It's Mr. V and even though its still marching band season I have been getting a lot of exciting things together for the swiftly approaching jazz band season.
The calendar on the website has been updated to include all of the current events and rehearsals that we have but I stress that these dates are ALL TENTATIVE until board approval and confirmation from some of the venues.
You may notice a couple new (or returning) events that we have. This year we will be having a mandatory meeting for all parents. If your child is a member of the jazz band you must attend the meeting. The meeting itself allows me to discuss policies, provide information concerning our Berklee Trip and other performances, provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions pertaining to the year, and most importantly to help familiarize you with the jazz band. Also, being an adjunct teacher, many people do not have the opportunity to meet me prior to some of our first performances and I feel this is a great way to introduce myself to new members and their parents.
Other calendar events include a community service project in town, a possible tour of Broadway theater, a Middle School Clinic and Performance Night, the annual Jazz Festival, and a possible performance at the Bus Stop Music Café.
Again it is early in the year and many details still need finalizing but I wanted to let everyone know about some of the exciting things in the works for this year.