Reminder: Parent Showcase and Meeting is tonight at 7:00pm. Mr DeWitt has promised a super short program outside and then we’ll be inside to escape the heat. See you there!
Suit up gang, we’re going swimming!
The annual end of band camp pool party is on Thursday, August 9th from 8:00pm until 10:00pm at the Boise Racquet & Swim Club (address below).
👨👧👦Who? Current band members and their families only.
📆 When? Thursday, 8/9/2018, 8-10pm
Boise Racquet & Swim Club
1116 N Cole Rd
In case you missed it, here are the details Mr. DeWitt sent in his recent email:
I hope that you are super excited and ready to go for another awesome season of marching band! This got out a little later than I hoped, but here is everything that you need to know:
1 Schedule for camp and the full school year
2 What do I need?
b If you can’t get everything by Monday, that is OK. Just do your best.
3 How do I order my required GMB Shirts (1 purple, 1 gray) and optional Swag?
b All orders must be completed by 7/31/18!!!
4 Leadership Candidates
a We have a session on Monday during the day.
b All other members will attend only the evening block on Monday.
c If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, you must attend this session.
d Leadership will be finalized by the end of the first week of camp.
a All sections will have a required sectional during the open afternoon
b One the first week, and one the second week
c These will be finalized as part of the first evening of camp.
6 Percussion Placements
a Percussionists will audition throughout the first of camp for their spot.
b The audition will consider rhythm/tempo control, stick/mallet technique, sight-reading, and overall control.
7 Shoes & Gloves
a If you have marching shoes & gloves, please check them for sizing & condition.
b We will be sizing and ordering new ones at the first evening of camp.
a Students will be measured for uniforms during the course of camp.
b There is no charge for the use of the uniform.
c The cost of any damage will be assessed to the student
a The complete is listed on my website
b If changes occur, I will communicate them as early as possible.
c If you absolutely have to miss part of rehearsals, you will need to complete an absence form and submit it for approval.
a Rehearsals are open and family are encouraged to observe so long as you don’t distract from the task at hand.
b All posted times indicate the start and end times, so please arrive early enough so that you can start at the posted time.
c Parents are encouraged to arrive a little early at the end of the night to visit with each other and members of our board. This is an awesome opportunity to meet some outstanding folks as well as for them to meet you.
11 Stay in touch
a Students will be contacted via WestAda emails only.
b Parents will be contacted via email of choice.
c All students and parents may subscribe to our text alerts: https://www.westada.org/Page/28104
12 Parent Showcase
a The posted time may change as we coordinate with Football. I will email/text as soon as it is finalized.
b This short event is for students to show off what they learned at camp.
c Immediately following this we have a short parent meeting to introduce staff and booster board. We also offer a quick overview of the season and answer any specific questions.
d Attendance is required for members and strongly encouraged for family.
a Especially for those who are new to band, there are a lot of new things to keep track of and learn about.
b Any and all questions are welcome. You may email me, or schedule a face to face visit if that is preferred.
14 Medical Release Form:
a Please bring this completed: https://www.westada.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=10845&dataid=116966&FileName=Medical%20Release.pdf
b If you are not able to print at home, we will have hard copies available.
15 Last thing
a Please complete this registration form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KyXW4JNKfkeIXDoD7rx3U6nzmk30g9dFrli8CKVTKBZUNlVKT05KSUlFSVoyVVgyMDZDUTgyVDNYMi4u
See you on Monday!
All the best,
Mr. Quentin DeWitt
Instrumental Music Teacher, Rocky Mountain High School
The first community jazz band and choir concert was a great success even if it was cut short by a thunderstorm.
Kick off the summer season next Friday night with a free community concert. This is a fun way to support our musicians while engaging in the community.
Monday 5/21 @ RMHS Cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 pm / program begins at 7:00 pm. This event is for all RMHS Orchestra students and their families. We celebrate everyone’s achievements over the course of this year. Attire for the eveing is nice clothes.
The last concert of school year is one week away. Concert starts at 7pm on Thursday 5/17 in the RMHS Auditorium. This is also our last fundraising opportunity of the year. Funds raised will be used to buy instruments. Credit cards can be used for your donation.
This event is for all band students and their families. We acknowledge students for their achievements from this school year and announce student leaders for 2018-19. You must purchase your ticket for dinner ahead of time by clicking here: http://www.rmhsmusic.org/banquet/. Senior students eat for free – though you still need to purchase a ticket so that we have an accurate head count. Please have your tickets purchased by Monday 5/14 by the end of the day so we can order the right amount of food.
The Banquet for Concert, Jazz, Symphonic & Marching Band is in 2 weeks. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 and will include a 3-Taco dinner with rice and beans. Senior students are free. Tickets will be available soon.
Happy May 1st! This means we are finishing out the year in the Instrumental Music department with a number of events. Check the calendar and the website for updates as the month goes on.