I hope all is well in each of your households. Well, we are ready to hit the homestretch of the marching season. We have four weeks of competition season remaining, and we are excited to take it to another level tomorrow with our first time out. Hope you will come support the kids, sit together as a community, and bring some noise to the stands when we are performing.
Park Hill Festival – TOMORROW
I made a mistake in a previous email. The event tomorrow is at Park Hill High School (NOT Park Hill South). Here is the itinerary again for your use:
As far as the weather forecast goes, we will be going either way. The event will be held indoors at the middle school there on campus IF rain warrants it.
Make sure your child remembers the following:
- Black Titan Pride tee shirt
- Black socks
- Black marching shoes
- Athletic shorts (no jeans) for underneath the uniform
- A jacket, it could be chilly in the morning
Students will be fed a light breakfast and a full lunch.
We encourage family members and friends to attend and watch the competition, but please be aware that there is an entry fee of:
$8 Adults/General Admission
$6 Seniors (55+), Military
$5 K-12 Students (with ID)
FREE Children 5 and under
Monday, Sept 30
Band Council Meeting – 7am
Tuesday, October 1
Mandatory All-District Band Auditions Meeting – 7am
This is for any student wishing to audition for All-District Band (this is a requirement to earn a music letter)
Band Rehearsal – 5:55pm
Thursday, October 3
Sectionals – Clarinets, Flutes, Trumpets, Baritones
Friday, October 4
Sectionals – Mellos, Saxes, Sousaphones
Symphonic Band/Concert Band Auditions (4th Hour Students Only)
The date for auditions has been set for October 28 and 29. They will occur during class AND before/after school. Students have the audition material and should be practicing regularly. If for some reason, they don’t have a concert instrument, please ask them to see me in the band office before school one day.
Have a great week!
Clifton D. Thurmond
Director of Bands, Lee’s Summit West High School