Sunday, September 18, 2016

School Daze Week of 9/19/16

Hi Everyone,

It's time to get back into writing my strain of consciousness through this blog.

I would like to start out first by complimenting our band and color guard students as they have had to face the set back of never rehearsing on the stadium field and performing 2 marching shows on September 9th and 16th.  I would also like to thank our Pit Crew for being so flexible and all the Friends of Music volunteers who have supported us since the August band camp.

I hope you are enjoying the fabulous pictures and videos that have been posted during the marching season. Kudos to Mary Jo Gasdia, Mike LeBlanc and Dee Bastien.

Thank you! to Jackie LeBlanc for chairing the Saver's Fundraiser this past Friday (Sept. 16) at the AHS v. Nashua South football game. Remember, we'll be doing another Saver's fundraiser in the spring so start filling up those plastic bags.

All assignments have been posted on the Symphonic and Concert Band Portal. Please make certain that your student musician visits the portal often to find out the latest and greatest information about assignments, as well as up and coming events etc.

I hope that all parents of our music students have had a chance to "LIKE" the Alvirne High School Friends of Music Facebook page so much is going on and it's the best place to find out the latest news about the Alvirne High School Music Department.

Please remember that Wednesday night rehearsals are graded and students who miss them need to see me for make up work. Any marching band performance must be made up as well. A calendar was sent out in late June with all the marching band information if you lost it please do not hesitate to email me and I will gladly send you another one.

The FOM General meeting will need to be changed as October 6 is Parent Conferences. Later this week I will post the information for the upcoming Salem Band Show on October 8, 2016.

Please do not forget that the next Disney payment is due this Friday September 23, 2016. DO NOT BE LATE as payments to Disney must be made in a timely fashion. I know it's a little frustrating as you look at your CHARMS account and don't see any monies from fundraising. Please understand that it does take time to get that information compiled.

Thursday September 22 is the last day for the Holiday Pie Fundraiser. Please have your child bring in the forms and envelopes. Remember the entire Disney trip can be paid through fundraising!

Have a wonderful week!

Regards,
Mr. B