Sunday, April 19, 2015

Annoucements 4/19/15

1)  Spring Concert this Thursday at 7 pm in the Gym.  Band reports at 6:15.  Concert attire, admission is free.  We will be playing some awesome pieces:  Burn; El Capitan - a march by Sousa; Emperata Overture - a band literature standard, and Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - an arrangement from Wagner's Opera "Lohengrin" that is one of the most powerful pieces you will ever hear.

2)  The Disney Trip kickoff information meeting is this Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Cafetorium.  The Thomas Tours representative will be here to hand out documents, the schedule of the trip, and answer any questions you might have.  If for some reason you can't make it, be sure to come by the Band Room when you can to pick up the documents.

3)  Pick up for the BBQ fundraiser is this Saturday from noon - 2 pm.  Make sure your customers know to come to the Gym to pick up their orders.

4)  The invitations to the Band Banquet have been handed out.  If you have not received one yet, please come by the Band Room.  This will be a formal event - no theme, this is just a chance to get dressed up and look really nice!  High School band students are free, everyone else is $13 per plate.  The food will be provided by fellow band boosters - the Heidelberg family and their business, Papa Pig's BBQ.

5)  Please email your pictures from throughout the year to Tyler Delaney at  so that he can get the slide show together for the field show.  Please get them to him by Friday, May 1.  

6)  The Jazz Band put on a spectacular show last Thursday in the Hornet Plaza!
Also, a huge Thank you to the parents who helped put up the chairs and other props!!!  I always appreciate the camaraderie of our Band Booster organization in everything that we do!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Announcements 4/12/15

1)  Jazz Band Rehearsal this Tuesday

2)  Any parent interested in helping plan/decorate for the Band Banquet - please meet at the Band Room this Tuesday at 6:30 pm to help our Vice President, Donna Reed.  She would love any help she can get in getting this event together.  

3)  Jazz Band Concert this Thursday at 7 pm.  Jazz Band needs to wear all Black.  Plan A - Have the concert in the new concrete area where they added the new wing to the school last year.  Signs will be posted in the hallways instructing you how to get there from the gym.  A reminder to those who volunteered to bring spotlights and stands for lighting the area for the concert.  Plan B (if it is raining) - Have the concert in the Cafeteria.  Either way, it is free admission for some good Jazz music!

4)  All BBQ orders and money must be turned in by the end of the week.  Pickup up for customers is Saturday April 25 from noon to 2 pm.

5)  Please start sending good, fun band pictures from this school year to Tyler Delaney  at  He is putting together the slide show for the Band Banquet.

6)  We are entering a span of 5 performances in 5 weeks!  You will need to take time on your own to practice the music and memorizing to get this done.  Please use your time wisely when you have time in the Band room in the morning, at intermission time, and after school while waiting on your ride home.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Announcements 4/5/15

1)  Jazz Band Rehearsal this Tuesday.

2)  Band Booster meeting this Tuesday at 6:30.  8th grade parents are invited to this meeting, so try to be there so that they can have your insight on any questions they might have about High School Band.  

3)  The Spring BBQ fundraiser will begin tomorrow.  50% of the profits will go toward the student's account for the Disney trip next Spring.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Annoucements 3/29/15

1)  The previous announcement said that the Booster meeting on April 7 was to begin at 6 pm.  It should be 6:30.  Our normal meeting time for booster meetings is 6:30 pm.

2)  Everyone have a great and safe Spring Break.  You all deserve it after the wonderful job you did at Concert Festival.  What a great way to end the first half of the semester!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Concert Festival Itinerary

Itinerary for Concert Festival

Friday, March 27, 2015

9:30 am                Report to the Band Room after 1st block. 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!

10:00 am              Depart SGCHS.

10:30 am              Arrive at Sparky’s.  You will need to bring $7 for the buffet. 

11:45 am              Depart Sparky’s.

12:00 noon          Arrive at Liberty HS.  Get your instruments off the trailer, put the cases back in the trailer.  Stretch and do some breathing exercises while we wait to go to warm-up.

12:40 pm              Line up to go to the warm-up room.

12:50 pm              Warm-up. Percussion, prepare to go to the stage first to set up when we get permission.

1:15 pm                Move to stage.  Stay in your rows and move to the stage in an organized manner.

1:20 pm                Perform for judges.  El Capitan first and then Emperata Overture.  Parents are welcome to sit in the audience and watch.

1:40 pm                Move to Sight-reading room. 

2:05 pm                Load bus and depart for home.

2:45 pm                Arrive SGCHS, unload trailer.  Put all instruments in their proper place. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Announcements 3/22/15

1) Drumline Auditions and Workshop this week from 3:30 to 5:30 Monday through Thursday.  The Audition will be Thursday

2)  Concert Festival this Friday at Liberty High School.  We perform at 1:20 pm on stage.  We will be back by the end of the school day.  Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium and watch.  There is no admission price.  However, you will not be able to watch us sight read - it is in the Liberty Band Room and there simply is not enough room.  I will have a full itinerary tomorrow.

3) We will not have Jazz Band rehearsal this week due to the Drumline Auditions.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Drumline Audtions

Here are the recordings for the Drumline Audition:
All Parts together
Snare Part
Quint Part
Bass Part