Now it is time to move into our next major preparations – District Festival Assessment performances! This is a two-part performance:
Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm
Students report at 6:10 pm in Band Uniform
East Ascension High School New Cafeteria *location change*
For this performance we will play the same 3 pieces that we will be playing at the District Festival at the end of March. There will be a panel of judges there to give us feedback so we can continue to grow in our rehearsals for the big performance at District Festival. Students will be able to see the high school bands perform and get some inspiration!
District IV Large Ensemble Festival Assessment
Thursday, March 28 at approx. 10:00 am (TBA)
Field trip to Zachary High School
Chaperones will be needed
This school-day field trip will be our biggest performance of the school year. This is the band at its very best as we compete to see if we can take home superior ratings on stage and in sight-reading.
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 8
Monday, March 11(track will need to coordinate with Ms. Codina and coaches)
Tuesday, March 19 (boys trying out for soccer will need to coordinate with Ms. Codina and coaches)
Thursday, March 21
Tuesday, March 26
This year we will need to have some after-school rehearsals. There are a few sections of the band that need a few more players in order to cover all the parts necessary to perform at the competitive level that we are accustomed to. We will need to bring up a handful of very talented 7th graders to help fill those gaps. The only way that we can make that work is through some after-school rehearsals. Quite honestly, with how bad the flu and other sicknesses have effected the attendance of our 8th graders on a daily basis, we need the time now more than ever for everyone! I’ve have tried my best to work around track and the other sports (which is why there is a Friday rehearsal, sorry!). In the event that there is a conflict, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure they communicate with both the coach and myself. We are definitely willing to work cases out depending on who is needed more where and split time when necessary.
Please remember that all rehearsals and performances are mandatory and for a grade. Please communicate with me far in advance if there are any issues that need to be resolved (I.e., student needs a ride, conflicts, etc).
I appreciate all of your support and I look forward to seeing how far these students will rise with the very difficult program of music we are preparing for District Festival this year!
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