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posted 12-14-19 at 9:15am
The Town of East Bank has canceled their Christmas Parade that was scheduled for today due to the predicted weather conditions.
WE WILL STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE GAULEY BRIDGE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Meet in the Band Room no later than 3:40 to prepare to board the bus which will depart the school at 4:15. Food will not be provided in the band room as planned because we will not be reporting to the Band Room directly from the East Bank Parade!
We do not wear Helmets and Plumes for Christmas Parades – Band member are free to decorate their head with Santa hats or other festive apparel so long as it is appropriate and does not interfere with their duties as a band member (playing and seeing).
From neck down, all band members will be in uniform including black socks and shoes. It will probably be cold at some or all these parades; layering is encouraged. Underlayers must not be visible - no hoodies sticking out the neck, no pants sticking out the bottom!
Instruments may also be decorated so long as the decorations are appropriate, do not interfere with the operation of the instrument and do not cause any damage.
Montgomery Christmas Parade:
Chesapeake Christmas Parade:
Campbells Creek Christmas Parade:
Marmet Christmas Parade:
East Bank Christmas Parade:
Gauley Bridge Christmas Parade:
Riverside High School Warrior Band's Annual Christmas Concert
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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 (email@example.com).
Thank You, Mr. Mullins
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.
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Here are images from last year's group:
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: