9-18-17

Good morning!  We have a busy week but I am excited about completing the show and making it better.  A week from today is the WSFCS Band Jamboree and I cannot wait to see what the show is going to look like.

Schedule for this week:

Monday: Percussion Sectionals (4:00-6:00pm), Color-Guard Sectionals (6:00-8:00pm)

Tuesday: Full Band Rehearsal (5:30-8:30pm)

Thursday: Full Band Rehearsal (5:30-8:30pm)

Friday: Full Band Rehearsal (4:00-7:00pm), Run-Through (7:00pm)*

Saturday: Mini-Camp (9:00am-12:00pm), Mattress Sale (10:00am-5:00pm)**

*On Friday we will rehearse from 4:00-7:00pm with a parent preview at 7:00pm.  We hope to be in the stadium for this and will let you know a location for sure by the end of the week.  Please join us!

**There will be another email sent out today about the mattress sale.  Please share with as many people as you can!

We will send out an itinerary for Monday of next week for the jamboree once we get a schedule.  The event will be held at Glenn High School.

Thank you all and please let me know if you have any questions or need anything!  Let's have a great week!

9-11-17

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend and is ready to get get some work done on the show this week!  Hopefully the weather will be better late tomorrow.

Here are some updates for the week:

Schedule:

Monday: Percussion Sectionals (4:00pm-5:00pm), Color Guard Sectionals (6:00pm-8:00pm)

Tuesday: Full Band Rehearsal (5:30pm-8:30pm)

Thursday: Full Band Rehearsal (5:30pm-8:30pm)

Friday: Full Band Rehearsal (4:00pm-5:00pm), Home Game vs. Page

Saturday: Mini-Camp (9:00am-12:00pm)

1.  We will wear uniforms on Friday night.  We will go over the process on Friday.  Students must turn in uniforms after the game.

2.  Continue to push the mattress sale.  See the prior email with details.

3.  Please review the attendance policy in the handbook (found on BOR website) for marching band.  Parents should also notify Mr. Tysor or myself if a student needs to miss rehearsal.  I have also attached a copy of the attendance policy.  Most students are doing a great job with this!

Thank you all and please let me know if you need anything!

9-5-17

Good morning!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day and is ready for a good, but busy week.  Here are some updates and reminders for everyone.

1.  We will have full band rehearsal today and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

2.  On Thursday we will have a parent meeting at 7:30pm to discuss the mattress fundraiser.  Please plan to attend this meeting.  The mattress company will give us $250 if we get 50 patents there and will increase it by $5 per parent to a maximum of $500.  This is like free money for us!  

3.  Immediately following the meeting the boosters will have spirit wear available for pickup in the cafeteria.  A parent or student will need to sign for t when picked up.

4.  The run-through of the show will be at approximately 8:15pm on Thursday.  Since many of you will be here please feel free to watch if you would like.

5.  Continue the sheet sale.

6.  We will have full band rehearsal on Friday from 4:00pm to approximately 5:30pm.  We will have sign-up sheets for the away game at Tabor this Friday night and students can start signing up today.  Dinner will be provided on Friday for students attending the away game.

Thank you all and have a great week!

Game Updates 8-30-17

Good evening!  We will plan to wear jeans to the game tomorrow instead of our regular khaki shorts.  Our uniform will consist of Black BOR shirts, jeans (please do not wear ones with numerous holes), and tennis shoes.  You can also bring a jacket if you want (the forecast high is 76 degrees tomorrow).  

We will make adjustments to the schedule if needed.  Please plan to be at the band room by 4:00pm for rehearsal.  We will rehearse from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday.

Thank you all!

Schedule Change 8-29-17

Good evening BOR!  Thanks for a great rehearsal tonight band!  We got the news this afternoon that the varsity football game will be moved to Thursday of this week due to expected poor weather conditions on Friday.  Here are the details that we have at this time.

The game will be on Thursday and will begin at 7:00pm instead of the regular 7:30 start time.  This means we will be performing Pre-Game at approximately 6:45pm.  We will start rehearsal at 4:00pm and have dinner at approximately 5:00pm.  

The Parent Meeting for the Mattress Fundraiser has been rescheduled to 7:30pm on September 7th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.

We will not be holding our 8th Grade Band Night this week.  We will reschedule for another game later in the season.

We will have our rehearsal as planned on Friday from 4:00-6:00pm.  

Please plan to be flexible and we will update you as Mr. Tysor and I get information.  We do plan to practice regardless of the weather (possible inside rehearsal if needed).  

The show is coming along nicely and I look forward to the band getting the opportunity to share it with you!  If you need anything please let me know.  Thank you!

BOR Updates 8-27-17

Good evening!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and is looking forward to the first day of school tomorrow.  Thank you all for a great game on Friday and productive rehearsal yesterday.  The show is coming along and this is a really impressive band!

Here are some updates for the week:

Schedule for the Week of 8-28-17

Monday:

First Day of School!

4:00-6:00pm: Percussion Sectional

6:00-8:00pm: Color Guard Sectional

Tuesday:

5:30-8:30: Full Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday:

5:30-8:30: Full Marching Band Rehearsal

7:30: Parent Meeting in Band Room

Friday:

4:00pm-5:30pm: Full Marching Band Rehearsal

7:30pm: Home Football Game (Military Appreciation and 8th Grade Band Night)

1.  There will not be a Saturday Mini-Camp next week (9-2-17).  There will also be no sectionals a week from Monday (9-4-17).  Happy Labor Day!

2.  Information for our sheet fundraiser was given out on Saturday following rehearsal.  If you did not get yours please see me tomorrow.

3.  All materials for the Attractions Book fundraiser are due.  Please turn in ASAP if you have not done so already.

4.  Friday night will be our 8th Grade Band Night.  If you know of any 8th Grade band student have them check the website for details.

5.  Have a great day tomorrow!  If you have band on A Day please bring your instruments.  We will play if time permits during class.

Thank you all and see you tomorrow!

Open House

Good afternoon!  Mr. Jackson asked that we put together a band to perform at Open House tomorrow.  If you can attend we will meet at the front of the school at 7:45pm and perform at the flag pole around 8:00pm.  Please wear your BOR shirt if you can attend.  Please do not hang out in the band room since Mr. Tysor and I will be meeting with parents.

Also, please make sure you bring your coordinate sheet for the second movement to rehearsal this evening.  If you do not have it, please print one from the Google Drive.

Thanks and I will see you this evening.

BOR Friday Update

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone is looking forward to the game tonight and I can let everyone know I have spoken with many, many people that excited to see us play tonight.

We will begin rehearsal at 4:00pm today.  We have a heat advisory so we will not be able to be outside until 6:00pm so we will be in the auditorium to begin rehearsal.  We will probably not get time in the stadium before the game, but I have much confidence that we will do just fine with our performances.

Parents, we will perform after the game so please stick around and check that out!  After that performance we will march back to the band room and dismiss.

Let's have a great first game and have a good time tonight.  I will see everyone this afternoon!

Thank you!

BOR Updates 8-14-17

Good morning BOR!  I hope everyone got some much needed rest and relaxation after a great two weeks of camp.  I am very pleased and proud of our progress and look forward to moving forward with the show in the coming weeks.  

Here are updates for this week:

1.  Scheduled activities are as follows:

Monday: Percussion and Color Guard sectionals at 4:00pm

Tuesday: Full Band Rehearsal: 5:30-8:30pm

Thursday: Full Band Rehearsal: 5:30-8:30pm

Friday: Rehearsal/Home Football Game: Rehearsal at 4:00pm, Kickoff at 7:30pm

2.  We will wear our Black BOR shirts for the game on Friday along with khaki shorts and tennis shoes.  Please wear your new BOR shirt that you received at Everything Day.

3.  The band room will open an hour before beach activity this week.  I will be at school most of the week as I start teacher workdays on Wednesday. If you need to make an appointment to meet with me please feel free to do so via email.

4.  Let's have another great week and first home game of the year!

Thank you all and Look forward to seeing everyone!

Parent Meeting / Preview Show / Spiritwear

Good morning.  Camp is off to a good start this morning and we are enjoying the great weather!  We are going to get some good work done today.  

Tomorrow (Thursday), we are doing a meeting for all BOR parents at 7:00pm in the band room.  The boosters are going to go over several things as we prepare for our first football game (8-18-17) and the upcoming competition season.  We will also talk about fundraising and opportunities there for our students.

After our meeting we will be performing a preview for all of our parents.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can do it outside for you.  It will begin with a chance for you to watch a few minutes of rehearsal followed by a run of the show (what we have on the field) and some stand tunes.  Please join us for this!

Also, if you would like to purchase BOR Spiritwear I have attached a flyer for you to fill out and bring with you to the meeting.  We would love to see everyone wearing BOR shirts and hoodies at our games and competitions.  We will have forms here as well for you to fill out tomorrow.

Thank you all and please let me know if I can do anything for you.  We are looking forward to another great day of camp!

Band Camp Details

Good evening!  Its hard to believe that the season is ready to get started with the upcoming events over the next few weeks.  I am very excited to get under way as I know you are!  Here are some details regarding band camp.

1.  Before band camp, remember we have our leadership training day tomorrow from 10:00-3:00 and Everything Day on Sunday from 1:00-4:00. Emails were sent prior about these events.  I have attached the medical forms that need to be turned in at Everything Day if you would like to print these in advance and bring them in.  Remember, students and parents need to attend.

2.  Times for week 1 (7/31 - 8/4) are from 9:00am-5:00pm* and week 2 (8/7 - 8/11) are 8:00am-9:00pm*.  You will need to bring a bagged lunch both weeks and dinner will be provided for you the second week.  *We will end on both Fridays of camp at 12:00pm.

3.  You will need these items for camp: your instrument (you may leave it in the band room on Monday morning), tennis shoes for marching rehearsals (please no flip-flops or sandals), comfortable/cool clothes, sunscreen (we will have some if you don't), water for breaks (if you provide water, breaks will go quicker so we can have more), a bagged lunch.

4.  Updated music for the first three movements of the show have been uploaded to the Student Google Drive (the direct link to the folder is: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-K8n68v7ilacTNFeDFodFhMcTA?usp=sharing ).  We will have copies for you but it would be helpful if you would like to look over it.

I look forward to a great camp and marching band season!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Everything Day Wrap-Up

Hello all!  Thank you so much go a great Everything Day!  A special thank you to our boosters and volunteers that help make today a success.  I had a fantastic time meeting new people and seeing everyone!

 

Here are a few reminders from Everything Day:

 

1. We have a lot of volunteer openings for Band Camp.  If you are able and willing to help please sign up on Charms.

2. If you would like to order additional Spiritwear please send your form and payment to the collection box in the band room by August 11th.  Orders will close on August 14th.  Checks should be made to Reagan Band Boosters.  Questions can be sent to Courtney Amar at AMARFAMILY@Bellsouth.net.

3. If you need to turn money in please put it in an envelope and place it in the dropbox by the band office.  Make sure your name and what it is for is labeled on the envelope.

 

We will meet in the auditorium tomorrow morning at 9:00am.  Please plan to arrive a few minute early so we can get started on time.  Also, remember your lunch and tennis shoes!

