Middle Creek High School Band Marching Symphonic Wind

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Middle Creek High School Band Marching Symphonic Wind Ensemble Jazz Ensemble

Middle Creek High School Band Marching Symphonic Wind Ensemble Jazz Ensemble

Why Band? • Academics – Tend to do better in school • Time Management

Why Band? • Academics – Tend to do better in school • Time Management – Learn to manage their time better • Friends – Marching Band students will start school knowing about 60 of their classmates and they share the same block for lunch – Parents who are involved will also have a great time!

First Semester Programs • Concert Band – 10 th through 12 th grade (non-marching

First Semester Programs • Concert Band – 10 th through 12 th grade (non-marching band students), class is held 2 nd Block • Marching Band – 9 th through 12 th grade, class is held 3 rd Block • 9 th Grade Band – for 9 th grade students not in Marching Band, class is held 4 th Block

Second Semester Programs • Jazz Ensemble – audition required, class is held 2 nd

Second Semester Programs • Jazz Ensemble – audition required, class is held 2 nd Block • Wind Ensemble (highest level band class) – audition required, class is held 3 rd Block • Symphonic – 9 th through 12 th graders not in Wind Ensemble, class is held 4 th Block

Fitting it all in to Graduate ~ an example ~ Freshman Year • First

Fitting it all in to Graduate ~ an example ~ Freshman Year • First Semester – – English I World History Marching Band Healthful Living • Second Semester – Algebra/Geometry – Earth Science/Honors Biology – Concert Band – Elective (Language/Other) Sophomore Year • First Semester – – Algebra II Biology/Honors Chemistry Marching Band Elective (Language/Other) • Second Semester – – English II Civics and Economics Wind Ensemble Elective (Language/Other)

Awards • Every year the bands have scored a Superior rating at Music Performance

Awards • Every year the bands have scored a Superior rating at Music Performance Adjudication. • Marching Band – 2013 Panther Creek High School Competition – Class 2 A • 1 st place - Color Guard • 1 st place - Percussion • 1 st place - Drum Major • 1 st place - General Effect • 1 st place – Music Performance • 2 nd place – Visual Performance • 1 st place - Overall Class 2 A

Awards ~ Continued West Johnston High School Competition – Class 2 A • Drum

Awards ~ Continued West Johnston High School Competition – Class 2 A • Drum Major – 2 nd Place • Color Guard – 3 rd Place • Percussion - 1 st Place • Marching – 1 st Place • Music – 1 st Place • General Effect – 2 nd Place • Overall Class 2 A – 1 st Place • Best Overall (regardless of Class 1 A or 2 A) – 1 st Place Fuquay Varina High School – Class 2 A • Percussion – 3 rd Place • Color Guard – 1 st Place • Music Performance – 3 rd Place • Visual Performance – 2 nd Place • General Effect – 1 st Place • Class 2 A Overall – 1 st Place • Reserve Champion (another way of saying Class 1 A/2 A Champion – out of 9 bands total) – 1 st Place • Spirit Award – MCHS

Awards ~ Continued Ragsdale High School – Class 3 A • Color guard –

Awards ~ Continued Ragsdale High School – Class 3 A • Color guard – 2 nd Place • Percussion – 1 st Place • Drum Major – 2 nd Place • Visual performance – 1 st Place • Musical Performance – 2 nd Place • General Effect – 1 st Place • Overall Class 3 A – 1 st Place • Grand Champion • Pit Award Cary Band Day – Class 4 A • Drum Major – 2 nd Place • Drum Line – 2 nd Place • Color Guard – 1 st Place • Music Performance – 1 st Place • Marching – 1 st Place • General Effect – 1 st Place • Overall Class 4 A – 1 st Place

Concert Attire • The following concert attire is required; however, it is not included

Concert Attire • The following concert attire is required; however, it is not included in the student’s fair share fee. – Ladies – Rivar black dress, ordered first semester, approximate cost $75. 00. – Gentlemen – Savvi Formalwear Tuxedo – black pants, black jacket, vest, white shirt, bow tie, and shirt accessories, ordered first semester, approximate cost $185. 00. Alterations are free and adjustments can be made until the student outgrows his tux.

