The Stinger

November 19, 2020


  • IDL Selections

  • Football Playoffs

  • Membership Dues

  • Winter Concerts

  • Lost and Found

  • Our 4th Annual M.A.R.C.H. Community Service Day

  • Featured Board Positions: Secretary, Treasurer


  • Friday, 11/20 ...............Football Game (Roswell vs. Woodstock)....6:30 PM @ Bus Lanes
  • Tuesday, 12/1 .............Indoor Drumline Rehearsal .........................4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, 12/2 ........Winter Guard Rehearsal ..............................6:30-9:00 PM @ Cafeteria
  • Thursday, 12/3 ............Indoor Drumline Rehearsal .........................4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria
  • Thursday, 12/3 ............Concert / Wind Ensemble Class ................7:00 PM @ Auditorium
  • Wednesday, 12/9 ........General Membership Meeting ....................7:00 PM via ZOOM




Congratulations to our musicians selected for the 2021 season of Roswell Indoor Drumline! Personalized contracts were sent home this week. Contracts are due on Friday, November 20 with the first payment. (Please turn in to the green bin in the band lobby labeled R.I.D. All payments will need to go to the Band drop box in the front office.) If you have any questions please contact Mr. Hawkins at or Mr. Long at


Congratulations to the Roswell Varsity Football Team on a terrific season. We hope that we continue into postseason play. More information will come next week concerning future games. Please check the band website for new information by Tuesday, November 24. There is a possibility that the pep band will need to play on Friday, November 27, 2020.


If you have participated in a Fall Sport, Marching Band or JROTC, Personal Fitness Waivers should be submitted by the end of the semester. You must participate in TWO complete seasons of marching band (includes Pep Band) to waive out of the physical education course required. Two separate waivers are required to meet the graduation requirement. The waiver is due immediately following the completion of their season. Forms are located on the school website and must be signed by Mr. Moon or Mr. Long. Do not delay!


Band student statements were sent out on August 31. If you haven’t paid your $180 dues, please do so immediately. There are two ways to pay your bill:

1. Mail a check to the address below. Make checks payable to “RHSBBA.”


885 Woodstock Road Ste 430-144

Roswell, GA 30075

2. Pay with a credit card through your Charms account.

Both ways are detailed here at (This page also has some of our largest costs detailed if you are curious.) If you need a payment plan or financial assistance (or even think you might), please complete the forms here

Contact Aimee at with any questions.


Our Band Directors are happy to announce that we will be holding Winter Concerts to showcase what your students have been learning this semester! Our three Roswell Bands are proud to present selections from Robert Longfield, David Gillingham, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. With reduced attendance required, each band will have their very own night to shine!

Every student will receive two tickets for family members. You will find a link below to reserve your seats for your child’s concert. There is no admission fee. Due to space limitations and social distancing guidelines, we cannot offer more tickets to this concert.

Roswell Wind Ensemble: Thursday, December 3 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Roswell Symphonic Band: Friday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Roswell Concert Band: Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Special instructions: Each ticket holder is required to wear a face-covering and have their temperature checked before entering the building. If you refuse to do either, you can enjoy the concert via the live stream on our YouTube and Facebook page. Unfortunately, if your temperature runs higher than 100.3, then you and your party will not be allowed to enter the building.

  • Please use the restroom before you enter the auditorium. No one will be allowed to re-enter the auditorium.

  • The director will dismiss each row to a side exit near the stage.

Concert Attire for Students:

Each student should wear concert black. Choose from the following:

  • Black blouse or long sleeve collared shirt

  • Black dress or skirt (with tights or leggings)

  • Black chinos, slacks or dress pants

  • Black suit (black pants, black jacket, black tie, black shirt)

  • Black dress shoes

  • 10th-12th graders: your concert uniform works as well!

All clothing must be pressed and neat.

Concert Day Schedule for Students:

  • 6:15 PM- Meet in the band room for warm-up

  • 6:35 PM- House opens for ticket holders

  • 7:00 PM- Concert Starts

  • 7:30 PM- Concert Ends


Our closet of missing items is overflowing! We’ll be emptying the contents for students to claim their items the week of November 16. Parents, we encourage you to stop by the tables outside the band room before/after the game on Friday, November 20 to see if you recognize anything that belongs to your family! (We will donate all remaining items after the Thanksgiving break.)



Save the Date: General Membership Meeting

We will have a virtual General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM. Stay tuned for log-in details. Key topics on the agenda include votes for 2021 Executive Board and a by-laws amendment.


The following people are members of this year’s Nominating Committee: Michael Moon, Mike Long, Michael Dal Cerro, Shannon Woodson, Jennifer Ross, Rob Ross, and Gretchen Shirley. The committee will solicit candidates for officers as provided in the by-laws and present a paper ballot or virtual ballot on the band’s website to the general membership prior to the December meeting.

All officer roles are on the ballot. In particular, we are seeking nominees for the following:

  • VP of Ways & Means (Fundraising)

  • Secretary

  • Director of Communications

If you are interested in serving as an officer on our 2021 Executive Board or wish to nominate someone, contact

4th Annual M.A.R.C.H. Community Service Day

We are looking for a Chairperson to lead our 4th annual M.A.R.C.H!

M.A.R.C.H. stands for Musicians Acting with Responsibility, Compassion, and Hard work. If you are new to the band family or want a recap, here is a quick video of our inaugural campaign from 2018:

The Chair will be responsible for leading a team of five. (So the Chair will have plenty of help!) He/she simply needs to be well organized.

Main focus:

  • Kick off M.A.R.C.H. at December’s General Meeting. Then there are regular updates and reminders to help us meet our fundraising goals.

  • Be sure we have plenty of work sites in place, make sure we have gardening tools, and arrange for food & transportation for the service day 3/13/21.

Our Co-President, Michael Dal Cerro, will be happy to help the new leaders get started using last year’s materials and blueprint. If you are interested, contact


For the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting various board positions and committees so that you can learn more about our terrific organization. We want every parent to be a part of this award-winning program!

1. Treasurer

2. Secretary

1. Our Treasurer is a voting member of our board. Confidentiality and organization is key! This position helps the executive board and band directors create and implement a budget and set fees for the different programs. The person in this position is also responsible for each student's individual account, where their account stands, the money they owe if they are on scholarship, and communicating pertinent information to parents and guardians.

Please help! “CHARMERS” needed!

We urgently need 1-2 people to help our Treasurer receive and record all monies and deposit in an account established by the Association or the Band. Please contact Aimee Christian at if you are able to help. Thanks!

2. The Secretary is also a voting member of our board. The responsibility of this position includes taking notes at all executive board meetings and all the general meetings. Notes then are transcribed and posted online for all members to read. The secretary is also responsible for compiling and posting the band directory.

If you have any interest in serving on a board position, a committee lead, or to be part of a committee please don’t hesitate to contact our VP of Support Services, Jane Sowden at or at 404-931-7901. She is happy to go over any questions you may have about any positions.

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