Band Update – 1/3/17

Hello! Happy New Year!

Here’s what we have going on:

  • Last call for Pep Band T-shirts! If your student needs one, please send in $12 (checks made to ABOB) this week!
  • We will be having an ABOB Dinner Auction planning meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/4 at 7pm at The Gray’s house. Please email me if you’re interested in helping out!
  • Mr. Jarden is having Jazz Band tomorrow after school – 3:30-5pm as usual!
  • Our next ABOB Dine Out night is Wednesday, January 18 from 4-8pm at the Homer Adams McDonald’s. No need for a flyer, just dine in or drive thru McDonald’s during that time period!
  • Our Third Quarter Scale Check Off Assignment has been posted in Google Classroom – the scales are concert Eb, Gb (F#), A, and A chromatic. Scale recordings are due March 3. Please encourage that they get it done early!!! (They could record and submit this week!)
  • Pep Band (Redbird Rhythm) info –  All band students are involved in pep band – we divide the bands up into two groups, a Red Band and a Gray Band. The groups are posted in the band room. Here is the schedule:
    • Games: Red Band:
      • Friday, 2/3 – 6:45pm
      • Tuesday, 2/21 – 6:45pm
    • Games: Gray Band:
      • Friday, 1/13 – 6:45pm
      • Friday, 2/10 – 6:45pm
      • Friday, 2/24 – 6:45pm

    NEW: *Please note* Students cannot stay after school until their game time – they must leave and then come back. Also, we will always be done around 8:30/8:45 (after halftime). If your student isn’t attending the rest of the game, please be prompt in picking them up! Thanks.

    Pep Band is a graded activity (25 points for each game/rehearsal). Students who may need to miss a game can attend the other band’s game for extra credit – any extra game a student attends is worth 25 extra credit points.

    • I sent an email out to those who have not yet paid the $50 Band Fees for this year. If you paid them at registration, that was for last year (2015)’s fees, not for this year (2016). Please send it in when you can. If you need to work out a payment plan, please let me know. Checks are payable to ABOB, or you can pay it online by clicking here