Monday, August 29, 2016

High School Reminders and District Band Information

1)  We found a misprint on the shirt.  The game listed as September 9th is supposed to be the Homecoming game on the 16th.  Note that there is no home game on the 9th.  Only three home events left unless we have playoff games. 
2)  Band Booster t-shirts are still available for free if you join boosters.  The form is attached.  Deadline for the t-shirt is Friday
3)  Be watching for an order form for apparel.  A few years ago, we offered apparel and sold quote a large amount.  The proceeds will go toward the Disney Trip.  We will offer Dr. Who shirts, hoodies and a custom band jacket. 
4) Don't forget to get your shoe money ($20) in and shirt money ($5).  Shoes came in today. 
5) Disney deposits can be sent in through October 1st.  See the website for details.

District Band 

Students wishing to audition for District Band need to see me this week for materials.  Email if you are interested.  The deadline for entries is October 21st.  Students wishing to audition are typically top chairs in their section and/or studying privately, but we have had many students make District band from all levels of ability.  Don't be afraid to give it a shot.  Below are dates associated with this event:
November 1st - District Auditions at Marshfield JH
December 3rd - All State Auditions in Columbia

Saturday, January 7, 2017 FIRST REHEARSAL FOR HONOR & CONCERT BAND STUDENTS  • At Parkview High School – 9 AM to 12 PM

Saturday, January 14, 2017 District Band Rehearsal & Concert

• SBU Auditorium & Band Room, Bolivar

• 7:45 AM Seating of Bands/8:00 AM Rehearsal Begins

• 6:30 PM Concert in the Auditorium

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Day Reminders - HS Marching Band

Attention:  These are items we did not cover in class today. 

1) Our first rehearsal went great today.  Remember to be here at 7AM on Friday for early band.

2)  All band members need to bring in $5 for your shirt.  If you have already paid, the database is marked. 

3) Freshman need to order shoes.  The cost is $20.  Please reply to this email with your size.  If financial assistance is needed, please let us know.  We have quite a few used shoes that are in perfect and clean condition. 

4) The first Home Game is next Friday (August 26th).  If all goes well, we should march pregame and our first song at half.  No pressure.  If neede, we will play half from the stands.  Weather is a factor, so we will see how the next three rehearsals go.  The first home game will be band shirts and shorts only.  Call time at SBU will be 5:45pm. 

5) Remind parents to subscribe to the blog email list by going to

6)  Students should subscribe to our Google Classroom with this code:  vkcgzm8

7)  Do the first assignment and submit.  These are the steps you need to organize your chromebook for band. 

8) Check for Syllabus. 
9) text 81010 to @smcclard to subscribe to band texting. 
10) Uniforms need to be sized after school if you are still waiting to get your garment bag filled.  We will be here each day. 

​Email me if you still need a band shirt.  I will be ordering a few additional sizes soon.  ​