Band Updates April 26th, 2018


As we draw closer to the end of school, we need to tidy up a few things.

BAND FEES – We still have some who have not completely finished paying for this. Dr. Dowdy has requested our list of students still owing fees and I’d like to send him a very short list or NO list. Regardless, I have about a week to get this to him. As I’ve stated numerous times, if you’re not sure if you owe anything, contact me and I will let you know. Band fees were due by the end of October!

7TH GRADE ROOKIES – I believe Mr. Funderburg has spoken with those students he plans to use and given them a Commitment Form. Please return this with your $25 deposit as soon as possible. We need these forms to determine exactly who is marching and who isn’t. We are having rehearsals for all rookies on Tuesdays from 3:00 until 4:30PM. If you did not march last year, you need to be at these rehearsals.
Section leaders must also be in attendance as well.

SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS – If you are playing a school-owned instrument (except percussion), we need to check in your instrument. If you will be using it again next year, you can check it out the same day.

FERNS – It looks like I have a few extra ferns. I will let them go on a first come first served basis. The price is $15. If you write a check, make it payable to PCHS Band.

AUXILIARIES – Please check with your sponsor about dates and times for summer practices.

SPIRIT CAMP – This is a summer camp for Leadership and Drum Majors It will be June 12 – 16 on the campus of Jacksonville State University (yes, we’ve confirmed this). I highly recommend this camp for anyone in leadership or wants to be in leadership in the future. I will have applications in my office. For more information, go to:

GRADUATION — This is MANDATORY for all non-graduating members of the band. Also 8th grade student that did not march last year are encouraged to be a part of this group. Usual concert dress is required. Those not having tuxes or dresses should wear: Boys — White shirt with a tie, black pants and dress shoes (no tennis shoes) Girls — Black dress or white top and black skirt.

SPONSOR FORMS – Each year we solicit local businesses to help with the finances of the band. If you know a business that might be willing to donate to the band, we have a form for that! Mr. Michael Glidewell (Band Booster President) will have them ready in a few days.

BAND CAMP — Attendance at Band Camp is MANDATORY if you wish to march in the fall. There will be an interest meeting sometime in May to answer your questions.
Here are the dates:

July 16 — 20:
8:00 — 12:00 – Rookies and Section Leaders
12:00 — 1:00 — Lunch provided by the Band Boosters *
1:00 — 5:00 — Full Band

July 23 — 27:
8:00 — 12:00 — Full Band
12:00 — 1:00 — Lunch provided by the Band Boosters *
1:00 — 5:00 — Full Band

* The Band Boosters will provide lunch each day for students and staff during Band Camp FREE OF CHARGE. These volunteers will need to be here 1 — 2 hours before 12:00 to make sandwiches, prepare plates, etc. We also need people to get donations from local businesses (paper plates, drinks, cups, etc.). ANY help you can offer would be deeply appreciated. Plan NOW!!

Sid Brown, Director of Bands
Pell City High School “Band of Gold”