Aug-Sept Band Calendar

A big welcome to all new freshman students and families and welcome back to all returning RHHS students and families! I hope everyone had a great summer! We have a lot going on starting TOMORROW with the start of Friday Night Live (FNL) rehearsals. Next week we get right back into things with an away game and Pep Band on 9/2 followed by Back to Band Night on 9/6 and the first home football game and FNL performance on 9/9.

The calendar with all the details is attached (click HERE to download), but please check the band website for updates. It will always be kept up to date with additions and new information. For new folks who might be interested in Pep Band...I'm sure the student pep band coordinators will be talking to all the new students next week, but in a nutshell...Pep Band is a student run, volunteer ensemble that travels to the away football games. They meet at the school at a designated time before the game to rehearse the music, don the wonderful pep band t-shirts, pack up instruments and music stands and head out. We also need plenty of parent drivers to transport students and instruments over to the school and back. I'll be sending out an email next week asking for volunteers...please consider it...it's lots of fun and a great way to get involved in the program! This Friday night is our Band Booster Meeting at 5:30pm. Please consider stopping by to hear about the great things the Booster Board has planned for this year and to see what you can do to help. Many hands make light work! I look forward to meeting all the new folks and seeing returning families soon! Esther Evans

Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble & Symphonic Band

Mandatory FNL Rehearsal…please choose at least 1:

Tuesday, August 23rd Friday Night Live Rehearsal 2:30pm-4:30pm

Thursday, August 25th Friday Night Live Rehearsal 7pm- 9pm

Friday, August 26th Friday Night Live Rehearsal 4pm-6pm

New Band Students…please visit StageAccents.com. Men are required to wear tux #ENSB and ladies wear the Geneva long sleeve Dress. The details are on the band website and you should have received an email with all the details. If you need to be fitted, please make sure you attend Back to Band Night!

Returning Band Students (men)…we have a limited number of extra tux jackets. If you need to swap for a new size, please contact Mrs. Evans.

Tuesday, September 6th Back to Band Night. 7pm-8pm

Parents and students…come to hear about all we have planned for the upcoming year and new students get fitted for your concert attire.

Monday, September 19th All-State Jr. and Sr. Band Application Forms due to Mr. Blackman

Friday Night Live & Pep Band (must choose 4 of 5 home games. 10/7 homecoming is mandatory)

Friday, September 2nd River Hill at Wilde Lake HS Pep Band Report Time 5:15pm

Friday, September 9th River Hill vs. Glenelg HS Report Time 2:30pm

Friday, September 16th River Hill vs. Howard HS Report Time 2:30pm

Friday, September 23rd River Hill at Resevoir HS Pep Band Report Time 5:15pm

Friday, September 30th River Hill at Marriots Ridge HS Pep Band Report Time 5:15pm

Songs for Seniors

Rehearsals every Monday from 2:15pm-3:15 starting 9/19.

Performances twice per month starting on Saturdays in October. Schedule to be released soon.

Tri-M

Friday, August 26th Officer’s Meeting 11am

Band Boosters Monthly Meeting

Friday, August 26th 5:30pm

***All band parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! While your students are rehearsing for FNL, please stop by and find out what the Boosters are working on for the upcoming year and see what you can do to help!

Do you shop at Harris Teeter? Now there’s a free and easy way to support the music program. Just register your Vic Card online and designate River Hill High School (7149) as your Together in Education School. A percentage of what you spend goes directly back to our program!

Information on this program can be found HERE and http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie_details.aspx

A few extra notes:

*as always…please watch for emails from Mr. Blackman for any changes or updates.

Planning for our November Prism concert and future fundraising efforts will begin soon. We are looking for any parent volunteers who would be interested in helping on different committees. Please contact Mr. Blackman or any band booster member if you have an interest in volunteering…we can’t do it without you! Thank you!

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