|Posted on July 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM|
I know that you are enjoying your summer vacation. I’m sure that you aren’t looking forward to the beginning of the school year yet, but I am. The new halftime show will be “Things That Go Bump in the Night” and is the soundtrack of a trip through a haunted house! I think that once we work on the music and learn it, you and the audience will find it to be a fun and exciting show!
Music for the marching show will have to be played off much like last year. Your music playoffs will be memorized and they will be played while marking time. You must be able to play your music and move your feet at the correct speed at the same time! As in the past, you will know the playoff dates well in advance and you may try as many times as it takes to get the grade that you want to earn! With the exception of the first playoff, the other two playoff dates will be a week or more before we will actually march the corresponding drill for the first time. This will allow us to have ample time to rehearse without music in preparation for the first time we perform the drill.
Please put the following dates on your calendar now to avoid conflicts later. Plan on being with the band all day on these dates!
October 13: Edna Marching Contest
October 20: UIL Marching Contest in El Campo
If you have any questions orconcerns please feel free to call the band hall. The phone number is 771-4362.
Summer Band Schedule
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. AND 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Freshman Marching Fundamental Camp
All new band students arerequired to attend!
After marching, any student who needs a school horn must stay and get a horn checked out. Bring the yearly rental fee of $25 at this time or you do not receive a horn!!! OnJuly 30-31, we will do the marching camp with horns but without playing. I will be taking orders for band shoes at this time as well. They will cost $25.00 and must be paid for at the time of the order. I will also be taking orders for band t-shirts. I am unsure of the cost at this time, so Iwill take the order without payment, but I will not give you your shirt until payment is made!
August 1-3 and August 6-10
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
All band members are requiredto attend!
We will review fundamentalsof marching then start working on the show.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Music Camp: Percussion and Flag times may vary dependingon other schedules
We will have practices during the week of teacher inservice days (August 15-19) based on other school activities. I will let you know these times as soon as I know them myself.
Show music playoff dates:
Will be announced during Summer Band!
Required rehearsals are MANDATORY! Very few excused absenceswill be granted. If you have a situation, such as a death in the family or personal illness, you will be excused IF you notify me ahead of time of the problem. If you must miss for any other reason, talk to me to see if the absence will be excused or not. Two absences will mean you are automatically removed from the show until you have done whatever make-up work I decide to require in order to earn a spot back in the competition show. Excused absences will require much less make-up work than unexcused absences!
Also, please remember to follow these guidelines when showing up for marching rehearsals. It is very hot in August even in the morningsand these guidelines are for your health and safety.
Wear loose fitting, light colored, comfortable clothes that are within school dress code.
Wear a hat and sunglasses.
Athletic shoes of some sort are REQUIRED.
No sandals, flip flops, or boots are allowed.
Bring water or a sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade .
Bring at least a quart size container!
Drink lots of water the night before practice.
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