Good afternoon and HAPPY NEW YEAR, band family! I hope that each of you had a relaxing and safe winter break, and were able to recharge after a tough semester. I'd again like to sing your praises and thank you all for the tremendous effort put forth to make the first half of the year a success. I'm very much looking forward to getting back to making musical moments with you tomorrow! I have some exciting performance opportunities planned for us this semester! Stay tuned to the calendar and for updates moving forward! Here is what to expect this week.
- We will begin Winter Guard practices on Tuesday from 2:30 - 5:00pm. If you are interested in doing Winter Guard, please plan on attending this rehearsal as a lot of information regarding this year's season will be shared. Winter Guard will practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-5:00pm. Additional practices may be added. You will be given a week's notice if so.
- There will be a percussion (required), and Solo and Ensemble (optional) meeting for percussion students and other students interested in Solo and Ensemble on Tuesday from 2:00-2:30pm in the band room. Please attend if you'd like to participate in the Virtual event this year. It is a great opportunity to get started if you've never done it before!
- Jazz band will rehearse on Thursday from 2:30-4:30pm on Thursday. If you are a MySchool Online student who is participating in Jazz Band, you will need to be at all after school rehearsals as well.
- We will be participating in Virtual Solo and Ensemble, Virtual Jazz MPA, and Virtual Concert MPA this year. There have been some additional performances added to the band calendar to make up for missing these LIVE MPA performance opportunities. Even though the events are virtual, the preparation has NOT changed! Students who wish to participate will need to sign a contract stating that they will be committed and not miss practices for unexcused reasons. Grades WILL NOT be effected by these events, as they are not required.
- Symphonic Winds (this will be volunteer group that participates in MPA) will begin rehearsals next Tuesday, January 12th from 2:30-4:30. Symphonic Winds will rehearse on Tuesdays until after Jazz MPA, then will be every Tuesdays AND Thursdays until Concert MPA. Check the band calendar for rehearsals times!
- There will be a Band Parent meeting on January 12th from 6:00pm-7:00pm to go over all of the ways parents can get involved in band this semester!
Let's make the remainder of this year awesome. It will be with the right attitudes and a will to succeed! Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions.