Director’s News

Spring Band Concerts and other end-of-year events

The end is in sight!!!  (But it ain’t here yet…)   Please review the following list of end-of-year events.

DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR SPRING CONCERT I

Wednesday, May 9

7:00-9:00pm    Jazz Ensemble

*Concert Band will rehearse DURING SCHOOL HOURS ONLY

 

SPRING CONCERT I

Thursday, May 10

6:15pm    Report:  CB in bandroom; JZ in chorus room

7:00pm    Concert begins (CB/JZ)

8:30pm    Concert concludes

DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR SPRING CONCERT II

Monday, May 21

7:00-9:00pm    Wind Ensemble

*Symphonic Band will rehearse DURING SCHOOL HOURS ONLY

SPRING CONCERT II

Tuesday, May 22

6:15pmReport:    SB in bandroom;

WE in chorus room

7:00pm                Concert begins (SB/WE)

9:00pm                Concert concludes

The dress rehearsal and concert constitute a major portion of each student’s grade and are mandatory.  Students who are absent will receive a lowered grade.  Students are encouraged to attend both concerts – if possible – to support their peers in our program.  Please review the concert dress requirements.

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS

CARY ARTS FESTIVAL at KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE

Sunday, May 20  3:00-9:00pm

Jazz Ensemble     Performance 7:00pm

Wind Ensemble     Performance 8:30pm

(More information to follow under separate cover)

BAND BANQUET

Sunday, June 3 in the ADHS Cafeteria

1:00-4:30pm

(For all band members:  Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Winterguard, Indoor Percussion, and Marching Band)

GRADUATION

Tuesday, June 12 in The Raleigh Convention Center

10:00-2:00pm (ceremony at 12:00pm)

(Required for select Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band members)

Students will be transported to and from the Convention Center from Athens Drive.  Additional information about this event will be distributed under separate cover.

MARCHING BAND INTENT FORMS

Marching Band Intent Forms for the 2018-19 Season are due Friday, June 1st.

All information & forms can be found on our website.

SUMMER GUITAR LESSONS

Doc is offering a series of 6 summer guitar lessons designed for beginning and intermediate students.  It’s a terrific way to enrich your enjoyment of music because the guitar is so different from a wind instrument.  Please email him for more details.

SPONSORING A PIECE OF CONCERT MUSIC

Many of the selections that will be performed on our upcoming program are available to be sponsored.  Your child’s name will be inscribed on a master copy of each part and the inscription will always be noted in our programs every time we perform the work.  Most works are under $100.  This is a terrific way to honor your child and help our wonderful band program.  Ask your child what works they enjoy and send me a note.  Thank you!

“Doc”
Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands

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Thu, 28 October 2021