Tesoro band camp is up to 9 days of music and marching rehearsals to prepare the TESORO ENTERTAINMENT UNITS for their performances at football games and competitive Field Show events. The band will begin learning music for our football games and competition show. We will also begin learning marching techniques and drill formations during camp so attendance is extremely important. What is the Tesoro Entertainment Units? The TEU, as it is often called, is comprised of Marching Band, Drumline, Pit and Dance Guard. All units perform a single show together!
ALL incoming 9th graders, New and Returning students who plan to perform with Tesoro’s Marching Band and Dance Guard are expected to attend. Positions in our field show drill formations are assigned during camp so it’s important that EVERYONE attends. Plus, it is loads of fun!
Mr. Magana and Ms. Choi are Tesoro High School’s Instrumental Music teachers. Together they instruct and manage the Tesoro Entertainment Units. We also have additional instructors who specialize in percussion, dance and equipment work, marching and visual presentation, and band section coaches.
Like all extra-curricular teams and activities on campus, we ask for a contribution from all of our participants to cover the expenses of the entire Marching Band season, which includes the expenses to operate our Band Camp. All funding for the Tesoro Entertainment Units is provided by the generous donations of participating members collected by the Tesoro Music Boosters. The school district does not provide any funds for our TEU.
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Students unable to attend a portion or all of band camp may still join the band when the school year begins, but will have to work quickly to catch up with all they missed in camp. Students who cannot attend all or a portion of our Band Camp rehearsals should notify the directors by email prior to July 30th. (Mr. Magana - firstname.lastname@example.org )
Absolutely! We would like you to come to the New Member Orientation and perhaps at least the first day of Band Camp to experience the Marching Band activity before you make your final decision to only play in the Concert Band or Wind Ensemble. Don’t forget that Marching Band class earns P.E. credit! Students enrolled in Marching Band do not sign up for P.E. in the Fall.
Incoming 9th grade and NEW upperclass members will meet on August 7th from 9 AM to 12 PM. Please bring your instrument and comfortable clothes and athletic type shoes. It is also very important that you bring plenty of water with you each day of camp to stay hydrated. Write your name on a large jug or bottle of water and keep it with you all day during camp. A hat and sunblock are recommended too.
On Thursday, August 16th from 7:00pm - 8:45pm, the Directors & Music Boosters will host a mandatory meeting for all New and Returning member’s parents. The meeting is followed by a performance of the TEU’s opening production number of the 2018 competition field show titled "Imagine"!