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2019-20 Sumner HS Spartan Band & Color Guard

(Updated 2/23/2020) 

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Well, we just had a very busy week for just starting-up on Wednesday:
  • A BIG thanks to the students and families and to Vince Henry for driving the trailer and being able to put together a great Pep Band for the Boys BB Playoff Game at MTHS on Wednesday night.  It was fun to have the Pep Band on-the-road for the first time in several years and while we didn't win, we impressed a lot of people with our spirit and enthusiasm.
  • Congratulations to the students who participated in the Valley Region Solo-Ensemble Contest.  It was great to see so many parents and family members at our run-thru on Thursday night and everyone did a fine job on Saturday at Puyallup HS.  Unfortunately, with our Saturday afternoon UPS Pep Band performance I wasn't able to stay until the end of the contest and get the adjudication sheets.  I sent an e-mail to the Puyallup HS Band Director who JUST got back to me with the latest scores and the State Winners and Alternates (official forms are attached to the BLAST).  Anyway, we had 15 events entered, 14 events performed, and here's what I know:
    • Elijah Bruce - Trombone Solo        III
    • Bari Swanky Saxes Ensemble        II
    • Jack Maske Bari Sax Solo           II
    • Esme McDermott Clarinet Solo       II
    • Emma Neumann Trumpet Solo       II
    • Kylie O'Donnell Clarinet Solo         II
    • SHS Trumpet Duet                 II
    • Tanner Waldron Trombone Solo      II
    • Solitude in E Minor Ensemble        II
    • The 7 Amigos Percussion Ensemble   II
    • Angela Statler Clarinet Solo       I STATE WINNER
    • Saxy Sounds Ensemble           I STATE FIRST ALTERNATE
    • SHS Clarinet Trio                 I STATE SECOND ALTERNATE
    • Sumner HS Percussion Ensemble  I STATE FIRST ALTERNATE
Thanks to everyone who participated and took the extended steps and effort to participate and I hope it was a great experience.  For underclassmen, you've got another chance next year and, as always, I encourage everyone to participate.
  • A SUPER thank you to the students (many of whom were also Solo-Ensemble participants) who participated in the Pep Band performance at the University of Puget Sound Girls Basketball Game on Saturday.  Jamie Lange was sensational last night - playing her heart out and scoring the most points in the game until she fouled-out in the 4th quarter.  It really meant a lot for us to be there at her final game, even though none of you had the chance to see her as a player when she was at SHS.  That was really cool and thanks again very much!
So onward to this week, with some of the highlights being:
  • a NEW Jazz Ensemble Schedule for our 2 groups (we are going to remain with 2 groups the rest of this year and then see how many students we have for next year), with both groups getting hour-long rehearsals for the first time in many, many years.  A great idea from Mr. Olaiya
  • Remember the BIG Pre-Hawaii Trip-Meeting at 7:00PM Tuesday in the Band Room.  Cathy Freeman will talk about the final trip-itinerary and information, Mark Freeman will be presenting a power-point on everything you want to know about where we're going, and Rick Laramore will be showing us how to pack for the trip (including how to pack your Band uniform - including your hat - in your suitcase)
  • the BIG SERVUS Conference performance on Wednesday.  The conference involves about 5,000 Leadership students from around the state and is a very motivating event to attend and be a part of.  We are honored to be a part of it!
  • the Boys BB Team finished in 3rd Place in the District and now go on to the Regionals in the State BB Tournament.  We'll be in Hawaii for the Championships but at least we can get a great Pep Band to get them that last step to the finals either Friday or Saturday (we'll find out later today)
Well, here we go with what may be one of the most exciting 2-week stretches in Sumner HS Band Program HISTORY

Schedule for THIS WEEK:

FEBRUARY 24 MONDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE
    • JAZZ A 5:55-6:55AM IN THE CHOIR ROOM
    • JAZZ B 6:15-7:15AM IN THE BAND ROOM
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 2:45PM BLC/SL MEETING

FEBRUARY 25 TUESDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE (ABOVE)
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 5:00-6:30PM COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL
  • 6:00PM BATTLE IN THE VALLEY DL COMPETITION PARENTS MEETING (BAND OR CHOIR ROOM)
  • 7:00PM PRE-HAWAII TRIP STUDENTS AND PARENTS MEETING IN THE BAND ROOM

