Band Update 5/5/2014
Posted on 03/06/2014
This is the week of MPA. Call time for Saturday is 12:00pm. Arrive at the school dressed and ready to perform. All Balck attire. Remember this is a professional event. We will load the bus and travel to Olympia Olympia High School. The following is the schedule for the day:
12:00pm – Call Time
1:00pm – arrive at Olympia High
2:30pm – Warm up
3:00pm – perform on stage
3:30pm – Sightread
4:00pm – Load bus
5:00pm – Arrive back at ERHS
We have had some productive meetings concerning the guard competition. Check your email for detailed contact information for the Chairpersons. Please contact these people to sign up with them. We are in need of parents to help in every area. If you are willing to help in any area, THANK YOU. It is my goal and I am sure your goal as well to make sure that this show is put on as professionally as possible. We want to make an awesome impression.
2/28/2014 Band Update From Mr. D
Posted on 02/28/2014
Thank you to those who came out to the meeting last night. It was a very productive meeting and I am looking forward to working with all of you to make this a great experience for all involved. I will be meeting with the chairpersons next week to solidify all the details for the show. We are only two weeks away! It is time to get busy! We can do this!
I have included in this email info concerning summer school and band. I just received this today, so I have not had time to plan the actual time for the days, but I wanted to get it to you so that you can put these dates in your planners. Remember, Band Camp is a requirement for marching band. Every student is expected to participate in these two weeks.
Date: February 27, 2014
To: All Principals
Attn: Scott Fritz
Chief Academic Officer
From: Shana Rafalski, Elementary Director Jennifer Gramzinski, Secondary Director Curriculum and Instruction
Subject: Summer School 2014
Orange County Public Schools offers several programs at each of the various levels: elementary, middle and high school. Extended school year (ESY) is offered at all three levels to students with an IEP requiring ESY services. Allocations for all programs will be sent to principals from the finance department in late spring. Hours of Operation will vary dependent on program and building level. Additional detailed information will be disseminated in the near future.
Summer school programs will run on the following schedule unless otherwise listed below.
June 10th Preplanning
June 11th First Day of School for Students July 16th Last Day of School for Students
July 17th Post Planning June 11th-June 13th (Wed – Fri)
June 16th – July 16th (Mon – Thurs)
4 day work weeks
All summer school programs will be closed the entire week of June 30th - July 4th
June 9th Preplanning
June 100h First Day of School for Students July 23th Last Day of School for Students July 24th Post Planning
Operating ten hour days including Fridays
Closed July 3rd and 4th
Orange County Virtual School (OCVS)
To Meet High School Graduation Requirement
|Registration for students from April 14th-June 8th
Courses operate from June 9th-August 9th
Summer Band Camp
July 25th –July 31st (Mon – Thurs)
Aug 4th – Aug 8th (Mon – Fri)
2/24/2014 Band Update from Mr D
Posted on 02/24/2014
This past weekend we had another winterguard competition at Lyman High School. The guards once again did a great job. The JV Guard placed first in their class and the Varsity Guard placed 5th in their class. Great job guard!!!
Concert MPA: We are performing on March 8th at 3:00pm at Olympia High School This means that we warm up at 2:30pm and sight-read at 3:30pm. Call time will be 12:00pm and we will leave East River at 12:30pm. I will need chaperones for this day. Please let me know if you can chaperone. I will open slots in Charms for you to sign up for very soon.
Guard Show March 15th. There will be a meeting Thursday Feb. 27th at 7:00pm. There is a link below to an excel sheet that shows the areas where we will need the help. At the meeting we will discuss these areas in depth and what they require. This is a very important meeting. Please plan to attend.
See you on Thursday!
Volunteer Sign-Ups 2014
Feb 19, 2014 Band update from Mr D
Posted on 02/19/2014
Good evening Band!
I hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend! The winterguard performed this Saturday at the WGI regional at UCF and did an amazing job. I am very proud of each and every student. The varsity guard also made it into finals for the evening performance. Congratulations guard!
Concert this Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Call time for students is 5:00pm. The dress for the concert is ALL BLACK. We will hold a rehearsal before the concert. The concert band will perform in the beginning and the jazz band will perform in the middle. The entire concert should last roughly an hour.
Thank you to those who have contacted businesses for the sponsorship opportunities. If you have not already done so, please send all your contacts to: email@example.com so we can keep track of them.
Info on the guard show will be coming ASAP.