eNote – July 23, 2018


Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM in the Theater

Picture Day – Your Help is Needed

Help is needed this week to finish preparing for Friday’s pictures.


1)  3 or 4 people are needed Friday morning 7am – Noon to assist students with getting ready.  All students have uniforms, yet there are always a few last minute changes. Students will clean their shoes before they put them on.

2)  Evenings this week, we need a few people to finish labeling uniform hangers, prepping hats and shoe bags.

3)  We need help with hemming/sewing a few buttons, sleeves and pants.  We have a few uniforms that need minor adjustments.


Your help is REALLY appreciated.

Give Elaine a call or send text if you are available to help this week – 205-585-7548.



Also, we will continue fitting instrumental students for their formal uniforms Friday morning after pictures.  If you could assist Nicki Mayhew, please email her at spainpark1300band@gmail.com



Drum Corp International is hosting a contest this Thursday evening at Samford University.  In order to facilitate our student’s attendance, we will NOT rehearse this Thursday evening.  The change has been made to our online calendar as well. WE WILL REHEARSE THURSDAY MORNING AND TAKE PICTURES FRIDAY MORNING.

Marching Band Registration What if I Missed it?!?!?!

Many thanks to those of you came to Marching Band Registration.  It was a huge success! Special thanks to the students and parents who volunteered and helped facilitate the event.  THANKS!


In case you missed it, here is what you must do IMMEDIATELY…

  1. Complete the Required Forms online.  Once completed, print off the email you receive and send in a hard copy of the forms during band camp. Be sure to include a copy of your medical insurance card and student’s identification card.
  2. Pay your Fair Share Sponsorship fee. Complete the form linked and send in a hard copy during band camp. Pay online at www.myschoolfees.com>>>Public>>>Fudraisers>>>Fair Share Fee or send a check made payable to Spain Park HS. This is critical to the operation of our program…we CANNOT operate the band in a financial deficit.
  3. Sign up to meet your volunteer obligations.  Each family is asked to work two shifts in our concessions stand, chaperone one football game, and volunteer at our October 2 marching showcase – Sparks in the Park.  You can sign up online!
  4. Sign up for Remind 101…Text @spband2018 to the number 81010

Download the App on your iPhone, Android, or iPad.

If you do not have a smartphone/device you can access CHARMS via the internet on a

computer at www.charmsoffice.com


Once your App is installed, login via…


School Code: SpainParkBand

Password/ID: first and last name all lowercase (example: chrisneugent)

The student profile section must be updated every year.


The My Profile page is the student’s information. (Please capitalize and spell appropriately

so we may print labels without grammatical errors)

Once complete with the student’s profile, click on Edit Adult in the top right. Edit and/or

add parental information. This is crucial to the success of the program so the Director’s can

reach the parents as needed.


ACCOUNT TO YOUR NAME. You may change the password – but be sure you and your

student BOTH know the password.


Formal Uniform

Instrumentalists, we need you to bring your formal uniform (dress, tux, slacks and shirt) BACK to SP next week.  We want to ensure everyone gets the best fit. DO NOT ALTER THE UNIFORMS IN ANY WAY! Bring them back in ASAP and Mrs. Mayhew and her crew will make sure you have the PERFECT uniform for our concerts. THANKS!


Month at a Glance – (July, August, and September)

Click here for a Month-At-A-Glance for Band Camp and beyond.  The full camp schedule is included.

Be sure to look at www.spainparkband.org/calendar for the most up-to-date calendar.

School Registration


Registration dates for Spain Park are now available. Students will be able to register during the noon to 6 PM break each day.  There is NO REASON students should miss camp to register for classes. SP Administration has made registration quicker and easier than ever and they have assured me that there is NO REASON our band students should need to miss camp rehearsals to register.  It negatively impacts all 180+ students when you miss rehearsal.