The PA Band received an overall Superior rating at the District 5 Music Performance Assessment today! The scores were: I, I, II, and II in sight reading.
This was the Band's first time participating for ratings at MPA (possibly the first time in history, certainly the first time in the past 15-20 years, for sure).
Congratulations, Band! A job well done!
1. After-School Practices
I am adding a few more after-school rehearsals to make sure that our performances at MPA & AISA are our best. Hopefully you got my text about this a few days ago.
Wed. 2/19 - until 4:30
Thurs. 2/20 - until 4:00
Mon. 2/24 - until 4:00
Tues. 2/25 - until 4:00
2. Concert Attire
My list says that every girl has a concert dress or will be taking one home today (Friday). If you need alterations or hemming, please do that on your own. Please remember these dresses have to last us several years, so do not to cut anything! If you need the name of someone to do this, send me a message. We will wear these on Wednesday, Feb. 26th and Friday, Feb. 28th. No jewelry or accessories with your dress when we are performing. You may wear modest stud earrings, if you wish. No hoops or dangly things.
Other things girls will need:
- SHOES - Dark-colored (preferably black flats)
- Sturdy hanger
- Garment bag
GUYS will wear a solid black button-up shirt (no tie) with black pants, black socks and black shoes.
3. MPA Itinerary - Wednesday, Feb. 26th
Remember to eat breakfast!
Wear your band polo & khakis to school and until it is time to change for our performance. Bring your concert attire in a GARMENT BAG. Parents and friends are welcome to attend the performance. No admission. Parents, if you would like to ride the bus, please let me know ($20).
7:40AM - Make sure all of your equipment, concert attire, etc. is organized in the band room and ready to be loaded with expedition!
(Attend Homeroom & 1st period class)
8:30 - Dismissed from class to load bus
8:45 - Leave PA
9:45 - Arrive at UA
10:00-11:50 - Listen to Performances
12:20-1:30 - Lunch
2:00 - Arrive at UA and unload equipment
2:30 - Warm Up
3:00 - Perform
4:00 - Leave UA
5:00 - Arrive at PA
4. AISA Itinerary - Friday, Feb. 28th
Eat breakfast before you come or bring something with you because we will not stop on the way!
Parents, if you would like to ride the bus with us, please let me know ($20).
6:15AM - Band Room Open
6:30 - Meet in Band Room to Load Bus
6:45 - Leave PA
9:40 - Arrive at Huntingdon
10:00 - Warm Up
10:30 - Perform
11:30 - Load bus & change into band polo & khakis
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
3:15 - Arrive at PA
*As always, I do not care what you wear while riding the bus. When we get off the bus and go anywhere in public as a group, we will be in uniform.
5. AISA Honor Band Participants - Hotel Details
Parents, if your child is participating in the AISA honor band, please see the most recent email concerning hotel reservations. Please let me know who your child will be rooming with as soon as possible. I also need to know which parents will be driving and spending the night at the hotel with us. We really need 1 adult per room, if at all possible. I will be driving the church bus, but it will be tight with 15 kids, instruments, and luggage. The honor band schedule is on the Members Only page.
A current list of who owes money for different things Please check to see if your name is listed.
7. Auxiliary Tryouts
Majorette candidates, please remember to turn in your Auxiliary Handbook Agreement Form. I put this on the band website under the Documents tab if you need to print a new one. Also, I need a copy of the lyrics to your tryout music by next Friday, Feb. 21st.
Congratulations to Sarah, Logan, and Natasha for trying out for All-State today!
Sarah and Natasha made District honor band and Natasha is an alternate for All-State! These are the first representatives from Pickens Academy that we have in this honor band in over a decade (possibly longer)! Congratulations! We are proud of all of you!