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Western Thunder Marching Band

Department of Music

1000 E. University Ave, Department 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5222

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: uwbands@uwyo.edu

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Tentative Preseason Schedule

(Updated as of 7/27/17)

Preseason camp is required of all Western Thunder Marching Band members. During these rehearsals the fundamentals of marching, music, pre-game and the first halftime musical selections will be taught. Camp begins Thursday, August 17 for all leadership, Saturday, August 19 for all drumline and colorguard members, Monday, August 21 for all new members (brass and woodwinds), and Tuesday, August 22 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. Breakfast and lunch during preseason camp will be provided for you. Dinner is on your own for section meals and activities. Washakie (the dining hall) is also open during camp to purchase meals.

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.

All times and locations in the following schedule are subject to change.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 (WTMB Executive Council only)

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Dinner Meeting
LOCATION: TBD


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 (Leadership only)

8:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. Breakfast (On your own)

9:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
Leadership Development
LOCATION: Room 1016

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Leadership Development
LOCATION: Room 1016

4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Dinner (Provided)

6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Leadership Team Building Event
LOCATION: TBD


FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 (Leadership only)

8:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. Breakfast (On your own)

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Leadership Development
LOCATION: Room 1016

10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Leadership Registration and Instrument Check-Out
******LEADERSHIP UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******
LOCATION: Fine Arts Lobby

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Lunch (Provided)

1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Leadership Development
LOCATION: Room 1016


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 (Drumline/Colorguard/Leadership only)

8:00 A.M.
Dorm check-in opens for drumline and colorguard members living in dorms. Check-in for dorms is in the basement of Washakie Dining Center.

9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Section Leader Music Rehearsal (Brass and Woodwind)
LOCATION: Room 1016

10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Drumline / Colorguard introductory meeting (Required)
LOCATION: Concert Hall stage

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Drumline auditions - LOCATION: Room 1016
Guard Registration – LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Fine Arts Lobby

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Lunch (Provided – Fine Arts Lobby- Line/Guard/Leadership members only)
*Drumline: Auditions may bleed into lunch hour. You may eat while not auditioning.

1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Drumline Rehearsal/Registration – LOCATION: Room 1016/Designated Areas
Guard Rehearsal – LOCATION: Designated Areas

4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Dinner Break (On your own)

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Drumline / Guard Rehearsal
LOCATION: Designated Areas


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 (Drumline/Colorguard only)

MORNING
Morning free to all WTMB members

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

12:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Drumline / Guard Rehearsal
LOCATION: Designated Areas

4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Dinner (On your own)
******DRUMLINE NEW MEMBER UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Drumline Sectional
******ALL COLORGUARD UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******
LOCATION: Designated Areas

7:30 P.M. 9:30 P.M.
Drumline / Guard Sectionals
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Practice Field/1016/Designated Areas


MONDAY, AUGUST 21

1st year members living in residence halls move into their rooms today. You may check-in at the front desk of the dorm you are staying in from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 P.M. Breakfast (Provided - Fine Arts Building - Line/Guard/Leadership only)

9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Guard / Drumline rehearsal
LOCATION: Concert Hall stage/Practice Field

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Lunch (Provided – Fine Arts Lobby- New Members / Drumline / Guard / Leadership only)

1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Guard / Drumline rehearsal
LOCATION: Designated Areas

1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
NEW BRASS AND WOODWIND MEMBERS MEETING (Required)
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
New Member Registration and Instrument Check-Out
LOCATION: Fine Arts Lobby

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

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
New Members (Woodwind and Brass) - Marching Fundamentals / Part placement w/ Section Leaders
Drumline / Guard –Sectionals
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field/Designated Areas


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

All veteran band members living in residence halls may check in today. You may check-in from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the front desk of your dorm.

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

9:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
New Members (Woodwind and Brass) w/Section Leaders - Marching Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard -Sectionals
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage / WTMB Practice Field /Designated Areas

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch (Provided - Line/Guard/Section Leaders/New Members only)
******NEW MEMBER WOODWINDS UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

1:30 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.
Veteran members – registration and instrument check-out
LOCATION: Fine Arts Building Lobby

1:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
New Members (Woodwind and Brass) w/Section Leaders - Marching Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard - Sectionals
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field/Designated Areas

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
FULL BAND ORIENTATION- Mandatory for ALL members
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Dinner (Provided by Kappa Kappa Psi)

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Rehearsal - all WTMB members - Welcome Back Vets!
Winds and Percussion-Music
Guard -Sectionals
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage/Designated Areas


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

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

9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
All Winds – Marching Fundamental Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field/Designated areas

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

1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Winds – Sectional / Full Winds Rehearsal
Drumline –Sectionals
Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: Fine Arts Concert Hall

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Winds and Drumline – Full Music Ensemble
Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: Concert Hall/Fine Arts/Designated Areas

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Dinner (On your own)
*****WOODWIND VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT*****

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Winds – Marching Rehearsal
Drumline –Sectionals Guard – Sectionals

8:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

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

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Winds – Marching Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field/Designated Areas

10:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB Practice Field

11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch (Provided – Fine Arts Building Lobby)
******BRASS VETERAN UNIFORM CHECK-OUT******

1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Winds – Sectionals / Full Winds Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: Fine Arts/Designated Areas

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Winds / Drumline – Full Music Ensemble Rehearsal
Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: Fine Arts/Concert Hall/Designated Areas

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

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas

7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

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

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: WTMB practice field/Designated Areas

10:30 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard - Section Time
LOCATION: Fine Arts/Designated Areas

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

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard - Sectionals
LOCATION: Fine Arts/Designated Areas

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: TBA

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
MARCH AROUND CAMPUS AND UW SPIRIT WALK (FULL BAND, SECONDARY UNIFORMS)
LOCATION: A & S Auditorium to Stadium (we will go to A & S together)

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

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: Designated Areas

7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: TBA

8:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
FULL BAND - Evening Activity - REQUIRED
LOCATION: Concert Hall Stage


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

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

9:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
FULL BAND –Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas

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

1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Winds – Sectionals / Full Winds Rehearsal
Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: TBA

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Winds / Drumline – Full Music Ensemble Rehearsal
Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: TBA

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

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: TBA

8:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: TBA


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

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

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Designated Areas

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

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals / Full Music Ensemble Rehearsal
LOCATION: TBA

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
FULL BAND – Dress Rehearsal for Family and Friends Performance
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
“Family and Friends” Performance (FULL BAND, SECONDARY UNIFORMS)
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium

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

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Winds / Drumline / Guard – Sectionals
LOCATION: TBD

7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
FULL BAND – Rehearsal
LOCATION: TBD


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Department of Music

1000 E. University Ave, Department 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5222

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: uwbands@uwyo.edu

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