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Weekly Update (9/18- 9/22)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


Kudos! Thanks to your efforts on Monday's DQ Band Night, we raised about $640!


Are you excited?? We FINALLY get to put on our show for our audience! We will be performing our halftime show this Friday!





This week is gonna fly by! Be ready for focused after school rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday! We want our first performance to be as clean as can be!


Speaking of which-- as a reminder:


1. Students who do not attend the Thursday rehearsal prior to a performance may not be allowed to perform.

2. Students who do not demonstrate a level of mastery in marching their dot may be sidelined as a safety concern. This will especially be the case if a student has frequent collisions or significantly inhibits the performance of other band members.

3. Students who do not pass playing tests may be sidelined from performance.


Please be sure to practice and stay on top of your responsibilities in band.


For Info on UF Band Day, see below!

 

Playing Tests this Week


Wind Ensemble:

  • Scale of the Week-- Ab & Db Major

  • Rhythm of the Week-- #9 & #10

  • Show Music-- Movement 3 Memorized w/ Step Offs

  • Dot Book Check-- Movements 1 & 2 (No Dot Book? Buy another one from my office [limited supply] or HERE-- either way is $15.00)

Symphonic Band:

  • Scale of the Week-- Bb Major

  • Rhythm of the Week-- #3 & #4

  • Show Music-- Movement 2 Memorized w/ Step Offs

  • Dot Book Check-- Movements 1 & 2 (No Dot Book? Buy another one from my office [limited supply] or HERE-- either way is $15.00)

Percussion:

  • Scale of the Week-- D Major

  • Rhythm of the Week-- #9 & #10

  • Show Music-- Movement 4 Memorized

  • Binder Check:

  • 1" Black Binder, no sheet protectors necessary, labeled clearly with your name

  • Rehearsal Etiquette Page

  • Show Music w/ Sets Labeled in Music

  • All Cadences

Chorus:

  • Rhythm of the Week-- #2 & #3 (Moved to this week)

 

Countdowns






 

Weekly Walkthrough


Monday, there are no activities scheduled.


Tuesday, there is a Woodwind Sectional from 2:30- 3:30pm. We also have an After School Rehearsal from 4pm to 7pm.


Wednesday, we have early out. JAZZ BAND, I would like 1st Alto, Bari, 1st & 4th Bone, 1st & 2nd Tpt, Guitar, and Drum Set to come with me to work with the Middle School Jazz Band from 1pm to 4pm. If not available, let me know on Jazz Chat.


Thursday, we have an After School Rehearsal from 4pm to 7pm.


Friday, we have HOME vs. Viera HS. For Attire, I would like for us to wear Full Uniform. I'm sorry shirts are taking so long, I promise I am trying. In the meantime, wear a wildcat shirt and gym shorts. We are really close to having our pep uniform ready-- I'm just waiting on band shirts. WE WILL BE PERFORMING OUR ENTIRE HALFTIME SHOW! You will be fed (I promise), but I don't know what yet.


 

Leadership Meeting Info


Reading: Everyone needs to arrive having read Mortars 3- 5.


Please communicate matter you want to discuss with the QM BEFORE the day of the meeting so we can discuss it altogether. This just helps everything run more smoothly.


 

September at- a- glance


Events:

Leadership MeetingSeptember 21st- 2:45pm- 3:30pm

Leadership MeetingSeptember 28th- 2:45pm- 3:30pm


Rehearsals:

Woodwind SectionalSeptember 19th- 2:45pm- 3:45pm

After School RehearsalSeptember 19th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalSeptember 21st- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalSeptember 26th- 4pm- 7pm

After School RehearsalSeptember 28th- 4pm- 7pm


Performances:


HOME vs. Viera HSSeptember 22nd- 4pm

AWAY vs. West Nassau HSSeptember 29th- 4pm

 

Things to Note 🎵:


Student Meals @ Home FB Games


Parents/Students-- This year we are offering student meals for $5. These meals will include either a hot dog or a hamburger, chips and a drink. We wanted to try something new this season, in the past some students weren't able to get food because the concession lines were so long that they would be late getting back to the stands. We are pre-selling these meals until noon the day of the game. You may prepay for a meal by going to the band website bakercountybands.org/events. If you go to the website to order make sure you are purchasing under the high school band.


You will have the choice to buy a ticket for a meal for each game if you would like. Unfortunately, you will have to purchase each game meal individually. Each week, we will have a list of the students that have purchased meals and pack them up and deliver them to the stands during 3rd quarter. Each week I will put out a reminder to give everyone a chance to purchase a meal. Students, if you purchase a meal, please make sure you send me a message or leave a comment on the reminder of what you would like to have as your drink. If you have any questions please reach out.


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
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After School Activities this Week:


Monday

  • No Activities Schedules

Tuesday

  • Woodwind Sectional – 2:45pm- 3:45pm

  • After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm

Wednesday

  • Certain Members of Jazz at BCMS– 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Thursday

  • Leadership Meeting – 2:45pm- 3:30pm

  • After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm

Friday

  • HOME vs. Viera HS – 4pm

Saturday

  • UF Band Day – 6:00am Call Time

2023 BAND DAY GAME SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 High School Student Attire: T-Shirt (provided at check-in), Khaki Shorts; Tennis shoes (Closed toe)


  • 8:00AM CHECK-IN (DIRECTORS) ALUMNI BAND PAVILION (1273 Gale Lemerand Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611 ) *GET SHIRTS & SWAG FOR STUDENTS

  • 8:30AM FULL BAND REHEARSAL – GATOR BAND FIELD

  • 9:45AM Bands Dismissed - Visit Campus/Gainesville (Oaks Mall, Celebration Point, etc.) Lunch on Own (ALL)

  • 4:30PM Busses and Equipment Trucks parked on Stadium Extension (map will be sent after registration)

  • 4:45PM Bands Meet Gator Band Staff for escort to entrance gate and seating AS A GROUP HIGH SCHOOL BANDS ENTER STADIUM THROUGH GATE 9 –BOTTLED WATER AT SEATS (Chaperones/Parents Enter through regular admissions gates) Gator Band Staff Oversees HS Band Assigned Seating (to match order on field)

  • 6:30PM EVERYONE IN SEATS READY TO WATCH PRE-GAME

  • 7:00 pm FL v UNC-Charlotte Kickoff

  • IN GAME - Play along with Gator Band

  • HALFTIME – PERFORM ON FIELD (Fruit & Gatorade provided after halftime performance)

  • POST GAME - DISMISS to RETURN TO BUS PARKING (w/ESCORTS)

 

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 no birthdays this week.... 😔




Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!




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