Dear Jazz Band Parents,
Details have been finalized for the GMEA Jazz Evaluation on April 26th and are in the works for the Taste of East Cobb on May 4th! Here are the pertinent details:
Dodgen Ensemble Showcase Concert
When: Thursday, April 25th. 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 26th. Students will gather in the band room at 9:40 and return around noon. Where: The event is at Walton in the theater. Our performance time is 10:50 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 3-4 chaperones. At least two will need to drive their own vehicle loaded with band instruments and equipment. If you are available that day, please indicate on this online form or fill out on the paper form.
9:40 All students get equipment from band room and gather in the bus lanes. Change clothes if necessary9:50 Load instruments into chaperone vehicles, walk to Walton10:00 Assemble instruments, report to warm-up10:50 Performance on stage11:10 Put away instruments11:15 Hear other groups perform11:45 Load instruments into chaperone vehicles11:50 Walk back to Dodgen12:00 Put away instruments, report to class.
Taste of East Cobb
When: Saturday, May 4th. UPDATE! Our time slot has changed to 1:00 PM. That would mean arrival at 12:30, performance at 1:00, done by 1:30. IF YOU HAVE AN UNAVOIDABLE CONFLICT, PLEASE CONTACT ME 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!