I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving! Thank you all for a fantastic performance at Grandparents Day. Thank you to everyone who helped move equipment back over to the band room afterwards.
We have a busy couple of weeks before we wrap up the semester. We have a lot of new music to prepare by Friday & Saturday, so be ready to hit the ground running on Monday. Remember to bring your instruments back (aux. included).
1. AISA ALL-STAR GAME
Please eat breakfast because we will not stop on the way and lunch is not until 12:00. I do not plan to print out the music for the stand cheers for you - please do that on your own by Thursday. Stand and show music is on Members Only. If you have one, bring a wire music stand to use during rehearsals. We will wear our band shirt, khakis, and tennis shoes until we change into our uniforms for the game. Wear layers under your uniform and bring hand warmers for the game because you will be cold. We will leave after halftime. If parents would like to ride the bus, please let me know ($20).
Friday, Dec. 6
5:40AM - Meet @ band room to load bus. Seniors may load when you arrive.
6:00 - Leave PA
9:00 - Arrive @ Huntingdon (Band shirt, khakis, tennis shoes)
12:00 - Lunch @ Huntingdon (provided)
4-5:45 - Supper in Montgomery, change into uniforms
6:00 - Meet @ Cramton Bowl (ASU)
7:00 - Kickoff
~8:05 - Halftime
~8:45 - Leave
~11:45-12:15 - Arrive @ PA
2. CHRISTMAS PARADES
Parade music is posted on Members Only. The Aliceville parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6th at 11:00AM. We will line up behind City Hall at 10:15.
The Carrollton parade will be Thursday, Dec. 11th at 6:00PM. We will lineup in the Carrollton Service Center parking lot at 5:00.
WE WILL BE MARCHING OUTSIDE THIS WEEK - BRING TENNIS SHOES EVERY DAY!
3. CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our Christmas party will be 12:30 Saturday, Dec. 6th in the band room after the Aliceville parade. See the invitation you received last week for more details. We will send around the signup sheet for food again on Monday. Remember $3 if you want to bring a non-band friend. We will try to decorate & setup after school on Thursday if you would like to stay for a few minutes to help.
4. CHAIR PLACEMENTS
Chair placements will begin Monday, Dec. 8th during class. The chromatic scale and prepared exercise is posted on Members Only.
1. Chromatic scale 1 octave, concert Bb to concert Bb (25 pts)
2. Prepared exercise (45 pts)
3. Short sight reading exercise (30 pts)
Percussionists will play mallets AND snare for their prepared exercise. Percussionists may choose mallets OR snare for sight reading.
5. BLACK WARRIOR WINDS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
We will perform our Christmas Concert in the TCHS cafeteria Monday night, Dec. 1st at 7:00 for those who would like to attend! There is no admission.