Dear band family,
Thank you so much for a successful 2017 band camp! The students worked so hard, the parent volunteers were second to none, and the staff was steller! Very excited for the upcoming school year and band here at North Lincoln!
T – MB 5:30-8:30
Th – MB 5:30-8:30
F – HOME FB Game – call time 5:45pm
This Friday is our first home football game vs. Carolina Cats Homeschool. Call time is 5:45pm. Dress is Summer Uniform (Show shirt, khaki shorts WITH A BELT, socks and athletic shoes). Color Guard wears black shorts with their show shirts. Please make sure your Summer Uniform allows you to move comfortably and follows school dress code. You will need to bring $$ for 3rd quarter break if you wish to buy something from concessions. The boosters will provide waters and snacks throughout the game.
Our two rehearsals this week are in the evenings (5:30-8:30). Please make sure you have a ride to these rehearsals and bring everything (music, drill, equipment, hats, appropriate clothing/shoes, sunscreen, etc.). We will focus on the show on Tuesday and mostly pregame/halftime on Thursday. We will NOT march the competitve show this week (separate email to follow explaining why).
Finally, the band class schedule will be as follows:
Fall Semester Spring Semester
2nd Period – Guard class 3rd Period – Wind Ensemble
3rd Period – Wind Ensemble 4th Period – Symphonic Band
4th Period – Symphonic Band
I know that in today’s day and age with so many options and a variety of courses, it can be challenging to schedule band. I realize that sometimes a choice must be made to schedule band. As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that it shouldn’t be a us vs. them mentality, but rather a us and them mentality! With careful planning, it is possible to schedule band each semester and take all the courses you need and even want! Our wonderful guidance counselors work very hard to ensure students can take the arts classes they want, and if enough people are insistent on taking band, they will get the message! Thank you for all that you do for this program… It is the concert band program that is the heart and soul of this program. The marching band will only get better when the concert program is strong!