Saint Ignatius Band Announcements

November 16th, 2014

Hudson/Season Recap

It's been quite the season for us. It started with Band Camp, The Cleveland Indians performance, the early season games, the new uniforms, the Parma Band Spectacular, and ended with two games in the playoffs. There's a lot to be extremely proud of: musicality, leaps and bounds in marching ability, great routines, and student leadership.

There's still an immense amount of room for growth from everyone. While I'm proud of all that we accomplished, I want you all to look at your individual contributions. What was your strength? Your weakness? Were you completely invested in the performances and games? How can we all become better team players to create something even more special? I'm already excited for next year, and I sincerely hope you are as well.

Seniors; while it isn't the end quite yet, thank you for all of your contributions throughout this and the previous seasons.

Weekly Schedule

Monday -

  • Uniform Return 7:15am - 8:00am
  • SIJE 3:05pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday -

  • SIJE 3:05pm - 4:00pm
  • Indoor Drum Line 4:30pm - 6:30pm

HoneyBaked Ham Fundraiser

Similar to last year, we're holding a simple fundraiser through HoneyBaked Ham. The Band Office has $25 gift certificates that are valid for two years. There is no increase in cost (you'd pay $25 for a $25 certificate), however the Band Boosters gets to keep a portion of the sale. If you'd like a special amount, Mr. Hamlin can arrange to have it created.

If you are planning to purchase anything from HoneyBaked Ham over the course of the next 12 months, or are looking for a fantastic holiday gift, these are a wonderful option. We will have a table set up at the Christmas Concert, however you can get yours today if you send in a check to Mr. Hamlin, payable to Saint Ignatius High School.

All That Wildcat Jazz

I apologize for the long delay in getting this information out (scheduling this year has been tough!); All That Wildcat Jazz will take place on Sunday, February 15th, 2015.

Our current plan is to attend a late morning Mass, followed by a catered Lunch and Concert by the Saint Ignatius Jazz Ensemble in Rade Dining Hall. More information will be forthcoming, but please start spreading the word!

Tuxedo Shirt / Universal Payment Reminder

Band Members: If you have yet to submit the $23 for a tuxedo shirt, please plan on doing that soon. Checks should be made out to Saint Ignatius High School.

The FINAL Universal payment will be due December 3rd. I cannot stress the importance of submitting it on or before this date. The final amount is $200/student, $100/chaperone. Again, checks should be made out to Saint Ignatius High School.

Pep Band

The current schedule for Basketball, and thus Pep Band, is:

12/13 vs. John Hay

12/18 vs. Shaw

12/23 vs. Berea-Midpark

12/31 (3pm) vs. Saint Vincent-Saint Mary

1/24 vs. Saint Edward

2/7 vs. Canton Timken

2/14 vs. Villa Angela-Saint Joseph

2/27 vs. Bedford

2/28 vs. Benedictine

Games will have signups in advance --- there are a limited number of spots that we are not planning to go over. More information will be discussed in class.

Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert for both the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band is on Monday, December 15th at 7pm in the Breen Center. I can promise that it will be absolutely fantastic, and encourage EVERYONE to attend (and bring three or four friends!).

Students: Only 17 rehearsals until our performance. Have you practiced recently?

Did I Miss Anything?

Please let me know if you have any questions!


... to the students that showed up early to help clear yard lines and hash marks! That will be a memorable rehearsal!
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