 

Thank you all again for a great day and I hope you are as excited as I am to get band camp started in the morning.  If you are going to NightBeat tonight have a great time and enjoy the show.  I’ll see you in the morning!

This Week In Band 5.29

 

Hi Everyone

     

Happy Memorial Day!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Seniors! – You have been receiving emails for fees your still owe.  Make sure to get those paid up!

·       School Owned Instruments – Inventory is complete!

o   See Mr. Craft to check out your school owned instrument for the summer.

o   Do not take home any instrument without first checking them out!  

o   Fees will not need to be paid until August.

·       Marching Band Kids – Check the dates on the website, Facebook page, Remind, etc. about auditions for colorguard and percussion!

o   Rookie Camp – Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:15pm – 5:30pm.  All students are welcome to attend, Rookies need to plan to attend.

o   Colorguard Auditions – May 30th – June 2nd from 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the Reagan gym. 

o   Reagan Marching Band New Parent Meeting – Wednesday, June 31st at 5:30pm in the Band Room

o   Mini-Visual Camp w/ Mr. McBride – June 8th and 9th (4:15 – 6:45pm) – All marchers please plan to attend (not Front Ensemble or Colorguard)

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Exam Date:  May 31st

Concert Band

·       Have a great summer!

Symphonic Band

·       Exam Date:  June 1st

Wind Ensemble

·       Exam Date:  May 30th

Jazz Ensemble 1 and 2

·          Exam Date:  May 31st

 


This Week In Band 5.21

 

Hi Everyone

     

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

  • Seniors! – You have been receiving emails for fees you still owe.  Make sure to get those paid up!
  • School Owned Instrument Turn In Dates - May 24th and 25th.  Returning students may check out their instruments for the summer/next year the week of June 5th
  • Band Banquet – May 23rd
  • Marching Band Kids – Check the dates on the website, Facebook page, Remind, etc. about auditions for colorguard and percussion!
  • Make sure to return your rented concert dresses and tuxedos this week.  Gentlemen, we do not want your tux shirt.  Do not turn it in.

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 31st

Concert Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 26th

Symphonic Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  June 1st

Wind Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 30th

Jazz Ensemble 1

·          Bebop Post Test this week after Review

·          Exam Study Guide:  Review Your Listening Journals

·          Exam Date:  May 31st

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

May 23rd (6:30pm) – Band Banquet

 


This Week In Band 5.14

 

Hi Everyone

     

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Seniors! – You have been receiving emails for fees your still owe.  Make sure to get those paid up!

·       School Owned Instrument Turn In Dates - May 24th and 25th.  Returning students may check out their instruments for the summer/next year the week of June 5th

·       Band Banquet – May 23rd (you should be receiving emails soon)

·       Marching Band Kids – Check the dates on the website, Facebook page, Remind, etc. about auditions for colorguard and percussion!

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 31st

Concert Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 26th

Symphonic Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  June 1st

Wind Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 30th

Jazz Ensemble 1

·          Remember, MPA is May 13th for Jazz 1.

·          Exam Date:  May 31st

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

May 23rd (6:30pm) – Band Banquet

 


This Week In Band 5.8

Hi Everyone

     

Great job to all the bands on their Spring Concerts!  I am proud of all the students, especially our seniors!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Seniors! – You have been receiving emails for fees your still owe.  Make sure to get those paid up!

·       School Owned Instrument Turn In Dates - May 24th and 25th.  Returning students may check out their instruments for the summer/next year the week of June 5th

·       Band Banquet – May 23rd (you should be receiving emails soon)

·       Marching Band Kids – We have important dates coming up including percussion and cologuard auditions.  Stay tuned for emails concerning these dates.

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 31st

Concert Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 26th

Symphonic Band

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  June 1st

Wind Ensemble

·       Final Playing Test work (BIG TEST)

·       Exam Date:  May 30th

Jazz Ensemble 1

·          Remember, MPA is May 13th for Jazz 1.

·          Exam Date:  May 31st

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz II

May 13th (morning) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz I

May 23rd (6:30pm) – Band Banquet

 


 This Concert Week In Band 4.30

Hi Everyone

     

Concert week is here!  I am excited for you to hear what the kids have prepared!

 

A few important items!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       If anyone can still donate 31 gallon metal trashcans, we still need a few more!

·       Seniors – You have been receiving emails for fees your still owe.  Make sure to get those paid up!

·       After School Jazz – Tuesday and Thursday (Concert Thursday!)

·       Concerts:

o   Symphony Orchestra – Monday @ 7pm

o   Concert Band/Percussion Ensemble/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble – Tuesday @ 7pm

o   All Jazz Bands – Thursday @ 7pm

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Concert Call Time – 6:45 on stage

·       Concert Order – Copper Mountain, Digital Prisms, Fresh Trash, Blue Ridge Saga (you do not play on that one)

Concert Band

·       Concert Call Time – 6:45 on stage

·       Concert Order – Copper Mountain, Digital Prisms, Fresh Trash, Blue Ridge Saga

Symphonic Band

·       Concert Call Time – 6:45 in seats

·       Concert Order – Scramble, Declaration, Narnia

Wind Ensemble

·       Concert Call Time – 6:45 in seats

·       Concert Order – Ride, 1941, Festive, Stars, Alma

Jazz Ensemble 1

·          Remember, MPA is May 13th for Jazz 1.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz II and ASJ

May 13th (morning) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz I

May 23rd (6:30pm) – Band Banquet

 


This Week In Band 4.23

Hi Everyone

     

Congratulations to everyone on an outstanding City of the Arts Jazz Festival!  Mr. Tysor did a great job running the event.  Thank you to Mary Anne Robinson for coordinating our volunteers and all of the parents who helped and supported the event!

 

Another congratulations to the 50+ solos and ensembles that received Superior ratings at MPA!

 

We also need students to perform at our Small Ensemble Concert on April 27th(Thursday) at 7pm.  The concert admission is FREE, and the dress is nice but not concert black (no tuxes, black dresses, etc.).  This is a great opportunity for our students to perform some of their   Solo and Ensemble music in a relaxed concert setting.  See Mr. Craft if you can perform!

 

If you are participating in the Symphony Orchestra Trip on Saturday and you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tysor at KTysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

 

CONCERTS ARE NEXT WEEK!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday this week!  MPA and the jazz concert is coming up soon!

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Digital Prisms and Fresh Trash.

Concert Band

·       Digital Prisms and Blue Ridge Saga.

Symphonic Band

·       Narnia and Declaration.

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Remember, MPA is May 13th for Jazz 1.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

April 27th (7pm) – Small Ensemble Concert (FREE)

May 1st (7pm)  - Symphony Orchestra Concert

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz II and ASJ

May 13th (morning) - West-Region Jazz mPA - Jazz I

 


Solo and Ensemble Week 4.16

 

Hi Everyone

     

I hope everyone had a great spring break!  I had a blast with the band kids in Orlando.

 

Solo and Ensemble – MONDAY (tomorrow) is the last day to sign-up for groups for Solo and Ensemble.  Remember, Solo and Ensemble is this Saturday, May 22nd from 10am – 4pm (go when convenient for you).  Students may sign-up for times this week for service hours!

 

We also need students to perform at our Small Ensemble Concert on April 27th(Thursday) at 7pm.  The concert admission is FREE, and the dress is nice but not concert black (no tuxes, black dresses, etc.).  This is a great opportunity for our students to perform some of their   Solo and Ensemble music in a relaxed concert setting.  See Mr. Craft if you can perform!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

Percussion Ensemble

·       Digital Prisms and Fresh Trash.

Concert Band

·       Digital Prisms and Blue Ridge Saga.

Symphonic Band

·       Narnia and Declaration.

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Remember, MPA is May 13th for Jazz 1.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

April 27th (7pm) – Small Ensemble Concert (FREE)

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz II and ASJ

May 13th (morning) - West-Region Jazz mPA - Jazz I


Have A Great Spring Break 4.7

Hi Everyone

     

Have a great Spring Break!  Playing Tests will resume after the break.

 

If you are going to Orlando and you have not filled out a Medical Form (attached), please fill out this medical form and bring it to Mr. Craft when we leave on Tuesday.

 

Also if you are going to Orlando and you have not received any of Mr. Tysor’s emails, please contact him immediately at KTysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us!    

 

Solo and Ensemble – Remember to sign-up for your groups by Tuesday the 18th!  $5 per person per ensemble (Charms Account will be charged).  Required for Honors Credit, encouraged for everyone else.  Solo and Ensemble time slots are between 10am and 4pm (you pick when you want to go).  Thanks!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday when we get back (see schedule).

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

Percussion Ensemble

·       Digital Prisms and Fresh Trash

Concert Band

·       New Music on Monday

·       No Instruments on Wednesday – Listen to Judge Tapes

Symphonic Band

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       It looks like MPA will have to be early on the 13th of May (Jazz 1 only).  See Mr. Craft immediately if you have any questions.  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12 (evening) and 13th (morning) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 4.2

 

Hi Everyone

     

Grades are complete and we start the 4th 9 Weeks on Monday!  New syllabi will be handed out to the students.    

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Jazz Festival Ads are due on April 7th.

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday this week (see schedule).

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Digital Prisms, New Music

·       No Mistakes Club Challenges/Sight-Reading

Concert Band

·       New Music on Monday

·       No Instruments on Wednesday – Listen to Judge Tapes

Symphonic Band

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Sell Ads for the Jazz Festival!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


 

This Week In Band 3.26

 

Hi Everyone

     

Congratulations to ALL Reagan Bands for receiving “SUPERIOR” ratings at MPA!

 

Remember that we ask each student to contribute $5 to help cover the cost of gas and the drivers.  If this is a hardship for your family, please let us know.        

 

I am judging Western District MPA on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I will not be here on those days.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Monday and Thursday this week (see schedule).

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       Digital Prisms, New Music

·       No Mistakes Club Challenges/Sight-Reading

Concert Band

·       New Music on Monday

·       No Instruments on Wednesday – Listen to Judge Tapes

Symphonic Band

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       Spring Concert Music

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Sell Ads for the Jazz Festival!

·       The Professor comes in on Wednesday to work MPA tunes.  Have your pencil ready!  I like turtles.    

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


MPA Week #2

 

Hi Everyone

     

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band on their Superior ratings at assessment!

 

Assessment (MPA) Week 2 with Concert Band (schedules below).  Don’t forget that the performances are FREE and open to the public.

 

It is unfortunate that parents do not often get to hear the best and most polished performances that we prepare in a year.  However, if you are free, we would love to have you out to hear us.

 

Remember that we ask each student to contribute $5 to help cover the cost of gas and the drivers.  If this is a hardship for your family, please let us know.        

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday this week.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

·       New music this week.

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Wind Ensemble

·       New music this week.

·       Solo and Ensemble preparation

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Sell Ads for the Jazz Festival!

·       We are getting rid of all of our tunes and playing only Justin Bieber this week.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

Concert Band – March 23rd in the afternoon/evening

 

Attending the assessment does not count as an absence and will not reflect against exam exemptions.  However, students are responsible for any work they miss in their classes.

 

Location:  Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir NC (all performances are free and open to the public)

Dress:  Concert Dress

Travel:  We will travel by activity bus to and from the event.  We ask that each student contribute a $5 fee to help offset the cost of gas and for the activity bus drivers (students in multiple concert ensembles need to only pay once).  This $5 charge will be added to your Charms account, which is the preferred payment method (checks can be made payable to Reagan Band Boosters).  If this fee is a hardship for your family, please communicate with us.        

