June Update

posted May 26, 2010, 11:42 AM by Eric Drew   [ updated May 26, 2010, 12:20 PM ]

Key Info: Graduation Rehearsals, Night School Graduation, NBHS Graduation, Cape Verdean Day Parade.

Dear Whalers,

While school is winding down for most of the student body, the Band is entering another busy time of year.  The month of May has been quite successful including our All-City Band Festival, our trip to New York City, and the Music Department Banquet.  Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients.  Now it is time to finish this year strong and begin planning for next fall.

During the months of June and July we have four performances and several rehearsals.  These are outlined on the attached schedule and feature the band in both concert and marching modes.  All of the performances for the remainder of this year fall into our role as a school spirit and community service organization.  Your presence and energy are necessary to make these events a success.  Please do everything in your power to attend.  

In addition to the two graduation ceremonies that the band will perform for, there are two marching performances scheduled.  Seniors should note that they are required to perform with the band through the Night School Graduation on Tuesday, June 8, and color guard is required to perform at the Cape Verdean Day Parade on July 3.

There will be an informational meeting for parents and students at the end of rehearsal (8:00pm) on Wednesday, June 9.  At that meeting, details will be made available regarding next year’s fall season and fundraisers to begin working on over the summer.  Please make every effort to attend.

Thank you all for your hard work so far this year.  We are now on the home stretch and I hope we can all come together to make these final events of the 2010-2011 school year a resounding success.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.                                                               

Yours in music,

                                                                        Mr. Eric Drew

A copy of this letter and the attached schedule will be sent home with students following the All-City Band Festival on Thursday, May 27.