Can you spot @cmp2020?
Class of 2022
Class of 2021
Class of 2020
Class of 2019
Parents' Night (Original Photos taken with LG-G4 Cell Phone)
Last week, the parents were lucky enough to be the first to see the results of all the hard work that the kids put in. It was too hot for uniforms, but here are some photos of the kids on the field going through their show for the first time in front of an audience.
This year's show incorporates unique aspects such as the inclusion of a bassoon and the pit being on field.
Here is the full band and band front - or at least most of 'em!
Hopefully, you can open the picture in a new tab and zoom in for a better view
Brass, Flutes, Flags, and Pit
Here's a view while they're in formation
And for the record, despite the heat, the weather was beautiful!
So that's it for the opening of the season. Coming soon will be content from the band's first outing for the football game at West Chester Henderson High School. In addition to upvoting, sharing, and resteeming this post, here are some other ways people can support the band:
If you're near South-Eastern PA:
- Football Schedule - Come out to our home games and support the band by buying the great food, drinks and snacks from the concession stand!
- Knights Out At Whelihan's. Eat at PJ Whelihan's in West Chester between 5pm and 9pm on September 12, and a portion of your check goes to the band. Who knows, maybe you can even take a picture with a server!
Parents, Staff and Band Members
- Send me (@remlaps) pictures, blog posts, anything else of interest to the community that can be posted here. This is a different kind of social media where content has value. If you send it to me, I'll post it, and together we can try to fund a student's trip to Florida. I can't do it alone, but together, maybe we can!
- Sign up for an account on the Steem block chain and use it to share our posts and give them value by voting for them.
The @rgkmb-unofficial account is an experimental account that is operated by Steve Palmer (@remlaps). The account's purpose is to demonstrate the viability of a fund-raising model that is based on use of the Steem block chain in the community. The account's goal for 2018 is to raise enough money to send one student on the Rustin Golden Knight Marching Band's trip from Pennsylvania to Florida in December for performances in the Citrus Parade and in Disney. For more information, see our introductory post: Introducing Steem to the Rustin Golden Knights Marching Band