Weekly Update (3/7- 3/11)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
Wow Wind Ensemble... we did it! We made history, and broke a 20+ year dry spell. Doesn't it almost feel surreal? For me, I'm not sure our accomplishment has really set in yet. But.... we did it.
Of course, we're going to do more celebrating, but first we rest.
Hard work truly pays off! Congratulations, Wildcats, on earning overall superiors. I am in awe.
This week is easy. Leadership Monday on Monday (duh) and Fundraiser Tuesday. Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will begin on the 14th and will run for two weeks. Details soon to follow.
We also need to send our love and support to our Bobcat little brothers and sisters! They perform at Concert MPA on Friday at 7:30pm. Wouldn't it be special if both our bands earned Superiors the same year?
March at- a- glance
Leadership Monday! – March 7th- 3pm to 5pm
Dairy Queen Band Night!– March 8th- 4pm to 8pm
Middle School Concert MPA – March 11th- 7:30pm
Leadership Monday! – March 14th- 3pm to 5pm
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Begins! – March 14th
Mandatory 22-23 High School Band Parent Meeting – March 18th- 6:00pm
Leadership Monday! – March 21st- 3pm to 5pm
Majorette Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 22nd- 6pm
Music Ensemble Auditions Begin – March 28th
Leadership Monday! – March 28th- 3pm to 5pm
Colorguard Clinics – March 28th- 5pm to 6:15pm
Colorguard Clinics – March 30th- 2:45pm to 4pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – March 24th- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – March 31st- 3pm to 5pm
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.
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.
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:
Please have read: "Get in the Habit" and "Paradigms and Principles"
Homework Due: (None)
Dairy Queen Band Night from 4pm to 8pm
Not everyone performs, but everyone (and their families) should come get something to eat or put a donation in our tip jar!
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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, Kelsey Johnson (3/9)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!