Newsletter beginning the week of September 7, 2018


THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

 

Thank you all for such a great first week.  I could not have asked for a better result.  The students have all worked very hard this past week and I believe it showed up Friday night.  We have a lot more to do to get the completed product on the field, but it was a great start. With that being said, the next few weeks that lie ahead are crucial in putting the entire production on the field. We received the remainder of the drill for the second tune Saturday, as well as the percussion book for the third tune.  It is very important that all students are at all rehearsals to ensure total success for the entire group.

I also want to give a big “Thank You” to all the parents that helped this past week with feeding the band, moving equipment, and prop maintenance that was conducted on Saturday.  Without you all, this would never come together.  You are such a vital part of this band and I appreciate all you do.

The CCS Preview is this coming Saturday (September 15th). There will be quite of bit of information that is passed down to the masses over the next week for this event. We have a Band Boosters Meeting on Tuesday, September 11that 6:00 p.m. where information for this event, as well as Showcase, will be passed down.  Also, please be on the lookout on Facebook.

Now, with a busy week scheduled ahead, I am also tracking the forecasted weather event that is scheduled to hit this Friday.  I ask that you pay close attention to the Facebook group page for updates.

We have rehearsals scheduled every day of the week of September 17th– September 22nd.  We are scheduled to have Mr. Pendergrass in to work with the students on choreography and body movement for the production.  Please plan accordingly to be there for all rehearsals.

Lastly, my school e-mail and phone mailbox are set up.  My school e-mail is keith.lee@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.  Please utilize this for any contact you may need to make with me.  I greatly appreciate it.

MP Band Schedule:  September 10th – September 22nd, 2018

Monday (09/10/2018–Class Rehearsals.  1st period POWER.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Tuesday (09/11/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (Winds/Perc.) 3-6 p.m.  Band Boosters Meeting 6 p.m. (IMPORTANT!!!!!)

Wednesday (09/12/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (Guard) 3-6 p.m.

Thursday (09/13/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Friday (09/14/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  4th period POWER.  Football Game (Home); Call Time 5:00 p.m.  This is Middle School Band Night!!!!!

Saturday (09/15/2018)-CCS Preview.  Booster Parents Call Time 7:30 a.m. (tentative).  Volunteer Call Time 9:00 a.m.  Student Call Time 9:00 a.m. (Rehearsal in the Stadium).  Mass Rehearsal with all County Bands 3:00 p.m. Start Time 5:00 p.m.

Sunday (09/16/2018)-Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music)

Monday (09/17/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  1st period POWER.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Tuesday (09/18/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday (09/19/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Thursday (09/20/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Friday (09/21/2018)-Class Rehearsals.  4th period POWER.  Football Game (AWAY); Call Time 5:00 p.m. (Tentative)

Saturday (09/22/2018)-Rehearsal (All Personnel) 9-1 p.m.