Thursday, July 18, 2013

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MR. BASTIEN - 7/17/13

I hope this post finds everyone staying cool!

The renovations to the music room are moving along, the 2013-2014  marching band season is coming together though there is still quiet a bit of work to do with regards to squad leaders, uniform fittings, finding out who's in and who's not, health forms, marching band purchases, flip books and the list goes on and on.....
Anyway, the ahsmusic.org website is getting an overhaul and in my haste I deleted some important files so today I am uploading those deleted files.

You will find the Mp3 of the show in this blog, the letter I sent out about band camp (June 27)  and  health forms that were posted.

Please re read the letter to refresh your memory as there is a lot of important information with regards to Band Camp and other "stuff"
Enjoy!

Mr. B


Mp3  of the show!

James Bond Theme Part 1

For Your Eyes Only/Gold Finger

Die Another Day/James Bond Theme Part 3



LOTS OF INFORMATION
Below is the letter that was sent out in the packet
"IMPORTANT BAND CAMP INFORMATION!"


(Use your favorite magnet to post on your refrigerator – do not let your dog close to the information)
June 27, 2013
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
# 15 “The Music of James Bond”

Enclosed is the final information for Band Camp, Londonderry and Allenstown Parades.


Remember to return your health form to me by July 24, 2013. Drop them off in the mail or by hand, bring them to an “optional” Wednesday night rehearsal, or uniform fitting.

Please see additional insert if you were not able to attend the initial Marching Music “Read Through”



BAND CAMP NEWS!

**BAND CAMP IS MANDATORY!**


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 12-16, 2013 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.
Freshman parents you will find a sample of the uniform and accessory order form by visiting the ahsmusic.org website to better prepare yourself for the Freshman Uniform Fitting on July 11, 2013.

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 17 (Saturday) LONDONDERRY’S OLD HOME DAYS PARADE



The following is information regarding the Londonderry Parade August 17, 2013

• 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 24 (Saturday) ALLENSTOWN OLD HOME DAYS PARADE



The following is information regarding the Allenstown Parade August 24, 2013

• 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. Bastien



HEALTH FORM (Side 1)

Alvirne High School Music Department
Gerry Bastien, Coordinator
200 Derry Rd
Hudson, NH 03051
Tel 886-1265 Email gbastien@sau81.org



Please PRINT or TYPE the following information – Thank You
Student Name: ________________________________________DOB:__________
Parent/Guardian: ________________________________________
Home Address (no PO Box, Please!)_______________________________________________
Home Phone#: _______________ Cell Phone# : _______________ Work Phone # _________


IN CASE OF EMERGENCY- - PLEASE NOTIFY (Other than parents)
Name: ___________________________________________Relationship__________________
Home Address: __________________________
Home Phone #_______________ Cell Phone#: _______________Work Phone#_____________

Health History

Family Physician:_____________________________________________Tel # ___________

Are there any illnesses or conditions for which this child is currently receiving treatment we need to be aware of?

Yes____ No_____

Please describe:



Does you child have any allergies to food, medication, bees? Yes_____ No______

Reaction to what?________________________________________

Type of reaction and severity?______________________________

Does your child carry an Epi-Pen?     Yes____ No______

Date of last Tetanus Immunization: __________________________

In case of a medical emergency, I hereby authorize any licensed physician, hospital, clinic or other medical facility to hospitalize and secure treatment for my child as named above.

Heath Insurance Co: __________________________________Policy No: ____________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian___________________________________________________

DATE: _______________________

NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT THIS FORM PROPERLY COMPLETED AND RETURNED.

PLEASE FILL OUT BACK OF THIS SHEET.


HEALTH FORM (Side 2)


Permission for Giving Prescription and Over the Counter Medications


I would like designated chaperones to administer my child’s prescription medication.

Medication(s) and time(s) to be given:



I give permission for designated chaperones to administer prescription medication to
(student name)________________________________.

Parent Signature____________________________________________
Date___________________

______________________________________________________________________

Chaperones will carry a limited supply of over the counter medications during band camp.
Permission needs to be given to administer these medications.
(Please note that chaperones may not have what your child is taking at home.)

I give permission for designated chaperones to administer over the counter medication as necessary to my child (student name)___________________________________________

Parent Signature_________________________________________________
Date_____________________


My child will be carrying and administering his/her own prescription and or over the counter medication.


Medication with student (please list):



I give permission for my child (student name) ________________________________________to
self administer his/her own over the counter and or prescription medication.


Parent Signature____________________________________________

Date_________________________________________________


Please note any prescription medication must be in a container in which it was dispensed by prescribing physician and licensed pharmacist.


Uniform Accessory Form Sample       STUDENT NAME:_________________________________________GRADE: _____



ADDRESS: ____________________________HOME PHONE # _________________________



STUDENT EMAIL: ____________________   STUDENT CELL # ___________________________



PARENT NAME:_____________________PARENT EMAIL:______________________
PARENT CELL # ______________

SHOE SIZING BELOW

WOMENS: 5-1/2 to 12 (Full and half sizes) Wide widths available in Women's 8-1/2 to 11-1/2

MENS/BOYS: 3-1/2 to 16 (Full and half sizes except 12-1/2, 13-1/2, 14-1/2 and 15-1/2) Wide widths Men's 6-1/2 to 11-1/2, 12, 13, 14


ORDER SECTION FOR NEW SHOES



Band Shoe/Color Guard Shoe = $35.00 (FREE swap for upperclassman-DO NOT FILL IN IF NOT ORDERING NEW)
Men’s Size _____________ Width _____________ Women’s Size ___________ Width_____________

(fill if you need wide!) (fill if you need wide!)

Total Column



T-shirt Size - S M L XL XXL XXX = FREE for New Members Only FREE

All others $10.00 $ _________



Flutist Friend (Flip Folder & Lyre) $12.00 $ _________



Music Flip Folder – (circle one) Clarinets, Saxes, Baritone Horn & Tuba $ 5.00 $ _________



Music Lyre: - (circle one) Clarinet, Saxe, Baritone Horn & Tuba: $ 7.00 $ _________

MANUFACTURER’S NAME: _______________________

(Bundy, Bach, Conn etc)

Music Flip Folder/Lyre (combination) Trumpet, Trombone, Mellophone only $12.00 $ _________



All Percussionists are required to have a standard stick bag with a basic stick/mallet set up.

Mr. Bastien will be sending out a separate mailer to percussionist only with rental/purchase prices.



MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: AHS – FOM Shoes ordered above ($35.00) $__________



Check #______________ Cash Received_____________ TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: $__________