Bandsgiving - THANK YOU to all that were present at our first Bandgiving! It was such a fun time celebrating everyone and watching the dancing and eating! Thank you to those that provided the food. Thank you thank you thank you! This will probably be a new tradition for the MB&G :-)
Sweet Seasons - THANK YOU to all of the parents and students that volunteered to work the BPA concessions at Sweet Seasons Farm over the past month!
Symphonic & Concert Bands - These rehearsals will begin next week on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. We will be place the percussion in the appropriate band as soon as All-County auditions are completed. These students will need to leave Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-6pm open for the time being until they know which band they will be in.
Indoor Percussion - Any student interested in participating with IP this year will need to make plans to attend the IP auditions beginning this week. Please understand that there is a process to these auditions with limited spots. The percussion staff will determine the qualifications per student through this process. All questions about IP need to be directed toward Chandler Sedlacek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winterguard - The indoor colorguard, also known as winterguard will begin their rehearsals this week as well. These rehearsals are mandatory by all colorguard students. All questions about winterguard can be directed to Sam Byrd at email@example.com.
All-County Auditions - This Thursday, the high school all-county auditions will take place at Milton High School. A schedule will be posted by Monday. Students, WE NEED YOUR HELP with proctoring rooms that evening. Sign-ups have been posted on the locker room door. Students can receive volunteer hours for this. Please Please Please help us out. These auditions run smoothly only because of the students that help. There is also a sign up to help the middle school auditions on Tuesday. Again, students can receive volunteer hours for these.
All-State - A huge congratulations to Ethan Colon, Andres Diaz, Josiah Hall, and Savannah Morris for making the All-State Band! I will post an official picture with congrats as soon as Ethan and Andres get back from the All-National conference. Congratulations to Emily Woodward for making the All-State Chorus!!
Veteran's Day Parade - This Friday, we will be celebrating all of our past, present, and future veterans with a parade. The itinerary is below. We will hand out plumes at the band hall and collect at my (Mr. Schultz's) truck at the end of the parade. The parade route begins at the anchor at MHS, goes south on Stewart Street, left down Berryhill Road, right on Willing Street in downtown Milton, and ends at Veteran's Memorial. Students will need to have a ride from Veteran's Memorial at the end of the parade. Remember to bring instruments back on Monday. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony after the parade put on by the VA.
MHSBPA Monthly Meeting - We have decided to move the monthly meeting to Tuesday, November 15th due to election day being this week and because of the directors helping at MS auditions. Please make plans to attend that night as we will are in need of voting on some major items for purchase, including a much needed new compressor for the freezer that went out last week.
That is all for now. I hope you have a wonderful week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
John Skultety - Tuesday
Emma DeBellis - Wednesday
Carli Goodman - Thursday
6pm-8pm - Indoor Percussion (IP) Auditions
Middle School All-County Auditions at Avalon MS
6pm-9pm - Winterguard Rehearsal
6pm-9pm - Winterguard Rehearsal
Veteran's Day (No Classes)
Veteran's Day Parade
- Wear FULL Uniform
- 8am - Call Time at Band Room
- 8:30 - Pace Arrives/Warm-up/Block-up
- 9:30 - Parade Start
- 10:30 - Parade Ends at Veteran's Memorial
- 11am-Noon - Ceremony at Veteran's Memorial (Optional Attendance)
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Lumpia Distributed, Indoor Percussion (IP) Auditions
Tues - Symphonic Band Rehearsal, IP Auditions, Winterguard Rehearsal, MHSBPA Meeting
Wed - Tri-M Meeting
Thurs - Concert Band Rehearsal, Jazz Band Perform at Parent Engagement Night, IP Rehearsal, Winterguard Rehearsal
Fri - School-owned Instrument Fee Due ($50)
Sat - Winterguard Rehearsal, Texas Roadhouse Concession Day (BPA Event)
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!