Band Camp 2011

Band Camp is July 31st, August 1, 2, & 3rd at Camp Lebanon in Oregonia, Ohio. Attn: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th grade band and guard members, please make note of the 2011 band camp dates when planning vacations. ALL high school band and guard members are required to attend the camp. The band and guard members will learn the Marching Band Show at camp.

Also, pre-band camp will be held at the high school on July 25, 26, 27, & 28th. These are usually half day rehearsals. There will also be half day rehearsals three days per week in August up till the first day of school. More information will be sent home this spring.

Be sure, when signing up for classes for next school year at the high school, to sign-up for Marching/Concert Band. This is a split-block class all year.

Information on Parents Night at Band Camp

We are still in need of drivers for Tag Day on August 28th. There will be an opportunity to sign up for Tag Day before and after the band performance. Please see Jeff Delaney or Ron Asher to sign up. We will also be offering the Ross High School Band of Class "Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow" shirts to purchase before and after the band performance. This order offer is for parents, siblings, relatives and any one wanting to support the Ross High School Band. Please note that there will only be one order this year and all the band members have already ordered their shirts.  Please see Jeff Delaney to order or you may click on the link below to print the order form and return to Mr. Roemer by August 6, 2010. (Checks Made Payable to: Ross High School Band)

"Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow T-Shirt order

Parent Band Camp Meeting & Band Booster Open House

Monday, July 19th in the high school The evening begins at 6:30pm in the lobby outside the auditorium. At this time you can pay camp balances, participation fees, and you can pick up your family's band directory. This is also a great time to become a Band Booster Member. You can sign-up for many volunteer opportunities such as; Tag Day driver, Chaperone for football games and/or competitions, Pit Crew, Chili Supper, Split-the-Pot, Fudge maker, etc. You can help as much or as little as your schedule allows.

The Parent meeting will begin promptly at 7pm in the auditorium. This meeting is designed to flood you with information so you will always know what is going on with your teenager in band. Don't be afraid to ask questions. "Band" can be a wonderful experience for your child as well as yourself.

Band Fees and Expenses:

  • Participation Fee- $35.00 (This needs to be a separate check payable to Ross Local Schools)
  • Uniform Items-(These items-if ordered-need to have a check payable to Ross High School Band or cash)
  • Black Marching Shoes $31.00 (winds and percussion only, not color guard)
  • Gloves $3.00 (only for wind players, no percussion or color guard)
  • Garment Bag $15.00 (everyone must have one, but you can buy one elsewhere)
  • Black Socks (provide your own)-not color guard

Band Camp: What to Bring

On the first day (Sunday) please wear appropriate clothing & shoes for the trip to camp and marching practice. Pack your instrument, enough clothing for 3 days and 3 nights (check the extended weather forecast to help with clothing selections), 6-7 pairs of socks, an extra pair of comfortable shoes for marching, swim suit, rain coat or poncho, 3 towels & washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, comb, deodorant, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat, sleeping bag, pillow, and any other personal items you may need. Do not bring stereo equipment, expensive jewelry, expensive cameras, etc. Finally, please keep all luggage to a minimum! Each band member should bring spending money for a lunch stop on the bus ride to camp (this is usually a fast food restaurant), and they will also need at least $8 (if possible send singles) to buy pizza at the Pizza Party on Tuesday night.

July 25- July 28 at Camp Lebanon, 4464 Emmons Rd., Oregonia, OH 45054    For Emergency Only! 513-932-6260

Be at the HS band room at 9:30am on July 25th. A bus will bring the students to camp. Parents will bring their child home on July 28th, after the band performs, about 6:00 or 6:30pm. If you like, bring a lawn chair and come early to get a good spot to watch the performance.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Travel time from Ross is about 45 to 75 minutes, depending on traffic & road conditions.

From Hamilton: Butler County Veterans Hwy (129) east to 75; north to exit 29 (Monroe); Ohio 63 east through Lebanon to left on Oregonia Rd. to Emmons Rd. Camp is on the left.

From Colerain: 275 east to 71 north; Exit 32-turn right on Ohio 123 then left on Ohio 350 then left on South Waynesville Rd.; Turn right on Emmons Rd. Camp is on the left.