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Roswell Winds, Guard & Percussion Summer News

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Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Hornets! As we look back on a fantastic year, we strive to keep pushing forward as we pursue for perfection. I hope this newsletter can guide you flawlessly through the summer transition period!


Stay in the know with the Roswell Winds, Guard & Percussion Program. The Band App will help you stay connected with all events and updates within our program. Please join today: scan the QR Code ------------>

Show Music and Stand Tunes are Ready!

The Dividing Line Parts and Stand Tune Music is ready for distribution. Percussion your music will be ready shortly! Click here to access the link. Freshman and Sophmore Students on 2nd Parts. Upper Classmen on 1st, unless otherwise noted by Mr.Moon.

Hornets are going to Oxford!

Oxford College of Emory University will host The Hornet Swarm for band camp. This campus resides in Oxford, GA about 30 minutes east of downtown Atlanta. Oxford College hosts about 1/3 of Emory's freshman population for their first two years. It is a beautiful campus with top-notch facilities for our students to use.

Marching Band Fee Schedule

4/25 Deposit $200 Refundable Uniform Deposit $50

6/1 Payment $325

7/9 Payment $325

Marching Band Total: $850

To pay your fees TODAY, please go to our new, secure payment portal:[0]=Band+Fees and include your student’s name in the memo field. If you have questions regarding what you owe, fee information can be accessed from your CHARMS account or you can contact our treasurer at or

You can also mail checks via regular mail to RHSBBA, 885 Woodstock Rd., Suite 430-144, Roswell, GA 30075

Payment plans and financial aid are available. All fees must be paid and/or Financial Aid paperwork received by 7/9 in order to attend band camp. Please send any questions about payment options or your statement to or

Updated Program Handbook

The New Version of the Program Handbook is now available. Click here to view. All students and parents/guardians must read and sign off on the program handbook. This ensures me that we all understand policies, procedures and expectations that each member is expected to uphold. Please click here to sign off.

Summer Rehearsals in Full Swing

Percussionists and Colorguard will be in Full Swing starting June 12. Percussion will meet from 9 A.M.-1 P.M every Tuesday and Thursday. Guard will meet Tuesdays (9 A.M.-1 P.M.) Thursdays (9 A.M.-5 P.M.) and Fridays (9 A.M.-5 P.M.)

Charms Login Information

All Information from your previous school is the same. Please login and update all information!

The Hornet Swarm will compete in the BOA Circuit this Fall!

Bands of America is a marching band circuit that holds competition on the national level. They produce many competitions and music festivals throughout the year across the United States. The Roswell Marching Band will compete at the Bands of America Gaffney Regional in Gaffney, SC this October! The video will give you an idea of the competition we will be up against! ** In Class Band Students will be able to attend as prop assistants for the marching band. More details to come!

Part 2 Begins on June 12!

Freshman Fittings: June 12 & 14 (10 A.M.-1 P.M.)

Sophomore and Junior Fittings: June 19 & 21 (10 A.M.-1 P.M.)

Senior Fittings: June 23 and 25 (10 A.M.-1 P.M.)

*We will have concert uniforms available to try on to make sure the students requested the correct size. We will also have marching band shoes in half sizes.

Volunteers are needed, please sign up via CHARMS.

Drum Corps International - July 28th

The Drum Corps International (DCI) tour will be coming to the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, July 28th. Young adults from around the country try out for these prestigious bands, dedicate months to preparation, and spend the summer traveling across the country, honing and displaying their superior marching and playing skills. This is what all marching students aspire to be. If you want to see the twenty-six most amazing marching bands in the world compete, then plan to join us on the 28th for the Southeastern Championships. Our group tickets are in section 337 and cost $31.50 each. Start time is 1pm. We will meet at the band room at 11:30am to carpool down and return around midnight. The Benz will be using their clear bag policy. You can Valet check a bag for $5. More info here:

Click here to order your tickets:

All payments due June 21st. You can also mail a check payable to RHSBBA to Nan Cooper at 1030 Knoll Terrace, Roswell, GA 30075. Electronic is the preferred method.

Questions? Contact Nan Cooper ( or 404-386-5733). We need adult attendees who can drive groups of students. Please let Nan know if you can be a driver.

Volunteer Registration

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District for the 2018-19 school year are required to register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or “goes by” names on the application.) All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval before they can volunteer. Volunteers must bring their gov’t issued picture ID to be scanned at the front office on their first visit to the school after the new screening is approved.