Jazz Band - Evaluation and Taste of East Cobb

Dear Jazz Band Parents,

Details have been finalized for the GMEA Jazz Evaluation on April 28th and are in the works for the Taste of East Cobb on May 6th! Here are the pertinent details:

Dodgen Ensemble Showcase Concert

When: Thursday, April 27th. Warm up starts at 6:30, concert at 7:00.
Where: Warm up in band room, concert in Dodgen Theater.
Dress: We will wear the official Dodgen Band uniform – solid black pants and socks, official band shirt, dark dress shoes.

GMEA Jazz Evaluation

When: The evaluation is on Friday April 28th. 7th graders will gather in the band room at 11:15 and return around 2:00. 8th graders will report to the Walton theater directly from the Olympics on the Walton field at 11:45. They will need to prepare their band uniform and instruments in the morning, and we will drive them over to Walton.

Where: The event is at Walton in the theater. Our performance time is 1:15 and parents are welcome to attend.

Dress: We will wear the official Dodgen Band uniform – solid black pants and socks, official band shirt, dark dress shoes.

Chaperones: We are in need of 4-5 chaperones. At least two will need to drive their own vehicle loaded with band instruments and the 8th graders’ uniforms. If you are available that day, please indicate on the online form or fill out on the paper form.

Lunch: We will be gone during students’ regular lunch time. There are two options: 1) purchase a Chick-Fi-La lunch at the event for $5.00, or 2) bring a sack lunch from home. I will need to know who wants Chick-Fi-La ASAP so I can tell the organizers.

11:15 All 7th grade students get equipment from band room and gather in the band room. Change clothes if necessary
11:25 Load instruments into chaperone vehicles, walk to Walton
11:30 8th graders walk from Olympic field to Walton with Mr. Westphal.
11:50 Eat Lunch
12:20 Assemble instruments, report to warm-up
1:15 Performance on stage
1:30 Put away instruments
1:40 Load instruments into chaperone vehicles
1:50 Walk back to Dodgen
2:00 Put away instruments, report to class.


Taste of East Cobb

When: Saturday, May 6th. The schedule is not yet finalized. The entire event runs from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They will most likely want us in the first half. Please indicate any conflicts ASAP!

Where: Taste of East Cobb is at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

Dress: This is an outdoor festival, so the full band uniform is not necessary. Wear any Dodgen Band shirt (any of the T-shirts or the white polo shirt), and pants or shorts that are appropriate for the weather.

Thanks again for sharing your child, your time, and your efforts to create this positive musical outlet!

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