The Stinger

December 3, 2020

IN THIS ISSUE

ROSWELL BAND SPIRIT WEAR STORE

WINTER CONCERTS

PERSONAL FITNESS WAIVERS DUE 12/18

2020-21 MEMBERSHIP DUES

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 12/9

BALLOT OF THE 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AMAZON SMILE

COMING UP

Friday, 12/4...Concert (Symphonic Band Class) 7:00 PM @ Auditorium

Monday, 12/7...Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:30-9:00 PM @ Cafeteria

Tuesday, 12/8...Indoor Drumline Rehearsal 4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria

Wednesday, 12/9...Concert Rehearsal (Concert Band Class) 4:00-5:00 PM @ Band Room

Wednesday, 12/9...Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:30-9:00 PM @ Cafeteria

Wednesday, 12/9...General Membership Meeting 7:00 PM via ZOOM

Thursday, 12/10...Indoor Drumline Rehearsal 4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria

Thursday, 12/10...Concert (Concert Band Class) 7:00 PM @ Auditorium

ROSWELL BAND SPIRIT WEAR STORE

Show your Roswell Band pride and support our program with our 2020 Spirit Wear! The online store is now open, but will close on December 30th. All the orders will be processed after the shop closes. Items will be shipped directly to your home rather than the school since many students are virtual. We have t-shirts, hoodies, hats, fleece bottoms and more!


Here’s the website link: https://roswellband.itemorder.com/


We’re also offering an electronic gift card! This way you can have something to wrap up for your student for the holiday, and they can go online and shop afterwards. Remember, all orders must be placed no later than December 30!

ENSEMBLE UPDATES

WINTER CONCERTS

Our Band Directors are happy to announce that we will be holding Winter Concerts to showcase what your students have been learning this semester! Our three Roswell Bands are proud to present selections from Robert Longfield, David Gillingham and Ralph Vaughn Williams. With reduced attendance required, each band will have their very own night to shine!

Every student will receive two tickets for family members.You will find a link below to reserve your seats for your child’s concert. There is no admission fee. Due to space limitations and social distancing guidelines, we cannot offer more tickets to this concert.


Roswell Symphonic Band: Friday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium

Tickets: https://roswellhsband.ludus.com/8141


Roswell Concert Band: Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium

Tickets: https://roswellhsband.ludus.com/8258


Please note: There will be a Concert Band rehearsal AFTER SCHOOL next Wednesday, 12/9 from 4:00-5:00 PM.


Special instructions: Each ticket holder is required to wear a face covering and have their temperature checked before entering the building. If you refuse to do either, you can enjoy the concert via the livestream on our YouTube and Facebook page. Unfortunately, if your temperature runs higher than 100.3, then you and your party will not be allowed to enter the building.


Please use the restroom before you enter the auditorium. No one will be allowed to re-enter the auditorium.The director will dismiss each row to a side exit near the stage.


Concert Attire for Students:

Each student should wear concert black! Choose from the following:

· Black blouse or long sleeve collared shirt

· Black dress or skirt (with tights or leggings)

· Black chinos, slacks or dress pants

· Black suit (black pants, black jacket, black tie, black shirt)

· Black dress shoes

· 10th-12th graders: your concert uniform works as well!


All clothing must be pressed and neat.


Concert Day Schedule for Students:
6:15 PM- Meet in band room for warm up

6:35 PM- House opens for ticket holders

7:00 PM- Concert Starts

7:30 PM- Concert Ends




HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR PERSONAL FITNESS WAIVERS? THEY ARE DUE BY 12/18

If you have participated in a Fall Sport, Marching Band or JROTC, Personal Fitness Waivers should be submitted by the end of the semester. You must participate in TWO complete seasons of marching band (includes Pep Band) to waive out of the physical education course required. Two separate waivers are required to meet the graduation requirement. Waiver is due immediately following the completion of their season. Forms are located on the school website and must be signed by Mr. Moon or Mr. Long. Do not delay!

https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/21720




2020-21 MEMBERSHIP DUES

Band student statements were sent out on August 31. If you haven’t paid your $180 dues, please do so immediately. There are two ways to pay your bill:

1. Mail a check to the address below. Make checks payable to “RHSBBA.”

RHSBBA

885 Woodstock Road Ste 430-144

Roswell, GA 30075


2. Pay with credit card through your Charms account.


Both ways are detailed here at https://www.roswellband.com/store-fees/

(This page also has some of our largest costs detailed if you are curious.) If you need a payment plan or financial assistance (or even think you might), please complete the forms here: https://www.roswellband.com/band-boosters/booster-forms/


Contact Aimee at Treasurer@RoswellBand.com with any questions.

BAND BOOSTERS UPDATES

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

We will have a virtual General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM. All parents are welcome to attend! Log-in details are below. Key topics on the agenda include: votes for the 2021 Executive Board and a by-laws amendment, an update on Hornet One and the launch of the 4th Annual M.A.R.C.H.


Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86480877350?pwd=QUlsM1FkUWoyZFk1Qkt0N0RKR2M0Zz09


Meeting ID: 864 8087 7350

Passcode: 8hb6EX


Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 864 8087 7350

Passcode: 688651




NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE:

BALLOT FOR THE 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Nominating Committee has been hard at work building a ballot. The following people are members of this year’s Nominating Committee: Michael Moon, Mike Long, Michael Dal Cerro, Shannon Woodson, Jennifer Ross, Rob Ross, and Gretchen Shirley. This committee solicits candidates for officers as provided in the by-laws and presents a paper ballot or virtual ballot on the band’s website to the general membership prior to the December meeting.


Here is the ballot for the 2021 Executive Board as of today. We are still accepting nominations and write-in candidates, especially for VP, Ways & Means (Fundraising). If you are interested or wish to nominate someone send those names to : director@roswellband.com



2021 Executive Board

Accepted Nominees:


Co-President / Greg Freeman


Co-President / Jane Sowden


Co-VP (Logistics) / Craig Baughn


Co-VP (Logistics) / Chris Lewis


VP, Support Services / Cathy Kramer


VP, Ways & Means (Fundraising) / OPEN


Treasurer / Aimee Christian


Secretary / Priscilla Cody


Director, Communications / Karen Beadles

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