Thursday, June 28, 2012

PGA Tickets Fore Charity

Support the EHS Marching Band. Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter! View the following flier for information about how the EHS Marching Band will receive funds.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Band Camp Reminders

All payments must be submitted by the start of pre-camp. Medical forms must be turned in to Mr Grom by the first practice attended. Students who have not been fitted for uniform and/or shoes please see Mr. Grom.
Parents, please remember the parent orientation on Sunday, August 12th at 1:00 pm. It’s a good opportunity to meet the other parents and learn how you can help the students through the year.
 If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Mr. Grom at:  330-861-9491 (cell) 330-794-4132 (work)
Band camp is one of the most important weeks of the marching band season. We learn our show, develop our marching and playing skills and, most importantly, get to know one another.
Although camp is at Ellet, students and staff are to be isolated during the day and so we ask there be no visitors. We all need to learn to rely on each other and focus on performing together.

Band Camp Necessities
Being properly prepared for rehearsals and performances is crucial to our success.

ü Instrument, performance and care accessories
ü Flags
ü 3-ring binder with plastic page holders
ü Flip Folder and Lyre
ü Highlighter
ü Pencils and notebook paper
ü Clothing for all weather – cool at night, hot during day, rain, etc.
ü Tennis Shoes/Socks
ü Sunscreen
ü Insect Repellant (for evening rehearsals)
ü Any Medications (see Mr. Hoover with details)
ü Summer uniform (T-Shirt, navy shorts, marching shoes, black socks) for preview performance on last day.


·  All Akron Public School rules and regulations apply
·  Shoes must be worn at all times when outdoors
·   No visitors at camp will be permitted
·   Use of Cell phones is prohibited during camp and pre-camp
·    If a student is sent home for disciplinary reasons there will be no refund
·    Every student must have a current medical form on file with the band prior to the start of Pre- camp, and must include all changes in medications, limitations and/or recent illnesses.
·    Students are expected to attend all rehearsals. Work is not an excused absence.
·    Behavior and conduct must reflect the individual and group in a positive light.
·    Once at rehearsal students are not to leave campus. Once camp has begun each day, use of student vehicles is prohibited
Chaperones are an extension of the instructors and must be treated with respect and obedience.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Schedule 2012


30                         Payment 1 Due


27                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                   E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
30                         Payment 2 Due


11                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
18                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
25                         Lesson Day                   8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S. (Contact Mr. Grom to schedule.)
24,26,                 Morning Sectionals        8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
30                         Last Payment Due
31                         Morning Sectionals      8:00am-Noon                   E.H.S.


2                           Morning Sectionals      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.

6                           Pre-Camp                      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
               The students will return at 4:00pm for the DC.I. Show in Massillon.  Arrival back to Ellet approx..11:00pm.

7 – 10                   Pre-Camp                      8:00am-Noon                    E.H.S.
12-18                  Band Camp       All Day                E.H.S.

Sunday, August 12

1:00pm: All students and parents report to Ellet High School for sign – in and rehearsal. There is a parent orientation 1:00 – 1:45 in the Ellet Auditorium.
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Rehearsal
4:00 – 4:30 pm: Cookout.
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Activity.

Monday, August 13

8:00 – 5:00: Rehearsal
Lunch provided by band boosters.

Tuesday, August 14

8:00 – 4:00 pm: Rehearsal

           Wednesday, August 15

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal
5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 – 9:30 pm Rehearsal in Stadium

Thursday, August 16

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal

Friday, August 17

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Rehearsal
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Rehearsal in Stadium
9:00 – 9:30 pm: Clean –up for Skit Night
Midnight: Lights out

Saturday, August 18

9:00 – 11:00 am
Noon - Preview in the stadium

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Rehearsal

Sectional Rehearsals
               Sectional rehearsals are held throughout the summer and fall and target the technical and musical concerns of specific instrumental sections of the band.

Pre-camp is held the week before band camp. The focus of pre-camp is on fundamentals and music. Pre-camp is held at Ellet and runs from Monday-Friday 8:00am - Noon.
Pre-camp is required although accommodations are made for those completing summer school.

Band Camp
Band camp is held in August at Ellet High School, Sunday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
At band camp we focus on marching and music fundamentals, learning the marching drill and coordinating the drill with the music.
In addition to rehearsals we have activities to encourage team work and pride. The week ends with a preview performance for family and friends.

Our post camp rehearsals are held four days a week from 8:00am - Noon between camp and the start of school.

After School Practices
Once school begins full rehearsals are every Monday and Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm. All rehearsals are required and graded. Accommodations are made for Athletes. All band/Color Guard members participating in band and athletics must communicate clearly about schedules with all coaches and directors.


Participation in all performances is mandatory and graded.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Post Camp Schedule


20-24                Rehearsal                                       8:00am – Noon @ Ellet
24                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
27, 29                 Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
31                         Game @ Tallmadge                   5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet


3                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
5                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
7                           Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
10                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
12                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
14                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
17                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
19                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
20                         Game @ Infocision                    5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
22                         Contest @ Infocision                              TBA
24                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
26                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
28                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet


1                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
3                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
5                           Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
6                           Contest @ Nordonia                 TBA
8                           Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
10                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
12                         Game @ Ellet                                5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
13                         Contest @ Copley                       TBA
15                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
17                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
19                         Game @ Infocision                    5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet
22                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
24                         Rehearsal                                       3:30pm – 5:30pm @ Ellet
27                         Game @ Kenmore                     5:00pm Call Time @ Ellet