Students must be in band room by 6 pm on Thursday, August 29.
Dress for first game will be shorts and the new 2019 show shirt which will be distributed at practice on Wednesday, Aug 27. Sneakers ok. Hats ok. Every other performance after game #1 will be in full uniform with regular uniform procedures and rules.
Pregame prep begins approximately 6 pm for pit and 6:30 for others.
Pregame is at 6:50 pm and kickoff is at 7 pm.
Halftime is approximately 8 pm. All students will stay the full game.
Game will end approximately 9 pm
In order to avoid an unexcused absence from any rehearsal, I need to be sent an EMAIL from the PARENT/GUARDIAN email address so that I can have a record of the absence and you can have an dated "OK" reply receipt from me on file.
Student emails will NOT be accepted.
If you know of any upcoming absences, especially on a performance day, PLEASE email me ASAP.
Thank you to all of the volunteer chaperones, drivers, medical staff and pit crew that made Band Camp 2019 a success!
Practice Continues Monday August 19th, 600pm-800pm at the THS Practice Field.
I am going to give daily camp updates with photos and videos on the THS Band 2019-2020 Facebook page as it's a lot easier to do so from my phone at band camp than updating this website via cell phone as I have discovered.
After camp, I will again update both the website and connect it with facebook as per usual. Sorry for the inconvenience if you are not a facebook user.
Precamp 2019 was a great success! Great weather, great participation, great work done. We are ready to go to camp and hit the ground running when we get there.
I am going to update the website News blog and facebook each day at camp in the evening so that you can see and hear progress. This is assuming that I can get online to do so (always an adventure when we are at camp to find service). Look for photos, updates, videos, and information.
If your student is going to miss a PERFORMANCE this season, I need to know ASAP which one so that I can prepare several weeks in advance. Please EMAIL me with the subject in this format:
Jane Doe to miss Oct 1
with correct name and date of course.
Here's a few photos of day #4:
Moving along! We set the first few pages of drill today. That's always great to do as it makes the first day of drill practice at camp so much easier and quicker. Don't forget tonight's Band Camp 2019 meeting at 7 pm at the Westfield Center!
The Trenton Band Invitational will be on Saturday September 21. This is the Band Boosters' largest fundraiser and we need everyone's support. One easy way is to sell an ad for the band program. We are asking each band family to sell at least one ad. Below is the flyer you can drop off at your hairstylist, party store, dentist, favorite restaurant, etc. Every business needs publicity, why not reach approximately 4500 people on a single Saturday afternoon?
For more information you can contact Kristin Zanetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't feel like going to a business? You can also sell personal ads, a brief message to someone performing or who you know will be reading the program. A flyer for the personal ads is also below; for more information contact Bonnie Forrest at email@example.com
Great work on day #2 of precamp. We are getting some solid groundwork done with show music and marching basics. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will start into the drill for the opener. Athletic shoes/sneakers a MUST and remember: NO PHONES ON THE FIELD DURING ANY PRACTICE. Check out a few photos of today's practice below.
Good start to the season today! Below is the video of the opener that we worked on in ensemble practice. Still lots to work on but many things are starting to fall together.
Tomorrow's general schedule
9-9:10 All meet in band room for notes and instructions
9:10-10 Full music ensemble
10 min Break
10:10-10:55 Music sectionals (staff/captains) - work on all (esp seg1+2) music and
what 'set' is, body carriage, horn angles, playing positions
11-11:25 Grace: how to read a drill chart/write a set book
11:25-11:55 Basics on field
11:55-12 Final notes of the day
Check the parts page - all drill is up. I have drill positions set and will post them on Monday and have copies for staff and captains, etc.
Captains - get all four music segments for your section and shrink them down into folio sizes parts. Give them to me and I will make copies for your entire section. I don't have time to shrink all the parts myself so it will help you a lot if you jump on this by Monday morning so I get shrunken folio sized parts to you on Tuesday.
Staff: Get what you need off the parts page. I will have paper copies of the drill spot pages for you (I don't like to post names of students on the internet which is why I am not attaching that info to the parts page).
Remember - water, instrument, water, music, water, sunscreen, water, athletic shoes/sneakers, water, set book, and water.