Band Update – 5/20/19

Hello! Welcome to the 2019 marching season! We’ve switched over the email list, so incoming freshmen will be receiving these updates each week! If you have another email you’d like to get updates at please let us know!

*** Don’t forget Marching 100 Accessories orders are due next Monday, 5/27! You can turn them into any band director or bring them to 1-2 Camp this week!

*** We will be fitting students for uniforms at 1-2 Camp. Current high school students – the plan is to wear full uniform at the Memorial Day parade. Since most of the kids have grown since October, please plan on stopping by 1-2 Camp Tuesday or Wednesday to try on your uniform. Older students who don’t need to be at 1-2 Camp can just stop by, try it on, and leave! Thanks for the help!

***We still need a couple more parents to organize pizza/salad/cookies for the kids in between rehearsal/graduation on this Friday, May 24. If you’re available to help, please let me know! Thank you!!!

Here’s the week:

  • Today, Monday, 5/20 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS
  • Tuesday, 5/21 – 1-2 Camp! – 6-8pm, AHS. This is for all incoming Freshmen, Sophomore, and new members of the 100. Students can come in the back door by the big red box (drive behind AHS until you see a big red storage container.) We’ll have students out there welcoming them in!
      • Please bring your instrument, music (Tio Macaco & Once Upon a Dream), and a water bottle.
      • Please wear tennis shoes (with laces – no vans/toms), athletic shorts and a t-shirt – be comfortable!
      • M100 Student Leaders will meet at 4:30 on Tuesday!
  • Wednesday, 5/22 – 1-2 Camp! – 6-8pm, AHS. Same as Tuesday.
  • Friday, 5/24 – Current high school students – M100 Rehearsal/Graduation – since it will have been a week since we’ve seen the kids we’ll need a rehearsal beforehand – 
    All band members will rehearse for the Memorial Day parade and then Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony members will stay for graduation. Here’s the plan:
    • 3:30pm – Meet outside for quick Memorial Day parade rehearsal with color guard – wear tennis shoes/comfortable clothes. EVERYONE is in on this rehearsal!!!! After we finish the outdoor rehearsal and load the trailer, concert band (5th hour) students may head home.
      *EVERYONE WILL NEED TO TAKE THEIR INSTRUMENTS HOME ON FRIDAY!!!*
      4:30pm – run graduation tunes/load the trailer
      5:30pm – Eat dinner (provided by ABOB), change clothes – wear nice clothes for graduation – no jeans/tennis shoes!
      6:30pm – Enter gym/start playing graduation prelude music
      7:00pm – Graduation begins – Pomp & Circumstance
      7:30pm – Finish playing – quietly move chairs/stands/equipment back to band room.
      Dismiss.

***Current High School parents – please check grades! They are up to date in Skyward – what it says is what is currently going on the report card. We can still take assignments if they are turned in by 12:00 noon tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/21. Here’s what’s been due:

  • Fine Arts Critique – Posted on Classroom – was due, Monday, 5/6- 100 points
  • 4th Quarter Scales – Posted on Classroom – was due Friday 5/10 – 100 points
  • 4th Quarter Playing Test -Posted on Classroom – was due Friday 5/10 – 100 points
  • Just a reminder, any student who fails band must sit out a semester and then re-audition to get back into the program.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 5/27 – M100 in Memorial Day Parade – Memorial Day Parade Itinerary Please don’t forget Accessories Orders are due!!!
  • Then we can slow down for a week, before we start all over again!!! Our Tuesday summer rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 4 – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
  • Thursday, 6/6 – Dine out for ABOB – Bluff City Grill – 5-9pm. More info. TBA
  • Tuesday, 6/11 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Saturday, 6/15 – Q for a Cause (proceeds to go ABOB, Boys & Girls Club, & Junior League) for more information – Q for a Cause

Marching 100 info:

  • We all ready have a change to the Fall Calendar – Homecoming has been moved, so the first two weeks in October have changed. We do not have a game on 10/4, and we will attend the Washington, MO Band Festival. The Homecoming Game will be on 10/11, and we will not attend the Bi-State Marching Invitational in Potosi, MO. Please toss October from the previous calendar – A new Calendar can be found here: UPDATED M100 2019 Calendar.
  • Here are electronic versions of the other forms:

That’s it! Have a great week!