Hello band parents and students -
We have some important events and deadlines coming up! Please read on for reminders on some important dates. We're looking forward to sharing our concerts with you next month!
Nov. 12th, Victor Goines Visit: This already happened, but tenor saxophonist Victor Goines from Jazz at Lincoln Center visited yesterday for a jazz masterclass and clinics. It was an inspirational day - ask your jazz student about it!
Nov. 15th, Senior Legacy Deadline: November 15th is the deadline for seniors and their parents to purchase a senior legacy keepsake package from BOPA, which includes the senior poster. Order online here.
Nov. 14th-26th, Band Merchandise: There is another opportunity to purchase band merchandise! Order online in the shop starting tomorrow, and items will be delivered before winter break.
Dec. 1st, UW-Madison Jazz Festival:
7:00 Jazz members only, please mark your calendar for this annual performance.
Dec. 5th & 6th, Winter Band Concerts: Our first concerts of the year! Wednesday is Blocks 1, 6, and 7. Thursday is Blocks 2, 3, and 7. Look online for the dress code. Click here to sign up to bring treats for the reception, and remember to also bring a non-perishable food item for MOM if you are able.
Dec. 8th, Fruit Delivery Day: Congratulations to everyone who sold fruit this year. Remember to pick up and pay for all of the fruit between 8 and 11 on that day. And whether you sold or not, parents can sign up here to help out with delivery day. (Students will sign up at school.)
Dec 14th, Solo/Ensemble Registration Deadline: Forms will be passed out in class this week.
Jan. 25th, Akropolis Reed Quintet: We have some special guests coming at the end of January to cap off our Solo/Ensemble unit. The Akropolis Reed Quintet will be visiting each class as well as the middle schools to clinic chamber groups, and they will present a concert along with some student chamber groups in the evening on January 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
Michael Ver Voort
Music Teacher & Band Director Middleton High School