Band Updates March 15th, 2018

SPIRIT CAMP IMFORMATION – I received this the other day and decided to just copy and paste it into the email. Just wanted to pass this along. This is an EXCELLENT camp for students who are or wish to be leaders in the Band of Gold. Many Pell City students have attended this over the years and I highly recommend it. (Please check your e-mail for links)

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS

POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME – FRIDAY, MARCH 16th at 3:30PM. We are asking for volunteers who would like to play in the stands during the game. You can sign up on my office door.

BOSTON FERN FUNDRAISER –We will be selling these for $17.00. The students will make $8.50 for each fern sold. ALL ORDERS AND MONEY DUE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd. Deliveries will be made the week of April 16th.

ORLANDO PAYMENT #3 was due LAST FRIDAY, March 9th. I have removed all names without any funds. ALL MONEY MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY HONOR BAND – Congratulations to those students participating!

Chris Coshatt, William Ellison, Jakob Jackson, Joshua Jayroe, Daniel Kitchen, Jordan Kyser, Lillith Perry, Tae Ponthieux, Jacob Roberson, Kyra Roberson, Wyatt Roberts, Autumn Spencer, Michael Witcher, Sara Woods, Ethan Young, We are in need of a few more if at all possible. Here is the schedule:

Friday, March 16th – Rehearsals 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Saturday, March 17th – Rehearsal 9:00 – 10:30AM CONCERT at 11:00AM

DANCELINE AND MAJORETTE TRYOUTS – Friday, March 16th – 4:00 until finished. YOU MUST HAVE ALL FORMS AND MONEY TURNED IN TO TRY OUT. Good luck to everyone trying out!

DRUM MAJOR, SECTION LEADER AND LEADERSHIP PACKETS are available and must be turned in by Tuesday, March 20th. MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR TEACHER EVALUATIONS OUT EARLY.

DRUM MAJOR TRY OUTS will be THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND. Packets and Clinic will be set shortly.

COLORGUARD CLINIC will be MONDAY APRIL 2ND THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH. Tryouts will be FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH – 4:00PM until finished. YOU MUST HAVE ALL FORMS AND MONEY TURNED IN TO TRY OUT. Good luck to everyone trying out!

DISNEY BAND REHEARSAL – We will have a short rehearsal on THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND for those going on the spring trip. We will have rehearsals on TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD and TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH.

TRIP MEETING – Tuesday April 3rd- 5:00 immediately following rehearsal so that no one has to leave and come back for a meeting. This is for everyone going on the trip on April 11th – 15th. We will be discussing and handing out itineraries, rooming, “what to carry”, etc. VERY IMPORTANT MEETING! EVERYONE GOING ON THE TRIP NEEDS TO BE THERE!

BAND BANQUET  is THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT 6:30PM. All money for guests is due on FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD. If you plan to attend, you must sign up and money paid for guests by this date.

PCHS BAND OF GOLD 2018-19 ROOKIES – If you will be a new marching member next fall, we will begin having Rookie “mini-camps” after Spring Break. It will typically be one day a week from 3:00 – 5:00PM. I will have more details on this soon.

GRADUATION – THURSDAY, MAY 24TH – Just a reminder that ALL non-graduating members of the Band of Gold will be playing at graduation. This is your last graded performance of the year.

SENIORS!

Each year the Orlando Scholarship Organization partners with the Miss High School America Organization to award one boy and one girl a “Community Service and Arts” $2500 scholarship. Please forward this information to a girl and a boy in your school who can apply for this arts/community service scholarship. Deadline is May 15, 2018. (Please see e-mail or Mr. Brown for more information)

-Sid Brown, Director of Bands