Final Band Updates 5/21/2018

GRADUATION – — This is MANDATORY for all non-graduating members of the band. Also, 8th grade students that did not march last year are encouraged to be a part of this group. Usual concert dress is required (tux and dress). 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.
6:30PM – Take chairs and stands to the field and set up
6:45PM – Warm up in the Band Hall
7:05PM – Single file with instrument and music to the field
7:25PM – “Ceremonial for Band:
7:30PM “Fanfare and Processional”
Be prepared for Star Spangled Banner and Alma Mater as well

CUBBY CLEANOUT – Make sure you have removed all personal items from your cubbyhole. All cubbyholes will be cleared of any and all items after graduation. There will be new cubby assignments for next fall and we need everything out.

DRAWDOWN – Time is drawing short for this! If you have sold tickets and need to turn in money OR you’d like more tickets OR wish to turn in unsold tickets, please contact Wendy Davis (205-812-4998) or Michael Glidewell (205-518-2876). This is one of our biggest fundraisers and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

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.

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. I highly recommend this camp for anyone in leadership or who wants to be in leadership in the future. I will have applications in my office. For more information, go to: Contact Mr. Funderburg (205-338-2122) before registering. If we have 10 or more, there is a discounted price!

BAND CAMP — Attendance at Band Camp is MANDATORY if you wish to march in the fall. There will be a PRE- BAND CAMP MEETING FOR ROOKIES on July 12th at 6:00PM. Please contact MR. FUNDERBURG – if you have any 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

CLOSING STATEMENTS – It has been my pleasure and honor to work here at Pell City for the last 10 years. The band has gone through many changes during that time and I’m glad I was a part of it. We’ve had some great times and some not so good times. We’ve made friends and memories that will last forever. Don’t take that for granted.

I appreciate all of the hard work that each of you has put in to make this program what it is. Band Boosters – WOW – you guys have been AMAZING! You have stepped up and done what was necessary (not what was popular) to provide for these students. MR. FUNDERBURG, I’m looking forward to seeing what you will do with the program with your new assistant, MR. PLAYER. I’m sure it will be AWESOME!

STUDENTS – Always give it your ALL. Be the best you can be – don’t be the “weak link” in the chain. I’m proud of each and every one of you. You are the HEART of this band and YOU are what make it tick. Never fail to give thanks to God for your talents. Give Him the VERY BEST you have and you will be blessed. I leave you with my favorite verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Musically yours,

Sid Brown, Retiring Director of Bands
Pell City Schools