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Week of Sept 5 - announcements

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:42 AM by stgmusic1   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 9:43 AM ]

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week of Aug 28 - First week of school

posted Aug 27, 2017, 2:23 PM by stgmusic1

Here is the link to the email 

Week of Aug 21 - email

posted Aug 19, 2017, 7:30 PM by stgmusic1

I made an error the Disney meeting is tues Aug 29 @ 6:45 pm in the EHS band room 

Please follow this link for the email

WEEK OF JULY 31- BAND CAMP WEEK 1

posted Jul 30, 2017, 7:36 AM by Steve Goss

BAND camp details! 
•        July 31- 6-9 pm winds/brass and perc- at EMS - we are also measure students for uniforms. ALL students will need re-measured before we distribute do to your growth since last fall 
•        aug 1 6-9pm winds/brass and perc- at EMS - we are also measure students for uniforms. ALL students will need re-measured before we distribute do to your growth since last fall 
•        WEDS Aug  2 BAND CAMP -12noon- 9 PM- VE comes at noon Bring packed dinner ON ALL DAYS THAT ARE 12-9
•        Thurs Aug 3 - 12 noon- 9 pm 
•        Friday Aug 4 - 12noon- to 5 PM!!
•        Sunday BAND PICNIC   Aug  6-8pm AT AKRON POOL- more info to come please RSVP.
•        Monday Aug 7   -12 noon- 9 pm 
•        Tuesday Aug 8 -12 noon- 9 pm 
•        Weds Aug 9 -12 noon- 9 pm - picture day - we will send out signups for individual pics- everyone most get one - the photographer is Lifetouch ( the company that does our school photos) - we are doing FULL BAND GROUP AND SECTION photos at noon.

NOTES
•        ALL music in a 3 ring binder in plastic sheeting with your name on it and a string to carry around your body! 
•        3 canning lids with your name on them for learning drill 
•        INVOICE with a check for everything on the invoice that was included in your KICKOFF Folder 
•        Your own water bottle, suntan lotion, hat and sunglasses, instrument and pencils
•        1 case of 24 water bottles for the BPA
•        Flocking $ - please turn it in - we are still flocking till school starts - we need you to be flocking - we need to continue to raise $ 
•        IF you agreed to provide snacks for band camp weeks - please bring on MONDAY



Marching Band Uniform and Shoe Fittings

•        ALL marching band students (excluding VE) MUST be fitted for the new uniforms, regardless if you were already fitted at school in the spring.  ALL students will be fitted for uniforms on Monday, July 31st between 5:15 and the start of rehearsal at the EMS.  Our hope is to get everyone sized for uniforms and gloves and for those that need shoes on Monday.  If we do not finish, we will finish the sizing on Tuesday, August 1st at the same time.
•        For all students who play an instrument, including percussion and pit players, marching band shoe fittings will be held on Monday, July 31st   or if needed, on Tuesday, August 1st at EMS.  We will be there between 5:15 and the start of rehearsal.  If you are a new member of the band, you will need shoes (Dinkles). If you are a returning member, please check to see if you need new shoes.  These shoes are only for instrumentalists, percussion and pit players.  Visual ensemble members DO NOT need Dinkles.  The cost of the Dinkles is $30.00 per pair.  Please make checks payable to EBPA.  Please write your child’s name in the memo section of the check.
•        Students who play an instrument (with the exception of percussion and pit players) will also need to purchase 2 sets of black gloves.  Students may try on glove sizes on Monday, July 31st or if needed, Tuesday, August 1st at EMS.  We will be there between 5:15 and the start of rehearsal.  Each set of gloves cost $2.00, for a total amount of $4.00.  Please make checks payable to EBPA for $4.00 for the gloves.  Those students purchasing shoes and gloves, please write one check for a total of $34.00 made payable to EBPA.  Please write your child’s name in the memo section of the check.

