Tuesday, June 6, 2017

South Columbus High School
Marching Band Camp

It is time again to prepare for next year’s marching band season. In order for us have a successful and winning season we must take steps to help get our band get started early. We will be having our annual band camp on June 13-16 from 8am- noon and August 14-18 from 4 - 8pm.  This camp is completely free and will be held in the SCHS band room. Students will need outdoor clothing, instruments and water for camp.  It is very important that students attend band camp, during this time we learn show music, football music and their position in this year field show. Students who do not attend camp will be very far behind and may not be able to catch up, please make every effort to attend.  

If you have summer school just come to camp on days you can attend. 

Before camp please fill out our Emergency contact forms so we can be aware of any allergies or health concerns.  

Emergency Contact Form   

If you can not attend camp due to summer school or other reason please send me a remind101 message so I can hold your spot. 

Parents, it is also very important that you join our marching band remind101 to receive messages, reminders and further information about camp, practices, and any other upcoming activities. To join text the message @schsband17 to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @schsband17 to (910) 210-0264.  If you have any further questions or concern please feel free to message me on remind101 or email.
Crystal Hairston
Band Director
South Columbus High School

(910) 635-4073 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Welcome Back!
Calendar Updates for this week

5/5 Friday During School @ WCHS Strawberry Festival Concert
5/6 Saturday  noon call time - Strawberry Fest Parade

Spring Concert: 5/30 Tuesday

Need Extra Credit??  For every 20 min practice session this week you can earn 40 extra points   

Friday, April 7, 2017

Week 11 info

No Quiz this week.
Check Powerschool for Progress report Grades. Let me know if you need a paper copy.

If you need make up time from week 9 or 10 Quiz you can make up time before school or during lunch Monday-Wednesday this week. 20 points for each 20 min practice session.

Don't forget to bring in your Folder or notebook for your warm-up packet

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week 10 info

Monday- accreditation visits
-optional  Air Force band field trip: meet at schs at 4:50pm bus leaves at 5. Fast food stop on the way and return around 10:30pm
- I have interviews after school with the accreditation board so you can not stay after sorry

Parents and Students please be checking you PowerSchool account for grades. Progress report grades are up to date.  Don't wait until it's too late, makeup options and extra credit options available. If you have any question or concerns feel feee to contact me during my office hours/planning  from 11:10am-1:00 pm.

Week 10 Quiz
- 20 min practice and record concert C thirds
- if you have not completed week 9 practice make sure you get it done before class on Tuesday.

Don't forget to bring your notebook for a new warmup packet this week
Also  Because of visitors, no lunch practice on Monday.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Leadership forms

Great job at CTA! This week we will be working on preparations and plans for the middle school visit/recruitment day next week.
 Leadership intent form

Anyone who is interested in a leadership position next year please fill out the above intent form. Student leaders can be in any grade level and are chosen based on ensemble need and previous class participation. Please note that just because you were previously in a leadership role does not mean you will be in one next year it is not because you did not do a great job it may simply be because our needs have changed. Student leaders will be chosen based on what is best for the ensemble.

This weeks quiz is a 20min practice or sectional out side of class. No recordings due this week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quiz week 8 if not in CTA see band room door for recording info
Celebrate the Arts-HS Band
Friday School Uniform
Saturday 1:45pm at WHS
Concert @ 8:30 Tux or Formal dress
Friday, March 24
8:00- 8:15         Clinician arrives
9:00 – 11:45        Rehearsal                    WHS Band Room
TBA            Breaks at clinician’s discretion
11:45 - 12:15           Lunch                        WHS Cafeteria
12:15 - 2:00        Rehearsal continues           WHS Band Room
2:00            Dismiss students to return to home schools

Saturday,  March 25   1:45 @WHS
1:30            Clinician arrives
2:00 - 3:00        Rehearsal                    WHS Stage
3:00 - 4:30        Rehearsal                     WHS Band Room
4:30 - 5:00        Dinner                        WHS Cafeteria
5:00 - 7:30        Rehearsal                    WHS Band Room
7:55            Places in Auditorium for MS Band        WHS Auditorium
8:30            Performance
Performance Schedule Saturday March 25th 2017
5:00- 9:30
5:55- 6:00
6:00 -6:30
K-12 Student Art Exhibition (5:30 Presentations)
General Music Performance
Middle School Chorus Performance


6:30- 7:00
High School Chorus Performance
7:00- 7:30
Dance Performance
7:30 - 8:00
Theatre Performance
8:00- 8:30
Middle School Band Performance
8:30- 9:00
High School Band Performance


Sunday, March 12, 2017

3/12 Week 7 Quiz

Week 7 Quiz
Due Friday 3/17 Practice 20 min outside of class with a friend and ..
Record Concert Db 3rds Page 37 exercise 9 from warm-up packet  
-                El Cumbanchero  measure 1-21 record individual or with a group your choice   

20 min Practice – 40 points
Music - 60 points
0-30       Poor Performance, several mistakes in pitch or articulation, missing octaves or arpeggios, missing note in key signature
30-40     Fair but some mistakes in pitch or articulation, missing octaves or arpeggios, missing note in key signature
40-50     Good but less mature, very few mistakes in pitch or articulation
50-60     Excellent performance 

Need Extra Credit??? get an extra 20 min practice before the end of the day Tuesday and receive an extra 40 quiz points for each extra 20 min session