Friday, May 24, 2013

Unclaimed Instruments

The following students left instruments behind in the band room. These instruments should be claimed by 3:00 pm today, May 24th. Otherwise, please e-mail or call Dr. Sargent at or 640-1995 for an appointment to open the band room and retrieve your instrument for summer practicing. Because of a large number of beginners entering our program this fall, all cubby contents will be removed this summer to allow specific cubbies to be assigned to individual students. Neither Dr. Sargent nor the SCCBOE are responsible for any instruments or personal belongings left behind for the summer:

Brandan M.-- clarinet
Grant T.-- marching baritone
Jacob L.-- trumpet
Lake S.-- trumpet
Will C.-- sax/perc
Chris S.-- trombone
Adam K.-- trumpet
Savannah D.-- trombone
Jensen O.-- perc
Also: Getzen student model trumpet, black plastic case with flip folder, mostly 2nd and 3rd parts. No name on case or music.

Have a great summer! Happy practicing!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Crimson Music Camp

A message from Randall Coleman, The University of Alabama bands:

Just a quick reminder that the registration for the 2013 Crimson Music Camps will remain open until June 1. I hope you will encourage any of your students who may be interested to attend. Students will have the opportunity to study with our world class wind and percussion faculty and perform in two concert ensembles. The Senior Band will again be conducted by UA Director of Bands, Dr. Ken Ozzello and the Junior Band will be conducted by Ms. Audrey Murphy, Director of Bands at Hopewell Middle School in Alpharetta, Georgia.

In addition to the Concert Band Camp, we offer study in Jazz/Improvisation, Marching Percussion, Piano and Voice.

More information and a link to the registration site can be found here:

Randall O. Coleman
Associate Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music
The University of Alabama
Box 870368
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487>>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Football Program Ad Sales

Football  program ad sales sheets are available in the band room and will soon be made available in the forms section of the Moody Blue Devils Group (see link on our homepage). Unlike last year, ad sales this year have no convenience fees. Students earn a percentage of ads sold, and those funds are placed into individual student accounts.

All ad sales are due by August 2nd and can be placed in the band room money box or mailed directly to the Moody Band Boosters.

Program ads can be a great fundraising opportunity for those who make the effort. Remember, individual account funds can be used to pay band fees and/or pay for next year's spring trip. Get your ad sales forms today!!!!

Instrument Inventory

To avoid having grades withheld, any student in possession of a school-owned instrument should present the instrument to Dr. Sargent for inspection and re-issue by Tuesday, 5/21. Students and parents will be assessed for any damages not present when the instrument was originally issued. Thank you!

Graduation Band

Students who were given a graduation band letter and permission form must return the letter today or risk not being able to participate. As a courtesy, graduating seniors are asked to complete the forms to aid in organization and planning for tomorrow evening. Graduation band participants who are underclassmen will remain after school tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/21, eat an early supper, and travel together by bus to and from the band room unless prior arrangements have been made with Dr. Sargent.

Boston Butt Tickets Due Today, Monday, 5/20/13

Boston Butt tickets are due in the band room today, sold or unsold. Pickup is this Saturday morning, 5/25 at Community Presbyterian Church in Moody. Please remind your buyers of the pickup date and location!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Reminder: Spring Jamboree Game Tonight, 5/17/13

Who: Rising 9th-12th grade band and auxiliary members

What: Spring Jamboree Football Game

When: 6:00 pm call time, band room. 7:00 kickoff. 8:30 pm dimissal from band room at half time.

Dress: Auxiliaries see sponsors. Band: navy blue 2012 band t-shirt with jeans or shorts, dress code compliant.

Volunteers: Willing to drive the band truck to and from the stadium? Please contact Dr. Sargent at 640-1995 or at

Bring: Stand tunes, flip folders, instruments and equipment, valve oil, extra reeds and sticks.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fall 2013 Rehearsal Schedule

Because the new fall after-school marching band rehearsal schedule was on the calendar distributed at last week's marching band and auxiliary meeting but not announced verbally, I would like to remind all students and parents that our after-school rehearsal days for the upcoming 2013 season are changing. Rehearsals will now be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 until 5 pm. Students will now get Monday afternoons off instead of Wednesdays as was previously done. Please schedule doctor and dentist appointments and other off-campus conflicts for Monday afternoons if possible. Questions may be directed to

Thank you!

End-of-Semester Reminders 2013

  • If you haven't done so already, please remember to pick up your 2013 marching band info packet. The commitment form and Fair-Share agreement are due immediately. Please adhere to all deadlines. 
  • Spring Concert: This Thursday (5/9) at 6 pm, MHS front lawn. Call time: 5 pm. Help is needed at 3:15 at the band room and after the concert. Dress: your Sunday best.
  • MHS Band Officer nominations will be taken on Friday, 5/10 during class time. Voting occurs on Tuesday, 5/14.
  • Instrument, Uniform, and Equipment inventory and inspection, Friday, 5/10. Parents/students are held accountable for any damages or repairs needed to school-issued instruments. Sign-out forms are available for those who wish to have a school instrument to practice for the summer.
  • Band Banquet, Saturday, May 11, 7-10 pm, MHS lunchroom. The reservation deadline has passed, but no auxiliary members as of this posting have made reservations. Forms will be held in the band room for any who still wish to attend.
  • UAB Faculty Brass Quintet Concert: Monday, 5/13, 2:15 pm, Moody Band Room. Seniors and some others may not be required to attend school that day, but your attendance at the concert would be greatly appreciated.
  • Marching percussion evaluations, Tuesday, 5/14, 1:15-4:00 pm. Audition materials will be provided on-site. Students without after-school transportation may complete evals during the school day. If you have preferences, please express them to Dr. Sargent in advance.
  • Graduation Band: 5/20 and 5/21. Details will follow for those students involved in the event. Forms must be taken home, signed by a parent/guardian, and returned to the band room.
  • Section Leader Positions to be announced: 5/23. Passoffs continue until the end of that school day. Section leaders will be posted on the website.
Stay posted. More to come! Direct questions to or 640-1995.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Extra T-Shirt Orders 2013

Moody Band students and parents: Included in your 2013 band fee is one t-shirt per student with the above design. If you wish to order additional shirts in cotton or moisture-management style material for yourself, family, or friends, please use the order form supplied with the 2013 marching band packet. Additional 2013 order forms will be posted soon. Extra shirts are $12.00 each. Orders are due by the first summer band rehearsal in July.