"Getting Through the Unexpected, Together"🌹🎶
IN-PERSON LEARNING BEGINS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
April 12 & April 13: Students with last names beginning with the letters A-L
April 14 & April 15: Students with last names beginning with the letters M-Z
All Band & Color Guard students may come through Gate 5 (see map) beginning at 8:15 am each day to drop off instruments/equipment.
You will need a ClearPass each day you come to school.
Bring your laptop with a charger, a water container, and anything else you may need for your three classes.
Wear your mask at all times.
Per. 1: 8:30 - 9:44 am
Per. 2: 9:53 - 11:07 am
Per. 3: 11:16 am - 12:30 pm
Fridays are ONLINE for everyone. Students will meet with their Period 1 teacher from 8:30 - 9:00 am. Periods 2 & 3 will be asynchronous and assignments will be listed in Google Classroom.
MAP OF THE CAMPUS - Band & Orchestra classes take place in the 800 bldg
VIDEO MESSAGE from Principal Sabins
HANDBOOK to help you navigate the reopening of school and the safety protocols
TUESDAY & THURSDAY - Sectionals will still be an option for anyone who is online, or in person, to meet from 1:00 - 3:00 pm / ClearPass
April 15 - Rehearsal for football game - 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Students need to bring instrument, water container, and fill out the ClearPass. We will be outside for the rehearsal. Details and protocols will be covered in class this week.
April 16 - Football Game for Band & Color Guard - Call time is 6:00 pm - It is also SENIOR NIGHT, so our seniors will have their names announced during halftime. We appreciate all of the support from the school! Band students need to wear Blue Class B polo (over another layer to keep warm) and black pants or dark jeans. We will have loaner shirts if students do not have one. Color Guard, please wear any M wear or school colors.
FOR THE GAME: Families of up to 4 people from the same household may attend the game for free. There will be a master list at the gate before the game, so please fill out THIS FORM if you (student) and/or your family are planning on attending the game this Friday.
Food distribution is available Monday through Friday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
April 15 - Rehearsal for football game 5:30 - 7:30 pm
April 16 - Football Game 7:00 pm / Band/CG will be at school at 6:00 pm
April 29 - Parent Meeting 7:00 pm
Barrel Fundraiser will take place once again in the month of May!
The Google Calendar on our website has all updated information. Keep our website as one of your favorites. Click here for the BAND WEBSITE.
Why do I keep this in each newsletter? To remind us of what school and our program looks like through the lens of the Sapphire Sound. Our 2020 Year in Review - Video by student historian and drum major, Aaliyah Frace. 💙💛
DECEMBER 2021 - This notice is to ALL SAPPHIRE SOUND BAND AND COLOR GUARD STUDENTS TO BE IN SAN DIEGO THROUGHOUT THE 2021 WINTER BREAK. We will be rehearsing each day (minus Dec. 24 & 25) in preparation for our participation in the Rose Parade and other Rose Parade activities. You can view the rehearsal and trip schedule on the Google calendar.
January 1, 2022 - Rose Parade🌹8 months, 2 weeks away! LOCAL NEWS RELEASE
We appreciate Spice Thai Cafe for their monthly support of the Sapphire Sound. Please try to support this local business on the first Tuesday of the month.
DONATIONS: If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Band and Color Guard program via PayPal or Credit Card on the band website. Thank you for your help!
Ongoing - GIFT CARDS - SHOP ONLINE anytime, any day - Shopwithscrip.com is an EASY way to help support our program. It's the same as the gift cards, but you just access them virtually. Go to the website and select, "Join a Program", then put in our group code: 5BA7A71333861 Contact Yolanda Vallina: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Roberts: email@example.com with any questions.
Ongoing - AMAZON SMILE. This is so easy to set up and contribute to - Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters. When you shop on Amazon, this is a quick way to give to our program. Go to Amazon Smile and type in "Mira Mesa Instrumental Music Boosters", then enjoy shopping like always. Every little bit helps our students. Thank you!
The Band Director's Corner
After waiting thirteen months, the day is finally here when I can greet students at the door and welcome them back inside the building. It feels like the first day of school once again! It will take a little time to get into a new routine, so please be patient if you are online. Logging you in while checking in the others will be the biggest challenge, but I'm excited for this new chapter!
As a reminder we are back on our regular class schedule this week. Online students will be in class for the usual amount of time. In person students will be in class for the 74 minutes before heading to their next class.
Finally, we are having a rehearsal on Thursday (4/15) and then playing in the stands on Friday (4/16) at the football game. It's been a long time since we stepped into the stadium at school, so it'll be fun to socially distance the group throughout the stands and play a few pep band pieces. I can't wait to see all of the families in person as well this week. Please be sure to fill out THIS FORM (if you didn't fill it out in the “student section”).
Here's to new beginnings! Have a great week, Blue Team!
"All In" always 💙💛,