         Any questions,

contact Marilyn Molchany             m_molchany@easdpa.org                                 

 Lisa Borry                            lisa_borry@cocalico.org

week of 10/31 - last week of the season

posted Oct 30, 2016, 1:15 PM by stgmusic1   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 5:58 AM ]

Thursday  at the WAR – 6-9pm   Community night performance ! 

  • 6:00pm Unload set up and warm up 
  • 7:00pm - Community performance 
  • Clean up from the performance 
  • 7:30pm - move to the Cafe - for senior recognition and senior speeches 

Friday night Senior Night   this is a POST GAME  performance  

  • No after school practice Friday
  • Arrive at 6:00pm - ready to be at the field by 6:15 pm 
  • 6:30pm we watch E town perform and then we do our normal pre game activities of the fight song and the National Anthem

SENIORS - NEED TO BE AT THE SCORE BOARD in uniform AT 5:30 PM FOR PICTURES WITH ALL THE OTHER SENIORS FROM FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADERS


AFTER THE PERFORMANCE FRIDAY NIGHT

Uniforms will be collected - you need to hand  in all parts of the uniform, pants. jackets, sash, hat, garment bag, rain coat. If you are missing parts you will be placed on the obligation list until all items are returned. 


Tuesday Nov 8 - clean up day - all students that used a school instrument need to attend  that is - Mellophones, baritones, tubas  and all percussion .  VE follow directions from Mrs. O.


Saturday 10/29- UPDATED

posted Oct 27, 2016, 12:51 PM by stgmusic1   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ]

Due to the weather issue on Thursday 10/27 
The fact that we could not get outside to run through the show on Thursday. It is in our best interest in order to be prepared to play our best performance on Saturday, and the fact that  we are the first band in the show , we need to make sure we have some rehearsal time on Saturday in order to be prepared to perform with excellence.  Therefore the plan is to move up our leave time from 12:30PM to 11:00am .

Saturday
  • We will leave at 11:00AM
  • arrive at JPM at 11:30ish an unpack the truck and busses
  • JPM has allowed us to use the practice field for a rehearsal from 12- 1:30pm 
  • At 2:00pm we will follow the schedule below .
  • Please eat a good lunch/brunch before coming and bring snacks- we will not eat till 4:00pm

LCMBC FINALE SHOWCASE

Performance Schedule

J.P. McCaskey High School

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

 

 

Notes

 

 

School

 

Warm-Up

 

Performance

 

Band Arrival

 

 

All Schools

 

 

1:00-2:00

 

Combined

Rehearsal

 

All Schools

 

 

2:00

 

Student Meal

 

 

All Schools

 

 

4:00

 

Gates Open

 

Concessions

Open

 

 

 

5:00

 

 

National Anthem

 

 

J.P. McCaskey

Singers

 

5:45

 

5:55

 

Performances

 

 

Ephrata

 

5:45

 

6:00

 

 

Lampeter Strasburg

 

6:00

 

6:15

 

 

 

Springfield

 

6:15

 

 

6:30

 

 

 

Manheim Township

 

6:30

 

 

6:45

 

 

INTERMISSION

 

7:15

 

 

8:00

 

 

 

O.J. Roberts

 

7:45

 

 

8:00

 

 

 

Lancaster Catholic

 

8:00

 

 

8:15

 

 

 

 

McCaskey

 

8:15

 

8:30

 

 

 

 

 

Finale Performance

 

8:45

 

8:50



week of 10/24

posted Oct 23, 2016, 2:15 PM by stgmusic1

Weds - Jackfrost  parade - Meet at the Cocalico  VFW nd Pioneer  Fire CO on the corner of  Fulton and State. 6:30pm   we should be finished by 7:30pm 

This is a communty event and I expect everyone present - I have a few that doscussed conflicts with me. 

You have two choices for dress 

1. dress up in a costume 

2. Wear you band unfirom .  

 You need to provide your transportation to the location. You need to have your instrument and flip file .

