News From The Bandroom

Once my band, Always my band

Updated March 6, 2021

NOT NEW BUT don't forget - We have a family in need!

Donovan the French horn player and his mom lost their home and most of their belongings to a fire. Normally we would take up a collection but laws prohibit that now. His family does however have a gofund me set up. If you are where you can give, please do. Here is the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/wendy-and-son-lost-home-to-fire?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer


Thanks all!

NEW!!! Hawaii Planning Meeting Tuesday NIGHT 3/9!!!!

If you are interested in helping to make the final decision on the Hawaii trip, be at the band room at 7:00 pm 3/9. We will work the problem and see if we can make it happen! The info is below.

Here is the sample itinerary!

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NOW THE HARD PART! $$$$

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THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE,...

This does not include shipping instruments, security, a nurse, or airfare. We need to decide if this is something we want to do. It is a lot of money, quick. It is however a chance of a lifetime for the kiddos. If we do not do this trip, we will plan a smaller trip. We will discuss it with the kids Tuesday.

NEW NEW!!! Instrument cleaning at school Saturday, 3/13 or Turn in uniform!

If you use a school instrument, here is your chance to clean it without having to take it home. The Tubas kids were going to clean 3/6 but it was cold! Too cold to play in water. We will be working from 12 - 4 on 3/13. Come to the band room and clean your instrument!


If you have your uniform out, you can bring it in that day!

Don't forgot Guard Tryouts Set!

RIGHT NOW Guard tryouts are scheduled for April 8-15th from 3:30 - 5:30. Anyone grades 6-11 can tryout for guard! More details to come!

Don't forget! Yard Sale!!! Mark your Calendar! April 9 Set Up and April 10 Sale

April 9 - setup or April 10 - sale/clean up!

We will do that scheduling in March.

More details for the yard sale to come!

RE-POST! ALL COUNTY INFO!

All County is March 24-25 at Athens HS. Right now, kids need to be at Athens HS, ready to play at 8:30. Do not get there before 8! We get done at 3:30. Thursday, 3/25, kids need to be back at the auditorium by 6:00 for pictures and prep. Mr. Parker will have more precise info about parking as we get closer to the event!

There is only one band this year. We will be recording the event. We plan on live streaming but that is technology and we know how that is.


KIDS - Don't forget to get your instrument and uniform Tuesday BEFORE YOU LEAVE SCHOOL!!!

NEW!! These people have uniforms? Did anyone one turn one in during the last quarantine?

Text me if you turned yours in.


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The 2021-2022 School Calendar has been set!

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Band Camp Dates!

July 12 - 15

Guard Camp - 9-3

Percussion Camp - 10 - 3

Uniforms, Fittings and Fees - TBA

July 19 - 30

Full camp from 12:00pm - 9:00pm


2021-22 Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays - Sectionals will be scheduled as needed

Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6:00. There will be a break after school so the kids can grab a snack.

Wednesday - We will have to add Wednesday rehearsals before any Thursday Night games.

Fridays - Games!!!!

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PERCUSSION! HERE IS THE MUSIC!

Parts and MP3s of our 3rd period music can be found here!

Beginner Band Newsletter

Check out the new Beginner Band Newsletter and tell us what you think!

The Official East Limestone Band Website!

Click this link for all of the past and present EL Band information!

Check Out Our Facebook Page!

Lots of great pictures and information here!

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

THANK YOU 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!!

The East Limestone Band Staff

Until next time,...

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