NOHS Concert Band Updates

End of Marking Period 2


NOHS Jazz Band: Beginning Right Away!

The first rehearsal of the season is Monday, January 6 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Anyone who has an interest in participating should attend! Rehearsals will be recurring on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 from here on out.

All rehearsals are mandatory!

Concert Band Google Calendar

Please use the Google Calendar linked below to stay up-to-date with the Concert Band schedule. This calendar will remain updated with lesson times and performance dates.

This calendar is also available to view on Schoology under "Lesson Information" as well as the New Oxford Bands website.

Grades Update

As we near the end of the marking period, the only assignments left are as follows:

  • Lesson Attendance (3 needed- proficiency testing will count as 1)
  • Proficiency Testing (Scales portion and Solo Portion)

Please note that there is very limited time left for make-up lessons due to the fact all of my open time-slots will be filled with individual proficiency testing until the end of the quarter. Please use the Google Calendar (linked above) to keep an eye on your lesson opportunities for the third marking period. Plan ahead; do not wait until the last moment to get your lessons in.

Proficiency Testing will be scheduled primarily over the week of January 6. Students have had materials for a month in order to prepare to the best of their abilities. Please continue preparing via the instructions provided in your packet.

Can't find your proficiency information? The full packet was emailed via Skyward before break and a copy can be found under the Proficiency Information folder in Schoology.

NYC Trip: Payment 2 PAST Due

A reminder that the second installment of $50.00 is due for anyone attending the NOHS Music Department Trip to New York City. Please submit this at your nearest opportunity if you have not already. Checks can be made out to NOBB.

All parents who signed up to chaperone are approved to attend so long as they have active clearances in with CVSD and their volunteer application has been approved by the Board of Directors. CLICK HERE if you need information on obtaining clearances as a volunteer. Please take care of this ASAP to ensure you are able to attend. If you elected to go and do not complete the mandatory clearances in time, you will still be financially responsible for your trip expenses.

The next installment will be due on February 1st.

Upcoming Events

NOHS Band Booster Meeting

Monday, Jan. 13th, 7pm

New Oxford High School Band Room

All parents are highly encouraged to participate in the NOHS Band Booster program. Without this support system of parents and volunteers, our band would not be able to offer the number of ensembles and activities that we do!

The NOIPE chaperone meeting will occur immediately following the booster meeting.

County Band Festival: February 7-8

Congratulations to those that were accepted into the 2020 Adams County Band Festival. Students will be expected to fully prepare all of their music outside of class. Failure to prepare may result in removal from the festival and will affect consideration in future honor band opportunities.

Students are expected to be present for the entirety of the festival. Please check your folders for more details regarding schedules and expectations.

There are 2 Mandatory Rehearsals for all students attending County Band. They are January 29 and February 5 (corrected on 1/2) from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Please see your folders for more details.

ACMEA County Band Festival Concert

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2pm

130 Berlin Road

New Oxford, PA

Cost: $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Students and Senior Citizens

CVSD Winter Band Festival

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 7pm

130 Berlin Road

New Oxford, PA

The 2019 CVSD Winter Band Festival Concert will take place in the CVSD Auditorium at 7:00 PM on February 11. There is no admission fee. The inclement weather makeup date is February 12.

Students should plan to arrive by 6:30 PM to take attendance and tune.

Concert attire for the students is Concert Black. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers!

Please remember that concert participation is mandatory and graded!

PMEA District 7 South Band 2020

Congratulations to those who auditioned for the PMEA District 7 South Band Festival last month. It takes a lot of preparation and courage to go through the process.

Also, congratulations are in order to Erica Messinger and Grace Neilson, who both qualified for the festival! Erica and Grace will spend time rehearsing under Dr. Andrew Yozviak (West Chester University) as well as re-audition for the PMEA Region V Band (the next step towards qualifying for States).

Their concert will be held on Saturday, February 15 at Central York High School at 7:30 PM.