RHS marching band finds new home for camp

Curtis Mack, Copy Editor

RHS Marching Band goes to band camp every year in August to learn fundamentals, music, and marching drills. Its purpose is to have members bond with an environment that is fun and adaptable for everyone. Previously, the marching band attended Camp Cavell in Lexington, MI for many years. But this year, they are breaking the tradition. They have found a new home to make more memories. It is Albion College in Albion, MI.  They are attending the camp with other bands around the state to take advantage of the marching field, dorm rooms, and other amenities that the members will enjoy.

“This year’s band camp will cost 300 hundred dollars instead of the initial amount of 275 hundred dollars,” Marching Band director Daniel Chesher said.

The marching band uses an efficient fundraising system called “Tag Day.” The members go to local businesses that they are allowed to go and solicit for money in attempt to raise the desired amount for the camp. It has been a success for many years in which the band members and business customers love to be a part of.