Students and parents - I will be in the band room until 6:00 PM this evening. I highly encourage you to get your instrument and solo/ensemble music out of the band room today if you do not already have it at home with you. Also, if you would like some extra help you may come in as well. Thanks!
Well this will definitely be a year to remember! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable time off. Obviously the timing of this weather has been less than ideal, but everyone is going to be dealing with it on Saturday and we'll deal with it the best we can. I'm also looking at the weather for this evening and noticing a snow storm coming in over night, so that may complicate things even further.
If we are delayed or in school tomorrow we'll go over final preparations in class, including handing out judges' copies of music (which you will not be able to perform without). Please be at school tomorrow if we do not get cancelled.
However, if we do get cancelled, I will be writing you again to go over the plan for Saturday. I will need to make a few contacts to make arrangements for some things and I'm waiting until we see if we are cancelled to put those plans in motion.
One last note - if you decide you are not ready to perform at an acceptable quality and do not perform at solo/ensemble, your grade will not be penalized at all. I know each and every one of you has been hard at work in class.
Unfortunately neither the high school nor the junior high ensemble will be ready to perform on Saturday, so you will not need to come to school early Saturday to load the trailer. If you are playing a solo you will need to find your own transportation. If we get cancelled tomorrow I will be at school to pick up a couple snare drums to have in my car, just in case you are not able to get to them.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to email me. Thanks!
Please take a look at this schedule and locate your performance time and information. Ensembles are entered under one name of a student in the ensemble so if you do not see your specific name look for a name of another student in your ensemble. If you have any questions, or if you believe your performance is missing from this schedule, please contact Mr. VanPatten right away!
Percussionists will have a separate schedule because of the need to transport equipment. You will be meeting Mr. Ruckman and Mr. Rhoades at the school at 6:00 AM to load and then riding a mini bus to Carroll. Please check your separate schedule below.