CONGRATULATIONS to our students on an outstanding Mid-Winter Concert last week! Every ensemble performed a challenging and engaging program. Audio of the concert is posted in a separate post below. Let’s keep up the great work as we prepare for our remaining concerts:
On behalf of the Music Staff, Boosters, and Pancake Committee — A huge THANK YOU to all parents and students who volunteered to make our 3rd Music In Our Schools Month Pancake Breakfast another great success! It is wonderful to have a morning filled with great music, great food, and great people. We are so fortunate to have such tremendous support for our music programs.
The 5th Grade Band & Wind Ensemble performing together:
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT INSTRUMENT SECURITY:
Recently, there have been a few random incidents of instruments being damaged or moved while in the instrument locker room. Students and parents are reminded that all band members must have a lock on their instrument locker, as per the Band Handbook (Pg. 8). This applies to both personal instruments AND school-owned instruments.
The Band Room is a high-traffic area, with so many students moving in and out of the music wing (not all of whom are actually music students), and the locker room often remains open for ease of access. Please take responsibility for your/our equipment by securing it properly. Locks can be purchased from the Band Office for $5.00.
THIS WEEK: _____________________________________
Tuesday, 3/7 – BAND BOOSTERS MTG. (7pm)
Friday, 3/10 – OMEA LARGE-GROUP ADJUDICATION
Congratulations to the INDOOR DRUMLINE, who has been working extremely hard, and performed in their second competition today at Worthington Kilbourne HS in Columbus! Their next competition is close to home, at Akron Firestone High School on Sunday, March 19th. Please come out to support them!
Congratulations to all performing ensembles on a great concert on March 2nd!
You can find the full audio of the concert below, with time markers:
THIS WEEK: ________________________________________________
MONDAY, 2/27 – W.E. Sectionals
Our last sectional rehearsal — attendance is crucial!
THURSDAY, 3/2 – MID-WINTER CONCERT @ 7pm
The students have been working hard on this program, and we look forward to sharing the musical progress that we have made since the December performance!
CALL TIME – 6:30
Groups will meet in the following areas:
Mr. Mark Lowe & Mr. David Vitale will be serving as “guest adjudicators” for this concert, providing valuable recorded and written feedback for us. Mr. Lowe is the former Director of Bands at Kenston HS, and Mr. Vitale is the Director of Bands at North Royalton High School. If you hear them talking during the performance, it is ok — they are supposed to! Thanks for your understanding.
Yearbook pictures will be taken from the balcony during the concert, prior to each ensemble’s performance.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are the same evening (4:00-7:00). Parents, please stop by the HS Cafeteria to speak with Mrs. Astey and I prior to the concert (we will be leaving around 6pm). We would love to see you!
Saturday, March 4th – Pancake Breakfast
PERFORMANCES (HS bands italicized):
For more information (and to volunteer), visit the PANCAKE PAGE!
LOOKING AHEAD: _________________________________________
OMEA Large-Group Adjudication