The UNCP "Spirit of the Carolinas" Marching Band begins each season with band camp. Students will move in one week before fall classes begin (usually the second Wednesday of August, with classes starting the third Wednesday), and band camp will run from Thursday through Tuesday. The schedule for band camp, along with important information about the move-in process and other items, is uploaded to the marching band Dropbox during the summer.
Once classes begin, the SOTC rehearses every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:35-6 p.m. One rehearsal each week is a music rehearsal in Moore Hall, and outdoor drill rehearsals are held at Pine Cottage on the UNCP campus. All rehearsals are mandatory, and any changes in time or location or cancellations will be announced by the director. Students with unavoidable class conflicts who still wish to participate should email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission and will need to complete the Class Conflict form in Dropbox.