Fall Marching Band Camp August 1 – 5

The BSHS “Pride of the Northside” Marching Band will have their final summer camp of 2022 from August 1-5 to prepare our fall marching band shows.

Camp begins each day at 9am and ends each day at 4:30pm. All camp activities will take place at BSHS.

Students are asked to pay a $25 camp fee for each week of band camp they attend. Please make checks payable to BSBA. Students who need to rent a marching instrument should also bring a check for $25 made out to BSHS. If you already rented at the June camp, you do not need to pay the rental again.

Students who need new marching band shoes will need to order them during camp on Friday, August 5. The cost is $30. Please make checks payable to RRR.

What Do I Bring to Band Camp?

  • Instrument and all music given to you during camp
  • 3 ring binder with sheet protectors for music
  • Gallon Jug of water
  • Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Light colored, loose fitting, athletic style clothing. Do not wear jeans and a hoodie – you wont make it.
  • Lunch! Please bring your lunch each day. Students are not permitted to leave school during lunch, however parents are welcome to drop off lunch items.


Speaking of food, students must eat breakfast before they arrive. The most common health issues that occur during marching band occur because students didn’t eat breakfast (avoid milk – granola and fruit is a great idea). Students should also drink TWO glasses of water before going to bed each night and TWO glasses before arriving. Students will also need to continue hydrating throughout the day.

Uniforms and Senior Pictures

Uniform fittings will occur on Monday and Tuesday during camp. Senior Pictures will be taken during the afternoon on Thursday.

Parent Performance

On Friday, we will perform what we have learned for our friends and family. We will also have a cookout before the performance. While everyone is eating, we will have a parent meeting, including introductions of our booster officers and our fundraising activities for the fall.

Schedule for Friday Afternoon:

  • 4:30 – Rehearsal Ends, Set Up
  • 5:30 – Food!
  • 6:00 – Students Perform
  • 6:30 – Clean Up, Dismiss

Parents are asked to bring an item for the meal. Here is the signup, including the exact items we need. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F49AFAE29A2F85-feed. Please drop off your item when you drop off your student FRIDAY MORNING.

Questions? Email Mr. Payne at director@bshs.band or michael.payne@fayette.kyschools.us.