To our newest members:
High school is different than middle school. You MUST keep up with assignments, turn things in on time, and ask for help when you need it! The grades you make now will determine how likely you are to get into the college of your choice. Participation in sports, music, clubs, etc. goes from "just for fun" to "something that sets me apart from the masses" and can help universities see your determination, dedication, and motivation. Plan carefully. Put deadlines on a calendar. Put down the phone, cut back on social media, arrange homework time in place of "hang out" time and give yourself every chance to succeed!
In band, we have 4 classes up and running. The Fall Concert is in just a few weeks (and some of you thought we only did marching band during the Fall!). We introduced the students to our website, talked about all of the possible performance groups and opportunities available, and got school instruments into the hands of those who needed them. We assigned band lockers, handed out folders and method books, and started reading new music. The road ahead is filled with musical adventures.... take advantage of as many as you can so that you can experience the fun and sense of pride in your performances!
Parents: We can't have a diverse, successful program without YOU! Read the e-mails, attend the meetings, come to the performances, help with the fundraising, be a chaperone, work on the equipment team.... we can only function at the highest levels when we have volunteers who make it all happen behind the scenes!
Hope to see you all soon!