Thursday, February 24, 2011

No Woodwinds Today

Because of a called faculty meeting, woodwinds will not stay to rehearse after school today, 2/24/11. Students are dismissed at 3:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Music Performance Assessment

Music Performance Assessment for the concert band is this Friday, 2/25/11, at Gadsden City High School. High school students should plan to eat during first lunch immediately after 2nd block. Call time is 11:45 for a noon departure. Performance time is 2:00 pm. We will stop for an early supper and return to the band room by 5:30 pm. Please have rides ready at that time. All instruments will be stowed aboard the bus. No equipment trailer or truck will be used.

Be sure to take care of any uniform issues now, and remember to bring long black socks, band shoes, and appropriate undergarments for the uniform, including the current band T-shirt or a plain navy t-shirt and black athletic shorts. You may bring a change of clothes to be worn after our performance.

Parents or guardians interested in serving as chaperones on the trip should contact Dr. Sargent via e-mail at Please do not reply to Yahoo Groups. Thanks to all students for the hard work and dedication you have shown during the past several weeks in preparation for MPA. Let's do our best to make this year's program the best performance ever!

Best wishes,
Dr. Sargent

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Schedule for the Week of 2/7/11-2/13/11

First, thanks to all who made the Queen of Hearts pageant a success! Please read the following schedule, especially those interested in trying out for an auxiliary or drum major!!

Monday, 2/7/11: No After-School Band or Sectional Activity

Tuesday, 2/8/11: Concert Band Brass 3:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday, 2/8/11: Auxiliary and Drum Major tryout interest meeting, parent/guardian and student attendance mandatory, 6:30 pm, band room. Band Booster Meeting postponed until 2/15/11.

Wednesday, 2/9/11: No After School Band

Thursday, 2/10/11: Concert Band Woodwinds 3:00-4:00 pm

Friday, 2/11/11: No After School

Saturday, 2/12/11: No Activity

Sunday, 2/13/11: All-State Orchestra Concert, 1:00 pm, Moody Music Building, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Congratulations Andrew McG!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Volunteers Needed

Parents and guardians of band students are needed during the set-up, take-down, and operation of the Queen of Hearts pageant in the Moody High School gym on Friday, 2/4/11 and Saturday, 2/5/11.

Set-Up will begin at 5:15 pm on Friday at the MHS gym.

The pageant on Saturday will take place in two shifts: shift 1 will take place from 2:00 until 6:00 pm, and shift 2 will take place from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

If you are willing to volunteer for our largest fundraiser of the year, please contact Elizabeth McGinnis at 640-1605 or 239-8258.

Thank you!