Band = $350

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SPIRIT OF SAGINAW
BAND 101
REGISTRATION SATURDAY 5/31 9am-3pm
Do this before SATURDAY!!
• Go online and complete the
survey (STUDENT registration)
• This must be fully completed.
Have your insurance
information for the medical
section.
• http://www.emsisd.com/Page/
1632
• Read the Handbook!
• Download, print & Sign the
Registration PDF packet &
BRING THEM WITH YOU
SATURDAY!
 Band Handbook Contract
(last page)
 *Percussion Handbook
Contract (last page)*
 Medical Form (w/ Medical
Card)
 Travel Form
 Drug Testing Form
 UIL 8 Hour Form
New Student Dues
Band = $350
Color Guard = $470
• Show Shirt
• Under Armour
Ball Cap
• Gloves
• Meals
• Uniform
• Shoes
• SOS Cards
• Tech Fees
• Show Shirt
• Gloves
• Pep Rally Outfit
• Meals
• Windsuit
• Shoes
• Drawstring Bag
• Duffle Bag
• SOS Cards
• Tech Fees
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A $30 Additional •
Fee for Students •
using SCHOOL
•
OWNED
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Instruments
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Instrument
Rental
Tuba
Euphonium
***Trombone***
French Horn/Mellophone
Bari Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Oboe
PERCUSSION
March-a-Thon/Drum-a-Thon
March-a-Thon
Drum-a-Thon
• The entire band and color
guard will march 5 miles ON
August 15
• The entire Drumline will drum
trough the night (July 24-25
5pm -8am)
• Every student is
responsible for raising
$100
• Every student is
responsible for raising
$100
• All proceeds go to the Spirit of
Saginaw Band to bring in
instruction, equipment, other
needed materials
• ALL BAND & GUARD
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE
• All proceeds go to the Spirit of
Saginaw Drumline to bring in
instruction, equipment, other
needed materials
• ALL PERCUSSION
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE
Marching SHOW 2014-2015
OutBreak
Marching “SPOTS”
Competition Marching Band
Non-Varsity Marching Band
• Not be enrolled in any
class/activity that interferes
with morning rehearsal
schedule or posted
performance schedule
• Perform at all home and away
football games
• Perform at all marching band
competitions & District related
events
• Attend August band camps
• Attend all scheduled marching
band rehearsals during the
school year.
• Perform in the stands and at
half time for the Star Steppers
at all home and away football
games
• (Potentially) Assist with the
competition half-time show
• Perform at select school
related & District events
• Attend August band camps
• Attend all scheduled marching
band rehearsals and
performances.
Positions will be determined during August band camp
Summer Band Camp
What you’ll need
• Be 15 minutes early and ready to
play/march on the grid by the assigned
time
• Bring a WATER JUG with your name on it
(full of water!)
• Wear light colored clothing to reflect the
sun’s rays
• Wear a hat and sunglasses, tennis shoes
• WEAR SUNSCREEN & bring more to
REAPPLY
• Music
• Instrument w/ mouthpiece/reeds, valve
oil, slide grease, swab cloth, etc.
What does the day look like?
We will be OUTSIDE during the morning block
to work on:
• Marching Fundamentals
• Drill
• Body Movement
LUNCH BREAK (Parent Volunteers Wanted)
We will be INSIDE during the afternoon block
to work on:
• Music
• Music
• More Music!
Freshman Adoption
• During band camp, our upper classmen adopt
a freshman
• At the end of band camp, there is an adoption
ceremony
• Our current students are excited to meet our
new additions to the SOS Band Family!
Summer Band Events
Every Tuesday & Thursday: Fitness
Camp from 8-9am
• Freshman Fundamental Camp
– June 9, 8-noon
– June 20, 8-noon
• Drum Mini Camp (required )
– June 9-13, 8am-5pm
• Color Guard Mini Camp
(required)
– June 9-13, 5-9pm
• Color Guard Camp (required)
– July 14-18 at Chisholm Trail HS,
8am-5pm
• Drum Camp (required)
– July 21-24, 1pm – 5pm
– July 28-29, 8am-5pm
– DRUM-A-THON (required): July 2425, 5pm-8am
• Band Camp (required)
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July 30-31, 8am-5pm
August 1, 8am-5pm
August 4-8, 8am-5pm
August 11-15, 8am-5pm
MARCH-A-THON August 15 8-noon
August 18, 19, 21, 5-9pm
• FRIDAY – Pep Rally & Competition
Uniforms
throughout the
year
Day: khaki shorts, show shirt, and
band cap
• Games – LONG Black socks,
•
compression shorts, gloves, Under
Armour, bibs*, jacket*, Shako, gauntlets,
marching shoes (*guard uniform)
Concert – Winter Concert, UIL, Spring
Concert, etc.
– Gentlemen=“tuxedo” (black
pants, black jacket, white dress
shirt, black bow tie, black shoes,
LONG black socks)
– Ladies=ALL BLACK (arms & legs
completely covered, sensible
neck line. Skirts/dresses hit
below the knee and wear black
hose/tights/stockings)
Other Music Opportunities
• Summer Band Camps
– These are a GREAT way to learn more about music,
meet new friends, and have a camp away.
– They are hosted at many universities. Sign up TODAY!
– Visit http://www.emsisd.com/Page/20508
• Private Lessons
– This is the BEST way to become better at your
instrument. Lessons are available all year with our
highly qualified private lesson staff.
VOLUNTEER
There is a PLACE for YOU!
• Be a chaperone
• Distribute Water at
Games
• Wash Uniforms
• Help at Marching
Contests
• Serve Food
• Come to Booster
Meetings – the 1st
Tuesday of every month
• Booster Committees:
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Uniforms
Concessions
Loading Crew
Transportation
Meals
• We LOVE help. And We
NEED you!
Adopt-a-Parent
• Find a “red shirt” parent.
• Ask any question you might have
• Our current parents would LOVE to answer
any questions you have!!
INFORMATION STATION
• Information is always happening. Stay up to date
by:
• Websites:
– Director website:
http://www.emsisd.com/domain/1632
– Booster website: www.spiritofsaginawband.org
• Sign-up to receive the Newsletter (booster site)
• Twitter (directions on the websites)
• Facebook
FAQs
• Am I allowed to visit with my child or give
them food/drink at a football game?
• Can I talk to the Band Director(s) at games?
• When can I talk to the Director(s)?
• What if it’s raining? Do I pick up my child?
• How do I get involved?
• What if my child has special needs?
• Can I be a chaperone on a trip?
FAQs
• How do I know stadium locations?
• How do I know if my child made the show?
• UIL rule…how many hours can the Band
practice?
• How many hours can Color Guard/Winter
Guard?
• Someone told me to move my car…
• Why so many expenses?
FAQs
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Taking off the uniform in front of others…?
When can I talk to the Director(s)!!
Why does it take so long to be dismissed?
Why can’t I take my student home? When?!
Why are the bleachers taped off at football
games?
• What about the Band Boosters?
Any more
questions?
Find THIS
GUY!!!!

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