Mr. Lee’s Newsletter 4/7-4/14

NEWSLETTER FOR 07 APRIL 2019

CUT TIME ACCOUNTS:  Parent/guardian’s who have not received an invite to initiate Cut Time accounts, ask your child if they have added you to their account.  Once added, you will receive an email from Cut Time requesting you creating an account that I will then approve giving you permission to your child’s information. Again, if you have not received an email, your student has not done what was instructed and added you to their account, please be sure to follow up with them.

PLAYING ASSESSMENTS:  Students should be ready to perform playing assessments that are posted on their Cut Time accounts.  Playing assessments that are not completed in time will be graded as a “0.”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER: The calendar of events from March through May has been posted.  There may be some additions, deletions, changes, and a few events that pop up (such as 6th Grade Band Recruitment, etc.) that will be added to the Cut Time Calendar as we get the dates.  The calendar has enough on it for the time being to at least plan ourselves accordingly for the next month.

BAND BOOSTERS PARENT MEETING (IMPORTANT):  The next band boosters parent meeting 16 April 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  Please put this on your calendar. We have a full agenda and need to have a full house.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORING SESSIONS:  Available students, please consider helping!  We have tremendous interest from middle school students and need greater involvement from highschool students to make this happen.   There are many reasons why we are offering these sessions but the main reason is to help in our retention/recruiting goals for students to continue band past their middle school years.  The more things we can do like this will increase our chances at retaining these students. Your participation in this is not mandatory but is greatly appreciated.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING SESSIONS:  These sessions are meant as a means to prepare any student who is planning to audition for a leadership position next year in  band and colorguard/winterguard. They are not mandatory and do not guarantee a position on the leadership team but are highly encouraged and will equip you to lead more effectively.

BAND AWARDS BANQUET:  Start making plans now, 7 May 2019 (Tuesday).  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12th through next week.  Additional information will become available via Facebook and email.

ARENA WORK OPPORTUNITIES:  If you owe money or if you are looking to build up your individual band account, these arena work opportunities are a great chance to do so.  Information for opportunities to work will be made available on the Facebook page.

MP Band Schedule:  April 8th – April 28th, 2019

Monday (04/08/2019) Class Rehearsals.  1st Block POWER.  

H.S. Woodwind Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  

Middle School Woodwind Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Tuesday (04/09/2019) Class Rehearsals.  2nd Block POWER.  

NO H.S. Percussion Rehearsal.  

Middle School Percussion Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Wednesday (04/10/2019) Class Rehearsals.  Combined POWER.

H.S. Brass Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  

Middle School Brass Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Thursday (04/11/2019) Class Rehearsals.  

Leadership Training 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  

Friday (04/12/2019) Class Rehearsals.    

Saturday (04/13/2019) EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Sunday (04/14/2019) EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Monday (04/15/2019) Class Rehearsals.  1st Block POWER.  

H.S. Woodwind Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  

Middle School Woodwind Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Tuesday (04/16/2019) Class Rehearsals.  2nd Block POWER.  

H.S. Percussion Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  

Middle School Percussion Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Wednesday (04/17/2019) Class Rehearsals.  Combined POWER.

H.S. Brass Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  

Middle School Brass Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Thursday (04/18/2019) Class Rehearsals.

Leadership Training 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  

Friday (04/19/2019) NO SCHOOL.  EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!    

Saturday (04/20/2019) EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Sunday (04/21/2019) HAPPY EASTER!  EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Monday (04/22/2019) – Friday (04/26/2019) SPRING BREAK.  EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Saturday (04/27/2019) EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Sunday (04/28/2019) EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!