Hello all! I hope you are all having a great summer so far. I have been looking in on drumline and color guard practices and things are going great.
Seg 1 drill is done and uploaded to parts page on this website. I DO NOT HAVE INDIVIDUAL SPOTS ASSIGNED YET - don't do set books until that happens.
I received the parts, score, and mp3 for segment 3 which I put up on the parts page on this website. Segment 4 will be ready by the end of the month.
Drill is being written. Seg 1 is done and segs 2+3 will be ready by the beginning of August.
New bond instruments are being delivered to the district every day! It's going to be fun trying all of the new stuff out.
We are still in need of a good electric keyboard for August through October. I am able to purchase one but if we have one in the band family that is available to borrow, I'd rather do that. It needs at least 70 keys (weighted) and have multiple voices including a nylon string acoustic guitar voice. If you have anything like that that you are willing to loan, let me know ASAP.
Thanks to all who attended the Band Boosters July Meeting. For those who could not attend, minutes will be posted soon.
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Important Dates Coming Up:
Invitational Planning Meeting: Monday August 5 at 700pm at the Board Room at the Kennedy Recreation Center. Contact Jami at email@example.com to volunteer.
Band Camp Pre-Camp Meeting: MANDATORY: Wednesday August 7 at 700pm at the Westfield Center. Camper and at least one parent/guardian must attend.
Pre-Camp Practices: August 5-8 at THS; 900am-1200pm
Band Camp: August 11-16 at Skyline Camp, Almont MI
First Home Game and Pre-Game Band Tailgate: Thursday August 29 at the Auditorium entrance. Tailgate at 530pm, Game at 700pm.
September Band Boosters Meeting: Monday September 9 at 630pm - Trojan Cafe inside THS
If you are not already active with the Trenton Marching Band Boosters, please consider coming to our next meeting:
Date: Monday, July 8th
Place: Front Lawn of THS; Bring A Lawn Chair!
August 5-8 Pre-camp band practice at the high school
August 7 Mandatory pre-camp meeting for campers and parents (7pm at Westfield Ctr)
August 11-16 Camp
The 2019 THS Marching Band had our first full band practice tonight after school. Rookies met their seniors, music was played, and we got the gears moving on our fall show, “South of the Border”. Onward and upward!
I have added the MSBOA District 12 Marching Band Festival on Monday, Oct 14 to our fall schedule. I usually function as the site chair for the MSBOA event but want to participate with the band this year. It functions much like concert band festival with ratings but most importantly, it will give us a professional video recording of our performance from high on top of their press box in the evening (LED lights, remember) in mid October. It's a regular practice night anyway so instead of practice, we will perform at Flat Rock HS!
Website calendar has been updated with all practices, sectionals, and performances from May through the end of October. You can add the THS Music Department google calendar with the link and/or print it from the website page above.
Long story short - our fall show calls for a synth keyboard specifically with a good acoustic GUITAR sound (nylon guitar string sound even better). We don't have a synth at THS anymore but there may be a band family member who could loan us a fairly good quality* electric keyboard synth from August through October that you wouldn't mind us taking to band camp and using in the pit. It doesn't need 88 keys. It also needs an external speaker output (headphone jack is fine). I already have a stand to use with it. Sustain pedal is also necessary (or if it can use one but you don't have one, I'll get one to use)
*Quality = if it's really light and feels like a toy, that's not what I'm looking for. Portable but could be used to play gigs, not just to put on your lap on the couch.
Thanks in advance. Let me know.
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Saturday, May 25
Band room open at 9 am - use auditorium ticket lobby doors
Be here by 9:30 am
Parade route is the "old" route - Gorno to Westfield. We will march from THS to Gorno.
Parade starts at 10am. Usually ends by 11 am. Band room will be locked 20 minutes after parade ends.
Dress: Yellow "Guys and Dolls" t-shirts (or best gold THS Trojans t-shirt if you do not have a "Guys and Dolls" shirt) *Weather forecast says temps in the 70s in the morning.
Shorts OK. Athletic shoes OK.
Guard will be wearing their own thing.