Momma Wells' Time Keeper

It's HERE!  The first time keeper of the 2016 season!!!  If you do not know what this or, or like me, have forgotten, Momma Wells' Time Keeper is the the itinerary for our weekend shows.  It will include all times and places for members, staff, and family to be.  Please keep in mind that dismissal times at home will vary.  I will try and guesstimate as best as possible, but, sometimes things do happen and we arrive home later than expected.  I will do my best to keep communication of the day spread through our Remind Texts.  I hope you are as excited to start this year as I am and if there are any questions about the Time Keeper please let me know.  You will be able to find it in the Forms/Itinerary link on the side of our webpage in this file yo will also find any information about the show that you will need including directions to the school we are performing at, I also will email this information out every week in case you can't get on our web page...So...Here is to Round 1!

 

 

Lafayette Jefferson Practice

On September 10, we will travel to Lafayette Jefferson High School to open our competition season.  This is a very special opportunity for us in many ways, of course it's the premier of "E"Magination and we have all waited for this day, but, it also works as a great opportunity to see some great competition!  We will travel to Lafayette Jeff early Saturday morning and have the opportunity to rehearse in their stadium!  This does several things for us, it gets us a high press box to be in, plus give the kids a chance to work on turf for the first time.  With that being said, practicing at their stadium will bring a few problems that we will have to overcome:

1.  FOOD!  The members will need to bring a sack lunch with them and SEVERAL energy snacks to eat throughout the day.  We will eat lunch on the trip up and need our snacks for rehearsal and for before our performance.  Dinner can be handled 1 of 2 ways.  Members can either bring their own dinner (Which is preferred so that they can eat healthy) or go and buy concessions from the Lafayette boosters (which is a great show of gratitude for letting us use their facilities) either way food and snacks need to be accounted for.

2.  WATER!  They will need to bring all items that they need for a normal rehearsal, section bags, snacks, equipment and WATER JUGS!  Water is the key here and they will need to bring their jug with them for the days festivities an we will bring them with us every contest!

These two things are vital for us to have a great day...please start planning in advance to make the best of the day.

 

Senior Night!

Seniors and wonderful parents of these seniors...This Friday, at the Mustang Corral we will be celebrating our Seniors and their work with the Marching Mustangs.  Arrival should be at 6:45 on the right side of the field, or the side with the concession stand.  Master of Ceremonies Mick Hammett will line you up and direct you from there.  7pm will start the festivities!  Later on in the band season we will have our own special recognition of our seniors for a band only extravaganza!

Our Own Toby Smith!

It is with great pride to announce that Toby Smith, former Edgewood Marching Mustang and now cymbal player with the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps from Kalamazoo Michigan earned a BRONZE medal Tuesday night in DCI's Open Class finals in Michigan City Indiana.  Toby graduated two years ago from Edgewood and is currently attending Indiana University.  The "E" family is very proud of all of his work and accomplishments this summer with Legends!

Toby Smith with the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps!

Toby Smith with the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps!

 

 

Day 1

Day 1 was put in the books with a full music performance of the intro of our show!  The kids all did amazing and found their way around Depauw's campus!  Even though there were massive storms and some amazing lightning the kids did AMAZING! 

Reminders for next week!

Parents...next week starts our great journey!  I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer so far!  I am sending this to remind you of a few things for next week, I will also post a list on our web page in case there are people that still have not been entered to our email server.

 

The schedule for Monday-Thursday will not vary much, unless, there are weather issues.  We try to have the kids outside in the morning so that we can get the bulk of our work done before the heat gets too bad and spend the remainder of the day inside working on music and or other things that we can get done while out of the sun.  Our schedule for these days looks like this:

 

8:50am     Arrive at EHS

9:00am     Practice starts on our field

noon         Lunch

12:45        Hornline in auditorium

2:00pm     Sectionals

4:00pm     Horns in auditorium

5:00pm     Dismiss

 If your student is in the percussion or guard this will change slightly, but, the block and lunch times will stay the same. We do have a closed campus for lunch, so if your student can drive, they will not be able to leave to go get lunch.  If you are dropping off lunch for your student, noon will be the best time!

Things that members will need for this week and weeks to come:

1.  WATER JUGS!!!!  Please make sure your student is arriving with one of these!  Water is a vital vital key to keeping everyone healthy and happy...this is what we are looking for...