They are providing you with a food voucher for providing our services  


Thursday Practice at the WAR – 6-9pm  ( last REHEARSAL OF the SEASON ! )– PLEASE BE ON TIME- THAT MEANS YOU ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 5:45pm so you can get your instrument and be at the field READY TO GO at 6:00pm (PIT member 5:30pm to unload truck) 

Uniform expectations

With colder weather – please do not wear jeans under you band pants- it is rips them because jeans cannot slide against the other material

1.    DO NOT keep your shoes in the garment bag- it make your uniform smell BAD! 

2.    Do not put you hat box in the garment bag – it rips the bags.

3.    Pants should be on a hanger with the pant number and jacket should be on the hanger with the jacket number. WE need these to sort uniforms after we get them dry cleaned.

 

Friday night AWAY GAME  this is a half time  performance  BUSES leave @ 5:30pm.

SATURDAY McCASKY SHOWCASE.

We will leave EHS @ 12:30pm 

Your meal is provided by the BPA - Issac's orders  at the show. 


LCMBC FINALE SHOWCASE

Performance Schedule

J.P. McCaskey High School

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

 

 

Notes

 

 

School

 

Warm-Up

 

Performance

 

Band Arrival

 

 

All Schools

 

 

1:00-2:00

 

Combined

Rehearsal

 

All Schools

 

 

2:00

 

Student Meal

 

 

All Schools

 

 

4:00

 

Gates Open

 

Concessions

Open

 

 

 

5:00

 

 

National Anthem

 

 

J.P. McCaskey

Singers

 

5:45

 

5:55

 

Performances

 

 

Ephrata

 

5:45

 

6:00

 

 

Lampeter Strasburg

 

6:00

 

6:15

 

 

 

Springfield

 

6:15

 

 

6:30

 

 

 

Manheim Township

 

6:30

 

 

6:45

 

 

INTERMISSION

 

7:15

 

 

8:00

 

 

 

O.J. Roberts

 

7:45

 

 

8:00

 

 

 

Lancaster Catholic

 

8:00

 

 

8:15

 

 

 

 

McCaskey

 

8:15

 

8:30

 

 

 

 

 

Finale Performance

 

8:45

 

8:50

 

week of 10/17

posted Oct 16, 2016, 3:29 PM by stgmusic1

Thursday Practice at the WAR – 6-9pm – PLEASE BE ON TIME- THAT MEANS YOU ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 5:45pm so you can get your instrument and be at the field READY TO GO at 6:00pm (PIT member 5:30pm to unload truck) 

Uniform expectations

With colder weather – please do not wear jeans under you band pants- it is rips them because jeans cannot slide against the other material

1.    DO NOT keep your shoes in the garment bag- it make your uniform smell BAD! 

2.    Do not put you hat box in the garment bag – it rips the bags.

3.    Pants should be on a hanger with the pant number and jacket should be on the hanger with the jacket number. WE need these to sort uniforms after we get them dry cleaned.

 

 

 TUESDAY – BAND parent meeting - 7pm rm 116 EHS –all invited to attend

 

Friday night HOME GAME this is a PRE GAME performance 6:35 pm

After school rehearsal 3:15- 5:00pm –

-Dinner will be chicken alfredo w/SALAD

 

 

Saturday -Band Bucks- Meet at EHS CAFÉ in  band uniform ( jacket and pants ( no hat or gauntlets)- please bring your rain coat if the weather is calling for rain.

-Lunch is provided it will be a hamburgers and hot dogs and

 salad

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Weds Oct  26- Jackfrost Parade for VFW - this is an important community event - we need as many members as possible and you get free food and you can dress up for the parade.

Oct 29- Last Showcase of the year at McCaskey HS schedule TBD

Nov . 3 - Community performance – we honor our seniors

Nov 4 – last game of the season – senior night

Nov. 8 – season clean up- all band and VE members need to attend to clean up equipment

Nov 9- Powder puff game – time tbd – need students to play pep music for the game in the stands- this will be lead by our STUDENT leaders !

