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The WEEKLY Blast (4.30.23)


30 April 2023


Eagle Regiment Family,


Good morning! Congratulations to all for a very successful end of year concert!


NEXT YEAR'S MARCHING BAND BEGINS THIS TUESDAY!!! Spring Training is finally here! Have a friend that wants to join, bring them with you this Tuesday! We look forward to seeing all of our NEW & RETURNING Eagle Regiment members this Tuesday at 4:30 PM.


Please read all of the announcements and schedules below:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


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

REMINDER- Next Year's Marching Band will have it's 1st Rehearsal this 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


Membership Forms - New & Returning 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:


2023-24 LEADERSHIP STAFF CANDIDATES: (CHANGES)

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

Mon., 5/1, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, **via ZOOM (Invite will be posted later on the NEW Leadership Staff Candidates BAND App page)

Wed., 5/3, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, **via ZOOM


MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH GRADE Woodwind & Brass Players:

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

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)


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 MSD 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 AUDITIONS:

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


GENERAL PARENT MEETING:

Marching Eagles Parent Association (MEPA):

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 TWO WEEKS OF SCHEDULES:


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:


MONDAY, 5/1:

-Leadership Seminar #1, via ZOOM: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM


TUESDAY, 5/2:

-Drum Major Auditions: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Open to students from next year's Marching Band)


-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band (winds & perc only): 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM


WEDNESDAY, 5/3:

-Leadership Seminar #2, via ZOOM: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM


THURSDAY, 5/4:

-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band (winds & perc only): 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM



NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:


TUESDAY, 5/9:

-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band (winds & perc only): 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM


WEDNESDAY, 5/10:

-Middle School Placement Auditions: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM


THURSDAY, 5/11:

-Spring Training Rehearsal for next year’s Marching Band (winds & perc only): 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM



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