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Purple Knights News · Marching 100 Summer Band Camp

The world famous St. Augustine High School Marching 100 is composed of highly dedicated and motivated students with the desire to strive for a high-impact musical and visual performance at all times.

The Marching 100 has one of the most vigorous marching band schedules. In order to help students prepare for the rigors of the Marching 100 experience, new and current band members are invited to attend the 2016/2017 summer band camp.

Summer band camp is designed to help students improve in the areas of musicianship, physical fitness, endurance, social interaction, team building, coordination, leadership, and discipline.

Band camp begins on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 8 a.m. Camp is from 8 a.m. to noon for the first three days. Beginning Monday, July 11, practice extends to a 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule. This camp will continue through the beginning of school.


  • Underclassmen should wear purple shorts, white t-shirts, comfortable tennis shoes with white socks.
  • Seniors should wear gold t-shirts, purple shorts, comfortable tennis shoes with white socks.
  • Each student should wear sunscreen and a hat to keep the sun out of the eyes and face. A towel may also help with sweat.

Dietary precautions: 

  • Students must eat a hearty breakfast every morning  (no milk, cereal, or any dairy).
  • The days are hot and camp is packed full of outdoor physical training. Students should drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Drink water before going to sleep at night.
  • Students will sweat a lot at band camp. Each student should bring plenty of water to consume during outdoor physical training. A large thermos of water will work.
    Important note: Do not bring water bottles filled with carbonated sodas or sugar drinks (kool-aid, juicy juice), it will just make things worse. Water is best.  
  • Lunch is 11 a.m. to noon. Students should bring lunch or money to purchase lunch.

At the end of summer camp 96 band members are selected for the field, halftime shows, so attendance is monitored closely. No spots are guaranteed. If a student does not make the 96 for the field, is does not mean that they didn’t make the band.  If a student can make it through the camp he will make the band.

Members of the Marching 100 have a tremendous experience on several levels. Band membership provides students with the opportunity to perform in a high-quality ensemble and are challenged both musically and physically.

Band camp is challenging, but students will find that there is something fun about working hard and seeing the results of that hard work… and being very proud of his accomplishments. The band directors are excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to welcoming our new members and seeing our band veterans again.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please email Eddie Williams, director of bands at EWilliamsJR@PurpleKnights.com.