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  • MS/HS District B&O Week 1

Dear Colleagues,

Attached please find the B/O schedule for this season.  Due to the complexity of the numerous requests, the schedule cannot be changed at this time.  I carefully checked my email requests and believe I have accommodated everyone as much as possible.  Only a couple of groups had to be moved to their second choice.  Next week I plan to have work assignments for you all, unless we happen to have another snow day.  Then I will be able to get those to you sooner.  🙂

Now is the time I ask for volunteers who are willing to work a full-day assignment!  In addition to hosts and myself, just a few others will need to work a full day.  Don’t you want to say to your boss “Ugh, the jerk who schedules us gave me a full-day assignment… darn it, but I guess I’ll need the full day off from school…”  Well, just let me know, and I can make those wishes come true!  Seriously though, if you are taking multiple groups to Festival, I may need to schedule you for a full day, unless I get some volunteers.  Thanks in advance!

I would like to provide a few friendly reminders for everyone:

-Make sure you update your information online, especially your PROGRAM on www.msboa.org, and do it soon.  This will verify for you that your REQUIRED PIECE is indeed on the list, and this information will also be used to create programs for Shelby, Big Rapids, and McBain to hand out to judges and audience members.  No required piece = no rating.

-If you haven’t already, order your JUDGES’ SCORES immediately.  You need three original scores for each piece you are performing for the adjudicators.  One of mine was backordered 3 weeks, so I’m glad I called when I did.  No original scores = no rating.

-If a piece you are playing is permanently out of print (POP), you must obtain permission to copy the score from the PUBLISHER, not the distributor.  Letters from J.W. Pepper are NO GOOD.  Also, double check that you can furnish to site chairs your proofs of purchase for any ePrint scores you have.  Don’t wait; it only adds more stress, and you don’t need that!

It’s truly my pleasure to serve District 1, the #1 District.  🙂

Best Wishes in your last few weeks of preparation, and please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with Band and Orchestra Festival.

-Albie Todd

2018 District 1 Band & Orchestra Festival Schedule

Hi,

Does anyone have a few really big tuxedos that I could borrow through May?  I’ll make sure they’re cleaned and returned.

Thanks,

Stephanie Purvis

231-288-4313

purviss@hesp.net

Hello Friends,

I am looking for the following parts-

Balladair – Bari Sax

Ascentium- Second trumpet Bari Sax

Blue Ridge Saga- First Trumpet and  Bari Sax

Thanks everyone I hope you are having a wonderful festival season and your bari saxophone players are more responsible than mine:)

 

Diana Craven

Cell 616-780-3376

Fax231-734-4156