eNote – April 8, 2020

Happy Wednesday, POTP!  I continue to personally pray for you and your family as we walk through this challenging time.  Your health and well-being are very important to me. Stay well, stay safe and be wise!

Our Band Booster Board met digitally last week to discuss several things.  Among those was our desire to hold an in-person band banquet to celebrate an exciting school year and send our Seniors off in style.  With that in mind, we are very hopeful that we can hold a modified band banquet before July 4. There are many options to consider and everyone’s health and safety are our primary concern. Should we not be able to host an in-person event we will puruse digital means. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details.

Also, our Band Booster Board has several leadership positions that will be vacated by parents of Senior band students.  That means WE NEED YOU! Be sure to read the special note from Alfred Perkins, Band Booster President, included below for more details.

We have several other things to touch on below.  Because I don’t see students personally each day, the eNotes are one of the only means we have to share important administrative information. Please take a moment to read through them carefully.  I have a special announcement included at the end of this document.

Students, be sure you are signed up for the appropriate Google Classroom.

This is how we’ll share academic activities, class-specific announcements, and assignments.  CLICK HERE for a list of the Classroom Codes.  I’ll reserve eNotes and Remind texts for full-band related information.

Spring 2020 Section Showdown is on!

CLICK HERE TO RECORD YOUR MUSICAL ACTIVITY. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RUNNING TALLY OF TIME. It’s a competition for all our groups (visual and instrumental).  TUBAS are winning in a LANDSLIDE!

A Special Note from our Band Booster President, Alfred Perkins

Parents of Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen band students:

First, I hope you and your loved ones are faring well in the midst of this current environment, and that your students have made a smooth transition to on-line learning. These are unique times for us all.

Now, I have an exciting opportunity for all of you: the opportunity to support the best band students in the world- the amazing students (your children) that comprise the Pride of the Park, the Spain Park High School Band!!!

Over the past year, many of you spent many hours supporting the SPHS band, and for that we are grateful. It had a direct impact on our kids and helped them to be successful and enjoy the band. We had some very wonderful parents of seniors who served in booster leadership roles last year, and we now must fill these roles for next year.

Elaine Ake – uniforms

Kelly Miranda – finance

Todd Miranda – fund raising

Toyia Pride – chaperones

Additionally, Chad Hewitt, who served as Pres. Elect and Sparks Chairperson last year, will transition to President next year.  Therefore, we have leadership opportunities for both President Elect and Sparks Chairperson.

We have leaders returning in several areas: secretary, hospitality, concessions, equipment crew and band banquet. 

If you are interested in a leadership role in any of these areas, please send me an email indicating the area(s) that you are willing to help lead.  Our goal is to have a leadership team in every area and to not put the burden of leadership on just one individual.

My email: alfred.perkins@charter.net

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Alfred H. Perkins, Jr. 

 

Thank you for reading the entire eNote! I want to make you aware that we will be posting the 2020 Halftime Show Reveal video this Friday on our website and social media outlets.  You’ll want to be sure to follow the SP Band Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter and visit www.spainparkband.org on Friday for the BIG NEWS!

GO JAGS!

CN