February 2016 Edition
Students in band are some of the most active, involved and focused students at SRRHS. The goal of this Bandroom Update is to inform students and parents so that details are clear, timelines are communicated and everyone has the information needed to plan ahead for success in all they do.
Last month, over 500 "hits" were made on the January Bandroom Update. Thank you for taking the time to read this information, and thank you all so much for your involvement and support of the high school band room.
Pep Band Reminders (Final two winter events)
Boys Hockey details (February 1):
Sign-up HERE to participate
Students arrive SRRHS Band Room at 5:50 pm.
Load bus, and depart by 6:10 pm.
Arrive 6:30 pm, set-up, begin performing
Event begins at 7:15 pm.
Estimated end of event is 8:45 pm
Load bus by 9:00 pm
Return to SRRHS by 9:20 pm
Boys Basketball details (February 19):
Sign-up HERE to participate
Students arrive SRRHS Band Room at 6:00 pm for Pizza with 8th grade band students
Combined band practice at 6:30 pm
Move to Gym at 7:00 pm and begin playing tunes
Event begins at 7:30 pm
Estimated end of event is 9:00 pm
Students who sign-up for Pep Band on 2.19 will get free pizza sponsored by the Activities Office. There will be a sign-up for students to select the kind of pizza they would like to eat. Students will be informed about this detail through Schoology.
Region 8AA Solo Ensemble Contest at Sartell HS
Students perform for certified judges. They have approximately 10 minutes to enter the room, tune, make any changes to chairs/stands and perform. Following the performance, students may receive verbal comments from the judge and they will receive a critique form with their evaluation and final score at the end of the day.
Students will receive their contest certificates and medals at our Band Awards program in May.
MSHSL Listening Contest
Concordia College Band Tour performance at SRRHS
The schedule for the day is one that parents and students are asked study. Previous communication has requested that SRRHS Concert Band students reserve the afternoon for collaborative opportunities to work together with students and staff from Concordia. That schedule is now in place and is available for you below:
Saturday, February 6
1:15 pm-Concert Band and Varsity Band officers welcome the leadership from the Concordia Band and orient them to our building.
1:30 pm-Concordia Band members unload equipment and move into our facility.
2:00 pm-Individual time for Concert Band members to work one-on-one with either Concordia Band members or Staff from Concordia.
2:30 pm-Chamber ensemble sharing time between select ensembles from both SRRHS and Concordia College.
3:15 pm-Transition to the PAC for Concordia's Sound Check on stage.
3:30 pm-Concordia Band sound check (Varsity Band and Concert Band students invited to attend and observe).
4:30 pm-Collaborative rehearsal between SRRHS Concert Band and Concordia Band. [FOOD PROVIDED FOR THE POT LUCK DINNER CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE COMMONS ANYTIME AFTER 4:30 PM AND BEFORE 5:15 PM]
5:00 pm-SRRHS Concert Band sound check on stage.
5:30 pm-Potluck dinner in the Commons (Varsity Band and Concert Band students invited to share the meal with Concordia Band students.
6:15 pm-Change into concert dress
7:00 pm-SRRHS Concert Band performs
7:30 pm-Concordia College Band performs
9:00 pm-Collaborative performance by SRRHS Concert Band and Concordia Band.
Following the concert, Concordia will pack their equipment and drive back to Moorhead.
Mr. Campbell is personally excited about hosting the Concordia Band because his daughter Emily is a member of the band. Emily is a 2013 graduate of Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. He is also very excited to welcome to our stage former St. Cloud Cathedral school student Sarah Kremer. Sarah will be the featured senior soloist with the band. Her talents on Saxophone are amazing.
Pot Luck dinner sign-up
To sign-up to bring food to the pot luck dinner, please follow the link HERE. Thank you in advance for your support of this event.
The Concordia Band will take the stage at about 7:20 pm and will most likely perform until about 9:00. Their concert program is only a portion of their complete tour music listed in their program. Our celebration of music making will conclude with a collaborative performance by our SRRHS Concert Band and the Concordia Band. It is predicted that we will finish by about 9:20 pm.
MSHSL Music Listening Contest details
We celebrate the accomplishments of Anna Zeleny, Justin Glen and Ben Brinkman in their 2nd place award in the Regional MLC event that was held on Friday, January 22 at Tech High School. Below is the information for their exciting day at the Championship event at Augsburg College.
2016 MLC Championship Contest
Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Friday, February 5, 2016
11:30 a.m. - noon Registration - second floor of the Christensen Center/College Center (722 - 22nd Avenue South, Mpls, 55454; Building #1 on map)
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Welcome (Guests & Board Members introduced). Luncheon at Christensen Center
12:25 Augsburg presentation
12:35 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Move from Christensen Center to Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center (22nd Avenue South & Riverside Avenue; Building #9 on map)
12:50 p.m. Scholarship Essay winner announced. Guest speaker & performance (Klezmer): Shelly Hansen and Mark Stillman
1:30 - 3 p.m. Championship Contest (Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center) Rounds 1-5
3 p.m. Augsburg performance
3:15 p.m. Break/Judges tabulations
3:30 Finalize scores (judges’ challenge time)
3:45 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. College Bowl Round and Awards Ceremony (Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center)
2nd Annual "Pep Band Bash"
All SRRHS Band students are welcomed. Please watch for google form that will allow you to sign up for both pizza and pep band credit that night.
Trimester 2 Band Concert
The joy of this collaboration is that many of our band program graduates are performing at SCSU and will be back on their home stage to share their continued music study with us!