NEW YORK CITY REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT IS DUE MAY 1st.
Visit the NYC '15 page to download trip registration (and Insurance Protection Plan). Bring the registration page and $100.00 deposit for EACH traveler to Mr. Fleischmann by May 1st.
The Next Booster Meeting on TUESDAY April 15th is VERY important as we prepare for Brigade Blast. Please plan on attending!
Brigade Blast Raffle & Gift Basket Donations:
We are in desperate need of silent auction items. If you have a talent or hobby you are willing to donate, we'll take it! Or, if you, your employer, family and or friends have a business that would donate an item it would be greatly appreciated. We also need volunteers and students to solicit local businesses. Contact Lori Ramhoff with questions. Lramhoff@blackhawkbrigade.org
Each family will be responsible for donating an item for our gift baskets. We ask that you donate a modest item within the theme that you are assigned to. Gift cards are fantastic, but please: MAKE SURE THE VALUE OF THE GIFT CARD IS WRITTEN ON THE CARD! You will receive a flyer this week with more details.
Gift basket items should be submitted to Mr. Fleischmann by TUESDAY APRIL 22ND.
Wind Ensemble Auditions for NEXT School year are up on CHARMS.
Submissions must be made to the recording studio. Please visit the website for more details. Percussion, you will get audition details as well. Audition materials can be downloaded here.
Sectionals will resume NEXT week on Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo as we prepare for Regional Festival on May 7th.
Music focus this week will be on Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold, and Festive Overture. Thursday's Rehearsal after school will be from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. We will work on the Malcolm Arnold, and Shostakovich. We will also run through The Machine Awakes.
Student Conductors will get a chance to start rehearsing the band on Wednesdays.
Rehearsal Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Focus this week will be on Loch Lomond, March of the Trolls, and reviewing In The Forrest of the King.
Future Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Performances & Commitments:
* April 25th, Brigade Blast! (5:00pm - 11:30pm)
* May 7th, Regional Festival @ Kennedy HS, Anaheim (1:00pm - approx 9:00pm)
* May 22nd, End of the Year Concert @ LQHS, 7:00pm
Rehearsal Monday: we will be doing some detailed work on Do Nothing Til You Hear..., and Hayburner. Jazz Combo Rehearsal will be at approx. 4:00pm. FRIDAY MORNING is a Jazz Combo rehearsal at 9:00pm (check your Charms Calendar).
The Jazz Festival at PDHS scheduled for this Saturday was cancelled. Our Final Jazz Concert will be on May 28th (previously May 27th)
Future Jazz Gigs:
* April 25th, Brigade Blast!
* May 2nd, Foundation Gig - Jazz Combo Only (Times approx. 5:30pm - 7:00pm)
* May 3rd, Mt SAC Jazz Festival (approx 8am call, 3:00pm return tim)
* May 4th, Jazz Combo Gig @ Heritage Palms - Jazz Combo Only, Approx 1:30pm - 3:00pm)
* May 16th, Jazz Combo Faculty Luncheon (During lunch at LQHS)
* May 28th, Jazz Concert @ IW Resort Ballroom (Yes, this is a new thing)
Solo/Ensemble Festival - Congratulations
Congratulations to all of the performers who participated in Solo/Ensemble Festival last weekend. Special kudos go to the Flutes for Superior Ratings in their Quartet, and Duet. And also, congratulations to the 3rd Period Brass Ensemble for their Superior Rating on the Three Dances. GREAT WORK YOU GUYS!!!
Congratulations and Thank You to the Winter Drum Line & Winter Color Guard
The WInter Drum Line and Winter Guard's seasons concluded this weekend with WGASC Championships on Saturday, and ADLA Championships on Sunday. Thank you to all of the members of the groups who worked so hard to put together great shows, and thank you to all of the parents and staff who contributed their time, efforts, and resources!
Banquet: Thursday, May 29th at the IW Club & Resort
Tickets will be sold after Brigade Blast for $15.00 each. You may not purchase a ticket if you are holding a balance. There will be a limited number of available tickets, when they're gone, they're gone. Don't wait 'til the last minute to pay your fees!
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