Welcome to East Antioch Elementary Bands
test on March 23, 2021
Please see Mr. Reed or Ms. Fillingham for the original pieces of music (unless you already have it). You will need to show your originals at the beginning of your recording.
We’re looking forward to working with all concert band students from 5:45-7:00PM and symphonic band students from 7:15-8:30PM. Both rehearsals will be in the band room.
Hello SM North band family-
We’re pleased to announce that we have confirmed a live-streaming/virtual concert on Monday, February 1st, 2021! The current fall semester classes of blocks 1, 2 and 7 will perform the three songs we’ve been working in class. The two jazz bands will play two or three songs we’ve been working in class. The percussion ensemble will play one song.
The rehearsals and performance will not be tied to student grades, this is an optional opportunity for everyone. Having said that, we don’t know what the future holds and this could be our one opportunity to play together this year (maybe we can schedule a May concert season). Having said that, we need commitments to know who will definitely attend the rehearsals and concerts. Please use the link below to indicate what you can commit to, so we can prepare for precise numbers of students, distancing/mitigation factors, and instrumentation.
As always, we will prioritize safety first. We’re happy we can all get together to make music again!
Revised spring 2021 calendar:
Monday, Jan. 11th– blocks 1,2,7 rehearsal in the auditorium from 7:00-8:15PM
Tuesday, Jan 12th – – percussion ensemble rehearsal in the band room 7:00-8:15PM.
Tuesday, Jan. 19th– Block 3 jazz band rehearsal from 5:45-6:45PM in the band room, block 4 Crimson Tribe rehearsal from 7:00-8:15 in the band room.
Monday, Jan. 25th– blocks 1,2,7 rehearsal in the auditorium from 7:00-8:15PM
Tuesday, Jan. 26th– percussion ensemble rehearsal in the auditorium room 7:00-8:15PM. Block 3 jazz band rehearsal from 5:45-6:45PM in the band room, block 4 Crimson Tribe rehearsal from 7:00-8:15 in the band room.
Monday, Feb. 1st– live stream/virtual concert beginning at 7:00PM in the field house. We will send viewing information at a later time.
IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE RESPOND BY TUESDAY, DEC. 22, so we have an idea of what the performing groups will look like.
Use this link to sign up:
We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in person and making music together!
SM North Marching Indians band family-
We are canceling Friday’s rehearsal/conditioning. We will continue to meet tomorrow and Thursday morning, as scheduled, 8-11 AM. This will allow us to introduce the remaining fundamentals we had hoped, as well as play through the entirety of Pirates of the Caribbean show. We’re canceling Friday’s rehearsal since we will not be preparing drill for a marching show after this week, due to the district’s decision for remote learning.
We want to stress that if you feel attending Wednesday or Thursdays rehearsal is not in your best interest, that we completely understand if you’re not there. Having said that, we wanted to give you the choice to have two additional mornings of rehearsals, and to enjoy the marching experience, as short as it may be.
On a personal level, at the very least, the emotional breath of fresh air, working with all of you, as you enjoy working with each other, has been a wonderful experience the last two days. We hope to see you tomorrow morning at 8AM on the field. Regardless, Ms. Fillingham and I respect and appreciate each and every one of you.
Final instructions before varsity band conditioning/rehearsals:
Monday, Aug. 17- new varsity marchers and section leaders
Tues-Fri, Aug. 18-21- all varsity marchers
Sat & Monday, Aug. 22 & 24- all varsity percussion
All students are required to bring: tennis shoes with socks (no flip flops) mask, water bottle, instrument. All students are encouraged to bring flip folder/lyre (if a returning student), hat, sun screen, sun glasses.
All students should report to the stadium entrance to check in. Upon arrival, you’ll be asked the following questions, via QR code with your cell phone (we’ll have an I-pad if you don’t have a phone):
1. In the past 24 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
Fever (temperature of 100 or above)*
Shortness of breath Fatigue
New loss of taste/smell Runny nose, congestion
Sore throat Muscle or body aches
Headache Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
*If you do not have access to a thermometer, please contact the school nurse for assistance.
2. If the answer is YES to any of the above listed symptoms, STAY HOME and monitor for 24 hours. If the symptoms persist, contact your healthcare provider.
3. In the past 14 days, have you been within 6 feet of someone for 10 minutes or greater who was diagnosed with COVID-19? If the answer is YES, stay home and contact your school nurse for additional instructions.
4. In the past 14 days, have you had contact with the mucous/saliva of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? If the answer is YES, stay home and contact your school nurse for additional instructions.
5. Are you asymptomatic, but waiting on results from a COVID test? If so, stay home until you have your test results. Notify your school nurse of your results before returning to school.
6. Have you traveled to a location requiring quarantine? If the answer is YES, quarantine (stay home) for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, stay home and contact your primary healthcare provider.
Once you check in, you will be directed to the upper football field, which is behind the stadium. If you have your personal instrument (or need to check a school instrument out) or flip folder that is currently in the band room, you will be directed to the band room to retrieve those items. Students will be allowed in the band room, one at a time, to retrieve these items.
Although rehearsal begins at 8:00AM, we will be ready to begin the check in process at 7:30.<webextlink://Although%20rehearsal%20begins%20at%208:00AM,%20we%20will%20be%20ready%20to%20begin%20the%20check%20in%20process%20at%207:30.> Please, if you are able, arrive on the early side (closer to 7:30). This will facilitate the check in process so we can begin playing as soon as possible. We will begin on the upper field for music rehearsal. We will then transfer to the main stadium field around 9:15AM for conditioning and marching rehearsal. We will wrap up every day at 11:00AM.
A couple other rules, as set by the district:
-Parents and alum are not allowed to stay and watch, even to help
– students should remain 6 feet apart at all times.
-masks are to be worn before and after rehearsal. Masks can be taken off while playing or during intense physical activity.
– students should not car pool
– students cannot share water, so it’s important to remember your own water bottle.
OK, having said all that, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE NEXT WEEK! Please email me with any scheduling conflicts. I am aware some cross country and football students will be a little late, as those camps are going on at the same time. Please get some exercise in this weekend, rest up and we’ll see you soon.