 

Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble Schedule (slight changes)

 

12:00pm - Report to 3rd period for rehearsal

1:10pm – 3rd lunch/change in to concert dress

1:40pm - Depart Broyhill Civic Center at the beginning of 4th lunch

3:30pm - Arrive at Broyhill Civic Center

4:00pm - Warm-Up

5:00pm - Performance

5:30pm - Sight-Read

6:00pm - Depart for Hickory Mall for Dinner

6:30pm - Arrive at Hickory Mall for Dinner

7:15pm - Depart from Hickory Mall to Reagan

9:00pm - Arrive at Reagan, go home

 


 MPA Week #1

Hi Everyone

     

BIG WEEK!  Assessment (MPA) Week 1 with Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble (schedules below).  Don’t forget that the performances are FREE and open to the public.

 

It is a shame that parents do not often get to hear the best and most polished performances that we prepare in a year.  However, if you are free, we would love to have you out to hear us.

 

Remember that we ask each student to contribute $5 to help cover the cost of gas and the drivers.  If this is a hardship for your family, please let us know.        

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Monday this week.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

·       March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

·       March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Computer, Hayburner, Mingus stuff, Such Sweet Thunder, Enter Sandman, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Justin Bieber Medley (are you a Belieber?), and Line #7 out of the Red Book.

·       Sell Ads for the Jazz Festival!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

Symphonic Band – March 16th in the morning (students will likely need to arrange transportation to school that day, though they will be back by roughly 3rd period)

Wind Ensemble – March 16th in the afternoon/evening

Concert Band – March 23rd in the afternoon/evening

 

Attending the assessment does not count as an absence and will not reflect against exam exemptions.  However, students are responsible for any work they miss in their classes.

 

Location:  Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir NC (all performances are free and open to the public)

Dress:  Concert Dress

Travel:  We will travel by activity bus to and from the event.  We ask that each student contribute a $5 fee to help offset the cost of gas and for the activity bus drivers (students in multiple concert ensembles need to only pay once).  This $5 charge will be added to your Charms account, which is the preferred payment method (checks can be made payable to Reagan Band Boosters).  If this fee is a hardship for your family, please communicate with us.        

 

Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble Schedule

 

7:30am - Meet in the band room

8:00am - Depart Reagan in full dress

9:30am - Arrive and go to warm-up

9:55 am- Warm-UP

10:30am - Symphonic Band Performance

11:00am - Sight-Read and Depart at 11:30

1:00pm - Arrive at Reagan, change, and go to 4th lunch at 1:40pm

 

2:10pm - Wind Ensemble comes to class, quick warm-up and run-through

3pm - Depart for Hickory Mall

4:15pm - Arrive at Hickory Mall

5:15pm - Depart from Hickory Mall for the Broyhill Civic Center

6:15pm - Arrive and go to warm-up

6:45pm - Warm-Up

7:30pm - Performance

8:00pm - Sight-Read, load, and depart

10pm - Return to Reagan, unload, and go home


This Week In Band 3.5.17

Hi Everyone

     

This week is about as normal as things get.  Congratulations to all of the bands on their outstanding previews.  Assessment is NEXT WEEK for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.  Those groups will receive the detailed schedule TOMORROW.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Afterschool Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

·       March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

·       March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

·       Start MPA rep this week.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Preview Week in Band 2.26

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Preview Concerts are this week!  Preview concerts are free concerts where the students perform their assessment music for a clinician, and the clinician works with the students for about an hour afterward.  Please read important information below!

 

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

  •  Previews are this week!  Details included:
  • Wind Ensemble:  Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30 – 8pm (casual dress)
  • Concert Band:  Thursday, March 2nd from 4 – 5:30pm (casual dress)
  • Symphonic Band:  Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30pm – 8pm (casual dress)
  •  All performances are free!
  • No After School Jazz on Thursday.  Regular rehearsal on Tuesday.
  • It’s All-State Honors Auditions Week.  Individual students will receive exact information for the start time
  • Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.
  • Social Media:
  • Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders
  • Follow us on Instagram (new).
  • Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).
  • Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

 

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • February 28th (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • New rep.  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

February 28th (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 2.19

 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to all of the students who were involved in the All-District Bands this weekend!  Wow!  What incredible performances!

 

West-Region Orchestra is this weekend.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Tysor at KTysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

 

Preview Concerts are next week!  Preview concerts are free concerts where the students perform their assessment music for a clinician, and the clinician works with the students for about an hour afterward.  Please read important information below!

 

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Nick Laufer (Maniacal Four Trombone) player masterclass at Reynolds at 4:30pm .  See me if you want tickets!  Extra credit if you go!

·       Previews are next week!  Details included:

o   Wind Ensemble:  Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30 – 8pm (casual dress)

o   Concert Band:  Thursday, March 2nd from 4 – 5:30pm (casual dress)

o   Symphonic Band:  Thursday, Marc 2nd from 6:30pm – 8pm (casual dress)

o   All performances are free!

·       If you qualified for All-State, I highly recommend taking lessons NOW in preparation for your All-State Audition.  The NC All-State Band is one of the best band experiences you can be a part of.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

 

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • February 28th (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Tuesday – Combine classes for an in class visitor
  • Working on all new rep this week.  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (6:30pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


 

This All-District Band Clinic Week 2.12

 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to Reagan Jazz I and Jazz II for their successful performances at the UNCC Jazz Festival.  Both groups played great and received Superior ratings!

 

All-District Band is this week!  Below is a copy of the All-District information we emailed out a few weeks ago.

 

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       If you qualified for All-State, I highly recommend taking lessons NOW in preparation for your All-State Audition.  The NC All-State Band is one of the best band experiences you can be a part of.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

 

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

·       March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band

·       March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Working on all new rep this week.  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

ALL-DISTRICT BAND INFORMATION- 2017

Congratulations on being selected for All-District Band! This is an incredible honor and you will have the opportunity to sit in an outstanding honor band with the most talented musicians from across the district!  Please take care of the following items ASAP:

 

Schedule:

Friday, February 17:

7:00am

Depart Reagan High School via activity bus.  We will stop to eat on the way

10:30am

First rehearsal at Appalachian State

8:00pm

Jazz Concert at Appalachian State, followed by obligatory Walmart trip

 

Saturday, February 18:

9:00am

First Rehearsal, followed by full day of rehearsal

8:00pm

ASU Wind Ensemble Concert, then return to hotel

 

Sunday, February 19 (this gets tricky, please read carefully):

8:30am

Concert Band (9-12) dress rehearsal, then return to hotel to check out

9:45am

Symphonic Band (9-10) dress rehearsal (check out of hotel prior to this rehearsal)

10:45am

Concert Band (9-12) and Symphonic Band (9-10) parent pick up time in front of Schaefer Center

11:00am

Symphonic Band (11-12) dress rehearsal

Noon

Symphonic Band (11-12) Parent pick up in front of Schaefer Center

2pm

Concert @ Shaeffer Center- Free admission

 

Schaefer Center for Performing Arts:

733 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28607

 

Food: Students will need money for one breakfast and two dinners (lunch on Sunday is with the parents, and breakfast is at the hotel is complimentary). Students will also get an ASU Dining Hall Meal Card with $15 preloaded on it. Meals at the dining hall à la carte, so depending on how much you eat depends on how far the card will go.

 

Hotel Information: Fairfield Inn

Address: 2060 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 268-0677

 

Concert Dress: You may wear what you wear for Reagan concerts, or something else that is professional.

 

Please let us know if there is a financial hardship issue.  We do not want anyone to be excluded because of cost.

 


Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble MPA

 

Greetings!

 

It is that time of the year for the bands to prepare for their annual Assessment (MPA).  The North Carolina assessment for concert bands consists of a performance of three prepared pieces of music and sight-reading for a panel of judges.  The band’s rating is published online, in the North Carolina Music Educator magazine, and sent to the school’s administrators.  Participation by every student is important and constitutes a large portion of their grade (40% for the quarter).

 

Listed below are the days for the Reagan concert ensemble assessments.  Please note that these dates have been on the calendar since March of 2016, are on Haiku and the google calendar on www.bandofraiders.org, on the syllabus, the list of dates from the beginning of the year, and have been listed in every weekly email Mr. Craft has sent out to parents since August.  These dates are non-negotiable and cannot be changed.  The exact itinerary will not be set until late-February, early-March, and we will send out a detailed itinerary when we receive those times.

 

Symphonic Band – March 16th in the morning (students will likely need to arrange transportation to school that day, though they will be back by roughly 3rd period)

Wind Ensemble – March 16th in the afternoon/evening

Concert Band – March 23rd in the afternoon/evening

 

Attending the assessment does not count as an absence and will not reflect against exam exemptions.  However, students are responsible for any work they miss in their classes.

 

Location:  Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir NC (all performances are free and open to the public)

Dress:  Concert Dress

Travel:  We will travel by activity bus to and from the event.  We ask that each student contribute a $5 fee to help offset the cost of gas and for the activity bus drivers (students in multiple concert ensembles need to only pay once).  This $5 charge will be added to your Charms account, which is the preferred payment method (checks can be made payable to Reagan Band Boosters).  If this fee is a hardship for your family, please communicate with us.    

 

We wish to see that all students attend assessment.  However, we reserve the right to not allow a student to attend if he or she 1) does not pass their assessment playing tests 2) demonstrates non-compliance, disrespect, or disregard for school rules that would make the teachers uncomfortable with taking the student off campus.

 

A friendly reminder we also have preview concerts for parents coming up.  These concerts are free for parents, though please note that they will include a clinic afterward from our guest clinician.

 

Concert Band Preview – March 2nd from 4pm – 5:30pm

Symphonic Band Preview – March 2nd from 6:30pm – 8pm

Wind Ensemble Preview – February 28th from 6:30pm – 8pm  

 

Please fill out the attached medical form and return to Mr. Craft


This Week In Band 2.5

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to the Reagan Band students who participated in the West-Region Jazz Concert!

 

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       3rd 9 Weeks Syllabus on Haiku.  Please check important dates (listed below)!

·       If you qualified for All-State, I highly recommend taking lessons NOW in preparation for your All-State Audition.  The NC All-State Band is one of the best band experiences you can be a part of.

·       Horn Lessons – We have an onsite horn teacher now.  Mr. McBride will be available to teach horn lessons at Reagan.  Contact me if you are interested (French Horn players only, please).

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Social Media:

o   Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

o   Follow us on Instagram (new).

o   Follow us on Facebook (Band of Raiders).

o   Don’t forget our website:  www.bandofraiders.org

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • MPA Music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • Brass Class Playing Test on Monday!
  • Work on MPA music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Playing Test this week on music (MPA Pass-Off).
  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • UNCC competition this week!  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 1.29

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to the Reagan Band students who participated in the All-County Orchestra Concert!  They gave a fantastic performance on Saturday!

 

If there are any questions about participating in the West-Region Jazz Clinic this Friday and Saturday, please contact Mr. Tysor at KTysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us .

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       3rd 9 Weeks Syllabus on Haiku.  Please check important dates (listed below)!

