The Stinger

October 01, 2020

BAND NEWS

In this issue.....

  • Next Week’s Rehearsals
  • Spirit Wear Feedback (Last Chance!)
  • Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard Participation Surveys
  • Sync Charms to Your Phone
  • Uniform Deposits
  • Upcoming Volunteer Needs
  • Band Directory

Classroom Updates

  • Solos are due 10/2 for all wind students (brass and woodwinds).


  • The Stinger is posted in TEAMS for your students to read. Please help them locate it so they have this information too!

NEXT WEEK’S REHEARSALS

  • Tuesday, 10/6 Concert Band’s Percussion 6:00-7:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Tuesday, 10/6 Symphonic Band’s Percussion 7:00-8:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Wednesday, 10/7 Pep Band Rehearsal 6:00-7:30 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Thursday, 10/8 Concert Band’s Percussion 6:00-7:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Thursday, 10/8 Wind Ensemble’s Percussion 7:00-8:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Friday, 10/9 HOME GAME! Roswell vs. Walton 6:30 PM @ “PATIO” (by bus lanes)

SPIRIT WEAR PREVIEW…LAST CHANCE!

We’ll be taking down this form on Friday, 10/2. If you haven’t already, please give us some feedback on our spirit wear designs. Make sure your students have looked at them too! Click on the NEXT button after opening the link:


https://forms.gle/W47UX2gK2ErzzpQx7

INDOOR DRUMLINE AND WINTER GUARD PARTICIPATION SURVEYS

SYNC CHARMS TO YOUR PHONE

Charms is the database Roswell Band uses to handle the large job of managing members, uniforms, finances, volunteering and more. You can sync the Charms calendar with your phone so you always have the latest activities and deadlines!


Visit our website for step by step instructions:

https://www.roswellband.com/join/charms/about-charms-sync-phone-to-calendar-app-info/



A printable calendar of events is also available. Log in to Charms and locate the PUBLIC CALENDAR. Then use the arrow under OCTOBER 2020 to select “Print Version.”

BAND BOOSTERS UPDATE

UNIFORM DEPOSITS

Any Senior student who had a Marching Band uniform deposit on their account from a previous school year, has been issued a credit on their account for the $50. This credit can be used towards 2020-21 Band Fees, refunded in a check, or donated to the fund for other student’s band fees. Please let Aimee Christian know your preference by emailing treasurer@roswellband.com

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER NEEDS / 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 NEEDED

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


10/23 TWO VOLUNTEERS, ONE PHOTOGRAPHER 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


NEW BAND DIRECTORY

The RHS Band directory has been updated for the 2020/2021 school year! The intent of the band directory is to help our band community establish easy ways to communicate and get to know each other. It is extremely useful at football games, competitions, and other band events to help volunteers and staff quickly locate student and/or parent information in the event of an urgent situation or if parental consent is needed.


The directory contains student and parent contact information, instruments, and a student photo. It was developed in DirectorySpot and populated with information from Charms, which means some information may be missing or incorrect. In particular, we may not have a good photo for your student, especially freshmen. If your student does not have a photo in the directory, or you would like to update the current one, you can email one to secretary@roswellband.com.

Access to the directory is provided to all email addresses listed within the band family contacts. You'll be able to access it via web browser and a mobile app. If you had access to the directory last year, use the same login information to access it. If you are a new band family, you should have received an invitation email on Sunday, September 20th. The email has a subject similar to "Roswell High School Band - DirectorySpot Account" and you just follow the instructions to set your password and access the directory.

Need to reset your password? Go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php and select "Reset Password." Questions, need to update some info, or want to opt-out of the directory? Email secretary@roswellband.com.