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 • • A $30 Additional • Fee for Students • using SCHOOL • OWNED • Instruments • • • • 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) – – – – – – 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: – – – – – 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 • • • • • 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!!!!