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Music for 2013 half time show "

Click on the link below and this will take you to a page with the three tunes on it.  Just click listen.

Part I: In the Heights

Part II: In The Heights

Part III: In The Heights

Here it is.......

June 1st 2013

Dear Parents and Students:

        We are looking forward to another exciting year of music at Summit High School.  For those of you new to the program, my name is Steven Rapp, and I am the Band Director at Summit High School.  During the fall, the main duty of the band is supporting our school as The “Pride of Summit”, Marching Band. Our staff members are; Mr. Alex Bocchino, and Mr. Michael Gleason.

Marching Band offers the students a tremendous opportunity to develop musicianship, to perform for large crowds, and to help generate school spirit.  The first commitment of the marching season is our “band camp.” Band camp is a series of mandatory rehearsals that will be held at SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.  Please see the last page of this letter for the exact dates and time. This is an intense, but fun period of time where the students learn to incorporate the drill design, marching and music into one cohesive effect.  Band camp is also a great opportunity for incoming freshman to meet other students, enabling them to know quite a few upper classmen and become familiar with the high school surroundings before classes start.

The following information will give you an overview of our Marching Band program here at Summit High School.  Included are some pertinent details that will make the “band camp experience” a successful one for all. A copy of this letter and attached schedule can be found on the band web site. (www.summit.k12.nj.us/~srapp/).

  • There will be a brief informational meeting for all new parents on Friday 8/23rd at
6:15pm in the auditorium.  Please make every effort to attend.

  • Please fill out the student Info sheet and email it to Mr Rapp by July 1st. Info sheets can be found on the front page of our web site

  • Students should come to camp dressed to practice outside.  They should bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and please wear sneakers (No Sandals).  

  • On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday there will be dinner break will be from 5:00-6:00. Students are to provide their own dinner. They may brown bag it, or go home. The SHS Music Parents will provide Thursdayís dinner.

  • New students will receive their uniforms during camp and all Color Guard members will order their uniforms during camp.
  • The only required financial outlay is for marching shoes and a Jacket.  Info for both of can be found in this mailing.
  • Students will receive a “Band Polo” shirt.  Please make sure they have a pair of khaki pants to go with it.  This is used as an alternate uniform.
  • It is mandatory that all Band front members have, or purchase ALL black shoes/sneakers for the season.  You must bring then to band camp, and will not be able to participate in the practices and/or the games without them!   
  • All percussionists are required to have a stick bag and a lock for their percussion locker.
  • All home games, playoff games, and parades are mandatory.   Please be advised that there may be a required away game during the regular season. You will receive plenty of notice if that will occur.
  • You should have recieved  your music at school. Please have it                   MEMORIZED before camp.
  • Band front members are expected to be familiar with routines, expectations, and checklist (given to you at try-outs) before Band camp.
  • Any sports conflict will be resolved between the coaching staff, marching band staff, and the students involved.
  • The Band Picture will be taken during the last day of band camp.
  • There will be practice on Saturday morning of all home games.  Practice will run from 9am to 11am.   Students should not wear uniforms to practice.  They will have time to change and eat lunch.
  • If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the number below.  I will not be at school this summer but I will check my phone messages on a regular basis.
  • All freshman and new members are encouraged to attend our annual Frisbee game. Your section leaders will contact you with details later this summer.
Steven Rapp
Marching Band Director
908 918-2100 ext. 5462
The schedule is accurate at this point.  If there are any changes we will make you aware of them as soon as possible.  Anyone with specific conflicts or questions should please call me as soon as possible at (908) 918-2100 ext. 5462.   If you prefer a version of the schedule in calendar form please see our web site.

Please also note that unless stated otherwise there will be a 9:00 am practice on any Saturday where we have a home game.

All practices and roll calls will be at the High School
Band Camp
Friday. 8/23 6pm- 9pm
Saturday. 8/24 9am-12pm
Monday- Thursday. 8/26- 8/29 1pm-8pm
Thursdays. 9/12 3pm-4:30pm. 9/19, 9/26, 6:00pm to 7:30
Saturdays. 9/7, 9am- 12pm   
Thursday. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24. 5:30 to 7:00pm
Saturday. 10/5, 10/19, 9am-11am

Thursday, September 12: Somerville(A) ñ 7:00pm TBA roll call
Friday, September, 20: A.L. Johnson(A)- 7:00pm roll call
Friday, September, 27: Cranford(H)- 7:00pm game- TBA roll call
Saturday, October 5: N.Plainfield(H)  - 2:00pm  game -  9:00 roll call
Saturday, October 12: Rahway(A)- 1:00pm game- TBA roll call
Saturday, October 19: Roselle(H)- 1:00pm game- 9:00 roll call
Friday, October 25: Warren Hills(A)- 7:00pm game-TBA roll call
Saturday, November 2: Del.Valley(H)- 2:00pm game-TBA roll call
Saturday,November 9: - Hillside(A) 1:00pm game -  TBA roll call
Friday/Saturday,                November 15/16: playoffs
                                 Location and Time TBA
If Necessary:
Friday/Saturday,                November 22/23: reserve dates for playoffs
Friday/Sat./Sun.                December 6/7/8: reserve dates for playoffs

        The above schedule is accurate at this point in time.  Any changes will be announced to the students and posted on the web site.  Please remember to reserve the following date for our Memorial Day Parade.
Memorial Day:  9:30 AM Monday, May, 26th. 2014  











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