The Hough Marching Band will consist of two (2) weeks of mandatory Summer Band Camp in August. The first week will be held at Hough High School (“Home Camp”) and the second week will be held in the mountains of North Carolina at Camp Lutheridge in Arden (“Away Camp”). To attend Summer Band Camp, students must have turned in all Marching Band participation forms from the website (www.houghhsband.org) and must be current with their Marching Band Lab Fee payments. If you have any questions concerning your account, please contact our Treasurer, Rick Farmer, at treasurer@houghhsband.org.

Home Camp
Drop off time is 7:00 am each day
Pick up time is 4:00 pm each day

Leadership, Percussion, and Color Guard: 7/29 - 8/1
First-Year Marchers: 7/30 - 8/1
Veteran Marchers: 7/31 - 8/1

Home Camp is held at Hough High School. All students and at least one parent or legal guardian must check-in with the Hough Band Boosters on the first day of Home Camp at 7:00 am. 
We ask that each student bring the items below to the first day of Home Camp based on the first letter of their last name. These items will be used throughout the season for snacks/meals. Meals are not provided at Home Camp. All students need to bring a lunch and a LARGE water bottle.

  • - Last Name Begins with A-M: 24-pack of bottled water AND a 8+ pack of Gatorade/Powerade.
  • - Last Name Begins with N-Z: 12-pack of healthy snacks (fruit/applesauce pouches, crackers, granola bars, beef sticks, etc., but nothing that will melt in the heat, like fruit roll-ups or fruit snacks).

Away Camp (August 4-10 2019)
Drop off time is 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 4
Pick up time is 11:00 am on Saturday, August 10
NOTE: Times are subject to change

Students will need to be picked up and dropped off at Camp Lutheridge. The address for GPS Directions is: 2511 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704. Please note that students are not allowed to take their own vehicles. 

A detailed map of Camp Lutheridge and written directions are attached on the last page. Weather permitting, families are invited to attend a performance of the Marching Band Show when they arrive to pick-up their student.

See the summer band camp required supply list below...


(Required Items/Packing List)

Home Camp

Good pair of tennis shoes with socks (NO flip flops or sandals)

Sunscreen/sunblock with a high SPF for both UVA and UVB

Insect repellent or bug spray – also bring anti-itch cream or afterbite just in case

Large water bottle

Hat and sunglasses

Comfortable clothes (think on the conservative side)

Pencil/pen and paper

Hand towel

Instrument, music, and supplies

Hornline members need a lyre and flip folder with extra pages

Percussionists need their notebooks


Positive attitude

Away Camp

Everything listed above (don’t forget your instrument, music, or supplies) for Home Camp (bring enough sunscreen/sunblock for 5-6 days) plus

Sleeping bag or blanket/sheets for the twin size mattress (can be wrapped with a flat sheet)


Three towels & washcloths

Soap, shampoo, brush/comb

Toothpaste and toothbrush

Additional toiletries and/or feminine products as needed

Light jacket/sweatshirt for evenings (can get into the lower 60’s)

Rain coat or poncho and head cover

Two pairs of shoes (sneakers or closed toe shoes that can get wet during outings or rain) and are

appropriate for marching. Do not use the white summer uniform shoes as they will get dirty.

Flip flops for shower use only (no open toed shoes allowed outside of cabins)

Sturdy clothes that can get dirty and/or wet in case of rain (suggest two outfits per day)

Individual snacks needed/wanted at camp (these will be held in a common area to deter critters)

Plastic trash bag (for wet/damp clothing and towels)

Flashlight (not a mobile phone app...bring the real thing) and batteries

Camera (optional)