Dear 2017 North Lincoln “Band of Knights” member and parent,
I just wanted to take a moment to officially WELCOME you to the 2017 North Lincoln High School Marching Band! For those of you new to our organization, I want to CONGRATULATE you on making such a wonderful decision. The Band of Knights is the LARGEST organized group at North Lincoln and its #1 ambassador. Most importantly, the Band of Knights is an absolutely awesome FAMILY of musicians who share a passion for musical and visual performance.
This year’s band will include 102 members: 30 woodwinds; 31 brass; 16 guard; 21 percussion; and 3 drum majors. I have attached our current roster and an updated summer/fall schedule. Please contact the band office ASAP if there is a serious conflict with any of these dates! As you can see from the roster, we still have 1 opening – a woodwind spot! First come, first serve! Also, please look over the roster and check your name and grade level. This roster will be sent to our shirt vendor during band camp.
During the next several weeks the staff will be busy preparing for our upcoming season. We will be charting choreography, writing music, ordering equipment, and planning performances – WE WILL END OUR SEASON WITH AN OVERNIGHT TRIP TO HAVELOCK HS AND THE CRYSTAL COVE CLASSIC! Hopefully we’ll get some beach time as well! It is hoped that you will enjoy this time to relax and recharge. If possible, try to maintain your “chops” by practicing regularly. For students who need a school instrument, our section leaders will be contacting you to arrange delivery/pick-up. Summer is also an excellent time to take private lessons in order to make greater progress on everything from tone production to music reading.
Over the next few weeks, several emails will be sent out containing a variety of information. PLEASE READ ALL EMAILS and CHECK THE BAND WEBSITE! This is the best course to keep up with what’s going on. This will be the primary form of distributing music for the fall.
I can promise you that one of the BEST EXPERIENCES OF YOUR LIFE is just around the corner. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions; for those who don’t know, I am currently in Lubbock, Texas working on graduate courses at Texas Tech University (Go Raiders!). I will try to stay current with emails. We look forward to seeing all of you late July!