Monday, July 2, 2012

ALL ABOUT BAND (Part 3) 7-2-12


Dear parents, band and colorguard students -
Below is the information that will be mailed via USPS this week

LOTS OF INFORMATION
(Use your favorite magnet to post on your refrigerator – do not let your dog close to the information)

July 2, 2012

Dear, Band, Colorguard Students and PARENTS (YES, share this with your folks!)

I hope this letter finds everybody enjoying the upcoming holiday! 
In about six weeks we will begin band camp- learning the music and motion to our show for marching year 
# 14 “Salute to Disco”   

The following information is very important regarding parades and band camp.

Remember to get your permission slip/health form to me by July 23, 2012. Drop them off in the mail or by hand, bring them to an “Optional” Wednesday night rehearsal, or uniform fitting. 

BAND CAMP NEWS!

All MUSIC NEEDS TO BE WELL ON IT’S WAY TO BEING MEMORIZED before you arrive for band camp!
Band camp is at Alvirne High School August 13-17, 2012   8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
PLEASE, dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather – Hats and Suntan lotion are a must! SNEAKERS NOT SANDALS for safety and maneuverability. If you forget your sneakers you will be given a pair of DINKLES to wear – if you have no socks, OH WELL! Blister time!
YES, band camp is physical, hot, tiring, annoying, boring, and  fun – don’t whine, deal with it – start yourself on a walking regime to “get in shape”. Eat a good breakfast and HYDRATE!
I have zero tolerance for students who are not prepared to work and have fun!
Remember, I’m old and I’m out there with you as well :-)
We will supply dot books (show coordinates), string and golf pencils. Your music must have the measures numbered.
The more preparation you do the quicker we learn the show and the more time we have for FUN STUFF !
Students will need to supply their own brown bag lunch; as of this writing FOM is looking into some alternatives as well. As per usual FOM will supply beverage (water, water and more water)
ABSOLUTELY NO SODA and/or ENERGY DRINKS.
We will have our traditional “March Off” competition with the MEGA TROPHY – “The winner gets to throw a pie in Mr. Bastien’s face – seniors, this is your chance :-)

 Please fill out all necessary forms.  For freshman parents I have included a sample of the uniform and accessory order form to better prepare you for the Freshman Uniform Fitting July 18 &19, 2012 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
PARENTS – BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK!
Let’s see – did I forget anything else?!?

Enjoy, the rest of the summer

Go to the back side for more important information


August 18 (Saturday) LONDONDERRY’S OLD HOME DAYS PARADE

The following is information regarding the Londonderry Parade August 18, 2012
Arrive at AHS 8:15 a.m.
Band uniform inspection, warm up and last minute details
Board busses (9:40 a.m.)
Arrive at Londonderry Middle School (10:00 a.m.)
Step off for parade (10:30 a.m.)
Return to AHS (12:30 p.m.)



August 25 (Saturday) ALLENSTOWN OLD HOME DAYS PARADE

The following is information regarding the Allenstown Parade August 25, 2012
Arrive at AHS 7:15 a.m.
Band uniform inspection, warm up and last minute details
Board busses (8:00 a.m.)
Arrive at Rite Aid Pharmacy (9:00 a.m.)
Step off for parade (10:00 a.m.)
Return to AHS (12:30 p.m.)


Parades monies are used to help defray the cost of many things when it comes to running a marching band program.  Band camp expenses, our performance at the Salem Band Show, band trips, (just to name a few).     Attendance is very important to help put our best foot forward (no pun intended) as a premiere band program.

I also give a grade credit, so when school starts you will have grades “in the bank” for those times when your grades may not be doing well in band 

REMEMBER: ahsmusic.org is your friend  visit this site often for schedule updates and “other stuff”. I will also utilize EDLINE more this year ….so read those members.

Musically Yours,

Mr. B
Mr. Bastien