Welcome back! I hope everyone has rested from a terrific band camp experience. A few key things to get going-
-Everyone needs to bring ALL summer/fall rentals back to school next Monday (Aug. 13th). The district requires Ms. Fillingham and I to physically inventory all instruments that were summer rentals. Feel free to bring instruments up tomorrow or Friday, but we need everything back in the band room Monday, even if you will continue to rent that instrument during the upcoming school year.
– All jazz bands will play the first day of school, Monday, August 13th, so have instruments ready.
– Block I, II and VII will not play during class on Monday, but will place all instruments in their band lockers.
-We are looking for junior/senior volunteers on Tuesday, August 21st, from 5:30-7:00PM to help with the 5th grade instrument rental night. We would like volunteers to help 5th graders try out new instruments….it’s a lot of fun to help the younger students! Again, this is optional for juniors/seniors.
EARLY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR VARSITY BAND:
-The first early rehearsal will be on Wednesday, August 15th. The last early rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 19th.
-Early rehearsals will held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, beginning at 6:45AM on the stadium field, ready to play and march. In case of inclement weather, we will begin in the band room.
As stated on the band calendar, Monday night rehearsals for varsity band run 6:30-8:30PM in the stadium on the following dates: Aug. 20, 27th, Sept. 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct. 8th, 15th.
Next week’s email will address wrapping up fall rentals and uniform fittings for JV students, permission packets, etc.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in school!