eNote – January 29, 2021



January 29, 2020


Good morning, POTP!

I’m excited about the final day of our Marching Music Minicamp!  The students had a BLAST yesterday…I haven’t seen smiles like this in weeks!  

A quick reminder that we are going to hold a Friends and Family Pep Rally at the conclusion of today’s camp.  Due to the weather (it’s cold!) we are going to hold the Pep Rally in the UPPER GYM with TONS of social distancing. Please do NOT use the main gym entrance; they are holding a basketball game in the competition gym tonight. We will ask parents to enter the Upper Gym using the back entrance (see image below) and to follow HCS Covid protocol while on campus.

We will also Facebook Live the performance for those that are unable to attend in-person (Facebook Page).  Here is today’s schedule: Marching Music Minicamp Day 2 

Friday, January 29

3:15 – Berry is dismissed…8th grade band students will meet in Berry Band Room and walk down to SP together with BMS staff

3:35 – SP is dismissed

3:45 – Sectional Work in small groups with social distancing

4:45 – Full Band in Upper Gym

5:45 – Pizza in Cafeteria

6:30 – Final Warm Up in Upper Gym

6:45 – Pep Rally for Friends and Family in Upper Gym

7:00 – Dismissal

As we continue in a hybrid schedule, with over half of our students learning in a virtual environment at any point in time, participation in our google meet rehearsals is critically important. Unless ill, daily participation in our virtual classes is expected for EVERY STUDENT when they are at home.  Additionally, in-person students are REQUIRED to attend the after-school rehearsals associated with their band class.  Now more than ever, these after-school rehearsals are CRITICAL!

We have updated the WEEKLY SCHEDULE and online calendar for the next two weeks.

  • We are going to cancel the Instrumental after-school rehearsals scheduled for next week (February 1 and 2).  We will pick rehearsals back up on February 8 and 9.
  • The Jazz Band is going to meet the next two Wednesdays from 12-2 pm.

Finally, Iron City Studios  has uploaded photos from the fall marching season.  They are available for purchase.  They are FANTASTIC!!!  I hope you will take a look and consider supporting ICS.

See you all TONIGHT!

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