Announcements

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SUMMER BAND DATES

FINALLY we have a schedule for summer band camps. 

Percussion will rehearse Monday and Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30 starting June 24 with no rehearsal on July 4. 

There will be a Music Camp for all winds (this is woodwinds and brass) from 9:00am-12:00pm on July 23-24, THEN 5:30-8:30 THURSDAY, JULY 25 WITH PERCUSSION. THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL WINDS!

BAND CAMP DATES (MANDATORY FOR FULL BAND WHICH IS COLOR GUARD, PERCUSSION, AND WINDS) PLEASE ADJUST YOUR SCHEDULES ACCORDINGLY. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND BAND CAMP WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO MARCH.

JULY 29-AUG 2 FROM 9:00am-8:00pm 

Students will be on their own for lunch break for 1 hour, then dinner will be provided for a one hour dinner break. Times for lunch and dinner have not yet been determined.


Jazz Band News

The Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Arts & Crafts Festival on Friday, March 15. Time TBA, but somewhere around 12:30 for Fairhope Middle School Jazz Band and Fairhope High School Jazz Band to follow. The stage is located at the corner of Magnolia and Section Street in downtown Fairhope.

MPA

The date we have requested for MPA is Tuesday, March 19. Times are TBA. Symphony Band will likely be early afternoon. Wind Ensemble will likely be late afternoon/early evening. Most of the bands in the AA classification perform after 4:00 USUALLY. Transportation will be via Gulf Coast Tours charter bus. We will be in touch for chaperones for the buses.

District Honor Band

Fairhope High School had NINETEEN students place in the District VII Honor Band!!! This is by far the largest number in the entire district! Mrs. Petersen and I are some VERY proud Band Directors! These results come from the All-State auditions. We also had five alternates selected. Please keep the weekend open in the event your student is called up to participate. 

District Band will be held March 28-30. Location is TBA at the moment. I will need to collect the $35 registration fee for each student. We will add it to your Cut Time account. 

All-State Band

Fairhope High School had ELEVEN students place in the Alabama All-State Band. Again, this is the most in the entire district! We also had four students selected to alternate positions. If someone is unable to make the event, alternates are pulled up into their places. This has happened every year, so if your student is an alternate, please keep that weekend open.

The All-State Band Festival is in Huntsville this year and next year. The date for this year is April 25-27. The students participating in the Solo Festival will compete on April 24 in Huntsville. I will send emails to parents regarding All-State details.

Spring Concert

Please reserve May 9 as our Spring Concert date.