The Stinger

August 20, 2020

In this issue.....

  • Classroom Updates
  • Instrument Rentals
  • Senior Announcements
  • Band Booster Updates

Classroom Updates


We emailed detailed information on upcoming after-school rehearsals (including safety guidelines) to all parents and students on Wednesday, 8/19. You can find the memo from the Band Directors on our band’s web site here:

Our pep band will consist of all instruments in a normal marching band. We are going to try to accommodate our front ensemble students to the best of our ability. We will only play at HOME football games; we will not be attending any AWAY games.

The first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, August 25. If you are still interested in signing up, fill out the “Pep Band Sign-up” form posted on our home page.

Important: You must be enrolled in a RHS band class to be eligible for Pep Band.

All pep band members are asked to purchase a 2020 commemorative Roswell “Peppers” Pep Band Jersey and a horn covering for your instrument. Check our store on the band website after Friday (8/21) to purchase your jersey and horn covering.


You can still get an instrument for classroom band. The make-up schedule is:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:00-4:00 pm

Please fill out the “Instrument Rental Form” on our website before going to the school!

You will need to pay a $50 rental fee to Fulton County Schools.

(See the Roswell High School website for “Textbook & Device Distribution” procedures.)



If you would like to buy an ad in the media guide to honor your senior, the fee is $50 for 1/4 page or $100 for a half page. If you purchase a half page ad you can select 3 or 4 photos of your senior. If you purchase a quarter page ad you can select 1 photo. JPEGs need to be a resolution of 300dpi with a width of 4-5 inches. Although digital files are preferable, we can also accept hard copies of photos. If you would like your photo returned to you, include a self addressed stamped envelope. Return the filled out order form to or 1116 Barrington Oaks Place, Roswell, GA 30075.

Senior Night is 9/18 vs Centennial. Details are coming soon!

Senior Banner details are also in progress.



On 8/19, we held our August General Membership Meeting over Zoom. Even though we cannot meet at RHS, we want to be sure we can continue our tradition to start the new year with this meeting. Band Directors, Mr. Moon and Mr. Long gave a report diving into the year ahead for our students. And then the Boosters gave a report which included a revised budget for the year.

A video of the meeting can be found our Facebook Page at:

The agenda and the presentation can be found at:


The RHS Band program has a band directory via DirectorySpot to help our band community establish easy ways to communicate and get to know each other! The directory contains student and parent contact information, including grade level and instrument. Band members can access it via web browser or a handy mobile app! It is extremely useful at band events to help volunteers and staff quickly locate student and/or parent information in the event of an urgent situation or if parental consent is needed.

Once all student info is updated in Charms for the new school year (in progress now), we will populate the directory with the updated student info and send out new invitations to access the directory. If you used the band directory last year, you may need to re-sign up when we send out invitations. Look for additional information over the coming weeks as we get the directory ready for launch! Want to opt-out of the directory? Email


Be sure to help support our business partners who do so much to help our band. Thank you!

Directors Podium

Aurora Cineplex

MidGard Self Storage

Carl Black GMC

Modern Woodmen of America

Concert Chair

3D Technical Direction

Highway 9 Marketing & Events

Deep Sky West

That Dirty Dog

Friends of the Band

ACE Truck, Body & Trailer Repair

Cheek Dental

Salon de la Vie

Atlanta North Dermatology

The Alan Christian Mortgage Team

Empyrean Tattoo Studio

North Fulton Smiles

The Dojo

Honest-1 Auto Care

Roof Depot


With more of us cooking at home this year, we encourage you to join Publix Partners if you aren’t already a member. We have raised over $7,075 to date! It’s time to sign up now, or re-enroll. Returning parents should sign up by 9/30; new 9th graders should sign up too.

  • Sign up and create an account at

  • In your profile, go to ‘My Publix Partner’

  • Enter ‘Roswell High School Marching Band’ in the search bar. Several variations of Roswell may come up. Be sure to choose ‘Roswell High School Marching Band’

  • Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out. Every little bit helps our band