We had a wonderful trip to St. Louis this weekend with our honor and jazz bands and Appling orchestra! Our groups performed well.... honor band receiving an excellent rating and 2nd place and jazz band receiving an excellent rating and 1st place. Thank you to all of the parents and chaperones who helped and thank you to Mrs. Taylor who went as our administrator support..... you are AWESOME! We had a great time going to the city museum, Six Flags, science museum, and Lamberts.
The honor and jazz band will be performing Monday night at the 6th grade orientation night. Jazz band is to be here at 5:20 wearing their jazz band black uniform (we will perform before it starts 5:40-6) and honor band is to be here at 5:30 in the band room to change into uniforms (bring black shoes and socks) and begin to warm up. We will have parents keep them in the band room until our time to perform. I have asked that we are one of the first groups to perform, so we should be finished around 6:15/6:20.
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday - No rehearsal after school (go home and nap or catch up on schoolwork - Honor and jazz return for 6th grade performance in evening
Tuesday - 7th grade band REQUIRED rehearsal 2:15-4:00
Wednesday - 6th grade band REQUIRED rehearsal 2:15-4:00
Friday - Jazz Band (listen to judge's comments from St. Louis and prepare for concert)
Monday 5/7 - 8th grade band REQUIRED rehearsal
Tuesday 5/8 - 6th and jazz band concert 6:30 New Hope Christian Church - be there 6:00 pm wearing all black (jazz) or black and white (6th grade); 8th grade band has a Bartlett High "How to Pay for Band" meeting in the BHS auditorium at 6:30 pm.... be prepared to pay half of band fee which is $250 - cash or cashier check
Wednesday 5/9 - Honor Band (listen to judge's comments from St.Louis and prepare for concert)
Thursday 5/10 - 7th/8th/Honor concert 6:30 pm New Hope Christian Church - be there 6:00 wearing black and white
The Appling Band banquet is Tuesday 5/15 - dinner 5:30 and awards 6:30 at Faith Baptist. You should be getting information this week for reservations. I encourage everyone to come and celebrate our year!
All groups should be practicing their concert music. Sixth grade is preparing Freedom March, Dueling Dragons, Dance Celebration, Incantation and Ritual, and Encore!. Seventh grade is preparing Skygazer Fanfare, Engines of Resistance, Swashbuckler's March, Colliding Visions, and Cumberland Dances. Eighth grade is preparing American Heritage March, Tapestry, Pieces of Eight, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Have a great week!