A message from 2012 SUMB Drum Major Jason Kammerer:
Hello 2012 SUMB!
I hope each of you are having a relaxing break from classes and homework and are getting some down time to do that one thing you’ve wanted to do all year but didn’t have the time to do (The Hunger Games here I come). This newsletter may find you in the midst of a summer job, on vacation, at camp, or just bumming around at home, but one thing holds true for all of us. Band camp, and the start of yet another season of excitement, hard work and fun are right around the corner.
I’d first like to say how honored and excited I am to be getting the chance to lead all of you in furthering the growth that I’ve witnessed over my first two years in the SUMB. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we’re all focused and on the same page. We have a ton of great music lined up for this season, including some Latin grooves, Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits, and perhaps even a tribute to the Mayan calendar.
To the Vets: I hope you’re all as ready as I am to take this band one step further. We can truly accomplish a lot, and as we’ve seen from various emails and stories told to us by Mr. Mertz, what we do does make an impact on the community (and occasionally the nation and world *cough cough* MetLife Stadium and Canadian Football League game).
To the Rookies: Get ready for an amazing introduction to your college life, as well as knowing the campus as well as an upperclassman before the other freshmen even move in. I’ve made some of my best and closest friends during my first few days at band camp, and I have no doubts that you will too. Yes, marching band is hard work, but you wouldn’t have signed up if you didn’t already know that. Let me tell you from experience, that the hard work you put into life always pays off. Have a fantastic rest of your summer, and start getting ready for a great year!
With Orange Pride,