Sunday, January 30, 2011

2nd Semester "Catching Up" with Mr. B

Dear Parent and Band Students,

I am writing to you with regards to the many scheduled activities coming up within the next few months and also to remind you that the second semester has started and students need to get those practice logs in as well as do various homework assignments. I will try to be better at bogging in the second semester but for now ….

February 3-5, 2011 NHMEA Jazz All State .

This event is being held at Windham High School. This is for students who successfully auditioned back in October. If you would like to attend the concert is Saturday February 5 @ 1:00 p.m. Ticket are $15.00. You can get detailed information on the Windham High School Website. Click on Academics then Newsletter for January.

February 3, 2011 FOM Monthly Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the music room

February 9, 2011 8th Grade Parent Night

You remember that night ☺ Informational overload for upcoming 8th graders. FOM will have a table in the cafeteria for those interested parents who want to get involved as their student attends Alvirne.

February 17, 2011 Cabaret Tickets On Sale

Cabaret tickets will be sold to students first, February 17, 7:00 pm. in the music room. If there is no school on the 17th sales will be held on Friday February 18th 7:00 pm. First come, first served basis.
Tickets are $15.00. Afterwards, tickets will go on sale to the general public. Request for tickets may be made by calling Mrs. Debbie Ouellette at 880-4014.When ordering tickets please specify show date and time, number of tickets, and preference to be as close as possible to band stage, chorus stage or jazz stage. You will be asked to send a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with payment. When the check is received, tickets will be pulled and sent to the requester in your SASE.

Checks are payable to AHS-FOM. We will hold tickets at the door if pre-paid. No money – No tickets No swapping after delivery of tickets. No replacement of lost tickets.

FYI students do not receive 80% of ticket sales. 100% goes to the FOM general account.

February 18, 2011 Souhegan Jazz Night

This event will start at 6:00 p.m. due to the large interest in high school and middle school bands performing. There will be more information once I receive it from the director ☺

February 21-25, 2011 Winter Break

Haven’t we had enough time off – I just want the bands to rehearse and prepare for Cabaret and the NYC Band Competition Trip.

March 3, 2011 FOM Monthly Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the music room

This will be the final push for Cabaret – please get involved we need EVERYONE!

March 16, 2011 (6-8 p.m.) 8th grade “Band Only” night

An informational session about our “Award Winning” band program

March 26, 2011 “Viva Las Vegas” Cabaret 2011 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

March 27 2011 “Viva Las Vegas” Cabaret 2011 1:00 p.m.

April 3, 2011 (Sunday)6:00 p.m. Mandatory parent/student NYC Trip meeting
Informational meeting with contact information, itinerary etc.

April 7, 2011 FOM Monthly Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the music room
A very important meeting as plans are being made for the 2011-2012 school year.

April 7-9, 2011 NHMEA All State Conference and Concert

This is for students who successfully auditioned to perform at the NHMEA All State Concert.
I will blog more about this later

April 15-18, 2011 Competition Band Trip to NYC

April 25-29, 2011 Spring Vacation

More to come LATER!

Mr. B