Concert Band is a class that meets daily. Students receive a grade for participation and perform in roughly 5–6 concerts per year.
There are three bands, Concert, Symphony and Wind Symphony. Placement is by audition. Rising freshmen will be placed in Concert band and audition for 2nd semester placement.
Students are being measured for their tux or concert dress by one of our concert uniform coordinators, Ms. Welch. Boys will be issued a school owned tuxedo and girls will need to purchase their dresses. In addition to the main portion of the concert uniform, students will need to purchase additional items of their own to complete their concert attire.
Students will receive their concert attire about 7–10 days before the first concert. Pants and dresses WILL NEED TO BE HEMMED BEFORE THE FIRST CONCERT on October 5.
CONCERT GOWN INFORMATION
Girls will be measured for their formal, black concert gown and sent home with the Concert Information form available below.
Each girl purchases her own gown which she will use throughout her time in the Pope Band. The gowns cost $75. We must receive the payment before your daughter can receive her gown. If you are not sure if you have paid for your daughter's dress, you can check your band account statement in Charms.
TUXEDO RESOURCE INFORMATION
What you need to wear with the Tuxedo
White wing collar pleated tuxedo shirt, black satin bowtie and cummerbund, black shirt studs and cuff links. Black dress shoes with completely black socks.
Where you can get the items
The stores below have very helpful staff. If you tell them you are in the Pope Band and need the accessories for your band tuxedo, they will be able to get you what you need. You may purchase from other stores or online, but make sure you will receive the items in time.
Town Center Mall Shops
390 Ernest Barrett Parkway NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Outside mall, next to Applebee's.
They have shirts and bowtie/cummerbund sets in stock now (mid-August), but don't wait until the last minute in case they run out of your size and need to special order.
K&G Fashionstore – great for dress shoes –
2636 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
They have tuxedo shirts for $20–25 on their last folded shirt aisle—make sure you get pleated with wing collar. Their satin bowtie/cummerbund sets are $15. They have some plain accessory sets for $15.
What to do if you can’t get the items by the October 5th concert
Wear a nice white dress shirt with the tuxedo. Show up early for the concert so you can borrow a loaner bowtie and cummerbund. Marching shoes are acceptable as long as they are clean.
Sherri Welch firstname.lastname@example.org