Saint Ignatius Band Announcements

September 27th, 2015

Walsh Jesuit Recap

The vast majority of the day and evening performance went extremely well. Some of the positives we walked away with:

  • From the sidelines, one of the best halftime shows we've performed
  • 36 Marching Wildcats for a Day that got plenty of playing experience with us
  • A fantastic dinner in Rade Dining Hall
  • A pretty awesome win from our football team
  • Superb cleanup at the Breen Center, thanks to the collective effort of everyone

What can we still improve?

  • Constantly being prepared and invested in the game. Listen for announcements and be ready to perform; don't be a reactionary band member! Be proactive!

Weekly Schedule

Monday -
  • Jazz Ensemble 3pm-3:30pm
  • Flag Corps Practice 6pm-8pm

Tuesday -

  • Uniform Return 7:15am-7:45am
  • Tuxedo Shirt Fittings - 9th Period During Class

Wednesday -

  • Jazz Ensemble 3pm-4pm
  • Flag Corps Practice 6pm-8pm

Thursday -

  • Open House Performance (Summer Uniforms!) 5:30pm - 7:45pm

Friday (Football vs. Parma) -

  • 4:45pm Call Time
  • 5:15pm - Start Loading Busses
  • 5:30pm - Depart
  • 6:30pm - Senior Night Events (Senior Parents meet us in the endzone)
  • 6:50pm - PreGame
  • 7pm - Kickoff

Tuxedo Shirt Fittings

On Tuesday, our representative from Tuxedo Junction will be present during 9th period to fit boys for tuxedo shirts if you are looking to purchase one. In case this wasn't clear:

  • All boys are required to provide a tuxedo shirt for the Symphonic Band uniform
  • Saint Ignatius provides the tuxedo jacket and pants, bowtie and cummerbund.

I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity; the cost is excellent compared to many area stores, and they are all custom fitted. If money is an issue, please contact Mr. Hamlin; we can work something out!

For Tuesday, please plan on bringing $23. Understand that if you are fitted, you are expected to purchase the shirt. Please discuss this with your parents in advance of Tuesday.

October 10th

Just to reiterate the announcement from earlier this week: there will be no football game on the 10th, and a free weekend from the Band and Flag Corps. I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend!

October Band Booster Meeting

Monday, Oct. 5th, 7pm

Breen Center for the Performing Arts

Please plan on coming for the October Band Booster Meeting

Jazz Ensemble

Congratulations to the 21 students that auditioned and earned a spot for the 2015/2016 Jazz Ensemble! The level of auditions took a giant step forward, which made the decision process for the entire group significantly more difficult. It's a great feeling to see the talent that the group has.