MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
Welcome back everyone! I hope your 2019 is going splendidly so far. It has been a while since our last update and there has been A LOT going on in the Mighty Black & Gold since December. The biggest and most obvious was the band trip to Great Smokey Mountains! Just a quick word on the trip: First of all thank you to all of our wonderful students for being on your best behavior and just plain having fun. Same goes to the adults LOL. Thank you adults for helping us keep track of everyone and chaperoning in general! Secondly, the trip was a resounding success! Everyone had a blast and we even saw snow!
With the new year comes a whole new season for the band. We are completely in the midst of indoor season for all of our groups. The percussion and colorguard have been going strong for some time now with their first competition being on Saturday, February 2nd at Tate High School. The other ensembles will begin their after school rehearsals after All-County is finished. Speaking of All-County, those rehearsals begin this Thursday as well as next Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with the concert being next Friday at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium.
The Jazz Band will be in performance at the MLK parade on Monday morning the 21st. I am still working out an itinerary, but the parade will take place that morning. More details to come.
For those interested in the USM All-South Honor Band, the deadline for this has been extended to Monday, January 21st. Please CLICK HERE for further information.
Finally, we are in the final semester of the 2018-19 school year. With that, make sure you keep up to date on everything. Band calendar, homework, rehearsals, homework, performances, homework. You get the idea. Finish strong is always what we tell everyone and it is very accurate. If you are in need of help, you have 230 resources available to you. All you have to do is ask!
That is all for now. I hope you have a fantastic week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to charms and since the last time I sent a weekly update:
TylerSkinner - Dec 11
Trysta Schaefers - Dec 13
Zoe Donald - Dec 14
Tori Farley - Dec 15
Chloe Chipley - Dec 16
Kaleb Malec - Dec 17
Morgan Mathis - Dec 19
Luke Justice - Dec 20
Callie Black - Dec 30
Christian Martinez - Dec 30
AnneMarie Seamon - Jan 4
Maegan Hernandez - Jan 5
Avionna Moses - Jan 6
Amarion Moses - Jan 6
Frederick Sutton - Jan 6
Brooklyn Williams - Jan 8
Curtis Clark - Monday
Haley Priddy - Monday
Nathaniel Lewis - Tuesday
Tyler Hayhurst - Wednesday
6pm-9pm - IP Rehearsal
5pm-9pm - IG Rehearsal
7pm - MHSBPA Monthly Meeting
6pm-8pm - All-County Rehearsal
5pm-9pm - IG Rehearsal
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - MLK Day (No Classes), Jazz Band Parade Performance in the Morning, IP Rehearsal
Tues - All-County Rehearsal, IG Rehearsal Music Fest Committee Meeting
Thurs - All-County Rehearsal, IG Rehearsal
Fri - All-County Rehearsal/Concert
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!