CALL TIME – 5:45

  • UNIFORM
    • Black T-shirt & BLACK SOCKS
    • GIRLS – Hair must be up in the hat (BLACK hair ties only).
    • Leaders: report attendance. Uniform check in Parade Block
  • STAY IN FULL UNIFORM FOR THE ENTIRE GAME
  • HALFTIME
    • Show the ultimate RESPECT & ATTENTION for visiting band
  • 3rd QUARTER BREAK
    • Get food, talk to your friends, have fun!
    • BE A CLASS ACT… YOU ARE IN UNIFORM!!!!!!
    • IN THE STANDS, READY TO PLAY when the clock reads “0:00!”
    • Tardiness = loss of your 3rd quarter break the next game.
  • STANDS – In the stands, we ALL PLAY (remember, that’s why we are here)
  • VICTORY MARCH
    • If we win, remember that VICTORY MARCH is still a MARCH!
    • Stay in your assigned positions, do not leave the block!
  • BAND PARTIES
    • Band parties are not “official” band or school activities (however, they are chaperoned and are intended to be a fun and safe place for students to socialize).
    • Talk to your student officers for more information on where the party is taking place, and plan your transportation.
    • As always… BE A CLASS ACT.

Let’s have a GREAT NIGHT…. GO BEES!

Greetings, Band Parents and Students –

We hope that students had a great start to their school year… this week, things start to get “real” for the Marching Bees!

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MONDAY, 8/24 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

WEDNESDAY, 8/26 – Rehearsal & “MEET THE BAND” NIGHT!

  • Students will wear their black band T-shirt for the preview show! 
  • Have your FLIP FOLDER
  • 6:00 pm – Rehearsal 
  • 8:30 pm – “MEET THE BAND” PREVIEW SHOW!
    • Tell your family, teachers, friends, etc.!  Our Band Boosters have some special things planned, and our 5th grade band recruitment meeting that night will culminate at the show.  Should be a great crowd!

THURSDAY, 8/27 – Percussion Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

  • Includes performance @ Chippewa Elementary
  • Jonathan Monacelli will be providing more info in band Monday
  • PERCUSSION LESSON SIGNUPS will be posted soon

FRIDAY, 8/28 – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME vs. Padua (CT – 5:45)

  • GAME DAY is a great opportunity to put all 3 facets of our motto on display…
  • “Look Good, Sound Good, Be a Class Act.”

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OTHER INFO:

PREGAME MEMORIZATION CHECKS – Must be completed by FRIDAY 8/28

All Winds must complete a Pregame Memorization Check by FRIDAY.  Checks are worth 40 points (10 points per song).  Students are allowed to perform in groups of 2 or 3, on the same instrument. Signups are posted outside the band office.

Students who are not completely memorized will continue to use flip folders until they are able to demonstrate full knowledge of the music. Remember, we – and the student leaders, are here to help you! And we only sound our best with 100% participation!
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Looking forward to the opportunity to perform this week… let’s see what the 2015 Marching Bees can do!

Please note the following:

  • MARCHING BAND IS 6th PERIOD – All Band students report to band 6th period (even if your schedule indicates a 5th period band).  Please wear appropriate athletic footwear!
  • 5th PERIOD LUNCH SCHEDULE
    1. Last Names A-O: Eat Lunch 5A, report to Study Hall 5B (Room 204)
    2. Last Names P-Z: Report to Study Hall 5A (in LGI), Eat Lunch 5B

See you tomorrow!

Greetings!  Welcome to the first of several weekly bulletins that will be posted during the marching season.  Please read these posts carefully, as they often contain new and updated information.

Students, thank you for an enjoyable and productive band camp.  It was exciting to see, not only your musical progress, but the process of bonding and becoming a FAMILY that began this week… and will continue throughout the season!

As we gear up for the start of school, please note the following:

WEDNESDAY, 8/19 – First Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

  • Have all music in your Flip Folders!
  • We will begin INSIDE, then march to the stadium (weather permitting)
  • Bring your best FOCUS and a great attitude!

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PREGAME MEMORIZATION CHECKS – Due by first game on 8/28

  • ALL WINDS must sign up for a time to complete a pregame memorization check with a staff member.
  • Signups will be in the Band Office
  • Slots will be available during certain study hall periods, as well as after school
  • Checks can be done in groups of 2-3 (no larger than 3)
  • BE PRACTICING!  Our goal = 100% accuracy from every member.

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THURSDAY, 8/20 – First Day of School

  • ALL STUDENTS will report to Band 6th PERIOD.  Even if your schedule indicates that you have band 5th period, you will report 6th during marching band season.
  • We will go outside every day, unless inclement weather.  Plan ahead!
  • Wear athletic shoes for daily marching rehearsal.  Many students just keep a pair in their band locker… then you always have them, regardless of what shoes you wear to school that day.

Looking forward to the beginning of the school year!

 

On THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th, students can have a Subway order delivered to the school for lunch.  Please fill out the following form and return to Mrs. Astey.

STUDENT SUBWAY ORDER FORM

ALL ORDERS DUE BY WEDNESDAY 8/12 @ 3pm!

 

PARENTS – If you order Subway at any time that day, the band also receives a portion of the funds.  Please click on this flyer, and SPREAD THE WORD!

SUBWAY PARENT FLYER