In case you didn’t see Mr. DeWitt’s email on Friday afternoon (Aug.7), rehearsals *will* continue on 8/10. Here’s a portion from that latest email (schedule details):
8:00 – 10:00 Woodwinds Only for Visual Block (No Instruments)
9:30 – 11:30 Color Guard (Bring equipment as per Mr. Carpenter’s instructions)
10:30 – 12:30 Brass Only for Visual Block (No Instruments)
1:30 – 3:30 Percussion Only for Visual Block (Bring a pair of marching snare sticks as we may do some playing depending on schedule)
Same schedule as August 10th, but we will play
All student leadership will have a meeting with Mrs. Monson from 12:30 – 1:30.
August 12th – 14th
Rehearsal will be held between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. We will finalize the detailed times on Monday and send those out Monday evening.
August 17th – 21st
We will have rehearsals this week, but the times are TBA as we will have to coordinate with some of the other activities that will be held on campus that week. I will send out an update with those at the end of next week.
Effective from August 5th, All rehearsals have been put on-hold until 8/17. Please refer to Mr. DeWitt’s email sent late Tuesday 8/4/20 for an explanation about this decision. Hoping to re-start in a few weeks! Stay tuned.
If you didn’t receive an email from Mr. DeWitt about orientation for Grizzly Marching Band, you can contact him at Dewitt.Quentin@westada.org
Some highlights of the plan are provided below but please refer to the email for full explanation.
Who: All students that are interested in participating in the 2020-21 Rocky Mountain High School Grizzly Marching Band.
What: Grizzly Marching Band Orientation
When: August 3rd, 2020. See detailed schedule below.
Where: Rocky Mountain High School Room A3 (Band & Orchestra Room) – map provided in the email
…What should I bring?
Face mask & hand sanitizer for yourself
Information about masks for instruments will follow in a separate email.
DO NOT bring your instrument
The following information
WestAda ID #
Student Mailing (Home) Address:
Student Cell Phone Number (if you have one):
Preferred student email address:
What instrument will you play this year?
What instrument will you play in marching band this year?
Parent/Guardian Land Line(s):
Parent/Guardian Cell Phone(s):
…and any questions you may have about this year.
…When do I need to be there?
We have scheduled each section of the band for a 45-minute orientation. This will keep the groups smaller, allow us to meet everyone, explain what to expect, and answer your questions. If you arrive before your time, please just wait outside the band room until we invite you in.
8:00 AM Flutes & Clarinets
9:00 AM Saxophones
10:00 AM Trumpets, French Horns, & Mellophones
11:00 AM Trombones, Baritones, Euphoniums, Tubas, and Sousaphones
Announcement for parents of Grizzly Marching Band/Symphonic Band students:
UPCOMING EVENTS: The booster board would like to invite parents to the GMB Camp Parent Social on Thursday, August 8th at 7:00pm in the North Parking lot (near where the band will be practicing). Come and meet the booster board and other band parents, share some refreshments, and see what the kids are starting to learn. It will be a good time to get to know one another, sign up for committees and see what needs to be done to help the band this year. There are quite a few new families to band this year as the program is growing. Let’s get to know one another and make this the best Grizzly Marching Band ever. Hope to See You At The Social!