Here is the issue of The Pulse Band Newsletter that covers the past couple of weeks and looks ahead to the rest of the fall marching band season.
We hope everyone is safe and ready to get back to normal after last week.
Show shirts have been ordered. Due to last week, Screen East is behind but will try their best to make it for our Sept. 29th contest. There are no guarantees though.
Saturday practice: You should have received an email from Charms Office - from Mr Pouncey regarding the Saturday practice time changes. (If you did not receive this email, please let us know). Practice will be like band camp - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Students will bring their lunch. Band Boosters will be providing pizza, salad, fruit for dinner. If your student will not eat pizza, please plan to pack them extra food or deliver dinner to them at 5:00 pm.
We do have a JV/B game on Thursday. If you can help please sign up on Signup Genius.
Props: Saturday starting at 8:00 we will be working on the front screens at the school. We will be removing the old screens, inspecting frames, and making any repairs. If the new screens arrive this week, we will add those to the frames also. We will send out a Signup Genius for this too. We will need staple guns, pliers, flat head screwdrivers, and work gloves if you have them.
Mr Edge has a team working Saturday on ramps and platforms also.
Due to the loss of a valuable week in getting props finished for our first competition on September 29th, we will need all the help we can get this Saturday.
Thank you for all of your support.
ARHS Band Booster President
We hope that everyone stayed safe and dry during the storms this week. We always want to make sure that students and their families remain safe. We are going to extend this Saturday’s rehearsal to 8am-9pm (8am-12pm, 1-5pm, 6-9pm). The added 3 hours are to make up for the lost rehearsal time this past week.
We had a great day on Saturday for the car wash! Please remember to sign up to volunteer for the football game on Friday and show shirt order forms are due today (9/10).
Please read for details on the car wash, show shirt order forms and we still need parents to help with the JV/B game tonight.
Don’t forget the band meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the band room!! Hope to see you all there! Also, attached is the show shirt order form. If you like to order a show shirt we are ready to start taking orders tonight. It is cash or check only.
Attached is information regarding a wonderful opportunity for all clarinet students to participate in the first Clarinet Day being hosted at the Charleston County School of the Arts!
The band booster meeting will be this Tuesday September 4th at 6:30 in the band room. Hope to see you all there!
Don’t forget that tonight is Spirit night at Raising Cane’s! You have to mention Ashley Ridge for us to get credit.
Just a few items to mention tonight in the Band Boosters update.
You will find the first issue of THE PULSE in your email, which is a weekly newsletter that will be sent to you containing information regarding everything happening in the Ashley Ridge Band Program!
It is the school expectation of our marching band that for any away football game in the tri-county area that we send a pep band to support our football team and represent Ashley Ridge! For away games within our district (i.e. Summerville/Fort Dorchester), we will be taking the full band to that game.
Thank you for the amazing team work this past Friday night. We were so proud to see so many people working together to make the night a success. Please read this announcement for important information on upcoming activities.
I hope you have had a wonderful week! I wanted to reach out again with some reminders about the next few weeks as well as some updates regarding band camp and the beginning of the school year.
Just a quick reminder that if your student does NOT have a current physical on file and all paperwork turned in they will NOT be able to participate in band camp until we have received this form and all the paperwork.
NO Food will be provided at band camp - band camp is 8-9 pm this year so they will need lunch, snacks, and dinner - parents please make sure that kids come fully stocked with food for the whole day. We will have water for them to refill their water jug so please make sure they have a water jug with them also.
Students planning to join the band for the 2018-2019 marching band season please please remember to submit your paperwork and the first two payments of 125.00 that was due on May 31st and 100.00 that was due on June 30th.
We are excited to be opening up a jazz band class beginning next year for any interested students.
Please use the Dropbox link below to view and download any pictures and/or videos that were taken and/or submitted for the 2017-2018 band year.
Please see the band forms under the parent resources for the 2018-2019 school year. Look through all forms carefully and print the forms that need to be filled out, signed, and returned. Do not fill them out digitally and send them back to me to print.