We use Band Notes to share key information with the students, parents, and band supporters. This is the first of many posts you will see over the course of the year. Bookmark this site and come back if you have questions. Students will have heard all of this information in class in the last few days, so this serves as a reminder to them, but in case they have not communicated with you as parents, this is for you since we need your help to be successful. I will highlight sections to draw your attention to the various topics as well as dates to make it a little easier to follow. Let’s go.
Field Trip Form
I emailed yesterday but I was notified I attached the incorrect PDF so you did not have all of the forms needed. Please use the one attached in your email from Saturday. This one contains the two Field Trip Forms as well as the Student Transportation Form.
This Weeks Schedule
Monday – Early morning rehearsal with the Marching Band and Dance Team/Color Guard. Attendance will be taken on the field at 7:00a. Bring your drill charts and/or coordinate sheets.
Tuesday – 6:00p-8:00p (9:00p percussion) – Night rehearsal (Marching Band). Since it is slated to be VERY hot, we will plan on this rehearsal being inside to work on choreography and music.
Wednesday – 7:00a Marching Band Pictures. Members of the MB will dress in uniform with pictures beginning at 7:15a. Students should bring/wear their black shorts, black band shirt, and band shoes. If their shoes have not yet arrived, just wear black socks. These should be black over-the-calf socks NOT no-show or ankle socks as those tend to show under the pants. Band~aides will serve breakfast after pictures and students will go on to class at the regular time.
Thursday – Back to School Night 7:00p. We’ll see everyone at your appointed time. I know we have already met, but this is a big night for you to meet the rest of the teachers. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again.
Saturday – MEGA Car Wash 9a-4p. We need EVERY STUDENT (including Fr. Concert band) to join us to not only obtain 20 pledges and/or donations but also to wash cars. We are at the two Westlake Hardware locations on 87th Street. One next to Grant Street and one next to Lackman. We also need some parents to help provide leadership at both locations. Please see the Sign-up Genious to indicate when you can help (parents) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DABAD2EA4FCCE9-smwband9. I will email the spreadsheets of location assignments that the drum majors have worked out later this week. If students need more pledge/donation sheets or coupons, I have plenty at the office for them – just ask. :-).
Music Memorazation (MB). The pre-game should be passed off tomorrow. We talked about this at band camp so this should be no surprise. Please get pre-game knocked out as the opener is due on Friday, September 1, the day of our first home game. Students may ply for Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe or their section leader.
Schedule update (MB) – I made a mistake on the printed schedule included in your packets. Percussion will practice on Tuesday nights with the full band. They WILL NOT be meeting on Monday nights. Also, the students of the band voted to drop the marching competition on Saturday, Oct. 7. In its place we will compete in the Warrensburg Festival of Champions on Saturday, October 28.
Freshman Concert Band students – we are looking for a few students (6-8) to help the marching band at home games and competitions to move equipment on and off the field. If this is of interest, please see Dr. Thomas. You would need to commit to being at most of the Tuesday night rehearsals as well as all the home football games and the two marching competitions.
Please return your Forms in the large envelope you received them in as soon as possible. Please send the payment envelope also when you are able. We do not want money standing in the way. Please let Mr. Hupe or Dr. Thomas know if you need a little extra time. The MEGA Car Wash pledges can be used to pay for your fees a swell if needed. The Field Trip forms we need by Wednesday as we need time to get them processed before the first game. I will have hard copies for the students on Monday in class.
WELCOME BACK! We are excited to make music with everyone again.