This weekend’s Car Wash Fundraiser was very successful! Thank you to all who came out to support the Marching Pride and thank you to all of our student and parent volunteers who worked the event!
This week is pretty busy! We have a Band Booster Meeting on Monday, Drum Major Auditions on Tuesday, Band Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, Spring Band Concert on Thursday, and our Band Awards Banquet on Saturday!
Here’s what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
2022-2023 Marching Pride Officer Applications & Contracts (Past Due): All applications and contracts were due last Friday by 5:00pm. There are a few students who turned in an application but did not turn in a contract in Canvas. These students will have until 9:00pm on Monday, May 9th to turn in their audition contracts through Canvas. Any student who does not turn in their contract will not be allowed to continue with the audition process. We are no longer accepting any online applications at this time. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.
Drum Major Auditions (Tues. 5/10): Drum Major Auditions will be in the band room on Tuesday, May 10th starting at 2:15pm. Current officers and students who are applying for a 2022-2023 officer position are invited to watch the conducting portion of the audition. All applicants are reminded to sign-up for their audition number, through the link provided on Canvas.
Spring Band Concert Dress Rehearsals (Wed. 5/11): All concert bands will have their dress rehearsal for the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 11th. Students do not have to dress up for the rehearsal. Please refer to the schedule above for specific times.
Spring Band Concert (Thurs. 5/12): Our Spring Band Concert is this Thursday, May 12th. Call time for students is 5:30pm. The concert will start at 6:30pm and there is no admission charge. This concert will feature our jazz bands, concert bands, students who performed at State Solo & Ensemble MPA, and the Marching Pride. Please come to see our final performance of the year!
Senior Spotlight Program Ads (Due by 5/9): If you would like to have your senior featured in this year’s Band Banquet Program, please consider purchasing a Senior Spotlight Program Ad. This is a great way to share what your senior has planned for next year and it’s a great opportunity for parents to send a message of congratulations to their senior student. Senior Spotlight Program Ads are due by Monday, May 9th. Please see the attached order form for more information.
Concert Attire and Marching Band Shoe Donations: If you are a graduating senior or a student who is not returning to band next year, please consider donating your concert attire and marching band shoes before you leave. These donations will go to future students who might be able to purchase them on their own.
Instrument Repair & Equipment: Our trusted local vendors are Cadence Music (239) 275-6262 and Christman Music (239) 254-8863. If needed, please be sure to get your instrument fixed and have all your needed supplies.
Band Awards Banquet (Sat. 5/14):
Our Band Awards Ceremony and Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 14. The Awards Ceremony will start at 4:00pm in the auditorium. This ceremony is open to everyone, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. The Banquet and Dance will be in the cafeteria from 6:00-9:00pm. The Banquet and Dance is only for current Marching Pride students. We're asking all students to RSVP by 2:00pm on Monday, May 9th. Parent volunteers will be needed for this event. Please email Ms. Fuentes and firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help chaperone and serve food.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.