Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard-  We made it through the start of school…..and it has been a great week.  It culminated with our Annual Band Olympics and the competition was better than ever.   Congratulations to our Medal Winners:    Bronze Medal – Flute Section, Silver Medal – Color Guard and the 2018-2019 Gold Medalists- the French Horn Section.   It was a Fun night and thank you to all of the parents who came out and participated!!!!!!!!!!!!


#1- Disney Contracts are still being collected.   Please remember that if you pay online, I still need the signed Contract in order for your reservation to be  complete.

#2- Handbook forms are due by Friday.   They must be signed by a parent/guardian and the  student.

#3- SNAP RAISE Fund Raiser Update – We are doing well.  As of this email we have raised $23, 758 with 51.2\% participation.   We really need to up our participation to 77\% in order to receive 77\% of our monies raised.   All you need is one donation to be counted in the participation number….so continue to share your account link on all venues of social media.   Also, continue to add email addresses!   Keep up the good work!

#4-Our Private Lesson program is in full swing.   We are so proud of the exceptional private lesson staff we have assembled to help our students.   Please return private lesson contracts to Ms. P. this week.  If you want more information regarding our private lesson program, you can find it under the documents section in CHARMS.

#5-“SAVE THE DATE”…For Flag Fundraiser for the Labor Day Holiday!
Flag Pick up and placement is:  Saturday, September 1 from 8am to 11am
Please sign up in CHARMS later this week …
If you have any questions please go to

#6- New Band parking lot directions – for after practice pick up.   We are going to try a new parking lot configuration that will help the traffic flow for after practice pick up…it will also protect students as they go in/out of band hall.   At 3:15 we will shut the gate access closest to the band hall.   You will have to enter the parking lot at the far end of the parking lot (towards the JV stadium) and then follow the flow of traffic cones.

Monday – flag line only  3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – full guard 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Rifle line only – 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – full guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – full guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Saturday (final Saturday practice) 7am – 11am

Monday – Percussion and flag line only 3:15pm – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity Band – 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Varsity winds and rifle line only 3:15 – 5:15pm ( no percussion or flag line)
Thursday -FULL BAND 3:15 – 4:30PM
Varsity Band 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – Varsity 3:15 – 5:45pm
Saturday (last Saturday rehearsal) 7am – 11am

This is our first full week of classes…..Remember to set up good habits in all of your classes…and do not forget that  THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO EXCELLENCE!!!   And Excellence in everything is what the War Eagle Band/Color Guard is about!   Let’s have a great week!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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