The Stinger

October 5, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

HIGHLIGHTS OF SENIOR NIGHT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT

ROSWELL AT CHEROKEE

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 8th)

ROSWELL YOUTH DAY PARADE (Saturday Oct. 9th)

VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

ROSWELL BAND STORE IS NOW OPEN!

UPCOMING MARCHING BAND COMPETITIONS

TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28th)

SUPPORT THE BAND

TRUCK DRIVER: PAID POSITION

Tuesday, 10/5...............No Marching Band Rehearsal (Fall Concert)

Tuesday, 10/5...............Fall Concert (All Bands)............................................7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10/7.............Marching Band Rehearsal.........................................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/8...................Roswell @ Cherokee.................................................See Itinerary Below

Saturday, 10/9..............Roswell Youth Day Parade........................................See Itinerary Below

COMING UP

Monday, 10/11..............No Marching Band Rehearsal (No School)..............No Rehearsal

Tuesday, 10/12.............Marching Band Rehearsal (No School)....................4:00 p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Tuesday, 10/12.............Band Booster Monthly Meeting................................7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.

Thursday, 10/14............Marching Band Rehearsal........................................4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/15.................Special Marching Band Pre-Contest Rehearsal.....4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 10/15.................No Football Game

Saturday, 10/16............Marching Band Competition at Lake Hartwell.........9:00 a.m. Rehearsal at RHS

HIGHLIGHTS OF SENIOR NIGHT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT

We had a great turn-out last week for both the celebration of our senior band students and the hosting of middle school band students! The senior band students enjoyed a special dinner and family desert reception before the game. On the field prior to the game, each senior was individually recognized with their accomplishments and future ambitions.


During the game, the marching band section of the bleachers was packed with middle school band students! The RHS Marching Band students did a wonderful job of welcoming the young students and entertaining them during the evening.


Many thanks to the volunteers who staffed the Band Concession Stand. They had to work double-time during the 2nd and 3rd quarters to accommodate both the RHS band students and the middle school band students.


Check out some great pictures from the evenings events and activities on the band's SmugMug website: RHS vs. Etowah.


Senior Night Photos


Even Dr. Shaw joined in on the snare drum during the 4th Quarter Cadence!

Trumpet Suicides and Cadence with special guest appearance by Dr. Shaw!

FALL CONCERT (Tuesday Oct. 5th)

The RHS Band Fall Concert is here! Students should wear their "concert black" attire for the evening. The concert will be in the RHS auditorium and will start at 7:00 p.m. Concert Band will perform first, followed by Symphonic Band, and closing with Wind Ensemble.


Student Call Times

Concert Band..........................5:00 p.m. .............................on stage

Symphonic Band.....................6:00 p.m. .............................on stage

Wind Ensemble.......................6:15 p.m. ............................ in band room


Concert Band students may stay after school due to a needed combined rehearsal. All others must depart school via their normal mode of transportation home and return at their call time.


Concert Attire: All Black Dress Clothing (No shorts, sneakers, white socks, t-shirts, hoodies, clothing with writing, etc.)


Concert Etiquette for All

  • All band students are expected to perform at several concerts throughout the year. Below is a list of guidelines to help parents, students, and band supporters make Roswell High School a shining example throughout Fulton County and the state of Georgia.
  • Performances are not optional. They are a large part of the student’s grade.
  • Parents should make every effort to attend every concert, as your child has worked diligently to perfect this presentation for you.
  • There should be no “drop offs or pick ups”. A family member/guardian is expected to be in attendance for each student.
  • Everyone should dress appropriately for concerts.
  • Stay for the entire concert. All students are required to stay for the entire concert to support their peers.
  • Be on time. If a student is late, he/she may not be allowed to participate, and/or may not receive credit for the performance.
  • Do not enter or leave during a performance. Move during the applause, only.
  • Silence all cell phones and other electronics. Please take all cell phone conversations into the lobby while the bands are playing, if necessary.
  • We love our future band members, but please take restless children to the lobby.
  • If you think you may need to leave, please sit in the last row to avoid disruption.
  • Understand that all concerts require a “tear down” and “pack-up” process. Please don’t expect your child to leave until this process is complete.



ROSWELL AT CHEROKEE (Friday Oct. 8th)

This week is an away game and will be at Cherokee High School. Come cheer on the team and our Marching Band!


TICKETS

Purchase tickets by clicking the ticket picture below.

