Hello War Eagle Band! What a FANTASTIC fist week of summer band we had. Everyone returned ready to work and achieve…..and that is exactly what we did. Students your work ethic and rehearsal etiquette was simply amazing. We appreciate it so much….so keep up the good work. We also want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Mrs. Hill and all the parents who volunteered their time or donated supplies to providing the band with their dinner time snack. The peanut butter sandwiches and hotdogs were just what we needed to fuel us through the evening practices. So if this past week in any indication of what the War Eagle Band is capable of……the sky is our LIMIT!!!!!! Thank you all so much.
#1- We began our Fall Fund Raising drive on Friday with the SNAP email campaign and it is doing great. As of now we have raise $10,500. And that is with only 36% of our band participating!!!! It is essential that EVERYONE tries to participate….and the ONLY thing that you have to do is input email addresses into your profile that you set up last Friday. THAT’S IT…..simply provide email addresses. Can you imagine what funds we can generate if we have at least 70% of our band participating. So Parents…..help your child put at least 20 email addresses into their profile….you can also share the link on Facebook and Twitter….. The more we use our social media ….the more funds are raised for our program.
Preliminary Tallies for Band Olympic Points show that, The Flute and Color Guard Sections are leading in participation. Our defending “Gold Medalists” the percussion are currently in 9th place for participation.
#2- Tuesday Night will be our 1st Booster club parent meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium. We will be doing things a bit different this year…..and it should be fun. You will be rotating through rooms and get valuable information on how to volunteer for the various committees, how to understand and navigate Charms, some calendar information and answers to all of your questions. We will have door prizes such as gift cards, to Olive Garden, Subway etc….and BEATS headphones!!!!!!! See you Tuesday.
#3- Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm will be the last opportunity to order any gear for the season. Students needing uniforms will be fitted during this time as well.
#4-Band Pictures will be made on Tuesday, August 15 at 9am. This is the official picture that will go into the Football Program. After, if you want….individual pictures in your child’s band uniform will be taken. You will be able to order pictures on that day. Order forms will be available at the Booster club Meeting on Tuesday.
#5-STUDENTS – Spirit Week is this week. Dress up for each rehearsal and earn points for your section for Band Olympics: Monday – Patriotic Gear
Tuesday – “Bro Tank” Tuesday
Wednesday – “Pink” – wear pink
Thursday – “Throwback Thursday” wear Retro gear
Friday – College Day (Fraternity Day)
COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Monday – 1pm – 4pm rifles only – rehearsal
5pm – 8pm – full band/ guard rehearsal Tuesday – 1pm – 4pm – B LINE flags only
5pm – 8pm – full band/guard rehearsal Wednesday – Friday 3pm – 5pm
Monday- Friday: 3:00 – 4:45pm All-State masterclasses (except for trumpets)
***Concert Band 1,2,3 students do not report until 4:45pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm JV and Varsity Band Rehearsal (JV will be dismissed at 7pm)
7:00pm – 8:00pm Varsity Band rehearsal
***remember Booster Club meeting on Tuesday 6:30pm in Auditorium
We are off to a great start ……Just remember BETTER NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will see you tomorrow!
Oak Ridge High School