The form included is for everyone in the band. However, those that have been in the band previously and already have these items do not need to order them again. Those new to the band need everything on the form – Girls may wear the concert shirt with pants if they desire but it is originally intended for the boys to wear with slacks.
You may download and print the form from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/130CJP-jU88R6cNAMHnKA_8et-KA8flO_/view?usp=sharing
After talking to the Student Leadership group and going through the reality of time constraints, I am deciding that we will not have a field show this year. Since band camp was cut short, and because we missed almost half the band during the camp we were able to have, it is not feasible to cram in a show before our first games. Our first game arrives on 8/20 which is not a reasonable ask for the band to learn the show and music at that time. We will have practice after school for the next two weeks for sure in order to get the whole band learning the music for the stands. It is expected that everyone participate in these after school rehearsals if they are in band. On this site is a program absence form that needs to be used if a student is not able to come to practice.
For the band fair share fees (band fees that enable us to participate in games, pay the coaches that came this year, go to All-West, Concert Festival, pay for clothing dry cleaning, etc.), the current rate for band fees will be $150.
In order for you child to be able to utilize a school instrument, I need to have the instrument loan form signed by both you and your child. All new students were given the forms in class this morning and many more are available in the classroom and on this site under Band Forms.
This is a reminder that we will not have practice this week from 3-8. All SCS teachers will be at In-Service this week. During this time, and during our content area District Learning Day, I will gather more information regarding the most updated guidelines for practices after school and procedures for games. At the moment, we are still scheduled to have practices after school from 2:30-5pm. We will be discussing in class our situation with game performance, whether in the stands, on the field, or both.
Masks need to be worn at all times when at school and this applies when entering the band room. The only time you would lower your mask is when you are playing in class. Please do not congregate in the back storage area this year as there is not enough room to effectively space out and keep each other safe. In the mornings, before and after school, you will still be required to wear a mask. Only when you leave campus will you able to take off your mask.
If you did not audition for band for this year but are still in band, even if we did not see you for band camp, you are being moved to Symphonic Band. This means your schedule may say another ensemble in PowerSchool but you will be reset to Symphonic Band. Unless you received notice from me that you are in Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band, please use the codes below to sign up for the class you are attending. Parents, the codes for parents is also available for updates per class.
Remind Codes: Symphonic Band(student) – @a743b; Symphonic Band Parents – @6h9e7; Wind Ensemble(student) – @8643g; Wind Ensemble Parents – @gcb63; Jazz Band(student) – @815cb5; Jazz Band Parents – @b6eh6; Color Guard (student and parent) – @wshscolor; Marching Band (student and parent) – @wshsmarch.
Parents, sign up for the parent remind for your child’s class, and the Marching Band as well. I send full group information there, especially during and after games. The student reminds are needed for every student so they are aware of event information and changes.