From Mr. Souder: Band Camp Newsletter 2017

Hello everyone – the 2017 “Band Camp Newsletter” is a super important detailed document covering just about everything you (and your student!!) need to know about the two weeks of camp starting week after next, the two rehearsals during the week between camps and the start of school, and the “Uniform Fitting and Form Submission…

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Read the 2017 BAND CAMP NEWSLETTER

PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY WITH YOUR STUDENT. STUDENTS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS INFORMATION. THIS IS THE ANNUAL CAMP LETTER AND THE INFORMATION WITHIN IS VERY IMPORTANT.  Dear Parents and Students, The time of the year for our marching camps is getting close! There are some things you need to know in order to ensure your student’s…

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Dr. Tim Leadership Clinic Details

This INFORMATION is for the students and parents of students who have previously signed up for the Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser Band Leadership Clinic @ Homewood High School near Birmingham, AL on Saturday, July 15. If you are attending (students and adults): be sure to get a good full night of sleep (you’ll be tired from…

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Marching Leadership Results

READ THESE NOTES FIRST…. Additions to our Leadership Council are certainly possible during camp and throughout the season (as in years past). There are individuals (not on the below list) who have wonderful ideas, potential, and promise who I would like to include in leadership coaching and consulting and will start to talk with soon. …

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Percussion Audition Results

Student leadership results for Leadership Council, Color Guard Captain, and Drum Major will be announced next week, all at the same time, after I have ample opportunity to read all of the essays that have been submitted and to fairly evaluate each candidate for Leadership Council. Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Marching Band…

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Events for May 2017

This coming Friday morning, May 12th, Buckhorn High School will host its annual Senior Awards Day Ceremony for which our band provides support.  Our seniors will, of course, be involved otherwise, but all 9-11 grade band students will need to come to school in their concert attire for this event.  Students should come to the…

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Percussion Summer Schedule

This information is for students/parents involved in the Percussion clinics/auditions/practices.  It’s quite long but should contain much of what you need to know as we finish auditions and head in to summer. My apologies if I failed to include today (Monday, May 8) and next Monday, May 15 as practices for both battery percussion (results already posted)…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017-2018 BHS COLOR GUARD

*At the meeting (MUST READ INFO AT BOTTOM), we will discuss how ALL spots are “subject to change” between our “Football Band” (all students perform at Friday night football games, pep rallies, etc.) and our “Competition Band” (not all members will necessarily perform at Competitions) – this is the same system implemented in the general…

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2017 Spring Banquet

It’s that time of year again where we get together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our fabulous students.   The annual Spring Banquet is Saturday, May 6th.  Please see the attached invitation for all of the details.   Other guests and family members are also welcome to attend.  This is a ticketed event.  It…

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Honor Band Opportunities – Spring 2017

Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State University has put out their Honor Band information.  It is structured such that the student “applies” online and includes my email address (jsouder@mcssk12.org) so that I can then make a recommendation once everyone has applied.  JSU is a fantastic university with a booming band program – like most Alabama universities,…

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