Remember that we have practice tomorrow until 4:30!
1. Relay for Life
Wear black & white Sunday clothes. Take your instrument home with you at the end of school on Friday. I need a parent (or two) to transport about 25 music stands. Please let me know if you can help.
6:45 – Meet at the walking track at Aliceville City Hall. Unload & set up stands, etc. Leave instrument cases in cars.
6:55 – Warm up
7:15 – Perform in gazebo
7:30 – Help load stands & percussion before dismissed.
2. Band Charges
Yesterday I sent emails to those who have an outstanding balance to the band. Please pay those as soon as possible. If you need to make payments, that is fine.
3. Solo & Ensemble
Everyone is required to prepare a solo or ensemble and play for me at school for a grade. The deadline to do this is Friday, April 22nd. You are not required to go to the solo & ensemble festival at TCHS on April 21st. This event takes place after school on that day. Today was the last day to sign up to go. I texted a list of those who signed up. Remember to send your $5 entry fee ASAP.
4. Band Banquet
The Band Awards Banquet and Semi-Formal is Saturday, April 23rd in the auditorium. The Band Council is working on preparations. We will send around a sheet tomorrow to get t-shirt sizes for you and any guests who would like one. We are not sure on price yet (last year they were $13). We will also vote on awards tomorrow. Send any band pictures you have for the slideshow to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents, please sign up to help with either the Banquet or the Fish Fry. Band Banquet Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4cafa82da6fb6-2015
5. Fish Fry & PTO
The Fish Fry & PTO performance are May 3rd. To cut down on our overhead cost this year, every family needs to prepare desserts for 2 dozen and bring a loaf of bread. We will get tickets out to you soon to begin selling. The price may be different this year. Please sign up to help with either the Banquet or the Fish Fry. Fish Fry Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4cafa82da6fb6-20151
6. Spring Concert
Our spring concert is May 5th at 6:30. Be in the auditorium by 5:45. This is a required performance. Full concert attire.
Graduation is May 20th at 6:00. Be seated in the auditorium by 5:30. This is a required performance. Black & white Sunday clothes.
8. Band Camp Dates Reminder
These are the dates of band camp: Monday – Saturday, August 1st – 6th, Monday & Tuesday afternoons, August 8th – 9th. School starts August 10th. I sent you this earlier than usual this year (on Feb. 8th) so that you can plan around these dates. Remember that band camp attendance is mandatory.
9. New Uniforms Update
We raised a little over $2000 with our pizza fundraiser. We have around $9500 in our bank account right now after our $7500 obligation to the general fund. I have a uniform design that I am fine-tuning with the uniform company. This process is what has taken the longest so far. Once we get the design finalized, then I can decide what materials the uniform will be built out of before they can give me a price. They then send us a sample uniform to inspect before we place an order. They require 1/3rd payment to place the order with the other 2/3rds due upon delivery. To be honest, it does not look like we will have these in time for fall 2016.
You can view a breakdown of our finances (from March 14, 2016) here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i0e6idy9orm82s/Band%20financials%20201516.xls?dl=0
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