When we return in January, we will hit the new semester at full speed. We have a lot of things planned, many performing activities, and some great experiences ahead. Look at the calendar frequently and carefully. With so many things planned, there are bound to be some unexpected changes along the way. We will keep you updated regularly if the need to make a change arises. Please plan to attend the various concerts, festivals, and shows that we have planned for the Spring. You will see a lot of different groups, a wide variety of music, and some very entertaining performances.
We are already looking ahead to next year and have a really epic and emotional marching show in the works. We are also negotiating the details of a major travel event for 2013-2014. We need for our veteran families to make connections with upcoming 8th graders and their families so that we can continue to grow and share our amaing opportunities with the next generations of Pope band members.
In the near future, we have the final round of All State tryouts with 41 Pope students participating. We hope to have a lot in the groups this year! We have District honor Band in February, and before you know it, we will be at LGPE for our annual evaluation. We have Symphonic Camp and several section/after school rehearsals in January and February. Make sure to schedule around these events.
Have a happy and safe New Year and see you in January!