The following update is being made to the band trip for those that are still interested in signing their child up for the band trip to Indiana:
Above is a flyer from the University of Memphis, and below is a message from Dr. Robyn Jones, Doctor of Clarinet Studies:
The game at Rhodes on September 13th is now at Arlington HS on September 14th.
I am announcing three car washes for the following Saturdays: 8/11 8-1 (I have to leave at 1pm), 8/25 8-3, and 9/1 8-3. These are all days that are also dependent upon the weather, so please help watch for poor weather. I am unable to do the 18th because of a meeting with WTSBOA and because the soccer team is doing a car wash at the school on that day.
Students typically show for a couple of hours, although some stay a majority of the day, and help to wash cars in our parking lot outside the band room. Some students will be on the street corners with signs collecting money and bringing cars into the lot. If any parents are willing and able to help monitor or simply help supply any amount of soap, it is very helpful. We typically have 10-20 kids at a time having a great time washing cars. We have made over $800 in the past per car wash so this is a great opportunity for our program.
This is not mandatory but a volunteer function. However, most of the band tends to show up. If you have any questions, please reach out and let me know.
For all of those families new to the High School, I am attaching the following google form to be able to gather information to keep everyone up to date when emails, or alerts are sent out. I am also sending the remind codes for the bands for the same purpose.
Jazz Band – @815cb5
Symphonic Band – @a743b
Wind Ensemble – @8643g
Marching Band – @9b97e
Here’s a Sign Up Genius for uniform distribution: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B44AFAE2FA20-uniform
Attached is the sign up for those wishing to help our students and parents already committed to a great season. Please sign up as you are able to help us aid students and parents with the loading up of the trailer, aiding of students and helping monitor students on buses. This also guarantees free entrance to the games and the chance to watch your child(ren).
Attached is the order form for our uniform package that we wear each year (many students should have brought this home already). The form needs to be returned completely filled out by next Thursday (the money does not have to be turned in right away – just the form). Friday morning will be the latest it can be returned or your child will not have a uniform by the first game.
For all Freshman families, we have each family buy the entire packet so the whole band enters all games looking as uniform as possible. The only thing I leave to each family to decide on is the shoes which students wear to the games. I am no longer requiring students to wear the marching shoes as we have in the past due to the unpredictability in the sizing and their uncomfortable nature. Students have to have all black shoes for the games – no white stripes, or colored logos of any kind. They have to be completely black.
After Freshman year, students only need to purchase the t-shirt for that corresponding year and any missing or damaged items they need. The uniform does not change in order to help offset costs. This current order form unfortunately does not have the concert shirts as requested, so that will be posted soon. It is a black button down dress shirt with our logo and the students corresponding band on the breast (approx. $22). This is for the boys only as girls will be wearing black dresses (no skirts or low cut tops?).
The following rehearsal schedule will be in place for this coming week: Monday-Wednesday, 10-5pm. Coach Q and our Woodwind and Brass coaches will be present and willing to run rehearsals. These days were explained to the band members to be voluntary as many parents did not plan on bringing their children to the school for practice. It would be very advantageous for them to come since we have had the misfortune to be running behind due to the school’s construction. Thursday and Friday will remain 2:30-6:30. These are mandatory rehearsals.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very abnormal band camp.