Hopefully everyone received the email that was sent out from the Boosters this morning. We are in real need of volunteers and donations to help with our 13th annual bingo night on March 7th. While NHS and the Board of Ed do a great job of supporting the Band Programs, there are still many things that the band needs and the boosters help to fill those gaps. While we have had great success running our fundraisers this school year, it has become increasingly more challenging running the events with less help. If you are unfamiliar with Band Bingo and would like more information please click on the fundraisers tab at the top of this page. There you will see a link to all of the information for our Family Fun Bingo Night. This along with our Craft Fair are our two major fundraisers, any help or assistance that you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Here is our schedule for this week. Wind Ensemble members, please make sure that your CONCERT BLACK DRESS is ready to go for Wednesday's performance at Huntingtown High School.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week in the band room we have the following.
Lots going on here in the band room this week. First off thank you to all of the students who participated with the Wind Ensemble in the Winter Band Camp last week. All of the clinicians had so many great things to say about the Wind Ensemble. They are looking forward to a great report about District Band Adjudication on February 26th.
Wind Ensemble members should have all turned in their permission slips for our trip to the University of Maryland on Thursday (2/13). Looking forward to a great morning spent with Dr. Brown. I still have space on the bus for a couple of more parents if you are available and would like to attend. We will be back in time for students to participate in after school activities.
This weekend is Solo and Ensemble for many of our students. Solo and Ensemble will take place at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick. All students participating should have brought home a letter detailing the events of that day. Students should arrive one half hour prior to their performance time. Family members are invited into the room for the performance. Time slots are only ten minutes long. Please be on time for you performance.
The schedule for the rest of the week looks like this.
The 13th annual Family Fun Night Bingo is fast approaching on Saturday, March 7, 2020. We are in need of several volunteers the day of the event as well as prior to the event with soliciting donations from the various business in Calvert County. We are currently working on the location for the Basket Wrapping event. Once that is set up, we will send out a signup genius for people to sign up to assist with wrapping of the baskets.. Attached are all of the links to the Signup Genius' as well as the Donation letter that can be given to local Businesses.
Once again this year, we are asking families to donate a basket, gift cards, or a monetary donation to help defray the cost. A Donation letter can be provided if requested.
We will once again pre-sell tickets, so your child can earn credit in their student account for each ticket sold. This paperwork will be sent out at a later time. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at the Bingo!
Included in this email is the flyer, please share on your social media pages, as well as with friends.