Monday, May 23, 2016


Just wanted to share with you some information about the end of the school year.  We're pretty busy in the music department as you can see.  All of this information has been given to the students as well just wanted to make sure you all had it as well.

Band Banquet

Banquet tomorrow 5/24 at the VFW by 6. Food, Awards, and Fun. Dress is casual.  Families are welcome!!

Field Trips

Wednesday- Kindle trip...we will leave after 5th period. All students are to eat lunch during period 5. We will walk to Kindle and dismiss from there. Wear a pitman band t-shirt and jeans. If you do not have a shirt you may borrow one from me.

Thursday- Walls Trip same as above except we need to load the truck after we perform so it's ready to go for Monday morning. All instruments can be put on the truck unless you want to take them home and carry them with you to the grove on Monday.

Monday- Memorial Day ceremony- Report to the Tabernacle (Center of the grove) by 9:45 to help set up. We begin to play at 10:45 and we are done by 12.  Dress is a pitman bands shirt and jeans. 

NJ Teen Arts

We are taking a group up to Ocean County College on June 2nd for the State Teen Arts festival.  Permission slips are available in the band room for everyone who wishes to attend.  Space is limited to the first 30 people that sign up.

Extra Credit Opportunities-

Extra credit is available to all students in concert band to boost grades.  Extra credit must be turned in in google classroom before final exams start.  Below are examples of extra credit that is available.

1. Seeing a traditional performance outside of school.
2. Participating in a traditional performance outside of school.
3. Being a member of an outside school traditional performing ensemble.
4. Spotify playlist on a composer.
5. Co-Curricular ensembles: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Madrigals, Wind Ensemble. (Only valid during the marking period in which they occur.
6. Completing community service: ie. volunteering to work in the auditorium...helping someone with music....anything along those lines.
7. Anything that you get approved with me ahead of time that enhances your musical career.

Disney Trip Deposits
Please send in your deposits by Friday is possible.  If you need more time let me know.  I need to have payment sent to Disney to hold our rooms.  With a band our size it's important to have everyone attend if possible so we can perform.  If you need assistance we're here to help!!!!  We'd like to leave no child behind. :-)

Apparel Orders
Band Apparel order form is up...this is the place to get any band gear for next year.  There are plenty of items available at really good prices.  Orders will be available for pick up by the July 4th parade and throughout the summer. Please use one form per person.

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