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Hello WRHS Band Family!
We hope you have had a relaxing summer, because we are only 3 DAYS away from marching band camp 2022!! The band staff wanted to reach out with some reminders and important info regarding camp and the start of the school year:
Band Camp Dates/Times:
  • July 28-29, August 1-3, and August 9-10, from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • August 10th will be a half day (8:00am-12:00pm), with a food truck Exhibition Performance that night at 6:30pm (students report at 5:00pm). Trucks will serve students at 5:30, and everyone else at 6:00. 
  • Lunch each day will be from 12:00pm-1:30pm. You should bring a sack lunch or commute with a friend to get food and be back ready to play at 1:30pm. 
Attendance on all days is mandatory. This is when we teach all marching and music fundamentals crucial to your student's and the band's success throughout the season. Per the WRHS Band Handbook, we only excuse absences communicated at least 7 days in advance for other school activity conflicts, illnesses/appointments, or vacations planned before band camp dates were released in early May. If you are missing a part of band camp, you will be placed on "alternate marcher" status until you earn your spot back. Alternate marchers participate in all learning of music and drill, but do not get to participate in performing at festivals and competitions. 
What to Wear/Bring to Camp:
  1. Athletic tennis shoes- NOT converse, vans, crocs, or sandals/flip flops of any kind. You'll be standing, running, and marching for long days, and you'll want to have the appropriate footwear to be comfortable!
  2. Athletic shorts and t-shirt/tank top- we recommend NOT wearing jean shorts or long pants/sleeves in the heat
  3. Hat & sunglasses
  4. SUNSCREEN!!!!!
  5. 32 oz or larger water bottle. We will have water stations to refill. 
  6. Instrument- if you don't have one, we rent them out during check-in on the first day of camp. Mr. Exum will be sending out locker info before band camp starts. 
  7. Instrument supplies- pencil, lyre, flip folder for music, reeds (half off at Manning Music right now!), reed case, valve oil, slide grease, neck strap. Percussion implements and equipment are provided. 
  8. Print out ALL music needed- 2022 Warmup, Out of the Blue show, Pregame (Fight Song, Alma Mater, Salute to America's Finest), and stand tunes. All music can be found on the WARU Band website www.waruband.org under the MUSIC tab, Marching Band Resources. 
Band Registration Form:
If you have NOT filled this out yet, please do so here. 
Band Wear Orders:
Marching uniforms parts are required to perform! If you did not order your uniform parts by the July 8th deadline, contact Luke Chaffee ASAP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). There will be a $25 late fee. 
We use several different platforms to communicate all important info. Please connect yourself with all of these to avoid missing important information:
  • Band website: www.waruband.org 
  • WARU Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/waruband/ 
  • WARU Band on Slack (primarily for students, but parents can join too): Download the Slack app first, login with your school email info, then click on this link to join. WARU Band should pop up after your login. MAKE SURE TO SELECT "ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS"! Our Slack can also be accessed at www.waruband.slack.com
  • School email: Best way to reach a director
  • For the fun on TikTok: 
Band Calendar:
Please add this Google Calendar to your phone! 
Here is a printable list version.
We are having a Parent Mixer on August 4th, 6:00-7:00pm in the band room. Come meet other band parents and learn about the band program and volunteer opportunities!
Band Newsletter:
Any other info you may need is in this summer newsletter.
We can't wait to see you at marching band camp this Thursday at 8am!!! To Be Early is To Be On Time is our motto! Plan to arrive at 7:30am to allow time for check-in. If you have any questions, please email a director of your section (Chaffee=brass, Casey=woodwinds, Exum=percussion, Hosie=auxiliaries). 
Go drink some water,

Band Wear can be ordered by going to the WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL ONLINE STORE sign-up today! 

Band Wear is the secondary outfit and underlying garments the band wears with their uniforms. These are ordered in July and delivered at the end of August.  The items each student needs will depend on which ensemble he or she is in.  Clarification below:

Marching Band (*required items -not needed if in Colorguard)

  • Student T Shirts*
  • Student Shorts*
  • Student Marching Cap 
  • Black Band Shoes*
  • Black Band Gloves - (Do not order if percussion or guard)
  • School Instrument rental by semester* (Required for any school owned instrument)
  • Required Percussion Usage Fee by Semester* (Percussion ONLY)
  • Camelback*
  • Day Back Pack*

Colorguard (*required items)

  • Student T Shirts*
  • Black Guard Shoes*
  • Color Guard Jacket Blue/White*
  • Color Guard Matching Pants*
  • Blue Shorts
  • Day-Pak Bag

Spring Concert Bands (*required items)

  • School Instrument rental by semester* (Required for any school owned instrument in use)
  • Required Percussion Usage Fee by Semester* (Percussion ONLY)

Jazz Band (*required items)

  • Twill Long Sleeve Shirt*
Optional Items
  • Show shirt with design (coming soon).  Parents and students generally like this item for the marching season but it is not required.

Always watch for upcoming Concession Stand Opportunities. Money is given to us at the end of each season for each event and then distributed accordingly to each individual band account. Concession stand workers get in free to the game (pass list at gate) and need to be at the concession stand ready to work at the start of their shift. This is a living document, so please be sure to check in when we have upcoming dates!!


Here are the policies and procedures set by the faculty of the WRHS Band Program in our 2022 - 23WRHS Band Handbook (coming soon).

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