Hello Band Families,
Tomorrow is an exciting day. Tomorrow we start to put together what we know so far and we start work on the final pieces of music. While we won't be putting the music to the drill yet, we will be learning to march, proper posture, basic movements, and all those other important marching band items that I can't remember :-) Please try to print out your music and bring it with you. I have printed a limited number of copies and brought those in to the office in case someone forgets.
Please wear clothing that covers your skin. It will be hot this week and we do not need anyone sunburned. Please bring sunscreen and lots of water. Make sure it is water or sports drinks. Sodas will not provide you with the elements you need to stay hydrated.
Please wear good marching shoes. Solid tennis shoes, your marching shoes or equivalents. No saddles, flip-flops, uggs, Mudds, clogs, wooden shoes, snow boots, slippers. Make sure that you have good solid shoes on.
You will need to bring your lunch or a plan to eat lunch. We will not have food available nor do we have bottled water for you.
I will be at the school at 8:00 AM to open up. The day starts at 8:30 AM with a sit down meeting with me and the students. Right after that meeting I will turn it over to the drum majors and then I will have a meeting with the instructing staff. I anticipate a smooth week with a lot of learning crammed in.
Denise Whitney will be at the band room to collect band camp forms. Thank you to all that have mailed in their forms. I'm hoping to have everyone else's forms first thing in the morning. If you have not printed and filled it out yet, please use these two links to download and do so. http://grantbands.weebly.com/uploads/4/4/3/3/44338089/2016healthhistoryform.docx http://grantbands.weebly.com/uploads/4/4/3/3/44338089/2016paperregistration.docx
If you have any questions please feel free to call me. See you tomorrow!
Please read the attached letter from the Grant Public Schools Superintendent.
In case you have not heard, Mr. Buikema has submitted his resignation as of this morning. The Booster Board regrets seeing him leave and will miss him greatly. We are looking forward to the continued support of all the students and parents as the band program transitions through this process. We are planning on continuing the schedule as planned and will work in the new director when the position is filled.
As a reminder, Pre-Camp is scheduled for July 25 - 27 at the High School and then Band Camp is July 31 - August 4. If you haven't submitted your registration papers for Band Camp please consider sending those in soon. If your child will be attending Band Camp and has any type of allergy please email me ASAP as I have to submit the menu plan by Friday.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me. If you are receiving this email and don't think you should, please email me. If you know of anyone who didn't receive the email and you think should have, please email me.
Mr. Buikema has posted a letter on the Grand Bands Facebook page in case you are interested in reading it.