The Stinger

February 20, 2020

In this issue.....

  • INDOOR DRUMLINE TRAVELS TO ORLANDO THIS WEEK!
  • JAZZ BAND PERFORMS TWICE NEXT WEEK
  • GUEST INSTRUCTORS VISIT OUR CLASSES
  • LEADERSHIP APPLICANT REMINDER
  • NEED FOUR MORE DRIVERS ON 2/27
  • BAND ROOM SUPPLIES NEEDED
  • M.A.R.C.H. UPDATE
  • TREASURER NEEDS ASSISTANCE
  • WE HAVE A YouTube CHANNEL!

COMING UP SOON.......


2/20 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:15 PM – 7:30 PM

2/21 IDL Competition Orlando

2/21 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/21 IDL Competition - WGI Orlando Regional

2/24 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

2/24 IDL Rehearsal CANCELLED Band Room 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2/24 Jazz Band @ Cultural Arts Ctr RCAC 7:00 PM

2/25 Jazz Band Mardi Gras Concert Band Room 6:15 PM

2/26 Jazz Band Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2/26 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2/27 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2/27 Middle School Rehearsal (EPMS) Elkins Pointe 11:00 PM-1:30 PM

2/27 Middle School Rehearsal (EPMS) Crabapple 1:00 PM- 2:45 PM

2/27 Recruiting Event @ EPMS AND CMS Band Room 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

2/28 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/28 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ENSEMBLE UPDATES

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INDOOR DRUMLINE TRAVELS TO ORLANDO THIS WEEK!


Congratulations to our Indoor Drumline for PLACING THIRD in last weekend’s completion at South Forsyth High School! This week we travel to Orlando, FL to compete in the WGI Orlando Regional.

Good luck!

https://www.wgi.org/individual-events/?single_event=orlando_regional_881




JAZZ BAND PERFORMS TWICE NEXT WEEK


Monday, 2/24

We are excited to tell you that our beloved RHS Jazz Band will be the opening act for Joe Grandsden’s Big Band at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center on Monday, February 24. You’ve got to see this! Tickets are $35 each and shows do sell out. Click here to buy yours. CALL TIME IS 7:00 P.M. RHS Jazz Band performs at 7:40 p.m. https://get.org/joe-gransdens-big-band/


Tuesday, 2/25

On Tuesday evening, the Jazz Band will be performing a Mardi Gras show in the Roswell High auditorium. CALL TIME IS 6:15 P.M. IN THE BAND ROOM. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


  • Jazz Band students should wear all black to both events.

  • Men should wear collared shirts and/or jackets.

  • Ladies should wear all black of their choice.

  • Everyone must wear black shoes.


Thanks to Justin Varnes and Rob Optiz for laying some knowledge down on us this Wednesday before our performance!

GUEST INSTRUCTORS VISIT OUR CLASSES


We are so fortunate to have several guest instructors attending our classroom bands to help us prepare for our upcoming LGPE performances. We thought you’d like to know about the incredible talent that is working with your students.



Dr. Daniel Kirk


Dr. Kirk is the Director of Bands at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. He earned his Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University in 2015 and his B.S.E. in Instrumental Music Education, Piano Performance Emphasis, in Fall 2007.


Mr. Josh Ray


Mr. Ray is the Director of Bands at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Music Education with a concentration in Trumpet from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Ray has experience as a performer with Southwind (Trumpet) and Madison Scouts (Mello) Drum and Bugle Corps. He student taught with David Gorham at the nationally acclaimed Owasso High School Band program, a Sudler Flag of Honor program.


We are grateful to all of these fine teachers who share their time and skills with our students!

LEADERSHIP APPLICANT REMINDER

If your student is applying for a leadership role, they have been requested to assist Mr. Moon and Mr. Long at our recruiting events called “Experience the Band” at the feeder schools next week.

Note: We are going to both middle schools on the same day at the same time!


Students are responsible for their own transportation. Parents: please offer to drive students there and back if your schedule permits.


Elkins Pointe MS – Thursday, 2/27, event runs from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Crabapple MS –Thursday, 2/27, event runs from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

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NEED FOUR MORE DRIVERS ON 2/27


We need two parents to help us drive students to each middle school on Thursday, 2/27 DURING school hours. (Unfortunately, we had to cancel our event on 2/20 because we didn’t have enough volunteers.)