·       If you qualified for All-State, I highly recommend taking lessons NOW in preparation for your All-State Audition.  The NC All-State Band is one of the best band experiences you can be a part of.

·       Horn Lessons – We have an onsite horn teacher now.  Mr. McBride will be available to teach horn lessons at Reagan.  Contact me if you are interested (French Horn players only, please).

·       Tomorrow – Reagan Rising Freshmen Night

o   Jazz Band – Be ready to run a couple of tunes starting @ 6:15 until 6:30 in the auditorium.  Wear something that says Reagan.

o   Drumline – Can we get any kind of a drumline at 8:20pm outside to play for the kiddos?  If you cannot make it, it isn’t a big deal, but we just need enough people to make one.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

·       Follow us on Twitter @BandOfRaiders

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • MPA Music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are setting our UNCC competition music this week!  Adding a tune this week as well.
  • February 11 – UNCC Competition (schedule online)

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 1.23

 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to the 41 Reagan students who placed in the All-District Bands and for all students who auditioned by passing off their material (highest representation in the district).  We are proud of all students.

 

15 of those students are eligible to audition for the NC All-State Band in March.  Congratulations to all!

 

Also, a big congratulations to the members of our Winterguard!  They surpassed class 3A and placed at the top of 2A in their contest on Saturday!

 

Good luck to the Reagan Band members who are participating in All-County Orchestra this weekend.  Questions about the event?  Please contact Mr. Tysor at ktysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       3rd 9 Weeks Syllabus on Haiku.  Please check important dates!

·       HOHOHO!  Call me Santa!  Did you miss a concert for a concert review for Honors Credit?  There is a FREE concert at Reagan on Friday at 7pm for anyone who could not attend one in the holiday season.  This is the last offering that will be made for 2nd Quarter Concert Reviews.

·       1/30 – Reagan Rising Freshmen Night – Can we get a drumline to play some cadences?

·       Grades – Grades are in and complete (with the exception of the Concert Review option mentioned above).  

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • MPA Music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Clinic Concert Band
  • March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band
  • March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble
  • March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are setting our UNCC competition music this week!  Adding a tune this week as well.
  • February 11 – UNCC Competition (schedule online)

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This All-District Auditions Week In Band 1.15

 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to the 10 Reagan students who placed in to the West Region Jazz Bands.  This is the highest number in Reagan history!  We also had 4 first alternates.  Congratulations to all!

 

Check the Facebook page (Band of Raiders) and Twitter (@BandofRaiders) for West-Region Orchestra results.  We will post them as soon as we know.

 

All-District Band Auditions – Saturday (1/21)

·       Location:  Auditions are at Central Davidson High School.

o   2747 NC-47, Lexington, NC 27292

·       Time:  Auditions will start at roughly 11am (10:30am at the earliest).  Please do not arrive too late.  When a room does not have any more students and there are none in the building, that particular room will close and students will not be able to audition any more on that instrument.

o   As always, you are done when you are done.  Some rooms may start late if they split the instruments up.  You are free to go once you are finished.

·       Travel:  We will have 2 buses depart Reagan at 9:15am.  This is a one way bus (just like at All-County).  You are welcome to drive yourself, ride with someone else, etc.

·       Food:  Concessions will be sold.

·       Honors Credit:  Upon seeing your completed audition score, I will finalize the honors credit grade in the gradebook (for whom this applies).

·       Pay: Don’t forget to turn in your $7 per instrument you are auditioning on!  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Grades – I am completing my grades on Tuesday evening.  If you have any thing missing that I can still accept, I must get it by then!  I will still take playing tests assigned in December.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • MPA Music.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Work on concert Db scale.

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are setting our UNCC competition music this week!  Adding a tune this week as well.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This West-Region Audition Week In Band 1.10 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

Be safe in the snow.

 

West-Region Jazz/Orchestra Auditions – Saturday (1/14)

·       Location:  Auditions are at William A. Hough High School.

o   12420 Bailey Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

·       Time:  Auditions will start at roughly 12:30pm (this is a new start time).  Please do not arrive too late.  When a room does not have any more students and there are none in the building, that particular room will close and students will not be able to audition any more on that instrument.

o   As always, you are done when you are done.  Some rooms may start late if they split the instruments up.  You are free to go once you are finished.

·       Travel:  We will have 1 bus depart Reagan at 10:00am if we have more than 4 people who need a bus. You may ride the bus or travel by car.  You may also ride the bus back to Reagan, but we must know ahead of time.  Please note we may leave Hough High School as late as 6pm if you are wishing to ride the bus back.   You are welcome to drive yourself, ride with someone else, etc.

·       Food:  Concessions will be sold.

·       Honors Jazz Credit:  Upon seeing your completed audition score, I will finalize the honors credit grade in the gradebook (for whom this applies).

·       Pay: Don’t forget to turn in your $15 per instrument you are auditioning on!  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.

 

Please send questions about West-Region Orchestra Auditions to Mr. Tysor at KTysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

 

 

All-District Band Auditions – Saturday (1/21)

·       Location:  Auditions are at Central Davidson High School.

o   2747 NC-47, Lexington, NC 27292

·       Time:  Auditions will start at roughly 11am (10:30am at the earliest).  Please do not arrive too late.  When a room does not have any more students and there are none in the building, that particular room will close and students will not be able to audition any more on that instrument.

o   As always, you are done when you are done.  Some rooms may start late if they split the instruments up.  You are free to go once you are finished.

·       Travel:  We will have 2 buses depart Reagan at 9:15am.  This is a one way bus (just like at All-County).  You are welcome to drive yourself, ride with someone else, etc.

·       Food:  Concessions will be sold.

·       Honors Credit:  Upon seeing your completed audition score, I will finalize the honors credit grade in the gradebook (for whom this applies).

·       Pay: Don’t forget to turn in your $7 per instrument you are auditioning on!  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Green Scales resume this week.   You should have Copper Mountain Legend, Sandcastle Sketches, and Courage March this week.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Work on concert Db scale.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.        

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.  

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.    

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are setting our UNCC competition music this week!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 1.1.17 (All-District Band Week)

 

 

Hi Everyone    

 

I hope you all had a great and relaxing break!  This week is a big week with All-District Band Auditions.  Please read the information below:

 

All-District Band Auditions – This Saturday (1/7)

·       Location:  Auditions are at Central Davidson High School.

o   2747 NC-47, Lexington, NC 27292

·       Time:  Auditions will start at roughly 11am (10:30am at the earliest).  Please do not arrive too late.  When a room does not have any more students and there are none in the building, that particular room will close and students will not be able to audition any more on that instrument.

o   As always, you are done when you are done.  Some rooms may start late if they split the instruments up.  You are free to go once you are finished.

·       Travel:  We will have 2 buses depart Reagan at 9:15am.  This is a one way bus (just like at All-County).  You are welcome to drive yourself, ride with someone else, etc.

·       Food:  Concessions will be sold.

·       Honors Credit:  Upon seeing your completed audition score, I will finalize the honors credit grade in the gradebook (for whom this applies).

·       Pay: Don’t forget to turn in your $7 per instrument you are auditioning on!  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Green Scales resume this week.   You should have Copper Mountain Legend, Sandcastle Sketches, and Courage March this week.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Work on concert Db scale.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.        

Symphonic Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.  

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.    

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are setting our UNCC competition music this week!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Band 12.18

Hi Everyone    

 

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Nutcracker!  What a great job by these students!

 

See below for information about Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble.  A great group to be a part of.

Take instruments home this week!  Tuba players auditioning for All-District need to take home a tuba to practice for auditions.  If you need help with the transportation of the tuba to your house, please let me know and I will arrange getting it to you.  

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Scale Pass-Offs

o   Check your dates and make sure you know the due dates!  

§  Jazz scales are due by Wednesday.

§  Symphonic Band may still turn in scale pass-offs.

·       All-District Pass-Offs:  Must be completed before you go home for break.  See below for Mr. Craft’s availability this week and next.  Do not wait until the last minute!

o   This is the LAST WEEK to pass-off All-District material before the grade reverts to a 0.  NOTE:  Waiting until Wednesday afternoon may result in you staying late.

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Green Scales resume this week.   You should have Copper Mountain Legend, Sandcastle Sketches, and Courage March this week.
  • Pass-off your All-District material in class.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • All-District kids:  pass-off your material during 4th lunch.
  • Work on concert Db scale.  Test on 12/20.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.        

Symphonic Band

  • Missed any scale pass-offs?  Do them this week!  Send to ReaganPlayingTest@gmail.com or come before school, after school, or during lunch to perform the test.
  • Many of you still need to pass-off your material.  Do not wait until the last day.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.  

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • Pass-off All-District material before you go home for break.  Many of you still need to do this.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.    

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are doing scale pass-offs this quarter.  Due Dec. 21.  Required scales are concert G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 

 

Directors,

 

         The Wachovia Winds is growing into two ensembles, and, Co-Founder Phillip Riggs is returning to share conducting responsibilities.

 

         Another change for this year is auditions. Students are asked to upload a video audition to our new website. Students will record the scale and solo requirements for their grade level. (see link below for instructions and more details).

 

         Our first performance will be March 25, in the Stevens Center, downtown Winston-Salem. Our Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform, followed by the UNCSA Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mark Norman. (Thanks to Dr. Norman for the invitation.) In a very special event, our wind ensemble members will join the UNCSA Wind Ensemble for a performance of Mason Bates’ “Mothership”, and one of our members will be selected to perform one of the improvised solos.

 

         Our final performance will be the afternoon of May 21, in Brendle Recital Hall, WFU. (You know we will have something special planned for this.)

 

         Two of our primary goals are: 1. To offer the very best wind and percussion musicians in the Triad an opportunity to perform together, in a similar manner, but in addition to their all-county/all-district/all-state band experiences. 2. To include the many students who want the opportunity to perform in an ensemble in addition to their school ensembles.

 

         Our hope is to enhance the musical experience of band students throughout the Triad. Participating students must be enrolled in their school band program.

 

   

Please share this information with your students, parents, and other directors that might be interested.

 

The audition deadline is: January 1, 2017

 

Click the link below for additional information.

http://www.wachoviawinds.org/home.htm

 


 This Week In band 12.11

Hi Everyone    

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Thank you to everyone for picking your fruit up on time!

·       Scale Pass-Offs

o   Check your dates and make sure you know the due dates!

·       All-District Pass-Offs:  Must be completed before you go home for break.  See below for Mr. Craft’s availability this week and next.  Do not wait until the last minute!

o   Monday 12/12 – Mr. Craft available in the morning and afternoon for pass-offs, retests, help.

o   Tuesday 12/13 – Mr. Craft available in the morning only.   Symphonic band students may do their pass-off in class.  Wind Ensemble students will NOT be able to do their pass-offs in class.

o   Wednesday 12/14 – Friday 12/15 – Mr. Craft will be in Chicago and not available for pass-offs.  No in-class pass-offs or after school pass-offs because of the Nutcracker.  Mr. Tysor is available on Thursday and Friday mornings.

o   Monday 12/19 - Mr. Craft available in the morning and afternoon for pass-offs, retests, help.  Students can do their pass-off in class.

o   Tuesday 12/20 – Mr. Craft available in the morning and afternoon for pass-offs, retests, help.  Students can do their pass-off in class.

o   Wednesday 12/21 – Mr. Craft available in the morning and afternoon for pass-offs, retests, help.  Students can do their pass-off in class.  This is the LAST DAY to pass-off All-District material before the grade reverts to a 0.  NOTE:  Waiting until 12/21 afternoon may result in you staying late.

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Green Scales resume this week.   You should have Copper Mountain Legend, Sandcastle Sketches, and Courage March this week.
  • Pass-off your All-District material in class.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.

Concert Band

  • Work on MPA music.
  • All-District kids:  pass-off your material during 4th lunch.
  • Work on concert Db scale.  Test on 12/20.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.        

Symphonic Band

  • The next scale test due is Concert A and D on 12/16.  Send to ReaganPlayingTest@gmail.com or come before school, after school, or during lunch to perform the test.
  • Many of you still need to pass-off your material.  Do not wait until the last day.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.  

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on the Persichetti Symphony and Prokofiev.
  • Pass-off All-District material before you go home for break.  Many of you still need to do this.
  • Concert review for Honors Band due Jan. 5th.    

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • We are doing scale pass-offs this quarter.  Due Dec. 21.  Required scales are concert G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

April 22nd – Solo and Ensemble Festival/City of the Arts Jazz Festival

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 


 

This Week In Marching Band

 

11.12.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations to all of the students on an incredible marching season.   This was by far our best marching band, and I am incredibly proud of all students.

 

Thank you to our staff:  Mr. Tysor, Mr. Dills, Mr. Brown, Ms. Tedrow, Mr. Green, Mr. McBride, and Mr. Dickens.  Great students and great teaching is always a recipe for success.

 

Thank you to our parents who helped coordinate instruments, travel, volunteers, chaperones, props, and all of the other craziness that comes from volunteering in marching band.

 

Thank you to our bus drivers for always taking good care of us.  We would literally never leave the school if it wasn’t for them.

 

The staff is going to meet soon to discuss our 2017 marching band plans.  Please check the Google calendar on www.bandofraiders.org, as many of the dates for next year are already up including:

 

Band Camp Week 1:  July 31 – Aug. 4

Band Camp Week 2:  Aug. 7 – Aug. 11

 

Thanks for a great season!

 


12/3 WS Parade Plan

Hi Everyone

This one is one of my favorites!  Please read the info below.

Make sure to bring your ugly sweater.  Get as creative as you want!  Still don't have one?  Wear something that represents Reagan and dress it up.    

New parents:  We do NOT wear the uniform jacket and shako for these parades.  Only the sweaters and headgear of your choice.  We still wear marching shoes and bibs (marching pants).

Mr. Tysor will buy the student who has a better sweater than him a Cookout milkshake and will give them a daily high five until they graduate!

The parade will be on 4th street.  We are closer to the end of the parade this year.  I'm looking forward to it!

Schedule:  

12/3 WS Parade Schedule

2:00pm - Arrive at Reagan, dress in bibs (bring ugly sweater and marching shoes, wear over bibs).  

2:30pm - Rehearsal

4:30pm - Depart for downtown

5pm - Arrive Downtown

6:30pm - Approximate arrival back to Reagan, unload, go home

Dress:  Marching shoes, black socks, bibs, ugly sweater, head gear of your choice.


This Week In Band 11.27

Hi Everyone

 

I am excited about our concerts this week.  The bands are going to be awesome.  Please read the information below about the concerts this week.  

 

For students needing to complete a concert review for Honors Band credit, these concerts will be great for them to go to.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       The Wind Ensemble/Jazz I Concert is Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 7pm.

·       The Jazz II, Concert Band, Symphonic Band Concert is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7pm.

·       Price of admission is $5 and $3 for students and seniors.

·       Scale Pass-Offs

o   Check your dates and make sure you are know the due dates!

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Starting Green Scales this week.    Playing tests will resume after the winter concert.
  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm

Concert Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Work on concert Db scale.

Symphonic Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Concert Gb playing test due MONDAY, Nov. 21st.  Send to ReaganPlayingTest@gmail.com or come after school and perform the test.

Wind Ensemble

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.    
  • Harmonic scales are due Nov. 28th.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.        
  • We are doing scale pass-offs this quarter.  Due Dec. 21.  Required scales are concert G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 


Fruit Pick-Up 11.22

Hi Everyone

The fruit will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, Dec. 10th between 9:30am - 12pm.  Please make plans to pick up the fruit you sold during this time.  We ask that you please do not pick up before this time, as our parent volunteers will need to sort and check the orders.  Thank you for your patience with this matter and thank you for supporting the Reagan Band!


This Week In Band 11.20

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations to all of the band students who participated in the WSFCS All-County Bands.  The bands were great and I am proud of all students who participated!

 

We have concerts next week.  Make sure you know all of the details listed below.  

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       I hope every has a great break!  Take your instruments home for break.  Many of you have pass-offs that are due after break.

·       Scale Pass-Offs

o   Check your dates and make sure you are know the due dates!

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Starting Green Scales this week.    Playing tests will resume after the winter concert.
  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm

Concert Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Work on concert Db scale.

Symphonic Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Concert Gb playing test due MONDAY, Nov. 21st.  Send to ReaganPlayingTest@gmail.com or come after school and perform the test.

Wind Ensemble

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.    
  • Harmonic scales are due Nov. 28th.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.        
  • We are doing scale pass-offs this quarter.  Due Dec. 21.  Required scales are concert G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This Week In Band 11.13

Hi Everyone

 

I waited to send my band email because there was not much going on this week.

 

The new syllabus has been put up on my Haiku.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the expectations this 9 weeks.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

·       Scale Pass-Offs

o   New scale pass-offs due this 9 weeks.  Do not forget to do them!  See syllabus for details.

·       Honors Requirements for this 9 weeks are as follows:

o   All-District Band Pass-Offs and Auditions:

§  Auditions – Central Davidson High School January 7th starting at 11am

o   Concert Review – See syllabus for details.  Concert Review form available on Haiku or www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

All-County Band

·       Please have all forms to me by Thursday (attached).

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Starting Green Scales this week.    

Concert Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Work on concert Db.

Symphonic Band

  • Winter Concert – Dec. 1 at 7pm.
  • Concert Gb playing test due FRIDAY, Nov. 18th.  Send to ReaganPlayingTest@gmail.com.

Wind Ensemble

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.    
  • Get harmonic minor scales in! (See syllabus)

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Winter Concert is Nov. 29th at 7pm.    
  • We are doing scale pass-offs this quarter.  Due Dec. 21.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

This Week In Marching Band

 

11.21.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations on an outstanding Veteran’s Day Parade!

 

The next events we have are the WS-Holiday Parade (Dec. 3), Lewisville Christmas Parade (Dec. 11), and Marching Band Banquet (Dec. 11).

 

Please keep in mind that we wear marching shoes, marching band bibs, and ugly Christmas sweaters for those two parades.  If you do not own an ugly Christmas sweater, you are welcome to purchase one or make one, or wear a Reagan sweater.

 

Times and details will come when I receive them.  Thanks!

 

Have a great week!

 

This Week In Marching Band 11.6

Hi Everyone

 I am excited about about the Veteran’s Day Parade!  This, in my opinion, is one of the most important performances we will do the entire year!  

Here is the schedule:  if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tysor at ktysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us, because I will be in Texas with Jacob at the All-National Concert Band!

11/10 - Veterans Day Parade Rehearsal -  4 – 5:30pm

 

11/11 – Veterans Day Parade

8:15am - Arrive at Reagan and dress

8:45am - Depart Reagan

10am - Parade starts downtown

11:30am - Arrive back at Reagan, change out, go home!

Christmas/Holiday Parades Heads Up:  As of last year, we started an incredibly popular tradition of marching in “ugly christmas sweaters” and our bibs and marching shoes.  While I will not require anyone to purchase or make the sweater, I HIGHLY encourage full participation!  If you do not own an ugly Christmas/holiday sweater, you can wear something that reflects Reagan!   Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Have a great week!


This Week In Band 10.30.16

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations to all bands on their great concerts! I am proud of all students! Please see below about grades.

 

Congratulations also to all of the students who were placed in to the All-County Band!  The All-County Medical Form and schedule is attached.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

  • Progress reports have been given out to all classes and we have one more week of this quarter.  If you have a playing test you would like to retake, it must be done by Wednesday, Nov. 2nd so I can get my grades in on time.
  • Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

FRUIT SALE DETAILS

 

  • Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.
  • Turn in date #1 is October 31st.
  • Turn in date #2 (final turn in date) is Nov. 8th.
  • Fruit will be delivered on Dec. 10th.  SELL SELL SELL!

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Starting winter concert music this week.
  • Terms test study guide has gone home.
  • Start working on green scales.

Concert Band

  • Starting winter concert music this week.
  • Terms test study guide has gone home.

Symphonic Band

  • Starting winter concert music this week.
  • Terms test study guide has gone home.

Wind Ensemble

  • Starting winter concert music this week.
  • Terms test study guide has gone home.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Starting winter concert music this week.
  • Terms test study guide has gone home.
  • Final week of Listening Journals:  No Journal this week.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


This Week In Marching Band  10.30.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Easy week this week!

 

Important Announcements:

 

 

Friday RJR Game Schedule:

5:30pm – Dinner

6:20pm – Depart

7:30pm – Game starts

9:45pm-ish – Game Ends – Return to Reagan

Pack up and go home!

 

Next Week

11/10 - Veterans Day Parade Rehearsal -  4 – 5:30pm

 

11/11 – Veterans Day Parade – starts at 11am (details to come)

 

Have a great week!


This Easy Week In Marching Band  10.23.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Great job at Senior Night!  Thank you for your flexibility in moving the game to Thursday evening.  Also, great job to the drumline at the varsity soccer game on Friday!

Not much happening this week.  If you are interested in the position of drum major, please come to the first day of auditions on Friday from 4pm - 5:30pm.

 

Important Announcements:

 

Rehearsals This Week:

None

 

Have a great week!


This Concert Week In Band 10.23

Hi Everyone

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

  • Important Concert Information:
  • Cost is $5, $3 for students and seniors (not including Conductor’s Circle members)
  • Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Percussion Ensemble/Jazz II:  Tuesday – 7pm Reagan Auditorium
  • Symphonic Band:  Call time 6:45pm in seats for attendance
  • Concert Band:  Call time is 6:15pm on stage.
  • Wind Ensemble/Jazz 1:  Thursday – 5:45pm Reagan Auditorium
  • Call time:  5:30pm
  • Band room doors lock 10 minutes before the concert and will not be opened until after the concert!  No exceptions.  
  • Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

Percussion Ensemble

  • Concert this week!  Call time is 6:15pm on stage.

Concert Band

  • Concert this week!  Call time is 6:15pm on stage.

Symphonic Band

  • Concert this week!  Call time is 6:45pm in seats.

Wind Ensemble

  • Concert this week!  Call time is 5:30pm in seats.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Concert this week!  Call time is 5:30pm in seats.
  • Final week of Listening Journals:  Your choice:  Blues

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (5:45pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.


