OPENING CAMP MEETING
MRD CAMP WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 3:30pm ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, WITH A MEETING ON THE UPPER QUAD IN FRONT OF WILSON HALL (see enclosed map). All MRDs should plan to meet in front of Wilson Hall by 3:30pm. In case of rain/inclement weather, we will meet inside Wilson Hall. Instruments are NOT required at this meeting, but will be needed after dinner for our first rehearsals.
Please review the enclosed schedule for the first day of MRD Band Camp. With everything that takes place during this first day, it is necessary for all members to be informed and responsible for reporting to the assigned locations at the appropriate times. PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO SCHEDULE UPDATES DURING BAND CAMP (and the season), AS TIMES AND LOCATIONS MAY BE ADJUSTED DUE TO POTENTIAL INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND/OR FACILITY AVAILABILITY.
BASIC CAMP SCHEDULE
The MRD Camp Schedule will follow this basic outline each day, with a few exceptions (listed below):
8:30am Morning Sessions
11:30am Lunch Break
1:00pm Afternoon Sessions
4:30pm Dinner Break
6:00pm Evening Sessions
9:00pm Camp Closing
SOME IMPORTANT TIMES DURING THE WEEK:
Sunday, August 17 – Uniform Distribution for all returning members (2013 uniform) @ Forbes Center
Thursday, August 21 – NO morning or afternoon rehearsals (Freshmen Orientation), 5pm evening rehearsal
Friday, August 22 – MRD Performance @ Freshman Pep Rally
Saturday, August 23 – Final Camp Rehearsal (time T.B.D.) – camp closing– no evening rehearsal
Monday, August 25 – FALL CLASSES BEGIN! MRD Sectionals – 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, August 26 – FIRST REGULAR FULL MRD REHEARSAL at Bridgeforth Stadium – 6-7:30pm
The JMU Band Office works with the Office of Orientation to accommodate the needs of all incoming students.
AN ORIENTATION SCHEDULE FOR ALL MRD FRESHMEN IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRE-CAMP PACKET. PLEASE REVIEW THIS CAREFULLY. You can also visit www.jmu.edu/orientation for more information, or contact us with any questions.