I am sending this update to you as the Mardi Gras break comes to an end. I hope that everyone of you had a terrific holiday and are, reluctantly, ready to get back to business. You did a marvelous job at the Centurions’ Parade and , although thoroughly exhausted, can be proud of your effort. (as I am!!!)
You may start returning all Band Uniforms to school on Monday. They are to cleaned before returning them and can be washed in a washing machine (see directions on labels) or professionally dry cleaned if you wish.
Monday, February 19: School resumes. Festival Band starts again on Tuesday, February 20 and continues through March 20.
Tuesday February 20 & Thursday, February 22: Festival Band resume.
Friday, March 2: Loyola Jazz Festival: time T.B.A.
Thursday, March 1: Band Parents Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room to discuss “Tastes & Tunes” and Festivals.
Saturday, March 3: Honor Jazz Band Auditions. Times T.B.A. Audition Materials are on the LMEA website.
Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11: Jazz Honor Band Rehearsals & Concert. Times T.B.A.
Wednesday, March 21 & Thursday, March 22: Large Ensemble Festival at Chalmette H.S. Times & Date T.B.A.
Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 28: Superintendent’s Festival at John Ehret H.S. Times & Date T.B.A.
Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6: Spring Break
Monday, April 9: Students return to school. We begin after school rehearsals for Symphonic Band on Tuesday, April 10 & Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, April 22.
Friday, April 13 Saturday, April 14: Southeastern La. University Jazz Festival. Times T.B.A.
Sunday, April 22: “Tastes & Tunes” Concert & Fundraiser. Exact time T.B.A.
Thursday, May 10: Band Awards in the Gym: 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, Thursday May, 8 and Tuesday, May 8: Final 2018 rehearsals for Marching Band 2018-19. All students are expected to attend. (no Seniors)
Friday, May 24: We are DONE! Enjoy your Summer Vacation!!!!!