Band Update – 5/6/19

Hello! We’re in the final push of the school year – with LOTS going on!

*** I know many seniors are done on Tuesday (if they are exempt from finals). We still need them 6th hour on Wednesday & Thursday for rehearsals for the final concert! They can arrive around 2:15pm, and the door by the big red box will be open – they can come in there. We’ll be reminding them, but please remind them at home as well! Thank you!

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

***Please check grades! We always see them slip at the end of the year. We have lots of big point assignments coming due this week:

  • Fine Arts Critique – Posted on Classroom – due Today, Monday, 5/6- 100 points
  • Spring Band Concert – Thursday, 5/9 – 100 points
  • 4th Quarter Scales – Posted on Classroom – due Friday 5/10 – 100 points
  • 4th Quarter Playing Test -Posted on Classroom – due Friday 5/10 – 100 points
  • Seniors need to get all of these assignments in as well!!! Don’t let grades slip at the very end!
  • Just a reminder, any student who fails band must sit out a semester and then re-audition to get back into the program.

Here’s the week:

  • Monday, 5/6 – Student leader interviews will happen this week – we needed to push them back past the musical. Students have been scheduled a time Mon – Wed. The schedule is posted on Google Classroom & The Band Info. board in the band room.
  • Tuesday, 5/7 – Jazz Band – 3:30-4:15pm. They’ll then set up and change for the
    • Jazz Band play at Retirement Dinner – AHS. 5:00pm, Dress all black *be sure to remember to bring clothes to school!
    • M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
  • Thursday, 5/9 –  M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
    • Spring Band Concert – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. This is our big spring concert! Students will arrive at 6pm. Wind Symphony wears dresses/tuxes, Concert & Symphonic Band wears all black. This is our senior recognition & awards night – it’ll be a great evening, but please be prepared for a slightly longer concert.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 5/13 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
  • Tuesday, 5/14 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
  • Thursday, 5/16 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
  • Friday, 5/17 – Band Final Exam – we will have a short written exam and then will rehearse for graduation/Memorial Day. Students will need their instruments!!!
  • Monday, 5/20 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS
  • Tuesday, 5/21 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
    • 1-2 Camp! – 6-8pm, AHS. This is for all incoming Freshmen, Sophomore, and new members of the 100.
  • Wednesday, 5/22 – 1-2 Camp! – 6-8pm, AHS. This is for all incoming Freshmen, Sophomore, and new members of the 100.
  • Thursday, 5/23 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm
  • Friday, 5/24 – 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.
  • Monday, 5/27 – M100 in Memorial Day ParadeMemorial 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!!! 🙂

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!