RHS MUSIC WEEKLY UPDATE 9/22/2014

 32 DAYS UNTIL MT. CARMEL FIELD TOURNAMENT!


 Included in this email:
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Pledges
  • Board Meeting
  • Fundraising (Rubio’s food night!!!)
  • Remind Text-Alerts

An updated calendar can be found on the band website, www.royalallianceband.org. This calendar will be updated frequently with all the information you’ll need regarding the instrumental music schedule, including itineraries, rehearsal schedules, upcoming fundraisers, and more.


 Director’s Address

Another week in the books. Two football games later, the 2014 Royal Alliance is starting to get their footing!
The hardest part of the season is here, though. The next few weeks will have very few performances, and LOTS of hard work. Just remember that the mountain view is at the end (students will know what that means)!
-zc


 Weekly Practice Schedule

Monday 6p-9p
Tuesday 2:30p-5p (percussion only)
Wednesday 2:30p-5p
Saturday 9a-3p


 Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


 Board Meeting

The AME board will have their monthly meeting this Monday night (9/22) at 5p in the band room.


 Fundraising

The Royal Alliance will be hosting a rummage sale! All proceeds benefit the Royal Alliance marching band.

Donations will be collected at any time in the band room… See Mr. C!


 Rubio’s Fundraiser

The Royal Alliance will be hosting a food night fundraiser
at RUBIO’S on September 25th from 2pm-CLOSE.

Flyers will be sent home with students, and available online and in the band room.

Keep watching your email for more information.


Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

RHS MUSIC WEEKLY UPDATE 9/15/2014

 IMPORTANT CHANGE

Due to heat advisories across San Diego, the Royal Alliance will be having Monday night rehearsal from 5:00pm-8:00pm on 9/15 to accommodate the football team’s practice schedule.

Please stay hydrated ALL THROUGHOUT THE DAY. We will be having a light rehearsal with ample water breaks, so students will stay safe.


 Included in this email:

  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Pledges
  • Football Game
  • Fundraising
  • Remind Text-Alerts

The calendar will be kept up-to-date with itineraries and rehearsal information for the Royal Alliance.


 Director’s Address

I am very proud of the students and volunteers that helped put the Royal Alliance on the field for their debut performance at this past Friday’s football game. The ensemble represented themselves and the Ramona HS music program incredibly well.

Going forward, each performance will need to elevate the excellence to a new level. We’re off to an AMAZING start!

Be ready to work hard!
-zc


 Weekly Practice Schedule

Monday 9/15 5P-8P (This is a one-time change)
Wednesday 2:30p-5p


 Band Pledge

Each marching band student who is financially able to is asked to make a $500 pledge to the Royal Alliance’s expenses for the year.

Lack of ability will not exclude any students from participation in the marching band.

Other options are available to help put the Royal Alliance on the road!

For more information, please contact Mr. C or the AME president Tracey Stephens. Checks can be made to Alliance for Music Education.


 Football Game

This Friday is the second home football game for Ramona High School. The Royal Alliance itinerary can be found on the calendar, as well as below. Make sure all students have a white t-shirt, black knee-length socks, and athletic shorts to be worn under the uniform.

  • CALL TIME 5:00PM
  • 5:00-6:00 Uniforms
  • 6:00-6:30 Warm-up
  • 6:30-6:45 Go to field
  • 6:45-7:00 Pregame
  • 7:00 Kickoff
  • ~8:00 Halftime performance, ‘Wild Things’
  • ~9:00 End football game
  • ~9:30 Dismissal

 Fundraising

The Royal Alliance will be hosting a rummage sale! All proceeds benefit the Royal Alliance marching band.

Donations will be collected at any time in the band room… See Mr. C!


The Royal Alliance will be hosting a food night fundraiser

at Rubio’s on September 25th from 2pm-CLOSE.

Flyers will be sent home with students, and available online and in the band room.


Keep watching your email for more information.


 Remind Text-Alerts

If you haven’t already, sign up for mobile text message alerts from the Royal Alliance band! These alerts are quicker, important bits of information that can be sent out last minute. Messages can include reminders, schedule changes, when we’ll be arriving home from tournaments or trips, and more.

Text @ramonaband to (760) 417-4086


As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

 

Football Game – 9/12/2014

Great Job!!!

RHS MUSIC WEEKLY UPDATE 9/08/2014

Included in this email

  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Parent Meeting
  • Back-to-school Night
  • Football Game

Director’s Address

Another week in the books! The instrumental music program has made great progress in their music and marching band things!

Students should have their schedules finalized. At this point, any schedule changes must go through a teacher. If there are any remaining conflicts, please have your child speak to me as soon as possible!

Keep up the hard work, Royal Alliance!


Weekly Practice Schedule

Monday night 6pm-9pm
Wednesday afternoon 2:30pm-5pm


Parent Meeting

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend the first all-parent meeting tonight from 5-6pm in the band room (A20). Important information regarding the upcoming season will be covered, so it is important that as many parents as possible are able to attend.


Back-To-School Night

Tuesday night, Sept. 9th, is Ramona High School’s Back-To-School Night. Parents are invited to attend their children’s classrooms to meet the teachers. The schedule is as follows:

  • PTSA Meeting: 6:00-6:30 in the PAW
  • Period 1: 6:40 – 6:50
  • Period 2: 6:57 – 7:07
  • Period 3: 7:14 – 7:24
  • Period 4: 7:31 – 7:41
  • Period 5: 7:48 – 7:58
  • Period 6: 8:05 – 8:15

Football Game

This Friday night, the 2014 Royal Alliance will perform for the first time!

