It’s time to start planning for the next Marching Band Season. We will be again hosting some Saturday events to introduce what we do to potential students. The first such event will be held on March 3rd in the band room at the HS. The other dates include April 7, and two Saturdays in May.
We are in the process of creating an Honor Band for the region. The dates for that have not been set yet, but will likely require us to cancel one of the May MB clinics. As soon as that information is locked in we will update you.
Either way you will want to keep both May 12 and 19 free for band.
Want to win some money? Have a composition idea? Why not try your luck?
Young Composers Contest
Students may now apply to be in a National Honors Ensemble.
We are excited to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. This year’s event will take place November 25-28, 2018 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The 2018 program will also include our first-ever All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble! Attached please find the 2018 promotional flyer, and ensemble selection procedure. You can find all current information about the 2018 ANHE program at nafme.org/ANHE.
Here is the flyer:
If you are interested in Winter Drumline for 2018 please fill out this form. Please have it done by Monday Nov 20, 2017
The calendar I was using for the Band Website was not allowing you to subscribe to it easy. So I have changed the calendar on the website to one that will allow subscriptions to, and should update as I add and change things.
I have had a couple people ask me about the France trip in June 2019. You may have noticed that they page about it is gone from the web site. After spending countless hours in discussions with administrators, and the school board we have all come to the conclusion that the trip is really not feasible for us.
We all agree that it would be an amazing opportunity, but there are a ton of factors that make it difficult for us to pull off. I too am sad that we will not get the opportunity to go, but we are now looking for a new trip idea that will be possible in about the same time frame.
Stay tuned for more information as we get it. I was planning to let people down when I had an alternative plan, but since a couple have asked recently I figured I better fill everyone in .
If you have been saving to go, keep saving so that whatever else we come up with you will be all set to go.
Music Calendar 2017 & 18
If you downloaded this prior to Sept 11, 2017 it has a mistake on it. This link is accurate as of 9-11-17.
The new site has finally been migrated to the new server. We should be over the humps now and good to go. If you find anything missing that you would like access to let me know and I’ll add it.
Sweat Week starts Monday. Remember that practice is from 7am to 2pm Monday through Saturday. After 2pm I ask that the kids not make any other plans. If we need the extra time to finish stuff or have sectionals I need the kids there.
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There is no acceptable excuse for missing Sweat Week! If a student misses any of this week they will be removed from the band. It is that important. If there is a once in a lifetime conflict that you really think warrants missing some of this week the student must meet with Mr. Gibson in person prior to the conflict. The more notice the better. Only if Mr. Gibson says it is approved will it be ok to miss. Do not plan on Mr. Gibson approving anything.
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We will have a short parent preview Saturday about Noon. Feel free to come see what we have done. We will even give you a chance to try what they are doing. Wear some comfy shoes and something easy to move in.