Sunday, March 19, 2017

Announcements 3/19/17

1)  Jazz Band Rehearsal on Monday

2)  Guard Rehearsals for the Spring Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, not Tuesday of this week.

3)  Butter Braids will be delivered this Wednesday afternoon.  Be prepared to take your orders home to put in the freezer so that don't start thawing out.

4)   Concert Festival this Friday for Band members in class.  We perform at 2:20 at Liberty High School.  Anyone who wants to come and watch us can do so.  It is free admission, but plan to sit toward the back because the judges will be in the middle of the auditorium.  A full schedule will be posted in the next couple of days.

5)  We will be eating at Sparky's on Friday on our way to Concert Festival.  Please bring your $7 for the buffet sometime this week before Friday so that we can pay before we leave the restaurant. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Announcements 3/12/17

1)  Jazz Band rehearsal on Monday.

2)  Color Guard workshop and auditions are this Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30.  Remember to bring $20 to help pay for the instructor.

3)  We are two weeks away from Concert Festival and we realized on Friday just how much work needs to be done during that time.  Please use your time wisely and practice the sections of the two Concert Festival tunes that need your personal attention.  These are two very difficult songs that will not reach their full potential if you are only picking up your horn during class time.  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Announcements 3/5/17

1)  Drumline Workshop and Audition this Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 (plan on being done at 5 pm on Wednesday, though).  

2)  Jazz Band will meet this Tuesday because of a Faculty meeting on Monday.

3)  Butter Braid forms will be due this Thursday, so make that final push so that we can be better set up for the end of the year as we will need to pay for Buses for the parades and the cost of the Band Banquet.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Announcements 2/26/17

1)  Jazz  Band Rehearsal Monday until 4:30.

2)  Ensemble Concert is Tuesday!  Report time is 6 pm at the Middle School.  Concert Attire.  We will warm up at 6, rehearse with the UTM Woodwind Quintet at 6:15, and the concert will start at 7.

3)  Booster Meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm.

4)  Solo and Ensemble is this Saturday for those students who signed up.  You will need to be at Northside HS by 8:30 am.  There will be a warm up room, and you find your room and play when you are ready.  You are free to go home when you are done playing.  I will have the medals on Monday.  I will already be there if you need to contact me.  Make sure you take your instrument home Friday when you leave school.

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.