Saint Ignatius Band Announcements

February 15th, 2016


To everyone that was present for the Band Boosters Social and Fundraiser yesterday, a tremendous thank you! The event was well attended, with plenty of great prizes to be won. A big thank you to the group that spearheaded the event!

When we know the approximate amount of how much was raised, I will let you know!

Weekly Schedule

Tuesday -
  • Optional Steel Drum Morning Rehearsal 7am-7:45am

Wednesday -

  • Jazz Band Rehearsal 3pm-4pm

Thursday -

  • Optional Steel Drum Morning Rehearsal 7am-7:45am
  • Full Steel Drum Rehearsal 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday -

  • Pep Band for Empower Sports --- This is a FANTASTIC cause for the Band to support. For more information, please research them. They will be doing an "all star basketball game". I REALLY want this to be well attended! Call time will be approximately 6pm.

Saturday -

  • Varsity Basketball Game Pep Band --- this is the St. Edward game. We will have a limit on pep band participants. Sign up early... once we're full, we're full. I need to give a number to Mr. Fitzpatrick early. This signup will be taken down Wednesday.

Sunday -

  • OMEA Preview Concert - 3pm
  • Call time will be 2:15pm for Band Students (remember Tuxedo Shirt and Black Socks!)

OMEA Preview Concert Information

I triple checked with Mr. Falkofsky on the timing of the concert: February 21st at 3pm!

Call time will be 2:15pm for students. As a reminder, we also do request that Band families bring one dessert item for everyone to share afterwards.

Flag Corps Reminders

The Flag Corps will have practices with Ms. Seryak on the following days:

March 7th, March 14th, March 16th, from 6pm-8pm in the Breen Center Lobby.

There is also a FULL group rehearsal (Flag Corps + Band) on March 9th, from 6pm-7:30pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Seryak.

The dates for the 2016/2017 clinics and tryouts for Flag Corps have been set! There will be a dance and flag clinic on April 19th and 21st, with auditions taking place on April 27th. All events will be from 6pm-8pm in the Breen Center for the Performing Arts.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Seryak.

Freshmen Welcome Performance

A reminder that ALL Band students are required to attend the Freshmen Welcome on February 23rd! Call time this evening will be 6:30pm for Band students. We perform starting at 6:40pm, so do not be late!

Attire will be Ignatius Band Polo and Khaki Pants.

Recorded Assessments

Band Students - A reminder that recorded assessments are due on Friday at 11:59pm! Thank you to the 5 or 6 of you that have already submitted yours!

Booster Meeting Announcements

I spoke about this at our last Booster meeting...some more good news to share:

This Summer we are anticipating a large delivery of materials to the Breen Center which will include more chairs and stands, garment racks for uniforms, and more lockers for the Band and Orchestra. Please keep this in mind: these are not small purchases. Similar to instruments, large capital purchases are a true gift that the school is outright supplying. We are extremely fortunate for the support we are receiving!

Junior Drum Major Applications

All information for Sophomores interested in applying for Junior Drum Major has been e-mailed out! If you have any questions, please let Mr. Hamlin know!

Did I Miss Anything?

Please let me know if you have any questions!