Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Show Music 2012 Pick-Up Plan B

Did you miss your chance to pick up your show music? Don't despair. Parts are now outside the band room door in a plastic container, ready for pickup at your convenience. Instructions: Each envelope contains complete parts for every tune in the show. Take only one envelope for yourself, per instrument played. If you play more than one instrument (sax/bass, tuba/bass, etc) take one envelope for each. Drum majors, take a score (green folder) and an envelope for your instrument. Please close the lid tightly to keep the music dry for the next person!!! See you on June 21 at 6:00 pm!!!! Questions or Problems? E-mail Dr. Sargent at

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Show Music Available

Show music is available at the band room for pick-up today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday, 5/29-5/30), 8:00 am-11:00 am and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. The next opportunity to pick up parts in person will be the week of June 11-15. If you would like parts left outside for you to pick up after hours, please have a parent or guardian call or e-mail Dr. Sargent at or 640-1995 to make your request. Have a great summer!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Program Ad Sales-- New Information!!!!

2012 Football Program Ad information-- Selling ads to businesses and individuals can now put money in your band account!!!!! Cost for Ads: Full page - $125; Half-page vertical - $95; Half-page horizontal - $80; Quarter page - $60 Plus a convenience fee of $10. Advertisers should go to and click on the tab on the right-hand side that says "Football Program Ad Submission" This will take customers to the website, which is very easy to use. Mrs. McGinnis's phone number/email is on the website if patrons have any other questions. **Make sure the buyer puts your (student) name in the "ad sold by" blank so you will get credit for selling the ad! Students receive money in your individual band booster account for each ad sold depending on size of ad: Full page - $15; Half-page - $10; and Quarter page - $5. This will go into your student account in August and can be used to pay band fees, buy shoes, etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. McGinnis at 640-1605 or email her at

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Band Booster Meeting Tonight 5/22/12

Please remember our band booster meeting this evening: 6:30 pm, band room. We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Band Officer Election Results 2012-2013

President: Andrew R. V.P.: Scott C. Secretary: Breeanna Miller Publicity/Historian: Jaysea Adkins Librarian: Kayla Cowans. Assistant: Giorgia Ellard Alumni Coord: Max Gurley Spirit Coord: Clay Freeman Equipment Mngr: Jon McGinnis. Assistant: Danny Green

Marching Percussion Placement Results 2012-2013

Tenors: Taylor & Will Snare: Xiola, Hunter, Kirstie Bass: Elizabeth (1), Tera (2), Stefan (3), Evan (4), Chandler (5) Front Ensemble: Giorgia & Sara Field Captain: Taylor Front Ensemble Captain: Giorgia

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cubby Clean-Out!

Please Note: The band room will be closed and locked at 3:15 pm next Wednesday, 5/23/12. Any band or choir students remaining at school on Thursday and Friday will report to the gym (MHS) or to a junior high classroom (7th and 8th graders). All instruments and personal items should be removed from the band room no later than Wednesday afternoon. School instruments should be signed out for the summer or returned. The lost and found bin contents will be donated to a charitable organization and all cubbies will be emptied and cleaned before the first summer band rehearsal. Here's wishing all of our students a safe and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing you at our first summer band rehearsal as scheduled. Until then . . . Happy Practicing! Dr. Sargent

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Concession Workers Needed

We are in need of at least two more concession volunteers at the jamboree game for tomorrow night, 5/18/12. Please contact Kim Bennett at to indicate your willingness to help. Thank you!

Chaperone Correction

Mrs. Littelton's e-mail address was listed incorrectly in the previous posting calling for volunteers to chaperone. Please send to or call Mrs. Littleton directly at 205-533-5588. Thank you!

Chaperones 2012-2013

Chaperones are needed for band events in the 2012-2013 season. If you are a parent or guardian of a band or auxiliary student and willing to serve as a chaperone, please express your interest to Susan Littleton at Mrs. Littleton will be assisting with chaperone coordination this year. Thank you Mrs. Littleton!

Booster Meeting Tuesday 5/22/12

Band Boosters WILL MEET on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the band room. Many important agenda items to be discussed. We hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Jamboree Game

On Friday, May 18, our marching band will perform at a spring jamboree football game against Talladega at Bill Morris Stadium. We will call roll in the band room at 6:00 pm and immediately march to the stadium. We play in the stands during the first half of the game. Band boosters will serve a snack after 1st quarter, and we dismiss from the band room by 8:30 pm. All students are asked to wait for rides at the band room. Summary: Personnel: Veteran marchers (required); New/upcoming marchers (invited) Dress: Auxiliaries: embroidered shirt for your squad, black shorts Players: navy blue band t-shirt, long jeans, long khakis, or blue or khaki dress-code shorts New marchers: solid navy shirt and jeans or shorts as described above. Call Time: 6:00 pm, band room Dismissal: 8:30 pm, band room Contact: Dr. Sargent at 640-1995 or If circumstances preclude your child from participation, please contact me so we can make alternate arrangements or grant an excused absence. At this moment, I’m counting on all veteran marching members to be present at the event. I cannot accept texts, e-mails, or cell phone calls from students. Thank you! Dr. Sargent

