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The WEEKLY Blast (4.17.23)


17 April 2023


Eagle Regiment Family,


Good morning! A Huge Congratulations to our World Guard as they competed at WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio this past week! More than 200 high schools battled it out over 3 rounds of competition, which narrowed it down to the top 15 units for each scholastic classification. With narrow results which were only tenths apart, our MSD World Guard walked away with a 12th place finish ( 2 higher than last year)!!! Congrats again to all of our performers, staff, and parent volunteers on an INCREDIBLE Season!


MSDi leaves this Wednesday to Dayton for the WGI World Championships. Please try and stream their performances and wish them all the best on The BAND App! We will keep you informed of performance times via The BAND App.


Please read all of the announcements and schedules below:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


NEXT YEAR'S (2023-24) MARCHING BAND:

New & Retuening Members - Please click on the link below to fill out all of the Membership Forms that are REQUIRED to be turned in in order to participate:


AND another reminder that Next Year's Marching Band will have it's 1st Rehearsal on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM!!! WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME ALL OF OUR NEW & RETURNING MEMBERS!!! See the Calendar for all rehearsals at https://www.stonemandouglasband.com/calendar


2023-24 LEADERSHIP STAFF CANDIDATES: (DATE CHANGES)

There will be (2) Leadership Seminars that you must attend. The dates are:

Mon., 5/1, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mon., 5/3, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


REHEARSALS & END OF THE YEAR CONCERT INFO:

(REHEARSAL) - Tues., 4/25, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Rehearsal (Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, & Concert Band)

(REHEARSAL) Thurs., 4/27: Jazz Band, Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band (CONCERT DAY SCHEDULE):

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Rehearsal on Stage

5:10 PM, DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM - CONCERT


MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH GRADE Woodwind & Brass Players:

If you want to skip Concert Band and try and place into the Top Band (Wind Orchestra) or the 2nd Band (Symphonic Band), please read below:

*(If you don’t audition, you will automatically be placed in Concert Band Woodwinds or Concert Band Brass)

**(You must be in the Marching Band in order to audition for the Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band)


AUDITION DAY for Band Placement is Wed., May 10, from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM, in the MSD BAND ROOM


WHAT’S ON THE AUDITION:

-As many Scales as you can play, extra points will be awarded if memorized.

-The Lyrical Exercise from the All -State Middle School Band Requirements.



CURRENT 9TH - 11TH GRADE Woodwind & Brass Players:

AUDITION DAYS for next year's Band Placement will take place during your Band Class in May.

WHAT’S ON THE AUDITION:

-As many Scales as you can play, extra points will be awarded if memorized.

-The Lyrical Exercise from the 2023 All -State High School CONCERT Band Requirements.

The listing for BRASS instruments can be found at

The listing for WOODWIND instruments can be found at


DRUM MAJOR CANDIDATE TRAINING & AUDITION INFO.:

The remaining DM Training Sessions and DM Audition will be:

Tues., 4/18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Training

Wed., 4/26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Training

Tues., 5/2, 3:00 PM, Drum Major Audition


Marching Eagles Parent Association GENERAL PARENT MEETING:

Save the date!

Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:00 PM. MEPA Parent meeting to conduct a Vote for our 2023-24 MEPA Board of Directors.


BANQUET:

The Eagle Regiment Annual Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th. It is for ALL Students in all of the Band, Percussion, and Color Guard Programs at MSD. *All Student financial obligations must be satisfied in order to attend.

Please see below for THE NEXT FEW WEEKS OF SCHEDULES:


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:


MONDAY, 4/17:

-MSDi Rehearsal: 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM


TUESDAY, 4/18:

-DM Training: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, 4/19:

-MSDi departs for WGI World Championships! BEST WISHES!!!



NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:


TUESDAY, 4/25:

-WO, SB, CB Rehearsal: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


WEDNESDSAY, 4/26:

-DM Training: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


THURSDAY, 4/27: (CONCERT DAY)

-JB, WO, SB, CB Rehearsal: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

-Dinner Break: 5:10 PM

-CONCERT: 7:00 PM



THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S SCHEDULE:


MONDAY, 5/1:

-Leadership Seminar #1: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


TUESDAY, 5/2:

-Drum Major Auditions: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM


MONDAY, 5/3:

-Leadership Seminar #2: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


THURSDAY, 5/4:

-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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