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Summit HS Indoor Percussion 2018

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INSTRUCTORS

John Baudendistel
Program Coordinator/Front Ensemble Coordinator
jbdrummer@icloud.com

Jayvon Treadway
Visual Caption Head/Battery Coordinator
Jayvon.treadway9B@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: This year Summit HS will be fielding an indoor percussion group.  Indoor percussion is a type of competitive marching arts performed in the winter.  There are other types of indoor groups like guard and winds.  An indoor percussion ensemble consists of a marching battery section and a front ensemble.  It is essentially marching band, in a gym, without the band.  Many neighboring schools have these types of ensembles including: Page HS, Brentwood HS, McGavock HS, Father Ryan HS, and more.

WHAT DOES THIS ACTIVITY CONSIST OF? If you are a member of the marching battery percussion, you will be marching and playing a membrane instrument (drum) for the show.  There will be moderate physical demand and a great chance to improve timing as a musician.  Members of the marching battery ensemble generally have improved health from the physical aspect of the activity.

Members of the front ensemble spend more time learning critical thinking and problem-solving techniques for playing the music.  Students will play instruments other than their primary keyboard, rack, or electronic position.  The front ensemble is essentially responsible for creating most of the soundscape for the entire ensemble.

Rehearsals – just like marching band, indoor percussion requires rehearsal to instruct and prepare the music.  It requires building new skillsets the musicians may not have been familiar with before.  Rehearsals are going to be Monday (3:30-5:30 PM), Wednesday (3:30-5:30 PM), and Saturdays (9:00-12:00 AM, 1:00-4:00 PM).  Saturdays are our “camp” days.

Camp days – these are longer rehearsal days spent learning large amounts of music and drill that cannot be done during the shorter, weekday rehearsals.  These days are imperative to put the show in a timely manner.

Show days – just like marching band show days, we will generally rehearse the morning of the show and then travel to the show.  All shows will be local in the Tennessee, except for the final competition.  Transportation will be provided for the last competition.  After rehearsals, we will travel to the show and continue the day like a marching band show day.

NOTE: The instructional staff values academic education above all.  If students do not maintain above “C” average in all classes, they will not be eligible to march.  No exceptions. L

AUDITIONS

There is the potential that if there is more than the projected amount of participants, some students may be “cut” from the ensemble.  Although, it is imperative that there at least be a basic understanding of music and time.  Students will be placed in areas where they will succeed and benefit the rest of the ensemble.  We will do this by evaluating the students in a group setting playing together. There will be no individual auditions.

Here is our planned instrumentation:

3 Snare Drums
1 Tenor
4 Trainers
5 Bass Drums
3 Cymbals

4 Marimbas
2 Vibraphones
1 Xylophone/Rack
1 Bells/Rack
1 Concert Bass Drum/Gong
2 Auxiliaries (Percussion Accessories)
2 Synthesizers
1 Sound Pilot (Electronics Operator)

Total: 28-31 Members

We will begin by giving the students “packets”, which contain the fundamental warm-ups and technique literature.  The evaluation will be a couple Wednesday afternoons in November.  This is an ensemble that is intended to be comprised of members that are truly dedicated to their improvement as a musician and the overall success of the ensemble.

BUDGET AND FUNDING/”PLEDGING” FUNDS

It requires a significant amount of resources to field an indoor percussion ensemble.  Music, uniforms, equipment, transportation, a floor cover, and instructional staff are a few of the many elements required to create the production.  Without funding, this group cannot exist.  It is essential that once you make a commitment to the ensemble, you recognize that you are pledging to support the group monetarily.

We are asking each member to “pledge” $470 for season.  This can be paid through one of three ways.

  1. $470 in full
    2. $470 – staggered installments (Dec. $200, Jan. $135, Feb. $135)

The staff is aware that this is significant amount of money for many.  To alleviate some of the financial burden of the members, the ensemble will be participating in fundraisers.

