Blackhawk Brigade Families,
Band camp is coming in a few short weeks, and I want to take a moment and send you some important reminders:
1.) Paperwork - All paperwork is due on the first day of camp (Aug 11th) If you aren't sure what that entails, you should have a band camp checklist that was given to you at orientation with all of the necessary documentation. Returning members - you can pick up packets this week during workshops (Tues/Thurs 3pm-5pm). Try to get your paperwork in EARLY during workshops (Tues/Thurs 3pm-5pm).
2.) Uniform Information - we need to get you T Shirt size, and Jacket size for EVERYONE marching this year. The link to the form is on the blog on blackhawkbrigade.org (you'll have to scroll back a few posts). For all other "swag" (gloves, gig bags, compression shirts, flip folders, lyres, etc), submit your orders on the same form. You must pay for these things BEFORE they will be ordered. The best time to submit a check is this week and next week during workshops (Tues/Thurs 3pm-5pm)
3.) Instrument check-out. You can check out instruments at workshops this week (Tues/Thurs 3-5). Unfortunately, we still have a bunch of instruments being repaired, I can't promise that your horn will be ready by Tuesday this week (but most likely Thursday). Unfortunately, I don't have any more information to give you on that. If you miss workshops, you can get your instruments anytime on August 5th between 10am -1pm
4.) Workshops - these are for winds (and drum set/bass players interested in pep band). We will be reading some music on Tuesday & Thursday 3pm-5pm in the band room. This is a great chance to get your chops back in shape. If you are out of town, these are recommended but not mandatory. BAND CAMP IS MANDATORY! Workshops are THIS WEEK and NEXT WEEK Tues & Thurs 3pm-5pm
5.) New Member Camp - this is mandatory for all leaders and new members. We will meet August 6, 7 , and 8 from 7:00am - 12:00pm. We will be working outdoors, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen, and water.
6.) Full Band Camp - Aug 11th - 15th, and 18th - 20th. 7:00am - 5:00pm. This is MANDATORY for allmembers of the Blackhawk Brigade.
Due to the Air Conditioning services being done to the school, the band room has not been available this week (or next week) to drop off payments/etc.
Plan on the room being accessible on Monday 7/14, Thursday 717, Monday 7/21, Tuesday 7/22, Thursday 7/24, Monday 7/28, Tuesday 7/29, and Thursday 7/31.
Drop all payments into the booster lockbox (by the uniform room). Make sure all payments are in an envelope marked with your student's name, and the purpose of the payment - fees, uniforms, etc.
Registration forms are available to print at home on Charms (If you're not sure what you need - start with the "Check List" file, and start downloading from there.). Hard copies will be available at the pep band rehearsals on 7/22, 7/24, 7/29, and 7/31 from 3pm - 5pm. (Freshmen - if you attended the orientation meeting at the end of school, you already have these). THESE FORMS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF FULL MEMBER CAMP ON AUGUST 11th!
Thanks, and have a great 4th of July Holiday! (Remember - you need all of your fingers for band… be safe!)
MARCHING BAND "STUFF FORM"
If you have not yet done so - please visit my google form to place your orders for Marching Band "stuff"
Everyone must at least enter their T-Shirt size, and Warm Up Jacket size ASAP. If you need gloves, please indicate which style/size you want. If you are unsure - check with a section leader. All sizing information can be found on the links next to each item.
The form is here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1td70Hnt9YapcsI90pZkFK1Rv72zshWldlzeyw2ztfVI/viewform
You are only "required" to purchase gloves (if you need them), everything else is "extra." You may fill out multiple forms if you decide to keep adding things to your order (like shirts for mom/dad, a gig bag, compression shirts, flip folders, etc). Just try and have these things finished before camp, that will make it easer for all of us!
Because the Air Conditioning is shut down in the 300 building over the next couple of weeks, please hold off on bringing any payments to the band room until after July 7th. The room will be available during Drum Line Practice 1:30pm - 4:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. I will be in and out intermittently, I will send a text message letting you know when the room will be open outside of those times. (to receive these, make sure you are on remind101 - see below)
BAND CAMP FORMS
Please see the attached Checklist. I will have these forms in Hard Copy for you the week of July 21st & 28th. You'll have to pick them up. OR - print them from home on (go to the required documents folder in Charms once you have logged in)
MR F. IS GONE!
I will be on vacation next week, I will not be receiving emails or calls. I'll be back on the 30th.
The final meeting will be tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:00pm. If you missed last week's meeting - plan on attending this one. LAST CALL!!!!
Also - see the previous post for the Marching Band Order Form Link. We need everyone's shirt sizes, jacket sizes, and glove sizes ASAP. Other items will NOT be ordered until you pay for them. Make checks out to LQHSBBB, submit payments in the band room. (check the Charms Calendar for summer rehearsals - the room will be open then)
Use this form to enter your name, glove choices, T Shirt Sizes, and Warm Up sizes. You can always fill out another form AGAIN if you want to add stuff later. For now, please make sure that those things are complete!
Marching Band Order Form
As we discussed in class - this is an AWESOME opportunity unique for YOU! Please visit http://codband.net/?page_id=170 for more details. I have hard copies of audition music available on request. These are also available on CHARMS. Let's have a GREAT representation from LQHS in the fall - I'm excited for you all!!!!
We will be holding an informational meeting for NEW, incoming members of the Blackhawk Brigade on Monday, June 9th at 7:00pm, and Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00pm. Please plan on attending ONE of the two meetings (the information will be the same each night).
This meeting is intended to answer all of your questions about the upcoming year, and to share with you everything that the program has to offer. This meeting is intended for PARENTS and STUDENTS.
The meeting will be held in the LQHS Band Room. Park in the Dune Palms Parking Lot (Near the Theater).
If you have not yet done so - please take a moment and register yourself online so that we have your information. Follow THIS LINK to register. (or, click on the "We Want You" button on the home page).
Details for Thursday, June 5th
During 6th period, we will need to move percussion equipment, chairs, and stands over to the field so that they will be ready for us at call time. We will also need to fill our two coolers full of ice at the Culinary building, and leave them on that side of campus so that they are ready to be filled with bottled water by 5:30pm.
The Band room will be open by 5:30pm to allow you to make your way to the stadium in a timely manner. Pre-approved Booster volunteers will arrive by 5:30pm to begin stocking the coolers, and have them ready for the students by 6:15pm in the stadium.
Students should arrive dressed in concert attire (all black and white, no ties, sunglasses are acceptable). YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MUSIC IN A 3 RING BINDER WITH SHEET PROTECTORS. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will be NO music flying away in the wind during the ceremony!
If you are delivering an instrument to the field for a senior to play on for the alma mater, please do not forget!
The band room will be locked at 6:00pm, you must be in the stadium before 6:15pm. The gate sot the stadium will be locked at that time, no one will be allowed in or out. DO NOT BE LATE FOR ANY REASON!!! (you know who you are…)
At the conclusion of the ceremony, we will need to take a couple trips back and forth to return instruments, chairs, and stands to the band room. You are not dismissed until this is completed (you know who you are…). Plan on staying until approximately 9:00/9:15pm
All of the Seniors' instruments will be returned to the band room by whomever brought it to the stadium.
Please no jeans, T Shirts, or Tennis Shoes tonight!
Also - we are going to the Indian Wells GOLF Resort (in between the Esmeralda & Hyatt)
You can arrive as early as 5:00pm, see you later!