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Weekly Update (9/20- 9/24)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


IT’S A GAME WEEK! This home game is vs. Mandarin HS. Call time is 4:30pm at the High School. Please come dressed in your band shirt and jeans. If the weather is good to us this week, we will march the full show. If not, we will only march movements 1 and 2. Continued lightning rehearsals may result in a called rehearsal on Saturday, October 2nd so that we may stand a shot at finishing putting down our show and having our full product ready for competition. We will talk more about this in class/ at rehearsal.



Regarding the Fair Concession Booth— Band Parents and Students, I am so proud of you! Through your efforts, time spent, and hard work, our fair concession stand has yielded never before seen profits!! This year, I can proudly say that the fair Concession Stand has earned $10,783.74!!! 😱 Our marching show is paid off, and we have a great buffer of excess funding now! And I'd also like to throw in another honorable mention to all those who helped us cover both bases on Friday night! That teamwork was impeccable! This is what happens when our band family operates as a unit and we get investment from our amazing constituents! Thank you so much for your hard work!



September at- a- glance


Events:

Letterman Jacket Fittings in Cafeteria-- October 1st- (Ask Front Office for Details)


Rehearsals:

After School Rehearsal -- September 21st- 4pm to 7pm

After School Rehearsal -- September 23rd- 4pm to 7pm

After School Rehearsal -- September 28th- 4pm to 7pm

After School Rehearsal -- September 30th- 4pm to 7pm



Performances:

HOME vs. Mandarin HS- September 24th- 4:30 Call Time

AWAY vs. Bishop Kenny HS- October 1st- 4:00 Call Time





Things to Note 🎵:

Dr. Erin Bodnar Visits!


This Friday, the Director of Bands from the University of North Florida—Dr. Erin Bodnar – will be visiting us during 2nd and 3rd period! Please plan to be present!!




Erin Bodnar joined the faculty at the University of North Florida in 2018 as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands where she conducts the Wind Symphony and Concert Band, instructs courses in conducting and coordinate the UNF Conducting Symposium. Prior to her appointment at UNF, Dr. Bodnar was Director of Bands at Graceland University for four years during which time the Symphonic Band performed at the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference. During 2013-2014, Dr. Bodnar was the conductor of the Wind Symphony and Orchestra at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her primary conducting teachers were Timothy Salzman, Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher and Gerald King and she has participated in conducting workshops across the United States as well as in Ukraine and Costa Rica. Dr. Bodnar maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician, traveling to Thailand, Indonesia, and throughout the United States and Canada



Parent Volunteers/ Chaperones

Chaperone sign-ups are available on Cut Time! You can log in to cut time using your student’s account or you can create an account and link it to your student! Volunteers are how we keep this program running so please make time to help us out where possible!  Remember that to volunteer in any event that is going to have you around students for an extended amount of time, you must complete and turn in a volunteer form per the Baker County School District.


After School Activities this Week:


Monday

· No Activities Scheduled


Tuesday

· After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm


Wednesday

· No Activities Scheduled


Thursday

· After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm


Friday

· HOME vs Mandarin HS (4:30pm Call Time)



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 TWO birthdays this week!


Happy Birthday Jolynn Gochenour (9/25) and Tyler Walden (9/26)!!



Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!

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