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SCHS Band - Monday Night Rundown (01-18-2021)

Good evening SCHS Band Members and Families,
 
Here is your Monday Night Rundown for the week of January 18: (Week 3 of Q3)
 
Concert Performances for Quarter 3
As we are all aware, the current climate does not allow for us to perform concerts before a live audience. This has created a series of unique challenges for the SCHS Band Program. However, working in conjunction with Stewarts Creek High School Television and the Fine Arts Academy, we've found a temporary solution.
 
The plan for this quarter is to video record each concert ensemble class separately. This requires only one after school dress rehearsal and one day after school for recording. We have allocated 1 hour and 15 minutes for the dress rehearsal and 1 hour for the video recording per class ensemble. This will also allow our distance learners to join us for this project. Music and part assignments will be emailed to students to practice and most selections will be found in SmartMusic.
 
Recording each ensemble separately allows us to follow social distancing and health and safety guidelines with students seated 6ft apart on the stage. We have also limited the amount of after school time so that students can continue to focus on school work and other commitments.
 
For our distance learners, please note that we highly encourage participation as this will be the only performance grade for the quarter. For those students who are unable to participate, an alternative assignment will be given in place of this performance grade. We will send out a quick survey to the parents of distance learners this week to confirm participation in this project.
 
Once we have completed the video recordings, we will announce the broadcast of this concert at a later time. The dates for the rehearsals and recordings can be accessed by the link below.
 
Please note that with the uncertainty of inclement weather or a change to school-wide distance learning, we have added back-up dates, just to be on the safe side. Please check the calendar thoroughly. 
 
 

While we know that video recordings will never replace the atmosphere of a live performance, we know that the band members have been eager to have the opportunity to perform once again. Please let us know if you have any questions.

That's all for now!

-DB & MC
Stewarts Creek High School Band
stewartscreekband@gmail.com
615-904-6771 ext. 31600

SCHS Band - Welcome Back and Happy 2021

Greetings SCHS Band Members and Families,
 
We hope that everyone found some time off over the holidays and that each of you are well. Though we start off the spring semester of 2021 with a sense of uncertainty, please know that we will plan accordingly once we have more information on what this next quarter will look like in terms of actual class scheduling.
 
With all plans this semester, it goes without saying that things can change in the blink of an eye. We will keep everyone informed along each step of the way. We ask that you continue to be flexible and patient as we move forward. Our chief concern is student and family safety first. To that end we will continue to abide by our band room COVID-19 procedures and protocols as set forth by RCS and Stewarts Creek High School.
 
In the meantime we will send out the list of assignments for this week on Tuesday (1/5). These assignments will only take a few minutes to complete and should not pose a burden. We will continue to use FlipGrid and SmartMusic as our two primary platforms for assignments through this semester. Students will be able to access their assignments in Kiddom and we will also list them on our Edlio page and through Remind text messaging.
 
As always please contact us if you have any questions about any assignments or any band activities or band related business. Remind text messaging is the fastest and preferred method but email is also fine as well. Students and parents should use the Remind text class codes. Please use stewartscreekband@gmail.com to contact us through email.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone in some capacity soon. Please reach out if you need anything.
 
-DB & MC
Stewarts Creek High School Band
stewartscreekband@gmail.com

SCHS Band - Monday Night Rundown (11-30-2020)

Good evening SCHS Band Members and Families, 

Here is your Monday Night Rundown for the week of November 30: (Week 7 of Q2)

Class Fees
Student activity statements were emailed to parents on 11/30/2020. We ask that parents make arrangements to pay any remaining balances as soon as possible.

Amazon and Holiday Shopping
Do you hate fundraisers as much as we do? Well here's the solution. Click the link below before you do any Amazon shopping. The band gets a rebate.

All you have to do is click the link below. Then go to town!

This keeps us from having to peddle considerable wears of both questionable value and expense like wrapping paper, candles, or the dreaded holiday tins on our band families.

https://www.amazon.com/?tag=schsband-20&linkCode=ur1

SCHS Band - Assignments for Q2, Week 7 - Due 12/04/2020
As we do each week, the SCHS Band members have been texted their assignments for this week. This list can also be found in the Kiddom student portal. There is also a link below for band members and their parents to access for this week's assignments:

Click here to access the Q2 Week 7 SCHS Band Assignments

Mid-State Band Auditions - Videos Due by 12/03/2020
Just a friendly reminder that video submissions for auditions to the MTSBOA Mid-State Band are due this week by Thursday, December 3, by 11:59 PM. Info below for those who need it.

Click here to view the Mid-State Band Audition Video

Click here to view the list of required scales and fundamentals

9-10 Mid-State Band (Woodwinds and Brass) FlipGrid Code: https://flipgrid.com/midstate9and10

11-12 Mid-State Band (Woodwinds and Brass) FlipGrid Code: https://flipgrid.com/midstate11and12

9-12 Mid-State Band (Percussion) FlipGrid Code
https://flipgrid.com/midstatepercussion

9-12 Mid-State Jazz Band FlipGrid Code:
https://flipgrid.com/midstatejazz

That's all for now!

DB & MC
Stewarts Creek High School Band
stewartscreekband@gmail.com
615-904-6771 ext. 31600

SCHS Band - Monday Night Rundown (11-16-2020)

Good evening SCHS Band members and Families, 

Here is your Monday Night Rundown for the week of November 16: (Week 6 of Q2)

Amazon and Holiday Shopping
If you plan on doing any holiday shopping through Amazon, did you know that you can help the SCHS Band? By clicking the link below, you can purchase your items through Amazon as you normally do. The SCHS Band will get a percentage of your purchase through a donation through Amazon. All you have to do is click the link and then shop. That's it. This is basically Amazon's version of Kroger or Publix rebates for non-profits.

https://www.amazon.com/?tag=schsband-20&linkCode=ur1

Mid-State Band Auditions
A text message was sent out through Remind yesterday with a very important video that any student who is auditioning for the Mid-State Band must view. It should answer any questions about the process for this year's auditions, which are now being done through video recording. Band members who have elected to audition for the Mid-State Band and Jazz Band need to view and be familiar with the requirements outlined in the video below.

Click here to view the Mid-State Band Audition Video

Click here to view the list of required scales and fundamentals

9-10 Mid-State Band (Woodwinds and Brass) FlipGrid Code: https://flipgrid.com/midstate9and10

11-12 Mid-State Band (Woodwinds and Brass) FlipGrid Code: https://flipgrid.com/midstate11and12

9-12 Mid-State Band (Percussion) FlipGrid Code
https://flipgrid.com/midstatepercussion

9-12 Mid-State Jazz Band FlipGrid Code:
https://flipgrid.com/midstatejazz

We still have several students who have not turned in their money for the Mid-State Band auditions. Please make sure to get that taken care of ASAP.

SCHS Band - Assignments for Q2, Week 6 - Due 11/19/2020
As we do each week, the SCHS Band members have been texted their assignments for this week. This list can also be found in the Kiddom student portal. There is also a link below for band members and their parents to access for this week's assignments:

Click here to access the Q2 Week 6 SCHS Band Assignments

Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts
Band members currently in grades 10 or 11 who are interested in auditioning for the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts should click the following link. Make sure to read the form correctly. There is LOTS of paper work and multiple deadlines to adhere to. If you have any questions, send us a Remind text message.

Click here to access the application and information for the TN Governor's School for the Arts

That's all for now!

DB & MC
Stewarts Creek High School Band
stewartscreekband@gmail.com
615-904-6771 ext. 31600