Welcome Back - Here's to a Great Year!
Due This Week
The 2014 Coupon Book fundraiser is underway. You may pick up a book in the band room. They come in a paper envelope that has your order form on it. As you sell them, use the provided book to show people the different coupons and discounts they will get. Do not give out that book until the end of the fundraiser. Checks should be made out to Burley Middle School. Each book is $25.00. Those going on the band trip receive 50% profit towards your spring trip account. Those who are not going on the trip will be raising for the general band fund. I would like for all band members to sell at least one book. You can also sell to out of town relatives using the online form, and the company will mail those people a book specific for their area at no additional cost. You will still receive credit. Let me know if you have any questions.
Anyone who missed spring jazz tryouts or who is a 6th grader with prior experience on an instrument is welcome to tryout for jazz band. These will take place on September 2nd before school. Please see me or email me for information. Jazz band is an audition group that rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am - 9:00am beginning on September 9th.
Spring Trip Information Meeting
This year's spring trip takes us to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There will be an information meeting on September 9th, prior to back to school night. The exact time and location will be announced in the coming weeks. Expected cost will be $600 and will be paid in four monthly installments of $150 in October, November, January, and February. There will be an accompanying fundraiser for each payment beginning with this coupon book fundraiser. If any parents are interested in helping with the organization of fundriasers, please shoot me an email.
AHS 8th Graders to Football Game
On October 10, any 8th grader going to AHS or interested in applying to MESA will be attending the AHS Football game and participating in Middle School Band Night. We will take a bus immediately after school, watch marching band practice, rehearse pep band with the high school band, eat with the band (provided by AHS), march to the field for the game, play pep band during the football game, watch the halftime show, and eat pancakes after the game with the band. Parents should plan on a 10:00pm pick up at Albemarle High School. This is a required field trip for AHS 8th graders. There will be a game at Monticello High School on a date TBA.
Make sure to check the band website regularly for calendar and event updates. www.burleyband.com