All marching band members need to report to the band room at 5pm sharp. Make sure you have the following!

  • Black, knee-length socks
  • White undershirts (all white, or Royal Alliance shirts)
  • Athletic shorts

As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!

RHS Music Weekly Update 9/01/2014

Included in this email:

  • Director’s Address
  • All-Parent Meeting
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Carpooling
  • Fundraising
  • Adult Polo Shirts

The weekly calendar will now be updated to reflect the schedule.   Check the schedule for any questions!

Director’s Address

You made it! The first week down… and that’s the difficult one. Congratulations on all the hard work you put in this week. We’re off to a great start! I’ve heard great feedback so far about the music students around campus. Thanks for representing the instrumental music program so well.

Jazz band is off to a strong start. We’re still in need of a guitar player, a trombone, and a tenor saxophone. If you know anyone interested, let me know. As a reminder, the last day to add/drop/change your schedule is Friday with teacher approval.

The students are in the midst of the first playing test of the year. To those students who haven’t yet recorded their playing test, make sure you’re practicing!

Enjoy your long weekend, see you on Tuesday ready to work hard!

-zc


All-Parent Meeting

There will be an all parent meeting NEXT MONDAY, September 8th.

We will discuss the year at a glance, as well as answer any questions about the program. All music parents are encouraged to attend.


Weekly Practice Schedule

The Royal Alliance will NOT BE REHEARSING THIS MONDAY EVENING.  Students should enjoy all of their extended weekend.

Wednesday afternoon rehearsal will continue as planned 2:30pm-5pm.

Students will also have rehearsal this Saturday, September 6th from 9am – 3pm.  Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, lunch and lots of energy to learn drill!


Carpooling

If there are any parents willing to carpool students and instruments to tournaments, please email Mr. Christy as soon as possible. Please include how many students you can accomodate.

Establishing a carpooling system will save the program substantial expenses in reserving buses for the season.


 

Tournament Schedule

As a reminder, this is the year’s competitive tournament schedule. As stated in the syllabus, missing one of these performances will lower a student’s grade by a full letter.

  • October 25th Mt. Carmel Field Tournament and Band Review
  • November 1st Mira Mesa Field Tournament and Band Review
  • November 8th (AM) Otay Band Review
  • November 8th (PM) Chula Vista Field Tournament
  • November 15th Ramona Southwest Regional Field Tournament
  • November 22nd SCSBOA Championships

Fundraising

Students were sent home with a flyer regarding a pizza fundraiser. Check the booklet for many tasty options!

As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!


Adult Polo Shirts

Parents, if you would like to purchase a Royal Alliance polo, please bring an envelope labeled with your name and the size of polo shirt you would like to purchase.

Polo shirts will be $25.00. Checks can be made out to Alliance for Music Education.

Direct any further questions to info@royalallianceband.org

 

 

First Monday rehearsal and Mr. C’s ice bucket challenge

RHS Music Weekly Update 8/25/2014

The start of the school year is finally here! We hope you’re all just as excited as we are to get this edition of the Ramona High School music program going.

Students went home today with a “Syllabus Contract.” Make sure you read through this with your child, and get the form back to Mr. Christy by Friday.


Included in this email:

  • Email Newsletter
  • Director’s Address
  • Weekly practice schedule
  • Tournament schedule
  • Fundraising

An updated calendar will be available at the beginning of the week. This calendar will be updated frequently with all the information you’ll need regarding the instrumental music schedule.


Email Newsletter

Congratulations! You are receiving the first Royal Alliance Instrumental Music newsletter for the 2014/2015 school year! These weekly updates will reach your inbox every Monday evening. They will contain all the important, juicy stuff you need to know for the upcoming week. If you need to edit your email address for any reason, contact Mr. Christy ASAP.


Director’s Address

Congratulations on finishing two weeks of band camp, Royal Alliance! Band camp was a resounding success. For those of you unable to enjoy the concluding preview concert, you’ll be pleased to know that the marching band is well on their way to beginning an exciting marching season. The students are able to march and play the entire first movement, in addition to substantial quality work they have put into the parade march. I am excited to be involved with such an incredibly hard working group of students. That being said, there is still plenty of work to do!

It is with great excitement that I announce that despite our numbers, we will be competing up a class this year in the 2A division. This is a testament to my belief that the students will rise far above the challenge.

Keep up the hard work, Royal Alliance!
-zc


Weekly Practice Schedule

The Royal Alliance will maintain the same weekly rehearsal schedule as the past few years:

  • Monday nights 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday afternoons 2:30pm-5pm

These weekly rehearsals will start on Monday, August 25th.


Tournament Schedule

Make note of a few tournament changes this season. Shifts were made to allow for the parade band to compete more.

  • October 25th Mt. Carmel Field Tournament and Band Review
  • November 1st Mira Mesa Field Tournament and Band Review
  • November 8th (AM) Otay Band Review
  • November 8th (PM) Chula Vista Field Tournament
  • November 15th Ramona Southwest Regional Field Tournament
  • November 22nd SCSBOA Championships

Fundraising

Students were sent home with a flyer regarding a pizza fundraiser. Check the booklet for many tasty options!

As always, remember to submit your SCRIP orders before 11:59PM on Monday night!