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 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 by Wednesday, April 23rd.
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.
No formal Sectionals this week. Please use this week and next week to get in your last rehearsals for Solo/Ensemble Festival on April 12th.
Music focus this week will be on Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold, and The Fairest of the Fair. Please continue to work on Festive Overture. (Get on youtube to check out recordings!) 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 after Solo/Ensemble Festival. Start to prepare your scores this week and next week.
Rehearsal Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Focus this week will be on Loch Lomond, March of the Trolls, and Night on Bald Mountain.
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 & Friday. We will continue to work on Madrid and Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me. We will also review Hayburner and Vehicle to prepare for our festival on 4/19 at PDHS. FRIDAY'S REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY - NO ABSENCES!!! It will serve as our run-through before our gig on Saturday morning.
Future Jazz Gigs:
* April 19th Jazz Festival @ PDHS (Call time TBA, awards should be close to Noon)
* April 15th, 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 27th, Jazz Concert @ IW Resort Ballroom (Yes, this is a new thing)
This is your last week to prepare. Take advantage of your time at lunch, before school, and after school. A lineup will become available shortly with your performance times. It is your responsibility to make sure you are prepared! Do NOT waste the available time that you have before school/after school/lunch
Facilities Survey - IMPORTANT!!!
The District is conducting a survey that parents and students can fill out regarding the conditions of our facility. To be very direct, our facility no longer suits our needs. We have outgrown it! Help us ALL out for the future of the LQHS Band: http://web1.dsusd.k12.ca.us/BusinessServices/Facilities/Pages/FMPSurvey.aspx
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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