Band Camp – Packing List

The Recommended Packing List can be found on the Pride of Salem website:

https://sites.google.com/a/salem.k12.va.us/pride/home/documents

 

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Band Camp – Parents’ Night

11947943_1147050878656656_8212297407161897566_oParents’ Night is Friday August 19th. The Band will perform (at least a portion of) their 2016 Show, “Cosmic Journey,” for parents and visitors to camp. You are welcome to bring desserts to share at a fellowship time after the performance. (You do not need to bring drinks.) Show shirts & other Salem Band items will be sold at this time.

Please do not arrive at camp before 6pm. The show will start promptly at 7:15pm, and visitors will be asked to leave by 9pm.


Directions to Greenbrier Youth Camp are below.  Please note GPS routes are not always correct.

From Salem, take I-81 North to exit 150B.  Merge onto US 11 South and turn right on 220N.  Go through Clifton Forge and follow signs to get onto I-64 West heading toward Lewisburg, WV.

At the Lewisburg exit (approx. 1.5 hr drive from Salem), turn right onto route 219, and continue for nearly 10 miles.

When you pass an Exxon on the right, followed by a cemetery on the right, you will turn right onto Anthony Road.  Go about 5 miles, and every time you come to a fork, take the downhill option.  When you cross the Greenbrier River, turn left.  The camp will be on your left.

 

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Band Camp Time!

On Sunday, August 13th, the Salem Band will be heading to their annual Band Camp, at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony WV.

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While there, the kids will have limited access to cellphones & Internet, as reception is spotty.

If you wish to send mail or a care package to your student while they are there, remember to send it early (if they arrive before the band, they will be held and distributed Sunday).  The address is:

Greenbrier Youth Camp
P.O. Box 210
Frankford, WV  24938
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Happy Holidays

The Salem Band Booster Board members would like to wish our band students, booster members and their families a happy and safe holiday season!

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ATV Winners!

Congratulations to our two winners of the new Polaris ATVs!  The drawing was held on Friday, and both have now been awarded and delivered.

The winner of the green ATV was Steve Edwards, from Bassett.  The blue ATV was won by Judd Poindexter, of Salem.

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Thank you to everyone who helped to support this raffle, and to all the ticket purchasers!

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4-Wheeler Raffle

We are asking that each band member sell five raffle tickets.  Tickets are $20.00 each, each ticket is eligible for both drawings, 1 drawing per four wheeler. Checks should be made payable to the Salem Band Boosters.  If the band students sell 800 tickets, Mr.Wilkes will do something unforgettable…  The company that sells the most raffle tickets will win a pizza dinner out together and a movie pass!  If you need more tickets, please see your General.

All money and unsold tickets are due to your General by Thursday October 1, 2015.  Two winning tickets will be drawn at the last home game on November 6, 2015.  The winners do not need to be present.  Please make sure that each ticket sold has complete contact information, including a telephone number.

Some facts about the four wheelers:

  • Sportsman ETX All Wheel Drive
  • Retail value of $6,000.00
  • Single Lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc with hydraulic rear foot brake.
  • Stamped steel wheels.

Winners will receive DMV title and be responsible for title fees and safety courses.  A $35.00 fee for any returned check will apply, and that ticket will not be placed in drawing until both the check and return fee are paid.

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Band Parent Intro Meeting

Find out how you can help support our kids in the Salem High School Band. Mr. Wilkes and members of the band booster board will be outlining plans for the upcoming school year…

When : Thursday, Oct. 1st 6:30-7:00
Where : SHS Auditorium

Hope to see you there!

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Pride of Salem Swim Party

Friday, August 14th, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Stonegate Swim Club, 856 Stonegate Drive

The Salem Band Boosters cordially invite the members of the 2015 Pride of Salem Marching Band for a relaxing evening prior to heading off for their busy week at Band Camp. Our band members will enjoy an evening of fun, friends, swimming and food.

Dinner and dessert will be provided by the Salem Band Boosters. Parents may send a dessert for our band members. We request that each student bring a 12 pack of sodas (Coke, Pepsi, Sprite/Sierra Mist, Orange, Root Beer, etc.) which will be used at the party. Any drinks not used for the pool party will go towards restocking our pantry and used for upcoming football games and competitions.

Students should bring a swimsuit and a towel.

Students should RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 12th by signing the sheet in the band room. We must have a headcount to insure we have enough lifeguards and food.

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Band Wear for 2015 Season

The Band Wear order form for our 2105 show, “Remembrance,” is now available.

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Fundraiser – Stadium Cleanup

Parents and Friends of the Pride of Salem –
With the expected growth in the band next year, we are looking for more ways to earn money to support the Band.   The Salem Civic Center has offered to make a monetary donation to the Salem Band Boosters.  In exchange, parents, students and other volunteers would clean up cans after the Blue Ridge Music Festival.  We will meet on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. to clean up after Saturday’s concert and on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  to clean up after Sunday’s concert.  Please note that the Wednesday clean up would be after band practice is over for the day.
To make this work, we will need every parent and student volunteer that we can get.  The more volunteers we have, the faster the clean up will be completed.  Please sign up to volunteer for this clean up at Signup Genius.
Thank you for your support!
The Salem Band Boosters
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