April 20, 2015
Parents and Students,
This letter is to give a few reminders about spring/summer information. We have a fundraiser next week on Monday, April 27 from 2:15-4:15 PM. This fundraiser is helping cover the cost of our senior dinner, end of the year awards, and kick-off camp supplies.
We have two spring concerts this year. Our Jazz and Percussion Concert is Tuesday, May 12 and our Band and Chorus Concert is Friday, May 15. The senior dinner is on May 21. Friday, May 22 are the Band Awards (in the auditorium) and Band Dance (cafeteria).
Seniors will begin recording their final exams on Friday, May 1. All other band membersr will record their exams May 18-May 29. Graduation is on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 AM. Our rehearsal for graduation is on Thursday, May 28 from 2:15-3:45 PM.
There will tentatively be three performing bands next year. We are still waiting on official word on this. This will have a minimal impact on student schedules. One band is in 4th Hour and the other is in 3rd Hour. Our Freshman Band is tentatively moving to 5th Hour. This is to help minimize the impact to students’ dual enrollment schedules (only occupying one block of time). Our after school rehearsal schedule is also being shifted. Monday rehearsals are moving to Tuesday to help allow for students taking dual enrollment classes to have a bit more freedom and flexibility in scheduling classes.
The final exam for this year is: G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, and B major scales in two minutes from memory. Students will also perform a two octave chromatic scale on concert F-F (separate from the two minutes). Students auditioning for Jazz Band will perform a short sightreading exercise, as will students who wish to audition for the Concert Band.
Kickoff Camp is June 11 from 8-3 PM and June 12 from 8-11:30 AM. We are voting on Marching Band leadership this week. There will be a brief leadership and staff meeting after school on Friday.
Band Camp is July 27-August 7. Football games, rehearsal dates, and concert information for the fall is now posted on the website. Please visit: www.treasurecoasthighschoolband.com for more information. Our next booster meeting is May 7. We will be finalizing next year’s budget and making final plans for fundraising and events for next year and for the end of this year. Please feel free to come out and help support our students!
If you have not yet paid your band fees, please get them turned in as soon as possible. If there is an issue preventing you from paying your band fee, please speak with me as soon as possible. Next year’s first band fee payment of $60.00 is due on June 11, 2015. There are fundraisers scheduled for the September payments that will be made available to students on July 27. There is a payment of $60.00 due on September 4 and a payment of $30.00 due on September 30. We will have fundraisers to allow students to raise the entire $90.00 and they will have two months to raise these funds.
Should you have any questions, please contact me at: Luke.Hall@stlucieschools.org.
Have a great May!