Band camp for members of the UVa-Wise Marching Highland Cavaliers has been set for Aug. 2-9, 2018. All leaders will have a retreat on Aug. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. On Friday, Aug.3, all members of the percussion line, colorguard and majorettes will report. Students may move into their residence halls between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon with rehearsals beginning at 1 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, all wind players are to report. Students are reminded to bring sunscreen, athletic shoes and hats for band camp. Camp will conclude on Thursday, Aug. 9, with a cookout and pool party at Lonesome Pine Country Club.

The Marching Highland Cavaliers will begin its 12th year on the campus of UVa-Wise. The band performs for all home football games, local band festivals and parades. This year will see the return of the CAV-L-CADE of Bands on Oct. 27.

This by invitation only contest pits some of the finest area bands competing for the prestigious Chancellor’s Cup.

Membership is open to any UVa-Wise student who has experience playing a wind or percussion instrument or that has spun a flag or twirled as a majorette. Students attending Mountain Empire Community College are also encouraged to join the Marching Highland Cavaliers.

For more information about the Marching Cavs, please contact Director of Bands Richard Galyean by email, or by phone 276-328-0235.