The Stinger

October 2, 2019


10/3 Rehearsal Marching Band Practice Field 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

10/3 IDL Interest Mtg All Band Room 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

10/4 ExtravaBANDza Marching Band Band Room 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM

10/5 Tournament of Bands Marching Band Lake Lanier 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

10/6 JEEP Event (Parent volunteers only) Roswell Wine Festival 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

10/7 Fall Concert (no Marching Band rehearsal that day) All RHS Auditorium

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

10/8 Rehearsal Marching Band Stadium 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM

10/10 Rehearsal Marching Band Practice Field 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


10/11 RHS vs. Cherokee AWAY Marching Band Band Room 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

10/12 - Youth Day Parade Marching Band Downtown Roswell 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

10/12 Mattress Sale All Band Room 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events

10/14 NO SCHOOL All

10/18 RHS vs. Lassiter Marching Band Lassiter HS 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

10/19 Jeep Event All The Dojo 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10/21 Winter Guard Interest Mtg. All Band Room 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

10/23 Deadline: Order Spirit Wear All 11:59 PM

10/25 RHS vs. Walton Marching Band 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

10/26 Georgia State Marching Championships Marching Band Georgia State

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

For reference, a Calendar of Events (for the remaining semester) has been added to the bottom of The Stinger.



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Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard

Parents and students are invited to stay after practice on the following nights for a brief interest meeting to learn more about IDL and Winter Guard. We will hold meetings in the band room; they should last approximately 30 minutes.

Thursday, 10/3 @ 7 p.m. - Indoor Drum Line (with Mark Kapral)

Monday, 10/21 @ 6 p.m. - Winter Guard (with Esti Afanador)

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ExtravaBANDza IS FRIDAY NIGHT – 10/4

Invite your friends and neighbors. Share the ExtravaBANDza flyer on Facebook. Bring your entire family!

Extravabandza food truck night is this Friday. Marching Band students should report @ 4:30 p.m. and should be finished at approx. 10:30 p.m.

It will be a great night with food trucks, face painting, a DJ, trick or treating for the kids, Star Wars characters and a whole lot more. The night ends with the Hornet Swarm performing their show with commentary by Mr. Moon! Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online or at the door.

We need candy donations! Place your unopened bags of individually-wrapped candy in the box labeled “ExtravaBANDza” just outside of Mr. Moon’s office. Deliver by Friday afternoon.

Parents: We still need chaperones, help with the baking team, photographers, pit crew, etc. Please sign up on Charms using the link below:

Students: Sign-up sheets are available in the band lobby.

Questions? Contact Anne Marie Canty, or Gretchen Shirley


** Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands **

Schedule for the day:
10:00 a.m. Rehearsal begins in the RHS Stadium
12:00 p.m. Lunch / Change into Uniform

1:30 p.m. Meet in Band Room (dressed and ready to go!)
1:45 p.m. Depart for Chestatee High School

3:00 p.m. Arrive at Chestatee High School
4:30 p.m. Warm Up
5:15 p.m. SHOWTIME!

8:30 p.m. Awards
9:30 p.m. Depart for Roswell HS

10:30 p.m. Arrive at Roswell HS

11:15 p.m. Band Room Closes

Concessions: There will be a full line of concession food available throughout the day. Food available will include hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, nachos, drinks, candy and popcorn. We are not collecting orders for meals for this particular event; please bring money for concessions.

Tickets: Tickets for all spectators will be $10. Children 5 and under will be admitted for FREE.

Parking: Parking for general public will be FREE. Please see attached MAPS for parking details.

First Aid: A First Aid station will be available inside the stadium for any emergency.

Videotaping: Video cameras may be brought into the stadium; however, tripods are not permitted. All videotaping must be done from the seating area. No one shall be allowed to film performances from the aisles or around the press box.

After ceremony: At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, all band members, parents, etc. who are not involved in the awards presentation must not enter the field area. This is not only for the safety of everyone but also to preserve the dignity of those students accepting trophies for their bands.

Volunteers needed! We still need Color Guard chaperones, pit crew, and pit crew drivers. This is our first competition and we would love to have you there cheering us on! J Click here to sign up:

For a map of the grounds, see the attachment below:


Did you know that Youth Day began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city? In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as "Roswell Youth Day," and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community. Our marching band is a huge part of the celebration!

On Saturday morning:

· Drop off students at Roswell Baptist Church at 8:00 AM

· Pick up students at Roswell North Elementary School at 11:00 AM

We need parent chaperones, Color Guard parents, and pit crew members for this event. It’s a quick event! Sign up here:



Our first concert is next week, and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been learning!

