Notes from the Band Room #8

December 7, 2014

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar
iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar
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Successful Week!

Thank you to all the wonderful band musicians for coordinating GEF Recital Night and IGSMA Contest sign-ups last week. All students have received their music and should begin practicing.
Mark your calendars:
GEF Recital Night will be held on Thursday, February 12 @ Attea (ALL band students)
IGSMA will be held on Saturday, Febraury 21 (only students who signed-up)

Attea Band Alumni!

Introducing this week's Flyer Band Alum: Geno Porter!
Attea Graduation Year: 2006
What instrument did you play at Attea? Alto Saxophone
Did you play at GBS? Unfortunately, I moved to Charleston, SC after graduating from Attea.
Favorite Memory?
Performing a solo in "Amazing Grace" with the Symphonic Band during a competition. I also enjoyed playing during assemblies and pep rallies. It was always exciting to play in front of my classmates that were not in band.
Where do you go to college? The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
What do you do?
I am a senior cadet-student-athlete at The Citadel. My degree will be in Electrical & Computer Engineering. I am an All-Conference athlete competing in throws on the Track & Field Team. I work part time as a project engineer (in training), and I work security on the weekends downtown. I also serve as a mentor to several teens in the local community.
What are your plans for the future?
During the summers I participated in power, manufacturing and construction internships.
There are several career paths I am debating:
A. Work at the steel mill as an Electrical Engineer.
B. Work at the power company as a Power Engineer.
C. Serve as an Electrical Project Manager for one of the world's largest data centers.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Geno!
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Toys For Tots & Holiday Spirit Week!

Attea Fine Arts Students and Student Senate will be collecting toys for the

Marine Toys For Tots Drive.

Please bring a new/unopened/unwrapped toy for a child (newborn through 14 years). Deliver the toy to the collection boxes in the Fine Arts hallway. Toys will be accepted from December 8 through December 17.

We will present our school’s donations to the Toys for Tots organization at our annual Holiday Assembly on December 17.

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Holiday Assembly

Attea's annual Holiday Assembly will be on Wednesday, December 17 @ 8:30AM. All the band, choir and orchestra students will performing holiday favorites and lead a holiday sing-along for the entire school. Parents are welcome!

New Lesson Schedules

Second trimester lesson schedules have been posted to our Schoology courses. There are also hard copies located in the INFO TOWER in the band room.
Please follow these schedules carefully, as the lesson groups are your ensembles for GEF Recital Night.

Parents are invited to visit the band room.

Parents are encouraged to attend any rehearsal from 7:20-8:15 to see exactly how middle school band musicians learn and rehearse music. Even if your child is less than eager to practice at home for you, visitors will see how much our musicians love playing their instruments with a group. An audience makes it even more fun!