We are going to be sitting down alongside of our middle school students to help them prepare for the LGPE concert. This is such a great leadership opportunity for our RHS students, and we want to make sure everyone interested in attending can get there. It’s a very quick event. Thank you!


Thursday, 2/27 @ 11:00 PM-1:30 PM- Round-trip to Elkins Pointe

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=rswlhsb&v=5118199


Thursday, 2/27 @ 1:00 PM- 2:45 PM- Round-trip to Crabapple

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=rswlhsb&v=5118201

BAND ROOM SUPPLIES NEEDED

We could use a few cleaning supplies in the band room, especially during flu and cold season. If you have any extras at home, please ask your student to bring them in. It helps a lot. Thank you!

  • Paper towels

  • Tissues

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Clorox wipes

  • Disinfecting spray (Lysol)

BAND BOOSTER UPDATES

To our fellow band family:


We did it! Our very own trailer has arrived. It’s a beautiful 53’ long drop deck trailer. As we head into spring we will be putting decals on it and building out the inside with custom shelves and storage. The goal is to have it ready in time for our 2021 Marching Band, Classroom Bands and other programs such as Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard. This will be lasting legacy for the band for decades to come. This is the result of two years of planning, hard work and our Jeep Raffle!


Thank you, everyone!


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M.A.R.C.H UPDATE


1. T-shirt Orders

We are excited to announce our t-shirt design for 2020! Shirts are available for sale for $20 each. It’s FREE if a student raises $100; and it’s FREE if a donor gives $100 or more.


IMPORTANT: If you want a T-shirt to wear to the event on March 7, the deadline to order it is Monday, February 24. Place your order on the band web site: https://www.roswellband.com/calendar-events/march/


2. March Sales Kit

We have an easy way to sell and get $100 donations. Go to our 2020 MARCH Sales Kit on Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/home/MARCH%202020%20Sales%20Kit and download the first file: DONOR PACKAGES FLYER. Print as many as you wish! Its easy to pass around to neighbors and co-workers.


DEADLINE: All cash and checks must be turned in by Friday, March 6 in our band drop box located in the school’s front office.


3. Parent Volunteers on Service Day

Please help! We need 30 parent volunteers on the Service Day on Saturday, March 7. Sign-ups can be done online. Please pick a work site at:


https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=rswlhsb&v=5051440




We are pleased to announce Modern Woodmen of America as our sponsor!


With their generosity, they will be providing a corporate match! They will donate $1 for every $1 we raise, up to $2,000! This is HUGE.


Modern Woodmen of America was founded in 1883. Ever since, we’ve been helping families meet their financial needs and make an impact in the communities nationwide. As a fraternal financial services organization, we sell life insurance, annuity and investment products, not to benefit stockholders, but to improve the quality of life for our stakeholders – our members, their families, and their communities. We believe in the importance of touching lives and securing futures. If you wish to learn more about MWA and how they can help you!


Contact: Melissa Petreshock, FIC , Melissa.Petreshock@mwarep.org ; 470-240-1883



WAYS & MEANS

  1. We still have a vacancy for Vice President (or Co-VPs). If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors and leading our fundraising efforts, contact president@roswellband.com

  2. We are currently recruiting Captains for our Fundraisers for 2020-21. Please click on the link below to see a description of each activity. If you are interested, contact president@roswellband.com


https://www.roswellband.com/band-boosters/volunteer/


TREASURER NEEDS ASSISTANCE


We are looking for some “Charmers” to help with Charms and monies on Fridays. If this is something you can help with, please email Aimee at: treasurer@roswellband.com

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WE HAVE A YouTube CHANNEL!


The Roswell High School Band YouTube channel is now operational. Right now, all comment capabilities are turned off on the videos. YouTube doesn't allow us to change to our own custom Channel URL until we have:


1. 30 days of existence as a channel

2. 100 Subscribers to the channel


As you poke around on here, remember to subscribe yourself! As we begin to post content from here on Facebook or other outlets, we should solicit for people to subscribe as well. Let’s get 200 subscribers by March 1! The sooner we get enough subscribers, the faster we can create our custom URL!


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCGqoMzLh3Fg30752gGyRQ?fbclid=IwAR2PneeOjm3BoAIGTBQSNGP7h-Da0QAD4EDULVNcPO4_1LLLuURgQDiTVQI