2019 New York City Trip

2019 New York City Trip Details & Sign-Ups: All the details of our trip to New York City next April have been finalized.  Sign-ups are easy, all done online.  The attached Zip folder has two documents – one is the details of the trip and cost; the other is instructions for signing up and the…

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Important Reminders

1) Wind Auditions start next Friday, April 27th, then Monday, April 30th, and Friday May 4th (each after school until 6).   It is important that veteran students attend these audition clinics to help in the teaching process for our new students and reserve their spot in next year’s show.  Wear tennis shoes and comfortable athletic clothing!…

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MPA Results and Band Banquet info

MPA 2018 Results: I am deeply proud to announce that our students earned all superior ratings at the Alabama Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment yesterday.  They received all A’s on each component of the evaluation (Tone, Intonation, Technique, Rhythm, Balance, Musicianship, & General Factors) from 3 of the 4 judges, with a total of 25…

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Note for the Booster President

We had a good February general booster association meeting.  You can see the details in the meeting minutes that our Secretary circulated, but here are the highlights: ·       We discussed the board’s selection of a new vendor for fertilizer and weed control for our practice field.  As was the case this year, the band will…

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Audition Results

Concert Band Parents (and students) – It is very important to read this letter regarding audition results and my educational philosophy.  It is a bit longer, but I ask that you please read it.  Thank you. Today was the last day of official auditions!  We start actual rehearsals (including after school until 6, Tuesdays and…

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Important Meeting Jan 30

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is coming up (Saturday, February 10 – 10-5 in the cafeteria).  It was literally the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever done and I typically do not enjoy fundraisers, just like you… but it’s necessary.  It will NOT be successful if our parents and students don’t promote it.  But that’s the…

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Tennessee Tech Honor Band

Below is a link to the general information sheet for Tennessee Tech’s Festival of Winds and Percussion on February 8, 9, 10, in Cookeville, TN.  (It does say February 19 on one of the bullets but that is supposed to be the 9th.)  We’ve had a few students participate in this event over the past…

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2018 Chair Placement Auditions

Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone had a very relaxing, refreshing, and enjoyable holiday break and that our students are ready to get back in to the swing of things.  I’m very excited for the music and opportunities that our students will get to experience this semester!  It’s going to be challenging but…

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Meet the Musicians

Dr. Sue Samuels (previous Director of Bands at UAB) is hosting the “Meet the Musicians” event at Randolph School in Huntsville again this year.  This is a great opportunity for students to meet music professors and directors from several universities across the state and to ask them questions about how their college band program works…

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Recipe Book Fundraiser

Update – The books are ready to be pre-ordered! We all have favorite recipes we use during the holiday that have been passed down and some we have created. We are excited to announce that our cookbook is ready for advance orders! The cookbooks only cost $10.00 and each student has the potential to make $6.00…

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