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Deadline extended to sign up for trip

Published: 2018-12-11 14:02:04 by jsmith

Y'all are making this hard for us!  We had quite a few new folks sign up for the trip last week.  Unfortunately it wasn't enough to make that 2nd bus a for sure thing.  It WAS enough people to make figuring out who gets cut a really tough decision. 

Here's what we're going to do: the deadline to sign up for the trip has been extended to Friday, 12/14.  You need to turn in $400 (two $200 payments have passed) and your signed contract by Friday, 12/14 to reserve your spot.

Parents, we're still looking to add a chaperone or two to the list so if you've worked with the kids before please feel free to sign up as well!


Honor Band Camp, 1/25-26

Published: 2018-11-29 09:15:40 by jsmith

WHAT: Honor Band Camp

WHO: ALL wind and percussion students

WHERE: BTWHS campus
 
WHEN: Friday, 1/25 4:15pm - 7:00pm and Saturday, 1/26 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
HOW MUCH: $25 payable by cash/check/money order (payable to BTWHS Band) in the drop box
 
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
 
DETAILS:
This is the concert season version of summer band camp.  Each concert band will work on their MPA music with a clinician Friday evening.  Saturday morning students will have a master class with a professional musician on their instrument.  The rest of the day will be spent back with their clinicians working on their MPA music again.  Lunch will be provided.

5 things about lunch in the band room

Published: 2018-11-13 12:24:26 by jsmith

5 things about lunch in the band room:
  1. If you plan to spend your lunch period in the band room you must come immediately after the first bell.  Do not come down the hall after that without a pass from your block teacher (no, we will not write you a pass).  This is a school rule so please do not complain to us about it.
  2. You are not allowed to bring cafeteria food into the band room.  You must bring your lunch if you want to eat in there.  This is also a school rule.  See previous item about complaints. 
  3. You must bring directors a pass from your block teacher if you are in the band room during block outside of your usual lunch time.  Again, this is a school rule - don't complain to us.
  4. You must clean up after yourself every time you eat in the band room.  This is our rule.  I don't recommend complaining about it.
  5. You will keep the noise down during lunch.  Talking is fine; yelling (for fun or otherwise) is not.  Practicing is fine; turning the amp up to 11 and trying to impress your friends is not.  Drumming on a pad is fine; busting out a set of quads and disrupting classes all the way down to ROTC is not.  You get the picture.  This is our rule and if you would like to complain you can feel free to enjoy your lunch period in the cafeteria for the rest of the year.
 
Please understand that we do NOT have to keep the room open for you during lunches.  This is our planning period which could be spent very comfortably with doors locked, main room lights off, and lovely, blissful peace and quiet.  Spending your lunch period in the band room is a privilege that can be revoked at any time if we feel you are taking advantage of it.  

ATTENTION: We are not participating in the Veteran's Day Parade

Published: 2018-11-11 18:17:47 by jsmith

Due to projected bad weather we will NOT be participating in the Veteran's Day Parade on Monday, 11/12.


Community band parades

Published: 2018-11-07 16:51:06 by jsmith

Remember that each wind/percussion student is required to attend one of the two community band performances (Veteran's Day or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) every year for a grade!

The Veteran's Day Parade is Monday, 11/12.  

  • 8:00am: report to corner of Main St. and Spring St. downtown
  • 9:00am: Parade begins
  • 10:00am: Band marches off parade route at Veteran's Memorial Park (this is where you'll pick up your student)

Students should wear their full marching band uniform with no hat.

Students should take home all instruments and their uniform on Friday. The band room will not be open over the weekend.

 


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