Here are some important upcoming events for the SHHS Band:
Our Band Booster meeting will be this Thursday at 7 pm in the new cafeteria. It is important that all members of the band than plan on participating in the band next year should plan on attending. We will be discussing the financial health of the program.
Hawaii – November 2016! The band will be traveling to Hawaii in November of 2016 to participate in the commemorative ceremonies of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. We will be having an informational meeting in February for all parents that are interested in participating. The initial $100 deposit will be due in February to save your spot. Look for more info coming in the next few weeks.
ETSU will be hosting an honor band this Friday and Saturday. Students that were interested in the clinic were recommended and are expected to participate in the clinic if they made the commitment. Information was sent home with those students. They will need to have lunch money on Friday to eat in the school food service area of the student union. The concert is Saturday at 3pm in the Culp Center.
The Bonfire is on for this Saturday, January 31 starting at 4:30 PM. The site is Mike Elber’s farm at 925 Old Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, 37659, not far from the McDonalds. If coming from the direction of McDonalds on Old Boones Creek Road, you will find a mailbox marked 925 on the right side of the road and the entrance to the farm is directly across.
We are hoping for cold and dry weather leading up to Saturday so the ground will be frozen and solid. Parking will be in the pasture and having a wet surface could make it difficult to park cars. Please carpool if possible to help with parking. In the event of rain or just sloppy or slick conditions, we will postpone the event until February 21. A go/no-go email blast will be sent out around 1:00 PM on Saturday.
We need each student’s family to bring $2 per person or $10 per family to help cover rentals and supplies. The food will be hot bowl foods, sides and desserts according to student’s last name:
- A through Degroat — Dessert
- Depew Through Hagenah — Bread, crackers, any good sides for soup
- Harmon through Z — Hot pot of something such as soup or chili
Your dish should serve eight people or more and you should bring serving utensils and toppings if your dish requires it. We will have some electrical outlets to keep crock-pots hot and can alternate them if necessary. Bring your own hot or cold drink and we will have some ice chests on hand. If you choose to bring bottled water, we’ll accept your extras to take to the band room. Plates, bowls, napkins and eating utensils will be on-hand.
Having a head count just helps us with planning though certainly you can decide last minute to show up. Respond to SHBandFun@musician.org and include the student’s name and number attending in the subject line or body.
All East Band clinic will be held February 5-7 at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg. Students that were accepted into the honor band will need to pay the $75 hotel and registration fee before we depart on the 5th. Students have been given a detailed itinerary for the weekend – please make sure they share it with you!
Jazz Band will begin Monday, February 9th. Rehearsals will be from 3-4 pm each Monday. The group is open to all traditional jazz band sections (saxes, trumpets, trombones, rhythm section).
We are offering a mentoring program between the high school band kids and the 7th and 8th grade band kids from Liberty Bell. Our interested students will be paired with a middle school student that plays a mutual instrument. The lessons are free, however, the HS students will receive community service for their time. We will begin the program the week of February 9th.
Other important dates:
February 13-14 – Jr. Band Clinic, Robinson Middle School – Kingsport
February 27 – Concert Festival Concert, 7 pm
March 25-26 – Concert Festival, Greeneville