NOV 19 – Band Banquet @ 5:50 pm

 

 

week of 10/10

posted Oct 10, 2016, 4:57 PM by stgmusic1   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 4:16 PM ]

Thursday Practice at the WAR – 6-9pm – PLEASE BE ON TIME- THAT MEANS YOU ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 5:45pm so you can get your instrument and be at the field READY TO GO at 6:00pm (PIT member 5:30pm to unload truck) 

Uniform expectations

1.    DO NOT keep your shoes in the garment bag- it make your uniform smell BAD! 

2.    Do not put you hat box in the garment bag – it rips the bags.

3.    Pants should be on a hanger with the pant number and jacket should be on the hanger with the jacket number. WE need these to sort uniforms after we get them dry cleaned.

 

 

Friday night AWAY GAME @ Manheim Central   this is a PRE GAME  performance

It is Manheim Central's Homecoming

BUSES will leave 5:00pm

 

Saturday Oct 15 – Showcase of Bands

Work crews will start @ 12 NOON – we will need help with various tasks – more info to come

Rehearsal will be 1:00- 4:00pm

4:00- 5:00pm Dinner ( Isaacs meals preordered)

6:00pm Showcase starts

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

 

Ephrata Middle School with EHS members  

 Warm up

6:00 

Performance times

Pottstown 

5:30 

6:05 

Coclico 

 

6:00 

6:20 

York Suburban 

6:20 

6:35 

Lampeter-Strasburg  

6:35 

6:50  

 

***Intermission 

 

7:05 - 7:35 

Manheim Township  

 

7:00 

7:35 

Ephrata 

7:35 

7:50 

Millersville University 

 

7:35 

8:05  

 


 
















Looking AHEAD

Oct 22 – BAND BUCKS – you are expected to attend unless you have previously discussed your reason with me .    This is the biggest fundraiser of the year.

Weds Oct  26- Jackfrost Parade for VFW - this is an important community event - we need as many members as possible and you get free food and you can dress up for the parade.

Oct 29- Last Showcase of the year at McCaskey HS  schedule TBD

weekly announcements 10/3

posted Oct 2, 2016, 10:09 AM by stgmusic1

Thursday Practice at the WAR – 6-9pm – PLEASE BE ON TIME- THAT MEANS YOU ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 5:45pm so you can get your instrument and be at the field READY TO GO at 6:00pm ( PIT member 5:30pm to unload truck) 

IF you left your uniform in the band room Friday – please come down during home room and take it home. In addition, I have many hangers in the band room – you need to keep them with your uniform. We will be checking.

Uniform expectations

1.    DO NOT keep your shoes in the garment bag- it make your uniform smell BAD! 

2.    Do not put you hat box in the garment bag – it rips the bags.

3.    Pants should be on a hanger with the pant number and jacket should be on the hanger with the jacket number. WE need these  to sort uniforms after we get them dry cleaned.

 

PEP RALLY Friday –

1.    We are performing our full show for the student body-  after out performance we will be playing in the stands pep band music between events in the rally. Bring your lyre and flip folder if you didn’t put it back after Friday.

2.    You will need to have your black EHSMU shirt on Friday- Wear it to school to show our BAND PRIDE.

3.    You will need to eat the A lunch block so that we are able to get everyone up to the field on time for the performance.

 

Friday night HOMECOMING GAME  is a POST Game performance

After school practice from 3:15- 5:00pm

Dinner @ 5:00pm provided by BPA

 

 

Looking AHEAD

Oct 15 – our home band show case – schedule will be announced next week.

Oct 22 – BAND BUCKS – you are expected to attend unless you have previously discussed your reason with me .   I have only 3 people excused for that date, all others we need you there to help. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year.

Oct 29- Last Showcase of the year at McCaskey HS 

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