Monday, January 31, 2011

Schedule for the Week of 1/31/11-2/5/11

This Week's Schedule

Mon. 1/31/11: Concert Band Percussion Sectional 3:00-4:00
Tues. 2/1/11: Concert Band Brass Sectional 3:00-4:00
Wed. 2/2/11: No After-School
Thurs. 2/3/11: Concert Band Woodwind Sectional 3:00-4:00
Fri. 2/4/11: Queen of Hearts Setup, MHS Gym, 5:15
Sat. 2/5/11: Queen of Hearts Pageant, MHS Gym, times TBA

Thursday, January 27, 2011

No Pep Band 1/28/11

The pep band will not perform at Friday night's basketball tournament.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Schedule for the Week of 1/17/11-1/21/11

1/17/11 MLK Holiday-- No School
1/18/11 Brass Sectional 3:00-4:00; Band Boosters/Queen of Hearts Meeting 6:30 pm
1/19/11 No After-School Activity
1/20/11 Woodwind Sectional 3:00-4:00
1/21/11 No After-School Activity

A comprehensive schedule for the remainder of the semester will be published as soon as auxiliary and drum major tryouts are placed on the school calendar. Until then, please plan for the following schedule of after school sectionals to continue until state MPA on February 24-25: Mondays: percussion. Tuesdays: brass. Wednesdays: no after-school. Thursdays: woodwinds.

Dr. Sargent

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Food Giant Fundraiser

A message to all band members from Mrs. Freeman:

The next Bagging for Tips fundraiser is this Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Food Giant from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Below is the additional wording that was used on last month’s announcement:

“Money received in the form of tips or donations will go toward band members’ individual accounts (70%) and the booster general fund (30%). The money earned may be used for band fees, the next trip, etc.

We request that band members register for no less than a 2 hour shift.

In addition, we must have at least 2 parents per shift to help supervise during the fundraiser.(If possible, also for 2 hour shifts.)

To schedule your shift or in the event of questions, please call
Jimmy Freeman at (205) 640-6945. (Available most evenings after 5:30 p.m.) “


Alice Freeman

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All State Auditions Postponed

All State auditions are postponed until January 29. Take advantage of the additional time to prepare!

All-State Band Auditions

Jay F, Andrew McG, and Nathan D., please read!

All-State Band auditions will proceed as scheduled this Saturday, 1/15/11, at Jacksonville High School, with registration at 8:30. If school resumes tomorrow (Friday), please plan to stay in the band room for a few minutes after rehearsal to play a mock audition.

Best wishes,
Dr. Sargent

Queen of Hearts/ Band Booster Meeting

The Queen of Hearts/ Band Booster meeting is now rescheduled for this Tuesday, 1/18/11 at 6:30 pm in the band room. Again, this is a major fundraiser for our band program. Help from ALL band members and parents is appreciated. We'll see you there!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Queen of Hearts Meeting Postponed

The Queen of Hearts meeting scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, 1/11/11, will be postponed because of icy road conditions. Stay posted for an updated meeting date.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Queen of Hearts/Booster Meeting

The message below is from Elizabeth McGinnis. The meeting will serve as booster meeting and Queen of Hearts meeting for the month of January. All funds raised will benefit the ENTIRE band program, so we need help from all. Please attend!

Band Boosters,

The Queen of Hearts Pageant is going to be held this year on February 5th in the high school gym. We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, January 11th at 6:30pm in the Band Room to go over all the details that need to be taken care of. We are going to need many volunteers to help make this a well-run pageant so please plan to be in attendance. We need adults as well as students to be available.

Here is a list of volunteer positions so you can be thinking of how you would like to help:

Photographer’s Helper (2)

Registration (4)

Hospitality for the judges (1)

Concession Stand (?)

Set-up (as many as can be there Friday night! The more available, the quicker it will go.)

Take down/clean-up (again, as many as can be available)

Spotlight – 2

Door Guards/room monitors – we will have to watch the doors more carefully as there are several additional ones at the school


I’m looking forward to seeing you next week!

Elizabeth McGinnis