Summer Band Program info


Tips for a successful Marching Band Experience:

  1. Your student must always be on time for rehearsals. If rehearsal starts at 6:30pm, that means they must have their instrument together, music in order and in the band room warmed up and ready to play at 6:30pm. It is strongly suggested the students arrive no less than 15 minutes prior to the report time. REMEMBER: To be on time is to be late!
  2. Make sure your student eats well prior to a marching band performance or rehearsal. The body needs fuel to be able to make it through rehearsals and performances.
  3. Make sure your student is well hydrated prior to rehearsals and/or performances. Students must bring their own water bottles so they have access to water at all times.
  4. If needed, be sure to discuss any special physical/medical concerns or needs your child may have with the Mr. Busch well in advance of rehearsals and performances.
  5. Make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. During cooler months, dress in layers, during warmer months lighter colored clothing is best. Please keep in mind that the school dress code is in effect for marching band rehearsals and dress appropriately.
  6. Make sure your student is wearing appropriate footwear during rehearsals. Flip-flops and sandals do not cut it for marching band rehearsal. If your student has new dinkles (marching shoes), it is a good idea to wear them with thick socks during rehearsals to break them in.
  7. Sunscreen and bug spray are good things for your student to have at marching rehearsals. The mosquitoes get quite large in Wisconsin!
  8. Make sure your student has all the appropriate instrument needs during rehearsals and performances. Mouthpieces, reeds, lyres, valve/slide oil and music are important. It is also a good idea for your student to make sure they have a pencil and paper. If your marching instrument is in need of cleaning and/or repairs, do so as soon as possible.
  9. Rehearsals and Summer Band Camp are a part of the PHS Marching Band Program. If your student will be missing any rehearsal, you must get with Mr. Busch well in advance with the information and arrange to make up any missed rehearsal time. Mr. Busch is the final authority regarding missed rehearsals. Do not miss rehearsals!  NOTE: Summer Band Camp attendance is mandatory for Marching Band.
  10. Additional band camp items to bring: packed lunch, packed dinner, and school issued iPad. 
  11. Parents are encouraged to attend marching band rehearsals and/or band camp and help out as needed. Just show up and let someone know you are there and ready to help!