Welcome New Bulldog Band Students & Parents!

We hope you're excited about joining the Bulldog Band Family!  We're excited to have you join us!  Below is the letter from our director providing you with important information.  We invite you to join us for our mandatory band booster meeting on Wednesday, July 19th, after the Exhibition. 

Click here for the 2017-18 Bulldog Band Handbook

Click here for the 2017 Band Camp Parent Insert

Once again, Welcome to the Bulldog Band Family!

June 20,2017


“The Pyramids of Egypt”

To:Returning and New Marching Bulldog Band Members and Parents
From:Clifton E. Scott
Director of Bands, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
2600 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610
Band Room: 919-856-2835, Home: 919-217-0274
Website: Bulldogband.net
Subject:2017-2018 Season and School Year

Greetings Bulldog Family,

It is again that time of year that we turn our heads in the direction of Excellence, Expertise and Success. It is again time to kick-off the Annual Event that generates exposure, desire, co-operation and unity. It is Band Camp time. We began this process in December with recruitment information, try outs, auditions, and interviews.

Our 2017 Theme this year is “The Pyramids of Egypt”. It’s going to be a great show, with high music General Effect very similar to our shows of previous years as we journey through the music associated with the Egyptian Culture. Our musical talent will be tested every day, in rehearsals and in performances.

Our Motto this year is simple: “Lead By Example, Not By Accident!”. This Motto helps promote the contributions of each and every member, both student and band booster in making our 2017 Campaign Successful.

*** If you do not play an instrument already or you are only participating in Jazz Band, please contact Mr. Scott immediately. ***

Important information is included in this letter and is also posted to our website.

  1. Health Form – in order to participate in band activities, this form needs to be returned either prior to camp or by the first day of camp. Health Forms are mandatory, so please make this a priority by mailing them into the school or emailing or faxing this pertinent information.
       2017-18 Health Form
  2. The Financial Responsibility Form will allow you to schedule Fair Share (Student Support), payments or Fund Raising Events for our band students. Band should not be a financial hardship for any student, but a form of support for all, thus the term Fair Share. This is what it costs for our band to operate, through donations, gifts, fund raising and personal contributions.
       2017-18 Financial Responsibility Form
  3. Additional forms to be filled out at Band Camp – Willingness to Serve Volunteer form (WTS), Accessories Form, Payment or Purchase Forms
       2017-18 Willingness to Serve Form
       2017-18 Accessories Form
       Band Payment Form

The Amount of Fair Share for the 2017-2018 year will be $750.00*. Other information is on the Financial Responsibility form. (Check the Bulldogband.net website)
[ Note: New members and incoming Freshman are required to purchase the Accessory Package, containing Marching Band Shoes, Wind Suit and the Band Bag for $130.00. ]

We are requesting that each student pay their initial $100.00 towards Fair Share during the week of Band Camp. This will tremendously assist the band in getting a sound financial start for the year and covers Band Camp Fee (meals, instruction, materials).

Remaining Summer Schedule
July 1111:00amBulldog Institute Performance - Section Leaders
July 1211:00amBulldog Institute Performance - Section Leaders
July 12-1412:00noon-9:00pmBand Camp
July 17-1912:00noon-9:00pmBand Camp (ending with exhibition performance at 6:30pm on Weds, 7/19)

*** Band Camp is REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS! Please do not schedule any conflicts with these dates.

July 12-14, 17-18

Weds, July 19

12:00noonMusic Skills
2:20Marching Skills
5:15Music Skills
7:30Marching Skills
9:00Camp Ends
12:00noonMarching Skills
2:30Marching Skills
5:00Dress and Warm-up Attire white t-shirts, dark shorts, black shoes
6:30Camp Exhibition-Open to the Public
7:00Band Booster Meeting in Cafeteria
Committee Sign Ups and Band Fees Collection
Band Students Dinner

On Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm, there will be a Mandatory New Members' Orientation meeting for new band, colorguard, and managerial staff parents in the SRMHS Chorus Room. Please come out and find out what it takes to keep the Bulldog Band Moving.

On Monday July 17 there will be a Mandatory Senior Parent Meeting at 7:30pm in the Chorus Room. This is a very important meeting for all Senior Band Parents.