 This All-County Week In Band 10.16

Hi Everyone

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

 

  • All-County Final Information:
  • Location:  Atkins High School 3605 Old Greensboro Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Time:  4:30 – until you are finished.
  • Transportation:  Students may ride one of two buses that we are providing, ride with parents, or drive themselves.   The Reagan buses depart at 4pm from behind the band room.  Because there is no definitive end of the auditions, there is NO RETURN BUS RIDE.  Instruments with many auditions may need to stay late (trumpet, clarinet, flute).
  • Food will be sold at the audition site.
  • Interested in attending the Orlando Trip?  Fill out the intent form on www.bandofraiders.org and the first deposit is due Oct. 21.  Information can be found on www.bandofraiders.org.
  • Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.

 

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

  • Work on concert music after All-County Band auditions.

Concert Band

  • Work on concert music after All-County Band auditions.
  • Please retake scale playing tests if you want a higher grade.

Symphonic Band

  • Work on concert music after All-County Band auditions.

Wind Ensemble

  • Work on concert music after All-County Band auditions.
  • Remaining major scales are due October 24th.  The sooner you send them in, the sooner they will be graded.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reaganjazz to 81010.
  • Don’t forget to do your weekly Listening Journals.  
  • This Week’s Listening Journal:  Your choice:  Muddy Waters or Howling’ Wolf

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (5:45pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 


Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations on another day of great performances!  This has been by far my favorite competition season since working at Reagan.  Thank you to the students for their hard work and perseverance, the parents for their endless hours of work, and the staff for the outstanding teaching and professionalism.

Another congratulations to our seniors!  What a wonderful class of young musicians.  Great job leading the band this year.  You will be missed next year.  

 

Important Announcements:

 

·       If you are going on the Orlando trip, the first deposit is due Oct. 21st (THIS WEEK).  You can find the PDF with information on www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money

Rehearsals This Week:

Thursday – 4pm – 5pm (pep tunes)

 

Thursday Game Schedule:

4 – 5pm – Rehearsal on pep music/Star Spangled Banner/Veteran’s Day Parade Music

5:00pm – Dinner

5:45pm – Dress

6:20pm – March to Stadium

6:45pm – Star Spangled Banner

7pm – Game starts

8pm-ish- Half-time Performance (last one)/Senior Night

9:45pm-ish – Game Ends – March back to band room.

Pack up and go home!

 

Have a great week!


This Week In Band 10.9 - One Week Until All-County Band Auditions

Hi Everyone

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

 

 

CLASSES

Percussion Ensemble

 

  • Your sight-reading quiz grades are in the gradebook.  You may retake the quiz any time.

Concert Band

 

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagancon to 81010.
  • Work on All-County material this week!

Symphonic Band

 

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagansymp to 81010.
  • Work on All-County material this week!

Wind Ensemble

 

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @rhswind to 81010.
  • Work on All-County material this week!

Jazz Ensemble 1

 

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reaganjazz to 81010.
  •  Don’t forget to do your weekly Listening Journals.  
  • This Week’s Listening Journal:  Your choice:  Dixieland or bluegrass

 

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 

 


This Last Contest Week In Marching Band

 

10.9.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations on another great performance.  I told the students their goal was to have fun and walk off the field with a smile on their faces.  I hope we accomplished this!

 

My sincere apologies for running so late on Saturday.  The awards ceremony started late and ran very, very, very, very long.  That will not be the case for this final contest weekend, as we should be back roughly around 5pm – 6pm (schedule to come soon!).

 

Last major week in marching band!  See schedule below:

 

Important Announcements:

 

·       It looks like the weather for Jamboree will be clear!  We will go with the 4 – 5:30pm schedule for Tuesday.

·       Senior Parents need to fill out this form for Senior Night!

·       If you are going on the Orlando trip, the first deposit is due Oct. 21st.  You can find the PDF with information on www.bandofraiders.org.

·       Scores from Saturday are in the Google Drive folder.  

Rehearsals This Week:

Monday – Jamboree! (see below)

Tuesday – 4pm – 5:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - 4:00pm - 5:15pm and Homecoming Game

Saturday - Contest at Forbush High School and East Surry High School

 

Friday Schedule

4pm - Rehearsal in stadium for all students.  

5:15pm - Finish Rehearsal

5:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm – Game Starts (no half-time for Homecoming)

10:00pm-ish – Post-Game Performance/Pack-Up

 

Jamboree Schedule - Monday

Dress - BOR shirts, comfortable clothing.  

 

Schedule:

Students need to report to the bandroom at the beginning of 4th lunch.  If 4th lunch is your regular lunch period, you will need to go to 3rd lunch.  

2pm - Depart Reagan High School (teachers should not mark students absent from 4th period)

5pm - Jamboree Starts (dinner provided as part of band fee)

7:30pm - Approximate Reagan Performance.  Do not risk trying to show up in time for Reagan only, as the schedule has been known to fluctuate.  

9:00pm - Approximate end of Jamboree.

 

How Much Does It Cost for Spectators to Attend? - $5 and the event starts at 5pm.

 

Location - West Forsyth High School

 

How Does Transportation Work? - A bus will take the students from school at 2pm to West (with the exception of a middle school students).  Because there are not enough buses to bring the students back to Reagan, students need to be picked up from West Forsyth by their parents at the end of the event (see schedule below).

 

Students at the Career Center need to make plans to leave in time to get on the bus from Reagan.  Students may not drive and park at West Forsyth.   Reagan and Career Center faculty have been notified not to mark you absent, but I will provide you will a written letter to give to your teachers as well.  

 

In the past, middle school students have taken the bus with their middle school band.  We make sure their uniform is waiting for them at the school.

 

How Does the Absence from 4th Period Work? - The small portion of school that the students will miss (roughly 4th period) should not be counted against their grade or exam exemptions.  

 

What Happens to Uniforms and Instruments at the End of the Event? - Students will change out of uniforms after the event and return their uniforms to the trailer at the end of the event.  Large equipment needs to be loaded on the trailer.  Personal instruments need to go home with students.

Where does my backpack go? - We store backpacks on the trailer until the end of the event when the students can grab them and take them home.

Next Week:

Thursday – 4pm – 5:15pm rehearsal and Home Game (Senior Night)

 

Important Reminders:

Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money

 

Have a great week!


This Week In band 10.2

Hi Everyone

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

 

 

CLASSES

Percussion Ensemble

 

·       Subscribe to the class texts by texting @pensemble to 81010.

·       Scales/Rudiments are due October 7th.

·       Your sight-reading quiz grades are in the gradebook.  You may retake the quiz any time.

·       What we are working on this week:

o   All-County Solos

o   Rudiments

o   Note names and Keyboard Trainer (http://www.musictheory.net/exercises)

o   Reading (mallets and snare)

o   9-10 Scales (Band Packet)

o   Land of Knights (percussion ensemble piece)

o   Timpani Tuning (introduction)

Concert Band

 

·       Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagancon to 81010.

·       If you use a school owned instrument, make sure you turn in your WSFCS School Owned Instrument Contract with your payment.

·       Playing Tests start this week.

·       What we are working on this week:

o   All-County Solos

o   Scales

o   Articulation

o   Increasing Brass range

o   New music this week!

Symphonic Band

 

·       Pass-Offs are due October 3rd.

·       Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagansymp to 81010..

·       What we are working on this week:

o   All-County Solos

o   Scales (12 majors)

o   Light Eternal, Clouds That Sail, United Nations

Wind Ensemble

 

·       Pass-Offs are due October 3rd.

·       Subscribe to the class texts by texting @rhswind to 81010.

·       What we are working on this week:

o   All-County Solos

o   Concert Music

Jazz Ensemble 1

 

·       Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reaganjazz to 81010.

·       Don’t forget to do your weekly Listening Journals. Until Haiku is up and running, I put a link to the Listening Journals on www.bandofraiders.org.  

o   This Week’s Listening Journal:  Sydney Bichet

·       What we are working on this week:

o   Chord reading

o   Sight-Reading

o   Concert Music

 

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.

 

 


 

This Week In Marching Band

 

10.2.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations on two outstanding contest performances!  I an incredibly proud of the students and how far we have come.  Scores and judge tapes will be posted in the Google Drive folder later today (not Ledford, haven’t received those yet).

 

We have a lot of work to do this week!  Come prepared for productive rehearsals!

 

Important Announcements:

 

In years past, we moved to an earlier time for October rehearsals.  Please remember that we are no longer doing that.  All rehearsals are 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Rehearsals This Week:  Regular Schedule

Monday - Percussion and color guard sectionals – Last One! (see instructor) – VERY IMPORTANT.  Pit is getting some rewrites.

Tuesday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Saturday - Contest at South Caldwell High School

 

Friday Schedule

4pm - Rehearsal in stadium for all students.  

5:00pm - Finish Rehearsal - Students who are not participating in away game are dismissed.

5:15pm - Dinner

6:00pm – Depart for North Davidson High School

10:30pm-ish – Return to Reagan High School.

The dress for Friday is BOR shirt.  

 

Saturday Schedule

Show Shirt

12:00pm - Arrive at Reagan (eat before coming)

12:30pm - Rehearsal at Reagan on football field (bring cases with instruments)

2:00pm - Finish rehearsal, load trailers at field, return to band room to dress in halves

2:30pm – Board buses, depart Reagan (snacks on bus)

4:30pm - Arrive at South Caldwell High School, eat dinner, watch bands

6:40pm - Warm-Up

7:40pm - Performance, return to trailer, dress out (except leaders), watch bands

9:20pm - Awards (use the restroom before we leave)

9:50pm - Depart

11:30pm-ish - Arrive at Reagan

South Caldwell High School

7035 Spartan Dr, Hudson, NC 28638

 

Important Reminders

 

Have a great week!

 


JAMBOREE Next Week

10.4.16

A friendly reminder that the WSFCS Jamboree is next Monday, October 10th.  Please see the schedule below.

Dress - BOR shirts, comfortable clothing.  

Schedule:

Students need to report to the bandroom at the beginning of 4th lunch.  If 4th lunch is your regular lunch period, you will need to go to 3rd lunch.  

2pm - Depart Reagan High School (teachers should not mark students absent from 4th period)

5pm - Jamboree Starts (dinner provided as part of band fee)

7:30pm - Approximate Reagan Performance.  Do not risk trying to show up in time for Reagan only, as the schedule has been known to fluctuate.  

9:00pm - Approximate end of Jamboree.

How Much Does It Cost for Spectators to Attend? - $5 and the event starts at 5pm.

Location - West Forsyth High School

How Does Transportation Work? - A bus will take the students from school at 2pm to West (with the exception of a middle school students).  Because there are not enough buses to bring the students back to Reagan, students need to be picked up from West Forsyth by their parents at the end of the event (see schedule below).

Students at the Career Center need to make plans to leave in time to get on the bus from Reagan.  Students may not drive and park at West Forsyth.   Reagan and Career Center faculty have been notified not to mark you absent, but I will provide you will a written letter to give to your teachers as well.  

In the past, middle school students have taken the bus with their middle school band.  We make sure their uniform is waiting for them at the school.

How Does the Absence from 4th Period Work? - The small portion of school that the students will miss (roughly 4th period) should not be counted against their grade or exam exemptions.  

What Happens to Uniforms and Instruments at the End of the Event? - Students will change out of uniforms after the event and return their uniforms to the trailer at the end of the event.  Large equipment needs to be loaded on the trailer.  Personal instruments need to go home with students.

