Band Notes – July 27

Here is some important information about upcoming events for the SHHS Band.

Band Camp continues Monday and Tuesday from 9 am – 9 pm and will conclude Tuesday night.  There will be a rehearsal this Thursday from 6 pm – 9 pm.

Uniform fittings will be this Wednesday for all of those students that already own one or need to be measured for a used one.  Complete the alteration form (parent form to sign regarding alteration options) to determine how the alterations (if needed) will be handled.  The students that ordered a new uniform in the Spring (mainly Freshmen) will not need to attend the fittings.

  1. Have your student try on the marching band uniform before the end of band camp. If it fits fine GREAT, we still need to see them in it for inspection on Wednesday. If the uniform is too short, PLEASE take out the hem so we can mark the correct length and send it off to be hemmed.

Uniform Inspection Times – Wednesday, July 29 (9 am -3 pm)

  • Woodwinds, 9-11 am
  • Brass, 11:30 am – 2 pm
  • Percussion, 2-3 pm
  1. We need the student’s uniform during the fitting. It is unfair for a handful to forget, causing us to keep having to track students down to beg them to bring in the uniform.
  1. We can always use help from people to mark clothing for alterations (training provided). We need people who are willing to: record alterations needed and fit for baldrics, hats, and gauntlets. If you have time available from 9 am – 3 pm on Wednesday, please help. Many hands make light work. Contact Lisa Kleven at 423-737-0530 or Billie Mosier at 423-483-5627 if you can help.
  1. If your student was one of the rare cases that we realized simply needs a different uniform, please be prepared to purchase the new item quickly so we may begin alterations.
  1. Please be prepared to try on both the jacket and pants – wear athletic type shorts and a t-shirt so they can be tried on quickly and efficiently.

If there are any parents that want to purchase a band t-shirt, please fill out the form (2015 Band T shirt order form) and turn into the band office by the end of this week.  Orders for shirts will be made next week so they will be available for our preview show on August 14th.  More info concerning the 14th will be forthcoming.

Go Toppers!

Dr. V

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Band Camp Is Almost Here!

Band Camp starts next Thursday the 16th, with registration to be held on Sunday the 19th.

Dinner will be served to your students during the 5 long days of band camp.  (July 22-24 and July 27-28)

We need to know now if any of the students has a specific dietary need.  If you will please e-mail Melanie Hart ASAP with information about any needs, so the information can be passed on to our Band Camp Meal organizers, Michael and Laura Cox.

Also, we still need a few more volunteers to sign up to help serve the meals and clean up after meals each evening.  If you have not been on our Volunteer Spot sign up page please click the link below to see what our needs are:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Please make sure you go to the Booster Site shhsbandboosters.org AND the Band Camp Site http://shhstopperband.wikispaces.com/ and read up on all necessary information before Thursday.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you on Sunday the 19th.

Melanie Hart
SHHS Band Booster President

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