Things We Like
The Christmas Concert was a huge hit!
Band News and Notes
No Band events this week!
Reminder: The next Disney trip payment is due December 24th
Band Exam: The band semester winter exam will consist of your winter concert and your audition. We will not be doing any grade or rehearsal during your scheduled exam time and will NOT be taking attendance. We encourage students to use this time to study for your other exams.
We typically rehearse for graduation during the Spring exam time in May.
SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Guard and Percussion may practice after school during Finals week!
Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd - 8:00 am -12:00 pm Rookie Camp for new marchers and leadership.
Percussion and Guard Camp #1 - Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3. Times TBA.
Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9th - Leadership training seminar with Mr. Lambert, Mr. Denton, and Mr. Horten for leadership team.
Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th - Make up Rookie Camp for new marchers and limited leadership team.
Percussion and Guard Camp #2 - Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th Times TBA.
Band Camp starts July 20th and runs to the first day of school (Tuesday, August 2nd). Do not plan any vacations or major conflicts starting July 20th if you plan to participate in marching band. The football band option will no longer be offered starting this coming school year - students must choose between marching band and concert only.
Audition Wrap Up - Scales Needed!
We held auditions last week for next semester and those results should come out this week. This is part of your exam grade along with the Winter Concert!
We still have a few students who have not turned in their scales that were due on Friday at 4:00 pm to the google form (http://shorturl.at/fwBC1). This could impact their grade and placement if they don't submit. They must submit before we leave on Monday. It's a 3 minute (or less) video and they were also given Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in class to do it. Mr. Tankesley is leaving town to attend a conference and we need to move forward with our audition results and final grades.
If a student is on this list and they believe they shouldn't be, just have them come talk to us on Monday.
List updated at 12:00 pm on Sunday:
Flutes: Loklinn H.
Clarinets: Elanore C., Gabe T., Grace O., Emily N, Casey V, Tyler T
Saxophones: James S, Austin W, Shellee D, John A, Kylie W, Doug W
French Horns: Elayna R, Nathan L, Jacob B
Trumpets: Liam T, Kong T, Xavier H, Elian L,
Trombones: Noah H, Zavier H.
Tuba/Euph: Casey F, Caleb A.
Percussion: Sheadon K, Jonathan D, Jabari M, DJ C, Lily C.
After school rehearsals will resume starting the first week we return in January!
All State and District Honor Band Auditions are January 28-29th at Sparkman High School for those that signed up. You will receive an audition time prior to going. Those auditioning must bring their own copy of the method book that their audition music comes from.
Winter Camp is Feb 3-5, 2022 (Thursday evening, all day Friday, Saturday until 1:00 pm). This is a big deal! Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band attendance required.
Disney/Universal 2022 - April 20-24, 2022.
We have 95 people signed up to go to Orlando!
FAQ: Is it too late to sign up?
No. If you sign up late you will need to make sure and make all missed payments. Keep in mind we are now making decisions based on the current number of people going like rooming, music, and other things that are number dependent. If we reach bus capacity or run into a situation that would significantly impact the price or quality of the trip, we may have to close registration. If you sign up after we do rooming lists, we will do our best to accomodate however your options may be limited as to who you stay with. All trips must be paid for in full by February 21st (firm deadline for any adds!)
To register or to acces your account:
Band trips are open to ALL students in the band program, which includes anyone in a band class including Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Color Guard, or Percussion.
This ink will allow you to purchase the Group travel protection plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter the cost of your full trip cost and make your purchase prior to final trip payment. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844-440-8113.
Anyone going is VERY strongly encouraged to purchase "Cancel for any reason" trip insurance. You will find an option to purchase "Cancel for any reason" trip insurance on the website or you can use your own insurance to do so. Anyone without "Cancel for any reason" trip insurance is risking not receiving a refund if the trip were to be cancelled or you were not allowed to go due to quarantine/Covid. A form will be out soon to indicate your choice with this. In the case of the trip insurance offered by our travel company, you can purchase it anytime up to the last payment. Once you have paid your trip in full, you are not eligible to receive trip insurance.
Deposit of $250 due by Monday, November 29th.
$300 payment due by Friday, December 24th
$300 payment due by Friday, January 21st
Remaining balance due by Monday, February 21st
Do not submit payments to the band box!
Chaperones that want to go should register like a student, but there are adult options in the registration. Adults can sign up for rooms of 2 or single rooms.
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