Hello, everyone! Attached you will find the first draft of the MSBOA District One 2016 HS All-Star Band. Please note that I tried to give everyone a first chair player (unless you had only 1 student or had indicated otherwise), and students are placed in order after the first chair, alphabetically by school.
Please look this over for:
- Did I get all of your students (with the exception of 9th & 10th grade trumpets)?
- Did I spell their names correctly?
- Will they accept this nomination?
Please send me a confirmation email about these items at your earliest convenience, but by Friday at the latest. Music will go out at the end of the week for the students whom you confirm will be attending.
Attached at the end of this email please find the schedule of events for our Band and Orchestra Festivals. I checked very carefully for scheduling details you entered on your online registration, and have accounted for all of these. Thursday on BOTH weeks was heavily requested, so some groups had to be moved to their second preference. Again, unless you communicated a conflict, I may have needed to move your ensembles. The schedule will stand as printed, as I have taken all of your requests into account.
Please make sure that you update your Events on www.msboa.org to reflect the pieces you will be performing. We print programs that will be populated with the information you have online.
I am still working on creating work assignments, and I will complete those this week. Watch your inboxes.
Thank you, and Good Luck in your last few weeks of preparation!
-Albie Todd, VP of Band and Orchestra
All-Star Band Rosters will be available by Wednesday, February 3. I am sorry for the delay.
Congratulations to all on a fine festival this past Saturday. Thank you to hosts Mike and Bryce from Cadillac High School and to all of you for your hard work and professionalism. The High School individuals or groups that received division I ratings are eligible to participate in the State Festival.
Just a reminder, as stated in the MSBOA Yearbook, pg. 17 under “Deadline”, “All State Solo and Ensemble Festival applications must be postmarked or delivered to the MSBOA State Office no later than the Friday following the qualifying district festival”. So, that means this Friday, February 5, 2016, is the deadline. It is suggested that you send the registrations by certified or registered mail.
Since we throw away half the coffee that we make in the large pot, and it takes over an hour to brew, we thought we’d bring in some Kuerigs for everyone to use; while we will be providing pods, if you have a favorite you’d like to bring, feel free!!