Sunday, April 20, 2014

Announcements 4/20/14

1)  The last night rehearsal with 8th graders is this Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30 to 8:00.  All band members are invited and encouraged to attend.  And if you know any of the 8th graders, invite them.  I invite them, but it is always better when you are the ones inviting them.  Oh, and I will be passing out some of the 2014 Field Show music at this rehearsal as well.

2)  The Spring Concert is this Thursday, April 24 at 7.  Students are to report at 6:30 on stage for warm-up.  Concert attire (no jeans, tennis shoes.)  One thing that we will have to do this time is not only pick up all the chairs, but also take everything from the stage back to the Band Room after the concert.  They will lock up the Cafeteria and start getting things ready for the prom as soon as we are done Thursday night.  

3)  Next Monday, April 28 will be the first stand alone Jazz Band Concert.  We will start kind of small this year, but I want this to grow into more of a community event.  We will be performing at the Medina park beside the small parking lot next to the playground.  We will have a few chairs for spectators, but everyone is encourage to either bring your lawn chairs or simply stay on your feet and dance with the music.  I will have a small portion of the Parking lot roped off as kind of a dance floor for anyone who gets the urge to do a little dance!  The Jazz Band starts playing at 6:30, it will be free admission, and we will play until the sun goes down.

4)  I forgot to get the Band Banquet sign out sheet last week with everything going on, but will definitely have it out this week.  Please sign up so we know how many to plan for.  

5)  Don't forget to send your Band Banquet pictures to Tyler Delaney (

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Announcements 4/13/14

1)  Field Commander clinic and auditions are this Monday and Tuesday.  Field Commanders for the 2014 Marching season will be announced by Thursday afternoon.

2)  I will have a signup sheet started for the Band Banquet this week.  Please sign up ASAP so that we can start getting an idea of how many people to plan for.  The committee is meeting this Tuesday night to start the planning for food and table organization.

3)  The first Parade song memorization test is this Tuesday.  Be ready!

4)  The final Spring rehearsal with the 8th graders is Next Tuesday, April 22. Please do your best to make it to this rehearsal so that the upcoming freshmen have a chance to meet you.  This will make the transition easier for them as they enter High School this coming year.

5)  Remember to get those pictures in to Tyler Delaney for the Band Banquet slide show.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Announcements 4/6/14

1.  Booster meeting this Tuesday at 6:30.  I will have the schedule for next fall, information about Band Camp payments, a parent information sheet, and will be revealing the field show for next year.  

2.  Start thinking about sending in pictures from this past year for the Band Banquet slide show.  Send them to Tyler Delaney at  He is also considering a separate slideshow for the Seniors that would include pictures from the last four years.  Send these under the message line "Senior slide show".  Please get these to him within the next couple of weeks.  We are setting a deadline of the end of April so that he has time to get them together before the Banquet.

3.  We will need some parents to help pick up the meat and prepare it for pickup this Saturday.  Please let me know if you can help.  We are getting it from Reggie's BBQ this year, so that means we don't have to stay all night.  But we do need extra hands to get it wrapped and ready for pick up.  Pick up for the BBQ sale is from noon - 2 pm on Saturday.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Announcements 3/23

1.  BBQ tickets need to be sold this week!  They are due Thursday.  This is our last fundraiser of the year, so let's make it count!

2. Color Guard workshops and auditions are this Monday through Thursday after school.  Bring comfortable clothing to practice in.

3.  All Band members are invited to the Rehearsal for 8th graders on Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 pm.  We will be playing parade music and making the upcoming freshman feel welcome.  We have these rehearsals so that they are not as nervous as they enter the high school band next year.  Introduce yourself and get to know the future members of our band.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Concert Festival

Our scores from Concert Festival: 2, 1, 2 for a composite of 2, and a 2 in sight-reading.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Concert Festival Itinerary

Itinerary for Concert Festival

Friday, March 21, 2014

1:30 pm As you come into 4th block Band Class, load your instruments on the Band Trailer. Then get on the bus. This will be a tight squeeze – most will be 3 to a seat. Make sure you are dressed in Concert attire, AND have your music folder! Concert attire consists of button up shirt, khakis, and dress shoes. Ladies if you wear a dress, make sure that it is conservative dress, with no low-cut tops or short skirts. NO TENNIS SHOES!

1:45 pm Depart SGCHS.

2:15 pm Arrive at Liberty HS. Get everything off the bus, we will be taking a different bus home. Get your instruments off the trailer, put the cases back in the trailer. Stretch and do some breathing exercises while we wait to go into the warm-up room.

2:50 pm Line up to go to the warm-up room.

3:00 pm Warm-up. Tipps, Songs, Final Breathing exercises. Percussion, be ready to go onto the stage first to start setting up when we get permission.

3:20 pm Move to stage. Stay in your rows and move to the stage in an organized manner.

3:25 pm Perform for judges. American’s We first and then Pageant . Parents are welcome to sit in the audience and watch.

3:45 pm Move to Sight-reading room.

4:15 pm Load all instruments on trailer and head to Sparky’s. You will need to bring $7 for the buffet.

5:45 pm Load bus and depart for home.

6:15 pm Arrive SGCHS, unload trailer. Put all instruments in their proper place.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Annoucements 3/16/14

1)  Band Camp Dates!  Thursday, July 24 - Freshmen and Leaders only 7am to noon.  Friday, July 25 - Everyone 7am to noon.  Mon -Fri July 28 - Aug 1 Everyone 7 am to 4 pm (lunch 11:30 - 1).  Mon-Tues Aug 4  - 5 Everyone 6-8:30 pm.   School starts that Thursday Aug 7.  It will be a half day and we will not have rehearsal that afternoon.

2)  Concert Festival this Friday!  We will be taking a bus during the school day to get down there.  They need to wear Concert Attire!  We need to look nice for the judges.  We perform at 3:25 pm in the Liberty Tech HS auditorium.  You are welcome to come watch us - Admission is free.

3)  Spring BBQ sales start this week.  Tickets will be passed out Monday during class.  All tickets and money are due back Thursday, March 27.  Pick up date for the BBQ will be Saturday April 12 from noon to 2 pm.  The meat this year is being cooked by Reggie's BBQ!

4)  The Workshop and Auditions for the 2014 Color Guard are next week, March 24-27.  If you know of any young lady from 8th grade to 11th grade who might be interested in Guard, tell them they need to be here.  We are trying to increase our Guard numbers in order to better show off our talented Color Guard squad!