Essentials for Band Camp

I’ve just finished my 2017-2018 Band Camp and thought I’d share the things you need to survive Band Camp.


Water: Have a gallon jug, or any big jug, filled up with water for when your outside. DO NOT bring a 20oz. water bottle! A water backpack will also do.

Gatorade/Powerade: Drink either at breakfast and at dinner, or bedtime, (avoid red)
** A great tip is to alternate between gat./pow. and water, to keep the electrolytes in your body while you outside to keep hydrated.


Breakfast: You want to east a good Breakfast (as of any day). Toast with peanut butter and fruit is a good choice. You want to avoid things with a high dairy count and eggs!

Lunch: Depending on your band camp ( some provide lunch, others don’t). If your band camp doesn’t provide lunch, then you need to pack something simple to pack and store. A sandwich is a great option. the types of sandwiches you could pack are limitless, just make sure that is has protein on it. Add something on the lines of chips or crackers, fruits, veggies, and/or a sweet and you have a easy lunch.

Snacks: You need to bring snacks because some band camps don’t provide these or you may just not like what’s being served. Some good snacks to pack are, nuts, crackers/chips, fruits, salt-based things, etc.

Keeping Cool:

Frog-togs or a wet cloth are sure to keep you (some-what) cool. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, tennis shoes, and tank tops with shorts or lightweight clothes are sure to help you out in a big way.


If you feel like you’re going to pass-out, or just not well, please sit out or talk to your band director about it.






Bible Time for July 16th

Romans 10: 9-10

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

John 5: 24

24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed from death to life.


God, I now realize how you have been pursuing me my entire life. I can now clearly see how much you love me, and I am ready to give up everything to follow you. Forgive my sins. Make me new. Be my savior. Amen.

Bible Time for July 15th

Mark 10: 17-31

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour your father and mother.’”

20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.”

21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?”

27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.”

29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,

30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”


Matthew 13: 44-46

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,

46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it

Luke 14: 25-33

25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,

26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  

27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.  

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 

30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.  

33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.


God, I realize that following you may end up costing me some temporary pleasures. Help me understand how much I stand to gain by trusting you with my life.

Bible Time for July 14th

Philippians 1:6

6 And I am sure of this, that he who began 1 Th 1:3

“>ha good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12: 1-2

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.


God, give me the boldness to reach out to you. Help me to make wise use of the choice you have provided me. I want to live the best version of your story of my life.