Marching Camp

Marching Band Camp - Check Calendar for Dates

Marching Band Camp is an important and intensive time for the marching band. Having already learned the music for the field show during Music Week, members now learn much of the maneuvers of the field show, experience the discipline required to be a first-rate organization, and build lasting relationships.

Make sure to:
  • Drink lots of water before camp and once you get home
  • Eat Breakfast & Protein
  • Drink lots of water before camp and once you get home (did we say that already?)
  • Get lots of rest
  • Stretch when you get home
  • Avoid Dairy, Soda, & Sweets
  • Drink lots of water before camp and once you get home (you can tell this is important)

Please note:

  • On days students rehearse from 9am – 9pm, dinner will be provided.
  • At all rehearsals, water will be provided so that a student can refill their thermos.


Typical Schedule

Welcome, Goals, Buddies, Squads, Materials

Stretches, Conditioning

Visual Block, Marching Technique



Council Games

Music & Ensemble Warm-ups


Full Ensemble Work

Conclude Day, Questions, Clean

Member Checklist

Student should bring the following with them to camp each day:
  • Dot Book (provided)
  • Socks
  • Athletic/Gym Shoes
  • Shorts (School Appropriate)
  • White T-shirts
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Hand Towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Bag with your equipment in it (for materials, extra clothes, etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Any medicines you may need
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Big water jug/camelbak
  • 5 Decorated/Individualized Poker Chips (for marchers)
  • Music Notebook (for instrumentalists)
  • Flags & other equipment (guard)
  • Instruments & Accessories (wind players)
  • String or Fanny Pack for Dot book
  • Pencil(s) to clip onto dot book
  • Flashlight/headlamp (optional...not on phone)

Shoe Requirements

For the safety of the students, for the proper care of their feet, and to aid in proper marching technique execution, please note the following footwear expectations for all members of the Wakefield High School Marching Band at all rehearsals:

  1. wear running style tennis shoes with athletic socks
  2. wear laces tied snugly

Do not wear:

  • High top sneakers
  • Skater shoes or other “floppy” shoes
  • Boat or deck shoes
  • Flip flops/sandals

Students will not be allowed to rehearse without shoes.