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Igloo-Sport-1-2-Gal-Jug-with-Hooks/37182520

 

2.  Healthy snacks!  Cliff Bars, nuts, fruits, granola bars these such items.  We will break in the middle of all our long blocks to let the kids have a snack/water break.  This helps them to work at a more efficient level, and it keeps them fueled...please no candy bars or high sugar treats.

 

3.  Tennis shoes

4.  White t shirts

5.  3-ring binder with plastic sheets

6.  Pencils

7.  Water

8.  Other items that the guard or percussion need

9.  Sunscreen

 

I am excited to get things started on Monday!  We should have a very special year ahead of us and have a show with a group of kids that could be amazing! You can help now by having your student start hydrating by drinking water on a regular basis these next few days, and have them start regulating their sleep, I am sure they are like me and 3am is bed time and 11am is wakey wakey.  Other than that, we will have our annual Band Camp meeting next Thursday in the auditorium at 6pm.  Please get on line and start filling out all the information sheets that need to be turned in so that that Thursday can go quickly and efficiently!  Thank you and I hope you are as excited for this year as I am! 

Indy 500 Remind Sign Up

Like stated in the below post.  During the 500 parade I will be communicating with you via the Remind text app.  It is very easy to sign up for and will come through your phone as a text.  I will keep everyone up to date on arrival times to and from the parade and send pics and information along the way!

500 Parade Information

Parents...In the form page is the itinerary for next weeks Indy 500 parade.  It is titled "Momma Wells' Time Keeper for the Indy 500" it goes through the day from the beginning till the parade.  Please note, times may be altered after the parade due to our place in the parade and how long it takes us to get back to Beech Grove.  We will relax with the Hornets at their school after the parade and have pizza!  It will be $5.00 to cover the cost of the pizza and we will collect that money all next week and Saturday before the parade.  Members will be asked to eat breakfast before they come to school on Saturday and also to bring snacks to get them through the day. Banana's, Cliff Bars, Power Bars, fruit are always great sources of energy and wise choices to keep your kid fueled through the day!  Water jugs are asked but not required, though some source of water is, whether it be a bottle or canteen or any item they can keep on them till the parade starts.  I will communicate times and places all day through the Remind app. please take time and join the group!  Info on how to enroll will be posted shortly.  I will keep feeding information as the week goes on and having Mr. Koehler forward information through his email as well.  

This Week's "E"vents! May 16-22nd

Just a quick up date on this weeks going on's in the band world.  It will be a very productive and full week of practice/banquets/performances!

Monday 6-8pm at the high school, 500 parade practice for the incoming members. Upperclassmen and leader folks, who know who they are, are asked to attend.

Tuesday 7pm at the junior high, Intermediate and 6th grade band final concert.

Wednesday 2:45-3:15 in the high school band room, Wind Ensemble music run through for the Spring Showcase all members that participated in the ISSMA concert contest are asked to attend.

Wednesday 6-7:15pm Senior Awards night.  3rd period Wind Ensemble and other invited members will perform entry music for this joyous evening.

Thursday 3-5pm at the high school, full 500 practice!  All members that marched the 2015 season will start work on the 500 parade!

Friday 7:30pm at the high school cafeteria, BAND BANQUET!!!  All members and families are asked to attend to wrap up our 2015-2016 season and see the sneak peak of our 2016-2017 season.  Food will be served and awards and recognitions will be presented and announced! Bonfire will be following the banquet at Candy Owens residence if weather allows, directions to Candy's will be given at the banquet!

Saturday 1-4pm at the high school, Spring Showcase!  This day will showcase all the great groups that have performed and competed throughout the year while giving up a wrap up performance while enjoying ice cream and social events!  The schedule for the day will roughly be:

12pm         All students arrive

12:30pm    Ice cream will start being served

1pm           7th grade Jazz band will kick off the concert in the auditorium

1:30pm      High School Jazz 2

2-3pm        Winter Guard and Winter Percussion will perform in the gym

3pm           8th grade jazz band in the auditorium

3:30pm      High School Wind Ensemble

Sunday 4:30pm at the high school, Jazz 1 final concert in the high school auditorium featuring Mr. Jared Metzger!  This concert will showcase the hard work that Jazz 1 has done throughout the school year and will feature Jared Metzger on Saxophone!  Cost is donation only and will be a great time to finish our concert season!

