Hello From The Bandroom

Once my band, Always my band

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Updated Nov. 23, 2020

First of all,...

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AND NOW, THE NEWS!

Christmas Concert is December 10 at 7:00pm!

You will get to wear your "best" Christmas outfit! Let's have a good time!!!


Here's the plan:


  • Concert is in the new gym.
  • The band will set up under the goal by the concession stand window.
  • Guard and percussion will have the goal by the locker rooms.
  • Family and friends will sit on either side of the gym so that we can maintain proper social distancing guidelines.
  • Masks are required to enter the building.
  • Due to Covid restrictions, we ask that everyone vacate the building at the conclusion of the concert.

CHANGE OF PLANS!!! Christmas Parade Information

Thanks to an awesome band dad and his research skills, we will be able to wear uniforms for the Christmas Parade on Dec. 3. You WILL STILL need to find those Santa hats.

We will Practice after school Dec. 1 until 5:00 so have that Christmas music memorized! The link for the music is below. Make sure you have that memorized by practice on Dec. 1!

THIS ALSO MEANS WILL NOT TURN IN UNIFORMS UNTIL AFTER THE PARADE! We will check them in after the parade. If you check out after the parade, you will need to bring the uniform Friday morning! They are going to the cleaners.

Christmas Parade Schedule

  • Dressed by 4:15
  • Loading buses at 4:30 or as soon as they get here.
  • We will be lining up as we do every year. That's at the old high school.
  • Parade ends at Hometown.
  • We will check in uniforms when we get back. There will be parents stationed throughout the band room to check you in.

UNIFORM RETURN CHANGE!!!!!! YOU WILL BE CHECKING THEM IN AFTER THE PARADE! DO NOT JUST LEAVE THEM IN UNIFORM ROOM!

CHECK IN PROCEDURE!

There will be racks in the band room for uniforms. AFTER THE PARADE we will check off that you have returned your hat, gauntlets, pants and jackets. DO NOT JUST HANG UP UNIFORM. WE ARE ALSO DOING INVENTORY!

If you need to bring your uniform in FRIDAY, that is fine but you still have to check it in!


We would love to have some parent volunteers to help this go quickly. All you have to do is record the number from the jacket and pants and then check for the rest. Kids will be there sorting!

Thanks all!

Change in All-State audition procedures for 2021 All-State Audtions

THIS IS WHAT THEY SENT US!


Auditions will consist of:

  • Scales (Middle School must play 5 scales/matching arpeggios correctly to continue the audition; High School must play 7 scales/matching arpeggios to continue the audition) YOU NEED TO TRY TO PLAY ALL 12!
  • 2 Assigned Etudes - One Lyrical and One Technical
  • Tone
  • There will be no sight-reading for this audition. Also, since memorization cannot be verified using this method, memorization for scales will not be required for this year's audition.

Each student will record their audition in realtime in the Heart Out app.


We must know if you plan on trying out by Dec. 10. Links for music and recordings can be found towards the bottom of the newsletter.

UPDATED 11/17 East Limestone Chair Tryout Info! Winds Only

1. We are using the same music as All-County.

2. You will also need to play your chromatic scale from best lowest note to best highest note.

3. AUDITIONS WILL BE NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1.

4. Virtual kids will need to come during 6th period those days.

Updated Percussion Tryout Info

We will do tryouts Dec. 4. That's the day after the Christmas Parade!

Have you sent out your 20/20 letters?

Your President and Secretary reminded and emailed out those letters earlier. We are doing this instead of selling stuff. I know bands that have sold flowers, poinsettias, fruit, candy, and anything else they could think of! We know you are tired of selling so this is what we are doing. We have lost a good amount of money this year due to circumstances out of our control. We hope this can help catch up! Yell if you have a question!

All county info! Tentative information as of 11/16/2020! Please be flexible! This may change.

A link for registration along with directions will be available on the newsletter Nov. 30. Music is below. Students must be registered by Dec. 17. Auditions will be virtual Jan. 7-8. The actual honor band will be held March 24-25 with the concert the 25th at 7:00pm.

When you audition please understand that you are competing with all of Limestone County and Athens City. You can't make it if you don't try!

Follow the link and then look for your instrument and the correct exercise.

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CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK! THE EAST LIMESTONE BAND

LINK FOR NEW, EASIER GOOGLE CALENDAR!

Below is the link for the new and improved band calendar. Mrs. Jean Ann has made us a google calendar so you can sync it with your phone!!!! It is also on our website! There is a menu option at the top. How awesome is that! Go Band parents! Mrs. Jean Ann loves a good calendar so put your notifications on so you will see when she updates. She puts everything school on that sucker so you can be prepared. She was even putting the testing dates for AP exams the other day. Please take advantage of this awesome calendar! Send it to the fam as well.

We even have our own tab on the school website - eastlimestonehigh.org

Find great pics on Instagram - east_limestone_band

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Remind codes!

They have not changed! We now go by graduation year! The list below is just to help new folks or new phones!


Send whichever code applies to you to 81010

2020-2021 7th grade girls/parents - @elbg2026

2020-2021 7th grade boys/parents - @elbb2026

2020-2021 8th grade girls/parents - @elbg2025

2020-2021 8th grade boys/parents - @elbb2025

2020-2021 9th graders - @elb2024

2020-2021 10th graders - @elb2023

2020-2021 11th graders - @elb2022

2020-2021 12th graders - @elb2021

SPONSORS!!!!!

THANK YOU CHICK-FIL-A ATHENS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

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CHICK-FIL-A ATHENS is once again supporting the East Limestone Band as well as Night of Bands which supports ALL Limestone County/Athens City Bands! Way to go Chick! Thank you Matthew and the whole Chick Family! GO BAND! EAT MORE CHICKEN!

Village Pizza - East Limestone!!!

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Best PIzza Around! Order today!!

Thank you Residential Air!

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So proud to say we are supported by such great businesses!! Thanks Residential Air!! Call them for your check ups and servicing! (256) 426-6882

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Thank you Tab's!!!

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Check out the deli! I love the breakfast! and the lunch,... and the Sundrop cake!

THANK YOU KOHLS!!

The East Limestone Band Staff

Need to contact us directly??? EMAIL!!!

You can reach us at Jennifer.Janzen@lcsk12.org, Mark.McChristian@lcsk12.org, and Michelle.Priest@lcsk12.org

Email us if you need anything! Facebook is not a good way to reach us. None of us check facebook regularly this time of year. Thanks!

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Until next time,... GO BAND! BETTER EVERYDAY!! ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!