Hi, hey, hello!
Congratulations to all those who attended the ILMEA All-District Festival in Carbondale this past weekend. From the high school band, we had Jake Fromme (who has made it all four years of high school!), and Alex Hornsey, from choir, Natalie Gould, Emily Bloodworth, Ali Engelmeyer, Cassie Reed, and Jaden Devino, and from middle school band, Morgan Twente. It's an honor to make this ensemble and all their performances were wonderful!
Also, congratulations to the CMHS Concert Choir and Select Choir for a wonderful performance of Disney movies music on Monday evening. It was so enjoyable, even for someone who didn't recognize many songs! ;)
Thanks to Lee Ann Belangee, Autumn Reed, and Kristie Hampton for handling the butter braid fundraiser on Friday. Your help was much appreciated and the process for handing out the butter braids went very smoothly!
Not too much going on the next few weeks, but please remind your child to stay up on all assignments. We don't have as many performances in the last half of the first semester and if they decide to not complete assignments or to not study for the final, it could seriously affect their grade. I handed out the final study guide last week and it can also be found on GoogleClassroom. If they want me to check over the study guide, they must turn it in.
Pep band starts this week! You can access the schedule here. If your child has a conflict with pep band, I need an email, message, or phone call from the parent/guardian for it to be an excused absence - reference the band handbook for excused absences. If the student or a student's friend notifies me, it is a zero. There is no make-up assignment for pep band games.
There will be a musical audition information meeting on Monday, Dec. 4 after school. I will be available to help prepare students for auditions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week from 2:30-3:30 or by appointment. Musical auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 12 from 3pm-5pm. It's open call auditions. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Neilson or myself. Crew forms can be picked up from Mrs. Neilson. Cast forms will be handed out at the meeting on Dec. 4.
Monday, Nov. 20
- Tri-M Teacher Appreciation Desserts (Set up in the teacher workroom by 7:20am)
- Jazz Band (3:30pm-5pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 22
- Pep Band (5pm call - wear polo and jeans/pants)
- Bandsgiving (after the game - please let me know if you're attending so I can give Steak N Shake some notification!)
Monday, Nov. 27
- Jazz Band (3:30pm-5pm)
- Lewis and Clark Community College Jazz on a Fall Evening Concert (7pm - Fine Arts Critique)
Wednesday, Nov. 29
- Tri-M Meeting (2:35pm)
Friday, Dec. 1
- Drama Trivia Night (Not required for band kids, just informing!)
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Musically yours --
Updates will go out weekly to all band parents and students. If you're not receiving these updates, double check Ms. Davis has the most up-to-date email address for you!