JH Jazz Band 5/17

As I mentioned to students in class yesterday, we will be having a shorter
jazz band rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday, May 17th) after school. We will
meet from 2:45pm-3:25pm. This will be our last rehearsal for the year and
will serve as a quick run through of our music for the chicken BBQ.

Students that can’t be picked up until 4pm will be able to stay in the the
JH to wait for rides. These students should plan on waiting by the MAIN
doors to the JH, not by the band room.

Thanks for a great year in jazz band! Have a great summer.

2017 JH Band Chicken BBQ Info

*AWBB Chicken BBQ*
The Chicken BBQ is Saturday, May 20th. This is a required performance for
all JH band students. JH Students should report 30minutes before their
scheduled performance time to the High School STUDY HALL room 162 (see the
attached map). For this performance, students are NOT required to wear
their band shirts. Dress is nice casual clothes (khakis, polo shirts, dress
shirts, etc. NO JEANS or SHORTS).

Here is the full performance schedule for the Chicken BBQ…
2:00pm JH Jazz Band
2:30pm Royal Blue Jazz Band
3:00pm 7th Grade Band
3:30pm General’s Staff Jazz Band
4:00pm 8th Grade Band
4:30pm HS Concert Band
5:00pm 6th Grade Band
5:30pm HS Symphonic Band
6:00pm 5th Grade Band
6:30pm HS Symphonic Windspdf icon AWHS-MAP.pdf

5/7 JH Band Update

*Friends and Patrons*
The AW Band Booster’s friends and patrons drive wraps up tomorrow. Students
should bring in their friends and patron forms any time tomorrow to be
counted towards incentives. You can download more friends and patrons forms
by visiting awbands.com/support/donate/ or by clicking here

(PDF).

JH Large Group Contest
The 7th and 8th grade bands both earned overall Superior ratings for their
performances this past Friday evening at the OMEA District 1 JH Large Group
AE. The 7th grade band performed in “Class B” for the first time ever and
the 8th grade band performed in “Class A.” Congratulations to the students
on your hard work and tremendous performances!

This Week
JH Jazz Band: Wednesday 3-4pm

Upcoming Performances
Saturday, May 20th: AWBB Chicken BBQ (JH Jazz Band @ 2pm, 7th grade band @ 3pm,
8th grade band @ 4pm. Report times TBA)

Have a great week!

5/1 JH Band Update

Here is an update about current and upcoming JH Band events.

*Friends and Patrons Fundraiser*
Last week, the AW Band Boosters started their final fundraiser for the
year. The “Friends and Patrons” drive has become our most profitable
fundraiser and allows the boosters to keep 100% of the proceeds. Donors
have the option of having their name listed as a band supporter in the Fall
Sports program as well as the programs for all band concerts for the
2017-2018 school year. See the attached document for information about the
drive and how you can help.

We’re extending the turn-in date to Monday, May 8th.

You can also find information by visiting:
awbands.com/support/donate/

*JH Contest Friday, May 5th*
The 7th and 8th grade bands will both be performing on the evening of
Friday, May 5th for the OMEA District 1 Junior High Large Group
Band/Orchestra Adjudicated Event (fancy name for band contest) which is
being hosted by us here at Anthony Wayne High School. This is an extremely
important and required performance for all 7th / 8th grade band students.

Performance Times
7th Grade Band
Performance at 5:45pm in the AWHS Auditorium.
Report: 5:00pm @ the AWJH Band Room
Finished performing @ 6:05pm and free to go by 6:30pm

8th Grade Band
Performance at 8:30pm in the AWHS Auditorium
Report: 7:40pm @ the AWJH Band Room
Finished performing @ 8:50pm and free to go by 9:15pm

Dress
7th Grade: Black slacks or skirt and blue band T-shirt. Black shoes and
socks. No jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.
8th Grade: Black slacks or skirt and blue band Polo. Black shoes and socks.
No jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.

We want both groups to look as professional as possible. The appearance of
the band is actually part of the adjudicator’s comment sheet. Please plan
ahead and let me know if you have any trouble acquiring the appropriate
apparel for this performance.

*Upcoming Performances*
Friday, May 5th: JH Band Contest (see above for specific times)
Saturday, May 20th: AWBB Chicken BBQ (JH Jazz Band @ 2pm, 7th grade band @
3pm, 8th grade band @ 4pm. Report times TBA)pdf icon Friends-and-Patrons-Packet.pdf

May 5th JH Bands Performance

The 7th and 8th grade bands will both be performing on the evening of
Friday, May 5th for the OMEA District 1 Junior High Large Group
Band/Orchestra Adjudicated Event (fancy name for band contest) which is
being hosted by us here at Anthony Wayne High School. This is an extremely
important and required performance for all 7th / 8th grade band students.

At this event, 11 total JH bands and orchestras from around northwest
Ohio (including groups from Rossford, Sylvania, Perrysburg, BG, etc) will
perform one at a time for a panel of three adjudicators. The adjudicators
are experienced band/orchestra directors who will listen to each band
perform, make recorded/written comments, and give each band a numerical
rating from I (superior) to V (poor). The groups are not competing against
each other directly but are rather trying to earn the best rating they can
for themselves.

All of the performances are free and open to the public. Families are
encouraged to come hear the bands perform and support their students, BUT
this is not quite the same as a normal band concert. *AUDIO / VIDEO
recordings and PHOTOGRAPHS of the performances are STRICTLY PROHIBITED*. If
a parent shoots an iPhone video or takes a photo of ANY band during a
performance, the band can be disqualified. OMEA takes this very seriously
and it WILL BE ENFORCED.

*Performance Times*
7th Grade Band
Performance at 5:45pm in the AWHS Auditorium.
Report: 5:00pm @ the AWJH Band Room
Finished performing @ 6:05pm and free to go by 6:30pm

8th Grade Band
Performance at 8:30pm in the AWHS Auditorium
Report: 7:40pm @ the AWJH Band Room
Finished performing @ 8:50pm and free to go by 9:15pm

*Dress*
7th Grade: Black slacks or skirt and blue band T-shirt. Black shoes and
socks. No jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.
8th Grade: Black slacks or skirt and blue band Polo. Black shoes and socks.
No jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.

We want both groups to look as professional as possible. The appearance of
the band is actually part of the adjudicator’s comment sheet. Please plan
ahead and let me know if you have any trouble acquiring the appropriate
apparel for this performance.

*Volunteers Needed*
This event is being hosted by the Anthony Wayne Band Boosters at AWHS.
Volunteers will be needed to run concessions stand, move equipment, set up
the performance stage, monitor students before performance. We will send
out an additional email with instructions for how you can volunteer to help.

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

-Adam Ladd
AW Bands