BINGO NIGHT!!

Middle Schools’ Bands Bingo Night!!!

Come on out for a night of fun! The Band Departments from both Sherwood Middle School and Laurel Ridge Middle School are hosting a Bingo Night on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons of Laurel Ridge Middle School. The Bingo Night proceeds will go toward sponsoring professional musicians to work with our young students. Please bring friends, family, neighbors and your lucky charms!

SUNSET CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY

Our first competition is this Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium. For some, this is your first experience with what we call Marching Band Festivals! Festival days are so much fun but are a full day event. Below you will find information to help guide and keep you informed with what will happen this week to prepare for this event and the actual event day. Our booster group and Marching Band VP will also send out information to support you and your student. Also check out the Sunset Classic site CLICK HERE

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

TUESDAY 

  • 7AM sectionals

WEDNESDAY

  • 6-9pm rehearsal

THURSDAY

  • 7am sectionals determined by section leaders

FRIDAY

  • 3-4pm music rehearsal
  • 4:45pm rehearsal on football field
  • 7:30pm load trucks

SATURDAY

  • 9:00 Hair/uniforms
  • 10:00 Buses Depart
  • 10:55 Arrive @ Hillsboro Stadium
  • 11:00 Unload & Eat snack
  • 11:30 Split Warmups (Drums, Guard, Band)
  • 12:35 Ensemble Warmup
  • 12:55 Pit Departs for Gate
  • 1:05 Ensemble Departs for Gate
  • 1:10 Performance
  • 1:40 Lunch
  • 5:00 Finals start
  • 10:30 Depart to SHS

FOOD

  • please be sure to have your student eat a substantial breakfast before arriving at SHS
  • have your students bring additional snacks if needed
  • pack a water jug
  • We will provide:
    • mid morning snack
    • lunch
    • dinner

ATTIRE

DONT FORGET BLACK SOCKS AND SHOES!

Students should wear shorts/underarmour/show shirt  underneath their uniforms. All students should pack additional clothes appropriate for the weather. We will be watching bands from the stands and will be outside all day. BE PREPARED!

If you have any additional questions please have your student ask section leaders.

SMARTMUSIC UPDATE

Thank you to those parents who came to the demonstration night. It was a pleasure to share this program with you and receive input and questions about the program. I do have updated information which will hopefully answer some questions

Question: Does a student need to purchase Smartmusic to receive assignments?
Answer: NO students do not need to purchase a subscription. They will be able to create an account and use the computers offered in the practice rooms. To create an account, simply do the following:

  1. Go to http://www.smartmusic.com
  2. At the top of the page “CLICK” on “My account”
  3. Set up an account
    1. make sure to use a valid email address
    2. your “user name” needs to be
      1. first initial, last name
      2. example: “fpetrik”

Please contact me if there are any additional questions!