The school year is winding down, but the sound of the drumline and other marching band instrument sections will soon be heard this summer during Band Camp practices at many high schools across the nation.
When my kids went to band camp, they rehearsed for two weeks straight in August but many schools hold regular practices throughout the summer each week. August here is hot and humid so band camp was usually held in the morning and evening with a break in the afternoon.
I really enjoyed sitting in the car listening to the band while waiting for rehearsals to finish up in the evenings. If you ever want to get a rush of adrenaline, go watch or listen to your local school band this summer. They will make you feel young again!
My son designed this band camp drill chart shirt in remembrance of his days playing the trumpet in his band here in Pennsylvania:
Funny Band Camp Drill Chart Shirt