GAME ITINERARY FOR MARCHING BAND (Friday Oct. 8th)

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ............................Pack truck

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ........................... Dinner (provided by RHSBBA)

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ............................Change into uniform

5:30 p.m. ...............................................Load buses

6:15 p.m. ...............................................Arrive at Cherokee High School

6:45 p.m. ...............................................Enter stadium

7:30 p.m. ...............................................Kick off

8:45 p.m. ...............................................Approximate half time performance

11:00 p.m. .............................................Approximate arrival at RHS


ROSWELL YOUTH DAY PARADE (Saturday Oct. 9th)

The RHS Marching Band will be performing in the 71st Annual Frances McGhee Youth Day Celebration! Invite family and friends to attend.



  • NO BUSSES OR TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED
  • 8:00 a.m. - Call Time at 710 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 30075
  • Pick-up at Roswell Area Park located at 10495 Woodstock Rd., Roswell, GA 30075
  • These are all the details that have been provided to us by the event organizers. If we receive any other information throughout the week we will be sure to pass along to everyone.



VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

We have the following events coming up and we need your assistance as a volunteer!


Roswell at Cherokee (Friday Oct. 8th) is an away game and we need volunteers for Chaperones, Pit Crew, Photographers, and Videographer.


Roswell Youth Day Parade (Saturday Oct. 9th) is a great chance to see the RHS Marching Band and other activities. We need volunteers for Chaperones, Photographers, and Videographer.


Extravabandza (Saturday Nov. 13th) is a great community event held at RHS that raises awareness of the band and is one of our key fundraisers. This year's theme will be carnival and games. We are looking for two parents to be part of the planning committee. We will meet once a week for an hour and will plan the different activities as part of the event. We will also need volunteers to assist with running the events (Stay tuned for event sign-ups). Sign up via Charms or email roswellbandfundraising@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!


Please sign up at these links:

October 8th Volunteer Opportunities - Roswell at Cherokee

October 9th Volunteer Opportunities - Roswell Youth Day parade

November Volunteer Opportunities - Extravabandza Planning Committee


If you want to go ahead and claim your volunteer spot for a future game, please log into Charms, open the calendar, and sign up today!


Additional volunteer questions, please contact Stuart Dougherty, stuartdougherty@gmail.com or 404-277-4895. Thanks again to all our wonderful band volunteers, go Hornets!


ROSWELL BAND STORE IS NOW OPEN!

Check out the available items in the Roswell Band Store. These include band T-shirts, Hoodies, and Jackets.


Note that the Band Store will be closing on next Monday, October 11th at 11:59 p.m.!


Hats and bags options will be coming soon!

UPCOMING MARCHING BAND COMPETITIONS

The RHS Marching Band has some exciting fall competitions just around the corner. Please put these on your calendar and plan to attend!


MARCHING BAND COMPETITION - HART HIGH SCHOOL (Saturday Oct. 16th)

There will be a REQUIRED Special Marching Band Pre-Contest Rehearsal on Friday 10/15 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


MARCHING BAND COMPETITION - ROME HIGH SCHOOL (Saturday Oct. 23th)


TRUNK-OR-TREAT REHEARSAL (Thursday Oct. 28th)

The RHS Marching Band will have a Trunk-or-Treat Rehearsal on October 28th. Students should plan to wear their Halloween costumes. After a shortened rehearsal, the band will move to the band field parking lot for a fun evening including candy, smores, and hay rides!


Parents/students will sign up to bring their decorated cars and the students will trick-or-treat from their "trunks". Participating parents/students will bring candy/snack donations.

Trunk-or-Treat Donation / Volunteer Options


SUPPORT THE BAND

Thanks to all the band parents and families that support the band through their time, money and emotional support. If you are interested in donating, please click here: Donate to the band. Every dollar counts!


Do you own a business or know someone who does? Put those marketing dollars to use while supporting the Roswell Band. Packages have been updated to provide a variety of sponsorship options. For inquiries or questions regarding Corporate Sponsorship, please contact DaySha Gibson at roswellbandfundraising@gmail.com.

Big picture
Big picture

TRUCK DRIVER: PAID POSITION

Do you know of anyone with a semi truck and CDL who would be interested in pulling the RHS band trailer on Friday away games and a few Saturday competitions? This is not a volunteer position and the driver does not need to be a band parent. We are budgeted to pay the standard rate for the driver, truck, and fuel, plus a cash tip to the driver. Please spread the word among all of your business and family contacts.


If you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Tom Brown at tbammed@me.com or 404-434-2680.