 

 

 

REHERSAL SCHEDULE/SEASON SCHEDULE

November 06, 2017 – Informational Meeting

November 18, 2017 – Workshop/Placement Day I (3:30 PM-5:30 PM) – MEMBERS INTERESTED IN BATTERY ONLY
November 27, 2017 – Workshop/Placement Day II  (3:30 PM-5:30 PM) – FRONT AND BATTERY
November 29, 2017 – Workshop/Placement Day III  (3:30 PM-5:30 PM) – FRONT AND BATTERY

December 06, 2017 – First Pledge Payment Due ($200)

December 04, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 06, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 08, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 09, 2017 – Camp Day I (9:00-12:00 AM, 1:00-4:00 PM)

December 11, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM) – Front Ensemble Only
December 12, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 14, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 16, 2017 – Camp Day II (9:00-12:00 AM, 1:00-4:00 PM)

December 18, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
December 19, 2017 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)

CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 08, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
January 10, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM) SECOND PLEGE PAYMENT DUE ($135)
January 13, 2017 – Camp Day III (9:00-12:00 AM, 1:00-4:00 PM)

January 17, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
January 20, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)

January 22, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
January 24, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
January 27, 2017 – Camp Day IV (9:00-12:00 AM, 1:00-4:00 PM)

January 29, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)
January 31, 2018 – Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 PM)

February 03, 2018 – Competition I (Independence HS)

FEBRUARY REHEARSALS TBA (MON, WED, SAT)

February 07, 2017 – Third Pledge Payment Due ($135)

March 3, 2018 – Competition II (Spring Hill MS)

MARCH REHEARSALS TBA (MON, WED, SAT)

March 24, 2018 – REGIONAL (Spring Hill HS)

APRIL REHEARSALS TBA (MON, WED, SAT)

April 8, 2018 – SCGC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Bowling Green, KY)

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SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – November 14

Band Booster meeting this week Thursday, November 16th at 6:30pm.

 

COMPETITIVE & NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

(No practice this week)

FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAME – Play-Off vs Beech

6p- All winds, battery, and non-competitive meet at the school to change

6:30- Line-up

7p – Game starts

10p – After game, change/clean

 

UNIFORM REMINDERS

REQUIRED: navy uniform Summit Band shirt; black socks; black marching shoes; white gloves; compression shorts, leggings or practice shorts must be worn under bibbers; wear layers for warmth

NO earrings or jewelry and all hair must be up and inside shako

 

Volunteers still needed:

*Chaperones for FRIDAY

 

WINTER PERCUSSION:

Please see the updated information for Winter Percussion in the attachment to this email.

First camp day is Saturday, November 18, 3:30-5pm. Other practice/performance dates are also listed.

 

PLEDGES

We are still $68,000 behind collecting pledge payments that were committed to this marching season. That’s $68,000 less than what it costs to put this band on the field! Please continue to make your pledge donation payments. Even though our marching contest season is over, we will continue receiving and paying bills from the ‘Haunted’ season until spring 2018.  We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

 

MID-STATE TRYOUTS

Mr. Atchley is having the last “Nerves Class” on 11/27, from 3-5pm. If your student is trying out for Mid-state, they need to attend.

Tryouts:

11th and 12th graders: December 2nd

9th and 10th graders: December 9th

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

11/16 Symphonic Band Practice, 3:15-5pm

11/18 Winter Percussion Workshop Day-Battery Only, 3:30-5:30

11/27 Nerves Class for Mid-state Tryouts, 3-5pm

11/27 Winter Percussion Workshop, 3:30-5:30pm

11/28 Symphonic Band Practice, 3:15-5pm

11/29 Winter Percussion Workshop, 3:30-5:30pm

11/30 Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:15-5pm

12/2 SSMS Holiday Station Marketplace 9-3pm (support SSMS band by shopping!)

12/2 Spring Hill Christmas Parade (details to come)

12/5 Symphonic Band Concert @ 7pm

12/14 Wind Ensemble Concert @7pm

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

 

A special “Shout Out” to John Ellis for updating our website.

