September 23, 2009
Subject: Special Band Performance October 14, 2009 4:30pm, Kiwanis Beach
It has been a pleasure to get to know the students in band this semester at Bonny Eagle High School. The band is off to a great start and, weather permitting, we have been offered the opportunity to participate in a special community performance at Kiwanis Beach on Wednesday October 14, 2009 at 4:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with the broader community in SAD 6, and it will provide an opportunity for the community and you to hear their musical development at work. The band will be featured with the beautiful Kiwanis Lake as their backdrop at an outdoor mini-showcase of the Pep Band materials the Band has been working on since the beginning of the year.
The band will also utilize this event to kick off the fundraising efforts for the Great East Music Festival in the spring, in which I hope your son/daughter will choose to participate. Donations will be collected at the gate, and I am hoping to find a few parent volunteers to take these donations, and possibly be involved in coordinating the other fundraising efforts in conjunction, and beyond the scope of this first effort (more information will be emailed to you if you signed up for the Music Boosters email list).
Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the event. Students should arrive by 3:45pm with their Instrument and Music, and something to keep their music in place on the stand in case of wind (clothes pins work wonders). The dress attire will be casual for the performance as long as it is appropriate (jeans are allowed). The program will last no longer then 45 minutes, and students will be free to leave with a parent at the conclusion. I require that all students have this permission slip signed and brought back to me concerning this event. If the student will not be riding home with a parent please indicate in the notes section with whom the student will be riding home.
Due to the important nature of this performance participation in this performance is required as part of your son/daughter’s Quarter grade. If they are not able to attend the performance due to a prior conflict, they will still be required to do a make up assignment in order to gain the grade for the performance. Instructions will be forthcoming on this assignment, and will be provided directly to your son/daughter if they cannot participate.
Please feel free to attend this event and tell any and all family, friends, and community members to attend as well. Also feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Band Director BEHS
207-642-9080 EXT. 148
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