Quote of the Week:
If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison
NEXT GENERAL PARENT MEETING: TUESDAY February 17th 6:30pm
We have a mandatory rehearsal with Maestro Parnther TUESDAY after school 3pm - 5pm
We will also have an opportunity to work with him during class on Wednesday. Be prepared to play City Trees, Entry March of the Boyars, and Chorale and Shaker Dance. This will be fun! You can learn more about Mr. Parnther here: http://www.anthonyparnther.com/
On a not so wonderful note - MANY of you chose not to submit a final exam/article summary.
Not very professional or responsible of us...
These assignments are not given "for the heck of it," they are given to make you better. If you had questions, most of you had weeks to figure it out, and chose not to get help. Let's be better in the future. Life doesn't get any easier after high school, (ask anyone over 18), make better habits TODAY. I have high expectations for all of you, and would like you all to live up to your potential as responsible human beings (in any and all aspects of life).
JAZZ BAND: FULL REHEARSALS THIS WEEK!
Meet at "The Gate" (Dune Palms Lot) at 6:35am. You'll be let in. If you're late, you'll have to walk around to the front office.
MONDAY & THURSDAY: FULL BAND REHEARSAL (no vocals)
WEDNESDAY: Brass & Woodwinds Only
FRIDAY: Rhythm Section & Vocals Only
We START rehearsal at 6:45am, you are to be set up by 6:40am.
Jazz Band Superbowl Sunday Gig
We just got this call on Friday - we will need a small pep band (made up of Jazz Band people) to play a gig on Superbowl Sunday in the morning. We should be done by 11:00am. (This is exactly like last year if you were here). The club will provide breakfast, and 4 rounds of golf to raffle off. AND a donation to the Jazz Band (YAY).
* I will have details monday afternoon to send out.
Shrek The Musical
Rehearsals this week: Monday & Thursday after school. Our show schedule has been adjusted, please see the Charms Calendar. We will only have shows on Friday & Saturday 2 weekends in a row now... No Sunday Shows, No Thursday Shows
DSUSD Honor Band:
Rehearsal Monday evening 6pm - 9pm @ PDHS, Rehearsal NEXT Tuesday 6pm-9pm @ SHHS
Honor Band "Weekend" is February 6th - 8th.
Humana Challenge - A HUGE THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!! Thank you Beti Putz for organizing all of the volunteer shifts on Charms. And thank you ALL for doing such an amazing job!
CLEAN YOUTH FORCE SATURDAY - GREAT WORK EVERYONE!!! We raised a lot of money for our efforts! A Huge Thank You to all of the volunteers who helped, AND to Tina Burr for organizing this event and opportunity for us.
And... THANK YOU TO ROBERT FURTATO for taking our press photos at McCallum last Saturday. He helps to make us look great(er).
From the Treasurer IMPORTANT!!!
Those participating in Percussion Ensemble, Concert band and Wind Symphony were invoiced $70. This is due January 31st. Please make any payments to the lock box. If you need assistance please take advantage of the fundraisers being offered.
Tour de Palm Springs raffle tickets are still available. 100% of sales are credited to your account. This is an easy way to pay off balances or get a start on next year. Contact Lori Ramhoff at Lramhoff@blackhawkbrigade.org if you want tickets or have questions. All money and unsold tickets are due Feb 1st. that's a firm date.
COD Symphonic Band:
Rehearsals resume on January 28th at 6:00pm. Please get your forms signed and turned in to Mr. F before finals. Get the forms from www.codband.net under the "non COD Student" tab. THIS FORM IS REQUIRED!!!!
COD Jazz Ensembles.
If you are interested in playing with the COD Jazz Ensembles, contact Dr. Kelly Corbin:
Upcoming Important Dates/Gigs:
February 1st: Jazz Band Gig for Superbowl Sunday
February 8th: DSUSD Honor Band Concert @ SHHS
February 14th: Tour De Palm Springs: Drum Line, Jazz Band, Pep Band
February 28th: Rock the House @ PDCMS (ALL groups!!!)
March 6th: Festival at CSUF (Wind Symphony)
March 8th: LQ Arts Festival: Jazz Combo Gig
March 14th: Festival @ Indio HS (Wind Symphony & Concert Band)
March 23rd: (TBA) Pep Band Gig for the Marv Goux Classic (Trojan Club Gig)