Latest Event Updates
Don’t forger…our first spirit night of the semester is this Thursday, Feb 21st with Marcos Pizza!
Highlights: You will need to mention you are with Summit HS Marching Band and we receive 10% of your sale (see bonus below). This includes walk-in, carryout, dine-in and delivery orders – ALL DAY!
Bonus: If you order online, you will need to complete the fundraiser information but we get 15% of the sale!
All detail % coupons are included on the attached flyer – please share with your friends and family and enjoy some Marcos on Feb 21st!
The schedule was handed out for the first competition on 2/16.
Schedules for future competitions will go out at least one week in advance.
9/23 No contest or camp is currently scheduled
3/2 10:41 am performance time @ Spring Hill HS
3/9 5:20 pm performance time @ Columbia Central HS
Equipment will be left set up in the middle school cafeteria after Friday night practices.
Truck Driver: The driver will be the one to pick up the truck from Home Depot each week. No money involved.
Truck Loaders: We need 4 adults to secure things onto the Penske truck before leaving for each competition AND before leaving the competition to come home (SIGN UP ON CHARMS).
Pit Crew: Help is needed at each competition to move the front ensemble equipment on and off the completion floor. There will be a practice run-through at the end or Friday night’s and Saturday morning’s practice (SIGN UP ON CHARMS).
Drivers/Carpooling: NO STUDENT DRIVERS!
Carpool drivers MUST take the same kids to and from the competitions. We will need roughly 5-7 vehicles to transport all the kids. If a parent wants to take their own kid back to the school to unload, there needs to be communication with the carpool driver first. This is very important! (SIGN UP ON CHARMS)
Contact Laurie Kamunen to get carwash cards. 50% of the price of the cards sold goes toward fees in Charms.
Money is needed each year for uniforms, instructor’s paychecks, music, truck, etc.
Please try to pay each installment. If you are unable to pay the full amount, communicate with Tami Bell. She is also the person to contact if you need to move money from “miscellaneous funds” to a payment.
We are playing it by ear. Each week will be a little different depending on competition times, concession stand options, etc.
BBQ sandwiches, chips, drinks, and dessert will be served this Saturday at camp for $5 each.
2/16 Kids need to bring money for the concession stand after the performance. They will be home for dinner.
We are looking for a “pull cart” to take the 8-piece drum set on and off the performance floor each competition.
2019 January Band Parent Meeting
Board Member Updates
~ Board changes for the 2019-2020 school year will be announced and aﬃrmed at the February
~ Those who have expressed an interest in assisting the board in a larger volunteer roll will be contacted and we will have a meeting in early February.
~ after 6 years of waiting we oﬃcially have a trailer for transporting interments, props & uniforms to and from away games and competitions
~ Those who have expressed an interest in helping with the build out of the trailer will be contacted and a meeting time set up with Scott & Erick to discuss their wants and needs for the build out.
~ Parents who have expressed an interest in helping with the wrap for the trailer – please contact
~ Potential Fundraiser at Parent Preview for students & alumni to sign the inside of the trailer for $5
From the Band Directors
Pep Band for Basketball Games
~ Has been received really well by students and players, 2 more games with the Pep band on 2/1 &
2/4, come out and support the band (and Summit!!)
Changes in Culture
~ The directors continue to work toward improving the view of the band in the culture of Summit &
the larger Spring Hill community.
