Hello Irish Guard Family:
SECOND ANNUAL HOEDOWN THROWDOWN
Needed to send out a HUGE THANKS to all who were involved in the Second Annual HOEDOWN THROWDOWN. The amount of work that goes into that event is amazing. By sending this THANK YOU in this “director’s notes,” I may leave someone out and I do not want to leave anyone out. If you had anything to do with that event: food, drinks, prizes, auction items, set-up, clean-up entertainment, attending the event – whatever it took to get the job done --- THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I do hope there will be a Third Annual HOEDOWN THROWDOWN. It is really fun! And… we need fun.
WINTERGUARD / WINTERPERCUSSION
Great season for both ensembles!! For the past several years, we have included these two ensembles in the end of the year concert. We are doing this again for this year. May 2; 9 guard meets at 6pm-7:30pm On May 16 – guard will meet at 6pm-7pm; followed by election of drum major and guard captain… Percussion is going to meet during lunch on those Mondays after FMP. Concert is May 23rd in the SPORTS COMPLEX at 6:30pm.
We do have a meeting on April 18 7:30pm in the band room. We are looking for candidates for the board members. Please, if interested let Mrs. Lutz know. Our music program really needs to continue to be an advocate for music education. We need parents. Every successful music program is made up of: students / teacher …. PARENTS! Please attend the April 18 meeting. These next three meetings (April, May, June) are important.
MAY 16TH REHEARSAL 7PM-9PM (REHEARSAL FOR ALLLLLLL BAND/JAZZ BAND/GUARD STUDENTS)
At this rehearsal, we will be having DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS as well as band / guard officers elections. We had close to TEN STUDENTS at our first Thursday Lunch DRUM MAJOR session. At these Thursday DRUM MAJOR lunch sessions, the students are being taught by DAVIS ZAMBOANGA assisted by the three other drum majors what it takes to be a DRUM MAJOR – great idea by Davis. Encourage your child to run for DRUM MAJOR, COLOR GUARD CAPTAIN, and THE OTHER BAND COUNCIL OFFICERS.
SEVENTH ANNUAL JAZZIN’ FOR A CURE
May 20th in our theater 6:30pm. Please write this on your calendar. All the proceeds go to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY & A.L.S. ASSOCIATION. More information to follow!!
END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
End Of The Year Concert is May 23rd 6:30pm in the Sports Complex. It starts at 6:30pm because we have all sorts of recognition to handout, as well as, music / guard performances!!
IN THE HEIGHTS
For the first time in MANY YEARS, the performing arts department is producing a full-blown musical! Lots of work has been given to this production. We would love to see the community’s support. We want to continue to grow a culture where we support ALL ARTS!! The performances are: APRIL 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7pm and APRIL 23, 24 at 2pm. More information is on www.dhsirishguard.org
I have heard some “stress” about the lack of students being able to attend band camp. No stress coming from me. I will work with the students who are able to attend. With DUSD going to a new schedule, yes that has changed things just a bit. But, to “stress” about the attendance? Not much we can do about it. Go into this with the understanding that it is what it is: AUGUST 1 – 5, 2016 9am-5pm. We will make the best of it.
CLASSES FOR 2016-17
As of April 17, 2016 7:30AM, I have not received my rosters for next year. I do appreciate the interest in “How is marching band / PE going to work?” “How is jazz band going to work?” Just want to clarify my lack of answers / direction. Until the counselors give me the rosters and until the district decides whether or not the district will hire an orchestra teacher, I am unable to give solid answers to your questions regarding the music classes. Today, the answers would by guesses / hypothetical. I would like to have the information to you by mid-May, but that is “would like to have…” Thanks for your patience.
MEAT SALE IS APRIL 30 / MAY 1 … MORE INFORMAITON www.dhsirishguard.org
As always, questions, comments, concerns, and yes, even a compliment, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director