2018 Preseason Band Camp: August 5-18
All students (winds, percussion, and colorguard) who are officially enrolled in the marching band class (MUPF 1118) at UNC Charlotte will report to Preseason Band Camp in August. (Student Leaders, Colorguard & Percussion start August 4, 2018)
Tentative Schedule for Band Camp 2018:
Sunday, August 4: Student Leaders, Drumline and Colorguard move-in 8am -12pm; check-in at JBC 1pm - 2pm; each group meets 2pm - 6pm; Student Leaders continue 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, August 5: Everyone else moves in 8am - 12pm; check-in at JBC 12:30pm - 3pm; part placement auditions 1pm - 4pm; welcome meeting for all in Rowe Recitl Hall 4:30pm - 6pm
Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9: Fundamentals on field 8am - 11:30am; lunch 11:30am - 1:30 pm; uniform fittings, sectionals & ensemble 1:30pm - 4:30pm; dinner 4:30pm - 6pm; field rehearsal 6pm - 8pm
Friday, August 10: Transition to permanent housing 9am - 12pm; uniform fittings/sectionals 1:30pm - 2:45pm; ensemble 3pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, August 11: No camp
Sunday, August 12: Sectionals 1:30pm - 2:45pm; ensemble 3pm - 4:30pm; dinner 4:30pm - 6pm; field rehearsal 6pm - 8pm
Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16: Fundamentals on field 8am - 11:30am; lunch 11:30am - 1:30 pm; uniform fittings, sectionals & ensemble 1:30pm - 4:30pm; Ddnner 4:30pm - 6pm; field rehearsal 6pm - 8pm
Friday, August 17: Preview show rehearsal 11am - 1pm; lunch 1pm - 3pm; Convocation rehearsal 3:15 - 4:30pm
Saturday, August 18: Uniforms 10am - 11am; call time at stadium 11:30am; Preview Show 12pm - 1:30pm
New to UNC Charlotte?
Incoming freshmen and transfer students must register for and attend Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R.) before the first day of Preseason Band Camp of the year in which they intend to march. If you have not registered for a S.O.A.R. session, you should do so immediately.
Can I join the Band if I don't attend UNC Charlotte?
Yes! It is possible for students who do not attend UNC Charlotte to participate, but they must attend one of the participating institutions of the Greater Charlotte Consortium. There is an application that must be completed and approved by the student's home institution and UNC Charlotte.
Students are required to enroll in the marching band class (MUPF 1118). This includes students participating throught the Greater Charlotte Consortium. Whenever possible, this should be done before July 15 of the year in which you intend to march.
How do I get a Preseason Band Camp Packet?
The Preseason Band Camp Packet is sent to all prospective and returning band members via email. If you have not received a Preseason Band Camp Packet by July 15 of the year in which you intend to march, you should contact Dr. Shawn Smith.
What do I do when I arrive for Preseason Band Camp?
Report to the check-in location as indicated in the Preseason Band Camp Packet. Please note that the report date may vary depending on your instrument and/or membership status (new, returning, or leadership).
Why do we have a Preseason Band Camp?
To achieve excellence, we must be able to execute the fundamentals of marching and playing at a very high level. Because we learn and perform multiple halftime shows in addition to a unique pregame show, everyone must be able to learn and refine new shows quickly and efficiently. Preseason Band Camp provides members, new and returning, the opportunity to get into shape physically, mentally, and musically so that we can work together to produce exciting performances. The emphasis is on fundamentals, but we will also be learning music and drill maneuvers for the season ahead. The quality of our Preseason Band Camp has a lot to do with the success of our season.
What will the schedule for Preseason Band Camp be like?
The normal daily schedule for Preseason Band Camp is as follows:
08:00 am – 11:30 am Fundamentals & Drill (Practice Field)
11:30 am – 01:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm – 04:30 pm Music Rehearsals
04:30 pm – 06:00 pm Dinner
06:00 pm – 08:00 pm Fundamentals & Drill (Practice Field)
This is only a sample schedule. You will be given a detailed daily schedule when you arrive for Preseason Band Camp. We make every effort to use this time in a productive and efficient manner.
What if I have to attend orientation and registration during Preseason Band Camp?
You will excused from rehearsal when you have something important to do regarding orientation and/or registration. All you need to do is advise the staff that you must leave and when you will be back. We do not want to keep you from conducting important business.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to catch-up and practice anything that you miss while away from rehearsal.
What about medical appointments?
You will be excused from rehearsal for important medical appointments, but please make every effort to schedule these so as not to interfere with Preseason Band Camp.
What about meals during Preseason Band Camp?
You must provide your own meals during Preseason Band Camp. There are several food options on and off-campus. Many students also bring breakfast items to be eaten in their residence hall or apartments.
Due to the extremely rigorous physical activity involved in our Preseason Band Camp, all students are CAUTIONED against missing regular nutritious meals. It is IMPERATIVE that you eat well balanced meals three times a day.
For university meal plans and dining accounts (fall & spring) contact Auxiliary Services.
Where will I be staying during Preseason Band Camp?
Members who will live on campus will first be placed into temporary housing and will then transition to into their residence hall at a later date (during Preseason Band Camp). Important information concerning residence hall move-in is contained in the Preseason Band Camp Packet.
Please remember that you will move into a residence hall ONLY if you have secured a room for the fall semester. We will help coordinate your early move-in, but do not formally arrange fall housing. You must secure your own contract for housing through UNC Charlotte Housing & Residence Life.
Membership in the "Pride of Niner Nation" Marching Band DOES NOT guarantee you a residence hall room. If you have not yet applied for housing through UNC Charlotte Housing & Residence Life, do so immediately. We can only facilitate early move-in for students who have made their own arrangements for University housing.
If you live in off campus housing, those arrangements are left to you. Be sure to communicate with your landlord and/or roommates.