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2019-20 Band Handbook

2019-20 Band Handbook

Above is our handbook with information about our classes, functions, expectations, and guidelines for everything dealing with our program.  Please become familiar have to have a signed copy of the handbook form at the end of the handbook turned in during band camp in order to be in the band and the class.  Also, at the end of the handbook is a program absence form as described in the handbook for your reference.  I have many of these available at all times in the band room but suggest having this available in case it is forgotten at school and not turned in on time.

More information will be coming regarding our trip to New York in March.  For those that are new to our program, please beware of our calendar and entries under the Upcoming Events tab.  I am looking forward to a great year with everyone.  Music (score and MP3) for this year’s field show is now available.  Students, please begin looking and listening to it to help in preparation before band camp begins.  I will see everyone soon.  Drill sheets will be posted soon.

Note: Date change*** July 17th, First Informational meeting

This meeting is for all parents so the following information can be shared and discussed:

– Band Camp expectations (information for new students and parents, time frame, lunches, car washes,)
– Football games and their expectations
– Classroom expectations
– Concerts
– Band booster meetings and parental involvement
– Band Trip
– Fundraising
– Uniforms and Band Fees
– Band Handbook and school expectations
Please share this with others as many do not look at this site, or may know of its existence (Freshman families).  This meeting is scheduled to begin at 6pm and will be over within the hour.

May 8 – 9 Final Concerts

May 8, 2019 at 4:00pm the band will have its final Fundraiser: Schlotzsky’s @ 4758 Poplar Avenue. This will be followed by the Concert Ensembles final performance at 6:30, preceded by the Booster Officer Elections at 6pm, and a Bake Sale for FSH Muscular Dystrophy.

Thursday, May 9, 6:30:  Come join us for three full sets of Jazz Band fun!  The students invite you to join them for Jazz and dinner while they play for you while you have dinner.  Students will join their families during the breaks to eat.

Band Banquet Information

Band Banquet Form

Hello Everyone,

Attached above is the form for the band banquet.  Please print it off and bring it in if you have not picked one up in class.  All forms are due Friday, May 10th.

A reminder, though, that only those that have paid band fees are allowed to attend.  This includes seniors.  If fees are not paid by the date of the banquet, no money will be accepted and you will be turned away!

Band Booster Meeting

Hello Everyone,

This coming Tuesday, at 6:00pm, we will be having a booster meeting.  The main purpose of this meeting will be to elect officers for the upcoming year.  There will be some small points to be addressed and brought to the group for next year, but the main focus is about officer election.  If you have any questions, please email me.

Band Camp update

The dates, as they are now solidified by the board for our start of school next year, have changed for band camp.  Those that are in leadership roles will begin leadership training July 17-19th (8-5pm).  July 22 and 23rd will be the officers, Freshman and Sophomores (8-5pm).  July 24-26th, will be the entire band (8-5pm).  The whole band will return July 29-August 2nd to practice each day from 8-5pm. The following week is teachers in-service and practice will run, at the moment, from 3-6pm, August 5-9th.  Practices will resume every Tuesday after school from 2:30-5 unless the band is not ready to perform at the games, in which case the previously scheduled Thursday rehearsal will be added, also from 2:30-5.