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My name is Mark Pieplow and I am the band director for the Three Lakes School District.  Previously I taught in the Rosendale-Brandon School District at Laconia HS and later I also added the Middle Schools. I live in the Three Lakes area with my wife Phyllis.  We have 3 grown kids and 2 grandchildren.  I enjoy making rustic furniture and railings, snowshoeing, fishing, bow hunting and just about anything outdoors. I graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1976 and received my MA from UW-Oshkosh.  I am looking foward to continuing the great tradition of music in the Three Lakes area. 

4th of July Parade:

            Saturday, July 4thThis is a requirement for all band students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 for the 2015-2016 school year.  This means that all of this years 7th grade students are expected to march. This is a short parade that begins at 9:00 at the school.  We will be done by 9:20.  Students will meet in the band room before 8:30.  You can enter the band room through the outside door in the band room. The band will wear band polos (handed out that morning) with BLACK (this is a change from khaki) pants, black shoes and black socks. We will be playing America, the Beautiful.

 

The 4th of July Parade is the biggest thing that happens in Three Lakes that shows us off to people from outside the area.  Last year was my first opportunity to march in this parade and I was amazed at the crowd.  The band attendance last year was disappointing.  There were 12 students who bravely marched the parade and did a great job! However, this was not a good reflection on the band, the school or the community. Because of this, the 4th of July Parade will be a requirement for band students entering the 8th grade (that means this years 7th graders) and above for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see below for exceptions.

 

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE PARADE I NEED A NOTE OR EAMIL FROM YOU PARENTS BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

 

Exceptions:

Family Vacation, Camp etc:  If your family is on vacation/camp during a required performance and it is impractical for you to attend the parade

 

Family Emergency:  Things happen. Let me know as soon as possible.

 

Job: Many of you have a job.  You will need to make sure to ask off for these dates.  Usually when someone says that “the boss” won’t let him or her off it is because you did not ask off until the last minute, and then no one would cover for you.  Employers respect students who can keep there commitments, and, since you are still a student, your commitment is to school and band. If your employer will not let you off I will need to have a note or email from them stating that you asked to get off and were refused.

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mpieplow@threelakessd.k12.wi.us,
May 28, 2015, 6:16 AM
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