Hello Irish Guard Family:
Well, I think January 7th is probably the last day for the “Happy New Year” to be used? So, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
WINTERGUARD / PERCUSSION
Thank you to all the students who have chosen to be a part of these two extra-curricular activities. We have close to sixty DHS students participating!! FANTASTIC. Those two ensembles need to have parent support. There are no busses for these two groups. We need parent drivers which means -- PAPERWORK. Please do offer to help with transportation and please do your best to make “donations” to help these two ensembles have a season. On January 29th, you have the opportunity to see these two wonderful groups at the annual FAMILY NIGHT hosted at Fallon. More information to follow…
Amazing AMAAAAZING job by Mrs. Everts & Mrs. Lampi! These two ladies have given AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK towards the trip (interesting factoid – neither lady has a child going on the trip). Thank you ladies!! So, to prepare for the ONCE IN A LIFETIME trip we need to rehearse. We have done our best to plan these rehearsals with the WINTERGUARD/PERCUSSION rehearsal schedule (a “good” challenge, btw) in mind. Beginning TUESDAY NIGHT January 26th 7pm-9pm and Fridays at lunch. This gives us six Tuesday nights (maybe five due to BINGO) and Fridays to prepare for this ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIP. The last several Fridays DURING LUNCH of February and beginning in March will be MARCHING BAND / COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL. There are several color guard members attending the trip and we want the color guard to be prepared, as well as the band, for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in BRAY, IRELAND!!
For the first time in six years we are going to the Folsom High School Jazz Festival. You can get more information for the festival at www.folsommusic.org. We are looking at an early departure. We perform in the 8am hour. We need to be there at 7:30am. Folsom is North-East of Sacramento. GREAT JAZZ FESTIVAL!! The jazz band and STUDENT LED jazz combo are performing. Please visit www.folsommusic.org website. Due to finals being that week, we are going to have a special two-hour rehearsal (includes a lunch) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 22ND… the students will need to bring six dollars on Friday January 22nd to help pay for the lunch. The Folsom Jazz Festival is January 23, 2016. Followed by the February 6, 2016 Amador Valley High School Jazz Festival.
Boosters meeting 7:30pm January 11th; Bingo January 12 doors open at 6:30pm;close at 7pm. February 20th is going to be the DUBLIN NCPA PERCUSSION COMPETITION. We need all the parents and students to save that day for volunteering-spirit!
As always, questions / comments / concerns / compliments, firstname.lastname@example.org or for EMERGENCIES (will screen calls) 209-642-2651. THANK YOU! I do love communication.
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director