Monday, February 20, 2017

Announcements 2/20/17

Hope everyone enjoyed your long weekend!  We start back with a bang on Tuesday:

1)  Jazz Band on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30.  We will be running through everything that we will play at Saturday's Miss Harmony Pageant.  

2)  At 5:30 on Tuesday there will be a pizza party for those students who auditioned for the All-West Honor Band.  This is to show my appreciation for the hard work and courage it took to challenge yourself with such difficult music!

3)  From 6:30 to 8 pm on Tuesday there will be a rehearsal for the 8th graders and the SGCHS Band to play together.  I want them to hear what it sounds like to play with a full, great-sounding band!  This also gives them a chance to ask current high school students about High School Band and about High School in general.

4)  Miss Harmony pageant this Saturday.  Everyone who is working, including the Jazz Band, will need to report at 9 am in the cafetorium.  We will be done by 3:30 pm.  See our website,, for more info about the pageant.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Announcements 2/12/17

1)  Jazz Band on Monday until 4:30.  I will be available for Parent/teacher conferences after 4:30.  I will also be available the entire time on Thursday afternoon/evening.

2)  Thank you to everyone who brought in your donations for the chili supper last week.  I thought it went very well and we ended up having enough food to feed every person that came through.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Announcements 2/5/17

1)  Jazz Band on Monday at 3:30

2)  Chili supper on Tuesday.  Sell those tickets!  Also remember to bring to the following donations by Tuesday:

 Flutes, Baritones, Tubas - 1 gallon of diced tomatoes
 Trumpets - 1 gallon of Kidney Beans
 Percussion - 1 gallon of Chili Beans
 Guard - 1 bag of Frozen onions and 1 bag of Frozen green peppers
 Clarinets, Alto Saxes, Tenor Saxes, French Horns, Trombones - 2 pounds of Ground Beef.

And as many people as possible to bring some kind of dessert.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Announcements 1/29/17

1)  Jazz Band on Monday from 3:30 to 4:30.

2)  We will start selling tickets on Tuesday for the Chili supper on Feb. 7.  Later this week, I will send out specifics on what we need donated and the number of workers we will need for that night.

3)  Booster meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm.  We will be finalizing logistics for the Chili supper and putting everything together for the Miss Harmony pageant on Feb. 25. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Announcements 1/22/17

1)  Jazz Band Rehearsal Monday 3:30 - 4:30.

2)  UTM Honor Band participants will leave Thursday morning after first block.  Bring your luggage to the Band Room in the morning to store it until we leave.  We will be meeting on Monday during class to go over the itinerary and other details.

3)  For this Saturday's Basketball concessions at the high school, I need at least 2 parents and 4 students to work from 11:30 am to 2:45pm and another set of 2 parents and 4 students to work from 2:45 to 6 pm.  This will be the last basketball games that we work this year.  This is your chance to be a part of fundraising for this band.  Please let me know by Wednesday if you can!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Announcements 1/16/17

1)  Congratulations to the students who made the All-West Honor Band!  It is quite an accomplishment and one to very proud of.  To everyone who tried out on Saturday - I am proud of you and know that this whole process, whether you made it or not, will positively affect you going forward.  From job interviews to college admissions, this experience will better prepare you for life's challenges.

2)  The Band will be working the concessions at the Basketball game Tuesday night.  I have the parents that I need, but I also need 4 students to help out from 5:30 to around 9 pm.  Let me know during class on Tuesday if you can help out.

3)  Jazz Band will meet on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

4)  Leadership team: We will be having a rehearsal with the current 8th graders on Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Band Room.  This will be our first chance to meet them, talk to them, and answer any questions they may have about High School.  So come with encouragement and a welcoming heart!  We will also be playing instruments and spinning flags as we have a "rehearsal" with them. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Annoucements 1/8/17

1)  Three things to put on your calendar:  The Ensemble Concert has been changed to February 28 at 7 pm in the Middle School Gym.  This allows UTM's Faculty Ensemble to join us for the concert as our special guests.  Also, the band will be serving a Fundraiser Chili Supper on Feb. 7.  This will be similar to the Middle School's Chili Supper, so donations will be asked for shortly and workers will be needed.  More info to come.  Finally, we had to put the Miss Harmony pageant on February 25 because the school had already been reserved on March 11.  I will sending out a flyer for that event later this week.

2)  Jazz Band will meet tomorrow (Monday) from 3:30 to 4:30.

3)  Students auditioning for All-West:  Your audition times can be found at  You will need to find your way to Arlington High School on Saturday.  I am proud of everyone who is doing this, and whether you make it or not, you have become a better musician for the effort you put into this!  Good luck on Saturday!