Important Announcements/upcoming events:
February 22 – 7 pm, Band Booster Meeting – Any student that plans on being in the band for the 2018-19 school year needs to attend this meeting with at least one parent. Some changes will be made to the marching band program next year and we want everyone to hear the same information at the same time.
February 23-24 – Combined Wind Ensemble and South Caldwell HS Wind ensemble clinic with Roy Holder. The bands will rehearse together on Friday, February 23 from 3-7:30 pm with a dinner break at 5 – pizza will be served, students will need $3 for dinner. On Saturday, we will rehearse together 9-11:30 am, break for lunch and have a concert at 1 pm in the Auditorium. Students will need to bring a bag lunch. Concert attire will be tux/black gown. Both bands will perform alone and then combine for one selection at the conclusion of the concert. The concert is free to the public.
March 2-3 – Percussion recording session
March 3 – Winterguard Show – Marion Senior HS
March 6 – Concert Festival Concert – 7 pm. Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform – $5 admission
March 8 – Concert Festival – Maryville College, times TBA
March 12-16 – Spring Break
March 24 – Winterguard Championships – Tenn High
Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble members are required to turn in via Canvas two videos each week; one two minute practice video of an assignment, and then one of the actual assignment. Most students are turning them in with little or no problem. Some students are having some issues with file size that takes a long time to download to Canvas (the video quality is not a priority – check the video setting of the phone camera, it should not be in HD). If they are having problems getting it to download to Canvas, they can always e-mail it to me via my school e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The video grades are linked to Power Schools and will determine a significant part of their grade (if they turn in the videos, they will be fine!). Please ask if they have been turning in the videos. This is new technology that is being used by the school system across the board from elementary to HS. It is new to us as well, so please be patient with us as we will be patient with the kids.