I hope this finds all of you doing well after a restful holiday break. Welcome back!
We had a great turn out for the Bottle Drive yesterday – our most profitable January drive in recent years. This was due to how many students and parent drivers (15! -WOW! THANK YOU!) were out. Together, you raised $2182 for student accounts and the band program!
We have a busy spring ahead! Please download an updated list of Dates to Note for the remainder of the school year and will be handing a paper copy to students in classes this week. I have organized some concert opportunities (jazz, concert band, orchestral, musical theatre) for students wanting to see/hear professional musicians in town. They are on the second page of the Dates to Note. Check it out!
1.) Fine Arts Showcase Performances
We will again be participating in the Fine Arts Department showcases January 15 – 17. All evening performances will start at 7:30pm (in the school theatre) and will feature numbers from our dance, musical theatre, media arts, and band programs. I have decided to break up our performances so that we don’t have all of the bands performing every night. Bands required, call times, and performance times are listed below. Once you are done performing for an evening showcase you are free to leave. The Senior Band and Sr. Jazz Band will be performing during the day on Thursday and Friday.
Re: the approaching exam period: I will provide Running Orders and an altered schedule for next week’s morning classes due to the evening concerts. I will also be providing study/homework time in my classes. Students should take advantage of these opportunities as exams and course finals are approaching.
Wednesday, 15 January – Fine Arts Showcase: Jr. Concert Band (6:45pm call, 7:30pm start, Theatre)
Thursday, 16 January – Fine Arts Showcase for Spectrum Students: Sr. Concert Band, Sr. Jazz Band (During School, Time TBA)
Thursday, 16 January – Fine Arts Showcase: Sr. Concert Band (6:45pm call, 7:30pm start, Theatre)
Friday, 17 January – Fine Arts Showcase for Middle Schools: Sr. Concert Band , Sr. Jazz Band (During School, Time TBA)
Friday, 17 January – Fine Arts Showcase: Sr. Jazz Band (6:45pm call, 7:30pm start, Theatre)
***The Pit Orchestra will perform at all of the FA showcases (with Sr. Musical Cast)
1.) Band Classes This Week
All classes are running as per the normal schedule. Please make sure that you have music and instruments and are prepared to play in class.
2.) Band 9 and 10 Practice Cards – Turn in Week 16, 17. Start week 18. :)
3.) Morning / Lunch / After School Classes
All morning, lunch, and after-school rehearsals are running as per usual. Yes… see you at 7:30am on Monday, Senior Concert Band. :-D
4.) Band Parents Association Meeting
The Band Parents Association will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the library. All parents are welcome to attend. Come learn about tour updates, band director updates, fundraising updates and hear from the various committees. Parents involvement is a huge part of why our program has been so successful. :)
Thanks everyone! Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
All the best,
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