2017-18 Camp & Training Schedules

CT Johnson High School Bands

2017-18 July Camp, August Training Schedules & FAQs

What are “June Mini Camp” and “August Summer Training”?

Mini Camp and August Summer Training are extended periods of rehearsal held during the spring and summer months to prepare the Johnson Band for the upcoming competitive marching and football seasons. We will spend time rehearsing marching and music fundamentals, as well as learning the material for our fall Field Show and football shows. We also do a variety of team building exercises during the camp, and will go to Schlitterbahn again this year.

Beyond rehearsals, the camp and summer training serve as an opportunity for the students to come together to get to know the other members of the Johnson Band Family. Bonding opportunities take place throughout the week, as sections will spend time eating together, gathering at each others’ houses for social events, and ultimately perform together for the first time as members of a World Class Program. Camp and summer training are always an enjoyable time and are key ingredients for the success of the program.

Is August Summer Training mandatory?

Barring emergency or academic conflict, all members of the Johnson Band should attend all scheduled rehearsals, whether or not you plan to do Varsity Marching Band or only Pep/Concert Band.

Why are summer rehearsals so long?

Our camp/summer training schedule is comparable to those programs competing at the highest level of UIL and Bands of America, and is designed to allow us to learn the fundamentals necessary to perform at a World Class level. We learn a great deal of our fall field show during summer training. Once school starts, we are limited to eight hours of rehearsal a week outside the school day. In a normal summer training day, we will rehearse as much in one day as we do an entire week when school starts. Many programs outside of Texas that we will compete against rehearse anywhere from 14-16 hours a week outside of school, compared to our eight. It is critical for us to learn as much as possible during summer training, as we are limited when school starts.


We will again provide optional meals for order/purchase from various area restaurants duringlunch and dinner, for students unable to leave the campus or who would like to purchase a reasonably priced selection! More info to come … keep an eye out for order forms!

Over the summer, we will offer various evenings where the band hall is open for practicing. Due to the difficulty of their skills, Colorguard and Percussion hold these additional camps in July:

Colorguard Camp
All members of Johnson Colorguard attend (Same week as drum camp)
Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

Percussion Camp
All members of Batterie & Front Ensemble (Same week as guard camp)

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

Band Leadership Training
**All student leaders for 2017-18
July 27 - July 29

Thursday, July 27, 2 p.m., Tube on the Comal River (afternoon/evening)
Friday, July 28 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., TBA
Saturday, July 29 9 a.m. - 6 p.m, Johnson High School

August Summer Training Events 2017
Varsity Band Members attend ALL rehearsals.
Fall Athletes/Pep Band members attend ONLY afternoon rehearsals during WEEK THREE & FOUR

WEEK #1 - 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rehearsal
12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. - 5 p.m., Rehearsal

WEEK #2 - 8/7, 8/8, 8/9. 8/10, 8/11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Outside
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Inside
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Outside

**Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00pm
**Dinner break from 4:00 - 6:00pm

WEEK #3 - 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Outside
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Inside
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Outside

**Lunch from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
**Dinner break from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WEEK #4 - 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25
9:00am - 12:00pm Outside
1:00pm - 4:00pm Inside
6:00pm - 9:00pm Outside

**Dinner break from 4:00 - 6:00pm (Mon - Weds this week, then Meet the Jags Thursday, Meet the Band Friday)

MEET THE JAGS PEP RALLY: Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
BAND PARTY DATE: Saturday, August 26, 8-10 p.m.
2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR STARTS: Monday, August 28
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