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Weekly Update (8/7- 8/11)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


Can you believe it? It's the beginning of yet another year of music making at BCHS!



There is not very much going on this first week, but things will pick up very soon afterwards


 

Countdowns


 

Weekly Walkthrough


Monday, there is no school. Open House for 10th- 12th Graders is today from 10am- 12pm.


Tuesday, there is no school. Open House for 9th Graders is today from 6pm to 7:30pm.


Wednesday, there is no school. Go to bed early!


Thursday, we have the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! There is also a Leadership Meeting!


Friday, I will be streaming DCI Semi Finals in the band room. DCI semi finals will go from 1pm to roughly 11pm. It would be a fun way for us to spend time in the band room. We can have popcorn, pizza, candies, and other snacks available and just spend time with one another while watching some amazing corps and listening to them on our sound system. You can bring blankets and pillows to watch with your friends on our newly cleaned floor. If you plan to attend, check out the sign up on the BAND app.


 

Leadership Meeting Info


Reading: Everyone needs to arrive having read Building Blocks 6-8 (Self Control- Initiative). Everyone also needs to review this pdf.

Secretary: The Secretary needs to reach out to all members of leadership and the band director to see if anyone has items to add to the agenda. You can do this by going to people one by one, or by putting out a google form.

Things to add to the agenda could be:

  • Ideas to help things run smoothly

  • Questions

  • Concerns

  • Event Ideas

  • Sectional Dates

  • Things that should be run by all of leadership

The Secretary should also download the below document to take the meeting minutes moving forward.

BCHS Leadership Meeting Minutes
.docx
Download DOCX • 16KB

 

August at- a- glance


Events:

Open House (10th-12th)August 7th- 10am-12pm

Open House (9th)August 8th- 6pm-7:30pm

Leadership MeetingAugust 10th- 2:30pm- 3:30pm

DCI Semi FinalsAugust 11th- 3pm-11pm

Band Volleyball (Student Social Activity) August 12th- 10am

Leadership MeetingAugust 17th- 2:30pm- 3:30pm

Leadership MeetingAugust 24th- 2:30pm- 3:30pm

Leadership MeetingAugust 31st- 2:30pm- 3:30pm


Rehearsals:

After School RehearsalAugust 15th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalAugust 17th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalAugust 22nd- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalAugust 24th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalAugust 29th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalAugust 31st- 4pm- 7pm


Performances:

HOME vs. Union County HSAugust 18th- 4pm

AWAY vs. Bradford HSAugust 25th- 4pm

AWAY vs. Oakleaf HSSeptember 1st- 4pm

 

Things to Note 🎵:


Cell Phone Policy


Just so no one is caught off guard, our Cell Phone policy is changing. In Band, students are required to put their cell phone under their seat (or under their stand if we are in marching band mode) if they have it on their person. Students are only allowed to use their cell phones if Mr. Moore grants specific permission (such as to access a particular website or to use an app as a metronome, etc.). Students will not be allowed to accept personal phone calls (including phone calls from parents/ family) during class time.


Remember that Florida laws have changed making it much easier for teacher to confiscate cellular devices. My policy is generally a little looser, but other teachers are planning to play hardball when it comes to cell phones. You've been warned!


Band Procedures


Please be sure to review the band procedures. We are officially using them upon the start of school and there is no grace period. Take special care to review procedures on In Class/ Music Rehearsal, Attendance Conflicts, and After School Band Rehearsals.


Band Procedures
.pdf
Download PDF • 207KB

 

After School Activities this Week:


Monday

  • Open House (10th-12th) – 10am-12pm

Tuesday

  • Open House (9th) – 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday

  • No Activities Scheduled

Thursday

  • Leadership Meeting – 2:30pm- 3:30pm

Friday

  • DCI Semi Finals – 3pm-11pm

Saturday

  • Band Volleyball (Student Social Activity) – 10am


 

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 was EIGHT birthdays in July, ONE birthday in August and NO birthdays this week!


Happy Birthday to Avery Nipper (7/9), Ashton Coop (7/14) Madison Coop (7/14), Aubrey Kreutz (7/15), Eric Jackson (7/20), Shealynn Gray (7/20), De'Mario Sadler (7/27), Xavier Sadler (7/27) and Cameron Newmans (8/1)!








Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!




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