• Tuesday’s Plan – This Tuesday, the Wind Ensemble professor from Slippery Rock University will be arriving to run rehearsals with both of our groups.  He has made a very long trip to get here, and will be staying overnight on Monday evening, so it is imperative that everyone be present on Tuesday.  Symphonic Band will have him during their regular rehearsal time during 4th block, and Wind Ensemble will have him after school from 3pm to 4:30pm.  This rehearsal is worth a grade for everyone, and only extreme circumstances followed by a parent phone call or note will be deemed excusable.  Thank you all for working hard to help us reach a higher level of musicality and success!
  • Jazz Ensemble – Due to not having school on Monday, the Jazz Ensemble will rehearse Wednesday from 3 to 4:30pm.  I have a very special announcement to make to this ensemble in person, so be there to hear it!
  • Chipotle Spirit Night – This Wednesday, come on out to the Chipotle in Warrenton between 4pm and 8pm for 30% of your purchase to go towards our organization!  These funds go towards buying new equipment, music, guest conductors, and so much more that benefits our program.  Just show the flyer attached to this email when you go, and spread the word to make it a big success!
  • All County Jazz Auditions – Any student interested in all county jazz auditions will have to schedule a time with me this week to film an audition in my office.  The link below has all the requirements and information that you need to audition.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XRwE5MvJgehLyk2Ir4SIFQK6Rm67SI7w8MbnGLs6sQQ/edit?usp=sharing
  • Pre-Assessment Concert – Our pre-assessment concert will be next Tuesday in the LHS auditorium.  Report time for high school students is 6pm in the band room.  Dress code for men is black dress shoes, black socks, white undershirts, and concert tuxes.  Women may have their hair in any fashion as long as it is done nicely.  Women are to also wear black heels or flats with their concert dresses.  CLMS students will start their performance at 6pm.  There will then be a brief intermission and high school students will begin at 7pm.  Attendance for this event, as with all concerts, is 100% mandatory for students.
  • March 12th – Just to put this on everyone’s radar, Thursday March 12th is a half day of school due to mid-term exams.  It is also only 2 days before VBODA concert assessment.  If we follow the school schedule, that means Symphonic Band will only have one rehearsal the week before concert assessment.  To amend this, Symphonic Band will have an after school rehearsal from 12pm to 1:30pm that day.  This rehearsal will be essential, or else we will go 4 days without rehearsing the Symphonic Band music before assessment.  This is the calendar if there are no snow days between now and then.  Again, please help us to be successful!