HAYS BAND NEWSLETTER
August 30th - September 5th
In this weeks issue:
Message from the Booster President
2020 Show Shirts
Official Band Calendar
We have officially concluded our 2020 summer band camp!! We want to thank both our parents and our students for their continued dedication to excellence and safety during these past six weeks. Being able to complete 6 weeks of camp with no exposure to COVID-19 is a huge testament to the commitment our students, staff and parent volunteers share in terms of keeping our kids safe.
Moving forward, our HHS band staff will be spending this next week planning a series of online curriculum that will be geared towards keeping our students both physically and mentally engaged. The band staff has been training in the new Schoology system and are hopeful to be able to help our band students get adjusted! To ensure that our students are ready and equipped for day one of school, students should consider having the following items readily available (if possible):
1. Electronic device with access to Zoom and Schoology. Schoology works best on a desk top, laptop or tablet. Students may encounter audio restrictions when on a phone or iPod.
2. A Metronome - There are many free apps available for download (Tonal Energy recommended).
3. A Tuner - There are many free apps available for download (Tonal Energy recommended).
4. Paper & Pencil for taking notes.
5. External speaker / microphone for best possible audio quality (only if desired)
6. Open mind and positive attitude! Getting adjusted to virtual school will take some time, but we will work to make it as great as possible!
Students who are planning on participating in the marching show this year should take additional note of the rehearsal schedules provided in this newsletter. We have provided the rehearsal schedule for both, the first three weeks of virtual school as well as the rehearsal structure that will begin on Monday, September 28th.
If you are interested in All Region Jazz, please contact Mr. Venegas at firstname.lastname@example.org and join our Google Classroom. Code: s77cn6b. There are video resources available in the Classroom that can help aid in learning and enhancing your preparation of the Jazz etudes. As always, if anyone is seeking help getting started on the etudes, feel free to reach out!
This week, students will only be expected to focus on attending the following virtual master classes.
Sunday, August 30th -
BLT Zoom Meeting - 7:00pm
Monday, August 31st -
Virtual Bassoon Master Class - 1:00-2:00pm (at home)
With Senior Airman, Nicole Pompei
Virtual Oboe Master Class - 2:00-3:00pm (at home)
With Ashley Rubio
Virtual Flute Master Class - 2:30-3:30pm (at home)
With Dr. Kristin Hayes
Virtual Saxophone Master Class - 2:30-3:30pm (at home)
With Dr. Rami El-Farrah
Virtual Clarinet Master Class - 2:30-3:30pm (at home)
With Julie Linder
Virtual Trumpet Master Class - 2:30-3:30pm (at home)
With Dr. Joe Cooper
Tuesday, September 1st -
Virtual Trombone Master Class - 1:00-2:00pm (at home)
With Joe Dixon
Virtual Euphonium & Tuba Master Class - 4:30-5:30pm (at home)
With Jarrett Lipman
Wednesday, September 2nd -
Full Band - OFF
Thursday, September 3rd -
Virtual Horn Master Class - 2:30-3:30pm (at home)
With Professor Lanette Compton
Friday, September 4th -
Full Band - OFF
Hello Band Family,
Please plan to join us for the first general booster meeting of the ’20-’21 school year which will take place via ZOOM this Tuesday September 1st @ 6:30pm. https://zoom.us/j/98099844983?pwd=NGRPNjRQRDh6dE8xVERWQ1ByYVJCQT09 If you cannot join us, no problem … the minutes will be posted on the website later in the week. As always though, if you have a question, feel free to email me at any time!
Deadline to purchase ALL spirit items in the booster store (yard signs, decals, show shirt, clear stadium bags) will be September 8th. http://www.haysbands.org/booster-store.html
Hope to see you virtually on Tuesday!
Hays Band Booster President
Become A Booster Member
The Hays Band Boosters organization is dedicated to support the students, directors, and the mission of the band program as they strive towards the highest level of curricular and artistic goals in music education and performance. Booster meetings will be held at 6:30 PM on the first Tuesday of each month from September-May (except December). Meetings are generally held in the HHS band hall, and are approximately one hour, except the September meeting, which runs closer to two hours. We are all band parents, so everyone is invited and encouraged to attend meetings- no membership is required to attend meetings give input, suggestions, ideas, or to volunteer. Attending Booster meetings is the best way to stay informed and contribute to band activities. Membership is required to be allowed to vote and for your child to be eligible for a Band Booster Scholarship their senior year. There is no requirement placed upon members to volunteer.
By becoming an official Booster, you are supporting the students directly. Your votes in general meetings allow you to guide our development and fundraising efforts. Our Mission is worthwhile: “The Hays Band Boosters Organization is dedicated to support the students, directors and the mission of the band program as they strive towards the highest level of curricular and artistic goals in music education and performance.”
Membership dues fund our senior scholarships. Membership is required every year your student is a member of the Hays Band beginning in 2018. Please make sure you purchase a membership each year so your child will be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarship amounts are dependent on how many memberships are purchased and how many students apply. Booster membership is not the only criteria.
- Individual memberships will have the option to receive one booster membership gift, while supplies last.
- Family memberships will have the option of receiving two booster membership gifts, while supplies last.