Hello Irish Guard Families:
Need to wish ALL OF US a great first day of 2015-16 school year. So excited to see all of my students. Going to be a great year. This will be the SHORTEST MESSAGE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
1. No WEDNESDAY NIGHT Rehearsal First day of School and Thursday night. Reason: let's ease our way back to school. We will have Monday night rehearsal for GUARD 6pm-9pm; Wednesday night for all 6pm-9pm; Thursday night for percussion. Next Friday is a FOOTBALL GAME (yes, that is part of your grade). No Rehearsal Saturday September 4th (LABOR DAY WEEKEND - ENJOY FAMILY TIME).
2. There is rehearsal FOR ALL on August 29th, Saturday 8am-4pm. Band is a co-curricular class and therefore, any events such as rehearsals / performances outside the school day, are a part of the grade. Your participation is part of the grade. So, August 29th, Saturday 8am-4pm is REHEARSAL.
3. IRISH GUARD INVITATIONAL (marching band/color guard competition) PLANNING MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 2, 2015. Drop off your students at the 6:00pm rehearsal and stay for the 6:30pm meeting. On OCTOBER 31, 2015, we are expecting as many as seventeen high schools. Need to start planning now. If you are the parent who can handle seeing your son/daughter be directed at a practice/rehearsal, please stay for Wednesday night rehearsal. You can see how hard they work and the help we need to teach the stuHello dents.
4. Buy those "flip folders" and "lyres" before the first football game which is SEPTEMBER 4. JAMS MUSIC STORE should have them available. [For more information click here]
5. IRELAND TRIP is closed. For all those who have turned-in paperwork and/or money, you are good to go (keep those grades up and be nice to people). We will create a waiting list. So, those on the waiting list save your dollars, keep-up your grades, and be nice to people.
HAVE A GREAT 2015-16.
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director