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Weekly Update (3/11- 3/14)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


GUESS WHAT! IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME FOR SPRING BREAK!






 

THE UNIVERSAL TRIP IS ON!





Here are the details... a detailed itinerary will come out soon:


  • Dates are 4/27-28. 4/27- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper (Buc-ee’s on the way down) and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), go to Hotel, Pizza (included) and Pool Party. 4/28- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), Go Home (stop at Buc-ee's along the way).

  • The Trip is open to members of Band/ Chorus who have no disciplinary referrals, excessive absences, and a GPA above 2.0. This is a school policy, don't shoot the messenger. Stay on top of your grades, and stay well behaved. If there are questions about this, you can email me at myles.moore@bakerk12.org.

  • Total Cost of the Trip will be $380. The $150 Deposit was due on February 15th, so if you paid a deposit, your remaining balance is $230. Trip Payment #2 ($115) will be due on 3/1/24, and Trip Payment #3 ($115 or remaining balance) will be due on 3/14/24.

  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY PAID IN PART/FULL FOR A BAND TRIP. If you DO want to do this trip, then you will receive a refund of whatever overage remains after the full balance of the trip is paid. You can also use your payment to cover deposits by reaching out to Jennifer Luke at president@bakercountybands.org. If you DO NOT want to do this trip, email Jennifer Luke at president@bakercountybands.org to request a refund.

  • There will be a mandatory trip meeting for all participants and their parents on 4/22/24.

Please await a link from Mrs. Luke to pay your remaining balances.

 

Countdowns












Weekly Walkthrough


Monday,  we have a Leadership Monday! I won't be here during the school day, but I'll be there after school. Please come having read "The Relationship Bank Account", "Think Win-Win", and "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood" from the book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey. You also should have completed the challenge from last week. Be ready to turn that in.


Tuesday, we have our Pre- MPA Concert joint with BCMS at 6:30pm. BCHS Symphonic Band performs!


Wednesday there are no after school activities.


Thursday,  there are no after school activities.


Friday, there are no after school activities and it's the first day of spring break! Be Safe!



 

March at- a- glance


Events:

Leadership Monday!March 11th- 3pm to 5pm

Mandatory Majorette Parent MeetingMarch 11th- 6pm

Dominos's Fundraiser Reward (During 5th Period)March 14th- 3pm to 5pm

Leadership Monday!March 25th- 3pm to 5pm


Rehearsals:

State Jazz MPA Dress Rehearsal March 25th- 1:40pm- 5:00pm

Irish Tune from County Derry RehearsalApril 1st- 3pm- 6pm


Performances:

Pre-MPA Concert (Symphonic Band and MS Bands)March 12th- 4:30pm Call Time, 6:30pm Concert Begins

State S/E and Jazz MPAMarch 27th- Times/ Details TBA

 

Things to Note 🎵:


Leadership Mondays 2024


It's crazy that we already need to start thinking about Leadership for the upcoming school year! If you are interested in becoming a part of the leadership team for 23-24, then you should do the following:


  • Let a Drum Major/ Quartermaster know you are interested

  • Purchase 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (Do NOT Purchase Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

  • Plan to attend the Leadership Monday Meetings on 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, and 4/22.

  • Take a look at the below document if you want some ideas on things that we look for out of potential candidates.

What Makes a Leader
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Some other things you should consider:

  • We are looking to e x p a n d our leadership team a little bit. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • We want to find a way for Captains/ QM to go to Leadership Camp as well as the DM's. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • You can talk to myself and other leaders about the process if you wish-- just remember to be judicious.



 

After School Activities this Week:


Monday

  • Leadership Monday!– 3pm to 5pm

Tuesday

  • Pre-MPA Concert (Symphonic Band and MS Bands)– 4:30pm Call Time; 6:30pm Performance Time

Wednesday

  • No Activities Scheduled

Thursday

  • No Activities Scheduled

Friday

  • No Activities Scheduled



 

Birthday Announcements!

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 are four birthdays this week!


Happy Birthday to Abbi Dunning (3/14), Jacob Ballinger (3/14), and Kaiden Bowers (3/14), and Jasmine Endel (3/15)!





Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!




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