Parents

BAND BOOSTER CLUB

Parents are encouraged to join our band booster club. Our booster club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports our band program from 6th-12th grade. Please email camphillbandboosters@gmail.com to find out more and help out!


Gift Cards = Free money for your trips

Did you know that we partner with Giant and Karns to help you raise money for your child's trips? Gift cards for both can be purchased in $50 or $100 increments, and for each $100 purchased, your child earns $5 in credits for their trip account, and you still get the full value of the gift card!

To purchase, either visit the drive-through at Orrstown Bank and give them your child's name,

OR email Susie Stablier: lemieuxgirl66@gmail.com

FAQ about Marching Band:

Can I do sports AND band?

YES! And we will work with you to make sure that you achieve a good work/life balance!

Why would I join marching band?

In addition to rehearsing with your friends and the social aspects of band, you also get to perform for live audiences at Football games and compete against other bands! Camp Hill is a reigning champion for the Cavalcade of Bands circuit.

What if I’m really busy? Will my courses suffer? Will I have time for homework?

You have more time than you think and you will learn how to manage it during the season. Many band members also hold jobs, take a full course load including APs, and participate in other sports and activities while being at the top of their class academically.

There are lots of other kids in marching band who have been through the same courses and will be there to help you. Marching bandis only during the first marking period which is when your courses tend to be lighter in workload. Believe it or not, most bandmembers have their highest GPA of the year during marching band season because they don’t have time to slack!

Is it a lot of work?

Yes, but it is FUN work. We work hard and we play hard. There is nothing quite like the payoff of performing in front of a huge crowd – the shows are the best part!

Is it hard? It seems like a lot of work and I don’t know if I can handle it. I heard it’s hot and tiring. I don’t know if that’s for me.

It might be unfamiliar at first, but if you can walk, you can march! We will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know. You already know how to play your instrument and that’s half the battle! It takes time to get used to, but the end result is amazing! It is an outdoor activity like many other sports, so it can get hot during band camp sometimes, but we give plenty of breaks in the shade so that you stay in tip-top condition. Your body is more than capable of handling it!

What if I don’t know anyone?

You will know someone from your class and you will be become BEST FRIENDS with many others, and FAST. Band is very much a family. You will also have an advantage over many of your classmates by having a bunch of older friends in the school to look up to.

How much does it cost?

Other than the price of shoes, nothing!

I just don’t know if I want to do it…

Just come to the first rehearsal and see how you like it! You can always give it a try for a year and leave the following year if you decide it is not for you. To be honest, it starts off foreign and difficult in June, but by August newcomers start to realize how awesome marching band is. After the scavenger hunt during Mini Camp, you will have a group of friends that you will stay in touch with throughout the rest of high school!