New Year’s Band Bulletin – 2018

Dear Parents and Students —

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We hit the ground running in 2018… please carefully read the information below:

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AUDITIONS for 18-19 – Due 1/12

Please read the informational letter on the Audition Page for full details.

BAND AUDITION PAGE

  • ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-11 must complete this audition, which will determine concert band placement in the 2018-2019 band program (Seniors are exempt)
  • The audition timeline is determined by the HS scheduling timeline… 18-19 Class Schedules are due in mid-January
  • Auditions are due Friday, January 12th (the week before semester exams)
  • We encourage students to manage their time appropriately — and even complete the auditions early — to avoid added stress during the week before semester exams!

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DISNEY UPDATE

1. ROOM SIGNUPS:

  • Signup sheets are posted in the band room:

  • Students must sign up in groups of four.
  • If you do not have someone, we will do our best to match you up

2. UNIFORM DRY CLEANING – Due 1/16

  • All travelers must take your marching band uniform to ON THE SPOT CLEANERS (Corner of Royalton & Broadview Rd), between now and January 16th
  • Band Boosters will cover the cost of this cleaning, up until January 16th!
  • Please leave uniforms at home after cleaning

3. DISNEY MAILING:

  • Coming soon!
  • Will contain medical forms and other pertinent materials for the trip
  • Reminder – MANDATORY TRIP MEETING ON MARCH 5th @ 7pm

4. TRIP PAYMENT #2 – Due February 15th

MORE CHAPERONES NEEDED!

Parents — we have a very large group of travelers, and will need “all hands on deck!”  Please consider joining us as a chaperone… we are so appreciative of your time and help — thank you!

CHAPERONE SIGN UP HERE

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MIDTERM EXAMS – Tuesday, 1/16

  • All Band Exams will be held on Tuesday, 1/16
  • Students will report to their scheduled band period
  • The exam format will include:
    • Full-band rehearsal for each ensemble (music in folders)
    • Listening & Analysis
    • Sight Reading
    • Students will be assessed on both musicianship and rehearsal etiquette
  • More information will be presented to students in the days ahead.

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SOLO & ENSEMBLE – Saturday, 1/20

  • Students are responsible for all info on the SOLO & ENSEMBLE PAGE!
  • Event times will be released as soon as we receive them
  • If being accompanied by Mrs. Astey or Mr. Wyse, students must sign up for a time to practice with them.
  • Ensembles must also sign up for a time to be coached
  • SIGNUP IS ON THE BAND DOOR BY THE OFFICE:

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Please mark your calendars:

BAND CAMP 2018

WEEK 1: July 30-August 3

  • Half-days (8am-Noon)

WEEK 2: August 6-10

  • Full days (8am-3pm; 6pm-9pm)