Band Bulletin #24: 1/27-2/2

Looks like we have another cold week ahead which could affect our daily rehearsals this week. Because of this, we need to be proactive and cram in as many ensemble rehearsals after school Monday as possible. It is IMPERATIVE that all Solo & Ensemble students are practicing their music daily and even finding time to rehearse with their ensembles if at all possible beyond the scheduled rehearsals at school. Please always have your S&E music with you at school in case their is an opportunity to rehearse beyond your scheduled times. Keep in mind that directors reserves the right to CANCEL or go COMMENTS ONLY for any events that have not demonstrated the necessary amount of preparation to perform at the event.

We understand that choir and orchestra events have received their schedules, but the band events have not yet been released. Mr. Rex will send the schedule and final details for the Solo & Ensemble event at North Ridgeville HS as soon as we have them.

The weekly S&E Rehearsal schedule is available HERE.

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REMIND/VERIZON UPDATES 2.0

Thanks to an outcry of support from teachers, students, and parents all over the country, Verizon has decided to reverse the fee. As a result, Remind can continue to offer text notifications as part of the Remind service. There will be no service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers. Remind will continue to work as it always had with text notifications.

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INDOOR DRUMLINE

We are pleased to share that Indoor Drumline will continue to be provided for our students this year. Andy Karkosiak has agreed to oversee a student-driven, non-competitive indoor drumline that will perform at BBHHS in March. Rehearsals will be Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Since there is no competition/travel expenses students will not be required to pay a “Pay to Participate” fee. If you were not able to attend last week’s meeting, but are interested in participating this year, please attend Tuesday’s rehearsal or contact Andy Karkosiak.

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UPCOMING DATES

Indoor Drumline Rehearsals:  Tuesday/Thursday, January 29th/January 31st – 6pm-9pm

Solo & Ensemble Rehearsals(select students): During/After school weekly through 2/8

OMEA Solo & Ensemble: Saturday, February 9th – 8am-5pm @ North Ridgeville HS

Wind Ensemble Conservatory Day: Saturday, February 23rd – 9:00am-3:00pm