Hello SM North band students-
Students who enroll for taking classes on campus will rehearse during the school day, as well as any before school and Monday evening rehearsals. Students who opt for online only will be allowed to rehearse with the band before school and Monday evening rehearsals. I’ve also heard that if you’re opting for online school and you enroll for band, the online class will more than likely not be taught by Ms. Fillingham or myself. There has been talk that all online (district wide) band students could conceivably be taught by the same teacher(s) for the entire district. So the reality would be that online only band members will have another teacher for your online band class, but you could still do morning rehearsals and Monday night rehearsals with the North marching band.
I must emphasize everything I just said could change! At the end of the day, North band kids who are opting for online, we will somehow make a place for you in the North marching band. Obviously, you will not have as much rehearsal time, but we will figure something out so you can continue to play with the North band.
We are still slated for varsity band to have five mornings of conditioning/marching/music fundamentals, August 17-21, from 8-11 AM. The first day (17th) will be for new varsity marchers and student staff. All varsity band members should be there August 18-21.
We will also have percussion only rehearsals 8-11AM on Saturday, Aug. 22nd and Monday, August 24th. Stay tuned for more information specific to percussion.
We do not have any JV marching band summer conditioning dates, but JV band members are more than welcome and encouraged to join us August 17th-22nd.
Thank you everyone for your patience. Ms. Fillingham and I can’t wait to work with all of you again. More information to follow regarding procedures for summer conditioning dates mentioned above.
Varsity band members, please email me ASAP if you cannot attend the conditioning/rehearsals listee above.