Friday, August 19, 2016

New Presentation

Hey, New marching band members...

Please review this presentation over the weekend so you and your parents understand how the marching band works and what our schedules look like!  It wouldn't hurt to watch it with your parents!

New Member Presentation

Marching Band Update!

Hey Gang!

Awesome job at band camp!

We had to make a couple changes to our schedule just for the first week of school to make up time for the inclement weather that forced us inside.  If you have any schedule conflicts please let us know!

Check it out...

Monday, August 22nd:  NO PRACTICE!  Please work on your parts at home!!!

Tuesday, August 23rd (1st day of school):  NO PRACTICE!  Keep working at home!
( There will be marching shoe fittings during both 8th grade band & High School Band Periods)

Wednesday, August 24th:  Full Band Practice 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 25th:  Full Band Practice  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Friday, August 26th:   Full Band Practice  3:00 - 4:15 PM  ( Followed by away game at Utica)

                   *  This week's band dinner is sponsored by the flute section and the field commanders.

                   *  We will be wearing our "summer" uniform!!!  ( Red polo, khaki shorts & white sneakers or tennis shoes.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Band Camp / Fall Schedule (update)

Hey gang!

Hope you're all having a super summer so far.

Just want to share a few tidbits of information with you as we look forward to our band camp that begins next MONDAY!

#1  ALL band members' Supply and Equipment AND Cedar Point payments were due by Saturday, June 25th.  If you still owe we'd appreciate your taking care of it in a timely manner.

#2  Reminders of what to bring to camp:
             *  Water bottle (refillable)
             *  Instrument lyre (if you need one) for your instrument.
             *  Highlighter  (to mark your music and drill)
             *  Pencil  (better than a pen, 'cause you'll probably need to erase or change things)
             *  Sun block
             *  Good, supportive sneakers or tennis shoes.  Nobody marches with sandals, flip-flops, etc...
             *  A hat or visor
             *  Three (3) ring binder - complete with plastic sleeves in which to place your music and drill.

#3  Lunch Time Rules:
             *  If you are an upperclassman with a car, you may go out (or home) to eat lunch as long as the staff has received "written permission" from your parents AHEAD OF TIME.  You may NOT, however, bring ANY other students with you in your car whether they are an upperclassman or not.   Students, while engaged in a school activity, are the responsibility of the teacher(s) in charge, and we cannot allow students to simply jump in other student's cars and go out.  Thanks for your cooperation!
             *  All other students will need to pack a lunch and remain on school grounds during the 12:00 - 1:00 or 3:30 - 4:00 break.  STUDENTS ARE NOT TO GO OUT TO BUY LUNCH UNLESS TAKEN THERE BY A PARENT.   While we realize this has never been asked of you before, we feel it's only a matter of time before something happens, and we as teachers are concerned about that.  

#4   The band camp and fall schedules are being posted on the music facebook page.  These were mailed to you in early July, but we'll post them here as well!

#5  Finally, If you are a student who has responsibilities at the Hartford Fair please shoot Mr. D. an e-mail letting him know "exactly" what hours of band camp you'll need to be excused.  This only includes students who are showing, or are involved in a fair-oriented activity, not going to a show, the rides, etc... Please do not ask to be excused for those reasons.   Thanks!

OK.  That's it for now!  See everybody at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 8th!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Just a few things...

Happy Summer Everybody!

Great job with the parade.  Everyone did a super job!  Thank you so much for giving of your time and effort for your band, school and town!

Just a quick update:

1)  Don't forget band camp begins on Monday, August 8th.  While we understand some students are also involved in athletics, we would ask, for organization purposes, that you please be at camp for the opening ceremonies.  We all need to "be on the same page" before the rush begins!  Please check-in with your coach to make sure they are aware that you need to be with us when camp opens at 9:00 AM for announcements and camp details!  "Co-Activity Forms" to be signed by parents, coach and band director will be distributed during the first hour at camp!  We need to know exactly when you'll be away from camp for other scholastic activities.

2)  All band payments should now all be received by the music department.  If, by chance, you have not turned-in yours, please send it ASAP to the high school office; attention Mrs. Culbertson.

3)  The remainder of the Cedar Point tickets are being ordered presently (This Weekend).  If you have not turned in your $25 payment to the music boosters please do so ASAP!   As per the music boosters; tickets will only be purchased for students who have turned in a check. 

4)  Find some time to practice your music.  There are some technical areas in it, so don't wait until you show up at band camp.  It may be hard to catch-up!

Have a great "rest of the summer"!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Parade Update

Important Time change for the Parade this weekend!!

10:00 Students arrive to load trailer and get instruments
10:30 Line up for parade 
12:00 Flag raising and performance

Remember that we are in Summer Uniform!
Khaki pants, capris or shorts (per school dress code) Red band polo, WHITE Shoes and WHITE socks.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Update June 15th, 2016

This Week's Update...  ( June 15th)

#1  Marching Band Percussion Practice:  ( Pit & Battery)  
      Monday, June 20th - 6:00 - 9:00 PM !!!

#2  Full Marching Band Parade Practice:  (Everybody) 
      Friday, June 24th - 2:00 - 5:00 PM

#3  U.S.A. Days Parade.  Saturday, June 25th - Band members report at 9:30 AM to load band trailer.  The parade steps-off at 10:00 AM.  Uniform will consist of band polos, khakis (shorts are fine) and white sneakers or tennis shoes.

These practices AND the parade are for all 2016-17 marching band members!
If you are signed-up for marching band this fall then you are a part of these events!!!

See you there!

Friday, June 10, 2016

June Percussion Practices

Hey Percussion Battery AND "Pit"...

Just a reminder about our two evening percussion practices.  See below!

Wednesday, June 15th - 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Monday, June 20th - 6:00 - 9:00 PM


                                                                                                   SEE YOU THERE!