Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Band Boosters

Band boosters will not meet this evening, 3/19/13. Boosters will reconvene at the April meeting for all marching band members, auxiliaries, and parents.

Monday, March 18, 2013

From UNA Bands/ Scholarships

UNA Invitational Honor Band 2013

April 25-27
Application Due: March 20

Mr. Pat Stegall – Purple Band
Mr. Chris Lindley – Gold Band
Mr. Keith Anderson – 9th Grade Band
Mrs. Missy Lindley – White Band
Mrs. Johnna Stafford– White Band

We will be awarding two $1000.00 awards to outstanding seniors who choose to attend UNA and perform in the Pride of Dixie Marching Band. They will receive this award in addition to their Band Performance Award (an extra $500 each of their first two semesters). Please visit our web-site, http://www.una.edu/universitybands/ or call 256-765-4362 for information.

Additionally: The UNA Band program has recently been given an extra $45,000 for Band Performance Awards (scholarships). This is a great time to audition! Band Performance Awards range from $400-$4000/semester and are awarded without regard to academic major. If you have students who are trying to decide what they will do next fall – here is a great opportunity.



Friday, March 15, 2013

Final Comprehensive Results-- Auxiliary Tryouts 2013

Drum Majors (Alpha Order)

Max G
Andrew R

Color Guard (Alpha Order)
Payton B
Kasey C
Haleigh F
Carlee H
Haley H
Kaci L
Haley L
Hannah M (Captain)
Jordan P
Madison S
Olivia W
Mandy W

Dance Line (Alpha Order)
Hannah A
Emma A
Victoria D (Captain)
Taylor G
Brianna J
Meagan M
Kaleigh P

Majorettes (Alpha Order)
Anna Caroline A (Captain)
Amanda C
Hannah H
Raechel S









Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Solo and Ensemble 2013

Solo and Ensemble Festival 2013
Festival Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013, morning hours
Fee: $5.00 per event. Make checks payable to the Moody Band Boosters
Prerequisite: Director pre-approval of literature and passoff for Dr. Sargent
Location: Oxford High School
Transportation: On your own
Payment/Registration Deadline: Friday, March 22, 3:00 pm-- No extensions

No Percussion Ensemble Today

Percussion ensemble will not meet today, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. We will resume rehearsals next Tuesday, 3:00-4:00.

Monday, March 11, 2013

UNA Honor Band

University of North Alabama Invitational Honor Band 2013

Deadline for Applications is March 20, 2013.
Go to www.una.edu/universitybands to download the application packet.
Also visit us on Facebook for more information about our Honor Band and upcoming events!
www.facebook.com/universityofnorthalabamabands



Friday, March 8, 2013

Colorguard/ Drum Major Results 2013

Drum Majors (Alpha Order)

Max Gurley
Andrew Reese

Color Guard (Alpha Order)
Hannah Abrams
Anna Caroline Adkins
Emma Adkins
Payton Bailey
Amanda Carpenter
Kasey Cofield
Victoria Dillashaw
Haleigh Freeman
Taylor Garcia
Carlee Harding
Hannah Harrell
Haley Hawkins
Brianna Jaudon
Kaci Loftus
Haley Lunsford
Hannah Mitchell (Captain)
Meagan Moseley
Kaleigh Parker
Jordan Price
Raechel Sims
Madison Snyder
Olivia White
Mandy Whitfield

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All-County Band, Last-Minute Instructions

From Mr. Curren, Springville HS Band Director:


High School
We will park on the band practice field. It is right beside the band room in front of the Agi. green house. There is a ramp to get over the curb, signs to direct you and students to help direct traffic.

Middle School
Please drop off students at the front of the building in the circle. The students may walk through the building to get to the band room. Please do not try to park at the back of the building. The buses and one way streets make parking difficult.

All Students
Please wear comfortable clothes. Bring a pencil and if you have a folding stand that would be great to have and it would take the problem out of having to share a stand. Percussion please bring the appropriate sticks and mallets. Band students bring extra reeds, valve oil, mutes and everything that you might need to have a successful rehearsal.

Directors if you could all bring at least 5 stands we would have all the extra stands we need. We will have a hospitality room at both band rooms. Both clinicians will need our help through the day so please plan to come by when you can. I am still looking for some timps. for the middle school mine are un useable.

Thanks for helping make this a successful honor band

David Curren

UNA Honor Band

From Lloyd Jones, UNA Director of Bands:


I hope you've had a great MPA experience! I am writing to remind you that the application deadline for the UNA Invitational Honor Bands 2013 is drawing near. We would enjoy having your students participate and work with the outstanding line-up of conductors listed below. If I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at your conveneince. - Lloyd Jones, Director of Bands, UNA

University of North Alabama
Invitational Honor Band 2013
April 25-27
Mr. Pat Stegall – Purple Band
Mr. Chris Lindley – Gold Band
Mr. Keith Anderson – 9th Grade Band
Mrs. Melissa Lindley – White Band
Mrs. Johnna Stafford– White Band

We will be awarding two $1000.00 awards to outstanding seniors who choose to attend UNA and perform in the Pride of Dixie Marching Band. They will receive this award in addition to their Band Performance Award (an extra $500 each of their first two semesters). Please visit our web-site, http://www.una.edu/universitybands/ or call 256-765-4362 for information.

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, April 25
4:30 p.m. Registration
5:15 p.m. Judges meeting
5:30 p.m. Chair Placement Auditions
7:30 p.m. Seating of the Bands
8:00 p.m. Rehearsal

Friday, April 26
8:30 a.m. Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Rehearsal
5:00 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. President’s Concert (UNA Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Studio Jazz Band)

Saturday, April 27
8:30 a.m. Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. UNAHB Concert
2:00 p.m. Scholarship Auditions (UNA)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Preservation Hall Field Trip

Those pre-registered for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band field trip should meet at the band room at 4:45 pm this Saturday, March 9th. All Moody band students must ride the bus to and from the event. Pre-registered parents of band members participating in the trip may ride the bus as chaperones, but siblings or other non-band members must follow the bus or meet us at our destination, according to SCCBOE policy. Please have all rides ready at the band room no later than 11:00 pm for pick-up.

Thank you

Iron Giant

We will have a guest artist performance in the band room tomorrow (Tuesday), 2:00-3:00 pm. The Iron Giant percussion ensemble will perform for all 7th period band members. The Moody percussion ensemble WILL NOT meet after school tomorrow, 3/5/13. All students are dismissed at the 3:00 bell. Auxiliary clinics will then take place as scheduled.

All-County Chair Tryouts

For those who have pre-registered for the St. Clair All-County Band, chair auditions take place tomorrow (Tuesday), March 5, 4:00-6:00 pm at Springville High School. Check-in is in the school lobby. Warm-up is in the school lunchroom. Play 3 chromatically adjacent scales and arpeggios from memory and play one sight-reading excerpt (provided).

Rehearsals take place at Springville on Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Dress rehearsal is Saturday morning with a noon concert. Brunch is provided prior to the concert.

See Dr. Sargent with any questions. brad.sargent@sccboe.org. 640-1995.