Are we rehearsing on Monday?
Yes, we will have normally scheduled rehearsals starting tomorrow. The bands' rehearsal schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Do I have to attend all rehearsals and performances?
Yes, all members are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances on time, for the whole time. These rehearsals and performances are considered quizzes and test for band classes. Please consult the band handbook and school handbook for the requirements of excused absences.
What do I need to bring to class every day?
Students should bring the following items to class every day.
- Black three-ring binder with music in sheet protectors
- A pencil
- Green Book completed with all music current
- Drill DOT Book completed with the most recent drill
- Rehearsal clothing - White T-Shirt, Black Shorts, and Tennis Shoes
- Water Jug
- Snacks for after school
Are students allowed to leave to "run to the store" after school?
Students do not leave campus after school unless the director cancels rehearsal.
What will the students eat on game days?
This year, on home game Fridays, we will feed the students from our concession stand. There will be a small fee involved. For away games, we will purchase food from various restaurants. i.e., Chick-Fil-A
Look for more info on this in a later post.
When are we going to sign the required paperwork?
There will be notaries and paperwork on hand in the band hall on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
What are the students wearing for their first performance?
The band will wear our summer travel uniform for the first few performances.
The travel uniform consists of the following.
- Member Polo (purchased for $22)
- Khaki Shorts (no cargo shorts please)
- Black Belt
- Black MTX Marching Shoes (available online under member necessities)
Where can a parent sign up to volunteer?
Parents wanting to volunteer should use our volunteer calendar on our website. You can find it here.
What is Charms and how do I use it?
Please check out our Charms information page here.
All of these information sources! There is Charms, the band calendar, Remind, the volunteer calendar, email, which is the best one to use???
I know it can be a bit overwhelming so let me try to give you insight on how I use each to get information to you.
Charms - Charms is used to keep track of you and your students' contact information, contributions, and the volunteer calendar. It is also used to keep track of uniform, equipment, and music inventories. Lastly, we use it to send group emails. The Charms information page is here.
If you cannot access your Charms account, please email me and I will help you.
The "Official Band Calendar" - This is my google based, personal calendar. I keep all of our rehearsals, performances, and other important dates on this calendar. The calendar is shared publicly so that you can add it to your phone or smart device. I have tried to make the calendar your first resource for all things band. It is truly "one stop shopping" for event information. If you would like to add my calendar to your phone or smart device, please visit this page for more details. I also suggest that you download the new Google Calendar App available for Android and iOS. It offers a rich experience and keeps the original, organized formatting.
Remind - We asked that all students and at least one parent enroll in our Remind group texting. Remind is used to put out general information, like when we update this site, as well as time-sensitive information, like when we students are released from games, etc. Parents should sign up for the @nhsband group because we try to use it sparingly. Students should sign up for the @raidrmarch group because we use it a lot during the day to relay info to students.
The Volunteer Calendar - This calendar is used by parents and students to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Please make sure to visit it often. We need a ton of help during the fall for chaperones and concessions. You can find the volunteer calendar here.
Email - We use email to send out general information that is either too long to post through one of the other sources, is private, or to make sure we reach parents who are not connected through other means.
So, that is how I use the various information services. Honestly, I suggest everyone use all of them! If I had to choose only one, though, I would use the band calendar. It is the easiest to navigate, has the most information, and works natively on your phone. No websites, groups, etc. Please make sure you are in the Remind group as well.
If you have any more questions, feel free to email them, and I'll answer them to the group!
Hope this helps!