If you have seen it lately, we encourage you to check it out at summitspartanband.org. We now have announcements on the home page and have a “Parent Information” tab in the heading for you to find details quickly. John , thank you for all of your hard work to get us updated with current information.

 

Have a great week!!

 

Amy Burst & Matt Stone – spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – wcsshsbandtreasury@gmail.com

Kristen Kight – spartanbandvolunteers@gmail.com

Laurie Kamunen – spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

Rebecca Wooldridge – spartanbandsecretary@gmail.com

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SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – November 7th

 

Band Booster meeting next week – Thursday, November 16th at 6:30

 

COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Friday – Home football game vs Page PLAYOFFS

 

NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

No practice this week, but home football game Friday, November 10th

 

UNIFORM REMINDERS

REQUIRED: navy uniform Summit Band shirt; black socks; black marching shoes; white gloves; compression shorts, leggings or practice shorts must be worn under bibbers

NO earrings or jewelry and all hair must be up and inside shako

 

Veteran’s Day Parade (no 8th graders)

Bring all essentials for your uniform Friday morning

Bring your own lunch

Guard will wear warm-ups

Parade starts at 11:00.

Link for further details…   http://wikiurls.com/?http://www.franklin-gov.com/what-s-new/calendar

 

FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAMEPage

6p- All winds, battery, non-competitive meet at the school to change

6:30- Line-up

7p – Game starts

10p – After game, change/clean

 

Volunteers still needed for:

*Chaperones for FRIDAY Night Football Game

*Drivers and Student Volunteers for Veteran’s day Flag install

 

 

Mid-state tryouts:

Mr. Atchley will be giving “Nerves Classes” on 11/13. And 11/27, from 3-5pm. If your student is trying out for Mid-state, they need to attend.

 

Tryouts:

11th and 12th graders: December 2nd

9th and 10th graders: December 9th

 

 

Winter Guard tryouts:

November 7-11 from 3:30-6:00

Open to 8th-12th graders

No experience needed

Award Winning Program

Meet at the Cafeteria

 

Please contact Tristan Hamilton for further questions: Hamilton.tristen@gmail.com

 

 

Winter Percussion:

Copies of the information given are available in the band office.

First camp day is November 18, 2017 at 9:00am.

 

See John Baudendistel for further details.

 

 

PLEDGES

We are $73,000 behind on pledge commitment payments and we ONLY have 2 weeks left in the marching season. That’s $73,000 less than what it costs to put this band on the field! Please continue to make your pledge donations as this is our most expensive and busiest time of the year. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

11/10-Veteran’s day Parade

11/11- Veteran’s day flag install

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

 

 

A special “Shout Out” to John Ellis for updating our website.

If you have seen it lately, we encourage you to check it out at summitspartanband.org. We now have announcements on the home page and have a “Parent Information” tab in the heading for you to find details quickly. John , thank you for all of your hard work to get us updated with current information.

 

 

Have a great week!!

 

Amy Burst & Matt Stone – spartanbandchairman@gmail.com

Kay Ruleman & Tami Bell – wcsshsbandtreasury@gmail.com

Kristen Kight – spartanbandvolunteers@gmail.com

Laurie Kamunen – spartanbandfundraising@gmail.com

Rebecca Wooldridge – spartanbandsecretary@gmail.com

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Parents,

Sorry this is last minute, but due to possible weather and other circumstances, the band will not be performing their show, “Haunted,” at halftime. However, they will still perform as a pep band in the stands for all 4 quarters of the football game and have halftime off.

There will be no after school rehearsal and the front ensemble nor the guard are required to attend.

Since the students can go home after school and go to concessions during halftime we will not be providing dinner.

NEW FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

6p – All winds, battery, and non-competitive meet at school to change

6:30p – Line-up

7p – Game (Play all 4 quarters with halftime off)

After game – return to band room, change, clean-up, dismiss

Again, sorry for the late notice, but thanks in advance for your understanding.

