During this summer’s Student Leadership camp, our Leadership team was tasked with creating a set of goals for our band. Here is what they came up with:
- Know your music
- Be on time
- Dress appropriately
- Know your fundamentals
- Be on time
- Have your music
- No food/drink in the band hall
- Complete your Trip Survey’s
- Knowing when it’s time to be serious vs. the time to have fun
- Be positive
- Keep the drama out of the band
- Respect your peers
- Dedicate yourself
- Become a member of Tri-M
- Know your fundamentals
- Know your scales
- Listen effectively
- Improve every performance
- Try-out for All-County
- Participate in H.O.T. Day
- Participate in Solo & Ensemble
- Participate in our Jazz Ensemble
- Participate in various Honor Bands (USF Festival of Winds, FSU Tri-State, etc…)
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 Saturday, April 16th, the Fivay High School Jazz Ensemble will be traveling to Port Orange, FL/Daytona Beach, FL to perform at the Lakeside Jazz Festival. While there, we will have the opportunity to listen to some of the best high school jazz programs in the state as well as listening to some of the best college/university jazz programs in the state. In addition to those great jazz programs, we will also get to see and hear the Navy Brass Band! Read more
The Fivay High School Jazz Ensemble participated in the FBA Jazz Festival at the Center for the Arts in Wesley Chapel, on February 10, 2011. Our students gave a wonderful performance, and earned straight Excellent ratings. We couldn’t be more proud of our jazz students. Photos and recordings will be posted here, as soon as possible.
This groups next performance will be at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Daytona Beach, FL.
The Fivay High School Jazz Ensemble has been tentatively approved to attend and perform at the Lakeside Jazz Festival, which takes place in Port Orange, FL. Our trip has been approved thus far, and is currently pending approval from the Pasco County School Board (on February 15, 2011). That being said, we have been given permission to start accepting money to pay for our trip. The trip cost will be $100.00 per person (including chaperones). This cost is used to cover our hotel, transportation, festival entry fee, etc…. Please, make every effort to have this paid by April 1, 2011. You can pay it in full, in monthly payments, or through our upcoming fundraiser (which begins on February 22, 2011). As we get closer to our trip, there will be a trip meeting to go over the trip handbook and to answer any questions.
As we get into the final half of the school year, I want to congratulate our students on a great first semester. They have begun to lay the foundations for a great band and music program, and have a lot to be proud of. That being said, it’s impossible to have a great band without great parents. I want to thank our parents for their help, support, and understanding through our first year. You’ve been invaluable to our work.
Now, there were some concerns expressed to me prior to the Winter break, and as a result we are going to be doing a couple of new things this semester…..
Starting today, we will be beginning our newest fundraiser. We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to sell grapefruit, tangelos, and more… Any sales your student makes will be deposited directly into their individual student accounts, to help pay for supplies, trips, etc… The primary products we will be selling and it’s prices are as follows (more detailed lists are on the seller website):