Weekly Updates

Week of: SUNDay, August 2, 2020

Please read this email all the way through. Warning: It is a long email. However, it is full of information that will allow us to have a successful Band Camp 2020. Please note: Most of this information is required to participate in Band Camp 2020. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Pettis immediately (mpettis@epasd.org).

Topics include:

  • Rehearsal Schedule 

  • Band Camp Reminders 

  • Important Announcements

  • Looking Ahead…

    • Future Rehearsals

  • Usual Information

Band Camp!!!!!!

Each Student of the EPMB (and EPCG) must hand in the Signature Form and Medical Form from the EPMB 2020 Handbook. You cannot participate without either forms. You will be asked to fill them out on the spot if you do not show up with them.


Access the Band Camp Handout here.

8/3 - 8/6 (M/T/W); 9am - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm, (Th) 9am - 4pm

8/10 - 8/13 (M/T/W); 9am - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm, (Th) 9am - 4pm


Band Camp Reminders

  1. Healthy Lunch 

  2. Water – minimum 1 gallon water jug 

  3. Instrument/Equipment 

  4. 3-Ring Binder w/ Music and a Pencil 

  5. Bar of Soap 

  6. Hat or Visor 

  7. Sunscreen (No student can share sunscreen)

  8. Wear a MASK, WHITE T-SHIRT and MESH SHORTS colored by section: Brass-Blue, Woodwinds-Red, Percussion-Green, Guard-Black Sneakers & High White Socks


How to Prepare

  1. Eat a GOOD breakfast everyday

  2. Drink WATER Before & After Rehearsals to RE-HYDRATE Yourself

  3. BRING your lunch – No one may leave the school during lunch  or have it delivered

  4. Arrive EARLY. Rehearsal starts ON TIME! 

  5. Work on MEMORIZING your music and work IN ADVANCE 



Other Information/Reminders

  • No lunch delivery is permitted. Following district and government safety protocols, there will be a place for each of the sections to store their lunch.

  • No student is allowed to share any item, including water, soap, phones, sheet music, stands, etc. 

  • All students must arrive and leave wearing their facemasks.

  • Bring extra water. Dehydration is100%  preventable.

  • To aid us in Drill Learning, we use an app. Students should make sure their phone is at 100% charge for the day and also when returning for the night rehearsal.

  • Themes for each day or Spirit Days information will be sent out as well through the section leaders. We encourage everyone to participate as it promotes creativity and unity - both of which are key forgetting through and enjoying band camp! 

  • Storing Belongings:

    • Front Ensemble: MS Band Room

    • Color Guard: Side Room of MS Band room

    • Winds: MS Choral Room

  • We will all be eating outside. (There are tents.)  If weather does not permit that, we will eat in the designated locations where each section stores their belongings.


Important Announcements



EPMBA Booster Meeting

Monday, 8/3, 2020 @ 7pm.

EPMS back Parking Lot



​As sent in a Remind message by Cassie - Ice and water donations are accepted everyday to anyone who is able and willing.



First Installment Due: August 1st with an extension to August 3rd (aka Day 1 of Band Camp 2020) along with any extra items needed to be purchased. For example: First year members need shoes.

You may bring dues checks to any rehearsal. Please find Mr. Pettis.

**Dues should not be the determining factor of why your child does not join marching band. I will work with you! Please, contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Click here to access the Dues Document.

(Colorguard parents please follow the information from Cassie.)



*********For all Students in EPMB and EPCG*******


This email was sent to the Band and Color Guard Members. It is very important that you as the Parents/Guardians update your information on there. It will show you financial information, forms that are due, volunteer information, and many more things. You should now be able to see any payments from this season of marching band posted to your child’s account.


Hello Panthers,

Drink water.

I wanted to get this email out to as soon as possible, but as you will see with this program, there is a lot it can do. Check it out at this link: Charms Parent/Student Overview.

Please follow the instructions on the attached document to join Charms. Everybody is required to do this: Winds, Percussion, and Guard. This needs to be done by Wednesday (8/5) morning of Band camp. Take a lot around Charms and even more important, let your parents or guardians take a look around Charms. Your Parent or Guardian will use your Password to access their charms information. It is one account.


Other Announcements:

  1. We will talk about the fundraiser that was handed out to you on Wednesday night. (More information will  also be posted on the Website Under Fundraiser and Weekly email.)

  2. Please look for the weekly update on Sunday. There will be reminders about Band Camp Next week!

  3. Remember (and remind your parents) the Signature page and Medical Form page are Monday, (8/3) the first day of Band Camp along with the first Installment of Dues.

  4. I will introduce different sections to you, but mostly your parents over the duration of Band Camp. Once we are allowed in the school and set up the NEW(ish - It was a gym) band room (which I am very excited about), things will run much more smoothly and Charms will really work for our advantage.

  5. This same email will be sent to the parents/guardians tomorrow.

  6. Drink water.


Have a great weekend!

Use this link to see the attached Document for Charms.



Seniors Congratulations, you made it this far. It is time to get recognized for all the work you put into this program. Make sure you fill out the information by Monday, August 10 before Band Camp 2020 Week 2 Starts. 

Access the form here.

​Looking ahead...

Mini Camp #2

August 17 - August 19 @ 6 - 9 PM (M/T/W) - Full Band

Location: TBA

Usual Information

****Important for Any EPMB members who have not attended a rehearsal****

Return to Participate Plan

Winds/Percussion Return to Participate Plan

WAIVER (This must be signed and brought to rehearsal to participate.)

(Click the links above.)

Summer Schedule

For those who do not have the schedule for the Summer. A Fall schedule will come out as soon as we know how school is operating this year.

Click here to access the Summer Schedule.

More updates:


  • We are looking for more Parents to get involved with our Booster Organization, East Pennsboro Music Booster Association (EPMBA)! Please contact me if you would like to help out! We are looking to fill a few more positions. (FYI, if your child is in any part of the music program at EPHS, you are automatically in the EPMBA!)

  • Use this folder link to see all the documents mentioned above.

- Mr. Pettis


425 West Shady Lane, Enola, PA 17025
mpettis@epasd.org  |   717-732-0723

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