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!