This week at a glance:
Monday: 7th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*
Tuesday: 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*
Wednesday: District Honor Band after school practice until 4:15
Friday: Some of our students attend Reinhardt University’s Honor Band!
This week we will have our first after school rehearsals of the year for our 7th and 8th grade band. Please ensure that your student is at that rehearsal and that they understand that it is a grade. We only have one rehearsal to combine over 80 students together so it is a necessity that we have perfect attendance. This rehearsal is worth 30 points out of their 100 for this Fall concert. The Fall concert next week will count for the other 70 points. Students may not make up a missed rehearsal grade unless they have an excused absence from school that day. Out of respect for your time I have only scheduled one rehearsal for this concert and our Winter concert. Therefore there is more emphasis on the importance of this rehearsal since it is our only chance to combine our classes together. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The jacket order will conclude at the end of this week! Please click on the link below to order your jacket. I love seeing our students showing off their Trojan Band pride and I own several of these jackets myself!
Our annual Carowinds field trip for 8th grade is going to be a blast! Please read the handout that was given to your students below. Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due November 22nd.
This season has been the most incredible yet! The parents went above and beyond and worked on getting as much as possible donated so that our band program could save money. On top of that, the students learned the most music that I have ever thrown at them and were complimented by many people on not only how they performed, but on how polite and flexible that they were. It truly takes a village and I am thankful for the parents, other band directors, and students who made this year such a success. Thank you all for everything! We had a blast!
Monday, November 4th: Cookie dough delivered
Tuesday, November 5th: Fall Concert @7. Student report time at 6:30 at Mabry Arts Center
Thank you for your constant support and I will see the students tomorrow.