This week will be a great time!  Many opportunities to see, hear and share in the great success and work of all the wonderful groups involved with the Edgewood Band program!  Our students, as you know, are very dedicated and have worked extremely hard this year to make it yet again, another fantastic year!  I hope that you are able to come and enjoy this time with us!  All events and times can be found at www.edgewoodmusic.org!

Wind Ensemble=ISSMA All-Music!

With their amazing performance on Saturday, the Wind Ensemble, which received golds from all judges and gold overall, qualified the Edgewood Band Program as a ISSMA All-Music school for the 3rd consecutive year!  This is one of the highest awards we can receive and is such honor to have a program that achieves excellence in many forms of music.  To be considered for this award we have had to receive golds in Jazz, Concert, State Solo and Ensemble, and Marching Band. Congrats to all members that helped make this happen! 

ISSMA CONCERT BAND CONTEST

This Saturday, 4-23-16 the Edgewood Wind Ensemble will be traveling to Columbus North High School to compete in our last leg of ISSMA State Contests.  Our performance will be at 1:30pm and admission is FREE!!!  Please bring as many people as you can and come celebrate the great music these wonderful young performers have worked so hard to put together.  The bus for Columbus will leave at 11:45am from EHS and return around at 3:45pm.  This will be an amazing performance and if we receive a gold rating this will qualify the band program as an ISSMA all-music band department for the third consecutive year!  The itinerary for the day is listed under Concert Band in the Momma Wells' Time Keeper on the forms/itinerary page.  

Arryn Littman and Nathan Macatangay making our "E" family PROUD!

This weekend Arryn and Nathan will be performing for their respected groups in Dayton, Ohio for the WGI World Championships!  Arryn is a front ensemble member for Inov8 Indoor Percussion and Nathan is an alto saxophone player for Rhythm X Winds!  Both of these gentleman have put in countless hours this winter with their groups to earn the right to compete for a World Championship!  At this moment Rhythm X Winds is looking to defend their 2015 championship by going into this weekend as ranked number 1!  Inov8 is looking to move into the top 15 to make a solid slot in finals!  We should all be very proud of these two and our great instructors that have worked hard to get them there!  More information will come as to where and when both of these talented men will perform this weekend via Twitter.

Arryn giving Jackie a fist bump before their performance!

Nathan and his wonderful mom Janice after a Rhythm X performance!

Color Guard Clinic...April 22nd!

At this year's Color Guard Clinic you will:

--‐Receive a Dance t‐shirt!

--‐Learn how to spin a flag!

--‐Learn and complete a flag and dance routine!

The clinic is open to all students K-12 and every level of ability!

On the day of the clinic, PLEASE wear comfortable shorts, shirt, and tennis shoes, and please bring a bottle of water.

 At 6:30 pm there will be a performance at the high school showing what each clinic gower has learned.

All are invited to attend. Each age class will have a chance to perform what they learned that day.

Please use entrance #6 when arriving to the school.

 *To receive a T-shirt at the event, please pre-register before April 15th. You can register the day of the event but will receive your T-shirt at a later time.

PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE EDGEWOOD WINTER GUARD

 

Please make checks payable to Edgewood High School

 

Any questions, please contact:

Elaina

Schneider

elaschne@indiana.edu

Or by searching

“Edgewood Guard and Dance Clinic”

On Facebook

 

The form to turn in is located in our "FORMS" tab on the side listed ast Color Guard Clinic...  Please print off and bring the bottom portion of the form to the clinic!

Another Day, Another STATE Performance!!!

Congratulations to the EHS/EJHS Winter Percussion Ensemble as they have earned to their way to Indiana Percussion Association's State Finals to be held in Terre Haute's Hulman Center this Saturday, April 2nd!  They will perform at 9:57am in Scholastic A Concert Class with their class starting at 9:00am and awards at 2:15pm!   These musicians have had a tremendous season and have worked very hard to return to State Finals!!  Tickets will be on sale at the door Saturday and I encourage EVERYONE to go and listen to what these young musicians have prepared for this season!  Congrats goes out to Jackie, Conor, and all the percussion staff that have made this season amazing for our kids!