Spring Concert - Everyone is invited and encouraged to come out and show your support for all of our students this Friday in the Gym and Auditorium. The whole concert will begin at 6pm in the gym with our Winterguard and Indoor Percussion groups. Then we will transfer to the Auditorium to hear the rest of our groups at 7pm. This is a totally FREE event. Please come out and enjoy the year in review from all of our wonderful students.
Band Captain Video - I am extending the deadline for band captain videos to tomorrow (Monday) due to some technical difficulties over the weekend. Any upcoming Junior or Senior that would like to run for this position is eligible. Please CLICK HERE to access the FlipGrid channel directly.
Band Banquet Deadlines - Please be aware that deadlines for the various forms are coming up. Please see below for deadlines:
- Leadership Applications - Due Friday, May 5th - CLICK HERE
- Letter/Bar Applications - Due Friday, May 5th - CLICK HERE
- Senior Last Wills - Due Friday, May 5th - CLICK HERE
Band Day - We will be hosting Band Day on Tuesday, May 9th 3pm-6:30 - All current students are required to attend this. We will open our doors and give various performances for all of our potential new members. Students will be released to go to the auditorium at 1:30 to practice the set up. Students, please help us encourage all of our new members to attend. We will bus them over to MHS from their schools. We will also be feeding everyone a pizza dinner that night.
Guard Audition Camp - Anyone interested in joining our colorguard will need to make plans to attend the guard audition camp May 9th-11th 6pm-8:30. Again, students, we need your help in getting the word out to anyone interested. This could be current MHS students or an upcoming freshman.
Percussion Audition Camp - The percussion audition camp is also just around the corner on May 17th-19th 6pm-9pm. Any student interested in playing percussion must attend this camp. Understand that camp attendance does not mean you will automatically be put on percussion. This is required for all potential percussion students, both current and new.
Band Banquet - The Charles Bud Bell Band Banquet is Saturday, May 13th 5pm-9pm at the MHS Gym. There will be social time starting at 5pm-7pm. This will include music, dance floor , photo opportunities and lots and lots of food and drink. ALL band students are invited and this is FREE for all BAND Students. If the students would like to bring a friend or date, whom is not in band to the social time, and they are a student, they must purchase a ticket for $5 dollars to help with the cost of extra food and drinks for guests. If any adult would like to attend the social time, they must purchase a ticket for them as well for $10 dollars a piece. Again to cover the cost of extra food. All tickets must be bought in advance and by close of school on Friday May 5th. This is to insure we have time to order the extra food. Mrs. Wires and Mrs Armstrong will be at the band room every morning before school and also after school for ticket sales. Parents, You will only need to purchase a ticket if you plan on attending for social time between 5pm-7pm. The awards ceremony will start promptly at 7 pm in the gym. This part of the banquet is FREE to ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS. If you have any questions please reach out to the directors or Mrs. Wires or Mrs. Armstrong.
Uniforms and Marching Instruments - All uniforms and marching instruments MUST be returned by May 10th. All items must be cleaned and in working condition. Any item damaged or not returned will be charged to students and records will be tagged at the front office.
Step-off Rehearsal - Just a heads up, we will have the first rehearsal of the 2023-24 marching band on Monday, May 15th 6pm-8:30. This rehearsal is required by all returning and future members of the MB&G.
Rookie Camp - Also just a heads up, Rookie Camp will be May 22nd, 24th, & 25th 4pm-7pm and 26th 4pm-8pm.
That is all for now. I hope all of you have a wonderful week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following student according to Charms:
Kendall Myers - Wednesday
4pm-6pm - Concert Band Rehearsal
4pm-6pm - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
9:15am - Guard Leadership Solos Due
4pm-6pm - Marching Band Rehearsal
6pm-7:30 - Winterguard Rehearsal
7:30-9pm - IP Rehearsal
6pm - Avalon MS Concert
Leadership Apps, Letter/Bar Apps, Last Wills Due
2023 Band Spring Concert Showcase
- Wear concert black uniforms (jacket, sash, bibbers, BLACK socks, Bando shoes)
- 6pm - Call Time/Winterguard & Black Gold Percussion Ensemble Performance in Gym
- 7pm - Concert Band/Blackwater Beats Jazz Band/Symphonic Band/Mighty Black & Gold Marching Band in Auditorium
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Leadership Interviews
Tues - Band Day, Guard Auditions Camp, MHSBPA Monthly Meeting
Wed - Uniforms Turned In, Marching Instruments Turned in, Drum Major in-class Auditions, Guard Audition Camp, Tri-M Meeting
Thurs - Drum Major Formal Auditions, Guard Audition Camp
Sat - Charles Bud Bell Band Banquet
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!