Varsity band: Great 1st week of rehearsals!  Remember that our first goal was to be perfect regarding tardies for 2 weeks.  As we practice being “perfect” on the goal of no tardies for each section, here’s the breakdown this week (remember this is out of a group of 100 kids):

clarinets: 3
trumpets: 2
trombones: 3
sousaphones: 1
percussion: 1
1st week of being perfect:
Upcoming week, Aug. 21-25:
Varsity: early rehearsals Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 6:45AM.  Monday night rehearsal from 6:30-8:30PM.  FYI- you should attend the evening rehearsal even if you’re gone for some reason due to the solar eclipse.
JV BAND MEMBERS: Please report to the band room Monday night from 6:30-8:30PM for your uniform fitting.  Our first performance is Sept. 1st so we have to move on this.  🙂
Aug. 22- Instrument petting zoo for prospective 5th grade band students.  Any juniors/seniors who can help play a couple pep-band tunes, as well as help demonstrate playing, please report to the band room by 6:30PM in show shirt.  You will be finished by 8:00PM.  Lettering points awarded.
Aug. 25- Permission packets and Charms update due for everyone, varsity and JV.  50 points for each assignment.
PARENTS: please see the following information, we really need more help this coming Monday (Aug. 21st) on a variety of projects.  Please try to make this Monday a band night for everyone!
Parents- please read the following opportunities.  Lots of things going on Monday, August 21st!
Signup Genius email for JV Uniform Fitting Volunteers – parent help needed on Monday, August 21st.  Plead click the following link if you are available to help.  We have 37 students to fit within a 2 hour time frame!  JV parents, this would be a great time to plug in to help of JV kids!
Monday, Aug 21st at 6:30 – Cooking Crew Meeting band room!   We need a volunteer crew to help plan, shop and prepare meals for the kids for several events this fall. Booster club funds the expenses.  This is a great way to meet other parents and our great band kids!  Need not be available for every event.  Questions?  – contact Jonna Clifford at [email protected] or 913-530-4746
Monday, Aug 21st at 6:30 to 8:30 – Marching Show Prop Crew Meeting – band room!  We need volunteers to help paint and construct props for the show this fall.  Will also be working on putting together a ‘Pit Crew’ to help stage the show and take it down for each performance.  Watch for those details in future communications.
-Fund raising for personal accounts – We offer trash bags and HyVee or Price Chopper Coupon books.  Profit on the sale of these items goes directly into your student’s personal account.  These funds can be used for paying annual fees, or accumulated to pay for the December 2018 California trip.  For trash bags – contact Stephanie Jacobson at 913-712-6456 (call or text) or [email protected]      For Coupon books – contact Brandi Salvino at 913-706-4016 (call or text)  or [email protected]
upcoming booster board meeting dates:  all times from 5:45-6:45PM in the band room
September 19th – Tues – booster meeting
November 6th – Monday – booster meeting
January 9th – Tuesday – booster meeting
Feb 12th – Monday – booster meeting
April 9th – Monday – booster meeting