November 12 with step-up instruments and mouthpieces for students to try out. Please come out and check out the excellent selection of equipment they are bringing for our students to look at. There will also be woodwind masterclasses offered that evening at no cost with a Yamaha artist coming in from Orlando.
Please remember that there is no school on Wednesday, November 11.
Band fee reminder slips are being given out to students Monday and Tuesday. Please check with your child to see if they were given a slip. If you have not yet paid your band fee please do so as soon as possible.
Students performing additional solos and ensembles at the FBA Solo and Ensemble need to begin securing their piano accompanist (if needed) now. Names and contact information for pianists are posted in the band room. Students performing at S&E need to play their solo or ensemble for Mr. Hall by Saturday, December 5. Guard members need to submit their music by this date and need to perform their routine for review by Friday, December 11. Please remember that the FBA allows a maximum of four entries per student at S&E.
The deadline to submit program ads has been extended to Friday, November 20. You can download an ad form here. All ad sales go towards band fees and trips. The instructions for submitting information for program ads is on the form.
Poinsettias are currently being sold. You can download a form here. All poinsettia sales go towards band fees and trips. Poinsettia Orders must be turned in no later than Friday, November 20. Poinsettias will be delivered on Monday, November 23 and must be picked up from the school.
This week the Concert Band and Colorguard rehearse on Tuesday. Prism Concert section rehearsals begin on Thursday. Prism Concert section rehearsals are 45 minutes and begin at 2:15. Some students in the Symphonic Winds (Freshman Band), Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band may have additional sectionals scheduled. Please check with your child regarding their schedule for Thursday. No rehearsals are scheduled past 4:15 and all students need to be picked up by 4:45. Please check the calendar for rehearsal and performance information for the next month.
The band will be performing at K-8s on Tuesday, November 25 during the day. The itinerary will be finalized and published by Friday, November 13.
Prism Concert tickets are now on sale. Please click here to download an order form or ask a band student for an order form.
Please review concert uniform information in the band handbook and be making plans now to secure necessary materials for concert uniforms. If you are unsure of something about your uniform, please bring it in and show it to Mr. Hall.
Students wishing to perform in an additional ensemble on the Prism Concert need to perform that ensemble for Mr. Hall no later than Wednesday, November 25.
Please remember that we will be taking band pictures during class on Tuesday and Wednesday December 15 and 16.
The next two booster meetings are: November 19 at 7:00 PM and December 3 at 7:00 PM.
We are in need of volunteers to help out on the following dates. We need parents to help out on November 23 when the poinsettias are delivered.
We are in need of parents to help chaperone on November 24 when the band is performing at K-8 schools.
We are in need of parents to help out with decorating the auditorium on Saturday, December 5th. We will begin decorating at 10:00 AM. We also need parents to help out with chaperoning the Festival Lights Parade that evening.
We also need parents to assist with running the box office on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, December 1: 12:00-5:00
Thursday, December 3: 2:00-8:00
Tuesday, December 8: 5:00-8:00
Thursday, December 10: 2:00-6:45
Friday, December 11: 2:00-6:45
We are in need of a few parents to help at the dress rehearsal on December 8 and we are also in need of parents to help out at both nights of the Prism Concert on December 10 and 11.
On Monday December 14 we will be doing desserts for school staff and are in need of assistance with that.
On Tuesday and Wednesday December 15 and 16 we will be taking band portraits during the school day. We will need parent volunteers to help out with uniforms.
Thank you for all that you do for our students and school!