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

JH Band Update 4/10

JH Band Students and Parents,

Here is an update on recent and upcoming events for the JH Bands.

*Solo and Ensemble*
Congratulations to all students who performed a solo and/or ensemble this
past Saturday at Defiance High School. Students from AWJH Bands earned a
total of 38 Superior I ratings, and 6 Excellent II ratings. Thanks to the
students for your hard work and to the parents for facilitating these
performances.

*Upcoming Performances*
OMEA Large Group (Full Band Contest)
Friday, May 5th, Evening, exact time TBA
This is an extremely important performance for our bands. The full 7th
grade band and the full 8th grade band will each perform 3 pieces for a
panel of 3 judges to receive a rating. This is a mandatory performance for
all JH band students. It is important that all students attend. Please
contact me immediately if your student has a scheduling conflict with this
date.

AWBB Chicken BBQ
Saturday, May 20th, 7th Grade performs at 3pm, 8th Grade performs at 4pm
This is a full day of performances by the bands at AW. The AW Band Boosters
sell Chicken dinners. This is a required performance for all AWJH Band
students, please contact me if you have a conflict with this date.

Thanks and have a great week!

-Adam Ladd
AW Bands

JH Week 5 Assignment / Update

Reminders and Assignments for JH Band Week 5

JH Band Night

The 7th and 8th grade bands will be performing with the Marching Generals during halftime of  the Varsity Football Game on Friday, September 30th. This performance is required for all 7th/8th grade band members. Dress for the performance is JH Band T-Shirt or Polo and jeans. Students will be able to bring a jacket or wear a long sleeve shirt underneath in case it is cold.

After School Rehearsal with HS Band

In order to prepare for the performance on Sept. 30th, the 7th and 8th grade bands will rehearse after school on Tuesday, September 27th and Thursday, Sept. 29th, from 2:45-4:00pm. Students who are involved in an after school sport or activity that conflicts with either of these practices should let Mr. Ladd know as soon as possible.

T-Shirt Orders

JH Band T-shirts are ordered and should be available for pickup by Monday, September 26th. Students must have paid $10.00 before taking a shirt. Checks should be made out to “AWBB.”

Lock-In

The Anthony Wayne Junior High 7th and 8th grade bands will be gathering for an optional night of games, movies, food, and fun. The event will take place at the Junior High on September 30th immediately following J.H. Band Night Performance (approx. 9:30pm) and ending at Midnight of that same evening. Only 7th and 8th Grade Band Members and pre-approved chaperones will be allowed to attend. We ask that each student plan to bring either a 2-liter of Pop or a bag of chips to share. Students are welcome to bring in board games, video-game systems, movies, or music. Pizza will be provided by the Band Boosters.  A permission slip for this event will be passed out during class and is also attached on the second page of the weekly assignment sheet.

AWJH – 7th and 8th Grade Bands – Week 5

7th Grade:

Review: Essential Elements Book 2: 35, 71, 72, 73

Wavin’ Flag (All, work on memorizing)

AW Fight Song (All, work on memorizing)

Glorioso (All)

Castles and Dragons (All)

King Tut’s Tomb (All)

New: Essential Elements Book 2: 76, 77, 78

Rock Quest (Sight Read)

Chair Auditions / Benchmark: #73 from book: continue during class

 

8th Grade

Review:Essential Elements Book 2: 125, 126, 127, 128

Wavin’ Flag (All, work on memorizing)

AW Fight Song (All, work on memorizing)

From Ancient Times (All)

Harry Potter (All)

New: Book: 130, 131

Two Hymns for Band (Sight Read)

Chair Auditions / Benchmark: #127 and 128 from book: continue during class