eNote – June 30, 2020

Below is a VERY IMPORTANT note.  Included are some KEY documents and forms that you need to read carefully and complete immediately.

Here, you will find the following:

  • COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan outlining the safety protocols we must all take in order to better ensure safety.
  • Digital Forms Packet that must be completed before our first rehearsals begin in just under two weeks.
  • Important Dates that you need to set aside, including a VIRTUAL BAND PARENTS 101 Meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 PMWe will share appropriate information on how to join this digital meeting later this week.

COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan (https://bit.ly/Covid19EAP)

Student safety is ALWAYS are #1 concern. We have been working hand-in-hand with our administrators and medical professionals to prepare a plan to help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved.  Our plans closely emulate those handed down by the Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) that are currently being used by our football, basketball, and cheerleading squads.

Please look over this form very carefully and discuss it with your student(s).  It is critical that we follow the guidelines outlined in this packet to ensure the safety of all participants.

Digital Forms Packet (https://bit.ly/2020RequiredFormsPacket)

Included within this packet are five forms that must be completed and submitted. We ask that these digital forms be completed by Tuesday, July 7. Paper forms may be submitted the first day of camp.

  • Intent to March Form – We understand that these are unique times that may require students and parents to make the decision to not participate in the marching band activity. If you do NOT feel comfortable participating at this time, please email Chris Neugent immediately at cneugent@hoover.k12.al.us
  • Covid-19 Baseline Screening Form – This form will serve as a baseline and must be completed for each student BEFORE they report for summer rehearsals the week of July 10, 2020. This information is PRIVATE.
  • Fair Share Band Booster Fee Sponsorship Info – We have received permission to begin collecting Family and Corporate Sponsorships for the Band Fair Share Fee.  Please ensure that students are safe and proper protocol is followed should you seek a sponsorship within our community.
  • Field Trip Permission Form
  • Volunteer Form

YES! WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A MARCHING BAND IN 2020-21!!!  At this time, we are planning to follow the same band camp schedule that is posted in detail online at www.spainparkband.org/calendar

Here is a quick overview of those dates:

  • VIRTUAL BAND PARENTS 101 Meeting: July 7 at 7 PM
    • We will hold a Virtual Band Booster Meeting at this time.  We will discuss the upcoming season including very important information regarding the safety procedures necessary to have a safe and successful marching band experience for everyone involved.
  • PERCUSSION CAMP: July 13-14 (8am-12pm)
    • 8-11am: Battery, Brass and Guard
    • 12-3pm: Front Ensemble, Woodwind and Majorette
      • Dance is meeting at alternate times.  Ms. Moreno will communicate with Dance
      • We are meeting in smaller ensembles to allow appropriate training in safety procedures and to allow for a thorough cleaning of the rehearsal space between the two sessions each day.
  • FULL BAND CAMP: July 20-24 and July 27-31 (8am-4pm)
    • July 30 will be set aside for two important tasks…Marching Band pictures and School Registration.  We will take pictures between 9am-noon and students will be released to take care of SPHS School Registration the remainder of the day.

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