Mr. Lee’s Newsletter Week of Feb 25th

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SEMESTER GOING OUT

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER:

I have passed out a calendar of events from March through May.  This calendar is approximately 90% correct. There may be some additions, deletions, changes, etc. There will be a few events that pop up (such as 6thGrade Band Recruitment, etc.) that we will need to throw into the calendar, but until Mr. Fisher is firmly in place at the middle school, we will have to wait to put these items on the calendar.  The calendar has enough on it for the time being to at least plan ourselves accordingly for the next month.  Remaining events will be added as we can get the dates set for those.

WINTERGUARD: 

The MP Winterguard placed 2ndin their class at Mooresville HS this past weekend.  They have been working hard and I am looking forward to seeing how they progress through the rest of the season.  Their next contest is on 02 March at Ardrey Kell HS.  It would be AWESOME to see lots of band students and band parents come out to show their support since this show is so close. They perform at 3:46 p.m. with awards being at 5:15 p.m. for all A Class winterguard groups.  COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!

BAND BOOSTERS PARENT MEETING (IMPORTANT):

The next band boosters parent meeting is slotted for 7 March 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  This is going to be a VERY IMPORTANT meeting that you do not want to miss.  Please make plans to be in attendance.  The board will meet prior to this meeting at 5:30 p.m.

BAND AWARDS BANQUET:

Start making plans for this now.  Date is 7 May 2019 (Tuesday).

ARENA WORK OPPORTUNITIES: 

Statements have gone out for students who owe money for band fees. Many opportunities for arena work have gone out through Facebook.  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.  With that being stated, there are 3 spots open on 7 and 8 April for the Spartan Race (5:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Lori Good at mpbandwork@gmail.comfor information.

MARCHING BAND MEMBER PHOTOS:

We are still planning to do this.  Unfortunately, this had to be put on the back burner for a variety of reasons.  As soon as we get this completely worked out, we will let you know when this will take place.

NOTE FROM MR. LEE: 

We have talked a lot the past week about the word “integrity” and what that means to us. There are many great definitions that can be found for this word, but essentially, this word to this ensemble means “doing the right thing even when you feel like no one is watching.”  This plays into everything we do.  Are you rehearsing with proper rehearsal etiquette? Are you prepared for rehearsal (did you practice, are your measures numbered, do you have your materials, etc.). Do your actions, words, etc. reflect this characteristic upon yourself and the group?  Are you a person of honesty?  In order to be a successful unit, we all must become people of high integrity.  This lesson will follow you outside of the band room, I promise you. 

MP Band Schedule:  February 25th– March , 2019

Monday (02/25/2019)Class Rehearsals.  1stBlock POWER.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Tuesday (02/26/2019)Class Rehearsals.  2ndBlock POWER.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday (02/27/2019)Class Rehearsals.  Combined POWER.

Thursday (02/28/2019)Class Rehearsals.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Friday (03/01/2019)Class Rehearsals.

Saturday (03/02/2019)WINTERGUARD COMPETITION @ Ardrey Kell HS

Sunday (03/03/2019)EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!

Monday (03/04/2019)Class Rehearsals.  1stBlock POWER.  H.S. Woodwind Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Middle School Woodwind Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Tuesday (03/05/2019)Class Rehearsals.  2ndBlock POWER.  H.S. Percussion Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Middle School Percussion Tutoring 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday (03/06/2019)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 (03/07/2019)Class Rehearsals.  Leadership Training 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Winterguard Rehearsal 4-7 p.m.

Friday (03/08/2019)Class Rehearsals.

Saturday (03/09/2019)WINTERGUARD REHEARSAL (TBA)

Sunday (03/10/2019)EAT, SLEEP, PRACTICE!