The Hornet Stinger!

End of Summer Wrap-Up

Hello Hornet Swarm! With only one week of summer left, we’re kicking it into high gear! Please read through this email in its entirety!

Upcoming Dates:

Mon, 7/30: MB Rehearsal 4-7pm*

Mon, 7/30: Band Pool Party 7:30-9:30pm

Tues, 7/31: MB Rehearsal 5-9pm*

Thurs, 8/2: MB Rehearsal 5-9pm*

Fri, 8/3: Meet the Hornets 6:30-8:30pm

Sat, 8/4: Old Soldier’s Day Parade drop-off 8:30am

*MB Uniform Assignments 1 hour before practice begins


Marching Band Uniforms will be assigned before rehearsal on Mon, Tues and Thursday of this week. Students should arrive ONE HOUR before the start of practice on their ASSIGNED day to have their uniform fitted. ALL MB STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND. Please wear your compression shorts for proper fitting. Check CHARMS or the BAND APP for your assigned day. Please contact Melissa Smith at with any questions.


ALL RHS Band members (classroom and marching) are invited to an end of summer pool party at the Brookfield Country Club Pool (100 Willow Run Rd, Roswell, GA 30075) on Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm. Pizza will be served.


If you're interested in placing a senior ad in the football program, the deadline for purchasing the ad is July 30th. The football program is sponsored by the Roswell Touchdown Club. Any questions should be directed to Charlotte at or at 678-314-9337.


Drumline, Seniors and Leadership will be participating in “Meet the Hornets” on the band practice field, Friday, Aug 3 from 6:30-8:30pm. All are invited to attend the event.

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The Hornet Swarm is participating in the 66th Annual Old Soldier’s Day Parade in Alpharetta on Saturday, Aug 4. Band Members will wear performance shirts and shorts (to be distributed this week.)

Drop-off all students between 8:30-9:15am (and you may park here too) at Alpharetta First Baptist Church, 44 Academy St, and the students will walk across the street to Old Canton St. (right by the little park at corner of Milton Ave. and Hwy 9).

Pick up @ 11:30-12:00 at Wills Park (on Google Maps find Wills Park Disc Golf Course. This is the parking area that you may use. Enter from Wills Road off of Alpharetta Hwy)

The Grandstand for the Memorial Service (10am) will be at the corner of Roswell St/Old Roswell St. For those attending, the viewing is great on Roswell St & Old Milton Pkwy, the parade begins at 10:30am. Free Parking is available at the City Hall parking deck at 2 Park Plaza. The Parade ends at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Rd. Free Varsity hotdogs, sodas and other activities will be provided following the parade at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Rd. Everyone is cordially invited to attend! See the attached map for the parade route.

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Please plan to join us Wednesday, Aug 8 at 7pm for our General Membership Meeting. We will answer any additional questions you may have and give updates on upcoming events including fundraiser participation . You can always contact Mr. Moon or any RHSBBA Board Member with questions. Contact information is available at


Please mark these important dates for upcoming fundraisers:

1. Domino’s Pizza Card Sale – August 8-22

2. Mattress Sale – October 13th

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All Marching Band fees are now past due. Please confirm your payments are up to date by checking your CHARMS account and make any outstanding payments now. If you have questions regarding your fees, please contact our treasurer, Angela McPherson, at


Be sure your account is current on CHARMS. Please login and check that all family members (including band students) have accurate emails and cell phone numbers listed. We utilize email communication daily and will send text messages for timely updates. Please be sure you regularly check the email account you have listed. If you cannot access your CHARMS account, please contact Ginger at to have your password reset.

Also, please like our FaceBook Page,

to see all the great pictures from Band Camp! We also post news updates on FB. You can request notifications in your settings and also set your news feed to “see RHS Band first,” so you’ll never miss a post.


Wouldn’t it be nice if all those rehearsal dates/times automatically populated on your calendar? And what about the football games and competition dates? Visit our website to learn how to sync your smartphone to the CHARMS Calendar: It’s a lifesaver for a busy family. Parents AND STUDENTS should have their calendar synced.