Monday - Jazz Band
Thursday - Jazz Band
Friday - 8th Grade (MHS or HMSA) to MHS Football Game for Band Night
Due This Week
6th Grade - #12
7th Grade - #97
8th Grade - #66
Right now, only about 50% of band members are turning in practice charts. Please make sure these get turned in by midnight Friday EVERY week. When filling out practice charts or listening assignments, please carefully choose the section. There have been several instances when people have selected the wrong section and I haven't seen it until weeks later. For example, 8th graders should select "8th Grade" not "8 Blue or 8 White," 7th graders should select "4 Blue or 4 White", 6th graders should select "7 Blue, 7 White, or 8 Blue." Parents - please be active with your student's practicing. You can help from home by having them play things for you or asking them what they are working on.
Coupon Book Fundraiser
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. PLEASE NOTE: The online code is BurleyBand (without a space) - the paper with your book has a space and this will not work!
Spring Trip Information Meeting
We had our spring trip informational meeting last Tuesday. The trip will very likely be to New York City. I will send out a seperate spring trip email once we have more details in the coming week.
MHS 8th Graders to Football Game
THIS FRIDAY - September 19 any 8th grader going to MHS or interested in applying to HMSA will be attending the MHS 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 MHS), march to the field for the game, play pep band during the football game, and watch the halftime show. Parents should plan on a 10:00pm pick up at Monticello High School. This is a required field trip for MHS 8th graders. I have attached an acknowledgement form, and have also given these to students to get signed.
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.
Pep Band For Basketball
Beginning next week, we will have a practice once a week during homeroom for any 7th and 8th grader interested in playing pep band for the basketball games. We will play at one night of boys games and one night of girls games, as well as the championship game if we make that.
Make sure to check the band website regularly for calendar and event updates. www.burleyband.com