FEBRUARY 26 WEDNESDAY

  • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS 
  • 6:15AM REPORT - PEP BAND PERFORMANCE AT THE SERVUS CONFERENCE
    • RETURNING AT THE END OF SCHOOL
    • WE'LL BE TAKING CHARTER BUSES TO & FROM SHOWARE CENTER IN KENT
  • 4:00-7:00PM FOURTH HAWAII TRIP BAND REHEARSAL
    • ONLY ONE MORE GROUP REHEARSAL AFTER THIS

FEBRUARY 27 THURSDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE (ABOVE)
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 5:00-6:30PM COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL

FEBRUARY 28 FRIDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE
  • PEP ASSEMBLY CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP)
  • POSSIBLE BB PEP BAND PERFORMANCE FOR REGIONAL BB PLAYOFF GAME
    • TIME AND LOCATION TBD

FEBRUARY 29 SATURDAY

  • POSSIBLE BB PEP BAND PERFORMANCE FOR REGIONAL BB PLAYOFF GAME
    • TIME AND LOCATION TBD

MARCH 1 SUNDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
  • WATCH FOR THE E-MAIL BLAST

Highlights for the NEXT 2 WEEKS:

MARCH 2 MONDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - CONTINUED NEW SCHEDULE
    • JAZZ A 5:55-6:55AM IN THE CHOIR ROOM
    • JAZZ B 6:15-7:15AM IN THE BAND ROOM
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 2:45PM BLC/SL MEETING

MARCH 3 TUESDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE (ABOVE)
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 5:00-6:30PM COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL

MARCH 4 WEDNESDAY - LATE-START

  • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS
  • REGULAR LATE-START CLASS SCHEDULE
  • 4:00-6:00PM FINAL HAWAII TRIP BAND REHEARSAL

MARCH 5 THURSDAY

  • MB-CG HAWAII GROUP REPORT AT 4:00AM
  • HAWAII TRIP DAY 1 - TRAVEL-DAY
    • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS 
    • STUDY-HALL FOR NON-HAWAII STUDENTS
    • NO COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL

MARCH 6 FRIDAY

  • HAWAII TRIP DAY 2 - PEARL HARBOR DAY
    • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS
    • STUDY-HALL FOR NON-HAWAII STUDENTS

MARCH 7 SATURDAY

  • HAWAII TRIP DAY 3 - TOUR-DAY

MARCH 8 SUNDAY

  • HAWAII TRIP DAY 4 - PARADE-DAY
  • NO E-MAIL BLAST

MARCH 9 MONDAY

  • HAWAII TRIP DAY 5 - TRAVEL-RETURN DAY
    • RETURNING TO SUMNER HS AT ABOUT 12:00AM
    • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS 
    • STUDY-HALL FOR NON-HAWAII STUDENTS

MARCH 10 TUESDAY

  • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • NO COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL

MARCH 11 WEDNESDAY - LATE-START

  • NO JAZZ REHEARSALS
  • REGULAR LATE-START CLASS SCHEDULE

MARCH 12 THURSDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • 5:00-6:30PM COLOR GUARD REHEARSAL

MARCH 13 FRIDAY

  • JAZZ A & B REHEARSALS - NEW SCHEDULE (ABOVE)
  • REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES (PARADE/PEP BAND)
  • AFTER-SCHOOL: BIG BAND DANCE SET-UPS IN THE GYMS

MARCH 14 SATURDAY

  • MORNING & AFTERNOON: BBD SET-UP
  • 5:30PM BIG BAND DANCE IN THE SHS GYMS

MARCH 15 SUNDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
  • WATCH FOR THE E-MAIL BLAST
So there you have it - a great week just finished and a BIG couple of weeks coming up.  Thank you to all of the students who have done so well working so hard to do a great job every day in the many different things that we do.  Even after this, we've got so much of the year still ahead, so let's have fun every day and enjoy the terrific opportunities we've been given.  Let's have a really great week together!
 
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Sumner HS Band Program Staff: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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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