Good afternoon all,


I hope this email finds you all well.


Thank you to those who have turned in the paperwork for Disney. Hopefully tomorrow (Wednesday) we will have a few more in and will be in a better position to make some kind of assessment as to whether or not we will be able to go. I will update everyone as soon as Mrs. Albert and I have had a chance to go through the forms



ALL STUDENTS must turn in A pep band shirt order form. Please complete page 7 of the Band Handbook 2018 – 2019 and return it to Mr. Scarpone (


All students who wear a dress to formal occasions:

Formal Fashions Dress – Style 4755AA in Black. Performance knit (


All students who wear a shirt and tie to formal occasions:



Please see this link for specifics:

Formal Fashions Mandarin Collar Dress Shirt – Style 2186

Formal Fashions Silver Button Cover – Style  1093SL

Formal Fashions Tux Pants – Style 6501

Formal Fashions Vest – Style 350




*** PLEASE NOTE*** – there was an error on the calendar I sent home. The date of the spring band concert is Wednesday, May 29th (NOT THE 31st as listed). I have included an updated calendar Calendar 2018-2019 UPDATED


Thursday – 10/11/18

7:00 a.m – Morning Band

5:30 p.m – Thursday Jazz Trumpet Sectionals

6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz


Friday – 10/12/18


            This date is different than what was on the calendar we passed out last night. 

            Please see the screenshot included for times

            7:00 am – Bus Departs BHS For UMaine Augusta

            10:30 a.m – bus returns to BHS

  • Students should be dressed up for this audition: Shirt and tie, dress pants, dress shoes, NO JEANS, etc.


Tuesday – 10/16/18

            7:00 a.m – Morning Band

6:00 p.m – Tuesday Jazz

Thursday – 10/18/18

7:00 a.m – Morning Band

5:30 p.m – Thursday Jazz Trombone Sectionals

6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz


Friday – 10/19/18

            6:00 p.m – PEP BAND GAME!


Monday – 10/22/18

            4:00 p.m – BUS DEPARTS FOR DISTRICT 3 AUDITIONS @ CONY HIGH SCHOOL – More info to follow as we get closer.




Thanks to two of our students, we are going to be using a new app in lieu of “Remind” this year. It is called “Band”. It is essentially the same service, HOWEVER, it has several features not found on remind including an embedded calendar (where I will be placing the current music department events). Please sign up here:



Thank you to everyone who has signed up to solicit local businesses for donations for the annual Night of Swing & Jazz Auction, the music departments biggest fundraiser of the year. If you haven’t already spoken to your chosen business please do so sooner rather than later so we can stay on top of deadlines. We still have lots of slots available and are asking that each music department family sign up for 2 businesses, more if you can, so take a look at the sign up or if you have a business yourself and would like to donate an item message us here, we’ll be happy to hear from you.




A HUGE Thank you to Nancy Donsbach who has worked tirelessly to make the dress clothing stockpile organized and streamlined. There is still a need for a parent or two to help distribute and maintain the dress clothes. If you are willing to help, please feel free to email her  




Our next fundraiser is on Saturday, October 27th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm at the Chipotle at 359 Maine Mall Road in South Portland. This is an EASY event for us that can bring in well over $1000! You just need to show up, hand them the flyer (or show a digital copy) and eat. That’s it. Chipotle Flyer


Some caveats:

  1. Internet/ phone orders do not count
  2. We cannot distribute flyers at Chipotle
  3. You CAN use a digital copy of the flyer
  4. PLEASE spread the word.



 I believe that is all that I have so far for this week.


As always, thank you so much for all you do to continue to support our students. It is GREATLY appreciated. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful parents and students in our community who place such a strong emphasis on the performing arts.


If there is anything I can do, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you at pep band next week!


Have a great hump day


~ Mike