NORTH BAND NOTES

September 28-October 2, 2015

October is "National Band Month!"

We are approaching one of our busiest times of the year. The schedule can be crazy, but it's also full of meaningful and fun events for our students. Many of the students are already planning their costumes for our annual Halloween party, and everyone is excited about performing at our first concert on October 19. Keep reading and make sure those calendars are handy!

GREAT JOB AT THE PEP RALLY!!!

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8TH GRADE PERFORMANCE WITH THE MMB

On Friday, October 2, our 8th graders will get another taste of what it's like to be a part of the Mighty Mustang Band. I will send out an itinerary to just 8th graders tomorrow, but you'll wear your Pearce band shirt (which will be provided by your high school band buddy this week) and jeans. We will meet over at the Pearce B Field for a short practice on Friday afternoon, then have dinner with your band buddies and ride buses over to Eagle-Mustang Stadium. Game time is 7:30pm and we perform during the 1st and 2nd quarters and then on the field at half time. There is no bus back to Pearce or North, so please plan on having a ride home. You'll be dismissed at the beginning of the 3rd quarter.

SYMPHONIC 1 REHEARSAL AFTER SCHOOL MONDAY

Don't forget that Symphonic 1 is having a rehearsal tomorrow (September 28) afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. We'll have snacks and water after school. Football and volleyball coaches have already approved your absence, but you may want to check in with them tomorrow to remind them. All other band members are invited to watch and learn as we focus on fundamentals and learn how to apply them to our music.

GOAL SHEETS DUE WEDNESDAY

All signed Goal Sheets are due on Wednesday during band class. Students have been doing an excellent job getting everything passed off this six weeks, but check with your child today and be sure they have completed everything that was assigned. Thanks in advance for helping make sure everyone receives their 100 in band!

FOOTBALL GAME PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 6

All Symphonic 1 and 2 members and Concert members who have completed their pass-offs will perform at a North football game on Tuesday, October 6. Watch for an itinerary specific to that game, and for an explanation about TACO TIME! Taco money will be due by Friday, October 2 and we will send out a specific itinerary about that on Tuesday.

STUDENT SHOUT-OUTS

SECTIONALS

Please refer to our mid-week email last week for this week's sectional schedules. We adjusted a couple of groups in each band to allow for our Monday afternoon rehearsal. As a reminder, Symphonic 1 horns and Symphonic 2 flutes have sectionals tomorrow (Monday) at 7:00am. See you then!

Let's have another awesome week! See you soon!