Monday, December 17 @ 7 pm in the THS Auditorium - Admission Free
Concert Band, Chorus, Jazz Band plus student talent including dance ensembles, small instrumental groups, soloists, and more. 2018 marks the 28th Solstice event.
Dress for all: Holiday colors OK! No shorts, sneakers, silly clothing, hats, or anything that wouldn't be appropriate for any other school concert. Dress nice but doesn't have to be black and white for this event. *This isn't the "lets have fun!" band camp talent show - this is a showcase for hard work, private lessons, and Mr. K approved acts.
FYI - AMS 7th and 8th grade bands concert is Wednesday, Dec 12 at 7pm in the THS Auditorium
These 12 THS Band students donated three hours of their time on Friday, Nov 30 to travel with the Rotary Club to restaurants and clubs around the Downriver area to collect more than $1200 in donations for families in need. We are proud of you!
It rained on the Trenton Christmas Parade! Thank you to all the great responsible THS Marching Band students who turned out in the rain on Saturday night. Your efforts are appreciated and will be remembered. Wet photos below.
Addams Family (spring musical) auditions are today Dec 3 and tomorrow Dec 4 starting at 2:45 pm on the THS stage. Parent signed audition sheet required to participate.
Solstice Concert is Monday, Dec 17 at 7 pm. Concert band, chorus, jazz band, student acts.
Reminder today: I will not be posting any information from this point on the facebook band page. It will be only for band boosters and friends. 100% of all official Trenton Music Department information from me (Mr. Kurilko) will ONLY be posted on this website from now on.
Other than regular class schedule, here's what's going on:
Monday, Nov 26 - start of 2nd trimester / Spring musical meeting after school
Wednesday, Nov 28 - Jazz Band 6 pm
Friday, Nov 30*** - Salvation Army Band; kids involved will meet at 2662 Riverside Drive at 5:30 pm; Rotary members will drive the students to each location
***Students will take parade instruments HOME after school on Friday or put them in garage 2nd period for Saturday access when THS is closed
Saturday, Dec 1 - jock lot garage open 5pm until 5:30 pm / THS building will NOT be open before or after parade /students will meet by 5:45 pm at the parade route (across street from credit union just up from Trenton Theater) - dress is WARM, DRY, and festive if possible. Decorating instruments is encouraged. So are Santa hats etc.
Reminder! Rookies will receive band varsity letters and the 2019 THSMB show will be revealed!
Reminder that our first trimester music department concert is on Monday, Nov 5 at 7 pm in the THS Auditorium. Free. Chorus singing five selections, jazz combo performing two songs, concert band performing three selections plus the final performance of Guys and Dolls in concert. Program for the event is attached.
Weather forecast looks very wet and rainy all day tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1) especially during the time we are supposed to perform. Therefore, I decided today that we will NOT perform at the LCA as originally planned as they have no indoor option for us. It's a bit of a bummer but nobody wants to get drenched performing or as a spectator.
THIS PROMPTED ME TO MAKE A LOAD/LEAVE TIME CHANGE - we will now be loading and leaving at 5:30 pm instead of 5 pm. No reason to leave so early if we aren't going to load any instruments, unload, warm up, prep, and perform.
I will tell everyone in band class tomorrow as well. I will distribute tickets to the band kids when we arrive at the LCA. The plan is still to leave between the 2nd and 3rd period.
ALSO: I got a call from Andy Greene's mom today. He has personally put a thank you to the Trenton HS Band for us on the jumbotron scoreboard during the game! Look for it!
The forecast for Thursday evening when we are scheduled to perform is for rain. Unfortunately, I was just told by the Red Wings that there is no possibility to move a performance indoors. While I won't make a decision until Thursday, if it's legitimately raining, we will NOT perform at all and will just go to the game. Nobody wants to stand in the rain to watch a band nor does anyone want to perform in the rain. If it's weather like at Cedar Point when we performed, we will still perform as that wasn't too bad. However, if it's actually RAIN and then we would have to go inside an ice rink for a few hours wet and cold, I'm not going to do that to the parents, fans, and especially the kids. Stay tuned - decision will be made on Thursday.
Busses load 4:45 pm
Performances 5:45-6:30 - start at Woodward/Service drive corner and end Chevy Plaza
*in the event of rain, may be moved inside to concourse
We will leave after 2nd period - approx 9 pm - and be back at THS approx 9:30 pm
Dress: Blue and gold for Trenton night! Red Wings gear also appropriate. If you have a New Jersey Devils jersey, you can wear that since NJ Devils captain Andy Greene (THS Class of 2001) will be in town.