Where does my backpack go? - We store backpacks on the trailer until the end of the event when the students can grab them and take them home.


This Week In Marching Band

 

9.25.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Congratulations on two great performances this week!  Contest this week!  We need everyone ready to work so we can put on a great show!

 

Important Announcements:

 

Rehearsals This Week:  Regular Schedule

Monday - Percussion and color guard sectionals (see instructor)

Tuesday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Saturday – Contest at Ledford High School and North Iredell

 

Friday Schedule

4pm - Rehearsal in stadium for all students.  

5:00pm - Finish Rehearsal - Students who are not participating in away game are dismissed.

5:15pm - Dinner

6:00pm – Depart for Davie High School

10:30pm-ish – Return to Reagan High School.

The dress for Friday is BOR shirt.  

 

Saturday Schedule

(Please eat before arriving)

Show Shirt

12pm - Foot rehearsal on field (SAT kids get here when you can) - Half-uniform and shakos

12:45pm – End rehearsal

1:20pm - Depart Reagan High School in half-uniform

2pm - Arrive at Ledford High School

2:30pm - Warm-up

3:20 – Performance at Ledford High School

4:00pm - Depart Ledford for North Iredell

5:30 - Arrive/Eat Dinner/Watch Bands

7:00 - Warm-up

7:50 – Performance at North Iredell

8:30pm – Awards and depart for home.

 

 

Important Reminders

 

 

Have a great week!


This Week In Band

9.25.16

Hi Everyone

Thanks for everyone who helped and spread the word about the Mattress Fundraiser.  We ended up selling 70 mattresses, which was more than last year but not as many as two years ago.  We hope you will spread the word about our 4th Annual Mattress Fundraiser on September 23rd, 2017.  

Mark the Mattress Guy will be at school on Thursday morning to give the payouts.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

 

 

Concert Band

 

Symphonic Band


Wind Ensemble

 

Jazz Ensemble 1

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.  

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.


Marching Band Contest Email - September 24th  

Hi Everyone

Below is the schedule for next Saturday.  Thank you all for your patience as sometimes I do not receive the contest line-up until the week of the event.  

You may have questions about contests (especially first year parents).  Please feel free to read the information below on how contests work.  It probably couldn't hurt for returning parents to read the information as well.

Band contests are fundraisers.  I do not know the Ledford High School spectator fee, but the North Iredell spectator fee is $7.  

Saturday - Oct. 1

(Please eat before you arrive)

Shirt:  Show Shirt

12pm - Foot rehearsal on field (SAT kids get here when you can) - Half-uniform (bibs and shoes) and shakos/no instruments

1:20pm - Depart Reagan High School in half-uniform (bibs and shoes)

2pm - Arrive at Ledford High School

2:30pm - Warm-up

3:20pm - Performance

4:00pm - Depart Ledford for North Iredell (snack attack on the bus)

5:30pm - Arrive/Eat Dinner/Watch Bands

7:00pm - Warm-up

7:50pm - Performance

8:30pm - Awards and depart for home

Ledford High School

140 Jesse Green Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360

North Iredell High School

156 Raider Rd, Olin, NC 28660

MARCHING BAND CONTESTS

 

Marching Band Contests are competitive events that showcase the talents of students in marching band.  Band students and parents tend to be more supportive of one another than other "competitive" groups.  

 

FACTS

·       Bands are grouped into classes based on either band size, wind number, or school size.  Each contest has different procedures regarding class.  

·       The schedule is determined by the number of bands, size of the bands, or postmark (depends on the contest).  Because contests are fundraisers directors will often wait until the week of the contest to make sure that everyone is registered and they send out the schedule.  This is why I do not know our performance time until it is sent to me by the director of the contest.  

·       Contests can have anywhere from 7 to 20+ bands.  

·       Contests are open to the public and there is a cost to get into the contest for spectators (usually ranges around $5).  Band students, staff, chaperones, and helpers get in free.

·       There is an awards ceremony at the end of the contest (sometimes also in the middle for smaller bands).

·       Attendance is incredibly important at contests for two reasons: 1)  holes in the show create incorrect intervals that count against our marching score 2) for safety reasons such as confusion in difficult drill moves because of missing members or important jobs not taken care of because the member in charge is not there (an example being the Bassett broken leg incident 3 years ago).  Please do your best to make sure you can attend.  

·       There are always concessions available and often times programs and merchandise is sold.  Students should bring money with them to band contests.  The band fee does not cover the cost of food on contest days.

 

TYPES OF BAND CONTESTS

 

There are different kinds of band contests.  There is no requirement for bands to attend any kind of specific contest, and Reagan different ones depending on the year, location, etc.

 

For instance, some band contests are independently run by the host school.  In this situation, the host school determines everything from the schedule, class sizes, judges, contest grading system, etc.  These contests allow for the host school to have complete freedom over every aspect of their contest.   Examples of contests we regularly attend that are like this include North Forsyth, East Surry, North Iredell East Rowan (2012), Northwest Guilford (2012), etc.

 

North Carolina also has several North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) state sanctioned contests.  These contests are regulated by the NCBA and are partnered with a host school.  The contest must use the approved grading system and sheets, has strict rules in terms of parent involvement in the show, as well as time limits.  Judges must also be regularly trained and on an approved list (Mr. Craft and Mr. Green are both approved judges).  The host school can determine aspects of the contest such as the schedule, merchandise, how the contest runs, etc.  NCBA determines that the policies are put in place, the timing of the performances is correct, the judges are trained and have no affiliations with bands that are competing at the contest, and that the rules and regulations are upheld.  The scores from these contests are posted on the NCBA website each year.  

 

The NCBA also allows for marching Band Music Performance Adjudications (MPA).  Bands perform for a rating (Superior, Excellent, Average, Below Average, Poor), not for a competitive ranking.  These are often paired with a state sanctioned show where the MPA event is in the morning and the state sanctioned event is in the evening.  Reagan received a Superior rating at North Carolina's first marching band MPA in 2012.  

 

There are also national contest circuits such as Bands of America (BOA) and US Bands.  These contest have similar stringent rules to the NCBA system and are consistently applied across the country.  Judges must be trained and are usually nationally recognized and flown across the country for the events.  These contests have regional events and a national championship held each year.  Some of the differences between these shows and others include highly competitive bands, very large class sizes, and very few (if any) trophies and caption awards.  Reagan is attending the Bands of America Wake Forest Regional this year.  

 

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR

·       Music -

o   Characteristic tone quality

o   dynamic contrast

o   phrasing

o   clarity

o   precision, etc.

·       Marching -

o   Consistency of style

o   clarity of forms

o   correct spacing and intervals

o   correct starts and stops to movements, etc.

·       General Effect -

o   How well the colorguard is integrated in to the form,

o   if the colorguard writing fits the music,

o   does the presentation make sense?

o   whether or not the drill fits the music and theme

o   Is the music and visual effect coordinated to tell a complete story?

o   Does the audience respond to the show? (read below)

 

HOW THE PARENTS CAN HELP

·       Make friends with band parents from other schools.  

·       Enthusiastically cheer on the other bands and encourage your new friends to cheer on our school.  

·       Don't sit in clumps of Reagan parents in the stands, spread out so that it is not just the Reagan section cheering us on (the East Davidson parents are very good at doing this).

MARCHING BAND CONTEST ETIQUETTE

 

One of the most important parts of a band show is the audience. It is very disappointing for band members who spend weeks and months preparing a show to walk into a large stadium and find that the seats are empty. There are many types of spectators at a band show and they have many different reasons for coming to the show. However, they all have one thing in common and that is that they should be allowed to enjoy the experience.

 

Things you should do at a band show.

· Support all bands. Regardless of which band is on the field you should applaud or even cheer when they do a good job. Reaction from the crowd will encourage the band to perform better and will result in a more enjoyable show for the audience.

· Watch the whole show. Observe different elements of the bands performance. Your interest may be percussion but, you might be surprised with the work the colorguard is doing. Often, several things are going on at once in a show. If you watch a show several times you may see something new on each occasion.

· Show up early. This is especially true for supporters of larger class bands. Many smaller class bands have great shows. Arrive early at the next show and see what you have been missing.

· Buy something from the concession stand. In many cases a band competition may be the major source of a band programs yearly budget. They have made a large investment and would appreciate your support. In most cases you will find that the prices are much less than what you will pay at your local movie theater.

Things that you should avoid.

It is important to realize that although it is fun to visit with family and friends during a contest, it is unfair to distract other spectators from enjoying the show. This is true at any performance, including a marching band performance. Be respectful of all other spectators and hopefully they will extend you the same courtesy.

· Do not leave or enter the stadium while a band is performing. Try to avoid any unnecessary movement, especially while a band is performing. At most contest the time for each band is fifteen minutes. Each show last around 7 to 9 minutes so that gives you plenty of time between bands to leave the seating area for concessions or to enter the stadium.

· Do not talk on your cell phone. Turn off your cell phone or set it to vibrate. If someone calls you on your cell phone you can return the call between bands. Please do not talk on your phone during a performance.

· Do not allow children to play in the stands and distract other spectators. Obviously, children are the future of this activity. It is good for them to see why big brother and big sister are always at practice and are not at home. However for their safety and as a courtesy to others they should not be allowed to run up and down steps and play in the aisles so others may enjoy the show.

· Do not make negative comments about other bands. That color guard uniform that you don’t like may have been made by that guard members mother that is sitting behind you. That man sitting in front of you could be the arranger or drill designer or even the band director. If you don’t have something nice to say then you probably should not say it. Remember how hard your bands members have worked to get their show ready for the field. Chances are that the other bands have worked just as hard to get their show ready.

· Do not obstruct the view of others. Please avoid standing in front of people trying to watch the show. If you have a banner to display, try to do so from the top of the stands or in some way that others can still see the bands.

· Do not boo other bands or the contest results during the awards. Unfortunately every one is not going to agree on contest results. Booing the award winners or the judges will not accomplish positive results.

If this is your first competition season with us, I think you will have a blast!  Please contact me if you have any questions!


This Week In Band

9.18.16

Hi Everyone

We have the Mattress Fundraiser this Saturday!  Help get money for the band and put money in your pockets!  Let’s set the national record with 158 mattresses!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

 

 

Concert Band

 

Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble

 

Jazz Ensemble 1

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

September 24th - 3rd Annual Band Mattress Fundraiser

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.  

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.


This Week In Marching Band

 

9.18.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

We have the Mattress Fundraiser this Saturday!  Help get money for the band and put money in your pockets!  Let’s set the national record with 158 mattresses!

The plan is to march the entire show this Friday.  Learn your part and have it ready to go!

 

Important Announcements:

 

Rehearsals This Week:  Regular Schedule

Monday - Percussion and color guard sectionals.

Tuesday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Saturday - Mattress Fundraiser - We need students to sign-up and help hold up signs, play drums, and set up the cafeteria when the fundraiser is over.  

 

Friday Schedule -

4pm - Rehearsal in stadium for all students.

5:15pm - Finish Rehearsal

5:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Game Starts.

10:00pm-ish - Game ends.

The dress for Friday is BOR shirt.  

