Scoggins Advanced Band Newsletter

Week of October 11

Newsletter Highlights

  • Band T-Shirt
  • Fan Angel Fundraiser
  • Emerson HS Experience and Game Night - RSVP Due by FRIDAY, OCT. 15
  • Objective Cards
  • Fall Recital Itinerary - Oct. 28
  • Sectionals
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Covid- Quarantine
  • Upcoming Events

Band T-shirt

Our Band T-shirts were passed out this week. Students that did not receive a shirt were missing either their band fees, band registration or both. Once we receive both items students will receive their shirt.

If you paid, but for some reason our records did not indicate so please email Mr. Davis the paypal receipt or let him know what check # cleared your bank so we can update our records.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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All students that have at least 5 contacts uploaded into their account by noon on Friday will earn a bonus raffle ticket!!!

FanAngel Fundraiser

In class this week we have created our profiles, and shown students how to load potential supporters emails. We will run our campaign for the entire month of October. Students and families may share their child's profile via social media, email, and text!

We would like all students to participate, and our hope is that each student is able to raise $125. If you would like to opt out by making a donation of $125 payments can be made via Charms using the ¨Shopping Cart¨ icon, or by sending a check made out to Scoggins MS Band Booster Club.

Things parents should know about our fundraiser on FanAngel:

  1. FanAngel uses the industry's most secure privacy and protection standards. Email addresses and phone numbers are never shared or sold.
  2. FanAngel’s automation system will send supporters up to three reminders after launch: one after 3 days, one after 10 days, and lastly 4 days prior to the end of the campaign. When the supporter has donated, they will not receive additional reminders. Please know that the supporter has the ability to unsubscribe at any time.

Need to Setup your profile?

If you child was absent or missed for another reason please watch the video below with instructions on how to.

Profile Setup Link

Students that were unable to create an account in class need to click this after watching the setup video.

Student Incentives for Fundriaser

Our boosters are hard at work getting donations for gift cards, and experiences as prizes for our students. Students will receive 1 raffle ticket for every $25 donated on their behalf. Potential prizes include:

Gift Cards

Event Activity Cards

Band Spirit Wear

Silly String a director

Conduct a piece at the Winter Concert and MORE!!

*If you have a gift card or donation that you would like to make to help to encourage and motivate our students please reach out to Mr. Davis.

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Emerson HS Experience & Game Night

7th and 8th grade students will get a glimpse of what high school band is like! Following a marching band experience catered to them students will be rewarded with pizza and video games! Students are welcome to bring any gaming device-electronic or old school board game that they would like. Please keep in mind that students are responsible for their own equipment/games.

Please RSVP prior by October 15. If your 8th grader has a conflict please reach out to Mr. Davis and let him know.

Thank you,

Objective Cards

Due Next FRIDAY in class. Please make sure to have parent signature.

Performance Objective(Assessed At School) - Minor Grade

  • These items will be passed off during class/sectionals by a director

Action Objective(Completed Outside of Class Period)

  • This section will be for students who are looking for acceleration!

How to earn a Karate Belt

  • Students must pass off ALL Performance Objectives and 1 Action Objectives.
  • Parent Signatures on Action Objective Passed Off
  • Belts will be awarded once every 3 weeks

Fall Etude Recital

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Who? Performing- Select Members of Wind Ensemble

Attending - All Advanced Band Members are encouraged to attend

Where: Band Hall

Dress: Dress Nice! Think of clothing that you would wear for special events. Also take into

consideration if you will be standing or sitting while playing.

Individual Performance Times are posted in the front of the Band Hall. All performers are expected to be in attendance for the entire recital to show support and encouragement.

5:30 PM Band Hall Doors are unlocked for Performers (Fine Arts Wing can be used for individual Warm Up)

6:00 PM-Recital Begins

7:30 PM-Recital Concludes

*Performers will enter through exterior Band Hall doors(similar to sectionals). Friends and family attending the concert will enter through Fine Arts Entrance on the West side of the school facing Haystack Dr.

Sectional Schedule

  • Tues AM/PM - Low Brass/Sax

  • Wed AM/PM - Clarinet/ Trumpet - CANCELLED THIS WEEK

  • Thurs AM/PM - Horn/ Flute

AM - 7:45- 8:15

PM - 3:55-4:25

AM students will enter through exterior band hall doors near dumpsters.

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Any and all donations to help support our band hall, students and directors would be greatly appreciated!

Covid Positive or Quarantine?

If your child has to stay home due to being Covid positive or is quarantining we want to make band as little stress as possible. Please use the guidelines below to help your child feel at ease with expectations:

Feeling Ill: Your child does not need to practice or worry about what is going on in band. We will catch them up once they return. Please have them clean their instrument prior to playing. Click HERE for instructions on how to clean brass instruments. Woodwind instruments need to throw away reeds that were used during the time they were ill.

Quarantine or Asymptomatic: Continue to practice as guided by the practice log focusing on the items assigned on the objective card.

Upcoming Events

October 15 - Objective Card 1.3 Due w/ Parent Signature

October 20 - Booster Meeting @ 5:30pm via Zoom

October 22 - Emerson HS Experience REQUIRED FOR 8th Graders, Encouraged for 7th

October 28 - Etude Recital @ Scoggins 6PM

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