Saturday, May 30, 2015

Percussion Auditions

Percussion clinics and auditions will be held June 1-3 from 3-5 p.m.  All percussionists need to attend these important days.  Clinics and auditions will be held in the band room at Copper Hills.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Fun is Here!

It's time again for summer band!  Here's how the first couple of days will go:
Monday, June 8th:  Rookies (all those who have NEVER marched before) will have short practice from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 9th:  Vets (all the other students) come at 7:30 a.m.  Rookies join in at 8:00 a.m.  Practice will go until 10:30 that morning.

From then on, practices will be Mon-Thurs, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Don't forget:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water (and lots of it!)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Wear work out attire with good walking/running shoes.  
  • A good attitude!
Have fun!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Parent Meeting

Dear Band Parents--

There is an important band parent meeting on May 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the band room.  We will be announcing the new Booster board, talking about the fall Red Rocks tour, and signing up for committees.  Please plan on sending at least one parent to this meeting.  Your student is not required to attend.

The committee descriptions are below.  Plan on signing up for at least two shifts--preferably on the same committee.

The equipment committee is responsible for helping the students get various pieces of equipment (mostly percussion) on/off the field during competitions.

The uniforms committee is responsible for making sure all students are competition ready.  This may include checking for clean shoes, if the students have proper socks and gloves, putting plumes in hats, and clothing repair.  This committee will also make sure the band gets a drink of water before they go on the field.

Color Guard
The color guard committee is responsible for helping the color guard with costumes, hair, makeup, and equipment at each competition.

The food committee is responsible for feeding the kids at all competitions and band camp.  This may include making reminder calls, gathering food, restocking supplies, and/or making various types of food.  Food donation sign-ups will be posted as fall season gets closer.

To make your decision easier, here are the dates of our competitions:
Weber State:  Sept. 22nd
Wasatch Front (Riverton High?):  Oct. 3rd
Bridgerland (Utah State): Oct. 10th
Mt. Timp (Pleasant Grove High School): Oct. 24
Red Rocks (St. George):  Oct. 29th-31st

Each of these committee sign-up forms is also on this blog under Volunteers.  You may sign up there, as well.

We also need help with giving the students water during our summer parades.  There will be a sign-up for that, as well.  The parade dates are:

Taylorsville (Drum line):  June 27th
West Jordan (Regular band + alumni):  July 4th a.m.
Sandy (Drum line):  July 4th p.m.
Day of '47 Youth Parade (Regular band):  July 18th
Days of '47 Parade Preview (Regular band + incoming 8th graders):  July 21st

We have an exciting marching season coming up!  It will be even better if we have solid support from our parents.

See you at the meeting!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

End of Year Band Banquet

All 2014-2015 band/color guard students and their families are invited to our end of year band banquet.  It starts at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  The section food assignments are:

Woodwinds:  Main dish
Brass:  Sides
Percussion:  Drinks
Guard:  Dessert

Hope to see you there!