There will be a band parent meeting on Friday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Parents who attend this meeting will receive a folder which contains:
- Band Handbook
- Power of Attorney
- “H.O.T.” Day Trip Survey
- Honor Band Form
- Website Information
- Fundraising Information
- Volunteer Information
- Order Form
- General Donation Letter
This week kicks off our 2011-2012 Band Camp. If you are a member of either the Percussion, Guard or Eurythmics course, please come to school tomorrow and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for your respective camps. If you are interested in joining our Band Program, including Guard, please feel free to come out during our camp to check it out. It’s not too late to become a member of our organization.
Currently registered band students need to report to the Band Hall for our full Band Camp on Monday, August 8th, at 8:00 a.m. Our full band camp takes place from August 8th through August 12th, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The camp cost is present at $50.00 per person. This fee allows us to provide lunch, drinks, and snacks for our students for the duration of our camp.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com or check out our website.
To download the required forms for our band program, please visit our forms portion of the website. From their you will be able to access (view/print) our Band Handbook, Band Order Form, Honor Band Forms, Fundraising Information, Power of Attorney (requires a notary) and our Trip Survey’s. We are still in the process of updating our Band Handbook and Fundraising Information, but everything else listed has been updated. Students will be given a copy of these forms during Band Camp and the 1st day of school.
For a student who wishes to participate in either “HOT Day”, USF’s Festival of Winds, FSU’s Tri-State, or the All-County/All-State Band’s, you must fill out the appropriate forms… the Trip Survey, Honor Band Forms, and the Power of Attorney (which gives us the ability to seek treatment for you in the case of an emergency).
These forms are important!
This week starts off our Summer Band Days, which will lead into our 2011-2012 Band Camp! These day’s will take place on July 13th, 20th and 27th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. During this time you are welcome to come practice your All-County/All-State music, halftime show music, scales, etc… These are not required, but are encouraged for students who are planning on trying out for either All-State or All-County Band.
If you go to the new Members Only portion of our website, you will be able to download a pdf of the All-County Audition Materials, as well as a portion of our 2011-2012 Halftime Show. The password to the Members Only page will be emailed out to our students on Monday, July 11th.
This Friday, May 20th, is our bands first Rock-a-thon. Due to some concerns from our school and district administration the Rock-a-thon times have been changed. The Rock-a-thon will now take place from 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Other than the time change, nothing else has changed. Students are still allowed to bring some small snacks, games, books, etc…. to help stay occupied. We will be in need of approximately 5 rocking chairs, so please bring one in if possible. In addition, Mr. Medders will be staying after school with us to teach our students (and chaperones) some basic first-aid skills and will teach them how to properly administer CPR.
Again, I apologize for the time changes, and hope everyone is still capable of attending. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
This Thursday, May 12, 2011, will be the Fivay High School Music Department’s Spring Concert. It will take place in the Fivay High School Cafeteria, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.. The concert should last about an hour, and is free! This concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, and Symphonic Band. Music is to be selected from:
Act Your Age
Thoughts of Home
Our Gift for You
The Beatles – feat. Penny Lane, Ob-la-Di Ob-la-da, Let it Be, Hey Jude
Stephen Foster Fantasy – feat. Oh Susanna, Old Folks at Home, Camptown Races
Into the Storm
We will use this survey to determine wether or not we will have a banquet this school year.
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Today, the Fivay High School Band Program began it’s K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simply Soy) Candle fundraiser. Every candle being sold costs $12.00 and comes in 18 different scents. Every candle is made from soy, burns for 65 hours or more, and the profit goes directly into your student band accounts. For every candle sold, $5.00 will be placed in your student account, that can be used to purchase supplies (reeds, oil, grease, etc…), band shoes, band shirt, your Lakeside Jazz trip, band banquet, etc… The money can even be applied towards your costs for next school year. Remember, this fundraiser is only as successful as you make it!
This fundraiser will close on March 4, 2011. All money and order forms need to be returned on or by March 4, 2011.