First of all, congrats to all JV and varsity students completing one of our best band camps ever! Special thanks to drum majors David Gabaldon, Gabbi Oakman and Chloe Mears for their fantastic leadership and service, as well as all student leaders. Special thanks to Stephen and Jonna Clifford and Mary Honas for their leadership during band camp, as well as the ice cream social and picnic.
So, get rolling with the school year!
Jazz students: All Jazz students, please bring your instruments on Monday, Aug. 15th, we will play the first day!
All JV and varsity students: We will not play on the 15th, but you will need your instrument Tuesday, Aug. 16th, and we will play inside.
Early Rehearsals for Varsity: We will have early rehearsals every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, beginning at 6:45AM ON THE FIELD! These are graded rehearsals and we start right on the dot! Our first early rehearsal will be Wednesday, Aug. 17th. They will last until approximately Oct. 13th.
Monday Night Rehearsals for Varsity: As stated on the summer/fall calendar, our six Monday night rehearsal dates are: Aug. 22nd, 29th, Sept. 12th, 19th, 26th, Oct. 10th.
Students and parents: I’m using a “Remind” app for last minute instructions, such as “we’re inside due to weather”, or “you need your coordinates today” etc. Be advised, this is a one way communication, please do not reply with this app, I’m just sending last minute information. Here’s how you sign up: Use one of the following codes, and when you do, you have to use the actual “@“ symbol in the text. Text number 81010 Varsity’s code is @2f74c JV’s code is @jvmarc Drumline battery’s code is @f6ckd FYI, if that doesn’t sign you up, try the code without the “@” symbol.
Parents: Please let me know if you are available to help with a couple easy “fix-it” projects around the band room. Drilling holes, fixing stands, etc.
I hope you’re ready for a great year, so here we go!