Only just a few more weeks with lots of activities. See below for this week.
Band Day - Tuesday we will welcome all of our potential new students to the auditorium for 8th grade band day. All of our current students will need to come to the band hall at the beginning of 6th period. We will wear THIS YEAR'S BAND SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS/SHORTS. We will rehearse the in the auditorium very briefly before the new folks arrive. Parents, we are in need of volunteers to help serve pizza at around 4:15-4:45ish. If you are available, please CLICK HERE to sign-up. We should be done around 6:30
Band Awards Ceremony - The Charles "Bud" Bell Band Banquet is this Saturday in the MHS Gym at 6pm. All current band members and family are welcome to attend. Because of county mandates, the band, along with all other groups cannot serve food at these ceremonies. We will still award the hard work of our students in person. This will also still be a formal event, so dress up in your Sunday's best. Students are asked to sit on the seats on the floor of the gym and guests are asked to sit in the bleachers on either side. The stage will be set up along the far wall, opposite of the entrance.
Uniforms Returned - All uniforms are to be returned by this Friday, CLEANED. For cleaning instructions CLICK HERE. You will return the Jacket, Sash, Gauntlets, and any other item that was borrowed. We will take these throughout the week. Please make sure you put the following information on a tape/tag on the hanger:
- Current Grade Level
Remaining Fair Share - As we get closer to the end of the school year, we need to start closing out accounts for this year. Fair shares this year totaled $155. Please look through financial statements on charms to see how much of this you still owe. You can access Charms login info by CLICKING HERE. Payments can be made through cash, check, or online. Online payments are made by CLICKING HERE. If you are having trouble accessing your account or having trouble making payments, please contact us immediately so we can help out with what we can.
Wind Auditions - The MHS Band Wind Auditions are due next Saturday, May 29th. DO NOT WAIT TO SUBMIT THESE! All wind students MUST audition in order to participate in the band for next year. CLICK HERE for all audition information.
Jazz Band Auditions - the Blackwater Beats Jazz Band auditions are due by Saturday, June 5th. All students interested in participating in the jazz band MUST audition. This info can be found by CLICKING HERE.
New Leadership Team - After the awards ceremony, we will have a new leadership team. Please take note that this team is required to attend the Leadership workday on Monday, May 24th and Leadership camp on Saturday May 29th. More details to come.
Rookie Camp - Rookie Camp is fast approaching. Remember this is June 1st to 4th, 4pm-7pm and is required by all new members as well as sophomores who will be in the marching band next year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Salome Ideis-Benton - Today (Sunday)
Cheyenne Recklaw - Today (Sunday)
Carli Carrillo - Monday
Suzie Holt - Monday
Nate Willis - Wednesday
Brief Leadership Meeting after school
7pm-9pm - Percussion Audition Camp
Letter/Year Bar Applications Due
Big Kahunas Trip Due
3pm-6:30 - BAND DAY
- Students Released at 6th period
- Wear this year's band shirt and blue jeans/shorts
Drum Major In-Class Conducting
10am - Avalon MS Concert
4:30-6pm - Drum Major Auditions
6:30 - Hobbs MS Concert
7pm-9pm - Percussion Audition Camp
6pm - Charles "Bud" Bell Band Awards Ceremony
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Lockers Cleaned Out, Leadership Workday
Tues - Step-off Rehearsal (All Returning and New Students)
Thurs - Downbeat Rehearsal (All Returning and New Students)
Sat - Wind Auditions Due, Leadership Camp
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!