Greetings, Eagle Family! Here is your weekly update for September 6, 2022! Hope that you all had an awesome labor day weekend, and I greatly appreciate all of the birthday wishes from everyone. That was really thoughtful, I feel really blessed to be here to serve the program and grow and learn together.
HOME GAME: This Friday, we have a football game at Turner stadium playing football against a team from Las Vegas, which is interesting! On September 9 Friday, we will be on a home game schedule which will be almost identical to two weeks ago. An itinerary will go out soon. A few things will be different about this game:
9/11 CEREMONY: On the day of the Friday game, the varsity band and percussion will be pulled out of class to play for the 9/11 ceremony. All Wind Ensemble and Percussion students will need to report to the band hall for 1st period. Once the ceremony is over, you will report back to your regular class schedule.
GRADES!!!!!!! You have 2 more weeks left until your final grade for eligibility is put in. It is entirely up to you to pass your classes. The second progress report will indicate whether or not you are failing a course and will become ineligible to participate in the competition program.
PASSOFFS: We need all students to pass off your marching music. That means coming into the office and playing it by memory for a band director. We have been doing them in class, but you are more than welcome to come in before school, after school, or during lunch to do them. The first 10 students to pass off all of their music will receive a Main Event day with the band directors, with bowling and laser tag. The first 20 students will also receive a prize from the band directors as well.
CONCESSION STANDS: Parents, please go to www.atascocitaband.com and sign up for available slots for concession stands. We have been KILLING IT these past few weeks, and we are entirely grateful for all of your help. Especially if you have not worked a concession stand shift yet, we are really needing your help to make this work for our program.
THE TRUCK THIS WEEK: Could we get a parent who would be willing to drive the equipment truck for us to football games? If so, please email Mr. Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOOD DRIVE TIMES: They are up, and you will be receiving notifications for them. The band directors would strongly encourage you to NOT sign up for a slot that is any time DURING band rehearsal or right before it. If you give blood before a rehearsal, you will have to sit out because you will get sick. Blood loss and heat are a very bad combination.
That’s all the things we have for now! Be sure to have the BAND app ready to go this week, because we have a lot going on. Thank you everyone for all of your hard work and dedication, and we will see you on the next one!
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Director of Bands, Atascocita High School