The Stinger

March 5, 2020

In this issue.....

  • 3/18 No Stinger Newsletter

  • March Update

  • Ensemble Updates

  • Picture

  • Winter Guard Results

  • Big Announcement

  • Orlando Trip Update

  • Registration

  • Senior Photos

  • Band Booster Update

  • Fundraising Committees


3/5 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3/6 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3/6 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

3/6 MARCH Packets Due Front Office 4:00 PM

3/7 M.A.R.C.H. Service Projects Various 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

3/9 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

3/9 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

3/10 Symphonic Band LGPE Performance Centennial HS 3:00 PM

3/10 Wind Ensemble LGPE Performance Centennial HS 7:30 PM

3/11 Jazz Band Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3/11 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3/11 RHSBBA Board Meeting Media Center 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

3/11 Orlando Trip Rehearsal Band Room 7:13 AM - 8:00 AM

3/12 Concert Band LGPE Performance Centennial HS 9:30 AM

3/12 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3/13 Teacher Workday (students off)

3/13 Winter Guard Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3/13 IDL Rehearsal Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

3/14 Winter Guard Competition Charlotte

3/14 IDL Competition Atlanta

3/15 Spring Trip Departure Orlando




Packets are due on Friday!

We are counting down…just a few hours left to ask for sponsorships. Who have you been meaning to ask? Check in with your neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. Every dollar helps and it goes straight to our band organization. The goal is $400 per student.

All cash and checks must be turned in by 4:00 PM Friday, March 6 in our band mail box located in the school’s front office. Be sure your student(s) name is on the envelope. ☺

Here are the links again for the MARCH 2020:

Service Day is this Saturday @ 8:00 AM!

Students and parents are to arrive at the band room at 8:00 AM for Check-in. We should be back at the band room by 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.

We ask for everyone (students and adult volunteers) to bring from home: $5 for lunch, a full water bottle, a pair of work gloves, and sunblock (if you wish). AND, if you have a rake, hoe, shovel and/or garden trowel, please bring those tool(s) too. Your student(s) can use the tool(s), or we’d love to borrow extra tool(s) at any of the other work sites. Be sure your name is written on the tool(s) somewhere.

It’s been raining all week. So dress appropriately ! Warm comfortable clothing, long pants and long sleeve shirt, closed toe shoes/sneakers or even boots! No flip flops, tshirts and shorts.

Our Co-Leaders are the Dal Cerro’s. For any questions, here is their contact information:

  • Michael Dal Cerro 678-372-5971

  • Marineli Dal Cerro 678-467-8839

Our Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m.: Check-in at the band room

  • Everyone starts here. Coffee and doughnuts will be available to everyone!

  • The t-shirts have arrived. And they will be ready for distribution during check-in.

  • Parents , if you are driving your student(s) to the band room, please stay. Don’t leave. Stay, come in to the band room and have a coffee. We will then need parents to take their student(s) to the work site.

  • Each student to provide $5 at the check-in table. This will help cover the price of lunch. The lunch will be distributed during check in.

  • Garden tools and supplies can be made available for the teams.

  • The adult volunteers for each work site are to pick up: a work site sign, water, first aid kit and tools/supplies if req.

  • 8:30 a.m.: Leave the band room to go to the work sites. Parents bring their student(s).

  • 12 noon: Lunch at the work site

  • 3:30 p.m.: Leave the work site and go to the band room for check out. Students will need their parents to take them back to the band room.

  • 4:00 p.m.: Check-out at the band room

Ice cream time! And return tools and supplies

Work Sites

We have 11 work sites. Students by now should have selected their preferred worksite. Some light rebalancing was needed here and there to ensure we are covered across all 11 of our worksites.

We still have SIX VOLUNTEER SLOTS open. Please help! It really is a lot of fun, and the work we do makes such a difference. Click here to sign-up:

Just in case you need it, our school code is roswellhsband.

