Welcome back to school!
I hope everyone has had a great first week so far. Below are a few announcements about the jamboree tomorrow night (your child should have filled you in on all of the info about that) and a few other on-going items regarding attendance, scheduling, and practicing.
1. Jamboree - Friday, Aug. 16th
Please be in the band room by 5:45 Friday evening. We will wear either your '80s halftime shirt from last year OR any blue PA shirt with jeans. Remember to wear socks and tennis shoes. The game will start at 6:30.
Parents, please make every effort to ensure that your child will be at band every Wednesday of the year. Wednesdays are sacred Band Days. This is the only day of the week that I am able to get all students together at the same time to practice. It is absolutely imperative that I have everyone from 2:00-5:00 on Wednesdays and 3:00-5:00 on Thursdays. 6th graders will come to band during PE every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please schedule orthodontist, doctor, etc. appointments for Tuesdays. If Tuesdays are not available, Mondays would be the next best day. Please familiarize yourself with the Attendance policy on pages 6 and 7 of the Band Handbook.
Our progress since the first day of band camp has been truly fascinating! We have had a few set-backs along the way, but we are continually improving. Please remember to practice your instrument at home on a DAILY basis. Coming to band does not count as part of your daily practice. If you only come to band a few days a week because of athletics or other scheduling, it is especially important that you practice to make up for the time and instruction you are missing.
Remember to sell magazines and calendars! I have had a few people in the community ask me if we were still selling these things. PEOPLE WANT TO BUY THEM, so sell, sell, sell!