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Band Camp Updates

Hello Band Family!

The first day of camp was a success!! Thank you to all who volunteered! There are still opportunities available this week and next to continue to provide our kids with a great experience.

Each year we ask that each family donate one case of water and one box of granola bars for the students.  This supply lasts the marching band throughout the season so that the students are well hydrated and have a quick snack right before a performance.  Cases of water and granola can be dropped off in the band room any time during band camp.

Here is the Marching Band Dinner Plan for Camp. As always your student may bring their own food. No one is able to leave for dinner but students may have dinner brought to them. Dinner is between 5-6pm daily. We will have a few extras meals the day of, but we need a prior head count to ensure all have something to eat.

Please have your students eat a good breakfast AND lunch before they arrive.  Also please be sure they bring a water bottle daily and several snacks for throughout the day.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call, text or email me.

with Pride,
Renee McCroskey
(757) 581-3974

Football vs. Princess Anne

The itinerary for Football vs. Princess Anne on 8/24 is now available. Call time is 1:00pm!

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2018 Potluck Picnic

Tuesday, August 28th at 6pm

Last Name Bring
A-L Entrée and side dish
M-Z Entrée and dessert

Bring your own drink! Marching Lions perform!

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Marching Lions Parents

I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing summer with your families! It’s hard to believe that Band Camp is just under two weeks away. To that end, I wanted to send out a few points of information and some reminders as we get closer to camp.

Band camp runs Monday-Friday, August 13-17, Monday-Friday, August 20-24, both weeks 1:00pm-9:00pm each day, as well as Monday Aug. 27 from 5:00-8:00pm and our Parent Preview the evening of Aug. 28th. It is IMPERATIVE that all Marching Lions students are present for band camp. This two week period of rehearsals is the equivalent of about 3 months of instruction during the school year. During this time, students will learn our halftime/competition field show and receive specialized instruction from professionals on their individual instruments. I can’t stress enough how important it is that students be present at camp.

When students arrive at camp, they need to be prepared to work. They should arrive in shorts (NO jeans please), with socks and athletic shoes as well as a white t-shirt. They need to have their instrument and all accessories, a black binder with plastic page protectors, a highlighter and pencil, and a reusable water bottle marked clearly with their name. Additionally, students should have sunscreen and deodorant. Marching band is an OUTDOOR activity and we want to keep all our students healthy and prepared to work outside. Student will need to bring a dinner for band camp. We are in the process of finalizing a possible dinner meal plan for our students.

Without parent support, the Marching Lions cannot function. During the first 3 weeks of the season, we will be in need of volunteers to help our students be successful. ANY amount of time that you can donate (even just an hour!), would be a huge help. An email with more specific volunteer information will be forthcoming. If you can volunteer during any portion of band camp, please e-mail me directly;

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help our students be as successful as possible.

Looking forward to yet another wonderful year of music.


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Volunteer Sign-In Reminder

Tallwood High School Band Boosters-

As a reminder, when volunteering during the school hours at Tallwood HS, please sign-in at the front desk.  No one should come in the exterior band or chorus doors during the instructional day.  We need to comply with all Safe Schools regulations in order to keep Tallwood a safe place.


As of November 8, 2017 the Tallwood Band Program will go LIVE with our new CHARMS program.  Mr. Ross will be handing out the Tallwood Bands CHARMS Startup Guide for Login & Online Registration packet the next 2 days in class.  Please take a moment to discuss the packet with your student.

At this time the Calendar, Event List, E-mail, Finances, Forms Collected,  and Absences are all working.  We hope to add the Inventory/Uniforms/Library by the Winter Concert.  Your students band locker combo (if they chose to receive one) should be in charms as well as any school rented instrument.

Any financial questions can be brought to the attention of our Treasurer, Ms. Sandi Music.  You can actually e-mail her through the CHARMS app.

Looking forward to this new communication system that puts the whole band at our fingertips.

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Partners in Music Education

Thank you to the following partners in music education for their support of the Tallwood Band Program.

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