Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Days of '47 Parade Information

Our last parade of the summer is upon us!  For those of you participating in the Days of '47 parade, here is the info you need:

  • Call time is Friday at 7:15 a.m. at Copper Hills.  Please be on time!
  • The trailer will not be accompanying us on this trip, so please make sure you have any instruments and equipment needed for the parade.
  • Please wear your summer band uniform.
  • The bus will arrive back to the school between 12:30-1:00.

Click on this link to find parade route info:

See you Friday!

Lehi Roller Mills

The orders have been turned in to Lehi Roller Mills!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  It looks like it was quite successful for many of you!  We have been told that our order pick-up date is August 17th.  We thought it might be faster, but that is the date they gave us.  Stay tuned for parent pick up info.  It will most likely be August 18th, but we're not quite sure yet.

Way to Go Marching Grizzlies!

We have made it to our last parade!  With tired chops and aching muscles our Grizzlies are staying strong through the end!  We are making a positive impression among the other Jordan district high schools.  Stay tuned on Friday to see this massive collaboration take place at the Days of '47 parade!


Follow this link to see a quick slideshow of the combined practices:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fall Music Camp

Mark your calendars for Fall Music Camp!  It will be held August 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  This is for all brass and woodwind players who will be participating in Fall Marching Band.  Time to start learning your music now!  (Music will be up on the blog shortly.)

Days of '47 Youth Parade

Our next parade is the Days of '47 Youth Parade in downtown Salt Lake on July 18th.  Call time is 7:30 a.m. at the high school.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.  The school will not be open to get instruments, so please plan ahead so you are ready to march.  Also, please bring a can of food with you to donate to the Utah Food Bank.

Here is the route for the parade:
Starts at 600 East and 500 South
Runs west on 500 South to 200 East
Ends at 200 East and 500 South 
(City and County Building / Washington Square)

Cowabunga Dude!

The band's fun day at Cowabunga Bay is coming up on July 21st right after the Parade Preview.  Your student should have already paid the entrance fee, but if they haven't, the cost is $14.50 and it goes into the "Marching Band--other (Cowabunga Bay)" account.  This fee needs to be paid by Wednesday, July 15th.  If you haven't paid after that time, a fine will show up on your account.  If your child has already told Ms. Johnson that they will not be participating in Cowabunga Bay, then there will be no fine added.

If your child is one who is not participating, they are responsible for finding their own rides home from the South Towne Expo Center.  Carpools can be organized, but that is the responsibility of the child and/or their parent.  Please be at the South Towne Expo Center by 2:00 p.m. to pick up your child or they will have to ride the bus over to Cowabunga Bay and be picked up there.

Parents are welcome to come to Cowabunga Bay to play with their kids, but any person (parent, sibling, etc.) who is not a marching band member will have to pay full admission prices upon arrival at Cowabunga Bay.

Lehi Roller Mills Update

The Lehi Roller Mills final order will be turned in on Monday, July 13th.  After going through each order, it was discovered that some had been overpaid or underpaid.  You should have been notified if that is the case.  If you overpaid, a credit will be added to your child's band account, which should show up on Wednesday, July 15th.  If you underpaid, that amount will be subtracted from your total earnings.  If you have any questions, you may contact Jolyn Furnell at the band's email account: