Sunday, July 26, 2015

Announcements 7/26/15

1)  What a great week of Band Camp!  Parents, you should be proud of how hard your children worked and what they were able to get done!  Percussion and Guard will meet this Tuesday from 6-8 pm.  Thursday's practice has been cancelled due to Freshmen Orientation that is scheduled at 6:30 that night.  For everyone else, remember that we start our normal Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30 rehearsals next Tuesday after school.  Remember to have a change of clothes at the end of every school day - prepare to go outside during Band class every day.

2)  Shirt orders and money will be due by the end of the first week of school.

3)  Smart Cards and money will be due by the end of the first week of school.

4)  Booster meeting next Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 in the Band Room.  All parents are invited.  Booster meetings are the first Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted.

5)  The Jackson Youth Symphony is having auditions this Saturday, Aug. 1 starting at 9 am at Jennings Hall, Union University.  Some of our former and current students have done this before and have loved it!  One of the great benefits is having a side-by-side concert with the Jackson Symphony.  If you are interested, you can go to "" for more info.  This is includes the application, audition excerpts, and other info. There is a $10 application fee for the audition. They have rehearsals on Thursday nights, and you would have time to get to them after our rehearsals are over.  Email me if you have any questions.  If you need a solo for the audition, you can come by the Band room and get one.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Announcements 7/19/15

1)  Please pay your band fees and DCI fees that are due this week.  It is important for the band to be able to pay our bills in a timely manner, such as paying the staff this week.
2)  We will begin each day this week at 7 AM on the practice field.  You will need your instrument, your coordinate cards, whatever you need to stay cool and hydrated.
3)  Please bring snacks to put into the snack tub so that we have them there for emergencies not just during band camp but as school starts, also.
4)  Lunch this week starts at 11:45 every day and is on your own.  You have the option bringing your food and eating in the cafeteria or going off campus to get your food.  Just be in your sectional area inside ready to play at 1:15!
5)  For the people going on the DCI trip this Friday, I am planning on meeting at the school at 2:00 in the afternoon and pulling out by 2:15.  We are going to be stopping at exit 172 to eat an early supper.    You will need to bring money for this if you plan on eating there.
6)  This week, I will have a sign-up sheet for Band T-shirt orders.  These are for band members, friends, and family.  Prices will be:  Short sleeve shirt - $10, Long sleeve T-shirt - $13, Sweatshirt - $15, Hoodie - $20.  They will all be the same color and have the same design as the current band T-shirt.
7)  Remember that Monday is 'Murica Monday at Band Camp!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Announcements 7/12/15

1)  It's time for Band Camp!  All Freshmen, All Percussion, All Guard, and Leadership Team report at 8 am in the Band Room.  We will be done at Noon.  Let's get on the ground running as we start with the fundamentals and welcome all of the Freshmen to the SGC Band!

2)  Everyone else, you will report on Wednesday at 8 am in the Band Room.  

3)  Please start getting in your Marching Band fees and DCI money so that we can start paying the bills for the stuff that has already been done to prepare for this year's show.

4)  Parents:  I need a volunteer or a duo of volunteers to prepare lunch for the Band Camp staff next Wednesday, July 22.  I have all the other days covered except for that one.  If you are interested or want more info, just email me at

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Announcements 7/5/15

1)  For those interested in the Design Team that is building the Rube Goldberg machine props, we will be meeting Monday, July 6 at 6 pm at the Band Room to try and build a couple of the props.  

2)  Booster meeting Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 pm in the Band Room.

3)  Leadership team meeting this Thursday at 9 am in the Band Room

4)  Next Monday, July 13 - ALL Freshmen, ALL Percussion, ALL Guard, and Leadership team will start the 2015 Band Camp at 8 am in the Band Room!  Everyone else will start Wednesday, July 15.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Announcements 6/28/15

1)  No rehearsal this Wednesday  Enjoy your Independence Day weekend!

2)  Leadership Team will meet at 9 am Monday, June 29 in the Band Room.

3)  For the parents interested in helping build the Rube Goldberg machine props, we will be meeting next Monday, July 6 at 6:00 at the Band Room to build two of the props.  

4)  The next booster meeting will be next Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Announcements 6/14/15

1)  The Third Rehearsal is this Wednesday.  Bring your running shoes.  Make sure you eat something before you come so that you do not pass out from the heat!  Also, be prepared to stay outside for about an hour as we will begin marching fundamentals.  We have had a great couple of productive rehearsals so far.  Let's keep it up!

2)  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  Make sure you make an attempt to spend time outside.  Walking/running/doing something even slightly strenuous is encouraged so that you are accustomed to the heat by the time Band Camp starts.  Also, go ahead and start saving up for sunscreen, water, and Gatorade for not only Band Camp, but the first few weeks of school.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Announcements 6/7/15

1) 2nd Rehearsal this Wednesday.  Woodwinds and Brass from 8-11 am, Percussion and Guard from 1-4 pm.  Bring your running shoes this week.

2)  If any parents are interested in designing/building the Rube Goldberg machine, we are having a meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Band Room.

3)  Reminder:  I need a final list of DCI attendees soon.