Sunday, December 31, 2017

audition information

All-District Auditions Saturday 6th (upperclassmen)
Anyone prepared to audition for all-district band must bring the $10 registration fee Tuesday morning and then complete an audition during class. Please be honest with yourself, if you have not practiced at minimum every other day over break and have already mastered your solo and scales you are not prepared to audition. These auditions are not required and I do not want students to audition if they are unprepared.

All County Auditions (everyone)
Auditions for all county band will be February 6th during school. We will be working hard every day on scales in class to prepare all students for this audition.

Band Exam 
The majority of your band exam will be your small ensemble songs. We will follow the same process and procedures as the quiz a few weeks ago. students will receive more detailed instruction in class. the remainder of the exam points will come from simple house keeping things like turning in your band uniform and refiling old music.

Next semester new class schedule
Because of our growing numbers and increased ability levels we will be beginning a new band class starting next semester.

1st pd Concert Band will be for beginner and intermediate level students. This class will help students with fundamental skills that they may have missed in middle school band while learning new music for the spring concert.

4th pd  Symphonic Band will be for proficient and advanced level students. This class will be to challenge students with more advanced music and skills needed to preform for MPA and the spring concert.

Students have already been notified of class placement based on ability level. Students wishing to move up may audition at exam time for placement in symphonic band. Advanced students have the option to take both classes to help tutor concert band students or learn a new instrument. Because of the instrumentation needed for MPA, proficient and advance students have the option to do just 4th pd or 4th and 1st, they can not take 1st pd only.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Concert week

Busy week this week. Be sure to double check costume requirements so that you don't miss out.
Special thanks to everyone who came out and helped with the middle school concert you guys were fantastic! Check out our Facebook page for our elfie lol

This week:

Sunday 1 pm  concert set up (optional) should only take a few hours for us to set up Christmas decorations for concert you can come and go as needed

Monday- measure 59  Celtic carol quiz ( if you were out Friday you will have an extension)

Tuesday- bring your Mardi Gras costume for class check

Wednesday- concert walk through (no costumes needed)

Thursday- concert during the school day for elementary students,  costumes needed
Parent and family Concert at 7 pm. Cost was $5 but may have changed to free I am waiting for the official word and I will send out a remind revision. call time 5:30 you can dress after warmups

Friday- schs student concert in the morning at school
Band colorguard and guitar Christmas party after concert sign up in the band room to bring something. 70 people in class, general rule is we ask you bring enough of an item for 12/24 people but you are welcome to bring enough fro all 70 if you choose just notate that on the signup sheet.

Concert Costume Information

1. All white dressy outfit
2. Red dress shirt black pants and sombrero
3. "Mardi Gras Christmas" Costume yellow, green and purple (crazy party outfits in these colors), Beads and masks (optional hats available as well)
4. Winter outfit - Something that you would have on for a fun day out in the winter time (gloves ear muffs, vests)
5. Guys Black dress shirt and black pants green bow ties (ladies green dress or green dress shirt and black pants) please no lime greens
6. (upperclassmen only) Formal ware

Hairston is ordering everyone
- A sombrero, Beads and a mask, green bow ties for $7
- Optional Mardi Gras Hats are available for an additional $3 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ipad survey
Attendance survey coming soon

MPA List Grade 3 or 4

Schedule this week
Friday- 2nd round play off game call time 5:30 unless it is away
Quiz this week is to fill out the fill out the iPad survey and the 3rd round survey

Heads up for for round three playoffs. If we win this week the 3rd round is the day after thanksgiving . Due to the holiday I will be giving double credit for this game and students will not be punished for not coming to game if they fill out and notate an absence on the attendance survey above . Please help us out, we are still required to attend and play at the game regardless of how many people show up so please help us and come if you are able.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

week 11

No morning practice!
Tuesday- 10-12th Graders Veterans Day school program  Concert Formal attire needed

Friday- Play-off Round 1   Report time 5 pm  Uniforms
          -  Due to tardiness to last weeks game and after returning from 3rd quarter break we will not be taking a break during 3rd quarter this week. Please note, you can not have someone bring you snacks during the game you will need to plan ahead and eat before you come. Hopefully we will do better and have our 3rd quarter break again next game.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week 10

Big thanks to all the parents and students who help make the stallion Classic a wonderful success!
Last week of Morning practice!

Tuesday - morning practice
Thursday- morning practice (for pep rally)
Friday- pep rally band shirt black pants
Game 5:30 pm uniforms

Saturday - Loris Band Day 12 arrival ( boosters will provide lunch)
Performance time TBA  due to schedule change

Sunday- Nakina Veterans Day parade 1pm (time may change) you can meet us in Nakina if you choose

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Band arrives at South 8:00 AM
Band leaves for Parade 8:45 AM
Set up tents & fill coolers  (Need lots of strong people regardless of your role the rest of the day!) 8:45 AM
Set up tables & grill/concessions equipment (Need strong people again - tables are heavy, Need Concessions crew) 9:00 AM
Grill crew heats oil & grills, Concession Stand heats cheese & chili,  set up Directors' buffet  10:30 AM
South Columbus  returns from Parade - change; Need bus parking crew & greeter on site 11:00 AM
South Columbus eats lunch (from Grill); Need Gate Attendants on site 11:30 AM
West Columbus arrives - change 12:00 PM
First Pizza order arrives, West eats lunch, South practices 12:30 PM
Open Gate - Need trailer crew, scorekeeper on site 12:30 PM
As noted above, we need a lot of folks capable of putting up tents and setting up tables early in the day.  Once we're set up, if your specific role doesn't require you to be here until later, we may be able to turn you loose for a little while if you need to run an errand or something.  However, there is always plenty of work to go around on Classic day, so please make plans to stick around all day, if possible.  Many hands make light work! We also have a great time hanging out together and showing off our kids & our school!