~ The Veteran’s Day concert was one of the first steps in that direction
Football Band and Competition Band for Fall 2019
~ Clinics and auditions for Competition Band will be May 2, 4, 9 & 11 – extra clinic dates will allow students the practice time to audition well
~ Drumline and Color Guard will have clinics & audition dates TBD
~ Football band will travel to away games and perform a fun, choreographed show at halftime, 4-5 minutes long
~ Competition Band will also be a part of the Football Band
~ Competition Band will perform their show after each home football game
~ A calendar for January 2019 through November 2019 was given out. Some minor changes may be needed but most major dates & times are now available
~ WCS Honor Band performance on Friday, January 25 at Brentwood Baptist Church
~ Banquet date TBD (early May)
~ Band Clinic dates May 2, 4 & 9 Audition date May 11
Band WILL play at Graduation on May 25th
~ Band Camp Dates – July 15-19 & July 7/22-26 8am-8pm each day
~ Band Camp – 7/18 & 7/19 will be for Football Band to learn halftime show, along with one other day during the 2nd week
~ October 11th – Home game during Fall Break, the band WILL be playing & performing – plan on being there
~ October 25-26 BOA (Bands of America) Super Regional in Indianapolis
Band Fees & BOA Costs
~ Football Band $250
~ Competition Band – TBD
~ BOA Trip – many details TBD, current quote is $300-$350 but it is anticipated to be lower once itinerary is finalized
~ some fees from the 2017-2018 school year are still outstanding. Please take a look at your balance and pay in full or take advantage of fundraising opportunities to take care of the outstanding
balance. We get no funding from WCS – band fees pay for instructors, buses, needed upgrades to equipment, competition fees. We can’t do all we want to if we aren’t fully funded.
~Next major fundraiser (to replace WOTS) is the Spring Home, Lawn & Garden Fair on Saturday, April 6th. Set up on Friday April 5th – will need lots of help setting up the gym, getting sponsors, concessions, ticket takers, etc.
~ Will combine Spring Fair with a Mulch fundraiser
~ Scrips is a fantastic way to pay toward band fees. We will oﬀer more ‘tutorials’ to help get you started
~ Flag subscriptions – check for renewals, if you sell any you are committing to help for at least 2 installs. Can only sell in Summit zone, do not recruit from Indy or SHHS.
Join us tonight (Tuesday 1/22) at 6:30pm in the auditorium for our monthly Parent Meeting!
We will give out 2 $50 credits toward fees – must be present to win!
We will be discussing spring fundraising, important dates for the spring semester & band camp dates/schedule!
Don’t miss it!
Hello band family!
A letter from the Directors
Mr. Atchley and I would like to welcome you back for the spring semester! We hope you all are as excited about band as we are. As always, this is going to be a very busy semester and we want to make sure we are all on the same page!
- This semester, both the symphonic band and wind ensemble will be performing at Concert Performance Assessment (Concert Festival). CPA will be a field trip the week of March4-8 (we don’t know what days yet, schedule to come!)
- We are having a CPA Preview concert on Feb. 19th @ 7:00 p.m. (both groups will perform)
- Symphonic band will have after school practice on Feb. 12th and 14th from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
- Spring concerts- Symphonic Band (4/23) Wind Ensemble (4/25) Small Ensemble (4/30)
- Symphonic Band rehearsals: 4/11, 4/16 3:15-5:00 p.m. Small Ensembles Brass choir and wood wind choir will start meeting next Monday (1/14) and will rehearse every Monday from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. These are volunteer groups. All players welcome!
Jazz band will also start next week. We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30. All trumpet, trombone, saxophone and rhythm section students who are interested, please come next week.
Winter Guard and Winter drum line are underway. Those students should have info already. Both groups should be getting fee payments in!!!! Schedules are on charms!!!
If you haven’t heard…..we have a semi-trailer!!!!! YAY!!!!! I hope everyone is as excited as we are! We will need help soon getting the inside built. More information coming soon!
We have a booster meeting next Tuesday (1/15) @ 6:30 p.m. We will be giving out information about auditions and summer/fall schedules at this meeting! (this includes the trip we are planning on taking!) We want to encourage parents to come out to the meetings! We need parents to get involved! We are changing the culture next year and we can’t do that without awesome parent involvement.
Thank you for your support! Go Spartan Band!
Erick Harris & Scott Atchley
Christmas Parade Details:
The Marching Spartans are scheduled to attend Spring Hill’s Annual Christmas Parade this coming Saturday, December 8th.
Students are to report to the band room at 3:00pm for practice and to get into uniform. We will depart the school at 4:00pm. The parade starts at 5:30pm.
You can see the route and other details at http://www.springhilltn.org/503/Christmas-Parade.
We will not participate if it is raining. In the event of bad weather a decision will be made by 3:00pm.