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Upcoming events & info 10/8/12

posted Oct 8, 2012, 3:49 PM by Phil Barnes
Good morning, 

Here’s your weekly update of upcoming events and info for the RHS Music Department! I have broken this down into 2 sections: Marching Band and All Other Ensembles

Marching Band:
Tuesday 10/9 
- Guard Sectional 2:30-4:30pm 
- Percussion Sectional 4:30-5:15pm 
- Full Rehearsal 5:30-8:00pm (drill for Land of Make Believe and Echano) 

Thursday 10/11
- Guard Sectional 2:30-4:30pm 
- Percussion Sectional 4:30-5:15pm 
- Full Rehearsal 5:30-8:00pm (drill for Echano and music for Closer) 

Saturday 10/13
- Watkins Mill Competition. Info Sheet will follow in a separate email (hard copies distributed at tomorrow’s rehearsal). We still need parents to help with Pit Crew. Please sign up through our sign up genius at 

Monday 10/15
- Video review at lunch in my room 

Looking ahead: 
- Tuesday 10/16: Regular sectional/rehearsal schedule 
- Thursday 10/18: Regular sectional/rehearsal schedule 
- Friday 10/19: Homecoming football game (note: There is no school this day but we will follow a normal game day schedule) 

All Other Ensembles: 

- Many students still have not completed the online information form and/or their equipment check. Please check Edline (both are listed assignments in the grade report) and complete as necessary. 

- Our monthly FORM (Friends of Rockville Music) meeting is TONIGHT, 10/8 at 7pm in Room 1084 (my classroom). We had a great turn out for the September meeting, and we'd like to see even more new faces this month. If you have a child in the band, orchestra, jazz or choral program at RHS, then you've heard about the spring music trip to Disney World! We'll discuss that trip at the FORM meeting, plus we'll be talking about the wreath and poinsettia sale, which will help raise money for the trip to Disney. Questions? Please contact Holly Shropshire at

- Scale quizzes in all classes on Friday, 10/12. SB, CB and JE will be quizzed on Concert Bb. SO and CO will be quizzed on D Major. 

- I have information for two music competitions: The United States Air Force Band’s Young Artist Competition (for woodwinds) and the City of Gaithersburg Young Artist Competition and Concert Program (for vocal, woodwind, brass, string & piano artists). Contact me by the end of the week if you would like more information. 

Looking ahead: 
- Friday 10/19: Selected Chorus members performing at Maryland Music Educators Association meeting 
- Monday 10/22: Restaurant fundraiser night at Aspen Hill Panera (6-9pm) 
- Friday 10/26: Wreath/Poinsettia sale begins