Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Calendar Updates and Reminders - Winter 2017

There have been a few minor calendar alterations, and I wanted to send a reminder of the January concert date as well, so I thought I'd write it here so everyone can have it easily accessible.

First of all, our annual winter band concert will take place on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. in DeWitt Auditorium.  This concert will feature the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.  Admission is free, but we will be collecting a freewill donation toward the Performing Arts Summer Scholarship program.  

On the original band calendar the jazz band has a performance set for Feb 9.  Our theater teacher, Mr. Miller, has asked if we would be part of his Theater Tech class assignment, which includes a unit on sound a lighting for a live performance.  Since that class will end at the semester, we've moved up the jazz concert to MONDAY, JANUARY 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Drama Room.  This will coincide with the jazz band's unit on combo (small ensemble) playing, and we are working together to set up a sort of jazz club idea for the evening.  More specific details soon!  

Solo and Ensemble is happening at West Ottawa HS this year, which is a convenient location, on Saturday, January 28.  There was some confusion earlier in November when we were doing entries, but the date is indeed January 28.  ALL PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE STUDENTS are participating on that day.

I think that should do it for this update - please let me know if you have any questions!