On the day of a Roswell concert, students are expected to assist in the transport of percussion equipment, chairs and stands to and from the performance site. Transport and setup of equipment to the performance site will normally occur immediately following school on the day of the concert. Break-down and transport of equipment back to the original location will occur immediately following the concert. It is part of their responsibility as a member of the ensemble.


· Business casual

· No jeans or tennis shoes

· Dresses should be shin-length or longer when sitting


PARENTS: If you have forgotten to pay your student's Concert Attire Fees, you can drop off your payment at the concert. Look for Kristine Herring in the lobby!


3:30 p.m. School dismissed

6:00 p.m. Roswell CONCERT BAND on stage for warm-up (allow time to walk from Band Room)

6:20 p.m. Roswell SYMPHONIC BAND in Band Room for warm-up

6:20 p.m. Roswell WIND ENSEMBLE 1 in Auditorium

6:30 p.m. Concert starts

8:00 p.m. Concert ends



The Roswell Band has a brand new line of spirit wear! Visit / Spirit Wear Store to view styles and make your selection. Orders should be placed by October 23rd 2019 (11.59pm EDT).


Our mattress sale is next week! All this fundraiser requires is advertising on our part! Your student will get a personal credit on their Charms account for any sale made in their name: $50 per mattress and $10 per pillow! Students are not required to attend. However, we will just need a few band parents there to assist when necessary.

Date: October 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: RHS Band Room

Please distribute flyers to help us advertise this event. If you need more, they are in the band room on the table across from Mr. Moon’s office. We have yard signs too!

Get creative! And be sure to put your name on the flyer so you get credit for the sale. Pick some up when you are in the Band Room this week.

· Tape them on the outside of your neighbor’s mailboxes

· Post them in your break room

· Put them on local restaurants or café bulletin boards

· Ask if you can post them in local establishments

· Hand them out at your next social or sporting event

Watch this video to learn more:

Questions? Contact Anne Marie Canty or Gretchen Shirley


We are currently at $24,000! If you have already sold tickets, PLEASE turn them in. Submit any sold ticket stubs with cash/checks into the RHS Front Office so you can qualify for weekly prizes: free movies, coffee, go karting, bowling and fun at Andretti’s. We are also giving away Amazon Gift Cards: Sell 35 tickets = $20; 55 tickets = $40. And we have a Grand Prize winner who will get either an iPad, Nintendo Switch or $300 AMEX Gift Card!

Volunteer at a Jeep Event!

We have openings for Alive in Roswell on 10/17. Its our the last one!!! Sign up in Charms: Can’t make it? We have also:

10/12- where we will have a table at the Mattress Sale:

10/19- The Dojo:

All tickets sold and even unsold must be returned back by 11/4. So you have ONE month to sell to get to that 45 ticket target. Need more tickets to get to your target? Send an email to

DON’T FORGET: in accordance with the rules by Ed Voyles Automotive Group, ALL tickets, sold and unsold must be accounted for, so treat them like cash. Don’t lose them.

calendar dates

October 2019

· 10/14 – NO SCHOOL

· 10/15 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 6:45 PM

· 10/17 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 10/18 - RHS vs. Lassiter (away) @ 6:00 PM

· 10/19 – Jeep Event / Dojo @ 9:00 AM

· 10/21 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 10/21 - RHSBBA Executive Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM

· 10/22 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 6:45 PM

· 10/23 – Deadline to order Spirit Wear

· 10/24 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 10/25 - Hall Band @ 7:30 AM

· 10/25 - RHS vs. Walton @ 6:00 PM

· 10/26 - Georgia State Marching Championships (GSU) @ 9:00 AM

· 10/28 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 10/29 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 6:45 PM

· 10/31 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

November 2019

· 11/1 - RHS vs. Woodstock (away)@ 5:00 PM

· 11/2 - White Columns Invitational (Milton HS) @ 10:00 AM

· 11/7 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 11/8 - Hall Band @ 7:30 AM

· 11/8 - Senior Picnic @ 4:00 PM

· 11/8 - RHS vs. Etowah (Senior Night) @ 6:00 PM

· 11/14 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM*

· 11/15 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

· 11/18 - Fulton County Honor Band (Centennial HS)

· 11/19 - Fulton County Honor Band (Centennial HS)

· 11/20 - Concert Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 11/21 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00*

· 11/22 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

· 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break begins

December 2019

· 12/4 - Concert Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

· 12/5 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM*

· 12/5 - Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM

· 12/6 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

· 12/12 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM*

· 12/13 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

· 12/14 - All State 1st Round Auditions/District Honor Band (Alpharetta HS)

· 12/23 - Holiday Break Begins

* for post-season football games