June 13, 2017
My name is Tomisha Brock, and I am honored to have been selected as the new Director of University Bands at Clark Atlanta University. We are preparing for a very exciting and productive marching band season and academic year, and are thrilled you have chosen to participate with us and become a part of history in the making.
As we work to revitalize the CAU Mighty Marching Panthers, it is imperative that all members come in with an open mind, and a spirit of dedication, determination, discipline, and drive. The 2017 MMP Pre-Season Camp will begin July 30, 2017 for all student leaders, and August 1, 2017 for all other band members. Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on both dates, and all members are asked to bring everything you will need to move into your dorms for the fall semester with you when you report to camp.
In preparation for band camp, I encourage each of you to begin stretching and working out daily. Additionally, I ask that you begin to hydrate yourselves daily, and be mindful of what you eat and drink as you prepare for camp. The attire for band camp for instrumentalists and student leaders is white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and any color athletic shoe. I would suggest investing in a CamelBak or similar backpack thermos, as you will need to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. We will also provide water and PowerAde during rehearsal sessions.
Please download the Band Camp packet (below) which includes a draft of the band camp schedule, your breakdown of fees (the band fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is $150.00 per person), a draft of the fall performance schedule, and other pertinent information and forms. All forms must be filled out, signed and either scanned/emailed to me or submitted when reporting to Band Camp. Additionally, your registration information for camp should be filled out online by clicking the '2017-2018 Band Registration Form' button below. Please complete all fields accurately, and make sure you bring a physician's checkup form with you when you check-in for camp. Band fees are due by July 15, 2017. If you have any questions about the band fee, anything included in this packet or related to Pre-Season Camp, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (404) 880-8794.
I look forward to working with each of you! See you in August 😊
Tomisha L. Brock, ABD
Director of University Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
Clark Atlanta University