Band Updates April 2nd, 2018

Parents and Students:

I hope you had a restful Spring Break and a Blessed Easter. Here’s a few things you need to be aware of.

BAND BANQUET – The Band Banquet will be Thursday, April 5th at the First Baptist Church at 6:30PM. The theme is FIESTA.

DISNEY BAND REHEARSALS – 3:00 – 4:00PM We have 2 rehearsals left: Tuesday, April 3rd and April 10th. All students going on the trip MUST attend these rehearsals!

DISNEY TRIP MEETING – This will be on Tuesday, April 3rd at 4:30PM. This is an information meeting about itinerary, rooming, our performance, etc. I know this meeting is early but there are so many other things going on and I don’t want anyone to come back at 6:00 after picking up your child at 4:00 from Band Practice.

CHAIR TRYOUTS – These are the tryouts for chair placement in Marching Band as well as Symphonic and Concert Bands for next Fall will be April 16, 17, 18 and 19. Here is the schedule we will follow:
Monday – Trumpet, Baritone and Alto Sax
Tuesday – Mellophone, Trombone and Clarinet
Wednesday – Tuba, Tenor Sax and Bari Sax
Thursday – Flute

The tryout is: Major Scales (memorized), Prepared Study and Sight reading.

We will start during your class period but, if you do not try out during school, you will have to stay after school on that day. All tryouts MUST be done on the day they are scheduled. This who do not tryout on their given day will be placed in last chair in their section and will have to challenge their way up the section.

DISNEY TRIP FINAL PAMENT – This is due THIS FRIDAY, April 6th. We MUST have this paid on time in order to finish paying for the trip, busses, etc.

BOOSTER MEETING – Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30PM in the PCHS Bandhall. This is an important meeting as we are electing officers for next year. Please consider serving in some capacity. This is what makes our program successful!

DRUMINE 2018-2019 – Those percussion students who will be in the PCHS Drumline and Pit will meet every Tuesday after school starting April 17th. Rehearsals will be after school until 5:00PM.

ALL STATE – This will be April 19, 20 and 21 at the Montgomery Convention Center. Make sure you have made your hotel reservations! I will have a schedule as we get closer to the date.

Sid Brown, Director of Bands