The Stinger

October 26, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

HIGHLIGHTS OF PEACH STATE MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL

TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28)

ROSWELL AT ALPHARETTA (Friday Oct. 29)

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 29)

VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

UPCOMING WINTERGUARD DATES

INDOOR DRUMLINE

RHS BAND TRIP (February 18-21, 2022) - The first payment is due this Thursday (Oct 28)!

VETERANS DAY CONCERT (Thursday Nov. 11)

ExtravaBANDza (Saturday Nov. 13, 4 p.m.)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED FOR 2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD

SPOTLIGHT ON VICE-PRESIDENTS OF LOGISTICS

SPOTLIGHT ON SECRETARY

SUPPORT THE BAND

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 10/26.............Winterguard Interest Meeting in Band Room.........3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/26.............Parent Zoom Meeting for RHS Band Trip...............7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/28...........Marching Band Rehearsal........................................4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/28...........Trunk or Treat............................................................5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/29.................Roswell at Alpharetta...............................................See Itinerary below

COMING UP

Thursday, 11/4............Marching Band Rehearsal........................................4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 11/5..................Roswell at Woodstock

HIGHLIGHTS OF PEACH STATE MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL

For the second weekend in a row the RHS Marching Band attended a competition, performed their ensemble "Build this Dream Together", and walked away with an impressive load of awards.

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Last Saturday's competition was the Peach State Marching Band Festival in Rome, Georgia. They competed with nine other bands in their division and were awarded:


Best in Class - Percussion

Best in Class - Color Guard

3rd Place - Overall Band


Once again, these band students and directors have done an amazing job in their hard work and performances this season!


Peach State Marching Band Festival pictures


TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28)

For those who signed up to provide items for s'mores and the fire pit, please bring your donations to the Band Room kitchen and label them "Trunk-or-Treat" by October 27th.


For those who would still like to sign up, please click the link below.

Trunk-or-Treat Donation / Volunteer Options


The RHS Marching Band will have a Trunk-or-Treat Rehearsal on October 28th. Students should plan to wear their Halloween costumes. After a shortened rehearsal, the band will move to the parking lot behind the band room for a fun evening including candy, smores, and hay rides!


ROSWELL AT ALPHARETTA (Friday Oct. 29)

This Friday is our next game and will be at Alpharetta High School. Please come out and support the team! Go Hornets!


TICKETS

Purchase tickets by clicking the ticket picture below.

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 29)

  • Away Game: No Hall Band and no performance at the game (it is Alpharetta’s Homecoming)
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. .........Gather Materials: Uniforms, Instruments, Speakers, Podiums
  • We will NOT load semi truck- leave all front ensemble equipment at RHS
  • Load Drumline / Large Instruments into small trailer
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m...........Dinner (provided by Booster Club)
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. .........Change into uniform
  • 5:00 p.m. ............................Load buses
  • 6:00 p.m. ............................Arrive at Alpharetta High School
  • 6:30 p.m. ............................Enter stadium
  • 7:30 p.m. ............................Kick-off, GO HORNETS!!
  • 11:00 p.m. ..........................Approximate arrival at RHS


VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

Lots of parents stepped up and volunteered for the Milton game and the Peach State Festival last weekend. Thank you! We could not have done it without you.


This Friday is an away game at Alpharetta High School. Come join us as we sting the Raiders! We still need volunteers for chaperone, photographer, and videographer. Click this link to sign up!

Oct. 29 - Roswell at Alpharetta


We will need volunteers for the upcoming Veterans Day Concert to help with providing baking items, set up and greeting, clean-up, photographers, and videographers. Please click this link to sign up!

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Concert


If you want to go ahead and claim your volunteer spot for a future event, please log into Charms, open the calendar, and sign up today!


Additional volunteer questions, please contact Stuart Dougherty, stuartdougherty@gmail.com or 404-277-4895. Thanks again to all our wonderful band volunteers, go Hornets!


UPCOMING WINTERGUARD DATES

Interested in joining the RHS Winterguard team? Here are some important upcoming dates:


Tuesday, 10/26...........Winterguard Interest Meeting in Band Room.........3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, 11/8..............Winterguard Auditions in Band Room....................4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/9..............Winterguard Auditions in Band Room....................4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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INDOOR DRUMLINE

Stay tuned! Info for the Indoor Drumline will be coming soon.


RHS BAND TRIP (February 18-21, 2022) - The first payment is due this Thursday (Oct. 28)!

Open to ALL Roswell High School Band students (class band and marching band).


We have been invited to perform in a parade at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. The trip will be from February 18 through February 21. This is a break for FCS, so no school will be missed for the trip.


Parent information meeting will be held via Zoom, Tuesday (Oct. 26) at 7:00 p.m.

RHS Band Trip Zoom Meeting <-- Click Here to Join the Meeting


RHS Band Trip Registration Link <-- Click Here to Register for the Trip


VETERANS DAY CONCERT (Thursday Nov. 11)

The RHS Wind Ensemble will be performing a very special concert on Veterans Day, November 11th. This will be our first annual Veterans Day Concert where we will celebrate and recognize local veterans within our community.


Seating is free, but must be reserved. Please click the link below to reserve seats.

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Concert

ExtravaBANDza (Saturday Nov. 13, 4 p.m.)

It is a great community event held at RHS that raises awareness of the band and is one of our key fundraisers. This year's theme will be carnival and games. Family friendly fun with music, games and food. Buy your tickets now!

ExtravaBANDza Tickets

NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED FOR 2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD

We are now seeking two or three parent volunteers to serve on this year’s Nominating Committee to help place our new Executive Board for 2022. The Executive Board positions are a January - December commitment. If you would like to help and/or know of someone who would be a good nominee that may like to serve on next year’s Executive Board, please reach out to: president@roswellband.com. The committee will only operate until a slate for the Executive Board for 2022 is completed. (Estimated time that you would serve on the Nominating Committee is 1-2 months.) The Nominating Committee is traditionally made up of general association members (non-Executive Board) who provide a short list of active members interested in running for the Executive Board.


In the next few editions of the Stinger, we will be doing "Spotlights" on the different positions of the Executive Board that must be filled for the 2022 year.


SPOTLIGHT ON VICE-PRESIDENTS OF LOGISTICS

Craig Baughn, Chris Lewis, and Tom Brown have been the RHS band booster association Vice-Presidents of Logistics this past year. They do an amazing job at organizing the Marching Band pit crew, building band props, and making sure the band truck gets packed and to events.


Please click on the video below for more information.

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SPOTLIGHT ON SECRETARY

Christina Knutson has been serving as the Booster Board Secretary this year. She does an awesome job at preparing meeting minutes and organizing the booster directory.


Please click on the video below for more information.

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SUPPORT THE BAND

Thanks to all the band parents and families that support the band through their time, money and emotional support. If you are interested in donating, please click here: Donate to the band. Every dollar counts!