The Stinger

October 08, 2020

BAND NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Next Week’s Rehearsals

  • Classroom Band / Horn Coverings
  • Pep Band / Football Game Procedures
  • Volunteers Needed for Football Games
  • Executive Board Meeting 10/14

CLASSROOM UPDATES

NEXT WEEK'S REHEARSALS


*****Tuesday, 10/13 No School / Teacher Work Day – NO REHEARSALS*****



  • Friday, 10/9 HOME GAME! Roswell vs. Walton 6:30 PM @ “PATIO” (by bus lanes)

  • Wednesday, 10/14 Pep Band Rehearsal 6:00-7:30 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Thursday, 10/15 Concert Band’s Percussion 6:00-7:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Thursday, 10/15 Wind Ensemble’s Percussion 7:00-8:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot



Percussion parents: please keep evening percussion rehearsals on your schedule until further notice. Some of our students are attending face-to-face, but some remain virtual. We will advise you on a weekly basis. Thanks for your cooperation!

CLASSROOM BAND / HORN COVERINGS

As we start back F2F (face to face), please make sure you bring a horn covering to class. A small trash bag works just fine. If you want to get fancy, you can use a towel, old t-shirt or pillowcase. Brass and Woodwind students should have turned in two etudes, one technique exercise and one solo. Please check Infinite Campus to make sure your student is caught up. We are more than happy to help students before or after school!

PEP BAND / FOOTBALL GAME PROCEDURES FOR 10/9

Drop-off

  • All Pep Band members should be at the patio on Friday, 10/9 @ 6:30 PM

  • Drop your student off at Door # 8 by the bus lanes (this is the door that leads to our band lobby).

  • Warm-up will occur outside; we will not be entering the building.

  • Students can wear shorts OR long pants with their pep band shirts. Bottoms should be black, denim or khaki (preferably not gym shorts or sweatpants).

  • If you did not order a pep band shirt, wear a black t-shirt.


Students should bring:

  • Instrument WITH the case

  • Horn covers (If you ordered one, please see Mr. Moon before 6:15 to retrieve it)

  • Flipbook (if student only has the full-sized music, they will need to bring their music WITH their stand.

  • Mask

  • A cinch-sack or small bag containing water and a snack. Only band students are permitted to bring this into the stadium. We will not have enough time to go to the concession stand. NO SODAS or GATORADE.


Parents: if you plan to attend the game, Roswell High has a Clear Bag Policy to enter stadium.


Pick-up

Plan to pick up your student between 10:00-10:30 PM at Door #8 by the bus lanes. The Pep Band will walk back together to the area as a group.


*****Important! In the event of inclement weather, we will need to cancel the Pep Band’s performance. We will notify you via email and text by 5:30 PM on Friday.*****

BAND BOOSTERS UPDATE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FOOTBALL GAMES

Sign up slots are now available on Charms for upcoming football games. All chaperones and photographers need to arrive by 6:00 PM of game night and must stay for the entire game until all students are gone. Jane Sowden will be at each game at 6:00 PM to review chaperone responsibilities and discuss any procedure changes due to COVID-19. Since the pep band has moved onto the track, plan to bring your own chair. Please contact Jane Sowden, VP Support Services with any questions at supportservices@roswellband.com


For new band parents: When viewing the Charms calendar, you’ll see a multi-colored hand in the corner. That indicates we need volunteers for that event. Click on it to see the sign-up slots.

Here are the direct links for our upcoming home football games.


10/9 - ONE PHOTOGRAPHER STILL NEEDED*

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteer.asp?v=5239529


10/23 - ONE PHOTOGRAPHER STILL NEEDED*

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteer.asp?v=5239530


11/13 - TWO VOLUNTEERS, ONE PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteer.asp?v=5239539


11/20 - TWO VOLUNTEERS, ONE PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteer.asp?v=5239540


*You don’t have to be a professional photographer or own fancy equipment to help! Cell phone photos are perfectly acceptable.

BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 14TH

Our next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th at 8:00 p.m. in the Media Center. All members are welcome to attend! Feel free to sit in to learn more about what’s going on with the band! Minutes and agendas are located on our website:

https://www.roswellband.com/band-boosters/rhsbba-agendas-and-minutes/