 

Important Reminders:

 

Mattress Fundraiser (September 24th) - Tell everyone!  This is the easiest fundraiser in the world!  Buy buy buy!  Help us raise money for instruments!!!!  Help us set the national record!

 

Attached is the WSFCS Jamboree Ad Form.  You may take out an ad for your business, child, or whatever you would like.  The Band of Raiders gets all money for ads from our parents and supporters.  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters!

 

Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money

 

Facebook Group:  Students and parents who are on Facebook should look for the Band of Raiders Facebook Group and request to join.  

 

Have a great week!


WSFCS Band Jamboree Information Email

9.11.16

What is the Jamboree?

The WSFCS Band Jamboree is a showcase of all of the bands in the WSFCS system.  All bands perform their half-time shows one after another (like a competition).  The grand finale is a mass band performance of all the high school groups conducted by Dr. Emory and features the 8th grade band students in attendance.  It is a great event!

Date - Monday, October 10th (check your email!  This date was changed from the original date two weeks ago).

Location - West Forsyth High School

How Does Transportation Work? - A bus will take the students from school at 2pm to West (with the exception of a middle school students).  Because there are not enough buses to bring the students back to Reagan, students need to be picked up from West Forsyth by their parents at the end of the event (see schedule below).

Students at the Career Center need to make plans to leave in time to get on the bus from Reagan.  Students may not drive and park at West Forsyth.  

In the past, middle school students have taken the bus with their middle school band.  We make sure their uniform is waiting for them at the school.

How Does the Absence from 4th Period Work? - The small portion of school that the students will miss (roughly 4th period) should not be counted against their grade or exam exemptions.  Teachers at Reagan and the Career Center will be notified to NOT mark those students absent.

What Happens to Uniforms and Instruments at the End of the Event? - Students will change out of uniforms after the event and return their uniforms to the trailer at the end of the event.  Large equipment needs to be loaded on the trailer.  Personal instruments need to go home with students.

Where does my backpack go? - We store backpacks on the trailer until the end of the event when the students can grab them and take them home.

How Does Food Work? - Students will have a choice of a veggie or meat Subway meal (as part of their band fee), and may continue to purchase concessions throughout the event at their own expense.  

Jamboree Ads? - If you or someone you know would like to purchase an ad for the program, send me the form and jpeg.  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters.  

How Much Does It Cost for Spectators to Attend? - $5 and the event starts at 5pm.

Schedule:

Students need to report to the bandroom at the beginning of 4th lunch.  If 4th lunch is your regular lunch period, you will need to go to 3rd lunch.  

2pm - Depart Reagan High School (teachers should not mark students absent from 4th period)

5pm - Jamboree Starts

7:30pm - Approximate Reagan Performance.  I would not risk trying to show up in time for Reagan only.  

9:00pm - Approximate end of Jamboree.

Dress - BOR shirts, comfortable clothing.  

This is a great event and I HIGHLY recommend that parents attend!  


 

Hi Everyone

The Mattress Fundraiser kicks off this week!  Mark the Mattress Guy will be in to all the classes to talk about the fundraiser!

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

CLASSES

 

Percussion Ensemble

 

 

Concert Band

 

Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble

 

Jazz Ensemble 1

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

September 24th - 3rd Annual Band Mattress Fundraiser

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.  

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.


This Week In Marching Band

 

9.11.16

 

Hi Everyone

 

Great job last week!  The Mattress Fundraiser meeting went really well and we received $500 for the parents that were in attendance (the number was slightly lower, but he rounded up).  The kids did a great job at the game, and the 8th graders had a blast.

 

This week is a little more laid back.  Let’s keep working hard!

 

Important Announcements:

 

Rehearsals This Week:  Regular Schedule

Monday - Percussion and color guard sectionals.

Tuesday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday - 4:00pm - 5:00pm (everyone)

 

Friday Schedule -

4pm - Rehearsal in stadium for all students.

5pm - Finish Rehearsal - Students not attending the away game may go home.

5:30pm - Depart for Page High School (dinner on the bus)

7:30pm - Game Starts

10:00pm-ish - Game ends, go home.

11:00pm-ish - Arrive at Reagan, unload, go home.

The dress for Friday is BOR shirt.  ***Section Leaders – I need you to fill up the sign-up sheet with the names of those who are attending the game ***

 

Important Reminders:

 

 

Fundraising Packets -  If you forgot to turn them in (as many of you did), they can be turned in Tuesday after practice.  Please turn them in or we have to charge your Charms account $25.

 

Mattress Fundraiser (September 24th) - Tell everyone!  This is the easiest fundraiser in the world!  Buy buy buy!  Help us raise money for instruments!!!!  Help us set the national record!

 

Attached is the WSFCS Jamboree Ad Form.  You may take out an ad for your business, child, or whatever you would like.  The Band of Raiders gets all money for ads from our parents and supporters.  Make checks payable to Reagan Band Boosters!

 

The last day to turn in scholarship applications is September 14th. Forms can be down loaded from Charms or email the treasurers at bortreasurer@gmail. com.

 

Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money

 

Facebook Group:  Students and parents who are on Facebook should look for the Band of Raiders Facebook Group and request to join.  Facebook is an easy way to communicate with parents and students, as well as post pictures and videos.  

 

Have a great week!

 


This Week In Band

9.4.16

Hi Everyone


If you are receiving this email, that means your son or daughter correctly listed your email address on his or her Band Contract.  If you would like for these weekly emails to go to another email address, please let me know.

Please keep an eye out on these emails from me.  We will eventually enter this information into Charms, and all emails will come from there.

Important Items

  • Mattress Fundraiser Parent Meeting - VERY IMPORTANT! - Thursday, September 8th at 7pm.  We get $5 per parent that attends!  
  • Mattress Fundraiser (September 24th) - Tell everyone!  This is the easiest fundraiser in the world!  Buy buy buy!  Help us raise money for instruments!!!!
  • Reagan Band Student Google Drive folder.  Open this link to download any important items, band packets, etc.
  • Band Contracts are due September 6th (if you are reading this, you should be fine.  Please fill out a contract for each band you are in.
  • Parents can link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the band 5932 and we will get money.
  • If you requested to change your level in band, I am turning those in tomorrow.
  • Sign-Up for text reminders for each class (see below).
  • Facebook Group:  Students and parents who are on Facebook should look for the Band of Raiders Facebook Group and request to join.  Facebook is an easy way to communicate with parents and students, as well as post pictures and videos.  

Classes

Percussion Ensemble

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @pensemble to 81010.
  • Make sure you have your sticks and mallets.
  • What to practice:

Concert Band

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagancon to 81010.
  • If you use a school owned instrument, make sure you turn in your WSFCS School Owned Instrument Contract with your payment.
  • Locker issues?  See Mr. Tysor.
  • First playing test will be next week (scales).

Symphonic Band

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reagansymp to 81010.
  • If you use a school owned instrument, make sure you turn in your WSFCS School Owned Instrument Contract with your payment.
  • Locker issues?  See Mr. Tysor.
  • Chair placements will start this week!  Practice your scales if you want to place high.

Wind Ensemble

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @rhswind to 81010.
  • If you use a school owned instrument, make sure you turn in your WSFCS School Owned Instrument Contract with your payment.
  • Locker issues?  See Mr. Tysor.
  • Chair challenges resume this week.  Practice your scales if you want to place high.

Jazz Ensemble 1

  • Subscribe to the class texts by texting @reaganjazz to 81010.
  • Don’t forget to do your weekly Listening Journals.  Until Haiku is up and running, I put a link to the Listening Journals on www.bandofraiders.org.  
  • If you use a school owned instrument, make sure you turn in your WSFCS School Owned Instrument Contract with your payment.
  • Locker issues?  See Mr. Tysor.

Important Upcoming Events

September 6th - Band Contract Due (online)

September 24th - 3rd Annual Band Mattress Fundraiser

October 17th - High School All-County Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for all students.

October 25th (7pm) - Fall Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II

October 27th (7pm) Fall Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

November 17th - 19th - High School All-County Band - For those who qualify.

November 29th (7pm) - Winter Concert - Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble I

December 1st (7pm) - Winter Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Jazz II -

December 14th - 16th (7pm) - Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Concert (w/ Dance) - For those who are selected/volunteer.  

January 7th - All-District Band Auditions - Required for Honors Credit/Highly encouraged.

January 14th - West-Region Jazz Auditions - Required for Jazz Honors Credit/Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 14th - West-Region Orchestra Auditions - Highly encouraged for anyone eligible.  

January 21st - All-District Band Auditions (Snow Date) - Only used if the January 7th audition is cancelled for snow.

January 26th and 28th - All-County Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 3rd - 4th - West-Region Jazz Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 17th - 19th - All-District Band Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 24th - 26th - West-Region Orchestra Clinic - For those who qualify.  

February 28th (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Wind Ensemble

March 2nd (4pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Band

March 2nd (7pm) - Pre-Assessment Preview Concert Symphonic Band

March 4th - All-State Honor Band Auditions - For those who qualify.  

March 16th (morning) - Symphonic Band Assessment - Required/Students not marked absent from school.

March 16th (evening) - Wind Ensemble Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

March 23rd (afternoon/evening) - Concert Band Assessment - Required.  Date and time is not negotiable.  

May 2nd (7pm) - Spring Concert - Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

May 4th (7pm) - Spring Concert - Jazz Ensemble I and II/After-School Jazz -

May 5th - 7th - All-State Honor Band Clinic - For those who qualify.

May 12th (evening) - West-Region Jazz MPA - Jazz Bands only.


This Week In Marching Band

9.4.16

Hi Everyone

We have a big week this week.  Friday is our 8th Grade Band Night, where students from various middle schools come to hang out with us at the game.  Assuming the weather allows for it, we also will wear our new uniforms this Friday as well.

Important Announcements:

Important Reminders:

Have a great week!


This Week In Marching Band

8.28.16

Hi Everyone

Great performance on Friday!  Some of the parents have posted videos to the Facebook group.  If you recording either performance and can send me the video or post on Facebook, please let me know.

Important Announcements:

Important Reminders:

Have a great first week back!


This Week In Marching Band

8.22.16

Hi Everyone

Great job at the game on Friday!  I am looking forward to performing our show this Friday!

All emails from me after this will come through Charms.  Make sure you are in the system!

Important Announcements:

Important Reminders:

See you all this week!


Post-Band Camp Email

8.13.16

Hi Everyone

Congratulations to the students on two incredibly successful weeks of camp!  We set a goal to learn up to the percussion feature in Mvnt. II of the show and was able to learn the first half of the show by the end of camp (all of Mvnts. I and II).

A big “thank you” to the staff for their work the past two weeks:  Kenny Tysor, Danny Green, Greg Dills, Sean McBride, Jeff Brown, Maddie Tedrow, Brittany Haste, Sarah Smith, Josh Dickens, and Andrew Blair.  

Another HUGE “thank you” to all the parents and volunteers who gave time this week so the students could have a great camp.  

Starting with this email, you will receive at least one email a week concerning marching band events.  

Important Announcements:

Important Reminders:

I am looking forward to a great year with the marching Band of Raiders!

When all else fails, put Epic Sax Guy on for a 10 hour loop!  


Band Camp Week #2

8.7.16

Hi Everyone

Great first week!

This is what to expect from Week #2.

I am excited to see what this band can do!