Pride of The Valley performs during halftime of a home football game

Drumline and Pit

Sunday, Aug. 5 | 5—9 p.m.

Blair 121

This day is used for placement on drums and part assignments. More info coming on the drumline and pit mini-camp.

Sunday, Aug. 12 | 5—9 p.m.

Blair 121

Full Band

Friday/Saturday, Aug. 17—18

Move-in Day

Students are cleared to move into your dorm room either day. Students may pick the day that is most convenient for your family.

Friday, Aug. 17

  • 7—8 p.m. | Early bird uniform fitting

Saturday, Aug. 18

  • 1—3 p.m. | Returning member uniform fitting | basement of Blair Music Center
  • 1—3 p.m. | Instrument check-out for those needing an LVC-owned instrument | Blair Music Center 121
  • 3—5 p.m. | New member uniform fitting | basement of Blair Music Center
  • 6—7:30 p.m. | Music rehearsal | Blair 121

Sunday, Aug. 19–Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • 8:30–12 p.m. | Outdoor marching rehearsal on the practice field | Gold Parking Lot
  • 12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1 p.m.–4:45 p.m. | Music Sectionals/Full Band inside | Blair Music Center
  • 5–6:30 p.m. | Dinner
  • 6:30–8 p.m. | Outdoor rehearsal on the practice field

Thursday, Aug. 23

  • 8:30–12 p.m. | Outdoor practice
  • 12 p.m. | Finished for the day

Friday, Aug. 24

  • No camp

Saturday, Aug. 25

  • 8:30–12 p.m. | Outdoor practice
  • 12 p.m. | Camp finished

Meals

Dinner on Aug. 18 is "on your own." Meals during band camp, with the exception of the first evening are provided. All meals are served in Mund Dining Hall during camp.

 

Music

It is essential that all wind players review music prior to camp. We will put files up on the website shortly so that you can listen to and download your music. We are using a custom show and parts should be uploaded after July 15. Our music will of course be completely memorized for performance. Additional music for our tradition pre-game show and for stands playing will be issued during camp.

Show music can be found in the members section. Password to members section: marchingband

 

Heads Up

Please take some time during these few weeks to look over your music, work out rhythms, fingerings, and notes to begin to memorize. Get your "chops." legs, and stamina in shape. We will be hitting it hard from the first day! The majority of the field show will be learned by the close of camp.

 

Practice Field Alert

Be prepared for hard work on the practice field. You should come with good athletics shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Practice footwear must be "lace-up," no flip-flops or sandals. A personal water container is essential. Large coolers of water will be available at every practice.

New students are reminded that you must have your completed medical clearance form on file in the LVC Health Office before you may participate in field practices.

 

Materials

Drill books are required for each on-field band member. You must purchase a spiral-bound index card book.

You will be responsible for writing down your coordinates for each set. Your section leader will be provided drill charts. Please attach a cord to your dot book to facilitate carrying your coordinates on the field while marching. Please bring your own flip folder/lyre with approximately 15 plastic pages for your music.

 

Shoes, Glove Shirts, Cap Jackets, and Other

For performances all playing members will need to provide lace-up black band shoes. If you already have suitable black shoes for marching, bring them with you, for staff approval. Shoes with "rolled" toe and heel (Dinkles-type) are preferred and recommended. For those in need, we will have black "athletic" type shoe ("Style-Plus") available to order at band camp for $33. Guard members will not need this shoe. Footwear for guard members will be discussed at camp. Individual band members are also responsible for providing one pair of white gloves (with the exception of percussion). Gloves will also be available for order at camp (deluxe white rubber dot palm with Velcro wrist band) for $6.

2018 season "Pride at The Valley" t-shirts for $21, may be ordered during band camp. These shirts will be required. These shirts are to be worn under the uniform at performances.

 

Further Items of Interest

Optional popular "Pride of The Valley" items are available including personalized, embroidered, fleece-lined zippered warm-up jackets for $75. All of the above items may be charged to your LVC student account.

 

2018 Tentative Performance Schedule

Date Performance Location
9/1/2018 Free Parts Unknown
9/8/2018 Home Game versus Wilkes University 1 p.m.
9/15/2018 Free Parts Unknown
9/22/2018 Conestoga Valley Exhibition TBD
9/29/2018 Home Game versus Widener University 1 p.m.
9/30/2018 Allentown Collegiate Marching Band Festival All Day
10/6/2018 Fall Break All Day
10/13/2018 Homecoming versus Misericordia 1 p.m.
10/20/2018 Home Game versus Delaware Valley University 1 p.m.
10/27/2018 Free Parts Unknown
11/3/18 Free Parts Unknown
11/10/2018 Home Game versus Albright College 1 p.m.