Monday, August 26, 2013

Private Lessons

Private Lessons with 
Mr. Trew

Any student/parent interested in private lessons on guitar, bass, drum set, banjo, or mandolin can contact Mr. Trew.  Lessons are after school at either the middle or high school, depending on schedules.  Time slots are available but limited, so let me know if you are interested!!  

Instrument Display

Don't forget to come by the instrument display tomorrow any time between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.  It will be at the High School in the commons.  This is a great way to purchase the book and find out about instrument rental.  Students will need their instruments and book by next week if possible.  We will be starting slow, so if you need more time, it's perfectly fine.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First Home Game

Our first home game is Friday, August 30th.  That morning, all band members will meet at SBU to try the new field out.  We will meet at 7:15AM to unload trailers and practice for the first home game.  If it rains that morning, we will go ahead and meet at school.  There will be two buses at 9:15am to cart kids back to school.  Students who drive can drive to SBU and back to school.  Students who do not drive must ride the bus back to school, even if a friend can take them back to school.  It does not matter how a student arrives at SBU.

Please make plans to arrive before 7:15am.  Mr. Trew and i will be there at 6:45am.  

Call time for the game on August 30th is 5:30.  Please make alterations to pants if needed.  The book cellar across from the courthouse can make alterations to pants for $5.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

District Band Information

Students wishing to tryout for district band will need to follow the links below for materials.  The books that are needed can be ordered from any music store or by calling 1-800-345-6296 (  The materials can also be obtained from the band office by request.  

District tryouts dates are typically in November.  We do not have the dates listed yet, but you will see them on the calendar soon.  

Materials to get you started are listed below from the website.  



Thursday, August 15, 2013

6th Grade Orientation Page

6th grade parents should see the orientation page listed in the links above. Over the next two weeks, we will be testing for instruments and surveying students concerning interests. Feel free to subscribe to this webpage using the email link to the right.  Comments can be made at the bottom of this page or from the orientation page.  Feel free to ask questions.

Rental Display Night: August 27th from 3:30 to 6:30 at the High School. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Disney 2014

Disney Trip 2014

The Disney trip 2014 is taking shape.  Here is a tentative itinerary and information to help you plan this trip.

Dates: June 2 - 7, 2014

Who can Participate: Band students, parents and family members of 8th - 12th grade band students. Charter bus seats are limited to students first.  Empty seats can go to parents if available. We will take 3 charters. 

See the menu above for Disney Forms and Q&A page.  

JUNE 2 Departure from Bolivar at 8AM on the 2nd of June.

JUNE 3 Arrive at Coco Beach at 8AM on the 3rd.

Arrive in Orlando Music Resort on property at 4:30pm.

JUNE 4 Magic Kingdom


JUNE 6 Hollywood Studios (MGM) - Downtown Disney - Depart 8pm for home...

JUNE 7 Arrive in Bolivar between 6pm to 8pm.  

The last date to signup for the trip is October 1st. A deposit of $410 is due by October 1st if you are just signing up. Any previous fundraising is listed in the band office and can be applied to the first deposit for 2014.  Students will have one indoor performance for 2.5 hours. the total cost of the trip is now set at $650 per student unless parts of the trip are not needed. For instance, if you are staying with parents in another hotel, you would save the fee on our end.  See the directors for information.  You can also ask questions by commenting at the bottom of this post. We anticipate 50 rooms and 150 + participants (3 Charters).