Blanchard HS Band
May 2016 Newsletter
Calendar of Upcoming Events (always available on Charms!)
- May 4th, Drumline auditions; 3:30pm
- May 7th, Band Banquet @First United Methodist Church; 6:30pm (RSVP required)
- May 8th, No school
- May 12th, HS Spring Concert @Catlett Music Center, Univ. of Oklahoma; 7:00pm
- May 12th, Last day of school!
- May 16th & 17th, Band Spring Training Days; 9:00am-3:00pm
- May 16th, Graduation
- May17th, NYC rehearsal; 3:30-5:30pm
- May 18th, Last day of school
- May 24th, NYC rehearsal; 3:30-5:30pm
- May 26th-29th, Trip to NYC!!!!
- July 25th-29th, Summer Band; 2:00pm-10:00pm
- August 1st-5th, Summer Band; 2:00pm-10:00pm
- August 8th, Evening rehearsal; 6:30-9:00pm
- August 9th, Evening rehearsal; 6:30-8:00pm
- August 9th, Parent Performance; 8:00pm
- August 11th, First day of school!
Check Charms to make sure your student's account is in good financial standing. If your student checked out breakfast tickets or coupon books and haven't sold them or turned them in, there is a negative charge to the account.
Summer Band Information - Important!
If a student has to miss 4 or more days of summer band for any reason, he/she will automatically be made an alternate.
The schedule will be the same as last year, with times running from 2:00pm-10:00pm with a dinner break from 5:30-6:30pm.
NYC Walking - time to move it, move it!
Break in your shoes now. It's time to call friends, meet at the HS for a couple of laps around the building, walk at the park on a beautiful evening, or even make a few laps of the mall. Make an effort, not excuses!
Maydaze Garage Sale
We will be posting times for garage sale shifts very soon! We will need extra adult help, as Jessica can't be there either day. Since Spring Band has moved students will be able to work both Friday and Saturday. Please make sure that once slots open that you and your student only sign up for one time until an announcement is made that second shifts are available.We are still collecting items for the garage sale! Feel free to drop them off with Jessica or bring them to set up on the first morning of the sale. It is very helpful if you can price your items or sort them into bags that have prices marked on them.
We appreciate everyone's support!
Background checks for volunteers
Band Students & Especially Our Seniors
To our seniors, we're really going to miss you. You've always been a small class, but you're mighty. You've sat at the top of your section since you were very young. Your hard work and determination is unparalleled. You're a very bright, talented, strong group and your leadership has been incredible. The future of the band is bright and you had a big hand in laying that foundation. Thank you for every note, for every memory. Here's something for you to think on:
“Before you leave the band room for the last time, stop and take a look around for just one moment. These four walls have seen you at your worst and at your best. They have seen love between two people and one sided crushes. They have seen your most joyous days and the melancholy ones. They have seen the person you were when you walked in for the first time and now have seen the person you are for the last time. And when you turn back around and walk through the halls for the last time, know that those walls are silently weeping and maybe you are too because you both have realized that in order to go somewhere in life, you must leave home.”
Remember you are all loved. These doors will always be open to you.
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