Work Site Assignments

1. Roswell Library – Indoor activities

Leaders: Mercy Muchunu

Steph Rodriguez

Robyn Smyth

Mapalo Chileshe

Jennifer Duran

Natalia Mogge

Keiry Baltazar

2. Mimosa Hall - dead limb and bamboo removal

Leaders: Greg Freeman and Elysa Greenwald

Sebastian Hurtado

Charlie Beadles

Teddy Klaas

Chase Brown

Zach Lee

Daniel Ross

Maille McLaughlin

Connor Matthias

Noah Smith

Matthew Hartigan

Mitchell Loverde

Elijah Mathis

Bernard Mwangi

Ediz Eribac

Luke Unglo

Baelie Williams

Kimberly Godoy

Monquie Groenwald

3. Gymnastics Center - clean area and foam pit

Leaders: Jane Sowden and Melissa Smith

Molly Canty

Erica Gibson

Stella Cronin

Malea Holmes

Lilly Williams

Cole O’Donovan

Jordan Wooley

Adrian Daniel

Lathan Rubant

Augustus McPherson

Cameron Lewis

Reid Collier

Kai Sato

4. Fulton County Foster Care - organize clothes and donations

Leaders: Neda Goshvar

Olivia Canty

Andrew Crawford

Brianna Jones

Garrett Burch

Lena Klippel

5. Roswell Recycling Center - assist customer drop offs and organize

Leaders: Ginny and Patrick Hartigan

Ben Ferris

Connor Hawkins

Carlo DalCerro

Alex Whelan

Ohm Sharma

Lex Christian

Camden Bickel

Braeden Wings

Trevor Woodson

Bobby Caifano

6. City of Mountain Park – clean up

Leaders: Shana and John Rogers

Salimatou Traore

Haniya Rizwan

Ethan Codelli

Donell Denson

Stephanie Hesse

7. Smith Plantation - mulch and clean up

Leaders: Craig Baughn and Jennifer Ross

Skyler Franklin

Trey Aughtry

Connor Baca

Nikki Burkhart

Harrison Burns

Kaya Koyuncu

Nova Koyuncu

Marlene Sandoval

Kairy Candela

Rachel Buckner

Morgan Ashmore

Jayden Aquino

Jack Covington

Amy Xu

Negeen Goshvar

Cassie Wilson

Kalea Mills

8. Roswell North Elementary - Garden and clean up

Leaders: Esther Collins and Gretchen Shirley

Vinay Hegde

Kalyn Baughn

Sophie Klippel

Nick Freeman

Hannah Gore

Jason Phifer

Jack Hanson

Riley Harding

Gautam Vedula

Owen Smith

Gabby Chilton

Trey Harding

Ian Greenwald

9. Azalea Road and Waller Park / Oxbo Road- trash and litter removal

Leaders: Anne Marie Canty and Katie Covington

Donell Denson-Waller Park

Tori Collins-Azalea Park

Andrew Seabaugh-Waller Park

William Collins-Waller Park

Sevda Shakhbazova-Azalea Park

Jennifer Vargas-Azalea Park

10. Vickery Creek - trail / trash clean up, lining trails

Leaders: Mark and Kristine Herring and Alan Christian

Nathan Herring

Aurora Knutson

Claire Smith

Charlie Burrell

PJ Suarez

Alec Yeung

Jack Rogers

Anthony Mansour

TJ Anderson

Cameron Britt

Patrick Gillis

Max Gonzalez

Aidan Cody

Grant Johnson

Jayden Hopkins

Shale Lewis

Ty Stevens

Alex Pascual

Leah Taylor



Mr. Moon would like to recognize Andrew Seabough and Trevor Woodsen, our Symphonic Band Tubas for their commitment and enthusiasm! Nice work, guys!


We are thrilled to tell you our Winter Guard came in SECOND PLACE this past weekend at Harrison High School in Kennesaw! They even jumped up EIGHT POINTS from their previous performance. Well done!


In case you missed it last week, Molly Canty, Skyler Franklin and Mitchell Loverde have been announced as our new Drum Majors for the 2020 Marching Band Season.

Congratulations to Harita Yepuri, Emma Holm and the entire Wind Ensemble Alto Saxophone Sections (Kate Gonda, Robbue Vrojlik and Nate Greve) for earning the Outstanding Senior Award. The students were selected by teachers as being the top of their class!


LGPE Concerts at Centennial High School are next week! Make sure your child’s concert uniform is neatly pressed and clean on their day of performance. Our appearance accounts for part of our overall score.

EVENT: Symphonic Band Performance @ 3:00 PM

TIME: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

EVENT: Wind Ensemble Performance @7:30 PM

TIME: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

EVENT: Concert Band Performance @ 9:30 A.M.

TIME: 7:00 AM - 12:50 PM

(On CHARMS, click on March 10th or March 12th for your detailed itineraries.)


We would like to welcome all seniors and their parents to a Meet & Greet scheduled for Monday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Band Room. We are inviting Rising 9th graders and their parents to join us in an informal setting so that they can meet you all, ask questions about your band experience, and get excited about joining the Hornet Swarm!

Please RSVP to to let us know if you can come.

Since it’s being held in the early evening, we thought it would be nice to offer our guests some light refreshments. If possible, please sign up to bring something to share. Thank you for helping welcome our prospective band families!


All new and returning marching band and concert band members should plan to attend Registration Night (formerly known as “Commitment Night) on Monday, 3/30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Band Room. Parents and students are welcome. We will be distributing sign-up forms, taking initial deposits, talking about band camp, reviewing volunteer opportunities and more. (If you have a friend or neighbor interested in learning more about marching band or color guard, please bring them with you.) It’s going to be a fun and informative evening!


It's that time of year to get your photo taken for the band banquet. Every year we take individual senior photos, mat and frame them. Everyone at the band banquet gets to sign the mats and we will frame them and you get to take your signed, framed photo home that night. There is absolutely no charge; it’s the band's gift to you! No matter what band (Marching, Classroom, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Indoor Drumline, Jazz Band) you participate.

Please contact Mary Jane Hendrickson to schedule your session:

3020 Darien Park Drive, Roswell 30076


  • March 22, Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00

  • March 29, Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00

(And please bring a baby photo of yourself!)



The annual RHS Band Awards Banquet will be held on May 8th from 6:30-9:00pm. The theme is “Masquerade Ball” and semi-formal attire is encouraged. Stay tuned for more details and ticket pricing closer to the event.


We are currently recruiting Captains and committees for our Fundraisers for 2020-21. Grab some of your favorite band parents and help make our fundraising efforts fun, creative and effective! Click on the link below to see what’s available. Contact Michael Dal Cerro or Gregory Freeman with any questions you have at:

The document is called “2020-21 Fundraisers” -