Sunday, September 9, 2012

School Daze Week of Sept. 10 (Instrumental News)

Week one in the  instrumenal world of Alvirne Music is over! Instrumental students received their syllabus and expectations for the 2012 - 2013 school year. The Jazz Band has begun to work up their repertoire, and for those who are auditioning for the upcoming NHMEA Jazz All State Festival- remember that all applicaions need to be in my office along with payment made out to the Alvirne Music Department by this Friday September 14, 2012.

On Friday, September 7,2012 the band and colorguad headed to Londonderry to perform our first away game of  the season. Upon arriving at Londonderry High School, the Lancer band under the direction of Mr Andy Soucy was waiting to welcome us. I can only say my good friend and mentor Mr. Soucy is one classy guy; this is why I have emulated the Alvirne marching program to that of  Londonderry. I was extremely proud of how the band and colorguard performed that evening and I know that Mr. Soucy was proud of his high school alma mater.

To Mr. McNally and all of the FOM volunteers that helped out that evening - you guys ROCKED! Thank you for all of your assistance and for extending the courtesy to help the Lancer band during their half time performance.

This week the band will be watching the show and writing it's first critique to satisfy the analysis competency.  Remember, if you miss a Wednesday night reheasal or performance you have 3 days to make up the work. I will be updating the Edline reports to reflect all performaces and EXTRA credts. Practice logs begin this week.

Thank you Mrs. Carol Martin for keeping a photographic record of our performances. Remember to visit the Picasa gallery for the most  recent pictures of the Alvirne Bronco Marching Band and Colorguard.

Parents, you should be receiving information regarding the first FOM fundraiser - Holiday Pies.
If you missed the first FOM meeting, please save the date for the next FOM general meeting Thursday  October 4, 2012.
The meetings last approximately an hour, with the exception of our first meeting. This is where you will find first hand information about upoming fundraisers and performance events. Hope to see everyone there!

Mr. B

PS - Geat job Pats!