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SPARTAN BAND eNEWS – November 1

HAPPY NOVEMBER!! (8 weeks until Christmas!)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WE HAVE ZERO Chaperones for FRIDAY’S FOOTBALL GAME

*Prop and Pit for FRIDAY

VETERAN’S DAY FLAG INSTALL

Need 9 more drivers and 29 student volunteers for Veteran’s Day Flag install. Please sign up in Charms.

COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND

Friday – PLAYOFFS Home football game vs Hillwood

NON-COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND

No practice this week, but home football game Friday, November 3.

Students will need $2 to eat pizza. See below.

UNIFORM REMINDERS

This Thursday is the last day for shako exchanges. If you have borrowed any uniform parts, they must be returned to Mrs. Purdes after the game Friday night.

Any borrowed gloves or socks must also be returned to Mrs. Purdes after the game Friday night. We are beginning the process of closing out inventory. You will be held accountable for all assigned part (including shakos).

FRIDAY HOME FOOTBALL GAME

3:15p – Run through

4:30p – Dinner (Bring $2 for Papa John’s pizza) and change into uniforms

7p – Game starts

10p – After game, change/clean

FOOD CHANGES FOR PLAYOFFS

Due to the fact that we are now ‘out of budget’ on food expenses and low on pledges, we will be charging for dinner on Friday nights until playoffs are over. Every week, we will post what we are serving and the charge. Please make sure your child has money to eat on Fridays or brings a meal. Thank you!

This Friday is Papa John’s pizza – $2 per student

MID-STATE TRYOUTS

Mr. Atchley will be giving “Nerves Classes” on 11/6, 11/13. And 11/27, from 3-5pm. If your student is trying out for Mid-state, they need to attend.

Tryouts will be held on Saturday, December 2 for 11th and 12th graders and

Saturday, December 9 for 9th and 10th graders.

PLEDGES

We are still $70,000+ behind on pledge commitments for this marching season! Please continue to make your pledge donations throughout the school year as we will have expenses through May. We need and appreciate your donations to help make the band fiscally responsible.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

11/10 – Veteran’s Day Parade, Franklin, TN (High School ONLY)

11/11 – Veteran’s Day flag install

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please be sure to let people at these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their support and sponsorships:

Hometown Comfort Tennessee Heating and Cooling

McDonald’s of Spring Hill

Stop, Wash and Roll Car Wash

Kona Ice

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Marching Spartan Families,

TAILGATING DETAILS

At the Franklin Exhibition on Saturday, the volunteers will tailgate at the trucks after the performances. If you’d like to join them, bring the following:

•Any dish to share! The band is providing plates and forks, you bring the rest!

•A chair (or two)

•Your own drinks

Students will have dinner delivered by City Café! We’re asking parents for dessert donations as an added treat!! Please drop those off to Shannon Howard today (Thursday, October 26) after practice, before or after Friday night’s game, or when you drop your student off on Saturday morning.

TRICK OR TREATING

You’ve all been asking what you can do to help end the season on a high note for our students! Well, here’s where we need your help!

Franklin Band Club is asking the participating bands to set up ‘booths’ or tents with tables, before the performances, so volunteers can distribute candy to the all of the participating school’s band students after they perform. It’s kind of like a trunk or treat. The Summit Band Club will be providing bags for our students to collect candy.

We thought it would be great if each section of our band had their own booth decorated with a Halloween theme to give out candy. Please offer your support and help with this.

Thanks for helping us turn something bad into something good!!

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UPDATED EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

12:45p – Rehearsal

2p – Load and change

3:15p – Depart for Franklin High School

3:45p – Arrive and unload

5p – Perform

5:30p – Change, eat, tailgate with other bands

6:30p – Load and depart

7:30p – Arrive at Summit and unload

FLAG FUNDRAISER UPDATE

If your student is interested in getting a list of expired flag subscriptions so they can pursue the renewal and get pledge credit please send your students name and a good email address to summitUSflag@gmail.com by the end of the day FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th.  The lists will be emailed on Sunday the 29th and renewals must be submitted and paid for by November 4th to have service on Veteran’s Day.