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Bruce Mullins - Director
Ashley Elswick - Field Commander
Gabbie Mullins - Feature Twirler
Kim Blankenship - Band Boosters President
IMPORTANT!! - CHANGE FOR BELLE CHRISTMAS PARADE TONIGHT!

The Town of Belle has reveresed the direction of their Christmas Parade. The Parade will START at Walker Machinery (1322 East Dupont Ave., Belle, WV 25015)

MEET AT WALKER MACHINERY (1322 E. Dupont Ave.) AT 5:00PM. The Parade will End at the Old Stone House

We Will Not Participate in the Charleston Christmas Parade This Year

With the ACT test happening Saturday Morning and the East Bank Parade happening Saturday afternoon, it just seems a bit too much to do the Charleston Parade this weekend as well.

I know that some of you will be happy with this decision and some will be dissappointed.

Charleston Christmas Parade is Postponed

I have just received word that the Charleston Christmas Parade has been postponed until next Saturday, Dec. 8th.

We could, theoretically do both the Charleston Parade and the East Bank Parade on the 8th. the question is, do we want to?
Check back for the answer.

Christmas Parade Details

Charleston Christmas Parade - Saturday, Dec. 1

Meet in the Band Room at 8:00am
Bus will leave at 8:30
Parade Steps-off at 10:00am


Belle Christmas Parade - Friday, Dec. 7

Meet at the Old Stone House on the lower end of Belle (228 West Dupont Ave.) at 5:00pm
Parade Steps-off at 6:00pm
Parade ends at Walker Machinery on the upper end of town


East Bank Christmas Parade - Saturday, Dec. 8

Meet at the East Bank Post office (208 Willow Street) at 12:00pm
Parade Steps-off at 1:00
Parade ends at East Bank Middle School


Marmet Christmas Parade - Friday, Dec. 14

Meet at Marmet Elementary School at 5:00pm
Parade Steps-off at 6:00pm
Parade Ends at Marmet Rec. Center - Just across from the Ball Field


Campbells Creek Christmas Parade - Saturday, Dec. 15

Meet at Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Chrurch (320 Campbells Creek Drive) at 3:00pm
Parade Steps-off at 4:00pm
Parade Ends at Point Lick

Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser Coming Soon!

On Tuesday, November 27th we will start our annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser with Phil. We will do this mostly as a 1 days sale in class, but will also take orders outside of class for a couple days. This year we will be able to take payment online! No need to handle cash or get checks; your customers can simply pay online!

Band Boosters Meeting - November 27th

The Band Boosters will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00pm in the Band Room. The major topic of conversation at this meeting will be the End of the year Trip.

Christmas Parades are Being Scheduled

So far, we have been asked to participate in the Charleston, Belle, Montgomery, East Bank, Marmet, and Campbells Creek Christmas Parades and I am quite sure that more invitations will be coming. We do all that we can to support our local communities, but they do not always do a good job scheduling their parades. The Belle and Montgomery parades conflict this year. Last time these two parades conflicted we went to Montgomery, so this time we will go to Belle. More information will come for these events, but the parades are on the following dates:

CLARIFICATION ON REPORT TIMES

Report times listed on the band calendar are the times that students are expected to be in the band room to prepare for performances. I realize that it is difficult for some students to get back to school at the report time if they go home first, and for this reason many students stay in Quincy after school. Sometimes the down time between the end of school and the band's report time can exceed two hours. It is simply impossible for me to adequately supervise every child during this "unstructured" or "down" time. Some parents allow their child to walk to McDonalds, some to Walmart, some students have cars and drive wherever they choose, and still some are told to stay in the band room. I have absolutely no way of knowing who is allowed to do what, and wouldn't be able to keep up with it if I were given the information.

While I don't mind students being around the band room after school I cannot be held accountable for what children may do when out of my sight and possibly off school property when parents allow them to stay in Quincy outside of times that I require or request them to be here.

If parents choose to allow their child to stay during the time after school and before the stated "report" time then Parents are responsible for their child's actions during that time.

As usual I will continue to be around the band room after school on these days, will ensure that the students around me are behaving correctly, and will be available to any student who has a problem during this time. Please feel free to email me if you would like to discuss this matter (bmullins@mail.kana.k12.wv.us).

Thank You, Mr. Mullins

WVU High School Honor Band

The WVU High School Honor Band Will be held February 7-9 this year.
Participants will be asked to record themselves (video) playing two major scales of their choosing, the chromatic scale, and a brief required excerpt that will be provided below. The required excerpts will be posted in January 2019.

Check back for updates

Here are images from last year's group:

Marshall High School Honor Band

THe Marshall High School Honor Band Will be held February 14-16 this year.
Last year, Marshall started a sytem in which all nominated students are allowed in the two lower bands. Students, and their directors, can choose to audition for the two two bands. This audition will consist of scales, sight reading, and possibly a prepared piece.
Here are some images of past groups attending the Marshall Honor Band Festival: