Summer band camp schedule

Dear Parents and Guardians,


The Howard Band will host summer band camp this summer for all band students who will be a 7th or 8th grader during the 2022-2023 school year. This is a great opportunity for the students to see each other, and give them a chance to play their instruments together again. We will give the students a head-start on music we will play in the Fall for pep rallies and other events. The camp will be scheduled by sections. If a student must arrive or stay past their scheduled sectional time, they my practice in a practice room or join another sectional. The camp schedule can be found on the back. Students will need to bring their Howard Band Summer Packet and instrument. We would love to see all the students! We will have a pizza party at the end of camp for all participating students.


Throughout the summer, we will have “Open Band hall” on Tuesdays. During these days, the directors will be at the band hall and students are welcomed to come up to practice, get help on music, get help with instrument issues, or just say hello. The schedule for the open band hall days is below. Students are not required to stay the entire time if they come to the band hall. To enter the band hall, students can be dropped off at the back of the school at the double glass doors to the right of the cafeteria. Once you enter these doors, turn right through the wooden double doors. The wooden doors lead to the band hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Kenneth Thompson

Head Band Director

Howard Middle School



Open Band Hall Schedule


June 7 – 10am – 1pm

June 14 – 1pm – 4pm

June 21 – 10am – 1pm

June 28 – 1pm – 4pm

July 5 – No Open Band Hall

July 12 – 10am – 1pm

July19 – 1pm – 4pm


Week 1

7th and 8th graders


July 25 - 29


Monday - Friday


8:30 - 9:25



9:30 - 10:25

Oboe/ French Horn


10:30 - 11:25

Bassoon/ Trombone


11:30 - 12:25

Clarinet/ Euphonium/Tuba


12:30 - 1:25




Week 2

7th and 8th graders


August 1- 4


Monday - Thursday


8:30 - 9:25



9:30 - 10:25

Oboe/ Clarinet/French Horn


10:30 - 11:25



11:30 - 12:25




August 5

7th and 8th graders




8:30 - 10:30



10:30 - 11:30

Pizza party