Band family,
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in last week’s Band Camp! I am SO PROUD of the students for their hard work, dedication and great attitudes… the entire 1st movement is on the field playing and marching (which is over half the show!). We also ended with some pep band music and football things to pump up the kids 🙂

This week is Post Camp! Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5:30-8:30pm. Please be on time ready to go with all materials and equipment. There is no rehearsal on Wednesday due to open houses at both NLHS and NLMS. Our rescheduled Family and Friends Preview Performance will be Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30pm at the practice field. A mandatory parent meeting will be at 6:30pm that same evening in the auditorium. Please make plans to attend both!

I also want to echo Mr. Stokes’ previous email regarding attendance. We realized when LCS decided to move our school calendar up a few weeks that band camp in particular would have conflicts with previous vacations, camps, church activities, ect. Therefore, we did our best to be understanding and flexible with families and scheduling conflicts. With that being said, please double check the posted band schedule on the website and make sure you have dates cleared. All performances are required! It really effects the entire group when students are missing and/or arriving late/leaving early. Do your best to accommodate the band schedule so ALL students in involved can experience success! It is my policy that all absences be submitted 48 hours in advance and that sicknesses be communicated even if they are sudden! The band directors reserve the right to withhold a student from performing if they demonstrate inadequate progress due to excessive absences. To echo Mr. Stokes, we do not want to be “sticklers”, but attendance is important! We understand life is busy and things come up… we ask that you do your best!

Lots of great things happening! Keep checking your emails and the website regularly!

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Yay Band!
Mr. Still

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