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Concert Week!  I’m really looking forward to the next couple of weeks!  Lot’s of events are happening and it’s almost summer break.  I don’t have a lot of new things to report…just wanted to reiterate times and dates for the events we have coming up.

Jazz Band: Rehearsal tomorrow 5/10.  Let’s plan to set-up and start around 2:45.  I’m working on getting the stage for our rehearsal.  I want to be done between 3:45-4:00pm.

Drum Major Auditions: will take place in the band room tomorrow 5/10 starting around 4:00pm.

Spring Concert: The Spring Concert is scheduled for this Thursday, May 12 at 7pm in the LHS auditorium.  Concert order of ensembles will be Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band.  Report time for all band members is no later than 6:15pm.  Concert dress will be the same as before – white dress shirt, black dress pants (no jeans), and black dress shoes.  A bow tie will be provided.  Remember that attendance at the concert is mandatory and a major part of the band grade.

Band Awards & Potluck Night:  This is the night we celebrate the year’s accomplishments.  Come and bring a dish, eat good food, and enjoy each other’s company before we break for summer.  The event will take place Monday, May 16 at 6:30 in the LHS Cafeteria.  See attachment on what to bring!

Memorial Day Parade: The Marching Band will combine forces with Fauquier and Kettle Run’s marching band on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day Parade and Observance in Warrenton.  Please see the attached document for times and performance details.  Please make sure that you have the appropriate items for the “summer” uniform.  I will have a new marching band polo to give you at our scheduled rehearsal.  See Mr. Neidich with questions.

Marching Band:  The music for next year’s show is complete.  Individual parts are being created and will be made available soon.  The projected cutoff date to register of April 29th has obviously come and gone.  It is not too late to join!!!  Use the link to get signed up ASAP https://forms.gle/kFLLn2xQ2wTs31tf7   I’ll need an accurate count of performers before the last day of school…May 25.  We are almost at a 100% return rate for our veteran marchers.  We’re still looking for new members as well.  Get signed up so you don’t miss out on an amazing new season!  You may make payments to the Liberty Band Boosters PayPal account using the username: lhsbandboosters1@gmail.com or simply send in a payment with your child to give to Mr. Neidich.  Checks are to be made out to the Liberty Band Boosters.

Graduation:  Graduation will occur on Thursday, May 19 and begin at 7:00pm.  See the attachment for a detailed schedule of events and other important information.  This is a mandatory event for members (minus seniors) of the Wind Ensemble.  Any Symphonic Band member playing with the Wind Ensemble should already have their music…also, check with your 4th block teacher to see if you might be able to attend a wind ensemble rehearsal or two on either 5/13, 5/17, or 5/19 so you can get a feel for the music. 

Upcoming Dates:

5/11 – Cedar Lee MS Spring Band Concert

5/12 – Liberty High School Spring Band Concert – 7pm, LHS Auditorium

5/16 – LHS Band Awards Night/Potluck, 6:30pm – LHS cafeteria

5/19 – Graduation – 7pm Jiffy Lube Live (see attachment)

5/25 – Last Day of School – 11:30 dismissal

5/30 – Memorial Day Parade