Hi, hey, hello!
It was AMAZING to see so many parents, friends, and family at the preview on Wednesday. This is going to be a GREAT season - I can feel it!
While we do have a later performance start time than usual, I want to remind you that when we start performing, we never stop! There are some weeks where we will have up to three or four performances - that is the name of the game! Please continue to drink water, eat healthy and take care of yourselves. At the same time, school is starting up. Ensure that you're staying up on your schoolwork and take advantage of every opportunity afforded to you.
All important information can be found on my website HERE. Weekly lesson plans are posted every Sunday for the upcoming week, all documents handed out in class are posted, and much more. I try my best to be very communicative, but if something slips through the cracks, you can guarantee you will receive an email as soon as possible!
Attendance, beginning this week, are counted as grades. If an unexcused absence occurs, it is considered a zero. The band handbook outlines the typical excused and unexcused absences, but some situations are a case by case basis. However, if you don't communicate with me, I'm unaware of the situation and the absence goes in as a zero. Communication is important!
We always need volunteers for football games, competitions, parades, donations, etc. Please read Shelly Moore's volunteer email and sign up for anything that you are available for when it comes out! The kids and I NEED your help and we appreciate it more than we can say!
Fine Arts Boosters
We are lucky enough to have the Fine Arts Booster Club supporting the fine arts in our district from grades K-12. Please consider attending the first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, August 20 from 6pm-7pm in the CMHS Commons!
They are holding a Rock N' Roll Bingo on Friday, September 20th to raise funds for our students!
We have a few fundraisers scheduled for this fall semester:
- Bobby's Caramel Apples
- Mattress Fundraiser
Please keep your eyes peeled out for these fundraisers - these specific fundraisers go toward our band, specifically for our goal of new uniforms!
Music Goal: Memorize 3rd movement
Drill Goal: Review known drill
Band Goal: Review expectations for the band classroom
Week of Aug. 12
Monday, Aug. 12
- Marching Eagles Rehearsal (4pm-5:30pm - due to Freshmen Orientation being at 6pm)
Wednesday, Aug. 14
- First day of school!
Thursday, Aug. 15
- All School Meet the Teacher (6pm-7pm)
Week of Aug. 19
Monday, Aug. 19
- Marching Eagles Rehearsal (5pm-8pm - this is our typical time)
Tuesday, Aug. 20
- Fine Arts Booster Meeting (6pm-7pm, CMHS Commons)
Thursday, Aug. 22
- Color Guard Rehearsal (4:30pm-6:30pm)
- Percussion Rehearsal (5pm-7pm)
Friday, Aug. 23
- Purple & Gold Scrimmage (Time TBA, dress is polo, black pants and marching shoes)
Saturday, Aug. 24
- SIUE Percussion Festival (Percussionists only)
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Musically yours --
Updates will go out weekly to all band parents and students. If you're not receiving these updates, double check Miss Davis has the most up-to-date email address for you!