Good Morning all,

Below, please find a lot of important updates for the next couple of weeks!! It is not only concert season but the start of pep band. We have a lot to bring to your attention:

 

  1. BOOSTER MEETING WEDNESDAY

6:30pm in the music room! Come and help prepare for this weekend’s events!!

 

  1. CONCERT!

Next Thursday is our annual winter concert! Below, please find all the important details:

  • MORNING BAND Students should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m for their picture
  • CONCERT BAND Should arrive no later than 5:45 for their picture
  • The doors open at 6:45 p.m
  • Performance order is: Honors Wind Ensemble, Concert Band
  • Concert Attire:
    • Men: White tux shirts, black button cover, black vests (being passed out today and Friday in rehearsal), black pants (also being passed out today and Friday in rehearsal), black DRESS SHOES! Sneakers will not be permitted. Those students in sneakers will not be allowed to perform. We have dress shoes in the music department for students who need them
    • Ladies: Black dresses (which should have been ordered and altered by now), Black dress shoes
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  1. ALL STATE AUDITIONS:

All State Auditions will take place this Friday, December 1st, at Skowhegan Area High School. Permission slips were sent home Monday. The busses will be leaving a bit after 2:30 PM and will most likely return around 10:00 pm. Students who are auditioning should be dressed up and looking professional! They should bring food or money for dinner. The following students have signed up to audition:

 

17:48 Brunswick High School Adolf, Josie 12 BCL: Bass Clarinet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:00 Brunswick High School Battle, Zoë 11 CLA: Clarinet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
17:56 Brunswick High School Blair, Sophie 12 PRM: Percussion Mallets Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:48 Brunswick High School Bojarski, Katie 10 BHN: Baritone Horn Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:12 Brunswick High School Bojarski, Max 9 TSX: Tenor Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:24 Brunswick High School Boll, Ethan 12 CLA: Clarinet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:24 Brunswick High School Casey, Grace 10 BSX: Baritone Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:00 Brunswick High School Caswell, Eleanor 9 TRP: Trumpet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:12 Brunswick High School Donsbach, Ben 11 PRS: Percussion Snare Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
17:48 Brunswick High School Dorn, Niles 12 TSX: Tenor Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:28 Brunswick High School Duffy, Ryan 11 PRS: Percussion Snare Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:36 Brunswick High School Flanagan, Josh 11 TSX: Tenor Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:48 Brunswick High School Gillespie, Darien 10 OBO: Oboe Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
20:36 Brunswick High School Hall, Chapman 10 TRB: Trombone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
20:24 Brunswick High School Hess, Alec 10 TRP: Trumpet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:36 Brunswick High School Horch, Cordelia 12 CLA: Clarinet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
20:12 Brunswick High School Jones, Bailey 12 TRB: Trombone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:00 Brunswick High School Madigan, Thomas 12 ASX: Alto Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:48 Brunswick High School Morse, Alexandra 11 CLA: Clarinet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
20:00 Brunswick High School Perkinson, Aidan 11 TRP: Trumpet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:48 Brunswick High School Pietraho, Micah 9 TRP: Trumpet Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:12 Brunswick High School Poutree, Sarah 11 BSX: Baritone Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:24 Brunswick High School Teboe, Kyra 12 TSX: Tenor Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:36 Brunswick High School Thoits, Autumn 12 TBA: Tuba Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
18:24 Brunswick High School Verador, Steffany 10 FLU: Flute Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
19:36 Brunswick High School Wayne, Maddie 10 ASX: Alto Saxophone Choice #1 Skowhegan Friday starting 3:00 (no strings)  
  1. NIGHT OF SWING AND JAZZ:

 

IT’S HERE!! The Auction and Night of Swing & Jazz will be taking place this Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:30 pm. We are in need of volunteers for the event Saturday, as well as help with the set up on Friday. You can also sign up to bring a dessert in for our buffet! Every little bit helps! We hope you will join us for a wonderful night of music that will benefit the entire department! Below is the link to two different sign-up’s and help! You can also find the poster for the event attached to this email!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4caba722a5fe3-night

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4faaab2da3ff2-opus

 

            For students in the jazz program:

  • Students should arrive by 5:00 p.m
  • 5:00 p.m – The Thursday Band will warm up on stage. The Tuesday band will be in the band room
  • 5:45 p.m – The Tuesday Band will warm up on stage. The Thursday band will be in the band room in sectionals
  • 6:30 p.m – The Doors Open
  • 7:00 p.m – Concert (order: Tuesday, Thursday, Opus One)
  • Concert attire is:
    • Men: Black suits, black dress shoes, white button up shirt, solid color tie.
    • Ladies: All black. Black stockings are required if they wear a skirt.

 

  1. POINSETTIA PICK-UP AND DELIVERY:

 

This was a record year for our Poinsettia Sale! THANK YOU!!!!! We sold 451 plants – and 65 of those will be donated to Meals on Wheels! All plants must be picked up this Saturday, December 2nd, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm in Crooker Theater.

 

 We are looking for help with organizing pick-up, as well as volunteers to deliver plants to local Brunswick businesses. If you or your student can help in any way, please sign up at the link below! 

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C4BA9AE2DA6F58-poinsettia2 

 

DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR PLANTS! ANY PLANTS LEFT OVER AT 3:00 PM WILL BE SOLD AT THE AUCTION & JAZZ NIGHT!

 

  1. CALENDAR ITEMS

Wednesday – 11/29                6:30 p.m – Music Boosters – Band Room

Thursday – 11/30                    5:30 p.m – Thursday Jazz Sectionals (ALL SECTIONS)

                                                    6:00 p.m – Thursday rehearsal

Friday – 12/1                            2:30 p.m – All State Bus Leaves for Skowhegan

Saturday – 12/2                       5:30 p.m – A Night of Swing and Jazz Silent Auction Begins!

Tuesday – 12/5                        7:00 a.m – Morning Band

                                                    6:00 p.m – Tuesday Jazz

Wednesday – 12/6                  5:30 p.m – Thursday Jazz Sectionals

                                                    6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz

Thursday – 12/7                      7:00 p.m – Winter Concert

Saturday – 12/9                       5:30 a.m – Bus leaves for New England Music Festival Auditions

 

 

I believe that is all the info I have for this week! I know the next few weeks are an absolute mad dash. I am so appreciative of all the time and energy that so many people have put in to making our program successful! From the countless hours spent on the Night of Swing and Jazz to parent volunteers coming in to help organize dress clothing, each and every effort means so much.

 

Thank you for all you do for our wonderful students. We appreciate it very much.

 

Have a wonderful week. See you Saturday at the Night of Swing and Jazz!!!

 

~ Mike