All concert band students in Periods 1,2,3 & 8 should have their instrument at school ready to play on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. This year throughout our daily rehearsals and concerts we will be focusing on American music, composers, and styles. Information regarding the trip to Washington D.C. over Memorial Day weekend 2017 will be available during the first week of school. This trip will include performances by the 5M Marching Band, the Senior High Jazz Ensemble, and The Senior High Concert Band & Wind Ensemble. Middle School Concert Band members that are part of the marching band will be invited to join the SH Concert Band/Wind Ensemble performance on the trip.
Marching Band will also rehearse on Friday, September 2nd beginning at the start of Advisory until 4:00 p.m.
Report time for the game at Hickory has been moved up to 4:30 p.m. Departure will be at 5:00 p.m. The departure time has been adjusted to accommodate our band joining Hickory’s band for a mass band performance during pre-game that will honor first-responders and members of the armed forces. Music for this combined band performance was made available at rehearsal on August 26th – please see Dr. Weller if you still need it. Upon arrival at Hickory, our band will meet with Hickory’s band to rehearse the music for the pre-game performance. Exact details of staging and field position will be discussed at rehearsal on Friday.
As our departure time has been moved up, we will take a food order for the game on Friday. Stop by the band room on Tuesday to pick up a food order form. Orders will be due by the end of school on Wednesday.
For our performance at half-time on Friday at Hickory, we will perform All Along the Watchtower, The Midnight Hour, and September.
Thought for the week:
The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground.