Summer Marching Band Camps
All Marching Band members are expected to attend the August band camps according to the schedule below. Participation requires that all band and medical forms are on file in the band room before the first rehearsal in August.
|Freshmen/New Members/Leadership||Aug 8-10, 2016||8am - 4pm||Oakton HS band room|
|ALL MEMBERS REPORT||Aug 10, 2016||12:45pm - 4pm||Oakton HS band room|
|All Members||Aug 11-12, 2016||8am - 4pm||Oakton HS band room|
|All Members||ORKNEY! Aug 14-19, 2016||Overnight||Orkney Springs, VA|
|All Members||Aug 23-26, 2016||8am - 4pm||Oakton HS band room|
|All Members||Aug 30-Sept 1, 2016||TBD||Oakton HS band room|
Remember to bring these items to band camp every day: lunch, water jug, hat, sunscreen, music, instrument, drill charts, binder with clear sheet protectors, tennis shoes & socks. Note: Water is NOT provided at the practices at the high school -- all students must bring water for themselves. We recommend a large, insulated jug (with student's name on it) filled with ice and water to stay cool.
Practice T-Shirt schedule:
Monday = Red; Tuesday = Blue; Wednesday = Orange; Thursday = Yellow; Friday = Green
All About Orkney
Throughout the week, many photos are taken and posted nightly to the band's photo site so you can get a peek into your student's week at Orkney.
NOTE: Cell phone service is very spotty at Orkney, so don't expect much communication with your student during the week. Emergency contact numbers are provided below.
Orkney Springs Contact Numbers
Camp Main Number: (540) 856-2141 (8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday)
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
240 Shenandoah St
Woodstock, VA 22664
Directions to Orkney Springs
Take Route 66 West I-81 South. Exit I-81 South at Mt. Jackson (Exit 273). Turn left Route 11, then right on Route 11 through Mt. Jackson to Route 263 West. The road dead ends at Orkney Springs. You will see parents waving you to the parking area.
Camp Mailing Address
Oakton High School Band
c/o Shrine Mont Inc.
221 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845
Orkney Family Day 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
4:00 - 8:30 pm
Oakton High School
Following the students' return from Orkney by bus, the evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a parade and marching exhibition, followed by dinner in the cafeteria and a concert performance. Please come out and see how much the students have accomplished in just one week!
This year we will have the Annual Orkney Family Day at Oakton High School. The Schedule of Events are listed below.
Families may bring their own picnic dinner to enjoy in the cafeteria or they can pre-order a Subway meal. The meal will include a 6" sub, chips and a drink for $8.00. If you would like to order a Subway meal, please fill out the order form and submit it with a check payable to BBOHS by Sunday August 16. Please put SUBWAY on the memo line of the check. Payment and forms can be dropped off Sunday morning August 14 at Oakton HS before the students leave for Orkney.
Note: Student attire for the concert after dinner will be show shirt and khaki shorts.
We will have Spirit Wear sales, White House Ornament sales, and a Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet for the Oakton Classic which will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2016.
Schedule of Events
Move luggage to cars
Move luggage to cars
|4:45pm||Assemble outside band room with instruments||Walk to stadium|
|5:00pm||March to stadium||Wait in stands in stadium|
|5:15pm||Marching Show||Watch Marching Show|
|5:30pm||Return to band room
Put away instruments
|Walk to cafeteria
Set up food & drinks
|6:00pm||Eat dinner in cafeteria||Eat dinner in cafeteria/Bring picnic dinner or pre-order a Subway meal|
|7:00pm||Get out instruments
Prepare for concert
|Clean up cafeteria and/or
set up tables in gym lobby
(Spirit Wear, White House ornaments &
Shout Outs for Oakton Classic programs)
|7:30pm||Warm up on stage in auditorium||Mingle in gym lobby|
|7:45pm||Perform concert||Watch concert|
|8:15pm||Put away instruments||Mingle in gym lobby|