The Bulldog Band and Angels Dance Team holds rehearsals each summer before the beginning of the fall semester.
The purpose of the rehearsals is to allow the band to adequately prepare for the upcoming marching season. This is also an important time for the students in the band to meet and greet each other. In a group as large as the Bulldog Band, students need to have time to establish bonds of friendship and a strong work ethic. Students build a true “esprit de corps” during summer rehearsals. This relationship with each other and the group as a whole makes summer band the most important time of the year for the Bulldog Band. No grades are assigned during summer band; however, attendance is checked and marching positions in the contest/competition band are assigned based on attendance, work habits and development of skills taught during the summer rehearsals.
When Does Summer Band Start?
Generally, summer band begins the 1st Monday in August. Parents wishing to see their child excel in the Bulldog Band should make travel and vacation plans with this schedule in mind.
Volunteer Opportunity – Misting Moms and Dads
The band usually practices outside in the morning and evening, spending the hottest part of the day inside working on music. However, this is Texas and August, September and even October can see some high temperatures. If you want to get to know the directors and other kids in the band, make some new band parent connections, and be the most popular person at band camp, come be a Misting Mom or Dad.
For more information about Misting Moms and Dads or to volunteer email the Misting Moms and Dad’s Chairperson.