Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Parade-- Beginner Band!!!!!

Moody Bands


714 High School Drive

Moody, AL 35004

www.moodyband.org

205-640-1995



Moody Christmas Parade—Beginner Band



Distributed 11/25/13



Dear Beginning Band Parent or Guardian:

The Moody High School Band will participate in the upcoming Moody Christmas parade on Saturday, December 14th. This year, I am extending a special invitation to our beginning band students who, with your permission, may walk with our high school band during the parade. This is not a required event for beginners but is an optional activity at your discretion. If you choose to allow your student to participate, the attached Medical Release Form must be completed and returned to the band room by the end of the school day on Friday, December 6th.



Participating students will meet at our band room at 3:00 pm on Saturday for roll call. We travel by bus to the Adesa Auto Auction on Highway 411 by 4:00 pm, and then begin the parade to Moody City Hall at 5:00. Buses return with students ready for pick-up at the band room by 6:30. Students will not be released at the parade site. All will return to the band room by bus to conclude the trip. I ask that you please pick up your student at the band room no later than 7:00. Students should dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes. Holiday-themed clothing is encouraged, and bringing candy for distribution to spectators is a favorite activity. High school band members will wear their Santa hats, and I recommend that your student do the same.



If you wish to serve as a chaperone, ride the bus, and walk with the band, please contact our volunteer chaperone coordinator via e-mail at susanalittleton@aim.com and mention that you are the parent/guardian of a beginning band member. I have enjoyed working with your student this year and would be delighted to have them accompany us in this year’s parade. Please direct any questions to me at 205-640-1995 or to brad.sargent@sccboe.org.



Sincerely,







Dr. Bradley K. Sargent, Director of Bands









Christmas Parade-- Intermediate Band Members!!!

Moody Bands


www.moodyband.org

205-640-1995

Moody Christmas Parade—Intermediate Band



Distributed 11/25/13



Dear Intemediate Band Parent or Guardian:

The Moody High School Band will participate in the Moody Christmas parade on Saturday, December 14th. Because your student is a rising member of our 2013-2014 marching band, he or she is invited to march this parade as a rookie marching and playing member, with the stipulations listed below. This is not a required event for intermediates but is an optional activity at your discretion.



Participating students will meet at our band room at 3:00 pm on Saturday the 14th for roll call. We travel by bus to the Adesa Auto Auction on Highway 411 by 4:00 pm, and then begin the parade to Moody City Hall at 5:00. Buses return with students ready for pick-up at the band room by 6:30. Students will not be released at the parade site. All will return to the band room by bus to conclude the trip. I ask that you please pick up your student at the band room no later than 7:00.



Requirements for Intermediate Member Participation:

1. Parent completion of Medical Release Form (attached) by Friday, December 6th.

2. Obtain correct black marching shoes (not patent leather) from Rose’s Shoes and Boots, 5120 Old Springville Rd, Pinson, AL 35126 (205) 853-8635 by the day of the parade (about $30 per pair—you keep and use them for as long as you march with our band)

3. Obtain proper under-garment for band uniform. For cold weather, thin thermals fitting close to the body, navy blue or black only. Mild weather—under-armor style athletic shorts, close-fitting, and a solid navy or black t-shirt. Long black socks. No makeup or jewelry.

4. Attend fitting for marching band uniform (during class time)

5. Remain after school on Monday, December 9th for rookie marching camp until 4:30 pm. Rides must arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

6. Remain after school on Tuesday, December 10th for full band parade rehearsal until 4:30 pm. Rides must arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

If you wish to serve as a chaperone, ride the bus, and walk with the band, please contact our volunteer chaperone coordinator via e-mail at susanalittleton@aim.com and mention that you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade band member. I have enjoyed working with your student this year and would be delighted to have them accompany us in this year’s parade. Please direct any questions to me at 205-640-1995 or to brad.sargent@sccboe.org.



Sincerely,

Dr. Bradley K. Sargent, Director of Bands

Friday, November 22, 2013

Trombone Event at JSU

From Dr. Lambert, JSU: Yuleslide - A Celebration of trombone Christmas music! Saturday, December 7th, 2013. We'll rehearse on the porch at Mason Hall on JSU's campus at 10:00 AM. Concert will be on the square in downtown Jacksonville at 3:00 PM. All ages and ability levels are welcome - FREE and open to all! Please bring a music stand, clothespins (for wind), a trombone, and lots of friends! Festive attire required =) Questions? Please contact Dr. David Lambert at dlambert@jsu.edu




All-State Saxophone Correction

From the ABA state president:

The All-State Etude Series B HST (High School Technical) for Saxophone has an error in measure two (2), note seven (7). The note should be played as an F#. The corrected etude has been posted on our web site.


Please be sure to instruct your saxophone judges at your district All-State audition that students auditioning on saxophone should not be penalized, regardless of whether they play F (natural) or F# on the seventh note of measure two of this etude.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuba Christmas!!

From Andrew Miller, Principal Tubist, Alabama Symphony Orchestra:

PUT IT IN YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!!


Birmingham TUBACHRISTMAS:
Saturday, December 21
Registration 4:30-5:00
Rehearsal 5:00-6:00
This takes place at UAB Hulsey Center (Music Building)

Performance at Alys Stephens Center (short walk from rehearsal space) 6:15-6:45

We play in lower lobby. Balcony is great for spectators, so bring friends and
family to hear the show!

Since this is the 40th Anniversary of TUBACHRISTMAS, the registration fee has
been raised to $10. Sorry about that, but that's totally up to the Harvey
Phillips Foundation. Books are $20, but if you already own one, make sure you
bring it! They last forever if you don't lose it. You will need to bring a
music stand as well.

And for TUBACHRISTMAS' sake....dress yourself and/or your instrument in festive
attire! As always, all ability levels are welcome.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Student Composer Contest

2014 Student Composition Contest


Sponsored by

Luna Nova Music

The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The 2014 Beethoven Club Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival to be held June 18-21, 2014 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Beethoven Club in Memphis, TN. The festival (www.belvederefestival.org) is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org)



ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to composition students of all nationalities. Entrants must give the name and contact information of their current theory/composition professor. Entrants must be born after June 1, 1984.



GUIDELINES

Participants may submit up to two scores. These may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

ONLINE GUIDELINES

***NEW THIS YEAR: PDF SUBMISSION INSTEAD OF HARD COPIES***

Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2014contest.pdf



ONLINE ENTRY FORMS

Click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVG6DBW

DEADLINE



PDFs of scores must be received by March 1, 2014. You may send accompanying mp3s but it isn't required. Winners will be posted at www.belvederefestival.org by April 1, 2014. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2014.

JUDGING

A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final. PRIZES Three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New-Music Ensemble (www.lunanova.org) at the 2014 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.



Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.



RECORDINGS

Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html. Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music, President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.