We hope you are enjoying the holiday break with your family and friends and catching up on rest!  What an amazing 1st semester of band!!!  Can you believe we are halfway through the year???

There are some fun things happening during the break that Mr. Rees sent an email about.  In case you missed it, the Ohio State Marching Band will be practicing in Wildcat Stadium next week!  You and anyone you know can go watch them for FREE!  Here are the dates/times… hope to see you there if you are in town!

Wednesday 12/27 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Thursday 12/28 10:15AM to 11:45AM
Friday 12/29 1 to 2:30PM

Many of you have also asked about the spring trip to Corpus Christi.  Here is some basic information for you all to get things started.  There will be a MANDATORY meeting on January 11th at 6:30PM about the Spring Trip and also Mattress Palooza.  We will have lots of yummy desserts and coffee for you at the meeting.

·         Corpus Christi dates – April 20th to April 23rd

·         Will be staying at the Island House Condos

·         Cost is $375 per person (covers RT bus, 3 nts. lodging, & contest fees)

·         1st payment of $125 is due January 19th

·         2nd payment of $125 due 2/16 & 3rd payment of $125 due March 23rd

·         Need lots of chaperones (adults) – consider joining us on a fun trip!

·         MANDATORY meeting on January 11th with dessert & coffee

FYI – regular band fees (from when you registered in August), need to be paid in full before you start payments for the spring trip.  

Finally, there are also a lot of things happening in January and early February that we want to make sure you add to your calendar.  Don’t miss out on anything in the new year!

1/3 1st day of the 2nd semester of school
1/9 Board Meeting at 7PM
1/11 MANDATORY Spring Trip meeting at 6:30PM
1/15 & 1/16 NO SCHOOL
1/16 Shady’s Spirit Night from 4-9PM
1/18 HS All Region Clinic at N. Forney HS
1/19 HS All Region Clinic  & Concert at N. Forney HS
1/19 1st Payment ($125.00) for Spring Trip due today
1/25-1/28 LHHS Musical (several Band students in this)
1/30 Mc Alisters Spirit Night from 5PM to close
2/1 Band 101 with 8th Grade families
2/3 Mattress Palooza all day in the band hall

Can’t wait to see you all in the New Year!  Go Band!