Weekly Update (11/29- 12/4)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break! I think the week off was much needed and hopefully we can now finish off the remaining quarter strong! Also don't forget....
So yes, there have been some developments with Football. Right now, we know that there is a game in Miami this Friday. I am trying to make it possible for the Band to attend. More information will come out as it is received, but I will need band families to be prepared to handle adjustments to our calendar as they happen. If we miraculously win this game on Friday, we will plan to go to state and perform our Halftime Show, meaning we will need to add Marching Rehearsals to our calendar so we can remember how our show goes. I have not yet put on the calendar any adjustments for if we win Friday’s game because I don’t want to mess with our concert date.
Band, please be flexible and work hard to be in attendance both at school and at all our December events. A number of us have fallen off, particularly those members of Wind Ensemble who failed to attend what was effectively our last after school rehearsal before the Christmas Concert. Band is a team activity, and we need all members of our team present to be our best.
December at- a- glance
NFHB Recording Day- December 1st
Prism Concert at Florida State University- December 2nd- 2:30pm Call Time
Band Christmas Party- December 16th- 2:30pm- 5:00pm
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- November 30th- 3pm to 5pm
Choir Rehearsal -- December 1st- 3pm to 4:30pm
A Christmas Festival Joint Rehearsal (WE/SYM/ ALUMNI/ PERCUSSION/ CHORUS -- December 6th- 3pm to 6:00pm
TENTATIVE After School Marching Rehearsal -- December 7th- 3pm to 6:00pm
Choir Rehearsal -- December 8th- 3pm to 4:30pm
TENTATIVE After School Marching Rehearsal -- December 9th- 3pm to 6:00pm
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- December 14th- 3pm to 5pm
AWAY Playoff Game- December 3rd- 12:30pm Call Time/ 1:00pm Bus Leave
Lighted Christmas Parade- December 4th- 4:30pm
BCHS Christmas Concert- December 10th- 4:30pm Call Time/ Concert Starts at 7:00pm
Breakfast with Santa (Jazz Band Only)- December 11th- 8:30am Call Time
Things to Note 🎵:
After School Activities this Week:
· Saxophone Sectional (Student Led)- 3 to 4:30pm
· Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal- 3pm to 5pm
· Choir Rehearsal – 3pm to 4:30pm
· NFHB Auditions/ Recording Day- Starting 5pm
o $15 Due
· Emergency Band Booster Meeting- 6:30pm
· FSU Prism Concert Field Trip- Call Time 2:30pm
o Attire: Nicer wear… Maybe a Button Down Shirt and Nice Jeans for Men and a Casual Dress for Women
o Bring a Mask!! (Just in Case)
· HOME vs Miami Central HS (Playoff Game) —12:30pm Call Time/ Bus Leaves at 1:00pm
o Attire is Band Shirt and Jeans
o 5 Hour Bus Ride—We aim to feed on the way there and upon arrival at the stadium.
o Preference for Chaperones goes first to those parents who have volunteered at our band concession stand. If you regularly help at our concession stand and are interested in chaperoning this event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, I base birthday announcements on what I can see on the Band App, so if you would like to be recognized for your birthday on the weekly announcements, please make sure your Birthday is set to PUBLIC on the Band App.
According to Band App, there is ONE birthday this week!
Happy Birthday to Gracie Waters (11/30)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!