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2017-18 Sumner HS Spartan Band & Color Guard

4/23 thru 5/06 (Updated 4/22/18) 

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I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the great weekend we've been having - maybe we'll get a nice stretch of good weather as we finish out the month of April.  I want to thank the very dedicated 25 members of the Musical Pit Orchestra for a great first-half of the musical-run (we've completed 4 performances out of a total of 8) - they've put-in some hard work and extensive hours of rehearsals and performances over the last few weeks and I'm very proud of their efforts (thanks also to the SBPA parents who set-up and provided snacks to the MPO students during their double-header performances on Saturday).  If you haven't had a chance to see the "Wizard of Oz" it'll be playing Thursday and Friday nights at 7:00PM in the PAC along with a 2:00PM and matinee and a final 7:00PM performance on Saturday night.  Everyone in the production is working really hard and doing a great job!  Also this week is the WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Contest at CWU in Ellensburg - these were the students and groups who won their divisions at the Valley Region Contest in February so now they move on to the "best of the best" from around the State.  Friday's Ensemble Contest performers will include:
 
  • The Sumner Percussion Duet of Isaac Harres and Austin Smith
  • The Jazz Fusion Percussion Ensemble of Ethan Abel, Kilian Inglett, Beth Siltala, Jack Stark, Miranda Wojciechowicz, and Allie Woolery
 and Saturday Solo Contest performers will include:
  • Julie Drever on Tuba
  • Gavin Hutcheson on Multiple Percussion, and
  • Austin Smith on Snare Drum
Good luck to all of the students in their performances and thanks to Mr. Olaiya and Mrs. Carl for attending the Contest in my absence (I will be conducting the Musical Pit Orchestra). 
 
We've got a few special highlights to our schedule this week:
 
  • The SBPA Meeting scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Monday night (TOMORROW) due to the Musical Production on Thursday night
  • Their will be NO Marching Band Wednesday afternoon rehearsal this week, as it'll be a pre-performance Musical rehearsal for the MPO students.  We will resume with our first MB rehearsal since the April 7th Daffodil Parades next Wednesday May 2nd from 4:00-7:00PM.
  • NO Color Guard Rehearsal on Thursday April 26
  • Butter-Braids order forms and money are due this Friday April 27
  • Jazz Ensembles will have a regular week until Friday, when we'll have all 3 groups meeting together at 6:45AM where we'll pass-out information and schedules for their upcoming trip to the Mt. Hood, OR Jazz Festival Competition May 4-6
I'll include the revised May calendar in the BLAST next week - May is going to be a busy and fun month for us.  Here's our next 2 weeks schedule:

Schedule for THIS WEEK:

April 23 Monday     

  • 5:55/6:35AM Zero-Period Jazz Rehearsals & Sectionals (ABC)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 2:45PM BLC/SL Meeting
  • 7:00 PM SBPA MEETING - BAND ROOM
    • (re-scheduled due to the Musical performance)
 

April 24 Tuesday      

  • 5:55/6:35AM Zero-Period Jazz Rehearsals/Sectionals (BAC)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • NO MPO Rehearsal
  • 5:00PM Color Guard Rehearsal 
 

April 25 Wednesday 

  • NO Jazz Rehearsals/Sectionals (Late-Start)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Periods MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 4:00-7:00PM MPO REHEARSAL IN THE PAC
  • NO MB-CG PARADE REHEARSAL 

 

April 26 Thursday       

  • 5:55/6:35AM Zero-Period Jazz Rehearsals/Sectionals (ACB)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • NO Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 6:00-9:45PM MPO SHOW-NIGHT PERFORMANCE
                                     

April 27 Friday           

  • WIAA STATE ENSEMBLE CONTEST - ELLENSBURG
  • ALL BUTTER-BRAIDS FUND-RAISER FORMS & MONEY DUE
  • 6:45-7:15AM ALL 3 JE'S INFORMATION-MEETING (MHJF)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 6:00-9:45PM MPO SHOW-NIGHT PERFORMANCE
 

April 28 Saturday      

  • WIAA STATE SOLO CONTEST - ELLENSBURG
  • MPO 2 PERFORMANCES
    • 1:00-4:45PM MPO MATINEE SHOW
    • 6:00-9:45PM MPO SHOW NIGHT FINAL PERFORMANCE

 

April 29 Sunday          

  • NO SUMNER HS BAND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
  

Highlights for NEXT WEEK:

April 30 Monday      

  • 5:55/6:25/6:50AM Zero-Period Jazz Triple-Header Rehearsals
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 2:45PM BLC/SL Meeting

 

May 1 Tuesday       

  • 5:55/6:25/6:50AM Zero-Period Jazz Triple-Header Rehearsals
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 2:45PM MPO Erasure-Event
  • 5:00PM Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 2018-19 Student  & Parent Meeting (see attached information)
 

May 2 Wednesday   

  • NO Jazz Rehearsals/Sectionals (Late-Start)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Periods MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 4:00-7:00PM MB-CG PARADE REHEARSAL 
 

May 3 Thursday       

  • 5:55/6:25/6:50AM Zero-Period Jazz Triple-Header Rehearsals
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 5:00PM Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 6:30PM JAZZ ENSEMBLES PRE-COMPETITION-TRIP PERFORMANCES AND STUDENT & PARENT MEETING
                                      

May 4 Friday              

  • 5:55/6:25/6:50AM Zero-Period Jazz Triple-Header Rehearsals
  • 3rd/4th/5th Period MB & DL Rehearsals
  • 4:00PM JE'S REPORT FOR MHJF-TRIP
 

May 5 Saturday         

  • JE'S PERFORMANCES AT MHJF-COMPETITION
                                     

May 6 Sunday           

  • 11:30AM JE'S RETURN FROM MHJF
 
We've got a couple of attachments in the Blast today:  the information form for next year's Sumner HS Band Program (the Student & Parent Meeting, Jazz Tryouts, Drumline Tryouts, MB Mini Camp, etc.) and the information and schedule for this year's Summer Marching Band (with the massive construction starting at SHS in June, we will be returning to SUMNER MIDDLE SCHOOL for Summer Marching Band.  We've done this several times before, so thanks again to Steve Gallagher (SMS Band Director) for allowing us to use his space and to continue the program for a 28th consecutive year!  Well, here we go with another great week - I hope everyone continues to work hard and do great things.  We'll see you at Monday night's SBPA Meeting.  
Thanks again.
 

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Sumner High School Band Director

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Sumner HS Band Program Staff: 

Joe Carl, Sumner High School Band Director    

Ellen Carl, Sumner High School Color Guard Advisor 

Emmanuel OlaiyaSumner High School Band Para-Pro and DrumLine Instructor

Sumner High School, 1707 Main Street, Sumner, WA  98390

  • (253) 891-5565: Band Office
  • (253) 891-5500: Sumner HS Main Office  (7:00AM-3:30PM)
  • (253) 891-5585: Sumner HS FAX
  • (360) 889-0080: Carl Home
  • (253) 307-5705: Mr. Carl‘s Cell
  • (253) 307-5706: Mrs. Carl‘s Cell
  • (509) 987-3350: Mr. Olaiya's Cell

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