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Concession Workers Needed

Volunteers are needed to work in the concession stand at the Jamboree game on Friday, May 18th. Please contact Kim Bennett at or 205-914-3559 if you can help that night.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Schedule for Friday, 5/18/12

Friday is becoming a busy day for the band and auxiliaries. Please note the schedule: Drumline and Pit evaluations: 2nd, 3rd, and 7th periods/4th block. Sightreading, Scales, Rudiments. Letter Jackets: For auxiliary and band members interested in letter jackets, a Neff representative will come to the band room at 2:15 to distribute information. Auxiliary members should obtain a pass and permission from your 4th block teacher before coming to the band room. Jamboree Game vs. Talladega: Call time in band room 6:00 pm. Auxiliaries should wear embroidered shirt from last fall with black shorts. Playing members wear navy band t-shirt with jeans, shorts, or khakis. Pick-up at band room at 8:00 pm. We play 1st half only. Questions? Contact Dr. Sargent at

Jamboree Game Friday 5/18/12

For all upward marchers, current marchers, new and veteran auxiliary members: We will perform as a pep band in the stands at Bill Morris stadium this Friday during the jamboree game against Talladega High School. Call time is 6:00 pm at the band room. Dismissal time is 8:00 pm from the band room. All students should bring all stand tunes, national anthem, and Alma Mater. Dress for playing members: navy band T-shirt, blue jeans, dress code-compliant shorts, or khakis. Auxiliaries: Will be posted as soon as available and will consist of garments already owned by all veteran members. In the interim, see your sponsor for details.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Letter Jackets

A representative from Neff will be at the band room this Friday, 5/11/12 at 2:15 to distribute information on ordering band letter jackets for anyone (band or auxiliary members) who might be interested.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Band Banquet

The actual time of the band banquet is 7:00-10:00 pm as previously posted. Please disregard the Yahoo Groups automatic reminder which set the banquet at 5:00-6:00. Thank you!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Relay for Life Update

Relay for Life is still scheduled for Friday evening as previously announced. Call time is 6:00 pm, band room. Pick-up is 7:30 pm, band room. Please have rides ready at 7:30. Students needing a variance from this arrangement should please provide written permission from a parent or guardian, sent to Dr. Sargent at by the end of the school day on Friday, 5/4. Please include a contact number. Dress: Playing Members: Navy blue band T-shirt and jeans or khakis. Closed-toed shoes. Auxiliary Members: Black shorts and MHS embroidered shirts in the color of your respective auxiliary unit from the past season. Auxiliary attendance at the event is desired but not mandatory. Contact Dr. Sargent directly with any questions at

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring Concert 2012

Dear Parents and Students: I am looking forward to our upcoming spring concert and art show scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at 6:00 pm. The concert involves all of our band members, including those in the beginning, intermediate, and high school bands, and the Moody High School choir. We will begin transporting equipment at 3:15 pm and will need some volunteer help to set up, take down, and return equipment to the band room. If you are available and willing to help, please contact me at Call time for the concert is 5:00 pm for all participants. We will do a pre-concert warm-up session for each performing group in reverse order of the concert program. If weather permits, the event will be held outside the MHS gym, so bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the good work these students have accomplished this year. If foul weather comes our way, we will move the program into the gym. Band students should plan to dress in their Sunday best-- spring dresses or slacks for the girls and slacks and a sport shirt or button down for the boys. Choir members will wear the navy blue MHS Choir polo shirts with khaki slacks or skirts (SCCBOE dress code compliant). As with all performances, our spring concert is a requirement for our students. The performance serves as a portion of the semester grade. Please sign, detach, and return the letter coming home with your student by Monday, May 7 to verify that you have received it. Thank you for granting me the privilege of working with your students. Dr. Bradley K. Sargent, Director of Bands, Moody High School

Relay for Life

On Friday, May 4, our marching band will perform at the annual Relay for Life event at Bill Morris Stadium. We will call roll in the band room at 6:00 pm and immediately march to the stadium. We lead the survivor lap at approximately 7:00 pm, and then return to the band room for dismissal by 7:30. I ask that all rides are available at the band room at the dismissal time. All students are dismissed from the band room and should stay at the band room to wait for rides unless parent/guardian approval has been obtained in writing for the student to return to the stadium. I realize the details of this event are being issued on short notice, as was our invitation to participate. If circumstances preclude your child from participation, please contact me so we can make alternate arrangements or grant an excused absence. At this moment, I’m counting on all marching members to be present at the event. I may be reached at 205-640-1995 or via e-mail at I do not accept texts, e-mails, or cell phone calls from students. Please sign and return this letter as acknowledgement of receipt by Friday, May 4, 2012 for a portion of your student’s grade in band. As always, I am grateful for the privilege of working with your students. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Sincerely, Dr. Bradley K. Sargent, Band Director