TWIB Notes – Week of 9/25/17

Here are the TWIB Notes for this week…

Chair Placement Auditions are currently taking place for all Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students. We hope to have those wrapped up on Wednesday of this week. Placements will be posted on Thursday morning by the end of Cougar AM.

Reminder – Students are reminded to make sure they have the correct books for their class. Don’t forget to bring the books with you to every rehearsal.

Students are strongly encouraged to use Cougar AM as a time to come to the Band Room and practice. There is limited space in the practice rooms, but students are welcome to work throughout the Band Room. This is a great time to hold sectional rehearsals, to work with other students, or to simply get in some individual practice time.

Students should have received an invitation to join their respective ensembles in Google Classroom. The invitations were sent out to their student GAPPS email addresses. Please, make sure that you follow the instructions in the email to accept the invitation to “join” the class/ensemble. We will use Google Classroom for many of our assignments throughout the year. Playing Tests and Listening Assignments will all be posted in and collected through Google Classroom. If you did not receive the email invitations, please let me know. I can give you the class codes and you can join through Google Classroom. Additionally, Google Classroom has a free “App” that you can download for iOS and Android Devices. While this is not required, it is highly recommended.

Coffee Fundraiser – We have just started a fundraiser for the Courtland Bands. We are selling Coffee!! We are partnering with Orange County Roasters, a local coffee roaster, to offer 12 oz. Bags of Coffee (Whole Bean or Ground) for $12 per bag. We are offering 7 different types of coffee. It is great coffee!!! I have attached a copy of the order form for you to print. Orders are due by October, 11, 2017. The purpose of this fundraiser is to give students an opportunity earn points for their Band Account. These points can be applied to their band fees(dues), trips, etc. Students earn 5.5 points for each bag of coffee sold.

The RBMB will have a normal rehearsal schedule this week – Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00-5:15 PM. On Friday, we have our second home game of the season against Chancellor. This will also be our Middle School Band Night.

On Saturday, the RBMB travels to Hermitage High School for the Hermitage Classic Band Competition. We perform at 1:30 PM. Come out and support the RBMB! The itinerary for this weekend (Friday and Saturday) will be emailed out on Wednesday afternoon!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Riverbend this past Saturday to cheer on the RBMB! Special Thanks to our amazing Chaperones and Pit Crew!! You ALL are the BEST!!!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Have a Great Week!!

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