Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Something About April Showers Bringing Tulips...

Here we are in mid-April, waiting for the annual celebration of the tulip as well as looking to the end of the school year and the start of next year.  Someone said the other day that there are only eight more Mondays in school...

Several things approaching that parents should know about:

This THURSDAY, April 21, we will be having our "almost-monthly" Boosters meeting in the band room at 7:00 p.m.  We will be discussing several business items for Tulip Time and upcoming events for next fall.  Hope to see you there!  The meeting should last less than one hour.

Next TUESDAY, April 26, the Wind Ensemble and several Percussion Ensemble students will be performing at Woodbridge, Quincy, and Lincoln.  Students are excused from classes all day on Tuesday for these performances.  LUNCH may be purchased from Wolfie's for $6.00; students have been given an order form, which is due this Thursday.

TULIP TIME performances will be here before we know it.  In case you've misplaced your calendar, the dates are Tuesday, May 10 (jazz band only), Wednesday, May 11, Thursday, May 12, and Saturday, May 14 (parades).  As usual there are plenty of athletic and AP test conflicts that we will work out.  (For instance, apparently 10/13 girls on the West JV softball team are in band!  Very cool, but obviously a problem for the team if the girls all march.  So we will get it all figured out and make as many people happy as possible.)  Additional Tulip Time details will be blogged later.

WIND ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND performances in May have been consolidated into ONE evening - Wednesday, May 18 st 8:00 p.m. at Lokers Auditorium.  This works out better for both groups for a variety of reasons, and it keeps kids and families (and directors) from being at band performances two nights in a row.

LOTS of potential for fun as we plan band camp next August - there will be parking lot construction at East which will make for all kinds of adventures in pick-ups, drop-offs, and rehearsals.  I will keep you posted with details as we get closer.  DATES for band camp are August 1-5, which you already knew :)

I was pretty sure that there was going to be more to this when I started it a while ago, but it's getting close to when I need to send it, and I can't really remember what else I was thinking, so I'm going to close and get this published.  If I think of anything else I will let you know!