October Is a BUSY BAND Month!

We've got a lot of fun activities coming up in October!  Lots of information has been sent home over the last two weeks, so if you haven't seen it from your student, please ask them!  (it's also posted on Mrs Bishop's blackboard site).  But to keep you on track, below is a chronological list of all the due dates!

Mon Oct 7 - Band Booster meeting at 7pm in the AMS BAND ROOM - enter through the door to the parking lot at the back of the school by the basketball hoops along Williams Street.  All parents welcome!

Mon Oct 7 - snacks for Band-A-Thon can start being dropped off in the Band Room (6th grade = sweet snacks, 7th grade = savory snacks, 8th grade = water bottles).

Weds Oct 9 - sweatshirt orders due - ALL 7th & 8th grade band students must have a sweatshirt to march in the Apex Christmas Parade and must return the order form either indicating that they already have one or placing their order.  6th grade students and parents are welcome to purchase sweatshirts, too.  (we sell the sweatshirts at cost, this is not a fundraiser)

Thurs Oct 10 - All County Band Audition registrations due to Mrs Bishop - for 7th & 8th grade students who wish to audition.

Fri Oct 11 - Band-A-Thon response form due back to Mrs Bishop indicating your understanding that the Band-A-Thon concert is a required event and asking for volunteers to help make the Band-A-Thon a success!

Oct 7 - 18 - ask your friends, neighbors and relatives to support your band student with a donation to Band-A-Thon!  The concert and party will be held Oct 25.  Your student was given a letter, donation envelope and donation form last week, along with a sample script.  THIS IS OUR ONLY FUNDRAISER for the school year!

Fri Oct 18 - Band-A-Thon donations due to Mrs Bishop for calculating winners & raffle tickets.

Fri Oct 25 - BAND-A-THON play & party!!

WHEW, and if that's not enough to keep us busy ...

PEP BAND played it's final concert last Wednesday - if you have any picture you'd like to share, please send them to marnalyn@hotmail.com and I'll post them on our website & submit them to the yearbook.

JAZZ BAND members were announced last week!  Congratulations!  Practice schedule will be sent home shortly.