This week in the JVHS Band 9.3.16

September 3, 2016 Dear Falcon Band and Guard Family! Wow! What a great first performance for the Falcon Marching Band. Your students did a fantastic job in every aspect on Thursday night. We will continue to refine, add and, polish our production as we prepare to enter marching contest season. All students should have the following songs passed off by the end of this week: Fight Song School Song Star Spangled Banner Bloom- Beginning to Letter J Bloom- Letter J to Letter M Bloom- Letter M to Letter R If you are interested in finding out what your student has passed off, we have a couple of options for you. There are pass-off charts located in the band hall by section or email us and we will be happy to tell you what assignments your student has completed. Our first booster club meeting is this Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM in the Band Hall. Parents, come find out how you can help the program and at the conclusion of the meeting watch the last portion of the band's practice. This week's game is currently scheduled to take place at Pridgeon Stadium on Thursday. As most of you know, Pridgeon Stadium has been under renovation since the conclusion of last year's football season. The district facilities' staff feels extremely confident that we will be able to play at Pridgeon this Thursday. If for some reason the stadium is not ready, there is a back-up plan in place. If Pridgeon is not available we will be having our game at the Berry Center on Saturday 9/10 at 3:30 PM. This would also mean that we would have rehearsal on Friday. As soon as we know the schedule, we will pass this information along to you and your student. The rehearsal schedule for this week is as follows if the game is at Pridgeon on Thursday. Monday-No Rehearsal Tuesday-5:30-8:30 Wednesday-3:15-6:15 Thursday- Game vs. Cy-Ridge at Pridgeon (Away) 7:00 PM Friday- No Rehearsal (Enjoy the long weekend!) Attached is the schedule for the game. All rehearsals are mandatory; failure to attend rehearsals will effect your student's participation. The fall schedule can be found on the band website at We will be wearing our black show shirt, performance shorts, long black band socks and band shoes to the football game. We will not be wearing our standard uniform. Thank you to Mr. Funk and our administration for allowing us to wear our "summer uniform" to the first game. The rehearsal schedule for the month of September and October has been recently modified. Please check the band website for updates. On Monday, Adriatic Caf will be have a Spirit Day for the Falcon Band. Go have some great food and support the band at the same time. Please make sure to mention JVHS Band when ordering. Remind 101 is the text-messaging program the band uses. Text @9f8632 to the number 81010. If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @9f8632 to 832.497.2038 In addition to the weekly emails, we will also send out text messages through out the school year. We will also try to notify you when we will be leaving events and heading back to school. The final payment of band fees was due September 2. Account balances can be found on the charms website. Payments can be made through the Paypal feature on charms or to a band director. Once again thank you for your support and please let us know if you have any questions.

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