Concert Week and Rookie Marching Orientation

Good evening,

I hope that you have stayed cool in this heat! We are entering our last week of school for the year and have a few more things left to finish up.

This Tuesday is our final band concert for the year! It will be a night full of challenging music that is entertaining. Our jazz band will also perform which will be a treat for those of you who have not heard them yet.

Report time for Tuesday is 6:30 and attire is all black. Dress pants (no jeans please), black socks, black belt if possible and the black band polo. Concert begins at 7:00PM.

It is expected that your student stays for the entire concert. We have students each time that leave once the 7th grade band has completed their performance. I cannot stress enough how important it is for the 7th grade to watch the 8th grade performance and for the 8th graders to watch the 7th grade performance. It is a powerful teaching moment for the students. Our concerts are kept as short as possible in order to respect your time. The students have worked extremely hard and deserve to have a full house to hear the final product.

Please read below about our Rookie Orientation from Mr. Carr

Good morning!

I hope that this e-mail finds you well.  We have added two dates to the calendar in an effort to make the transition into marching band easier for our rising 9th grade students.  A few students had expressed an interest in more preparation before the 4th of July parade.  At these clinics we will hand out the 4th of July music and teach basic marching fundamentals.  I am sorry that the notice was not ideal, if you have conflicts please just let me know.  I know that it is a busy time of year.  These are only in an effort to help our rising 9th graders feel more comfortable.
We will meet on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM and Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00PM at the high school band room. Students will need to wear tennis shoes with socks to the rehearsals and athletic clothing (PE Clothes).
Another benefit from attending the rehearsal is that your child will get to know their section leaders better.  The student leadership has expressed an interest in hosting fellowship gatherings with their sections during the summer.  These two rehearsals will provide them with a chance to exchange contact information with one another and be in contact throughout the summer.  We are so excited about next year!
I hope that you have a great day!
Mr. Carr

I cannot wait to see a preview of next year’s marching band on Monday and Thursday and to rock the house on Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

M. Menendez