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.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Announcements 5/25/15

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week this week.  Remember that our first rehearsal is next Wednesday, June 3 and that we will be having a Booster meeting next Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 in the Band room to discuss the Hornet Invitational and meals at Band Camp.

I went ahead and reserved two buses for the DCI trip because we already had too many for one bus.  This is good though, because now we have room for those of you who did not have an opportunity to sign up before school let out.  I will need to have an absolute final list by the end of June so that I can get the DCI tickets ordered.

Monday, May 18, 2015

More info about the DCI trip

More info about the DCI trip, especially for the parents of new members of the 2015 Marching Band:  DCI is short for Drum Corps International.  Drum Corps are essentially "professional" or "All Star" marching bands.  There are dozens of Drum Corps around the country and anyone between the ages of 13-21 can audition for any of the Drum Corps.  These students then spend the entire summer practicing and performing at competitions, culminating in the World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium (where the Indianapolis Colts play).  We will be traveling to Murfreessboro on the afternoon of the last day of Band Camp to watch 8 of the top Drum Corps compete.  This is a completely optional trip, but one I highly recommend.  We took a group last year and had a great time.  For more info about Drum Corps, go to, or simply search for Drum Corps on Youtube.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Announcements 5/17/15

1) On Monday, there will be a sendoff at 2:30 for the Softball Team and Sam Wehner as they head toward the Spring Fling State Tournaments.  The Band will be a part of that sendoff in the gym by playing the fight song and a couple of "Ye Olde Standards" such as Also Sprach and Hey Song.  All Band students, including those not in class this semester, are welcome to bring your instrument and play at this sendoff.

2)  There will be an introductory design committee meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Ban Room for those parents interested in designing and building the props for this year's field show.  

3)  Student information sheets will be passed out this week and will need to be turned back in by Thursday.  If you are not in class, come by the band room and pick those up off the table.  Also, try to get in those parent info sheets by Thursday as well.

4)  I am putting together a sign-up list for the DCI show on July 24.  I am giving the option of making the bus ride optional.  If you want to get yourself up there or travel as a family, you can still purchase the tickets through the band and we will be able to sit together at the event.  If you want to ride the charter bus, you will need to pay $40, which is probably as much gas money as you will use to get up there anyway.  Cost for the tickets are $20 a piece. By Thursday, I will need to get a close estimate of how many plan on riding the charter bus(es) so that I can go ahead and reserve those.  

5)  If you still have your uniform at home from the Strawberry Festival, please bring those in this week so that we can them in inventory!

6)  Remember that the first summer Rehearsal is June 3.  If you have not picked up your field show music for next year, come by the Band Room and get it.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Announcements 5/10/15

1)  Baccalaureate service this Tuesday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church at 7 pm.  Report time is 6:15 at the church in concert attire.  This is a volunteer only performance.  That being said, we need some more volunteers to sign up!

2)  Graduation is Thursday at 7 pm.  Report time is 6:15 pm in the Band Room in Concert Attire.  This is a required performance.

3)  Drumline:  The Relay for Life event is this Friday.  We will lead the Cancer Survivors around a half lap at the Medina City Park by the Middle School.  Report time will be 5:15 at the park.  We will wear our Band T-shirts with Khaki shorts and tennis shoes.  Sunglasses and hats are fine.

4)  Congratulations to the Band for winning the Strawberry Cup at the Strawberry Festival.  Since they are retiring this Cup for a new one next year, we get to keep this one!  Great job representing the school at this huge event.  I heard from many people about how great you looked and sounded.

5)  Leadership interviews will be this week.  

6) Drum Major clinic will be Monday after school, and the audition will be Tuesday.

7)  Parents, it is time to get the Parent info forms in if you haven't already.  I will be updating the email list and begin (already) putting the logistics together for the Hornet Invitational.