Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week 4

Time to shake off the struggle of last week, don't stress we can make this happen!  Parents if you will be helping us on Saturdays to move equipment on and off the field please attend practice on Friday at 6 pm. If any parents would like to watch a competition preview feel free to come watch around 6:30 on Friday.

T-shirt money is due by Wednesday! several people have ordered more items any unpaid items will be sold after Wednesday. The reorder or second round of ordered items will also be ordered on Wednesday.

This Week:
Tuesday: Morning Practice 7 am
Wednesday:  *Colorguard Practice 3-4 pm
Thursday: Morning Practice 7 am
Friday: Band/Pit crew Practice 3-8 pm Parents arrive at 6 pm
- Please note we may finish early depending on how smoothly things go
-We will be having pizza for dinner if you have special food needs feel free to bring your own food.
- Originally on the calendar this was a game but the game is away so we will be practicing with our parent helpers instead.

Uniform Instructions for Friday
What you need
- Black t-shirt (normally would be your band t-shirt but not necessary today)
- Tall Black Socks
- Gym shorts or similar (absolutely not denim, thick/stiff fabrics underneath or you will be charged $300 for a new uniform)
- White Gloves (in your uniform jacket pocket)
Marching Shoes (new ones will be in by Friday)
- Hair Tie (anyone with long hair must put hair under your hat)

 - short white socks
- Dance shoes will be ordered 
- sofie or short shorts for under dress 
- appropriate undergarments

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week 3

Fantastic Job at the game Friday we may have had some outside struggles but you guys rocked it and your hard work and dictation to this band is appreciated. I am so proud of your hard work and excited for the competition season to come, we will be watching the video and talking more in class. see our SCHS Band Boosters facebook page for pics from Friday.

Schedule this week:
Tuesday and Thursday- Morning Practice 7am
Friday -Quiz 3
Makeup available throughout the week if you need it to improve your grade.

Quiz 3 (Marching / Drill quiz) - Winds- A full group video will be take at the end of the week of the first two songs, to pass this quiz you must start and stop at the correct times, correct horn angles and correct drill positions. (rubric coming soon)

All Percussion- Have a 30 min (or two 15 min) pit and drum line sectional to work on opening of El Cumbanchero.

Color guard- A full group video will be take at the end of the week of the first two songs, to pass this quiz you must start and stop at the correct times, correct body facings and choreography . (rubric coming soon) 


Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 2

Band Booster Meeting this Thursday 7-8 pm in the band room. (extra credit will be given students who's parents/guardians attend)

Uniform fittings Due Before Thursday Afternoon!!! If you have not done so already you must be fitted for a uniform outside of class before Thursday afternoon. Failure to do so will result in failing the class, because you will not be able to participate in uniformed activities.

Tuesday- Morning Practice 7 am   New drill Tue morning, if you miss you will not know where to go
              - Quiz 1 Due ( moved from Friday, only for people who did not come to football game)
              - Colorguard Choreography Quiz 1
Thursday- Morning Practice 7 am , uniform fittings due
Friday- Game 5:30 pm call time, black shirt kaki Pants or shorts, Quiz 2 Due

Quiz 2- Participate in a 30 min sectional outside of class sometime this week (sectionals are everyone who plays your instrument or instrument family example all flute or all low brass)

Goal This Week: Play and march Novus, stand and play the Closer

Grades are being updated on powerschool this week, if you have a bad grade please consider the following reasons you may be struggling.
1. Did you miss morning practice or were you late?
- you get a zero for sleeping in and lose 15 points for being late.
2. Are you wearing sandals to class?
- not only is it a safety issue because of the fire ants but you can not march properly.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Week 1

Fantastic Job at our first game. I am so proud of everyone hard work and dedication. If you attended the game Friday you will get a free 100 for a quiz grade that you can use this week or another week on a recording quiz.
Full band selfies are harder then they look. good thing we have plenty of time to try again :) Email me your photos of the game so we can share more 

Paperwork to fill out this week:
1. Order Form Link 
2. Field trip forms (paper copy)
3. Syllabus contract (paper copy)   Syllabus link
4. Emergency Contact Form 

Parent Booster Meeting Thurs 9/7   7-8 pm 
Parents please make every effort to attend we need all the support we can get!

This Weeks Schedule 
Monday- First day of school (we will be outside make sure you bring shoes and cloths you can march outside in)
Tuesday- Morning Practice 7am
Thursday-Morning Practice 7am
Friday- Recorded Quiz 1 Due Bb 3rd (we will be working on this everyday in class don't worry)
              Percussion Quiz- Full section recording of El Cumbanchero percussion feature

Goals This Week: Play and March El Cumbanchero 

See Calendar for full list of Future Events Calendar Link

Aug 20th Updates

Aug 20th update
Awesome job at band camp so proud of all your hard work!

* Colorguard practice Tuesday 8/22     9-11am
* Band Practice Wednesday 8/23         11-3pm
* First football Game Friday  8/25       5:30 pm
Black shirt and kaki shorts or pants ( all shorts must be school length)

Order form link
Payments to be made the first week of school

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Camp reminders

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 14-18from 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 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

remind codes

Colorguard remind code
Text  @462ch to the number

Band remind
To the number 81010