It is important that all JA Band members be at BAND CAMP July 26-30 and August 2-6.
Our drill writer, Lenny Westmoreland from Croatan HS, NC, along with guard writer Ashleigh Bradley, also from Croatan, will be at camp both weeks to create and teach the students the entire show.
Camp will be primarily in the JA gym, with percussion and some music rehearsals in the band hall or elsewhere on campus. All students need to be in the gym ready to start each morning at 8:30, in comfortable clothing including sneakers and socks. There will be a lunch break each day from 11:30 - 1:00, and the afternoon session will be 1:00 - 5:00.
The final day of camp, Friday, August 6, we invite families and friends to come to the gym at 4:30 for the Premiere Performance of the 2010 JA Band competition show, Between the Lines.
All students are entitled to four free private music lessons during the summer. Please contact the following instructors to coordinate the lessons:
BRASS/KEYBOARDS - Mark Hatch - firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODWINDS - TBA - email email@example.com
PERCUSSION - Paul Heindl - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or any trouble coordinating the lessons, please contact me at email@example.com
As noted in last week's newsletter, the JA Band will be traveling to Atlanta, GA October 29-31 to compete in the Bands of America Super Regional.
Here is the basic itinerary planned for the trip:
Friday, October 29 - Travel by motorcoach from JA to Atlanta, with a stop in Birmingham for lunch and shopping at the Riverchase Galleria Mall and a rehearsal at Sports Blast. We will have a group dinner before checking in at the Drury Inn & Suites - Atlanta Airport. (Note: BOA requires that our group hotel arrangements be made through the BOA Housing Bureau, because the event is a Super Regional.)
Saturday, October 30 - Breakfast at hotel (included), late morning performance time in the Georgia Dome, afternoon visit to the World of Coca-Cola, return to Georgia Dome for Super Regional Finals
Sunday, October 31 - Breakfast at hotel, visit Six Flags Over Georgia, return travel to JA
Look for further details about the trip, including costs, later this summer.
We are nearing maximum enrollment in the JA Dance Camp, to be held here on campus June 1-4, with about 30 students from schools around the area signed up.
There is still time to sign up for the Capital City Jazz Camp, to be held in the JA PAC on June 10 & 11. Click here for more information.
We still have several students who need to turn in their band uniforms. Please turn in all uniforms by Tuesday.
FALL 2010 DATES
Please mark your calendars:
BAND CAMP - July 26-30 and August 2-6, 8:30 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 5:00 each day, JA campus
Saturday, October 2 - AREA BAND COMPETITION(S) - TBA
Saturday, October 16 - ALL DAY REHEARSAL
Saturday, October 23 - MAIS Marching Band Festival, JA
Friday - Sunday, October 29 - 31 - BOA Atlanta Super Regional Trip
This will be the final weekly update for the school year. We will send out occasional emails and post updates during the summer when information becomes available.