First off, the band directors would like to wish everyone a safe, relaxing Spring Break! Here are a few reminders for over the break:
The Band Festival is fast approaching. By now everyone should have seen the letter detailing the times and places for the Festival. We will be reminding students of all of the important report times throughout the week we return from break. The Band Festival Raffle is finished Monday April 1. ALL TICKET STUBS, UNSOLD TICKETS, AND MONEY are due on Monday. Please continue to sell tickets over the break. Please encourage your student to practice over the break so that we will be as prepared as possible for the Band Festival performance.
Solo and Ensemble for 7th and 8th graders is Saturday April 20th at Alliance HS. All participating students will be asked to report at 6:45 A.M. Registration is due to OMEA today, and a schedule of events should be made available either the first or second week back after break. Once the schedule is made known, I will let the students know and print copies of the schedule. Once your students event has ended they are welcome to leave Alliance with a parent if a note is provided. We do encourage performers to ride home with parents.
Welcome to any 5th grade parents who are visiting our site. Please click on the MORE tab above to find information about the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, April 16. You will also find an online version of our Interest Survey. This is the same survey that will be mailed home and sent home with your student when they've been fitted for an instrument. Please complete either the online survey or the paper copy and return the form to your child's homeroom teacher. We're excited about meeting you and the f
We have a lot going on in the band department! This past Monday the students should have received their envelope with information about the upcoming Band Festival as well as raffle tickets. Please take a minute to read the blue sheet included in the envelope to answer any questions you might have regarding the Festival/Raffle. We're asking that each student attempt to sell the 36 tickets they were first given. If that were to happen, the Band Boosters would profit over $8000! The money raised for the Festival impacts all levels of the band program, not just the high school. I'd like to thank all of our band parents for their willingness to volunteer to help with the Festival. At our recent booster meeting it was reported that most of the volunteer slots had already been filled so thank you! It takes over 50 volunteers throughout the day to make the Band Festival run smoothly and we appreciate those of you who are donating your time to help.
On the day of the Band Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. please consider donating a baked good for a Bake Sale. The baked goods will be sold in the cafeteria along with other items between the jazz and concert band portion of the Band Festival. We want to encourage all of our families to take advantage of the food offered in the cafeteria. There will be meatball subs, soup, and Chick-fil-A sandwiches along with chips, candy, and beverages. Please join us for what should be a delicious meal that afternoon!
Here are the report times for the Band Festival (PLEASE NOTE THE BAND FESTIVAL IS AT LHS!)
3:30 p.m.-Rm. D116 7th Grade Jazz Band
Rm. D120 8th Grade Jazz Band
Band Room High School Jazz Band
6:00 p.m.-Library 6th Grade Band
Rm. D116 7th Grade Band
Rm. D120 8th Grade Band
Choir Room HS Concert Band
Band Room HS Symphonic Band
The Jazz concert begins at 4 and the Concert Bands begin at 7.
Please contact a band director if you have any q