What a great step towards our goal!! I am very proud of our young people and all that they accomplished and are striving for!
Saturday we will travel to Greenwood and put on our first "full" performance of "E"magination! Momma Wells' Timekeeper has been updated and you will find it in the tab on the left hand side!
Thursday: 9-15 No Practice
Friday: 9-16 3-7pm
Saturday: 9-17 11am arrive for Fall Festival Parade
Noon Fall Festival Parade
1pm Arrive back to EHS
Thursday: 9-22 7-9:30pm
Parents, due to parent teacher conference we have been asked to move the start time of our practice back to 7pm to accommodate all parents and teachers that are involved. With that being said practice will be moved back that night to 7pm and will release PROMPTLY at 9:30. This has been updated on our calendar. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but, with our staff, and homecoming festivities, there is no other time/place to have this.
First off, Great Job this WEEKEND! We took "E"magination out and everyone came off the field alive! This week is a little hectic as far as schedule goes. This week we have Brass and Woodwind split with brass on Monday and Woodwinds on Tuesday. Guard will be in on Monday and Percussion will be in Tuesday, with the Battery coming in on Monday to have their choreography session with Derek from 5-7. Wednesday the hornline only will be in after school till 5pm on Wednesday for their choreography session. Thursday will be OFF so that we can all go to the performances at Fall Festival and we will move that originally scheduled practice to Friday where all members will meet from 2:45-7. I know that it sounds and looks hectic, if you have any questions please ask!
Click the arrow above for Google Map directions to Lafayette Jefferson...
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!
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.
August 24 we had seventeen members of the Marching Mustangs make the trek to Decatur Central High School to participate in Dr. Tim Latzenheiser's leadership clinic. Dr. Tim is a world renown clinician that speaks to the youth about what it takes and is expected of them as being not only a leader in the band or choir room, but in life...We would like to thank Mr. Tim Cox, band director at Decatur Central for his photo and his wonderful hospitality and Dr Tim for sharing his wonderful message and time with not just our students but all 313 young inspiring leaders that were in attendance!
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!
This Saturday we have our annual March-A-Thon Practice/Fundraiser! All money raised goes towards your band account! March-A-Thon this year will start at 10am and go to 8:00pm with a performance of all the show that we know at 7:40pm. Lunch will be from 1:00 to 1:45 and dinner will be served at 5pm by the boosters! Enclosed is a March-A-Thon form if you have not filled one out yet and is also in our forms page!!!
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!
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!
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
12:45 Hornline in auditorium
4:00pm Horns in auditorium
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...
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
8. Other items that the guard or percussion need
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!
By Signing up to Remind you will receive all texts sent throughout the season!
2016 Should be a fun trip!
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!
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.
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!
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!