Update #16 - Monday, November 12, 2018

1. OVERVIEW, FEEDBACK, GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • FRIDAY/PLAYOFFS … weather unfortunately was not on our side on Friday. Those of you who saw the weather from 4-7 PM on Friday were probably very happy we were not outside. Cape’s band even left the game with 8 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Despite the fact the team won the game 42-13, they were not selected for the DIAA playoffs.
     

  • THANK YOU to those who performed at Friday morning’s assembly – it was an excellent performance all-around, and I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from teachers, administration, and even students as I was passing through the building.
     

  • RETURN DAY RESULTS have still not been released yet. They typically take about a week based on my previous two experiences with the Return Day parade.
     

  • I will be accepting last-minute ALL-STATE BAND APPLICATIONS on Tuesday morning… there is still time to consider auditioning... you have two months to prepare, and we will take the necessary time to help you go in feeling confident. The application is attached.
     

  • POLO SHIRTS & JACKET ORDERS are in and sorted. Please see me or G. Batten to pick up your order from Room 694.
     

  • PEACH BOWL participants – our first official Peach Bowl rehearsal and general meeting will occur next Tuesday, 11/20. Originally, a date/time was held for this Wednesday, but we must use that time to finish coordinating final details and prepare materials. The rehearsal part of 11/20 will mainly be to start feeling out the sound and balance of the group on our show music and potential parade music. New drill & show adjustments will begin after Thanksgiving break. We will be determining the final payment amount after fundraising and adjusting everyone’s ledgers for the final balance due by tomorrow evening’s booster meeting. Payment in full MUST be received by 11/15 (as indicated on the trip agreement form).
     

2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:

[ ] Continue preparation for Winter Concert (4 weeks away)

[ ] Introduce holiday parade music

[ ] Peach Bowl: final payments due by Friday

 

3. SHORT-TERM SCHEDULE:

 

THIS WEEK:

  • Monday 11/12: NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day Observed)

  • Tuesday 11/13 [ODD]: Color Guard Rehearsal, 3:30; BOOSTER MEETING, 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday 11/14 [EVEN]: NO REHEARSALS

  • Thursday 11/15 [ODD]: Jazz Band, 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Friday 11/16 [EVEN]: NO REHEARSALS
     

NEXT TWO WEEKS:

  • Monday 11/19 [ODD]: Jazz Band, 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Tuesday 11/20 [EVEN]: Peach Bowl Rehearsal & General Meeting, 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Wednesday 11/21: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK

  • Thursday 11/22: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK

  • Friday 11/23: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK
     

  • Monday 11/26 [ODD]: Color Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Tuesday 11/27 [EVEN]: Jazz Band, 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Wednesday 11/28 [ODD]: Peach Bowl Rehearsal (Outdoors), 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Thursday 11/29 [EVEN]: Full Band Rehearsal (Holiday Parades), 3:30 – 5:50 PM

  • Friday 11/30 [ODD]: NO REHEARSALS

  • Saturday 12/1: Seaford Christmas Parade

    • Timeline will be sent next week.

  • Sunday 12/2: Baltimore Mayor’s Christmas Parade

    • Timeline will be sent next week.
       

The long-term schedule is always available on Charms: www.charmsoffice.com.

 

5. PARENT UPDATE – “Beats from the Boosters”

 

Contact Information:

Michelle Miller, President – ravensmusicboosters@gmail.com

 

What a great football season we had! Thanks to everyone who made it successful! We could not have done it without you! We are switching gears getting ready for parade season, our holiday concert, and the band’s big trip to the Peach Bowl! Come out to the booster meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 to find out how our roles change as we move out of one season and into another.
 

  • Booster meeting is tomorrow, 11/13, at 6:30 in the band room.

  • Still looking for Band Gear for holiday gifts? We have you covered! Email us or see us at the booster table during the holiday concert.

  • Sign up sign up! Parade sign-ups are on Charms – bus riders and walkers are all welcome!

  • Items needed to replenish bus boxes – hair ties, hand/feet warmers, feminine pads, and large trash bags

  • Holiday Parade Line-up: Seaford (12/1), Baltimore (12/2), Milton (12/5), and Georgetown (12/6). Be sure to check Charms to sign up to ride the bus and walk with us during these events!

  • On-going fundraisers – time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and stocking stuffing!

    • Wa-Wa hoagie cards – see Larry, he would love to hook you up with some!

    • Scrip Gift cards – check out the flier on Charms – fill it out and turn it in with a check – we will send you the cards. Shopping is easy! Will make 1 more order the end of November for Christmas delivery – get your form in to one of the officers if you are interested!

  • These fundraisers help to decrease the total cost of trips planned for the band and help to keep the band running smoothly.

  • Email us below if you need any of the fundraiser order forms/fliers.

  • Make sure you have signed up and/or downloaded the Charms app. It is our go-to for volunteering and planning around calendar events!

If you have questions about a volunteer opportunity, contact us at ravensmusicboosters@gmail.com

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If you have any questions or comments, email both Mr. Kenney & G. Batten (ian.kenney@sussexvt.k12.de.us and grace.batten@sussexvt.k12.de.us).

 

Have a great week.

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G. Batten, director - grace.batten@sussexvt.k12.de.us