The 1st (short) week was good. It was good to see everyone again as we ramp up he school year. My Beginner Band Class is huge with nearly 50 new students coming last Friday. It will be a challenge but a good one!
I would like to remind all Marching band Students that we begin after school rehearsals this week on Tuesday & Thursday until 4:00 p.m. Students are expected to attend.
On Wednesday of this week we will taking Band Pictures during 1st through 4th periods. The kids will called out of Band Classes for pictures. Students who do have have a Band Class scheduled may come during their Activity Period. Al Band Students are to wear Black Pants to school on that day. I will fitting them with Band Uniform Jackets.
Jazz Band will begin 1 week from Wednesday (August 23) The rehearsal after school is until 4:30 p.m. This Wednesday I will meet with any Drummer who wishes to participate in Jazz Band. The meeting will last until 3:30 p.m.
There are a couple of discrepancy’s in the football schedule to take note of. First of all, their is a new game which we will attend. It is DeLaSalle and it is an away game at Pan American Stadium in City Park. The other is the night of Homecoming. I will check on it and keep you posted.
We have 2 meetings coming up which I have scheduled. The 1st is the Band Parents’ Meeting on Thursday, August 24 at 7:oo p.m. This meeting is for all parents. The 2nd is the Beginner Band Parents’ on Tuesday, August 29. Beginner Parents will get lots of information about the Band and children are welcome to attend.
The Football Schedule for 2017 – 18 is as follows:
Game 1: Thomas Jefferson on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: Riverdale on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Game 3: Ben Franklin on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming ?)
Game 4: DeLaSalle on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 4: St. Charles Catholic on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. (Homecoming ?)
All of the games are at Yenni (East Jefferson) and are Home Games with the exception of DeLaSalle on October 6 which is an away game.
I will be staying at the school on Game Days for those students who wish to remain at school. The uniform for the games include a Black Band Shirt, Black Pants, Shoes and Socks for all games. The Shirts are available for $10.00 each from the Band Dept. Transportation to and from all games will be school buses.
Thank you for your support of our program!