Homecoming, District audition deadline, Pass-offs & forms and fees.
Happy Homecoming Week! I suggest anyone playing for the game this Friday night arrive in the stands a little early for our 6:30 PM call. The Homecoming candidates will be introduced and the new Court announced starting right at 6:30. Best of luck to band members, Laura Bogner, Oluwaseun Abitogun and Jay Selzer who are all candidates! Dress Southish, feel free to bring a stand and clothespins to hold your music. Always follow all COVID rules including filling out the QR survey, stay on your dot for distancing and wear that mask anytime we aren't playing. The band has done an EXCEPTIONAL job of following these rules through our rehearsals and games.
Tonight is the deadline for filling out the Google Form application for District Band auditions. No late entries accepted. Remember, one application for each audition you plan to submit. These groups are tough to make but the process, successful or not, is an excellent motivator to get you practicing at a very high level. South traditionally has among the most students from any one high school make it into the ensembles. For more information, look at the links on "Resources for Marching Band/Freshman Band" on your Canvas home page.
On Friday, I plan to fill in a zero for any assignment that is past its due date and has not been submitted. This will be a shock for some who are behind on their submissions. As I've mentioned before, usually a large part of students' band grade is in points from participating in full group performances but we don't have any of those so far this year. This means ALL of your points come from turning in you assignments. If you get a zero, remember, that can be quickly changed as soon as you submit the missing assignment. Thanks to everyone who is on top of all of your assignments!
Finally, again, I'm asking everyone to get in those forms and fees. We hope to begin distributing this year's band shirt at the game but you have to have those forms and fees in to get yours. Here is the link where you can find those forms and pay the fees. https://www.smsraiderband.org/copy-of-parent-boosters-3