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Weekly Band “Notes”  August 20-26, 2023


This Week’s Events


Monday, August 21

Senior Banner Photos (during class)

All State Contracts & Fees DUE

*2nd Period- Bring CONCERT instruments to class*


Tuesday, August 22

Marching Band Rehearsal 5-8pm (Main Field)


Wednesday, August 23

Wind Ensemble Sectionals 2:45-3:45pm

Front Ensemble & Drumline Rehearsal 3-5pm


Thursday, August 24

Marching Band Rehearsal 4-6:30pm (Practice Field)


Friday, August 25

Home vs Seabreeze (call time 5:30pm)

*REQUIRED: wear orange t-shirt & solid-black shorts to school*




All State Auditions

The following students have signed up to audition for All-State this year. Please turn in your contracts & $15 per audition fee by MONDAY. If you plan to audition for All State & do not see your name below, please email Mrs. Martin.

***Please download the PDF of this document on the bottom of this blog to to view the list of students. This list can also be found on the Remind app.***



Home vs Seabreeze


Friday (during school): Students are required to wear their orange band t-shirt & solid black shorts (MUST BE IN DRESS-CODE); Color Guard must wear their tiedye shirts from this year and black leggings. Students will be assigned a grade for wearing their uniform! *Color guard students are required to stay after school for hair and makeup! Please bring your OWN hair and makeup supplies to school* Plan to eat dinner BEFORE arriving!


5:30pm: Call Time for students and volunteers! Students should come dressed in their orange band t-shirt, black shorts (must be able to fit under uniform pants), long solid-black socks (mid-calf or higher), black gloves, Dinkles, & NO JEWELRY. Any student whose hair is chin-length or lower must be able to pull their hair up in a ponytail, braid, or bun. Hair must be off face & neck.


6:15pm: Students will line up outside the auditorium, ready to march out to the field.


6:50pm: Line up on the track for Pre-Game performance


7pm: Game Begins! We will play in the stands for the first two quarters of the game. The band will then perform at halftime. After that, students will have 3rd Quarter to visit the concessions stand & use the restroom. During 3rd Quarter, students MUST stay in groups of 2 or more students and MAY NOT enter the Home or Visitors Stands! Students MUST be in their spot by the time the clock for 3rd Quarter reaches 0:00! We will then play in the stands through the 4th quarter and end the game playing the Alma Mater & Fight Song for the football team! A Remind will be sent to parents at the end of the game to come pick students up at Spruce Creek High School.



Frequently Asked Questions


1. What time does the game end? The game ends when all 4 quarters have been completed unless it is a tie at the end of the 4th Quarter. Most games end around 9pm, but some have ended as early at 8:30pm, while others have gone until 11pm. A Remind will be sent when the game has concluded.


2. Will my student have time to eat? Students should eat dinner before arriving at 5pm. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the concessions stand during 3rd quarter & use the restroom. Students should plan to bring water and snack to the game.


3. How can I attend the game? VOLUNTEER! Band volunteers receive free entrance into the game however there are only a certain number of spots available for each game. Sign up today!






Mandatory Wind Ensemble Parent Meeting


We will have a mandatory parent meeting for all Wind Ensemble parents on Tuesday, September 5th at 7pm in the Choir Room. All Wind Ensemble parents MUST attend as we will be discussing the trip, payment, and chaperoning. We will also hold a fundraising meeting at 6pm to help brainstorm ways to fundraise for this trip. We need big fundraisers to help offset the cost for all students.


Hydration Station Help at Practices


We need parent volunteers to help keep our students safe at practice! Please sign up here if you are able to help manage our hydration station during practice! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044AAAA623A3F85-marching20




Band Calendar Access


Keep up with the latest band activity for the year by syncing our Google calendar to your phone:

If you are unable to sync the calendar to your phone, bookmark this link to our website to check out all upcoming dates



Please note that the calendar has been filled through the entire 2023-2024 school year!



Band Fees DUE by September 15th


Please make sure you are staying on top of your band fee payments. All fees must be paid in full by September 15th. Late payments will be turned over to school obligations & prevent students from attending after-school functions & events. Please contact Laura Kramer with any questions regarding your balance at treasurer@creekband.org



Concert Attire


Our first concert of the year is October 11 th for Jazz Bands & October 18th for Concert Bands! Please see below for information regarding concert uniforms & where to purchase a tuxedo.


.Jazz Band


Solid Black Button-Down

Shirt Black Dress Pants

Black Closed-Toe Dress Shoes

Black Mid-Calf Length Socks

Stud earrings ONLY (No necklaces or bracelets)



Concert Band Attire


• Black Concert Dress *Measured & ordered at Kick Off. If you did not attend Kick Off, please contact Mrs. Higgins scmpaa@creekband.org*

• Closed-toed Black Shoes with low-to-no heel

• Stud earrings ONLY (No necklaces or bracelets)

-OR-

• White Tuxedo Shirt

• Solid Black Bowtie

• Solid Black Vest

• Black Tuxedo Jacket *Wind Ensemble & Orchestra ONLY*

• Black Tuxedo Pants

• Black Dress Shoes

• Black Mid-Calf Length Socks

• Stud earrings ONLY (No necklaces or bracelets)


We recommend purchasing tuxedoes here: Daytona Tuxedos



1866 S. Ridgewood Ave.

South Daytona, Fl. 32119

(386) 322-6868


Band prices for the 2023-2024 school year from Daytona Tuxedo


1 button polyester tuxedo jacket $59.00

Black classic fit tuxedo pants $27.00 White wing collar $16.50 Black vest $25.00 Black cummerbund $8.50 Black pre-tied bow $3.75 Black self-tie bow tie $12.00


OPTIONS:


Slim fit Shirt $18.77

Slim Fit Tux Pants $30.04

Slim Fit Dress pants $30.04 Slim fit Jackets $79.00


Free hemming on the new clothes purchased. Tapering is an additional charge except for SLIM options.

$5 hem on pants and jackets purchased over 6 months ago. Add 6.5% Florida sales tax.




August 20-26, 2023
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