Hello From The Bandroom
Mrs. Sam’s Update May 16, 2019
JR and HS Band Concert! May 16! 7:00pm! New Gym!
May 17 Jamboree Football Game for allllllllllllll band kids!
Here is the plan:
5:30 - Meet and warm-up
6:30 - march down for the game!
1st quarter we all play. 2nd quarter 6th and 7th graders have free time BUT CAN NOT LEAVE THE STADIUM! Halftime - all perform in bleachers. 3rd quarter everyone has off BUT NO ONE LEAVES THE STADIUM! 4th quarter we all play in the bleachers again! After the game we will march back up to the bleachers and kids will be dismissed! There will again be a process and that will be handed out to the kids, reminded out, posted on social media, and discussed at length. It is that important! Kids need to wear band shirts and shorts or jeans.
Game will probably over about 9:30-10:00. We have no control over that. I will send out a remind when there is 5 minutes left in the game.
If a student can't be there I need a note, email, or text please. It is a grade so they will have to make it up but if I have the note BEFORE the game it will be pretty simple. Please also let me know if a student will be running late.
Statements have been emailed out!
Class Celebrations May 20! 6th - 7th graders
Awards Night Band - May 21
8th-12th grade "bandquet" May 23!!! Location TBD!
Graduation Band - May 24
Summer Lessons with Mr. Engle, Ana, or Kirk!
Ana Valenzuela(Brass) and Andrew Kirk(percussion) will also be offering lessons! Contact either of them for more info! Just email me and I will forward it along to them!
Spirit Camp - June 11-15 - Voluntary at JSU
NYC TRIP Updates and Meetings!
4 in a room - $950 total so $712.50 per person by July 16
3 in a room - $1010 total so $757.50 per person by July 16
2 in a room - $1110 total so $832.50 per person by July 16
single - $1390 total so $1042.50 per person by July 16We will have another mandatory meeting once Southwest has set us up! We will discuss fundraising for the trip! We will need parents to volunteer to head those up and more parents to help! It’s all about working together! July 16th you will need %75 in your account!
NOTE! Fees always come first! Any money turned in will go towards unpaid fee balances before being applied to your trip!
Summer Dates FOR MARCHING BAND! In case you don't have the calendar downloaded, printed and committed to memory!
July 16 - booster meeting and NYC updates
July 15, 16, 18 - Guard camp from 9a-6p.
July 15, 16, 18 - Percussion camp from 10a-3p.
July 15-19 - Uniform fittings, fees, and forms starting with seniors on 15th.
July 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, Aug. 1, 2 from 12p-10p - BANDCAMP
All camp dates are required. If you must miss for any reason all time must be made up. Please let me know ASAP! I know things can't be avoided but it is up to the student to get the work done.
Mentoring Program beginning soon!
Make sure you are on the Remind list!
Jr high Band - @eastjrband - This one will be archived after this year
Marching Band - @eastband
Text your code to 81010 and get all of the valuable info!
If you little one is moving up go ahead and sign up now! Beginner band moving up to JR band will need to join @jrband1920. Jr Band loving up to marching band will use @eastband
Check out our awesome Website for all of your band info and needs!
We are working on making it your "one stop shopping" experience for information for the East Limestone Band!