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Weekly Update (3/28- 4/1)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


We are entering Music Ensemble Placements time! Are you ready? I'll be listening to all current members of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band as well as 8th graders.


These auditions make me excited for next year's band! Looking at numbers alone, it looks like we will have two FULL SIZE ensembles. Next year is looking up!


Band Families-- please be sure to read up on this information pertaining to the band field trip:



Band Trip Parent Letter
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Band Trip 2022 Totals
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March at- a- glance


Events:

Music Ensemble Auditions BeginMarch 28th

Leadership Monday!March 28th- 3pm to 5pm

Colorguard ClinicsMarch 28th- 5pm to 6:15pm

Colorguard ClinicsMarch 30th- 2:45pm to 4pm


Rehearsals:

Wind Ensemble RehearsalMarch 31st- 3pm to 5pm


Performances:

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Things to Note 🎵:



Music Ensemble Auditions


Music Ensemble Auditions which will determine placement in Wind Ensemble for the 2022-23 School Year will begin March 28th. The number of musicians in Wind Ensemble will stay about the same and most students entering the band next year will be placed in Symphonic Band as a result. This is good news for both ensembles! Wind Ensemble will be very competitive, and Symphonic Band will increase dramatically in size! Requirements for this audition will come out in February, but students can prepare by working on the following Scales in 2 octaves All State Pattern: G, C, F Bb, Eb, Ab, Db.


Band Booster Scholarships


Now available are the Band Booster Scholarship Applications! One Scholarship is for any student in our Band Program who would like to go to a summer music camp! All Drum Major Candidates are required to apply for this option, but all my students are encouraged to apply. The money from this helps to pay for a trip to a summer music camp of your choosing. Summer Music Camps are a life- changing experience where you can learn how to become a strong musician and make great friends with students from across the state. For more info about the scholarship, click the link below.

Summer Music Camp Scholarship Application 2021 - 2022
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The other scholarship is the Senior Scholarship which is $1000 for any Senior going off to college or to a trade school. This money can be used to offset the cost of any books, tuition, or school supplies. This is the EASIEST scholarship for any band senior to apply to, and applications are due April 1st, 2022. For more info, click the link below.

Senior Scholarship Application 2021 - 2022
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Leadership Book 2022


If you are interested in Leadership, you will need to purchase the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey. Every year, Leadership uses a text to learn to understand leadership concepts. Leadership Mondays begin on Monday, March 7th from 3pm to 5pm. Students must attend all Leadership Mondays to be considered for a position.


Please read the following chapters by each date:

March 7th- "Get in the Habit" and "Paradigms and Principles"

March 14th- "The Personal Bank Account" and "Habit 1- Be Proactive"

March 21st- "Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind" and "Habit 3- Put First Things First"

March 28th- "The Relationship Bank Account" and "Habit 4- Think Win- Win"

April 4th- "Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood" and "Habit 6- Synergize"

April 11th- "Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw" and "Keep Hope Alive"


After School Activities this Week:


Monday

  • Leadership Monday!

  • Please have read: "The Relationship Bank Account" and "Habit 4- Think Win- Win"

  • Homework Due:

  • Mission Statement

  • Be Ready to Talk About your Baby Steps

  • Colorguard Clinics- 5pm- 6:15pm

Tuesday

  • Majorette Mandatory Parent Meeting @6:00pm

Wednesday

  • Colorguard Clinics- 2:45pm- 6:15pm

Thursday

  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Arrive

  • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal CANCELLED


Friday

  • No Activities Scheduled

Saturday

  • Jacksonville University Jazz Fest

  • 12:15pm Call Time

  • 12:30pm Bus Leave

  • Approx Return Time: 5:30pm



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 is ONE birthday this week!


Happy Birthday, Olivia Lowther (3/28)!






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Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!

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