TWIB Notes for the week of November 27, 2017…
After a couple of slow weeks, things are really going to pick up as we head into the Winter Break! Please, make sure you are keeping up with all the Band Events. Don’t forget to check the Calendar on the website (www.courtlandbands.com) for complete information.
So, here we go…
The deadline to sign up for All-District and All-County Band Auditions has been extended to Wednesday, November 29th at 2:30 PM. ALL Band students are strongly encouraged to audition. Making the groups is an outstanding accomplishment. But, simply taking an audition is great practice for any future auditions, job interviews, etc. Auditions will be held at Colonial Forge High School on December 9, 2017. Audition information is posted on the bulletin board in the Band Room and can be found at https://district15bandauditions17.weebly.com
The RBMB will have rehearsal on Tuesday, November 28th from 2:45-4:00 PM in preparation for the Christmas Parades, which will be held this coming Saturday, December 2nd. A Performance Itinerary will be sent out to all RBMB members on Wednesday of this week. Reminder…the parades are not an optional event. They are required for ALL RBMB Members. Standard procedures are in effect if you have a conflict (Practice, SAT’s, etc.).
Jazz Band will rehearse on Thursday, November 30th from 2:30-3:30 in the Band Room. Come, join us!
Winter Drum Line will resume their regular practice schedule this week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-9:00 PM.
The CHS Winter Guard, a competitive indoor Color Guard, will hold informational sessions and Clinics on Tuesday and Thursday, November 28th and 30th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Band Room. If you want to find out more about the Winter Guard, please attend these clinics.
Courtland High School is reactivating its’ Chapter of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society. Any student, in grades 10-12 (currently), who is interested in applying for membership, should see Mr. Leonard to pick up an application packet. For more information about Tri-M, visit www.musichonors.com
UPCOMING EVENTS (Not already mentioned):
- Dress Rehearsal for the Winter Concert will be held on Monday, 12/11 from 2:30-4:00 PM
- WINTER CONCERT is Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium
- SPRING TRIP 2018 – I will be sending out a letter regarding a possible trip to Hesheypark on Friday, April 27, 2018. We would be participating in a Music in the Parks Festival in Hershey, PA. We will need to have enough people commit to the trip to make up a full concert ensemble. The approximate cost of the trip is $115.00 (Cost for Chaperones will be less) per student. The letter will contain more detailed information, deadlines, and payment schedules.
Thanks for all you do to make the Courtland Band Program the best that it can be!! See you soon!