Every morning, we are out on the field doing wondering things! The class has decided to celebrate birthdays this year and we've already passed out a few balloons and sung horrendous versions of "Happy Birthday."
Last week, we posted the after school practice schedules of Color Guard, Drumline and Marching Band. I moved that list to www.falconmusic.org and added them in the main calendar. Don't forget, we have pictures posted of Band Camp as well as the parent performance. Please check them out.
This Friday, August 31st, the Band will travel to the first Football game of the season. All the details are posted on our calendar at www.falconmusic.org, but every week, I will summarize them in the Newsletter.
Event: Away Football Game at Santa Paula High School
Dress: Polo Shirt, Blue Jeans, White Shoes
Location: Santa Paula High School, sphs.net
404 North Sixth Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Call Time: 5:00pm .... (Equipment Crew, Water Crew, Support Crew - 4:30pm)
Start Time: 7:30pm
End Time: 11:00pm @ at CVHS. Students are encouraged to call home once the bus is in La Crescenta.
Misc: We will meet at CV, take attendance and travel by bus to Santa Paula High School. We will play pep songs in the stands. Students will be fed a 3rd quarter snack and have the option of purchasing items at the food shack.
Tryouts for the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band are Sunday October 14th .
This is great experience for all! We had great representation last year and I hope to encourage more CV kids to try out and participate!
Get more information online at: PCC ToR Honor Band
BAND CAMP THANKS!
Where were you July 27th? A bunch of dedicated kids camped in Big Bear planning for the upcoming Marching Band Year. Then Drumline, Color Guard and the Band Council stayed at CVHS the week of August 6th planning, cleaning, copying music, and getting ready to welcome a gaggle of Band Freshmen on August 3rd. Then there were over 100 eager, motivated, and talented musicians who spent from August 6-17 sweating, practicing, and spending 8 hours a day on campus to learn how to march and perfect our upcoming field show.
"It takes a huge amount of dedication to commit that kind of time; and I just want to say how proud I am of the students who decided to spend 2-3 weeks of their summer preparing for the marching band season."
The following students earned special recognition during Band Camp:
Most Spirited Freshmen - Michelle Rasic
Hardest Working Freshmen - Jaemin Lee
Most Outstanding Freshmen - Emily Hayhurst
Best Freshmen Marcher - Audrey Black
Most Spirited Upperclassmen - Emily Hardin
Hardest Working Upperclassmen - Trevor Fonda
Most Outstanding Upperclassmen - Katie Myres
Best Upperclassmen Marcher - Adan Martinez
"Band Awesome" - Crysta Ross
"Band Awesome" - Ayman Ahmed
"Band Awesome" - Lisa Chik
I'd also like to thank the following parents (and siblings*), for without their support and willingness to go the extra mile, we would not have had snacks, water, uniforms and everything else!
Uniforms: JULIE SALMON - Head organizer
Tracey Black, Jan Benson, Jan Archer, Drew Hardin, Kerry Hardin, Maggie O'Rourke,
Anna Severson, Karen Lee, Janice Lee, Mary Nolte, Julie Logan, MaryLou Matheu,
Jeremy Benson*, Mary Salmon*.
Water: The Hancock Family and Bobbie Brenneisen.
Snacks: Kristin Conder, Drew Hardin, Denise Pearson, Martie Kawahara, Lee Ann Emirkhanian,
John Kornarens, Bobbie Brenneisen.
Thank you to those who donated snacks during band camp too. Everything was a big hit, especially the fruit!
And I would have been lost without Coleen Godwin and Christine Artis who worked so diligently and effectively in the Band Office!