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Updated: Please see weekly email for info, if you're not getting any emails please let Mr. Rapp know.

Marching Band Music
Music for 2014 half time show "

Click on the Files below each tune and you  will be able to download and listen to each tune.

2013 Marching band
Show: Live version use this for drill

Part I
SHS MB Part 1.m4a

Part II
SHS MB Part 2.m4a

Part III
SHS MB Part 3.m4a

Mo-Town Part I:
Geat Ready/Dancing in The Streets

Mo-Town Part I GetReady-Dancing in the Streets.m4a
Mo-Town Part II:
My Girl/Respect

Mo-Town Part II My Girl-Respect.m4a
Mo-Town Part III:
Aint no Mountain High Enought/ABC
Mo-Town Part III- Aint no mountain-ABC.m4a

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June 1st 2014

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 marching band is supporting our school as “The Pride of Summit.” Our staff members are; Mr. Alex Bocchino, Mr. Michael Gleason, Mr. Dan Musacchio, and our color guard advisor is Ms. Angela Dorstek.

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 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, 8/22  at
6:15pm in the auditorium.

  • If you have not done so already, please fill out the student info sheet by July 1.  The link to the Info sheets can be found on the front page of the 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 5:00-6:00pm. Students are to provide their own dinner. They may brown bag it, or go home. The SHS Music Parents will provide Thursdayís dinner.

  • All Band and Guard students will receive their uniforms during camp.
  • There are two items that need to be purchased.
  • Marching shoes for both band and guard: we will order these during camp.  The cost is $40.00 for band shoes and  $30.00 for guard. Please make checks payable to Summit High School.
  • Jacket for away games (not required but highly suggested). We will order these through a third party.
  • 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. Guard members should purchase a pair of long Yoga Pants to go with their Poloís.
  • 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 will be a required away game during the regular season.  It will be Saturday, 9/20 vs. Governor Livingston.  
  • We are also planning on attending and performing at GLís competition on Sunday, 10/12/2014.
  • You should have already received your music. 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 contact me via the email listed below. You are welcome to call but I donít check my messages, as much in the summer you will get a much quicker response via email.
  • 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 email me as soon as possible at srapp@fc.summit.k12.nj.us.   If you prefer a version of the schedule in calendar form please see the web site.

Band Camp (at SHS)
Friday; 8/22 6pm- 9pm
Saturday; 8/23 9am-12pm
Monday- Thursday; 8/25- 8/28 1pm-8pm

Regular season practices
Thursdays; 9/4, 9/11, 9/18; 6:00pm to 7:30
Saturdays; 9/6; 9am-Noon, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27; 9am-11am

Thursday; 10/9,10/16,10/23,10/30; 5:30 to 7:00pm
Friday; 10/17: TBA for Friday Night Lights
Saturday; 10/11 TBA

Saturday; September 13, N. Plainfield (H) ñ 2:00pm 9am roll call
Saturday; September 20, Governor Livingston (A) - 1:00pm 9am roll call
Saturday; September 27, Warren Hills (H) - 1:00pm game- 9:00 roll call
Thursday; October 2, Cranford (A)  - 7:00pm  game -  TBA roll call
Saturday; October 11, Roselle (A)- 2:00pm game- TBA roll call
Sunday; October 12, Governor Livingston Competition: TBA
Friday; October 17, Somerville (H)- 7:00pm game- TBA roll call
Friday; October 24, Voorhees (A)- 7:00pm game-TBA roll call
Saturday; November 1, Rahway (H)- 1:00pm game-TBA roll call
Saturday; November 8, - Hillside (A) 1:00pm game - TBA roll call
Friday/Saturday,                November 14/15: playoffs
                                Location and Time TBA
If Necessary:
Friday/Saturday,                November 21/22: reserve dates for playoffs
Friday/Sat./Sun.                December 5/6/7: reserve dates for playoffs

Memorial Day  
Monday; May 25 2015, Boras Building on Deforest Ave ñ 9:30am roll call  











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