Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spring 2014 Schedule of Rehearsals and Events

2014 Spring Semester Schedule for Central High School Band Students

I hope all of you had a restful holiday and are enjoying the new facilities provided by our school district! We have an opportunity few students in Wise County have enjoyed. Brand new, state of the art facilities with great rehearsal and storage space. It is important that we maintain the condition of our building. Not only does this reflect upon the pride of our program but this set up the future of our program to be successful. Because of this there will be NO FOOD or DRINK allowed in the new Bandroom.

The following gives you an overview our the spring schedule for the high school band. Some of the events listed do not involve all band students. If you are unsure on whether some events apply to you, please ask Mr. Brown as soon as possible. Rehearsal times and dates are VERY important. We must have 100% attendance at rehearsals in order to be a successful band.

Beginning Tuesday January 21 CHS Concert Band will have after school rehearsals at the new Central HS Bandroom every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm. Students in the Concert Band will be responsible for showing up to every rehearsal and performing at District Concert Assessments, the Annual Spring Concert and several other school assemblies and functions. The Concert Band is the premiere performance ensemble for our school and attendance is required for all band students.

Beginning Wednesday January 22 Mr. Brown will be giving in individual lessons at the new Bandroom for students who wish to receive individual instruction from 4pm-6pm. This is open to all students from CHS, LFA and JWA.

Beginning Thursday March 20 the CHS Percussion Ensemble will rehearse in the new Bandroom every Thursday from 4pm-6pm. Students in the Percussion Ensemble will be responsible for showing up to every rehearsal and performing in Solo and Ensemble Festival, the Annual Spring Concert and other assemblies and special events.

Beginning Wednesday April 2 the CHS Jazz Band will rehearse in the new Bandroom every Wednesday from 4pm-5:30pm. Performances and rehearsal will be gauged upon attendance to rehearsals and student interest.

Other special events and performance dates are as follows:

Wise PACE Band Clinic: Friday January 17-Saturday January 18 @ CMS
Virginia Tech Honor Band Clinic: Thursday January 23-Sunday January 26 @ VT
VBODA District Band Clinic: Friday January 31-Saturday February 1 @ Bristol, VA
South Carolina Band Clinic: Thursday February 13-Sunday February 16 @ USC
All State Auditions: Saturday February 22 @ JMU
VBODA Concert Assessments: Wednesday March 12 or Thursday March 13 @ VHS
VBODA Solo and Ensemble Festival: Tuesday May 6 @ Holston HS
Central HS/LF Addington Spring Concert & Banquet: Tuesday May 13 6pm @CHS
Marching Band "Icebreaker" Rehearsal: Thursday May 15 4pm-6pm @CHS

****Events, rehearsals, dates and times are subject to change based upon snows days, changes in testing schedules and student participation. If any changes occur you will be notified as soon as possible*****

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the Spring schedule. Right now, email is the best method of communication. Our school is currently changing over to a new phone system, the old Bandroom phone number is no longer valid. You can call the main number for the school and be directed to the Bandroom. I look forward to working with you this semester!

Josh Brown
Director of Bands
Central High School
LF Addington Middle School
JW Adams Combined School

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