It's been another busy week in the band department! I wanted to pass along information about several events happening in the coming weeks.
8th Grade Night-This week the 8th grade students received music that we are going to perform along with the high school marching band on Friday, October 16 during the home football game against Carrollton. I'll be sending out more detailed information regarding this event in the weeks prior.
The students are invited to march up to the stadium, sit and play with the band, and enjoy the game from the band's perspective. The 8th graders will also be invited to stay after the game for a pizza party hosted by the directors and band booster parents. It's a great night for the band as they get an idea of what the marching band is like as they prepare for high school. Keep that date (10/16) on your calendars!
HS Band-Those of you involved with the marching band either as a band aide or 8th grade marcher there are several events coming up to be aware of:
9/11 Football @Austintown-Fitch
9/18 Football @Alliance
9/19 Music in Motion Contest
9/20 Constitution Parade
Mr. B will provide detailed itineraries at the beginning of the week for each of these events via the high school band e-mail list, Facebook, and the website.
Remind- Parents and students can subscribe to my Remind feed for text message updates or important announcements. Text @8lmsband to 810-10 or text @8lmsband to 330-680-5723. I'll do my best to reserve this for important reminders or announcements only. I encourage both students and parents to sign up!
Fall Fundraiser-Our annual fundraiser is ongoing. Please encourage your student to sell their discount cards. They are $15 each. The money and unsold cards will be due back next Friday, 9/11. Our hope is to raise money to purchase additional instruments for the band. We appreciate your support of the group!
Fall Conferences-If you would like to schedule a conference with Mr. Stankey on either of our two conference nights, please go to the following link.
Pay to Participate-There is a $25.00 pay to participate fee for band again this year. Many have not yet paid this fee to the school. Please make plans to pay that fee as soon as possible. Any payments should be directed to the main office, not the band directors. Checks can be paid to Louisville Middle School. Thank you!
Other Fees-There are still many students who owe for their band books and theory books. The Essential Elements book is $7.00 as is the Excellence in Theory book. The theory books should be arriving in the next week. Percussionists do not need to purchase the Essential Elements book, just the Excellence in Theory. Many have yet to pay for their band polo shirts. I plan on placing the order soon now that everyone is sized. The shirts are $17.00.
I understand that there are a lot of fees to cover at the beginning of the school year and I'm happy to work out an extension or a payment plan for anyone who needs it. An e-mail or a phone call is all we'd need to take care of that. The total for both books and the shirt is $31.00 or $24.00 if you are not needing the Essential Elements. Please don't hesitate to contact myself or Mrs. Markiewicz with any questions regarding these fees.
Practice Sheets-Are due at the beginning of each week. Very few were turned in this week. They can be found in the front of the room or at our website under the documents tab. If you have questions regarding practice sheets please let me know!
The band is off to a great start! I'm excited about their potential for the year. Thank you for your support of your child's involvement in the LMS Band program!