WEST COAST BRASS BANDS BAND CAMP – Teapot Valley, Brightwater, Nelson 10th, 11th, and 12th SEPTEMBER

2010 INFORMATION BULLETIN
All arrangements have now been completed for this year’s Band Camp in September. Catering for the weekend is being undertaken by the venue. The caterers do however need some help at meal times and with washing/clearing up after meals etc. Please assist if asked. FEES: The fees for each participant will be $50. WHAT DO PARTICPANTS NEED TO BRING • Sleeping bag and pillow • Spare clothing • Toilet gear and personal effects • Insect repellent and sun block • Some home baking or a packet of biscuits for morning and afternoon tea breaks All food for main meals will be provided. Crockery and cutlery are available at the Lodge. FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE BAND CAMP SESSIONS YOU WILL NEED: • Your music stand • Your instrument ENROLMENTS There is a lot of interest in this year’s Camp and due to the number of beds available there will be a limit to the number who can attend. Applications will therefore be treated on a “first come first served” basis although we will try to ensure that as many get the opportunity as possible. ARRIVAL TIMES Any time after 4.30pm on Friday for registration. PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEKEND Friday night- arrive; get comfortable, Junior Band 6-7pm, Intermediate Band 6-8pm Saturday – Juniors 9-10am rehearse, 10-11 morning tea/games, 11-12 rehearse again, 12-2 lunch, 2-3 rehearse, 3-4 games/break, 4-5 rehearse, 5-6 dinner, 6-7 rehearse.

Saturday – Intermediates 9-10.30am rehearse, 10.30-11 morning tea, 11-12 rehearse, 12-1 lunch, 1-3 rehearse, 3-4 break, 4-5 rehearse, 5-6.30 dinner, 6.30-8.30 rehearse. Sunday – Juniors 9-10am rehearse, 10-11 morning tea/games, 11-12 rehearse in venue for concert, 12-1 lunch, 1pm concert. Sunday – Intermediates 9-10.30am rehearse, 10.30-11 morning tea, 11-12 rehearse, 12-1 lunch, 1pm concert. Concert – Juniors prepare 30-40 minutes of music. Intermediate prepare 30-45 minutes of music. FINISHING TIME 3.00pm Sunday afternoon. Please feel free to contact me via email if you require any further information. Looking forward to meeting you all over the weekend.

Nick Sharpe sharpenicholas@hotmail.com

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