BOOSTER MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY!
Please join us for our monthly parent booster meeting this Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30PM in the Band Room! Meetings are fun, welcome, and efficient. Even though marching season is over, we still need your help and ideas. All parents are encouraged to attend!
Get in shape for the new year!! Join us a ZUMBATHON event on Saturday, January 14th in the Gahr High School Multipurpose Room! Tickets are just $10 in advance. Ticket price goes up to $15 at the door. For more info please call Dee Dee Varney (562) 413-3068 or Rocio Guzman (562) 455-0535.
JAZZ BAND UPDATE
Great job at the Holiday Band Concert! This week we will be sight-reading preparing music for a few upcoming Jazz Festivals! We'll also be adding some pep tunes in for rallies. PLEASE BRING ALL ORIGINALS OF MUSIC TO SCHOOL MONDAY.
CONCERT BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE UPDATE
This week we will going back to basics this week working on rhythms, scales, tone-quality, intonation, and sight-reading! We'll also continue passing out new festival music. Please let Mr. Loney know if you need any help with your honor band music. CONCERT BAND WINDS: We will have open auditions if you are interested in moving up to Wind Ensemble.
WEEKLY REHEARSAL DAYS FOR FULL WINDS & PERCUSSION
Concert Band - Mondays from 3:00-5:30PM
Wind Ensemble - Thursdays from 3:00-5:30PM
*The last 30 minutes are typically reserved for sectionals.
WINTER DRUMLINE UPDATE
Good work at the rehearsals during the break! Rehearsal on Saturday is BATTERY ONLY from 10AM-2PM. Please make sure you've turned in the Winter Drumline Deposit of $175. We cannot pay for our staff, the floor, or get costumes without your donation. While fundraisers are available to help, you still must get your donations in by the set deadlines. Please see Mr. Loney or Mrs. Walker if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
WINTER GUARD UPDATE
Great job at the camps during the break! Please make sure you are caught up with donations from the fall marching band and you've turned in the Winter Drumline Deposit of $125. We cannot purchase costumes or pay for staff without your donation. While fundraisers are available to help, you still must get your donations in by the set deadlines. Please see Mr. Loney or Mrs. Walker if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
ABCUSD HONOR BAND AUDITIONS
High School Honor Band auditions are Tuesday, January 17th (woodwinds) and Wednesday, January 18th (brass & percussion), running from 5-8PM both days at Gahr High School. We need parent and student volunteers both days to help students with check-in and to assist the adjudicators. All Wind Ensemble students AND anyone planning to audition needs to be at rehearsal this Wednesday, January 11th from 3-5:30PM. DON'T PUT OFF PRACTICING YOUR MUSIC!! Good skill :)
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
6:44AM Jazz Band - Arrive early to set up & get new music
1:45-4:00PM - Winter Drumline rehearsal
NO CONCERT BAND AFTER SCHOOL
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:44AM Jazz Band
6th Period - Percussion Honor Band Excerpts
5:00-8:00PM Winter Drumline Rehearsal
No Jazz Band
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
3:00-5:30PM Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (No Percussion)
6:30PM Booster Meeting in Band Room. All parents are encouraged to attend!
6:44AM Jazz Band
1:45-4:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
1:45-5:00PM Winter Drumline Rehearsal
6:44AM Jazz Band
FRESHMAN FITNESS TEST DURING CLASS. HYDRATE & WEAR ATHLETIC CLOTHING.
TAKE INSTRUMENTS HOME AFTER SCHOOL TO PRACTICE.
8:30-10:30AM ZUMBATHON in MPR!! Click here to buy tickets!