Month: September 2016

District Honor Band Information

It is around this time every year that we begin talking about District Honor Band and All-State Honor Band auditions and I wanted to get you the information about it because I believe we have tons of talented kids who should be participating this year.

Each school in Georgia is zoned to a district, ours is in district seven.  Each district is given audition materials to distribute to our students and an audition is held, two large bands are picked from the highest scoring students at the auction to make up the district honor band event which is held during the second semester.  We will work on audition materials in class and it is my hope that your child will audition for the DHB. District Honor Band participation and All-State Band Participation is looked at very highly by colleges and employers because of the extra time and the personal responsibility it takes to successfully audition and make one of these prestigious bands.

Students wishing to audition for the District Honor Band must pay a fee of $5 to participate.  This is recommended for 7th graders or first time auditionees.

Students wishing to participate on a higher level can pay an additional $20 ($25 total) in order to be considered for the All-State audition, if their District audition score is high enough.  This is recommended for 8th grade students who either auditioned or made the District Band last year.

Timeline and Calendar:

September 20th – All forms and Fee’s are due. $5 for DHB or $25 for DHB and All-State Fees.

Sep 14th –  After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

Sep 21st – After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

Oct 5th  – After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

Oct 19th  – After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

Nov 2nd – After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

Nov 16th  – After School Help Session, 3:30 – 4:30pm at the CJHS Band Room

 

December 3rd – District Honor Band Auditions.  We will be taking a bus up to the audition and having dinner afterwards together as a group.  (More info TBA)

Final updates

Trojan Band will meet tomorrow at 5pm on the dot to warm up. To be early is to be on time, please arrive a little before 5 to the HS band room. Any students staying after school will walk over to the HS at 4:30. 

Shirts will be in tomorrow morning, hats will not be finished in time for this game. Your child is allowed to wear a hat that they like and sunglasses. Also please make sure they drink water to prepare for being outdoors tomorrow afternoon. Sunscreen is also important. 

Pickup will be at 7pm at the HS band room. 

Thanks. 

Me. Huls

Friendly Reminders

Hello all. Just a reminder of events going on this week. 

8th grade chair testing

Starts today in class for all 8th grade students. Please come prepared. 

Trojan Band

We had an awesome rehearsal yesterday. The kids are ready for Thursday’s game. I will pass out shirts and hat as soon as they are delivered. I will need all parent committee members who checked Trojan band committee Thursday at 5pm. I will let you know where the game will be as soon as our administrators let me know. 

District Honor Band Help Session

This help session is today from 3:30-4:30 for those students who signed up. If you cannot make it to today’s session we will have more. Refer to your packet and sign up sheet for details. More packets can be obtained in the band room. I will also post the info today. 

Cookie Dough

Keep Selling. The orders are all due next week on Sept 15th. 

Thanks again. 

Reminders and Updates

Hello all. With so much going on I thought I would catch you up. 

Cookie Dough

Keep selling. Hold on to all orders until Sept 15th. Parents please help with organizing and holding on to your child’s money until the turn in date. 

Trojan Band

Our first, and only, Trojan Band rehearsal is next week Tuesday after school from 3:30-5. We should have shirts and hats to distribute and all music to run through. I will not need the Trojan band parent committee at this rehearsal. I will need our Trojan band parent committee at next Thursday’s game. The game begins at 5:30pm, students should go home from school and get a ride back to school for the game. Report time is 5pm, the location of  he game has not yet been determined, I am hoping its in Grisham stadium. 

District Honor Band

Today in class we spoke about district honor band and the signup has been posted. I recommend all students tryout for district honor band. It is a significant challenge for all students and pushes them to new levels of musicianship that cannot be found by just attending band class. In short, the students prepare a short solo and scales and will travel to Cartersville on a bus in December to audition for a band made up of the scoring students from all of the schools in our district. If they make the band they get to go for a weekend in February to Ringold GA to perform with the honor band. It is an excellent opportunity for all 7th and 8th graders and is one I highly recommend. 

Chair Testing

7th graders should be finished up today. I heard a lot of great, well prepared students in my office this week. Bravo!!! 8th grade begins next Tuesday. 

Thank you all again for support. Go Band !!!