2010 Band Camp Schedule

Marching Band practice before the start of school (aka Band Camp) takes place the first 3 weeks of August. Eight evening sessions from 6-9:30pm lead up to Preview Night and then the first day of school.

  • Week #1: Camp starts on Tuesday, August 3 with Freshman, new students and Seniors meeting from 8 to 11am. Evening sessions (for everyone) are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (August 3-5). Uniform fitting is 9am-5pm on Tuesday & Wednesday.
  • Week #2 (Spirit Week): Evening sessions Monday thru Thursday, August 9-12. Pictures will be taken on Tuesday the 10th (instead of August 18th as was previously reported). Band physicals are from 10am to 4pm on the 12th.
  • Week #3: The final practice session is Monday evening, August 16th. Band Preview will be Tuesday, August 17th at 7pm. This is the band’s first performance of the season. Students should report at 6pm.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 19th. Normal after school rehearsals (3:15 – 5pm) start on that day.

Florida Trip 2010 – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the trip cost?

The student cost for the trip is $810 per person. This is the cost before any contributions made by the band boosters. The band boosters’ contribution will be announced before the final payment is due.

Can Band Fans attend the trip with the students?

Yes. A number of packages (approximately 40) will be available for anyone who would like to travel with the band, attend all the activities, and eat with the band.

What is the cost for Band Fans?

The cost for Band Fans is $810 for quad occupancy, $847 for triple, $920 for double, and $1138 for single.

Can I meet the band in Florida and still do what the band does?

Yes. Noteworthy Tours offers a land only package that includes everything in the itinerary except for the transportation. Anyone choosing this option should realize that transportation in Orlando will not be available on the band buses. The land only package cost is $587 for a quad, $624 for a triple, $697 for a double, and $915 for a single.

Can I stay at the same hotel?

Yes. You may make reservations on your own for the hotel the band is staying in. Unfortunately you will not receive any special rates at the hotel by mentioning you are with the AW Band. Please realize that several aspects of the trip (breakfasts, early admission to Animal Kingdom, Thanksgiving Buffet, etc.) will only be available to the participating band members, chaperones, and band fans who have purchased the trip through Noteworthy Tours.

Can I take my child away from the band?

No. For liability reasons, students need to remain with the band at all times. You may meet up with your son or daughter at the parks, but he/she may not leave the park with you. It is important to realize that your son or daughter will be expected to follow the same rules as other students while on the trip. It is unacceptable for students whose parents are going to be afforded special privileges, including but not limited to, attending other events not included in the itinerary, staying out past curfew, having food brought in after curfew, or traveling away from the band with their parents.

What do the band fans get to do?

The band fans who purchase a trip through Noteworthy Tours will participate in all aspects of the trip that are outlined in the itinerary.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus ride is approximately 24 hours including meal and rest stops along the way.

What meals are included?

  • Tuesday – Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Wednesday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hotel) Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Thursday – Breakfast (Buffet at Animal Kingdom) Dinner (Thanksgiving Dinner at Hotel)
  • Friday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hotel) Dinner ($15 Disney Dining Card)
  • Saturday – Breakfast (Buffet at Hard Rock Cafe) Dinner (Meal Certificate)

How much money will we need?

You will need money for meals on the bus (3 meals to Florida and 3 meals back), lunches in Orlando (5), and any souvenirs you may wish to purchase.

Florida trip (2010) information

Anthony Wayne Band Students and Parents,

As you may have already heard, the Marching Generals will travel to Orlando, Florida over the Thanksgiving Break in 2010. We will leave Anthony Wayne on Monday, November 22nd and return on Sunday, November 28th. During this trip the band will visit both Disney World and Universal Studios.

Our trip will include these exciting opportunities:

  • Blizzard Beach Waterpark
  • Epcot
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Downtown Disney
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Universal Studios
  • Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
  • 4 Nights of Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 3 Disney Youth Dining Cards ($15 each)
  • Universal Studios Dining Card
  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet

The cost of this trip will be $800. It is possible that the cost of the trip could fluctuate as more details of the trip become evident and transportation costs are finalized. This would affect the final payment. To secure a spot on the trip a deposit of $200 will need to be paid by January 29th. All money is non-refundable after May 15th. The entire payment schedule is as follows:

January 29th – $200 – Deposit
March 24th – $200 – 2nd Payment
May 28th – $200 – 3rd Payment
September 30th – $200 – Final Payment*

*The final payment may be reduced based on fundraising and other donations*

Band fans who would like to travel with the band will be accepted on a space available basis in the order that their deposit is received. The cost for the trip with double occupancy will be $925 per person.

There will be an informational meeting on Monday, January 11th at 7:00pm in the High School Band Room. All are welcome to attend to hear more details about the trip or to ask questions.

Pep Band Schedule 2009-2010

Here is this year’s pep band schedule. All students are welcome to participate.

  • November 28, 2009: Girls Basketball vs. Rossford
  • December 8, 2009: Boys Basketball vs. Rossford
  • December 11, 2009: Hockey at Tam O’Shanter
  • December 22, 2009: Boys Basketball vs. Springfield
  • January 1, 2010: Hockey at Lucas County Arena
  • January 6, 2010: BGSU Women’s Basketball vs Akron
  • January 8, 2010: Girls Basketball vs. Perrysburg
  • January 15, 2010: Girls Basketball vs. Southview
  • January 16, 2010: Boys Basketball vs. Maumee
  • January 22, 2010: Boys and Girls Basketball vs. Northview
  • February 5, 2010: Boys Basketball vs. Southview
  • February 9, 2010: Girls Basketball vs. Bowling Green
  • February 26, 2010: Boys Basketball vs. Bowling Green

To receive pep band awards, students must attend 9 performances.

Lake Orion plans

Plans are progressing for our December 5-6, 2009, trip to Michigan to go shopping, march in the Orion Area Lighted Parade, and more.

On Friday, December 4th, we will pack uniforms and instruments for the trip on Saturday.  Please remember to bring your uniform parts to school on Friday.

By this point students should have signed up for a room, their bus, and a group for bowling.

We have decided to include a trip to the University of Michigan for their annual Marching Band Concert in Crisler Arena.  This concert will include many of the pieces that were played by the band throughout their season.  We are able to get a discount for the group at $9 per person.  Students can begin bringing in their money for the concert at their earliest convenience.