Director's Updates

Jun 26, 2018, 3:40 PM
Dear 2018 marching band students and parents, WELCOME TO THE 2018 MARCHING SEASON! Officially, our season began right after graduation, and I am so excited for the upcoming year! Of course I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break! Our first official event is the Westport 4th of July parade on July 4, 2018! Below are … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/06/26/westport-4th-of-july-parade-logistics/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Westport 4th of July Parade logistics</span></a>
May 29, 2018, 11:10 AM
Dear band students and parents, Attached is the current 2018 marching band roster for next year. Student names that are italicized mean that I have a verbal commitment from them but no intent to march forms or their $100 deposit. Remember that this Friday, June 1st is the final day to register for marching band. The forms can be … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/05/29/1st-draft-of-the-2018-marching-band-roster/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">1st draft of the 2018 Marching Band roster</span></a>
May 1, 2018, 1:12 PM
Band family, I need your help with several important events coming up! 1. Speedway Gates & Ticketing: Need 2 parent chaperones for Saturday, May 19 from 1pm-7pm. Marty Hovis will drive. Need 1 parent chaperone for Saturday, May 26 from 10am-2:30pm. Wes and Trish Nofsinger are driving the bus and chaperoning. Need 1 bus driver for Sunday, May 27 from 12pm-7pm. David Wagner and Karen Davis are chaperoning. Need more students to … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/05/01/help-needed/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Help needed!</span></a>
Apr 25, 2018, 10:51 AM
Dear Wind Ensemble student and parents, This email contains information regarding our shared concert with the UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble on the campus of UNC Charlotte this Monday, April 30 at 7:30pm. Call time for all students is 6:30pm in the choir room (room 145) in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Parking for both students and parents will … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/04/25/unc-charlotte-concert-logistics-we-only/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">UNC Charlotte concert logistics (WE only)</span></a>
Apr 17, 2018, 10:59 AM
Dear new/returning marching band members, Welcome to the 2018 season! It is with great anticipation that I write this email informing new and returning families about the upcoming season! The attached packet includes dates, schedules, information/medical forms and other very important information. Please read over this letter as a family and complete the forms included … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/04/17/2018-marching-band-information/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">2018 Marching Band Information</span></a>
Apr 12, 2018, 10:44 AM
Dear Marching Band student and parent, Attached are information packets regarding Drum Major and Student Leadership training and auditions. Please see the packets for dates and times as well as requirements. All returning students must re-apply for all positions. Remember these jobs are important for lots of reasons! Your positive attitudes and commitments NOW will … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/04/12/drum-major-student-leadership-packets/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Drum Major & Student Leadership Packets</span></a>
Feb 26, 2018, 11:13 AM
Band Family, Below are our performance times for both Pre-MPA Concert on Tuesday, March 6 as well as MPA the week of March 19-23. All events are at North Lincoln this year! Pre-MPA Concert – Tuesday March 6 Symphonic Band – arrive on campus at 5:15pm (be seated on stage); perform at 6pm, must stay for ELHS Symphonic Band and WLHS … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/02/26/pre-mpa-concert-mpa-performance-logistics/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Pre-MPA Concert/MPA Performance Logistics</span></a>
Feb 24, 2018, 12:47 PM
Band Family, As some of you know by now, North Lincoln has the high honor of hosting this year’s Music Performance Assessment (MPA) event for the South Central Band District. MPA is sanctioned by the North Carolina Music Educators Association and is considered the state equivalent to the EOC and NC Final Exam for band. … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/02/24/nl-to-host-mpa/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">NL to Host MPA!</span></a>
Feb 2, 2018, 11:10 AM
Dear Band Family, I am excited to announce a Spring Trip to Williamsburg, Virginia over spring break! I am trying to put together another trip to replace the Orlando trip. I hope folks will consider going! This new trip is half the cost of original. The dates of the trip are April 6-8, 2018. Attached to this email is the trip … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/02/02/williamsburg-va-spring-trip-announcement/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Williamsburg, VA Spring Trip Announcement</span></a>
Jan 19, 2018, 3:54 PM
Congratulations to the following students for earning chairs these state-wide honor ensembles as well as Charlotte Youth Wind Ensembles sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Dept. of Music! Western Region Orchestras Ethan Farkas, 1st Chair, Repertory Orchestra UNCG Honor Bands Flannery McFadden, flute Brandon Hamrick, trombone Hannah Tyson, oboe Abbigail Baumgardner, clarinet John Nofsinger, alto saxophone … <a href="https://bandofknights.com/2018/01/19/western-region-orchestra-uncg-honor-bands-cywe-congratulations/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Western Region Orchestra/UNCG Honor Bands/CYWE Congratulations!</span></a>