Busy week ahead... Have a look! :)
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Tuesday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 9 and 10 Combined in Period 1 due to Football Assembly (See #4 below)
Thursday – Band 9 and 10 Combined in Period 1 (Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal), Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1
Grade 9/10 Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 29, turn in week 28 for marking please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band Cancelled
Thursday – , Jr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Band Council Meeting at Lunch.
3.) Term 3 Ends TOMORROW!
Well, between last night and today I received 72 emails filled with Requirements! Was it something I said? :-) Keep working on these and submitting them folks. You can still submit online or visit me tomorrow during Period 3, during Period 4, or after-school until 5:00pm. Grade 9s and 10s - turn in your practice cards tomorrow, please!
4.) Wednesday, April 6th - ALL BAND STUDENTS - Golden Football Assemblies
I have decided to involve ALL our Grade 9 through 12 band students in this massive school event. We will perform "Prestissimo" and "Rock and Roll all Nite" seated in the gym during 2 daytime assemblies. All students must bring their MARCHING BAND UNIFORM to school on Wednesday morning. Bring a change of clothes to change into after the first performance!
7:30am - 8:25am - Senior Concert Band Rehearsal
8:30am - 8:45am - Senior students change into uniforms if needed. Junior students meet in the band room in uniform.
8:50am - Set-up and brief rehearsal in Old Gym
9:15am to 9:45am - Student Assembly #1
9:50am - Change and return to Period 2 classes.
2:00pm - Call time for all students. Change into uniforms.
2:15pm - Move to Old Gym.
2:30pm to 3:00pm - Student Assembly #2
3:00pm - All students help with tear down, change, and go home!
5.) Thursday, April 7th - Jr. Concert Band and Jr. Jazz Band SPRING CONCERT
The Junior Band and Junior Jazz Band are performing on Thursday night with special guests from Colquitz and Glanford Middle Schools. Student call time is 6:00pm in full uniform. Concert starts at 7:00pm. Come and see your talented kids perform in our annual family of school's concert in the Old Gymnasium COMPLETE WITH NEW BLEACHERS! Admission is FREE. Please read the running order for more information.
6.) Saturday, April 9th - Senior Concert Band performs at Little League Opening Ceremonies
Sr. Concert Band will perform for the LAYRITZ Little League opening ceremonies on Saturday, April 9th. A loading crew and parent drivers will be needed at the school at 10:00am. Student call time at Layritz Park is 11:00am. Students will be dismissed at 1:00pm. A running order will be distributed during Wednesday's morning rehearsal.
If you are a parent with a truck or van - we will need help moving equipment, chairs, and stands to/from these events. Please let me know if you can assist with this!
7.) New Orleans Jazz Night Fundraiser – Friday, April 22
Sign up sheets for non-jazz band members to select shifts for this event will go up on the Band Room door at 3:00pm tomorrow. First-come/first-served for shift selection. :)
Shift choices are:
- Set-up: 2pm - 4pm
- Service Shift #1: 6:45pm - 8:00pm
- Service Shift #2: 7:45pm - 9:00pm
- Tear Down Shift: 8:45pm - 10:00pm
***Raffle Tickets – All students were given a book of 10 raffle tickets to sell ($2 each). EVERY STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO SELL AT LEAST ONE BOOKLET THIS YEAR. Enter to win some wonderful prize packages! All profits from raffle sales will go towards purchasing instruments, sheet music, and much-needed equipment. Please ask your student to bring these home and encourage them to sell their tickets. Every little bit helps! For every book of tickets that is sold and returned, students will be entered to win one of our student prizes (music lessons, gift cards, tech, lots of good stuff!).
Have a look at the Raffle Prize Information sheet for more information about what is included in the grand prizes.
***Raffle Ticket Sales at Walmart/Uptown – We will be out in the community selling raffle tickets to shoppers at Walmart/Uptown on Saturday, April 16th. We are looking for students and parents to sell in short one hour shifts. More information and sign-up information coming soon.
8.) Band Uniforms
If your student has outgrown their band pants or needs a larger shoe size, please let me know ASAP!
Thanks everybody! Keep smilin'!