Saint Ignatius Band Announcements

December 6th, 2015

Weekly Schedule

Monday -

  • Jazz Band 3pm-4pm
  • Band Booster Meeting 7pm

Wednesday -

  • Jazz Band 3pm-4pm

Thursday -

  • String Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble/Symphonic Band Concert - 7pm

December Band Booster Meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 7pm

Breen Center for the Performing Arts

Please plan on joining us for the December Band Booster meeting. Mr. Hamlin has a lot of information regarding the 2016/2017 Band Trip, in addition to information surrounding next year!

Concert Details - THURSDAY

5:30pm - Jazz Ensemble call time to change into Tuxedos

5:45pm - Jazz Ensemble Call Time on Stage

6:15pm - Full Ensemble Call Time to change into Tuxedos

7pm - Concert Begins

Items to bring for post-concert reception:

Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior - Dessert Item

Seniors - TWO 2-liters of pop/juice/water

Students please remember to have your TUXEDO SHIRT and BLACK SOCKS/BLACK SHOES!!!

Christmas Concert

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7pm

Breen Center for the Performing Arts

Please plan on joining us for our annual Christmas Concert!

Photograph Option

Mr. Dimitrov - our photographer for Script Cats, will be present on Thursday to have families wishing to get their photos taken with band students in tuxedos. The order form is attached to the body of the e-mail sent. Money does not have to be submitted in advance. Payment will be needed in January, after proofs are sent back. You can get your photo taken and then not end up purchasing.

Please let Mr. Hamlin know if you have any questions!

Steel Drum Update

The instruments have arrived! I'm very pleased to announce that everything has come in and looks and sounds fantastic! In early January we will have auditions --- students should watch the daily announcements for more information regarding this process. You do not need to have any prior experience on the instrument, and you do not need to be a percussionist to audition.

We will be in the market for students with experience on drum set, auxiliary percussion instruments, and bass guitar in addition to learning the actual steel pans.

For more information, please contact Mr. Hamlin.

Practice Logs and OMEA Chair Auditions

Band Students: this week will be a practice log week! The log will be due on Monday, December 14th.

As a reminder: OMEA chair auditions, the final assessment for first semester, are due to Mr. Hamlin by December 19th! Do not delay in preparing these. It is more work than our first chair placement assessment for the Christmas Concert. The recorded excerpts can be submitted to Mr. Hamlin at any time leading up to that date.

Late assessments will result in a zero by default. Work hard now, so we ensure this is completed!

Pep Band Practice

Next Monday, December 14th, we will hold a one hour after school rehearsal (3pm-4pm) for students interested in participating in Pep Band. This is not mandatory, however any student wishing to participate on the first pep band on December 19th, need to be present. Attendance at this rehearsal is HIGHLY encouraged to any student wishing to participate in pep band this year.

HoneyBaked Ham Gift Cards

We've done extremely well in this small scale fundraiser. My initial goal of raising $600 to offset the transportation cost of the trip has been passed by quite a bit. We're currently at about $800 raised, which is awesome!

I will have certificates available through the end of this week. We will have SOME available to purchase at the concert on Thursday, however I expect those to sell out quickly. I encourage you to purchase them before then to ensure you receive them! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Jazz Visitation Day

Are you interested in taking part in a Jazz Visitation Day with the Berklee School of Music at The Cleveland Music Settlement? This free program is available to all Saint Ignatius students. The event runs from 9am-2:30pm on December 12th. For more information, please talk to Mr. Hamlin.