Announcements 5-22-13

SPRING CONCERT UPDATE — The annual spring concert has been moved to 7:00pm Thursday May 23rd. Students will meet at 6:30 for warm-up. The orchestra directors have been gracious to let us join them for a combined band and orchestra concert on Thursday. I encourage everyone to stay to the end to hear the full orchestra and enjoy the combined reception afterwards.

SUMMER BAND INFO – The students received summer band information last Friday. There is a detailed calendar with details regarding 4th of July and August band camp. There is also a commitment form that the students were instructed to fill out and turn in by Monday of this week. A few kids still owe us the form. This form is important for us as we plan our fall marching activities. We need to know how many students per section so we can prepare music, instruments and marching show drill. I have attached another copy if the original didn’t make it home last week.

STATE SOLOISTS — Mr. Schoppe will be here again on Thursday morning to rehearse for state solo and ensemble contest. The state soloists have been working hard and are preparing for a huge contest this upcoming Monday. Wish them luck!

AUDITIONS FOR 2013-1014 — Auditions will be very similar to past years and will occur during band class on May 28th and 29th

NEW MEMBER MARCHING CAMP — The new member marching camp will be Saturday June 8th. New members and the future leadership will be required to attend. We will teach basic marching, distribute school instruments, order summer uniforms and much more. ALL drumline members need to attend.

TEXT PROGRAM — If you turned off the text system while we were gone, you can restart it by texting “LHS Band” to 90210. This is the busiest time of year so many reminders will be sent via text.

* Wednesday 5/22 6:00pm Nichols and Shack Spring Concert
* Thursday 5/23 7:00pm Orchestra & Band Spring Concert
* Friday 5/24 3:00pm Jazz Band auditions
* Monday 5/27 All Day State Solo & Ensemble Contest
* Tuesday 5/28 3:00pm Graduation Full Orchestra rehearsal
* Tuesday 5/28 6:00pm Color Guard parent meeting

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague