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LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL. INFORMATIONAL MEETING 2009. BAND PRIMARY MISSION.

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liberty high school

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

2009

band primary mission
BAND PRIMARY MISSION

To create an environment that enables each student to realize the full potential of his/her musical abilities and to create performance opportunities that enhance the educational process, that focus on musical excellence and the national standards for music education while at the same time developing each student’s character through hard work, pride, and discipline and allowing them to learn how to achieve challenging group goals through cooperative efforts, practice, and concern for their fellow band members.

ADDITIONALLY……

students will gain
…students will gain
  • A sense of belonging
  • Time management skills
  • Teamwork
  • Dedication
  • Self-discipline
  • Cooperation
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership
courses
COURSES
  • CONCERT PROGRAM

Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band

Concert Band

Instrumental Ensembles

  • JAZZ PROGRAM

Jazz Ensemble I

Jazz Ensemble II

Jazz Combo

  • SMALL ENSEMBLES/CHAMBER MUSIC

clarinet choir, flute choir, woodwind quintet, percussion ensembles, duets, trios, quartets

  • MARCHING BAND

Band is a FULL year class. Students must be in Band both semesters.

2008 2009 what a year
2008-2009 WHAT A YEAR!
  • Wind Ensemble qualifies for state and receives Superior rating
  • Jazz Bands Superior ratings all year
  • Many participants in Solo and Ensemble and first ever Showcase Night
  • Future Lancers Concert HUGE success-Look at our numbers next year!
  • Marching Band qualified all the way through to SEMI-FINALS!
thank yous
THANK YOUS!
  • Mr. Weston
    • $10,500 for additional marching band uniforms
    • $16,000 for marching band instruments
  • Entire administrative team for their support of our program
  • Current Band Booster Board
  • All PARENTS who helped support us in ANY way
thank yous cont
THANK YOUS! Cont.
  • Mr. Prewett-AMAZING job student teaching
  • Mr. Singmaster
2009 2010
2009-2010
  • Moran Woodwind Quintet-Artists in Residence Nov. 2 and Concert
  • Other guest artists-concert /jazz
  • Concert and Marching Qualify for State
  • Work toward purchase of new instruments; music storage unit; lockers; acoustic tiles

AND…..

spring break trip 2010
Gateway Arch

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Field Museum

John Hancock Observatory

Art Institute of Chicago

Shedd Aquarium

Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago Symphony

Blue Man Group

Jazz Club

Liberty Performance

Possible band clinics

SPRING BREAK TRIP 2010
trip cost
TRIP COST
  • $850 per person
  • May 28 $50 deposit due

This is very important. These deposits determine if the trip will happen or not. (reminder: Marching Band deposit is due May 29-sorry!)

  • Money in “Trip” account that students raised is still available to apply towards this trip HOWEVER it can not be used for the deposit
trip payments
TRIP PAYMENTS
  • Here is the payment schedule:
    • 5/28 Deposit $50
    • 5/28 Refund Guarentee (optional) $75
    • 8/12 1st Payment $100
    • 10/12 2nd Payment $100
    • 12/12 3rd Payment $150
    • 2/12 Final Payment $350

Once your account is set up through the travel company you can make payments with cash, check, or credit card.

We ask that you stay with or ahead of the payment schedule established. This means you can pay ahead of time if you like.

communication
COMMUNICATION
  • EMAIL
  • BAND BOOSTER WEBSITE
  • BAND WEBSITE
email
All schedules

Time changes

Cancellations (weather)

Auditions times

Itineraries

Directions

Fundraising

Performances

It is very easy to make sure you are on the list

Sign-up tonight!

All parents should be on the list

No more paper itineraries, etc…

EMAIL
parents get involved
PARENTS…GET INVOLVED!
  • We want you to be involved
  • The band needs everyone to participate
  • Spend time with your kids
  • Be apart of something special
  • Your kids want you to be there
  • They will never admit it
budgets
BUDGETS
  • Being slashed everywhere-schools no exception
  • School budget should go up slightly
  • Trying to get a transportation budget
  • Good news-Band Program is exploding
  • Bad news-keeping up financially is very difficult
needs
NEEDS
  • LOTS
  • Instruments-bassoons, tubas, euphoniums, piccolos
  • LOCKERS
  • Music storage system
  • Conductors podium and stand
  • New bandroom/auditorium-but we won’t get into that now
smaller needs
SMALLER NEEDS

Boxes of Tissues

Rolls of Paper Towels

Batteries-9 volt, AA, AAA

Electric Pencil Sharpener

Envelopes-Legal & Letter Size

Pens and Pencils

Paper Clips

File Folders-letter size

Ink Cartridges-HP 56

fundraising
FUNDRAISING
  • Entertainment books
  • Frozen Food Sales
  • March - A - Thon (please help your child turn in at least 10 addresses)
  • Scrapbooking Events
  • Air Force Concesssions
  • Jazz Band Dinner Dances (even if you child is not in jazz band attend this amazing event and help support the program)
    • AND… Scrip
thank you for your time

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

QUESTIONS?

MARCHING BAND 2009 STILL TO COME!

2009 marching band staff
2009 MARCHING BAND STAFF
  • Genice Matzke-Director
  • David Hurd-Visual Design/Marching
  • Leslie Williams-Color Guard
marching band student leaders
MARCHING BAND STUDENT LEADERS

DRUM MAJORS

Ryan McManus

Clint Popineau

section leaders
FLUTES

Julia Atwood

Nicole Stoltzfus

CLARINETS

Jordan Camacho

Stephanie Hines

ALTO SAXES

Tanner Locke

TENOR SAXES

Chase Leftwich

TRUMPETS

Sean Castellano

Kyle Baker

MELLOPHONES

Karen Rooks

TROMBONES

Matt Ashton

BARITONES

Justin Nelson

TUBAS

Jeremiah McReynolds

DRUMLINE

BATTERY Zach Taggart

PIT Abi Thomas

COLOR GUARD

Sami Lietz

SECTION LEADERS
mini camp
May 28-Thursday

9am-4pm

*Practice Music

*Marching Fundamentals

*Get to know your section

*Have some FUN!

May 29-Friday

10am-4pm

*Similar to Thursday

*Make a FIRM commitment

*Info Packets Due

*4-6pm

POOL PARTY!!!

*6pm-???

FAMILY BBQ & FUN

MINI CAMP
summer
SUMMER
  • Be a Kid
  • Have Fun
  • Mind your Parents
  • Stay our of Trouble (refer to #3)
  • Have a Slurpie
  • Go on Vacation
  • Pick up a New Hobby
  • Spend Some TIME with your INSTRUMENT (regularly)
  • Hang Out with your Section
  • A few Sectionals will be Scheduled
  • Start to memorize your music
  • CALL your Section Leader if you are having trouble on a specific part or if you have any questions
  • Refer to #3 (seriously)
marching band camp july 27 31 times vary
MARCHING BAND CAMPJULY 27-31 (times vary)
  • Start Learning the Show
  • More Marching Basics
  • Starting to Play the Music Really Well
  • Memorize Music and some of show
  • Have fun with new and old friends
  • Mom and Dad watch run through on Friday Evening
  • They can’t believe how good we are getting!
august mini camp august 10 august 11
AUGUST MINI CAMPAugust 10 & August 11
  • 4-8:30pm
  • We will learn A LOT of drill these two days
  • We will run sectionals both days
  • Monday-August 17-

First day of SCHOOL

*We will have our first Monday Night Rehearsal

once school begins
Daily PRACTICE on your instrument

Daily practice during 3rd hour

Some practices will go into lunch-bring a sack lunch on these days

Mondays are our big day

Having sectionals from 2:30-4:30 is a great idea

Hint: Order Pizza for dinner

Rehearse from 6-8:30pm

Once School Begins
saturdays
SATURDAYS

We have two Saturday rehearsals:

August 29 March-a-thon

8:30am-5pm

Sept. 12 Rehearsal

9am-1pm

performances
PERFORMANCES
  • All home football games
  • Pomona Invitational-Oct 3
  • Arapahoe Invitational-Oct 10
  • Regionals-Oct 14
  • Quarter Finals-Oct 23
  • Semi Finals and Finals-Oct 24
  • (we could possibly go to Douglas County Invitational-Oct 17)
policies procedures
POLICIES/PROCEDURES
  • Firm commitment at the end of mini camp
  • Strong commitment to attend rehearsals
  • Band camp is mandatory
  • All performances are mandatory
  • Group success is dependent upon all individuals
  • Students may be pulled from the show if they miss rehearsals and/or are not prepared
policies procedures continued
POLICIES/PROCEDURES CONTINUED
  • We expect students to display excellent character at all times
  • Especially when we travel
  • This is just a quick overview
  • The entire handbook is available the first day of school
what will my child gain
WHAT WILL MY CHILD GAIN?
  • An exciting worthwhile experience
  • Tremendous personal growth
  • Hard work
  • Delayed gratification
  • A powerful sense of accomplishment
  • Pride
financial comittment
FINANCIAL COMITTMENT

*$200 Participation Fee

$50 non-refundable deposit due by May 29 (last day of mini camp)

*Remaining $150 due by July 31- last day of Band Camp

*$35 Student Enrichment Fee-due at registration (Aug 10 & 11)

financial commitment
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
  • Equipment/supplies
    • Marching shoes (approx. $40)
    • Gloves (2 pair $4 each)
    • Reeds, sticks, accessories
    • Sun screen, water bottle
    • Athletic shoes
what are we paying for
WHAT ARE WE PAYING FOR?

*Drill for the show $5,000

*Show music $2400

*Buses and equipment trucks to festivals $3,500

*Instructors (color guard, percussion, clinicians) $6000

*Equipment repairs, misc. expenses $2,000

*Show T-shirts $1,200

*Uniforms - repairs, cleaning, supplies, etc.-$1500

*Color guard / percussion supplies $5,000

*Miscellaneous repairs, supplies, etc… $2,000

And we need instruments and other equipment which will run into the thousands of dollars

how do i do that
HOW DO I DO THAT?
  • We do not want expense to be a part of your decision to not be in band
  • Our band is committed to making sure everyone can participate
  • We never want to raise our fee over $250
  • In order for that to happen we need your help fundraising
fundraising38
FUNDRAISING
  • Entertainment books
  • Frozen Food Sales
  • March - A - Thon (please help your child turn in at least 10 addresses)
  • Scrapbooking Events
  • Jazz Band Dinner Dances (even if you child is not in jazz band attend this amazing event and help support the program)
    • AND… Scrip