(Subject to change according to Coronavirus mandates)
Camp Week 1: Percussion/Guard: July 20-24: 6 pm - 8pm
Rookie Camp (new members only): July 23, 24: 6pm - 8pm
Camp Week 2: Full Band July 27 - 31: 6pm - 8pm
Rehearsals: Aug 4, 6: 6pm to 8pm
Librarians: Hope Herring*, Mario Barrs, Nala Terry, Laleh Ghasseminia
Tech Cru: Caleb Kaneaster*, Mark Wydler, Kyle Beckstrom, Nico Duarte
Lieutenant: Noah Antonelli
Flute: Maya Gedlaman, Kennedy Peyton
Clarinet: Tiffany Black, Ashwin Mendez
Saxophones: Garret Gregory, Kylie Astorga
Trumpet: Darren Johnson
Trombone: Savannah Seaver
Tuba/Euphonium: Devin Walmsley
Front Ensemble: Evan Kiddy
Woodwind: Tiffany Black
Brass: Devin Walmsley
Percussion: Sam Gilbert
Guard: Kim Kelsey
Asst. Drum Major: Sean Walrath
Head Drum Major: Raven Rahn
John Philip Sousa Award Winners
2019: Nick Cirell
2018: Sarah Gilbert
2017: Davis Benfer
2016: Hector Granda
2015: Amanda Olsavsky
2014: Bailey Peacock and Mikyla Hall
2013: Anthony Cassette
2012: Teresa Lewis
2011: Ajibola Okewusi
2009: Andrew Willis
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I want to let everyone in on the additional rehearsal implementations for the camps to keep everyone safe. These are absolute and we will follow them each day.
Time change: Camp will be from 6 - 8pm. 5:30 begins temp checks; 6pm is rehearsal; you must be temp checked prior to entrance to rehearsal. If you arrive late, you will need to text Mrs. Davis to be temp checked and wait outside the gate until you are cleared.
Students are required to arrive in waves wearing masks between 5:30-5:55pm.
The district is mandating each student answer 5 online questions concerning current state of health (ie. do you have a fever, are you exhibiting cold symptoms etc). Any student who answers no to any of these questions must stay home until they can answer YES to all the questions. Please text Ms. Chaffin through the Band App immediately.
Prior to each rehearsal, each student will have their temperature taken via infrared thermometer. Temperatures must be below 100.4.
All students must remain 6 feet apart while indoors (3 step intervals and 10 feet while playing instruments indoors. Students must remain socially distant while outside at 6 feet. Staff will be rehearsing the students so this will not be an issue while outdoors.
Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal. This means that all students must be picked up by 8:20pm. This allows 15 minutes for announcements, march back to the band room and dismissal + 5 minutes to gather belongings and exit.
Brass players must bring a “spit rag” - go to walmart and buy some cheap face washcloths and use those. You are not to open waterkeys in the band room or in any indoor space.
Absolutely no playing on anyone else’s instrument or drinking from anyone else’s water. You have to bring your own cooler of water. No sharing of any kind - music, towels, drill etc. Sharing is NOT caring right now.
We will use the 3D app again this year so bring your phones.
I am no longer communicating through Facebook. We are using the BandApp. The Band app allows you to send texts directly to me as well as post to the entire band. If I have to communicate with the band last minute (inclement weather, time change etc), I can send that out and you can receive the information immediately. We can also live stream using the band app. The Band App is free.
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Interested in auditioning for Jazz Band or Wind Ensemble? Email Ms. Chaffin a video of yourself performing your scales. Play as many as you can in as many octaves as you can (FBA Style) with the arpeggios. The sooner you submit your audition, the better!
Congratulations to the Mandarin Symphonic Band
for earning Straight Superior Ratings at District MPA!!!