Please see this file from Mrs. Krinke: Una Voce 2013-2014 POSTING
Please see the Una Voce call back list published tonight by Mrs. Krinke.
Band members, please review this document and know the information included in the top section, “3 Steps to Balance, Blend and Intonation…”
Greetings and welcome to the 2013 Titan Pride Marching Band,
Mr. Harrel and I are in full swing of preparing for this summer and fall. Here are some items of interest to you as you enter into next year.
Marching Band Camp
All members of the band (woodwinds, brass, percussion, colorguard) are to be at camp at the end of July. Please make sure it is in your calendar now. We have changed the way we will do camp this year. We have gone with a more intense schedule per day, but less days. So, if you had already put these dates in your calendar, please read THIS attachment and make necessary adjustments. It is now July 29 to Aug 1.
2013 Marching Band Camp
Fall Marching Band Schedule
The dates on this calendar include all REQUIRED events outside of the school day. The student’s grade is determined, in the fall, primarily by attendance at these events. Please place them in your calendar now. You’ll notice we have scheduled five Saturday competitions. We will NOT be going to all five. We are currently working out some scheduling conflicts before we decide which one’s we will attend, but wanted you to have all five on your calendar as possibilities.
2013 MB Sched April
This camp is for the full drumline (battery and frontline). This is an intense week of working on fundamental development, exercises, show music, and comradery. Please make sure your student is in attendance if they play a percussion instrument.
2013 Drumline Summer Schedule
Hosting the Bluecoats Drum Corps
On July 11th, from 6am to 6pm, we will be hosting a DCI (Drum Corps International) group called the Bluecoats. This is a great oppotunity for our kids and families to observe the intensity and dedication it takes to be a successful marching band. We expect all students to attend and observe at least two hours of rehearsal on that day in Titan Stadium. More information to come at a later date.
ALL members of the marching band MUST have a physical exam done before July 15th (drumline) and July 29th (woodwinds and brass). The physical exam MUST have been performed after February 1st, 2013 and MUST be on the attached form. This can be handed in to the front office at LSW anytime this summer. Please make sure this is done before your son/daughter’s first day of camp, it is NECESSARY!
If I don’t get to speak to you until camp, have a great summer!
Here’s a recorded audio file, typically referred to in Concert Band as the “lounge lizard” accompaniment, for practicing all 12 of the major scales. The first scale is C Major, followed by F Major and continuing moving up by 4ths through all keys. See Mr. Harrel if you have any questions or would like a copy of the scales on paper.
As Friday Night Live approaches, there are several pieces of information we wanted to share with you to ensure that the evening goes smoothly. If you have not been to FNL before, it is a student driven variety show that is very different from a traditional choral concert.
Tickets: Every person watching the show in the PAC (students included) must have purchased a ticket to the event . Tickets are $7.00 if purchased in advance. If we have unsold tickets left, they are $8.00 at the door (cash or check only). Tickets are sold during all lunch shifts (cash or checks to LSW). Friday night, the doors to the PAC will open at 6:30 PM, the show begins at 7:00 PM. Seating is general admission and will be on a “first come, first served” basis. All patrons entering the PAC will turn in their ticket and have their hand stamped as they enter. You must show your stamp to re-enter the PAC. The hand stamp is new protocol this year. We will also be broadcasting the show in the choir room for the choir students who do not have a ticket to watch the show in the PAC.
DVD Sales: DVD’s will be available for purchase on Friday night through New Emotion Films. There will be order forms in your programs to fill out and turn in at the New Emotion sales table during intermission and following the show. DVD’s are $15.00.
Tomorrow’s Dress Rehearsal: Tomorrow during each class period, we will have the ‘dress rehearsal’ for FNL. All students must bring their costumes to school tomorrow. If you are hearing about FNL costumes for the first time, your student has had this information for several weeks:) Each class has been given complete information on what they need to do for their costume.
Last but certainly not least: Thank you for supporting this even t! Friday Night Live is the primary source of funding for the entire choral department and sustains our department so we can continue to provide basic necessities and opportunities for your students. The kids have a great show prepared for you that promises to be very entertaining. We are looking forward to seeing you all Friday night!
Auditions for next year’s Titan Pride drum majors will include conducting the following arrangement of a couple of popular (a while ago) tunes. Download the audio file and score. Get plenty of practice with the audio file so you’re comfortable. Feel free to print the score as needed and put the mp3 on your phone, iPod, etc…
Check out the jazz camp page for the latest info on this summer’s Summit Swings Jazz Camp.
Just reminding you that we have our annual Cavalcade Concerts tonight AND tomorrow night. The concerts begin at 7pm. High School students are expected to be in their seats in the fieldhouse BY 6:45pm. Here is the order of performance for each night:
5th Grade Band
7th Grade Band
6th Grade Band
8th Grade Band
All boys will be turning in their tuxedo (jacket, pants, cummerbund) AFTER the concert. Please make sure they bring a change of clothes to go home in. This is not optional, we need to get them to the cleaners ASAP.
Have a great Monday and see you tonight AND/OR tomorrow night!
Important FNL info is below. SLMS friends, for those of you who are NOT going to be dancing the night away, you might like to attend this awesome event: Friday Night Live! occurs on May 3, at 7 pm.
LSW Friends, see below from Mrs. Krinke:
Friday Night Live “Get a Clue” is going to be AWESOME. The kids are really outdoing themselves! Some important info for everyone:
- T-Shirts for this year’s show are $12. For those students who would like to purchase a t-shirt, the $12 is due Wednesday, April 24.
- Tickets will go on sale on MONDAY, April 29 during lunch. They are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Cash or Checks payable to Lee’s Summit West. Everyone who plans on watching the show, students included, must purchase a ticket.
- DVD’s will be available again this year and will available next week to pre-purchase. Keep your eye out for a flyer coming home with the kids about Friday Night Live DVD’s
Last but not least: On Wednesday, each class will be recieveing information about what they need to have for their costume. Some of the kids get really creative about their costumes and that is really a lot of fun.
Thank you so much for all of your support in this student driven production!