I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable spring break. School will be out before we know it!
I. Fish Fry Tickets
Everyone received an envelope with 20 tickets on Thursday before spring break. If you know that you will not sell any or part of your tickets, please return them to me as soon as possible. I have zero extra tickets and a couple people have already asked for more. We don't need to get more printed if there are enough unused tickets still out there.
II. Majorette Tryout Clinic
The first majorette tryout clinic will be this Thursday from 3:30-5:00 instead of Wednesday because of the SAA field trip. Attendance is required.
I will not take late worksheets this 9 weeks. These are due on Fridays. Everything you need is on members only (I also give out hard copies in class). If you print these out, make sure the entire page prints. The Great Locomotive Chase will be due by this Friday.
IV. Supplies Needed
Students, pick one of these 3 groups and bring all the items in that group to band by this Tuesday, March 24th. It is not our intention to break anything, but please do not bring anything valuable. I know this seems random — just go with it. Trust me.
-metal teaspoon OR large smooth pebble
-4-5 old cassette tapes OR 5-10 old keys
-aluminum foil tray
-handful of dry rice/peas/beans
Remember that everyone is required to prepare a solo to play for me to be counted as a passoff grade. I have lots of options at school. If you find something somewhere else, please let me look at it first. I will help you find and prepare something if you have trouble. The deadline for you to play your solo for me is Thursday, April 9th.
VI. Solo & Ensemble Festival
This event will be at Tuscaloosa Co. HS again this year. It will take place after school on Tuesday, April 21st. This is not a required event. HOWEVER, there are incentives if you go. If you simply register, attend, and play in front of a judge, I will add 10 points to your solo passoff grade (see above). If you earn a superior, I will add 25 points to your solo passoff grade. There is an entry fee of $5 per event (solo $5, duet $2.50 per person, quintet $1 per person, etc.). You can play up to 4 events. I will post a registration sheet this week. The deadline to sign up is April 2nd.
*Required events & performances are starred*
Thurs., Mar. 26 – Majorette Clinic 3:30-5:00
Mon., Mar. 30 – Majorette Clinic 3:30-5:00
Tues., Mar. 31 – Majorette Clinic 3:30-5:00
Wed., Apr. 1 – Majorette Clinic 3:30-5:00
Thurs., Apr. 2 – Deadline to register for solo & ensemble festival
Thurs., Apr. 2 – Majorette Tryouts 4:00
Thurs., Apr. 9 – Deadline to passoff solo*
Tues., Apr. 21 – Solo & Ensemble Festival at TCHS (after school)
Thurs., Apr. 23 – PTO & Fish Fry Fundraiser*
Sat., Apr. 25 – Banquet*
Wed., Apr. 29 – After school practice until 4:30*
Wed., May 6 – After school practice until 4:30*
Thurs., May 7 – Spring Band Concert 6:00, call time 5:15*
Mon., May 18 – Graduation Practice 1:00*
Fri., May 23 – Graduation 6:00, call time 5:30*