Friday, August 14, 2020

Tomorrow will be the last day of preseason rehearsals.

Tomorrow will be the last day of preseason rehearsals.
The kids have done such a nice job this week in spite of the restrictions under which we have had to work. Our administrators continue to be helpful and supportive of this really cool thing we have built together.
Because of limitations imposed by state mandate, we will not be able to give a public “performance” at the end of camp as we normally do, but finishing the final rehearsal and just walking away doesn’t feel quite right, either.
So, at 3:30, each “half of a band” will give a quick review of what they have learned and accomplished this week. I will take some video and post it online, and there will also be a live feed of the final run-through.
In the past we have had the kids wear “summer uniform,” but because of the circumstances and the heat, I have asked the kids to wear the following for the taping:
* Band polo (freshmen will get theirs at lunch tomorrow)
* Dark-colored shorts or pants. I would *prefer* that it is not denim, so *if* you have ANYTHING other than denim, please wear it.  Kids will have time to change clothes if they wear something different.
* We should be done with the taping no later than 4:00 PM
I would like to thank the parents that volunteered their time this week and would also like to thank
Matt Nabozny
Robert Krueger
Meghan Wilton
, and
Alysse Marie
Armstrong for sharing their talents with our students this week.
Please finish paying for camp if you have not done so, already. The kids had really nice lunches and we also have some instructional fees to pay.
Starting next week, and until we hear otherwise, we will begin our fall rehearsal schedule:
Tu - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Th - 2:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Please congratulate your kids on a very nice week. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with them again.
E. Senkmajer