McIntosh Band Newsletter

November 15, 2017

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For a complete list of both performance and rehearsal dates and times, always refer to the MHS Band website calendar. That calendar should be checked often.

Upcoming Dates

November 17th: Let Ms. Baker know if you interested in Troy State University Honor Band!

Nov. 20-24th: Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 28th: Troy University Honor Band Registration Due

Nov. 28th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night for CHOA Parade!

Nov. 29th: Board and Brush Fundraiser- see information below!

Nov. 30th: End of Online Pasta Sales

Dec. 2nd- MB Christmas Parade

Dec. 7th- Winter Concert @ 7pm

All-State Workshop
Berry College November 18
Middle School 1-3pm
High School 10am-12:00pm
Registration Deadline October 19

Troy University Honor Band Information Below- Deadline coming soon!!

Students interested in participating in the Troy State Honor Band should contact Ms. Baker or Ms. Amosu by the end of the day November 17. It is a wonderful opportunity to perform with a nationally known conductor and to work with students from Georgia and Alabama.

Feb 1 - 3, 2018

HONOR BAND Features:

Instruction by internationally recognized clinicians
Gold, Crimson, and Silver Honor Bands
Lunch on Saturday
Scholarship audition opportunities
Concert Band performances
Band scholarship awards based on chair placement
Honor Band Final Concert
Quincy Hilliard

2018 HS SEUS Guest Conductors:
Mr. Joseph Hermann - Tennessee Tech University (ret.)
Dr. Ashley Jarrell - University of North Georgia
Mr. Chris Harmon - L.D. Bell (TX) High School
Mr. Anthony Vittore - Elmore County (AL) High School

Guest Band Performances:
Leon High School Symphonic Band (Tallahassee, FL)
Woodland High School Symphonic Band (Cartersville, GA)
Georgia Wind Symphony (Atlanta, GA)

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Back by Demand: It's a Board and Brush Spirit Night!!! Bring a friend!!

Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 6:30pm

277 N Highway 74, Suite 204. Peachtree City, GA.

Ready to have some fun and raise money for the band? Board & Brush hosting a Spirit Night to benefit the Spirit of McIntosh Band Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30. Board &Brush is a Do-it-Yourself sign-making studio. It is like having a sous chef and clean up crew for your arts& craft fun! They walk you through the process and you go home with a ready-to-hang piece of art!
20% of registration fees will be donated to the McIntosh Band Boosters! Seating limited as it is a studio so register early! You choose your sign design at time of registration. Thanks for your support!

Register Here!!

Pasta Sales Continue through November 30th! Contact Lisa Buckalew at LCBUCKALEW@GMAIL.COM if you need to combine orders for free shipping.Great holiday gifts!

We’ve raised $2000 season-to-date for the band boosters and $530 for student accounts so far! We’ve enjoyed seeing so many Band families and students supporting our Pasta Sales, Your Pie and Talbots Spirit Nights! Thank You!

Online pasta sales open through November 30. $675 sales online so far -let’s keep it going!

Who wants to be on TV??? The Spirit of McIntosh does!!

Chick-Fil-A Midtown has graciously agreed to host Spirit Night on Tues Nov 28 5:30-7:30. They will donate 10 % of sales and we are planning to donate or proceeds to CHOA.

The winning band will be featured on a commercial bump-in during the live broadcast on WSB-TV and is given a special shoutout by the WSB broadcasters during the live on screen performance! Lithia Springs is leading right now with $425. The other bands behind Lithia Springs all have the same amount we do....$0! So, let's do this Chiefs! Let's all chip in a little so our band can have the spotlight!

The Spirit of McIntosh Band CHOA site

Save the date!!!

Thursday January 25, 2018- Lip Sync Battle at MHS Auditorium...more details to come.

We hope to see band and other students competing and raising money for the band!

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Car Wash, more details to come!

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade!

We have been invited to participate in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade this year on December 2nd!! More information will be coming- but make sure to put it on your calendar NOW!

General Info: Lineup numbers and arrival times will be sent next month but arrivals will be scheduled between 9-10:15. All of the groups have staggered arrival times which will assist in a smooth arrival process. There should be volunteers meeting you when you arrive to walk you to your lineup area. We also try to cut down on the waiting time for the members and don't ask you to arrive much earlier than 1.5 hours before you need to be moving. Please keep this in mind in your plans.

Parade Route and Information: The route stretches one mile along Peachtree St. between 15th and 5th Streets. The TV performance zone stretches for a city block between 12th and 11th Streets which is four blocks into the parade. Plan on playing the entire length of the TV Zone as the cameras can pick you up from anywhere along this area. Plan to go into an immediate roll-off at the end of the tune to play again in the TV Zone since it's likely you'll need to play it more than once. TV directors don't consider drum cadences to be "playing music" and will move onto the next unit. The parade may pause a bit before reaching the TV Zone but it's important to stay @40 ft behind the group in front of you until you reach the TV Zone where I will be located to pace you through the zone.

There are two medians in the first two blocks of the parade. Bands must split these having half the band on one side and half on the other while continuing forward motion.

Bleachers: If some of our supporters would like to cheer on the band from the bleachers, please go to the parade website - where seats can be purchased.

For more information: visit

How YOU can help!

Mandated Reporter Training

Per Fayette County rules, any parent that works with students must watch the Mandated Reporter Video.

** I want to also remind you that any parent who volunteers for any task on campus is required to watch this video and sign the required documents online. The video takes less than 10 minutes to view and the required form you sign off on is online as well. Thank you for all that you do for our students.

The links you need are below:

Connect with the Spirit of McIntosh!

New York Trip Information

If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on Monday, please find the information. you need on the links below. Also, a google form has been sent to parents to let the band know if you are interested in attending. A parent needs to fill out the form by Friday.

Click here for the Google form to sign up for the trip