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Band update 3/9/15 – pictures!
Posted on 03/09/2015

Good Afternoon,

I have just confirmed that we will have band pictures this Thursday.  March 12th in the band room during the school day.  Please come prepared to have your picture taken for the band composite and also individual pictures.  The showing day will be on Thursday, April 9th from 2:15pm to 7:00pm.

Thank you

Mr. D

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Band update 3/9/15
Posted on 03/09/2015

Good morning!

I want to send out a huge Congratulations to the band for earning a Superior Rating on Friday at the MPA held at Edgewater HS.  The students played great on stage and in the sight reading room.  I could not be more proud! We were only one of 14 out of 47 bands that performed to earn this Rating. This is a huge accomplishment!  I also want to thank all the parents that came out to see the performance.  It was nice to see you in the audience during our performance.  Friendly faces are always a welcomed sight!  Also, thank you for your patience during the process as it was running behind schedule which made for a longer evening than expected.

There will not be any rehearsals for the concert band this week. (Tuesday and Thursday after school)

This is the week we host the FFCC Winterguard Show.  If you have not already done so please sign up in Charms to help volunteer and bring food for the hospitality room.  We really do need all hands on deck to make this show run as smoothly as it did last year.  Mrs. Voodre set up a sign up form for the food.  Please review this and bring in what you can.  If you have another idea for an entree please let me know and I will pass this info on to her.  Anything and everything will be great to have.  We have the reputation as having the best hospitality room in the circuit. Let’s make sure we keep it as that brings in more groups from around the state.  We still need volunteers in key areas.  Please review the areas and sign up for a time that you can do.  We especially need help in the afternoon slots.  There will be update times sent out very soon concerning the start time of the show.

There will be a brief meeting on Wednesday this week to finalize the details of the show.  It will be in the band room at 6:00pm.

Musically,

Mr. D

 

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Band Update 03/05/15
Posted on 03/05/2015

Good Morning,

MPA is here. Tomorrow is the day!  The concert Band performs at Edgewater High School at 4:40pm in the auditorium.  As always if you are able to come please do!

Just a quick reminder that we have rehearsal today from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

The Winterguard show is just around the corner.  The sign up is posted in Charms.  Please visit that page to see the areas that we need help in.  This is a big opportunity to bring in money for the band program and we need all the help we can get to make it as successful as it was last year. FFCC is in the process of finalizing the show schedule.  Once we know the final version we will be able to provide more detailed times and possible adjust the work schedule.  However, please sign up as we really do need the help.  Plus it is FUN!

Musically
Mr. D

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Band update 02/24/15
Posted on 02/24/2015

Good Morning everyone!

I hope this email finds you all doing well! I just wanted to send out the schedule for this week’s after school rehearsals.
Monday- Jazz Rehearsal (only for those in jazz band)
Tuesday- Full band from 230-4, and Winterguard from 4-7
Wednesday- Sectionals
Thursday- Full band from 230-4; Dress Rehearsal from 630-730, Winterguard from 4-7pm
Friday- Optional Jazz Band Sectionals
For the dress rehearsal on Thursday evening, the band will be going through the entire program (3 total pieces). In addition to our stage performance pieces, we will also go through the sight reading process with students to simulate what it will be like next Friday at MPA. We will remain in the auditorium for the sight reading portion, so feel free to stay and check out what the entire process is for Concert MPA.
- All students will need to wear concert attire on Thursday for the dress rehearsal.
Next, congratulations to our winterguard for placing third this past Saturday at the Lyman competition! All members of the winterguard are doing a great job this season! Please try to come out to a show if you can!
Speaking of guard shows, we will be posting sign up sheets for the different positions we will have for our guard show later this week. I will send out an email once those are up.
We will need the following positions
- Concessions
- Gym Doors
- Warm up locations
- Parking
- Swing Positions (these positions will rotate between warm up locations, gym doors, and  concessions)
I think that is all for now. If you have any questions please feel free to email myself or Mr. Davenport. As always, thank you for all that you do!
Futrell and Davenport

 

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