Summer Camps and Orkney

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.

Group Dates Time Location
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

All you need to know about the Orkney Band Camp (arrival and departure schedule, what to bring to camp, daily schedule and specials, etc.) can be found in the Orkney Information and Forms packet.

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
(540) 459-2828

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

<Student Name>
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

Time Students Parents
4:00pm Unload buses/trucks
Move luggage to cars
Unload buses/trucks
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
8:30pm Dismissal Student Dismissal