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Announcements

Festival Schedules  

Band Family

We have the performance information for both of our festivals coming up on April 28 and May 5.  Following is the day’s schedule for each event.

April 28

TSSBDA Graded Festival @ Hiwassee College, 225 Hiwassee College Dr., Madisonville, TN

Dress for the concert festival is black on the bottom and white on the top. 

10:30 AM            Meet in the band hall to load

11:30 AM            Leave for Madisonville

1:30 PM               Arrive and unload

2:10 PM               Percussion Ensemble goes to Warm up

3:00 PM               Percussion Ensemble performs

4:10 PM               The concert band goes to warm up

5:00 PM               The concert band performs

5:30 PM               Load the buses

6:30 PM               Leave for Knoxville/West Town Mall for Dinner (they will need $ for the food court)

7:30 PM               Arrive in Knoxville

8:30 PM               Leave for home

9:30 PM               Arrive at Home.  We will unload the truck on Monday morning/afternoon

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come listen to the students.  There is no admission cost for the festival and the students would love to have a sympathetic audience to play for.  There will be a concession stand throughout the day for the student to eat something.  As stated earlier, they will need money for the food court at West Town Mall on the way home.

 

May 5

Trills and Thrills Music Festival/ Heritage HS, 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Hwy., Maryville, TN/ Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tn.

Dress for the concert is jeans and band shirt.  They may change depending on Weather for the park.

7:15 AM               Meet in the band hall to load the buses

8:00 AM               Leave for Heritage HS

9:00 AM               Arrive at the concert venue

9:20 AM               Warm up

9:40 AM               Perform for judges

10:30 AM            Leave for Dollywood

11:30ish                Arrive at DW and enter the park.  If the students have a season pass/day ticket they will need to purchase their food for the day (they saved $40 off the festival cost!).  If the student purchased their ticket through the festival they will have a meal voucher for the park.  They will probably still need some money for incidentals.  We will be in the park until closing at 9:00.

9:00 PM               Leave for home

10:30 PM             Arrive home.  We will unload on Monday

Once again, Parents are welcome to join us for the performance at no cost for the festival.  You may join us at Dollywood for the price of the day ticket.  Just take care of it at Dollywood.  There will not be any tickets available from me/the festival.  Those transactions have already been made.

 

May 8-Spring concert

Pre-concert performances will begin at 5:30 in the commons with the concert to begin in the auditorium at 7:00.  Dress for the concert is nice/casual.  Call time for the students is 6:30 on Stage.

 

Busy, busy two weeks ahead of us.  It’s going to be great!  We look forward to seeing everyone for the students end of the year performances.


Band Booster Meeting  

We will have a Band Parent meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 in the HS Band Room.  This meeting will booster officer elections, end of the year issues, and summer band camp details.   Check out the Jefferson County High School Band Booster Face Book page. (Make sure it's not the one in Kentucky!)  You can get quick information there about the "Sign up genius" to help with chaperoning, concession, etc. as well as updates on calendar events, congratulations, funny stuff, or whatever. 

 

 


New way to stay in contact!  

We are always looking for a better way to stay in contact so no one is left out of the loop on important events and announcements.  With this in mind, I have instituted the use a messaging app. called "Remind".  All you have to do is go to this link: rmd.at/323hb and follow the instructions to sign up and join "Band".  The mobile app is free. 

If you don't have a smart phone but can text, text @323hb (in the message field) to 81010 or to 717-363-8462.

If none of these work for you then the booster FB page and the web site are still up and running.

If you are going to Orlando, this is the primary way that we will stay in touch.  If everything works well then we will use this with next years band members and parents as our first line of communication.


Additions to Forms and Files  

The Summer Band Camp information letter is now posted on the forms section of this web page.  It is in pdf format and can be downloaded for your information and planning purposes. The following forms are now up to date and are ready for download.  Please, fill them out and bring them to band camp with you. (You do not need to bring the Guidlines, just the commitment to excellence saying you have read it.)

Information Form

Committment to Excellence

Medical Affidavit (Please, print but DO NOT sign it except in the presence of a Notary Public.  If you do, you'll have to do it all over again.  You can find Notaries at your bank, insurance office, car dealer, anywhere they work with legal documents.)

 

The music file for this years show is under the file manager link of the web page.  It is an mp3 download and will be titled mystery instead of Odyssey (Which is our show title for the year).  Happy listening and have a great summer.  Now, GO PRACTICE!


Check the board in the Band Hall!  

As we go through the semester, it is vital that everyone is aware of and adheres to our rehearsal and performance schedule.  Just a reminder that all rehearsals and performances are mandatory for ALL band members.  Each person has a unique assignment and when they are not there the people around them can't function as needed.  We rely on each other to be the best band that we can be.

I have placed dates of importance on the Band Room white board for the next month (and will update it through out the year) so that band students can see and take note of everything that we are doing.  Required attendance dates are in red.  The dates are listed on the calendar area of the this web page, as well, for your convenience.

This year is going to be a wonderful year for the JCHS band.  Let's participate to the fullest to make it great!