1. Early morning rehearsals will begin on Thursday, the first day of school, and will start promptly at 7:30am! Remember, punctuality and attendance is part of your grade in band. You must be in your place when the whistle blows or you will be counted as late. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER THE TARDY BELL RINGS AT 8:15, YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE BEFORE COMING TO CLASS!
2. We will be marching Friday night during half-time at the Cushing game (weather permitting). Uniform for this game will be casual uniform with your most recent black band shirt. 9th graders, if an upperclassmen has an extra, see if you can borrow one of the HS shirts. Otherwise, your MS band shirt will be fine.
We will meet at the HS band room at 5:45pm to load the equipment trailer and depart for Cushing. We will return upon the completion of the game, anywhere from 10:00-10:30pm. Rides need to be at the band room upon our arrival. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET IN FRONT OF THE BAND ROOM. WE MUST HAVE ROOM FOR THE BUSES AND EQUIPMENT TRAILER TO BE UNLOADED!
3. Your first playing test over Work Song/At the End of the Day is due on Thursday, 8/24, by 10:00pm! It must be a video of you playing the opener FROM MEMORY. The easiest way to get it to me is to set up a Google account (if you don't already have one), upload the video to your drive, and email or text me the link. If it is not received by 10:00pm, a late penalty will be assessed to your grade. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! This test has been announced with plenty of time to take care of it in a timely manner.
If you do not turn in a test, you run the risk of not being allowed to perform during half-time or will not be allowed to march during class until the test is turned in. This makes it VERY DIFFICULT for EVERYONE ELSE when you don't do your part!
Below is the updated rubric that will be followed for grading your playing tests.
4. New band shirts: We ran into a few problems getting everything designed in time to get them for the Cushing game. However, we are now ready to go. ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE SHORT-SLEEVE T-SHIRT! (Courtesy of the Band Boosters) I HIGHLY recommend you order a second shirt. You will be wearing these shirts a lot and there will not be extras if you need one. You also have the opportunity to order a long-sleeve t-shirt on this order. That will be all that will be available this time around. We will do another order for other items later. IF YOUR PARENTS OR ANYONE ELSE WOULD LIKE A SHIRT, I MUST HAVE THE ORDERS NOW! Payment is due at the time of the order. I MUST have all orders by FRIDAY, 8/24 in order to have them for our first home game!
Short sleeve shirts - $10 (up to 3XL)
Long sleeve shirts - $20 (up to 3XL)
You may email me sizes and type of shirt needed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The sooner you do this, the better! :-)
Please let me know if you have any questions!