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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: 307-223-2101
Fax: 307-766-5326
Email: uwbands@uwyo.edu
pre-season camp schedule

2015 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 Saturday, August 22 for all drumline and colorguard members, Monday, August 24 for all new members and section leaders, and Tuesday, August 25 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 21 (Staff and Drum Majors Only)


3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Meeting at Fine Arts Conference Room
Dinner Provided



SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 (Drumline/Colorguard only)


8:00 A.M.
Dorm check-in opens for drumline and colorguard members living in dorms

10:30 A.M.
Drumline/Colorguard introductory meeting
LOCATION: Concert Hall stage

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Drumline auditions - LOCATION: Band Room
Colorguard rehearsal – LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
LUNCH (Drumline: Auditions may bleed into lunch hour. You may eat while not auditioning).
LOCATION: Fine Arts Lobby

1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Drumline Rehearsal – LOCATION: Band Room
Colorguard Rehearsal – LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Dinner Break (Provided - Line/Guard members only)
LOCATION: Fine Arts Lobby

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Drumline / Colorguard Rehearsal (SAME LOCATIONS)



SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (Drumline/Colorguard only)


MORNING
Morning free to all WTMB members

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Lunch Break (provided - Line/Guard members only)
******DRUMLINE VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

12:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Colorguard / Drumline Rehearsal
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Practice Field

4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Dinner Break (provided - Line/Guard members only)
******DRUMLINE NEW MEMBER UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Colorguard / Drumline Rehearsal
******ALL COLORGUARD UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Practice Field



MONDAY, AUGUST 24


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 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 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)
Section Leader Instrument Check-Out

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)
******SECTION LEADER UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
New Member Registration and Instrument Check-Out
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


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25


All veteran band members living in residence halls may check in today at the Office of Residence Life and Dining from
7:30am - 4:30pm, 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******



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26


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

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch Break (Provided)
******NEW MEMBER BRASS 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. WTMB Dinner hosted by Kappa Kappa Psi

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



THURSDAY, AUGUST 27


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 (On your own - Washakie Open)
******BRASS VETERAN 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 (On your own - Washakie Open)

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



FRIDAY, AUGUST 28


8:00-8:45AM Breakfast (On your own - Washakie Open)

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

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Marching Drill Rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

8:30 P.M. Full Band Evening Activity - REQUIRED
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall



SATURDAY, AUGUST 29


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

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. – 2:45 P.M.
Music Sectionals/Full Band Music rehearsal
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall


3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Dress Rehearsal for Family and Friends Performance
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field


4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
“Family and Friends” Performance
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

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: WTMB Practice Field



SUNDAY, AUGUST 30


MORNING - Morning free to all WTMB members

Breakfast / Lunch (On your own - Washakie Open)

1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Marching Drill rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

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

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Full Band Music Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

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