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2021 Summer Band Camp

Hi Band!

        I hope you are enjoying a productive summer and staying out of trouble. The time is passing quickly for me, and the start of the school year will soon be here. With that in mind, I am writing to provide you the details of our upcoming summer band camp. Camp will be held August 9-13 (see detailed schedule on back). We will perform at the Overbrook parade on the evening of Saturday, August 14th.

        At this year’s parade, we will perform along with other bands from around the area!  The money we are given for playing will be applied toward your account for our upcoming trip to New Orleans.  I cannot stress enough the importance of having every member in attendance AND ON TIME at camp.  Our success as a group depends on the level of commitment from each individual member so please make sure to communicate with your parents, work, and any other commitments you may have prior to camp.  I have been very pleased with our near perfect attendance in years past.

        Please ensure you have everything needed for camp (instrument, reeds, valve oil, etc.).  Everyone must have a lyre (pronounced-liar) and flip folder by the 1st day of camp. These are available at any of the area music stores and I have provided phone numbers for Manning Music and Flint Hills Music on the back if you have any questions on prices, brands, location, etc.  Also, please make sure to dress appropriately. We will more than likely start inside for the first part of camp, but it’s a safe bet it will be hot when we move outside. A t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes should be sufficient. NO FLIP FLOPS!   Again No Flip Flops

FOR PARENTS -We are planning on having our annual cookout and parent meeting on that Friday for the band members and their families. There will be a performance following dinner. Hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, and water will be provided.

         Important information for the upcoming year as well as instructions for the new parent communication format will be given that evening so I strongly encourage at least one parent to attend. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at lquilling@usd434.us . I look forward to seeing all of you!


Mr. Quilling

Mrs. Rice and Pip


(Schedule Below)


Schedule for Camp

Monday:  Drum line report @ 3:00    Band report @ 5:00-9:00

Tuesday:  Drum line report @ 2:00   Band report @ 5:00-9:00

Wednesday:  Drum line report @ 1:00   Band report @ 5:00-9:00 (Drumline will have an hour break from 4:00-5:00 and I will provide dinner for the drumline)

Thursday: Drum line report @ 1:00 Band report @ 5:00-9:00 (Drumline will have an hour break from 4:00-5:00 and I will provide dinner for the drumline)

Friday:  Band report @ 1:00 dinner @ 5:00 (dinner provided/ performance for parents)

6:00-9:00 End of Camp Party- Location TBD

Saturday parade at Overbrook: Meet at Overbrook Thriftway by 5:30 parade begins at 6:00. Dress will be Khaki or jean shorts and black shirt. Shirts for new members or others that have outgrown their old shirts can be ordered at camp.

Phone Numbers for Music Stores

Manning Music- 785-272-1740 (Topeka)

Flint Hills Music- 620-342-4553 (Emporia)

Alumni Band Music

On Wisconsin

The Hey Song

Be sure to check out the SFT Band Booster Facebook page! https://fb.me/SFTBandBoosters

band booster

December 2018 (pdf)