The Stinger

March 5, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • UPCOMING CONCERTS
  • IDL COMPETITION 3/6
  • LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE
  • RHS OUTSTANDING SENIORS
  • ALL STATE RESULTS
  • M.A.R.C.H. 2021 DEADLINE IS NEXT WEEK
  • BANQUET COMMITTEE NEEDED

COMING UP

Monday, 3/8.............Leadership Training............................4:00-6:00 PM @ Band Room

Tuesday, 3/9..............Indoor Drumline Rehearsal...................4:00-6:30 PM @ Band Room

Thursday, 3/11...........Indoor Drumline Rehearsal..................4:00-6:30 PM @ Band Room

Friday, 3/12................M.A.R.C.H. Donations Due.................(see below)

Saturday, 3/13............M.A.R.C.H. Community Service Day...........12:00-4:00 PM

Monday, 3/22.............CONCERTS (Jazz Band, Concert Band)......8:00 PM @ Auditorium

Wednesday, 3/24........CONCERTS (Symphonic, Wind Ensembles)...8:00 PM @ Auditorium

CLASSROOM UPDATES

UPCOMING CONCERTS

· Jazz Band and Concert Band will perform on March 22 starting at 8 PM.

· Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform on March 24 starting at 8 PM.


Look for more information next week regarding tickets.



IDL COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND!

Our very own Indoor Drumline will be competing for the first time this weekend. Good luck! Here is the information sheet for the March 6th Indoor Drumline Competition. We are in need of several more volunteers/carpool drivers. Instructions to sign up are on the info sheet.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Long: Longm3@fultonschools.org


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XKcKYaXz8cYxrbGP3bfaGIe9-Wre6_rJ/view?usp=sharing




LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Students who are interested in interviewing for the 2021 Servant Leadership Team for Marching Band can find information at www.roswellband.com. See “Marching Band Leadership Application.”



RHS OUTSTANDING SENIORS

One of our traditions at Roswell is to honor our top seniors as “Outstanding Seniors.” More than just academic performance, this honor goes to the members of the Class of 2021 who “are nominated by the Roswell High School Faculty and staff, and are evaluated based on academic performance, character, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.”


We are so proud that THREE of our band students were honored as Outstanding Seniors! Please join us in congratulating these students: Justin Kamina, Mitchell Loverde, and Ohm Sharma.


ALL STATE UPDATE

Congratulations to Will Nicholson and Harrison Burns for making the 2021 All State Band and Orchestra! We are thrilled that these young musicians get to represent Roswell High School in the state's highest honor for high school musicians. Well done, gentlemen!

BAND BOOSTERS UPDATES

M.A.R.C.H. 2021 DEADLINE IS NEXT WEEK


M.A.R.C.H is just one week away! Donations are coming in slowly; we need all hands on deck to reach our goal! All funds raised now will help lower the fees for next year’s band activities.

Your student’s goal is to raise at least $200 in donations by Friday, March 12.


All donations are tax deductible and can be made by cash, check (payable to RHSBBA), or online at https://www.roswellband.com/support-the-band/march/. Be sure student’s name is included in the memo/notes so they will get credit for it.


Cash/check can be dropped off in the RHSBBA mailbox in the main office at RHS, or mailed to: RHSBBA, 885 Woodstock Road, Suite 430-144, Roswell, GA 30075.


The M.A.R.C.H student information packet at https://www.roswellband.com has helpful tips, sample Facebook posts, flyers, and email examples. Here is one you can copy/edit/paste to post on your social media sites:


"My favorite nonprofit, the Roswell High School Band Boosters Association, is having its 4th Annual M.A.R.C.H. on Saturday, March 13th. Please support my son/daughter (xxxx) on this day of Community Service. It is an awesome way for the Band to give back to Roswell. Simply visit https://www.roswellband.com to make a donation. Be sure to include my son/daughter’s name in the memo area so he/she can get credit for your donation. :-) All funds raised are tax-deductible!"


Saturday, March 13 is the community service work day for M.A.R.C.H.


PARENTS: More volunteers are needed at the work sites. Join this fun and rewarding day and give back to our community! Sign up on Charms at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=rswlhsb&v=5251065


STUDENTS: Mr. Moon will be coordinating sign-ups for the work sites. They are posted outside of the directors' office.



  • Report directly to work sites at 12:00 PM, Saturday, March 13.
  • All students MUST WEAR A MASK. Do not come if you are in quarantine, have been exposed to COVID, or are not feeling well.
  • Eat before you come; we are not providing lunch. Bring your own water bottle and snack.
  • Dress for the weather. You will be outside all day, even if it is raining. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes/boots, sunscreen, hat, etc.
  • Bring work gloves and tools if you can (rakes, shovels, trimmers, etc. labeled with your name). We will provide details on what items are needed at each work site.
  • Make arrangements to be picked up from your work site at 4:00 PM.
  • Keep asking your friends, family, neighbors, etc. for donations. These awesome prizes could be yours!



$100-A free Official MARCH T-Shirt

$200-Three free trips to the visitors concession stand for 2021 season

$400- Pie your favorite band director in the face

$800- Select music for a concert; announce the name and why you chose it at the concert

$1,000- Unlimited food visits at visitors concessions at all home games for the 2021 season AND your choice of one piece of RHS Band spirit wear

$1,500- Shopping trip with Mr. Long and $100 Visa gift card

$2,000- FREE BAND CAMP!

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BANQUET COMMITTEE NEEDED

Do you have a student graduating this year? Don’t miss this opportunity to help plan a special finale for our band students to celebrate their years with the RHS Band. Grab a couple of your favorite band parents and get together to plan a fun event commemorating this important time in students’ lives.


The banquet is held at the beginning of May and typically involves food, music, an awards ceremony, and signing of senior photos. Ideally, the committee would start meeting in March to set a date and plan the budget, location, food, theme, communication, and award order placement. If you love planning events, the band could use your talents. Do it for the kids!


Contact President@RoswellBand.comif you are able to help.


Other positions you might be interested in:


· VP of Support Services

· Media Committee Chair