The Stinger

September 17, 2020

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BAND NEWS

In this issue.....

  • Next Week’s Rehearsals
  • Friday Football Game
  • Senior Night
  • Spirit Wear Survey
  • Donate on Facebook
  • Amazon Smile

Classroom Updates

NEXT WEEK’S REHEARSALS


  • Tuesday, 9/22 Concert Band Percussion Ensemble 6:00-7:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Tuesday, 9/22 Symphonic Band Percussion Ensemble 7:00-8:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Wednesday, 9/23 Pep Band Drumline Rehearsal 6:00-7:30 PM @ Band Parking Lot (NO WINDS, NO COLOR GUARD)
  • Thursday, 9/24 Concert Band Percussion Ensemble 6:00-7:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot
  • Thursday, 9/24 Wind Ensemble Percussion Ensemble 7:00-8:00 PM @ Band Parking Lot




FRIDAY FOOTBALL GAME – 9/18 @ 7:30 PM


DROP-OFF

  • All Pep Band members should arrive on Friday, 9/18 @ 6:00 PM

  • Drop your student off at Door # 8 by the bus lanes (this is the door that leads to our band lobby).

  • We will have a check-in for Pep Band members and will distribute shirts and horn coverings.

  • We will also distribute music for flip folders.

  • Check-in will occur outside; we will not be entering the building.

  • Students can wear shorts OR long pants with their new pep band shirts. Bottoms should be black, denim or khaki (preferably not gym shorts or sweatpants).

  • If you did not order a pep band shirt, wear a black t-shirt.


Students should bring:

  • Instrument WITH the case

  • Flipbook (if student only has the full-sized music, they will need to bring their music WITH their stand.

  • Mask

  • A cinch-sack or small bag containing water and a snack. Only band students are permitted to bring this into the stadium. We will not have enough time to go to the concession stand. NO SODAS or GATORADE.
  • Parents: if you plan to attend the game, Roswell High has a Clear Bag Policy to enter stadium.


PICK-UP

Plan to pick up your student between 10:00-10:30 PM at Door #8 by the bus lanes. The Pep Band will walk back together to the area as a group.


Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may need to cancel the Pep Band’s performance. We will notify you via email and text by 5:00 PM on Friday.



SENIOR NIGHT – 9/18

We are so excited to celebrate our SENIORS!


All Marching Band seniors and parents are invited to attend our annual RHS Band Senior Picnic before the Roswell/Centennial game! The picnic will take place outside BEHIND THE BANDROOM. *** PLEASE NOTE LOCATION HAS CHANGED****

(Note: Pep Band check-in will be taking place @ bus lanes.)


For safety reasons, please bring your own folding lawn chairs for seating and place them with your immediate family members. Be sure to wear a mask and social distance.


If you did not order a meal, you may bring your own.

5:00 PM Picnic set-up

5:30 PM Picnic begins

7:00 PM Band will parade into stadium

7:30 PM Game begins


We are excited to recognize our seniors at our FIRST football game this year! It is a Roswell High School tradition to recognize our seniors by walking out on the field at halftime with parents and taking a picture with Dr. Shaw at midfield. Students are lined up alphabetically.

  • When there are 10:00 minutes left in 2nd quarter: announcer will request that ALL senior band parents and students report to scoreboard. Line up on the bend on the track.

  • When there are 2:00 minutes left in half: parents and students will walk around track to the visiting side. Stay clear of pathway for football team running off the field.


A special thank you to our planning committee for organizing our Senior Picnic this year!


Marineli Dal Cerro, Shannon Woodson, Julie Garrett and Anne-Marie Canty.


We want to thank everyone who has contacted us about chaperoning the first football game. Because everything is so unusual this year, and we don’t know exactly how everything will work out, two of our board members are going to serve as chaperones to witness the operation of the first game. This will allow us to assess what works and what might need improvement in terms of logistics. We will be sending an email out next Monday 9/21 regarding future games and sign-ups for chaperones and photographers. In the meantime, contact Jane Sowden VP of Support Services at supportservices@roswellband.com with any questions you have.


SEEKING INPUT ON SPIRIT WEAR

We would love to get your feedback on some of our new designs. There are shirts, hats, jackets and pants to view. Take a look and let us know what you like!


Click on the NEXT button after opening the link: https://forms.gle/W47UX2gK2ErzzpQx7

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BAND BOOSTERS UPDATE

NOW IT’S EVEN EASIER TO DONATE TO THE BAND!
Facebook has approved us having a DONATE button on Facebook! The blue DONATE button can be found under the cover photo at: https://www.facebook.com/RoswellHSBand/

  • There are no fees

  • It can be done with PayPal

  • Donors can set up a one-time donation, or a reoccurring donation!


REMEMBER TO USE AMAZON SMILE!

If you are doing any “back to school” shopping in the coming weeks, be sure to use AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the band every time you shop, at no cost to you. Just last quarter, the band earned over $58! It can add up quickly. Thank you for supporting our band students!


Visit: www.smile.amazon.com


Look for this option to support our band: Roswell High School Band Booster Association, Inc.