Pep Rally – No Rehearsal tomorrow, Thursday, for the pep rally.
Middle School Concert – The middle school band is having their concert tomorrow night at 6:30. This is a chance to hear those that will hopefully be joining us next year. If you are able to show up and support them it is very encouraging to them which is something everyone could use due to the year of online band last year. (More information on connecting with the 8th graders will be posted below)
Band Concert – The band concert is next Tuesday, starting at 7pm. The band room will be open at approximately 6:30 at which time all band students need to be present to warm up. Jazz Band students need to be on the stage ready to go by 6:50. Sign in and sign out sheets will be provided stage right by the podium.
Concert Festival – will take place next Friday during the school day and only includes the Wind Ensemble this year. We will leave the school by bus for West Collierville Middle School off of Frank Rd. and Byhalia in Collierville. The bus will not be able to transport the students back to the school until close to 5:15pm due to school transportation conflicts – departure from the middle school will be at 4:45. We will be done close to 2:45 and the students may be picked up from the middle school during this time. If students are being picked up, the Bus Exemption Form, found on the website and in the band room, needs to be filled out in advance.
All State – Rooms have been reserved for those that made the ensembles. More information will come as we get closer. The music should be available soon and will be passed out in class.
***Please share that we will now have a Color Guard course taught by Ms. Vancil. This will be a normal class that is open to everyone and will focus on the fundamentals of flag and rifle work as used in both the Field Shows and Winter Guard Competitions. Students can sign up for this in Naviance for next year when class scheduling opens up.
The first week of April will be the interviews for band officer positions. Information will be shared in class for the requirements per position. Positions will be filled and transitions will start the end of the second week of April.
8th Grade Band Camp will start the second week of April. This will be the time for the upcoming 8th graders to come to us after school and be introduced to the existing band members, given a tour of the school, practice with the band on some of our songs, and generally get a feel for band at the high school level. Current and incoming officers/section leaders are strongly encouraged to participate as much as possible to welcome those students that are able to attend. The camp will run the entire week from 3-4:30 each day.
April 23 is the University of Memphis Percussion Ensemble Festival. More information will follow for those participating once registration is complete.