I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your having such wonderful students. Last week was a testament to the type of students who are enrolled in the Northern Band Program and I am always so impressed by everything that they do. On Saturday we had 39 students participate in Solo and Ensemble. Solo’s, Duets, Trio’s, Quartet’s, and Quintets, your students did it all. Every student who participate received either a Superior or Excellent rating and I am very proud of all of them. It takes a lot of courage to perform by yourself or in a small group and each group did a marvelous job. Students who received a Superior rating are now eligible to perform at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival on May 16, 2020. I will have more information about this event as we get a little closer to the date.
Last Thursday saw the Wind Ensemble travel to the University of Maryland to rehearse with the newly appointed Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Andrea Brown. She was so impressed with the students, “They were very attentive and responsive - always a great combination!” It was an awesome day; I hope that your students enjoyed it as much as I did.
On February 26th the Wind Ensemble will be performing at County Band Adjudication held at Huntingtown High School. Our performance time is 2:15. We will probably be back to the school around 3:15. Students will be given a hard copy of the permission slip tomorrow and a digital copy will be sent out later today with a copy of the itinerary. We will need at least 4 chaperones for this event. If you are available and would like to attend, please email me as well as checking the box on the permission slip.
We have a very big event for everyone in the Band Program coming up on March 7th!!! BINGO NIGHT!!! This is an all hands-on deck event. We need student and parent volunteers to help make this event a success. Events like these are what help to fund our Winter Band Camps, New Instruments, Summer Band… essentially anything that cost money. We really could use your help with this event. If you are available to help us with this please email email@example.com.
This week in the band room we have the following.