top of page
MArching band Levenworth 2017_edited.jpg




Band camp sets the tone for the year. It is not only a time that we learn and perfect our marching technique but begin to bond as a band and create the atmosphere of success and excellence that drives the Mount Vernon High School Band Program. During marching band and pep band are some of the only times when the entirety of the program works together. Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are all together, mentoring one another for a higher musical goal. Tone, musicality, ensemble, technique and balance are key components to that are focused on during the camp.

Camp Dates


Drumline Camp

August 14 - 18 | 9am - 12pm | MVHS Campus

This camp develops skills specific to drumline members. Drumline will join the remaining band members during the Full Band camp.

Full Band Camp

August 14 - 18 | 2pm - 6pm | MVHS Campus

For all incoming 9th - 12th graders. Learn marching technique and pep tunes in preparation for our parades and pep events.

*12:30pm - 5pm on Friday with  BBQ to follow. 

Band Barbeque

August 18 | 5pm | MVHS Friendship Circle

Celebrate the end of Band Camp with a potluck style BBQ. A Parent orientation meeting will be held during the first 20 minutes in the Instrumental Room



  • Wear lightweight, easy to march in clothing.

    • Thursday we will have a water balloon toss, dress in something you are comfortable getting wet.​

  • Wear comfortable shoes that can be marched in. 

    • No flip flops or sandals!

    • You may opt to wear your own Dinkles during camp.

  • Bring a water bottle!

    • Water to re-fill bottles will be available during field practice.

    • Individual water bottles will not be provided.

  • Sunscreen

    • Please apply liberally and often as we spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Sunglasses​​

  • Instrument

  • Music Flip Folders / Lyre

    • You will receive a packet of this year's pep music selections at camp.​

Do I need to buy anything?

Our program can provide everything needed! However, our selection is heavily used and limited. If you are able, please purchase the following:

  1. A flip folder and lyre for your instrument (Bring your instrument and get fitted at Hugo Helmer in Burlington

  2. Dinkles Glide Marching Shoes: The style used by our band can be purchased here from Band Shoppe

Purchasing these items is not necessary, but is highly encouraged.​​


Our program runs because of the help we receive from parents. If you are a parent interested in helping during band camp, please email Jacob Scherr ( or Daisy Cardona-Kay (

During camp we need help with:

  • Marching uniforms need to be fitted and altered

  • Help prepare and/or serve the meals for the BBQ on Friday.


If you would like to stay involved with our program, consider participating in our Parent Boosters.​​​

Preparation List
Sample Schedule


*Notates outdoor activity

bottom of page