MP Band – Information for 10 – 15 February

Good Afternoon All,

Hope all is well and that none of you incurred any damage due to the storms. If any of you are in need of assistance on anything, please let me know so that way we can try to help you in any way we possibly can.

BAND BOOSTER MEETING THIS MONDAY, 10 FEB 2020: Next scheduled band booster meeting will be this Monday, 10 February at 6:30 p.m. Tendency is to have low attendance during the winter months. I would love to see a change in that trend. This month is super important. We will be looking at the boosters’ by-laws and discussing possible addendums/changes. All addendums/changes that are discussed will be voted on at a later date. We would love as much input on this process as we can get. Please plan to attend.

ALL-COUNTY BAND: Students who were nominated and accepted into the CCS All County Honors Band need to turn in their forms and registration fee by Monday, 10 February. These were due on Friday, 7 February, but due to school being closed, the date has been extended until this coming Monday.

Anyone that would like to attend the CCS All County Honors Band concert is invited to attend (free of charge). This year’s clinic and concert will be held at A.L. Brown High School. The concert will be on Saturday, 15 February at 1:00 p.m. in the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center.

JAZZ BAND: Since we were unable to do our interest meeting due to the weather event we had, we will be jumping right in this week. If you are interested, you need to let Mr. Lee know ASAP so he and Mr. Fisher can plan appropriately. Rehearsals will take place at the middle school on Thursdays starting at 4 p.m. and will end at 5:30 p.m. Only students that will be dedicated and motivated need to attend. If you are going to be wishy-washy, don’t come!!!!

WINTERGUARD REHEARSALS: Please make sure you are staying up to date with information from Victoria via the BAND app. Rehearsals the next couple of weeks:

  • Saturday, February 8th: Contest @ Clover HS

  • Monday, February 10th: Varsity and J. Varsity; 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 12th: Varsity; 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 13th: J. Varsity; 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 15th: Mini Camp; more details to come

SMARTMUSIC ACCOUNTS: All students who are currently in the band classes are required to have SmartMusic account. This system will be utilized to assess them in their playing of a variety of exercises and in the concert literature they are playing. It is also a practice tool. They were asked to have registered for this by the end of this week. If they have not registered, they need to do so now. Students will have assignments starting this week.

  • Instructions to establish account:

    • Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join

    • When prompted for an e-mail address, use an e-mail address that you check regularly (preferably the same one that is linked to your CutTime accounts).

    • When prompted for a class code, please enter: ZQY7V-MUXJU

    • THAT IS IT! Takes 10 seconds.