The final Pep Band of the year will be on Tuesday, February 14th. It is a girls-boys double-header and there will be Senior Recognition for both teams. Report time is no later than 5:15 p.m. The annual pizza-wings party for Pep Band will be held immediately after the game in the band room.
Best wishes to Abby Grabigel, Claudia Brown, and Clifford Hughes as they make final preparations for their trip to Butler for the PMEA District 5 Band Festival! They will audition for a spot in PMEA Region I Band on Thursday evening.
A few workers are still needed for the Spaghetti Dinner that the Band is holding in cooperation with the American Legion in Mercer on Sunday, February 12th. Even if you are not going on the trip, consider donating some time to help your peers out.
Mini-Camp for the 2017-18 Marching Band has been tentatively set for July 31 to August 1-4, 2017. Mini-camp will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday August 1st will include a luncheon for the leadership team, 1st year members (rookies) and the percussion section. The afternoon session (1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) will involve orientation training for the 1st year members and a sectional for the percussion.
Mega-camp for Marching Band has been tentatively set for August 7-11, 2017. Mega-camp will begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Students will have 45 minutes for lunch beginning at noon each day. The Parent Picnic and Preview hosted by the Band Boosters has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 11th beginning at 6:0o p.m. We are currently awaiting notification of our Kennywood date.
Jazz Ensemble should take note of the upcoming rehearsals in February:
Wednesday, February 8th (ADVISORY until 4:00 p.m.) Rehearsal added on 2/3/17
Thursday, February 16th (ADVISORY until 4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 23rd (ADVISORY until 4:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 28th (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Please notify Dr. Weller of any conflicts with the added rehearsal on 2/8.
Wind Ensemble Auditions will commence finish on Thursday, February 9th.
An updated Trip Itinerary will be coming out this month in addition to important trip information. Room sign-up will be held on February 13-17th. Please sign-up in rooms of four. Once you have signed your room of four up there will be no switching permitted. If you do not have a room of four, please contact Dr. Weller prior to school or during advisory.
Have you been out to eat over in the Shenango Valley recently? Don’t forget we have partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings for their Hometown Advantage Fundraiser. Simply let your waitress know you have a “Mercer Bands Team M” card (available in the band room), and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Mercer Bands! This fundraiser runs through the end of May so be sure to visit B-Dubs today!