DIRECTOR'S NOTES

10/6

A few reminders and some information for everyone as we are entering October:

 

First, for this weekend’s competition at Norton, the Itinerary and Infosheet is posted on the Band Website under “Performances” you can download the full itinerary there.  For those who are attending to cheer the band on (and we hope you all are planning to attend!) the stadium at Norton is smaller than Revere, which means if you want to get your perfect spot in the stands, plan on arriving early to save your spot.  

 

Next, the 1st Grading Period ends on Thursday October 20th.  Please talk with your student  (and check online on PowerSchool) to check their assignments.  All assignments must be turned in by Thursday October 20th, and checked off by this time.  We allow students a lot of flexibility to work at their own pace and assignments can be turned in late with no penalty, however the cut-off date (the end of the quarter) is rapidly approaching.  We as a Band Staff have been talking to the students almost daily, encouraging them work on their music in small chunks and work on getting their assignments completed.  Parents of freshman that have not been through this before, make sure you talk to your student and encourage them to get their assignments in and NOT procrastinate.  

 

Our third contest is at Swanton High School, and that event is Sat. Oct 22.  Our report time is not until 12:15PM for Band Front, and 2:15PM for the rest of the Band.  Any student that is taking the ACT in the morning will be fine, and they will be able to complete the ACT before they have to report for the contest that day.  A full Itinerary and Infosheet is available for download on the Band Website under “Performances” with further details.

 

Our day for the OMEA State Finals has been assigned - and it is Saturday, October 29th, in Columbus at Hilliard Bradley HS.  Our time is not scheduled yet.  We should know our assigned time within the next week.  But you can now officially “Un-reserve” the dates November 4th and 5th from your calendar.  (We originally put both weekends on the Band Calendar because we wouldn’t know which weekend we would be assigned - but now we know.) Once we know our exact time, there will be details and an Infosheet posted on the Band Website.  We hope you are able to join us in Columbus and cheer on the band at the State Finals!

9/23

The Itinerary and Infosheet has been posted for the first two competitions.  Please see the "Performances" Page for those details.

8/18

With performances right around the corner - it is important for all parents to bookmark the Performances page for up to date information about all upcoming performances.  Students will have this information as part of their daily announcements and in their Google Classroom - but parents can access this information on the Band Webpage under "Performances."

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