The Stinger

January 30, 2020

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1/30 Wind Ensemble: ALL WINDS Band Room Canceled

1/30 Leadership Interest Meeting Band Room 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1/30 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1/31 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1/31 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2/01 Winter Guard Competition East Coweta HS

2/03 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

2/03 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2/04 Orlando Trip Rehearsal Band Room 7:13 AM – 8:00 AM

2/04 “Experience Band” Recruiting Event EPMS 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

2/05 Jazz Band Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/05 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/06 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2/07 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/07 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2/07 Jeep Raffle Celebration Main Event 7:00 PM

2/07 Last Payment due for Spring Trip

2/10 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

2/10 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2/10 Executive Board Meeting Media Ctr 7:00 PM

2/11 Pre-LGPE Concert Auditorium 7:00 PM

2/12 Jazz Band Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/12 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/12 "Experience Band" Recruiting Event CMS 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

2/13 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2/14 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2/14 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2/15 IDL Competition North Gwinnett HS

2/15 Winter Guard Competition River Ridge HS



Congratulations to our very own Stephanie Rodriguez for qualifying for the STATE LEVEL with SkillsUSA in Broadcasting. Way to go, Stephanie!

Check out this web site to learn more about SkillsUSA:


LAST PAYMENT DUE! The final payment for the Spring Trip is Friday, February 7. Remember that payments will be applied to outstanding balances first for Marching Band or Concert Band. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Moon.


All Orlando Trip musicians are required to attend the following rehearsals:

Tuesday, February 4th @ 7:13 AM – 8:00 AM (yes, that says 7:13 AM)

Tuesday, February 18th @ 7:13 AM – 8:00 AM

Tuesday, March 3rd @ 7:13 AM – 8:00 AM

Wednesday, March 10th @ 7:13 AM – 8:00 AM

Students must have all notes and rhythms correct by February 4th. Pass off will be due by March 3rd. If students don’t pass, Mr. Moon has told them they will have a 1-hour detention at the amusement park. All rehearsals are mandatory. If a student has an unexcused absence, that will count as a 1-hour detention time at the park.


Come out and cheer on our talented Winter Guard ensemble at East Coweta High School on Saturday!

February 1, 2020

East Coweta High School

400 McCollum-Sharpsburg Rd.

Sharpsburg, GA 30277

12:00 PM

Tickets are $12.00

Roswell performs at approximately 4:24 PM.

Here is a link to the web site for maps and more information:

Additional Winter Guard events:

15 Feb | Creek View High School

14 Mar | WGI (in Charlotte)

28 Mar | SAPA Championships (in Chattanooga)


As we prepare for this annual evaluation, it is CRITICAL that students attend all rehearsals. During sectionals, we get into some very specific details in the music that we may not be able to teach as effectively during full band class. Be sure to come to our concert on February 11th in the RHS Auditorium to hear what they’ve been working on!


Mr. Moon distributed Leadership Applications last week for the 2020 season. Positions include Drum Major, Section Leader, Librarian, Captain, Ops Manager and Uniform Manager.

Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. This is different from traditional leadership where the leader's main focus is the thriving of their company or organizations.

To be considered for a role, students must have:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • A resume’

A full list of required events is included in the handout. Please encourage your student to apply! This is a great opportunity to learn new skills while providing guidance to underclassmen. It’s a very gratifying and rewarding experience for all.

Click here for the application:


1. For LGPE Performances:

We need two parents at each LGPE event.

March 10 – Symphonic Band

March 10 - Wind Ensemble

March 12 – Concert Band

LGPE Wind Ensemble

Concert Band

Symphonic Band - full

Itineraries for each day are located on CHARMS; click on the specific performance for Event Details.

2. For Recruiting Activities at Middle Schools:

We need a few parents to help drive several band students from Roswell High to Elkins Pointe and Crabapple Middle Schools in February for several recruiting events we are holding for Rising 9th Graders.


To Elkins Pointe MS (round-trip):

Tuesday, 2/4 @ 3:45- 5:30 PM

Thursday, 2/27 @ 3:45- 5:30 PM

To Crabapple MS (round-trip):

Wednesday, 2/12 @ 3:45- 5:30 PM

Thursday, 2/27 @ 3:45- 5:30 PM

Feb 4 Elkins link:

Feb 12 Crabapple link:

Feb 27 Elkins or Crabapple link:


We are also joining Mr. Wilson’s and Mr. Melton’s classes for their LGPE rehearsals. If you are able, please sign up to help drive a few students back and forth to the middle schools on the following days.

To Elkins or Crabapple (during school hours)

Thursday, 2/20 @ 11:00 PM-1:30 PM- Round-trip to Elkins Pointe

Thursday, 2/20 @ 1:00 PM- 2:45 PM- Round-trip to Crabapple

To Elkins or Crabapple (during school hours)

Thursday, 2/27 @ 11:00 PM-1:30 PM- Round-trip to Elkins Pointe

Thursday, 2/27 @ 1:00 PM- 2:45 PM- Round-trip to Crabapple

We appreciate your assistance!


This scholarship is open to any senior who is a member of PTA in North Fulton. The Sally FitzGerald Scholarship will be awarded to students who have advocated (either for themselves, another, or a cause), show excellent communication skills in the application essay, are involved in their community through extra-curricular activities, and are academically proficient.

The monetary award for this scholarship is provided by voluntary donations from the local units of the NFCPTA, individual members, and private donations. The dollar amount of the scholarship is determined annually based upon all donations received.


  • You are in the graduating class of 2020 from a high school in North Fulton County with a PTSA in good standing with Georgia PTA and NFC PTA, who is planning on enrolling in a post-secondary course of study (certification program, technical college, or university);

  • You are a member of your high school PTSA; and

  • You have been active in your community in extracurricular, service-oriented, and/ or citizenship activities.

Click here to view the application online:


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M.A.R.C.H has officially launched! Musicians Acting with Responsibility, Compassion and Hard work is an innovative fundraising effort to ensure we can continue our band programs and grow next school year.

Last Friday, your student received a packet with an overview along with many handy tips and goals. All students are to raise money for an 8-hour workday in the community on Saturday, March 7th. All funds raised are tax deductible.

MARCH 2020 Sales Kit

Students are encouraged to start requesting donations NOW, giving them plenty of time to raise funds. And to help them out, we made a sales kit!

Click this link and bookmark it now: .

Everyone will have access to an overview of M.A.R.C.H, student goals, a sample sales script, handy tips, photos, newspaper articles, and sample emails and posts you can use for Facebook.

Each student’s target is to raise $400 by March 6. This is an ALL-BAND FUNDRAISER. Please encourage and support your student in any way you can.

Break it down and take it one step a time. Raise $100 by each Friday in February and just like that, you did it!


Our next Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. All members are welcome to attend! Feel free to sit in to learn more about what’s going on with the band! Minutes and agendas are located on our website:


Help us plan this year’s Band Banquet! We’re going to have the first Band Banquet Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Please help us create a fun and memorable evening for our hard-working students! Contact Christina Knutson ( with questions.


Save the dates! On March 22nd and/or 29th we’ll be taking Senior Portraits. Please look for either a text or email coming later in February to the seniors and their parents from Mary Jane Hendrickson. You can email her at with questions.


Are you good at putting things together? Are you handy? Do you know how to use power tools? Do you have a great attitude? We need you! We are looking for some help with various projects around the band room. The projects are always fun and volunteering your talents is a great way to feel a part of what we call our band family. Please contact for further details.