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CMU MB Camp Check-In Information. The departure for marching band camp at CMU quickly approaching. With that in mind, below is some information to make the check in process go as smooth as possible. It is also required that a parent accompany their student through the process (about 20-30 minutes). If all follow the information below, it will significantly help in cutting down on the wait time and ensure that the students depart for their camp experience on time!

Check-In Times. 6:30am – All Student Leaders; 6:45am – Freshmen; 7:00am – Seniors; 7:10am – Sophomores; 7:25am – Juniors

Medical Forms and Medication. There will be a station during the check-in to turn in medication. Please adhere to the guidelines listed in the medical form when submitting medication. Also, if you need to change any information on the medical form, please re-submit the medical form when checking in at that station.

Luggage Check. The list of what items need to be brought to camp as well as what is prohibited can be found in the Camp Rules & Checklist document that was mailed home earlier this summer. Please double check that all needed items have been packed!

Reminder…students will NOT be allowed to pack any drinkable liquids in their carry on or suitcase (i.e. – bottled water pop, etc.). Bottled water will be provided for each student for the bus ride to CMU. There will be opportunities for students to purchase additional beverages while at camp.

CMU MB Camp Information. The CMU marching band camp information was mailed out to the students’ homes in early July. However, all the documents contained in that mailing can be found by clicking here! PLEASE NOTE that, at this time, the performance on Saturday is scheduled for the stadium at 9:30am.

Lead Chaperone. Our lead chaperone is booster president, Tom Braun. His number is 586.709.1504. Please feel free to contact Tom with any camp questions!


Drill and Coordinate Sheets Now Available.
 All the drill, coordinate sheets, and app viewing instructions are now available on the website on the “This Year’s Show” page. Check them out and get ready for camp! All student leaders are REQUIRED to either have a printed out a copy of the drill or the drill loaded into an app viewer.


Updated Camp Packing List & Letter. A correction needs to be made to the camp packing list. We are wearing black shorts, black socks, and black marching band shoes for the performance at camp (not the old uniform). You can find a revised camp packing list by clicking HEREAlso, the Saturday, end-of-week performance will be held in CMU’s Kelly-Short’s Stadium. The performance is slated to begin at 9:30am. The letter has been updated on the website. You can download the update directly by clicking HERE.

Final Marching Band Camp Payment Due. Please contact Heather Nutting ( at 586.948.0339 if you have any questions regarding the payment process. More specifics by CLICKING HERE. Note that we have a PO Box for all summer band camp payments and medical documents. That address is:
Anchor Bay Band Boosters
c/o Heather Nutting
PO Box 145
New Baltimore, MI 48047


CMU MB Camp Information.  CMU marching band camp information has been mailed out to the students’ homes. All the documents contained in that mailing can be found by CLICKING HERE! Also, if you need to change any information on the medical form, please re-submit the medical form when checking in on July 24th. Our lead chaperone is booster president, Tom Braun . Please feel free to contact him with any camp questions. More details about the staggered arrival times for students on the 24th will be forthcoming.

Bay-Rama Parade Info: Sunday, June 25.  All MB Members are to meet at 12:15p at the Dairy Queen on Green Street in preparation for the 1:00p parade step-off.  You will not be able to park at this location and your cases can not be kept there either.  We will be finished with the parade at approximately 1:45p (down by County Line Road).

Uniform for the event is the red shirt, black shorts, black marching band shoes and black ankle socks. Please plan accordingly! If you forgot anything, the band rooms will be open from 10:45am-11:15am the morning of the parade.

Marching Band New Shoes Pick-Up & Info.  Marching Band Shoes were sized on Friday of pre-camp. The cost of the shoes is $37 and are the students’ to keep. If you have not received your shoes, they will be available for pick up on Monday, June 19 (8:30am-10:30am) at ABHS, door #8, or the morning of the Bay-Rama Parade on Sunday, June 25 (10:45am-11:15am) at ABHS, door #6. For all questions regarding the shoes, please contact Amy Haslam at 586.242.2531.

The recordings have now been posted on the THIS YEAR’S SHOW page.


We have recently made a decision to alter our summer uniform. The students will now be wearing their black marching shoes, our red marching band T-shirt with the Anchor Bay HS Bands logo, and a pair of black shorts of an appropriate length (4” inseam please; “short” shorts will not be acceptable).

We will no longer be wearing the white shorts in performance. This change begins with the 2017-18 Marching Tars and the Bay Rama Parade in June.

On Tuesday, May 23rd we will be holding Marching Band Registration & New Marcher/Parent Orientation @ ABHS (north entrance)

New Marchers & Parents: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Sophomore Parents: beginning @ 7:00 PM
Junior Parents: beginning @ 7:30 PM
Senior Parents: beginning @ 8:00 PM

Due: New Marchers…$52.00 to cover the cost of shoes and the red band T-shirt. Please make all checks out to the Anchor Bay Band Boosters.

Due: All…$130.00 deposit for CMU Marching Band Camp. Please make all checks or money orders out to the Anchor Bay Band Boosters. No cash. It is acceptable to pay the entire camp fee in one payment ($370.00).

Due: All…CMU Band Camp Conduct/Health Forms and Uniform Agreement (see below)

April 12 UPDATE:
The information and calendar for the 2017-18 Marching Band class is now available.  This includes information on band camp at Central Michigan University, Marching Band Registration and New Marcher Orientation Night, uniform obligations, and camp payment schedules. Please CLICK HERE for that document!

Please note that ALL ABHS Marching Band members must be signed up on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd (Marching Band Registration and New Marcher Orientation Night). See calendar for details. There will be several documents to turn in that evening as well as the band camp deposit. In order to speed up the process during registration, please download the documents below and bring them pre-filled out. Hard copies will be available at school for the students.

Documents to be turned in at registration night (please fill out everything possible in advance):
ABHS Band Camp Code of Conduct & Medical Forms
Marching Band Student Information Form
Marching Band Payment Receipt
Marching Band Uniform Contract
Band Booster Volunteer Information List

Other useful orientation and registration documents:
Welcome Parents
2016-17 Marching Band Information and Calendar