Camp Helpful Hints to Get You Ready

  1. Exercise. Get out and walk to get used to being outside.
    70% of band camp takes place outside, so please condition your body for this event.
  2. Hydrate. Drink plenty of water and drink non-carbonated drinks.
  3. Eat breakfast each day and allow time for night and morning rest.
    Working a summer job and then coming to band camp is a strain on your body.
  4. Include the following: sun block (for your skin condition), hat to block the sun, clothes that cover the shoulders and midriff. No short shorts please, conservative length. Closed toed shoes, no flip flops or sandals. A good pair of practice sneakers is very important. A lot of our work is athletic related, so attire suitable for working out should be considered.
  5. Make sure that your instrument is in good working condition.
    If you are playing a school instrument, you will need to sign a school contract and take responsibility for the care of this instrument. Contact Mr. Scott about availability.
  6. We are in need of a few instrument switches, particularly Tenor Saxophone, French Horn and Baritone. Contact Mr. Scott if you are interested in assisting with balancing out our instrumentation.
  7. Please check our website (bulldogband.net) for updates and sign up for fund raising opportunities. Also please register at the top of the website to receive very important email updates from the Director and the Band Boosters.

Fund Raising Opportunities:
Venues:Walnut Creek Amphitheater, PNC Arena, Event One Football Games
Sales:Go-Play-Save City Discount Coupon Books, Home Pizza Kits, Band Bash sponsorship,
Popcorn Palace, Peanut Roaster, Fruit sale, Annual BBQ
Grocery Card purchases, School Link for Grocery Store Purchases, donations.

Fall Tentative Schedule

19-20Summer Band 8am-noon
20Colorguard/Percussion Workouts 5:00-7:00, Music Reading Session 6-7
22-July5Mr.Scott on vacation
10Summer Band 8:am-Noon, Pre-Marching Band Camp Workouts 8:00am-Noon
11,12Bulldog Institute Performances Section Leaders 11:00, Wear Old Theme Shirts and Jeans
12-14Band Camp 12:00noon-9:00pm, Mandatory Attendance
12-14Mandatory New Member Meeting 7:00pm, Chorus Room
17-19Band Camp 12:00noon-9:00pm, Mandatory Attendance
19Band Camp 6:30pm Exhibition Performance, 7pm Mandatory Band Booster Meeting
24First day of school
25Band Rehearsal 3-6
27Band Rehearsal 3-6
30DCI Winston-Salem, 1:00pm Departure
1Band Rehearsal 3-6, Mandatory Band Boosters Meeting 6:00pm
3Band Rehearsal 3-6
7Band Rehearsal 3-6
8Band Rehearsal 3-6
9-13DCI World Championships - Indianapolis, Indiana - Mr. Scott attending
15Band Rehearsal 3-6
17Band Rehearsal 3-6
18West Cartaret Home Football Game-7:00pm Game time, Early Release Day
22Band Rehearsal 3-6
24Band Rehearsal 3-6
25Northern Nash Home Football Game-7:00pm Game time
26Saturday Band Camp 8:00am-Noon
29Band Rehearsal 3-6
5Band Rehearsal 3-6, Mandatory Band Boosters Meeting 6:00pm
7Band Rehearsal 3-6
12Band Rehearsal 3-6
14Band Rehearsal 3-6
16Marching Band Competition William Byrd High School, Roanoke, VA
19Band Rehearsal 3-6 Fruit Sale Kick-Off, 6:15pm, Auditorium
21Band Rehearsal 3-6
23Band Bash
27Fall Camp 8am-Noon
28Fall Camp 8am-Noon
29Broughton Home Football Game-7:00pm Game time
30Marching Band Competition TBD
1-8No band activites, enjoy Fall Break!
10Band Rehearsal 3-6 Mandatory Band Boosters Meeting 6:00pm
12Band Rehearsal 3-5
14Marching Band Competition, TBD
20Leesville Rd Home Football Game-7:00pm Game time, Early Release Day
21Marching Band Competition Union Pines Cameron, NC
24Band Rehearsal 3-5
26Band Rehearsal 3-5
28Final Marching Band Competition TBD
4Magnet Fair
7Mandatory Band Boosters Meeting 6:00pm
9Band Rehearsal 3-5
12-14North Carolina Music Educator's Conference, Winston-Salem, Mr. Scott Attends
16Band Rehearsal 3-5
17Band Rehearsal 3-5
18Raleigh Christmas Parade
21Early Release
22-26Thanksgiving Holiday
4Fruit Delivery
5Band Rehearsal 3-6 Mandatory Band Boosters Meeting 6:00pm
6Band Rehearsal 3-5
7Winter Concert 7:00pm
18-Jan 2Christmas Break

Additional dates will be announced during the spring, summer and fall.
Please check the bulldogband.net website for updates.

Annual Trip
Where: Memphis, Nashville-Tennessee
Dates: June 2018
We will lock in the dates asap.

Lead By Example, Not By Accident!

Please share this letter with other members who may not be on the email or mailing list.

Thank you,
Clifton Scott
Director of Instrumental Music
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

Contact Mr. Scott:
Band Room: 919-856-2835
Home: 919-217-0274
Email: Cescott2@wcpss.net

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