Marching Band Attire • Students in Marching Band will be provided a Marching Band

Marching Band Attire • Students in Marching Band will be provided a Marching Band uniform. Color Guard members will be provided a Color Guard uniform. • Students will need to purchase gloves and shoes (at this point the fee in not included in the student’s fair share). Approximate cost for both $40. 00. The boosters will size and order. • Color Guard – all new Color Guard members will need to purchase their own wind suit. Approximate cost $60. 00. The boosters will size and order. • All Color Guard will need to purchase their own shoes and gloves. The boosters will size and order shoes. Information regarding gloves will be provided at summer practice. Cost for shoes is approximately $60. 00.

Fair Share What is “Fair Share”? Fair Share money is used for items such

Fair Share What is “Fair Share”? Fair Share money is used for items such as, but not limited to: • Sectional Specialists & Clinicians throughout the year • Music scores and Marching Band Drills • Instruments, instrument supplies, and repairs • Band Camp instructors and choreographers • Contest and entry fees • Travel (rental trucks, gas, and bus drivers) • Uniform expenses (dry cleaning, alterations, repairs) • Leadership Camp Scholarships for Drum Major • Awards and Plaques • The Band Booster officers, under the guidance of the band director, determine Fair Share dues based on the bands’ anticipated expenses and funds raised for the coming year.

Fair Share ~ Continued • Fair Share is currently being evaluated as we prepare

Fair Share ~ Continued • Fair Share is currently being evaluated as we prepare the budget for 20142015. We expect these fees to increase this coming year. • Fair Share for 2013 -2014 – Concert Band $80 (due in 2 payments) – Marching Band $750 (includes concert band fee). This fee is paid in installments, beginning with a non-refundable deposit in July when the registration packet is due. Typically the fee is paid in 4 payments. – Scholarships are available on a need basis. Parent's) must request a meeting with the Band President and Treasurer to discuss a scholarship and additional payment plan. • Band Trip – each year a band trip is taken. Depending on the trip, the fee will either be added into the student’s fair share or priced and billed separately. – Example of including in the fair share – going to a band competition in/out of state where the time requires an overnight stay. An event will be added to the trip that provides for teambuilding and is educational. – Example of a trip not included in fair share –NYC, Disney

Fundraising • • Music and Arts – parent opportunity Staff One – parent opportunity

Fundraising • • Music and Arts – parent opportunity Staff One – parent opportunity and older students Car Washes Patron Letters Yard Sale Restaurant Nights Golf Tournament Other opportunities, e. g. , wrapping paper, cookie dough, scripts • Amount in each student account does roll over each year. For seniors, there are no refunds and remaining amounts transfer to a siblings or into the scholarship fund.

Band Camp and Practices Band Camp is MANDATORY- July 21 -August 1 • July

Band Camp and Practices Band Camp is MANDATORY- July 21 -August 1 • July 21, 22, 23 – 8 AM - 5 PM • July 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 – 8 AM – 8: 30 PM • Aug 1 – 8 AM – 5 PM - parent meeting/pot luck/show and tell • Mini Camp - Aug 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21 – times TBA • Weekday practices - Tuesday and Thursday evenings/nights from 6 PM – 9 PM once school is in session

Volunteer Opportunities As long as our children are involved with activities, we’ll never stop

Volunteer Opportunities As long as our children are involved with activities, we’ll never stop hearing, “This can’t be done without you. ” Please note that these volunteer opportunities are important to both Concert and Marching bands. It would be appreciated if each of you could find a spot to become more involved with our bands. All of us have many responsibilities, but if we all pitch in, it makes it easier for all involved.

Volunteering ~ Continued • • • Equipment/Transportation Chaperones Fundraising Uniforms Band Camp Concessions Props

Volunteering ~ Continued • • • Equipment/Transportation Chaperones Fundraising Uniforms Band Camp Concessions Props Publicity First Aid Hospitality