Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This Week In Band 8/18
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Tuesday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. pick up (we understand if there is a conflict and your student must leave early, but hope all can stay)

Wednesday – Small Groups 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Guard – wear pink, performing work and drill (we will be chunking the show in reverse, starting with movement 3 drill refresher, then ballad so you can put the revised work with the drill, and then the opener choreo with drill in chunks.

Woodwind Ballad Arc – pink shirts (F1, F4, F2, F3, M2, K7, K1, K8, K2, K4, K3, K5, K6, K9)

We will be working pages 24-27 in the ballad and adjusting your dot locations to make the move more fluid and functional

Thursday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 pick up

Friday – Pre-Game and Stand Music Rehearsal 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Macy’s Cards Due Today

Wind players must all have flip folder and lyre

Color guard bring your shoes for painting

Until further notice, and so as not to have to schedule extra full band rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday, we will continue to rehearse until 6:30 in preparation for our first game. Hopefully, this compromise of more rehearsal time but not as late as 7 will work out. The pick-up time is recommended for parents that do not wish to wait in the car for students to pack out after rehearsal. I have also eliminated the use of the ladder for dressing drill to help save time. If your student finishes their duty, they may leave.

We will still rehearse outdoors in white.

This week begins stand music and pre-game rehearsals on Fridays. Students should be prepared to go outside Friday afternoon and will need their flip folder and lyre.

We will be calling in small groups for work on Wednesdays until 4:30 p.m. to accomplish very specific goals that can not be addressed fully in full band rehearsal. Please let us know if you can not attend any small group sessions, we may try to reschedule.

Do’Nyal Webb
Friday, August 15th, 2014

Class of 2014 graduate Do’Nyal Webb phoned us at lunch time to tell us she passed her audition on tuba and will be marching with the Auburn University Marching Band this fall. You’ll be able to see her perform at all of the AU football games. Congrats Do’Nyal!

All State Etudes Available
Friday, August 15th, 2014

If your student is interested in auditioning for All-State Honor Band this year, the audition etudes are now available at gmea.org.

DCI Finals Party
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Drum Corps International will have a live web stream of the world class championship finalson Saturday evening starting at 5:25 pm. We will be hosting our second annual finals party, bring your own snacks and drinks, and we will be at the band room at 5. The show runs late but students can come and go as they please, last year I think it ended after 11. Parents are welcome and we encourage lawn chairs and pillows for your comfort. We will project the show and use our sound system.

First Day of School Reminders
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

1. 8th graders ride MS activity bus over. The bus number will be provided to them on the first day. 2. Don’t forget to pack a change of clothes (WHITE T-Shirt), a water bottle or camel back, appropriate socks and shoes, instrument, binder, and flip folder/lyre.
3. We will rehearse until 6:00 p.m., but we will need to work until 6:00 p.m. Expect students to be ready to leave around 6:15 p.m.
4. Instruments will be needed on the first day of school, in class, and for marching band.
5. Food and hydration advice still applies, drink water frequently, eat breakfast and lunch, lay off the grease and dairy. Fiber, fruit, and protein are good sources of energy.
6. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats are all still needed.