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Marching Band

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Western Thunder Marching Band
Department of Music
Dept 3037
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5127
Fax: 307-766-5326
Email: uwbands@uwyo.edu

2014 PRE-SEASON CAMP SCHEDULE

Pre-season camp is required of all Western Thunder Marching Band members. During these rehearsals the fundamentals of marching and the first show's pre-game and halftime musical selections will be taught.  Camp begins Friday, August 22 for all drumline and colorguard members, Saturday, August 23, for all new members and section leaders, and Sunday, August 24 for all remaining veteran band members.

Band members living in University residence halls may move into their assigned rooms on the first report date listed above.  All meals during pre-season camp will be provided for you, as well, until meal service begins in the dorms.

Be prepared for the weather! Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Eat sensibly before coming to rehearsal! You should bring the following to rehearsal: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, etc. Athletic shoes are required for all marching and drill rehearsals. All wind players are required to bring a properly fitting lyre to hold the flip folder that UW Bands will provide. You may also bring your own flip folder if you have one.

The Western Thunder Marching Band practice field for camp is located on Frat Mall, on the west side of the Fine Arts building.  A detailed pre-season camp schedule follows:

 


 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 (Drumline/Colorguard only)

9:00 A.M.
Drumline/Colorguard Introductory Meeting
LOCATION: Concert Hall stage

9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Drumline auditions – LOCATION: Band Room

Color Guard Rehearsal – LOCATION: Practice Field

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.   Lunch Break (Provided - Line/Guard members only)

1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Drumline Rehearsal – LOCATION: Band Room

Color Guard Rehearsal – LOCATION: Practice Field

4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.   Dinner Break (Provided - Line/Guard members only)

***All drumline/guard members with dorm contracts move into Residence Halls***

******DRUMLINE VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT****** 

7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Drumline / Colorguard Rehearsal

******GUARD UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

 


 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

1st year members and section leaders living in residence halls move into their rooms today. Dormitory check-in will take place in the Office of Residence Life and Dining, located in the basement level of the Washakie Center.

8:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.   Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building - Line/Guard/Section Leaders only)

8:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Graduate Staff and Section Leader Meeting / Colorguard and Drumline rehearsal
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Practice Field

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.   Lunch (Provided - Drumline/Guard/Section Leaders only)

******DRUMLINE NEW MEMBER UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

New Member Registration and Instrument Check-Out – LOCATION: FINE ARTS LOBBY
Section Leader/Drum Major fundamentals review / Colorguard and Drumline rehearsal
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Practice Field

4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  Dinner Break (Provided - Line/Guard/Section Leaders only)

7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
First Rehearsal / Orientation / Part Auditions for all 1st year members and Section Leaders
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

 


 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

All veteran band members living in residence halls may check in today at the Office of Residence Life and Dining in the Washakie Center

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.   Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building - Line/Guard/Section Leaders/New Members only)

9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Veteran WTMB member registration, instrument check-out.  Mandatory for all returning WTMB members.  LOCATION:  Fine Arts Building Lobby

9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
All 1st Year Members / Drumline / Guard / Section Leaders - Music / Marching Rehearsal
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage / WTMB Practice Field

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.   Lunch Break (Provided - Line/Guard/Section Leaders/New Members only)

******NEW MEMBER WOODWINDS UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
All 1st Year Members / Drumline / Guard / Section Leaders - Music / Marching Rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.   Dinner Break (Provided - Line/Guard/Section Leaders/New Members only)

7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Music Rehearsal - all WTMB members - Welcome Back Vets!
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

******WOODWIND VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

 


 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.  Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby - All WTMB members)

9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

******BRASS VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT****** 

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.   Lunch Break (Provided)
******BRASS NEW MEMBER UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.   Dinner (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.   Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall.

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.  WTMB Dinner hosted by Kappa Kappa Psi

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Full Band Music rehearsal / Marching Drill
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

8:00-8:45AM   Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

11:30 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. Lunch (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

1:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall

4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.  Dinner (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

8:00 P.M.  Full Band Evening Activity - REQUIRED
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall

 


 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

8:00-8:45 A.M.   Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building Lobby)

9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch (On your own - Washakie Open)

1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.  Dinner (On your own - Washakie Open)

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

8:00-8:45 A.M.   Breakfast (On your own - Washakie Open)

9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Lunch (On your own - Washakie Open)

1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal/Marching Rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall / WTMB Practice Field

4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.  Dinner (On your own - Washakie Open)

5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE @ 6:00!!! (Friends and Family welcome!)
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

GAME DAY!!!!!

Morning – Rehearsal – War Memorial Stadium

Lunch – Provided

Game Day – Beat the Grizzlies!!!

 


 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

DAY OFF!!!!!

 


 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

MORNING FREE!!!!!

1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Video Session / Music Rehearsal / Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall / WTMB Practice Field

4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.  Dinner (On your own - Washakie Open)

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Breakfast (On your own - Washakie Open)

9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Marching drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

AFTERNOON FREE!!!!!

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Full Band Music rehearsal / Marching Drill
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

 


 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!!! – GO TO CLASS!!!

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