I will be attending the 7th grade camping trip on Thursday and Friday. I may be back in time for 8th grade and 6th grade on Friday, so you should still bring your instrument. Make sure that your computer is charged so that you can do the classwork with the substitute.
Students needing to purchase a book should bring a $10 check made out to Burley Middle School, or bring $10 cash. Students will not be given a book until money is received.
Students renting an instrument from the school will need bring in the $75 rental fee before being allowed to take home an instrument.
Band Bake Sale During Back-to-School Night
We will be hosting our second back-to-school night bake sale next Tuesday, September 9. We ask that each band student make some kind of baked good and bring them to school on Monday or Tuesday next week to be sold on Tuesday evening. This fundraiser goes to buying new instruments and music. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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.
Spring Trip Information Meeting
There has been a change in spring trip destination. The spring trip will now be to New York City. 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 approximately $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.
MHS 8th Graders to Football Game
On 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.
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.
Jazz Band Starts Next Week
Those who are in jazz band - we will start next Tuesday, September 9th. Rehearsal starts at 8am, so be here by 7:50.
Make sure to check the band website regularly for calendar and event updates. www.burleyband.com