“BAND NOTES”

Week of June 8 - 14, 2020

Mission Statement:

The Springtown High School Band, "The Sound of Springtown" will commit to raising our standards of excellence through unified efforts and common goals while establishing relationships with one another and upholding our ideals of success.

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Summer Rehearsals

UIL has informed us that rehearsals for Marching Band may begin on June 8. Although we do not normally rehearse during June or most of July, I think we can all agree that this has not been a normal year. Of course, there are some restrictions as to how we can rehearse so I have attached a copy of our rehearsal plan to the bottom of this newsletter. These rehearsals are encouraged but are not required at this time. Please read the rehearsal plan so that you are aware of the procedures we will use to keep all students and directors safe.


Monday, June 8 - We will have a Leadership Team Workday to get ready for rehearsals (See info in plan)

Tuesday, June 9 - We will start sectionals. (Color Guard and Percussion Only This week as we still have a few instruments in the repair shop). Students will only have one sectional of 1.5 hours per week. All sectionals will be on Tuesday or Thursday. See plan below.


WIND SECTIONALS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 16!


We hope you can understand the need for these rehearsals as we missed the last 9 weeks (1/4) of the school year. Although we cannot predict the future, this is an advancing (State Year) for us so we want to prepare as though the fall will be business as usual. We understand that this is your summer break which is why we are only scheduling 1.5 hours a week for any student. If you need to miss a week due to vacation, no problem. All rehearsals during this time will be music only, no marching.


There will be a weekly sign-up sent out each Sunday to determine which students will be at rehearsal. This is for planning purposes for the directors, so please take a moment to fill it out each Sunday. The first sign-up will come on on June 7.


We look forward to seeing you again and getting back to some normalcy. If you have any questions, please email cmclellan@springtownisd.net.

Leadership Workday

Monday, June 8th, 9am-2pm

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

Student Leaders and Officers. Social Distancing will be maintained.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Percussion Sectionals

Tuesday, June 9th, 8:30am-4:30pm

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

8:30 - 10:00 am - Bass Drums

10:30 - 12 noon - Snares/Tenors

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Marimbas

3:00 - 4:30 pm - Vibes/Xylo, remainder of pit

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Color Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, June 9th, 10am-12pm

915 West Highway 199

Springtown, TX

All guard students from 8 -12 noon. You will be split into small groups. Bring equipment and wear appropriate clothing for rehearsing. No Jeans.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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