Hi, hey, hello!
HERE is the finalized itinerary! I'm missing payment from a few individuals; emails were sent out!
Let me know if you have any questions... a few reminders:
- You may bring one suitcase and one carry on.
- Remember to bring your instrument and music!
- Bring $$$ for some meals, snacks, and souvenirs
- Be flexible! On trips like this, things don't always go as planned, but always remember we are there to have fun!
2019-2020 Color Guard
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Color Guard! You can find the results posted HERE.
2019-2020 Student Leader Team
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Student Leader Team! You can find the results posted HERE. We will have our first meeting on Monday, March 25 at 2:40pm.
Reach for the Stars Band Banquet
This is a new event this year. While in the past, we have had a non-formal banquet at the end of the marching season, I wanted to begin a semi-formal banquet at the end of the school year to celebrate everything we do as a band program. Please find the formal invitation attached and HERE. I will be sending paper copies home as well (which I NEVER do!). All current band and color guard students and families are invited to this banquet. It will be semi-formal; nice clothes preferred!
Fine Arts Boosters
- The Bethalto Fine Arts Boosters Club has a scholarship opportunity!
The scholarship competition is open to all children of the Bethalto Community Unit School District #8. The term children include students that are in good standing within the school district. Applicants for a scholarship must be in his/her final year of high school and have successfully met graduation requirements. Consideration will be given first to applicants accepted into a post-secondary fine arts program. In instances where no applicant received will major in fine arts, consideration will be given to applicants who have actively participated in fine arts programs while attending Bethalto Community Unit School District #8. Details regarding application for scholarships will be announced annually through the district’s regular communication systems. Awarding of Scholarship The Fine Arts Boosters Scholarship program will distribute up to $1,500.00 in scholarship awards each year, with a maximum individual award of $750.00. Awards are to be for one year only and are nonrenewable. The award will be presented annually at the Bethalto Community Unit School District #8 Senior Awards Night.
Application Packets are available on the high school guidance page, and must be received by April 23, 2019.
- Fine Arts Vendor Fair will be on Saturday, April 6! Volunteers are needed; a sign up genius will be going out soon!
Alton Muny Band
For those interested, I've attached information about this wonderful opportunity to continue playing over the summer.
We are gearing up for the end of the year and it will be here before we know it! Here are some dates to keep in mind:
March 28-31 - CM Band and Choir to Chicago
April 5-6 - Fine Arts Vendor Fair Set Up/Event
April 27 - Fine Arts Festival
April 29 - 2019-2020 Marching Eagles Informational Meeting
May 1 - Percussion Audition Clinic
May 6 - TMS & CM Choir Spring Concert
May 7 - CM Band Spring Concert
May 8 - Percussion Audition Clinic
May 9 - MB & TMS Band Spring Concert
May 10 - Reach for the Stars Band Banquet
May 15 - Percussion Auditions
May 18 - Graduation (All band students required to attend and perform)
May 24 - Memorial Day Parade rehearsal
May 27 - Memorial Day Parade
Week of March 25
Monday, March 25
- 2019-2020 Student Leader Meeting (2:40pm)
Wednesday, March 27
- Tri-M Board Meeting (7:30am)
- Tri-M Meeting (2:40pm)
Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March 31
- Band and Choir to Chicago
Week of April 1
Thursday, April 4
- Color Guard Rehearsal (5pm-7pm)
Friday, April 5
- Jazz Band (3pm-4pm; optional improv. class from 4pm-4:30pm)
- Fine Arts Boosters Vendor Fair Set Up (Times TBA)
Saturday, April 6
- Fine Arts Boosters Vendor Fair (Times TBA)
As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Musically yours --
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