What is the Jacket Regiment?
The Jacket Regiment is the award winning North Augusta High School Band. The band program is comprised of students in all grades. These students participate in both marching and class band. Band 3 and 4 are Honor Courses and receive Honor Credit towards your GPA and graduation requirements!
When does Jacket Regiment practice?
The Jacket Regiment practices every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school. These practices take place on our band field from 3:45 PM until 6:00 PM. These practices conclude at the end of the competitive marching season, or after a fall trip.
What is the competitive marching season?
The competitive marching season takes place from the end of September until the end of October. Jacket Regiment competes with high standards, and earned its first appearance in fifteen years at the State Marching Band Championships in 2004. Standards have been set and it is the intent of the band staff and members to continue representing our school and community at this level.
Where are these competitions?
For the time being, all of our competitions take place in South Carolina. Contests are held all over the state during the later part of September that leads up to our state sanctioned Lower State and State Championships. We hope that in the near future the Jacket Regiment will begin competing on the National level!
Competition is part of human nature. In order to have a well-balanced program, the Jacket Regiment competes in marching events. The band program also participates in all other South Carolina Band Directors Association activities. These activities are Region/All-State Band, Concert Band Festival, Winterguard Championships, Winter Drumline Championships, and Solo & Ensemble Festival. Members of the Jacket Regiment members are taught that competition is healthy and all aspects of the risk of competition are addressed.
Do we have band camp?
Yes, the Jacket Regiment has band camp during the summer. We will have four mini-camps that will take place from late June until camp starts. The Jacket Regiment will practice for two weeks at NAHS. Our entire fall schedule may be found online at www.northaugustaband.org
We hold mini-camps through the summer to train new members and keep everybody motivated and playing his/her instrument. If you are in town, you are required to attend these practices.
June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th, July 21st
Practices run from 6pm till 9pm This is a tentative schedule and may be adjusted.
When is band camp?
Pre-Camp for Percussion and Guard will held on July 22nd through July 24th.
Times will be from 8 am until 12 pm (noon)
Band Camp Dates at North Augusta High School for all winds, percussion and guard.
July 27th through July 30th 8:00-6:00 and July 31st will be 8:00-12:00 (noon)
August 3rd through August 6th 8:00-6:00 and August 7th will be 8:00-12:00 (noon)
August 11th and August 13th Jacket Regiment will practice from 6pm till 9pm.
Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday of camp during the first week of camp. Members will be required to bring their own lunch the 2nd week of camp. Snacks will be provided both weeks.
This camp/practice schedule will allow us to maximize time before school starts and manage keeping the after school schedule the same as this year. Our schedule is actually less demanding than other school activities and other groups throughout the state. Attendance is required for participation. Band camp will be held at North Augusta High School.
How much does it cost to be in band?
The Jacket Regiment fee is $250.00 and helps offset expenses that run our band program. This fee is applied to all facets of our program. The remaining funds needed are fundraised. This fee is also much lower than surrounding bands due to the fact that our fundraising has been a success! An opportunity will be offered for you to pay the entire fee for the first time!
Parent Orientation Meeting
Please make arrangements to attend a Parent Orientation Meeting on June 23rd at 6 pm via Zoom. A link will be emailed and posted for you to attend. All fee payments and other important information will be discussed at this time.
I have attempted to answer all of the questions that are on most minds at the present. You may contact me at email@example.com No question is a stupid question. It is the intent of the North Augusta Band Directors to have a quality program that attracts members and makes our community proud. I look forward to your participation in the North Augusta High School Jacket Regiment!
Chuck Deen Sammie Newcomb
Director of Bands Assistant Director of Bands
North Augusta High School North Augusta High School
Welcome to the 2020 Edition of Jacket Regiment!!! We hope that this finds all of you healthy and ready to embark on a new musical adventure. Mrs. Comley and Mr. Webber have provided us with your names and contact information. Please read and print the two attachments for your convenience, if possible. Feel free to email me and or Ms. Newcomb with any questions/concerns. I ask for you to email both of us so that we may keep up with questions and provide updates as needed.
Our schedule is tentative at this point. Hopefully, in the coming month, we will have concrete information as to how we will proceed during the summer/fall. Ms. Newcomb and I are very excited about your participation in our band program!
Please take a moment to view our informative Jacket Regiment video.
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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Edition of The Jacket Regiment! Please read all information carefully and mark your calendars with all of the important dates included in this information packet. Any questions may be directed to Chuck Deen at firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to your participation in this great youth activity that continues to represent our community, school, and state at the highest level possible!
All Jacket Regiment wind and guard members are expected to attend the following mini-camps. If you are going to be out of town, contact Chuck Deen at email@example.com
Jacket Regiment members will need their instruments at these rehearsals. Members will need to wear tennis shoes, socks, shorts and white t-shirt. Marching fundamentals and music preparation will be made for the camp. Again, all members are required to be at these rehearsals, unless you have notified Chuck Deen due to vacation.
June 25th, July 9th, July 16th, and July 23rd
Report to the NAHS gym and mini-camps run from 6 pm till 9 pm. Please be on early, on time is late.
Color Guard members will be contacted shortly as to sectional days that you may come for technique/dance training in addition to the Mini-Camp Dates.
Band Camp Dates
July 24th through July 26th 8:00am – 1:00pm Percussion Only
July 29th through August 1st 8:00am – 6:00pm See August 2nd below. Everyone
August 5th through August 8th 8:00am – 6:00pm See August 9th below. Everyone
**Lunch will be provided for members July 29h – August 1st. Members will be required to bring their own lunch August 5th – August 8th.
***Members will be dismissed at 12:00pm (NOON) on Friday, August 2nd and Friday, August 9th.
2019 Jacket Regiment Fee:
Jacket Regiment Fees for 2019 – 2020 will be $275.00. All parents, including percussion parents make plans to attend a very important NA Band Booster Meeting on June 25thh at 6:30 pm in the NAHS Cafeteria.
8th grade marchers Jacket Regiment Fee for 2019 -2020 is $200.00. Make plans to attend a very important NA Band Booster Meeting on June 25h at 6:30 pm in the NAHS Cafeteria.
2019-2020 Jacket Regiment Competition and Football Schedule
August 23rd – Full Band: Rehearsal 3:45 till 6:00 pm
August 30th – Full Band: Home against Evans
September 6th – Full Band: Away against Grovetown
September 13th – Full Band: Home against Blythewood
September 20th – Full Band to Rehearsal 3:45 till 9:00 pm
September 21st – Full Band Competition to Midland Valley High School
September 27th – Full Band: Home against Strom Thurmond
September 28th – Full Band Competition to White Knoll High School
October 4th – Full Band Rehearsal 3:45 till 6:00 pm
October 5th – Full Band Competition to Irmo High School or Grovetown HS
October 11th – Full Band: Home against Airport
October 12th – Full Band Competition to Blythewood High School
October 18th – Full Band: Home against South Aiken
October 19th – Full Band Competition: Lower State Championships at
October 25th – Full Band: Away against Midland Valley
October 26th – Full Band Competition: State Marching Band Championships at Chapin High School
Report times for all home games is 6pm is late in the auditorium. Away game report times will be announced that week. Contest report times and performance times are announced as received.
How do I make payments? You have several options to pay your Jacket Regiment fee and your trip fees. You may send your payment to:
NA Band Boosters
PO Box 7952
North Augusta, SC 29861
You or your member may deposit your payment in the black box in the band complex. Online payment information will be given at summer meetings.
You will receive an email confirmation of your fee payments.