Severna Park High School Students Hit a High Note at Band Camp

Patch stopped by Severna Park High School to find more than 100 kids enjoying Band Camp.

Band camp kicks off the marching band's season with five 10-hour days filled with rehearsals, breaks for dinner and lots of fun.

"You see 100 young people out there, in this warm weather, you've got to get excited," said Music Director R. Thomas Powell, who has been with the high school for 45 years. "They are giving up their time in order to do a marching band activity. If a person in a leadership position does not get excited about that, nothing will ever excite them. It's just such a neat thing to watch. I love just being with the kids. That's the best part of my job."

This summer marks the  43rd year for Band Camp at Severna Park High School.

The marching band practiced all week preparing for the upcoming school year and the Tournament of Bands which will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the high school.

Sallyanne Mott August 11, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Good Luck to all members of the Severna Park High School Band! Your hard work and dedication at band camp this past week is very admirable. We are looking forward to the TOB's and football games! :o) Mr & Mrs. Mott
dawn elliott August 16, 2011 at 04:57 PM
This article is wonderful and brought back many a wonderful memory of my time with the SPHS marching band and Mr. Powell. Have fun! See you at TOB!


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