Dear Band Members and Parents,
The Band Parents Officers and I are currently working on a Spring trip for the Band and Drill Team. We will be going to Boston, Massachusetts for a 2-day (1-night) trip. The dates are: April 12th and 13th. The students will miss one day of school.
We are in the planning stage now and we are working with a travel/tour company. We are looking at the following possibilities while in Boston (or on the way):
- Quincy Market (possible performance opportunity)
- Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour
- Visit the Old North Church
- Admission to the Blue Man Group Show
- Admission to Six Flags New England (possible performance opportunity)
- Mark Twain House
The price of the trip is still pending until the itinerary is finalized. It will cost approximately $600 and money from students' accounts may be applied to the cost.
Again, we are in the planning stage and the trip depends on Board of Education approval.As I get more details and information, I will pass it along to you.
Mr. D. GrottoOrchestra Pit for Willy Wonka will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, 12/19/18.Rehearsal will run from 2 - 4 pm.You must be present at every rehearsal to remain in the pit.See Mr. Grotto for parts assignments.Please check the Department events calendar for rehearsal dates.
Reminder: If your child needs to miss an event or a practice, the PARENT must contact me.Parents, we need more help with fundraising activities.If you can help, please contact Mrs. Dreher-Eddinger or Mrs. Dancer.Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Dancer for heading up the Krispy Kreme Donuts, Emery's Pies, and Holiday Wreaths fundraisers.Thanks to Mrs. Occhiuzzo for stepping up to handle the shirt orders.
Department Events Calendar
The Band App
Band twitter page (NE_HS Band) for upcoming info.
Warrior Band page (here)Please complete and submit the form below It is very important that we have your contact information. You may copy and paste as a document and email it to Mr. Grotto. Paper copies are available in the Music Room.
____________________________________________________________Congratulations to our new student leaders:Drum MajorsKenny LeoneNetty DiDonatoSection LeadersWoodwinds - Giana OcchiuzzoBrass - Rachel GilmanDrum Captain - Eli VillipartConcert AttireBoys: Black pants, black shoes (Dinkles are ok), Black socks, White shirt, Black Bowtie(shirt and bowtie are provided by the school)Girls: Black slacks or a Black skirt, White Blouse, Black shoes (Dinkles are ok).(bowtie is optional for girls)After the Spring concert, seniors are to hand in their white concert shirts.All others are to take their shirts home to wash and then wear to Graduation.All Band and Drill Team members must have all forms completed and handed in by the first day of school.Any student who does not have the forms in is not cleared to participate.All forms are available in the school office."Pay to Participate" formPhysical forms (packets 1, 2)Health History FormBand will practice during B-2.Field Practices will be on game days (usually,Fridays).We will have music practice in the music Room on Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 pm.Band members may come to the music room from 2:00 - 2:45 pm (Tues, Thurs, Fri) for individual practice or to do homework.Students who wish to be in the Band but could not fit it into their schedules,should see Mr. Grotto to set up after-school practice times.When football season is over, the Concert Band will rehearse and there will be no more field practice. As we get closer to concert dates, there will be some after school practices to include our MATES, PAA and NEMS band members.Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School YearThis is a course for credit and you will receive a grade.Grading Policy25% - Daily Grade25% - Performances25% - Improvement25% - Behavior/AttitudeOur Staff:Band/Drill Team Director: Mr. D. GrottoAssistant Director: Mr. K. BeereAll students must be prepared for all games and parades.You need to be in full uniform.This includes black socks for band members.You also need all of your music, a flip folder, and a lyre.Please email me with any questions that you may have.Hello Warrior Band and Drill Team:My name is Mr. Grotto (Mr. G.) and I am the Director of Bands at New Egypt High School. Although I have met most of you already, I want to take this opportunity to officially welcome you to the 2018-2019 season. I look forward to working with you as the year progresses.Please feel free to share your ideas on improving our program.Our band is continually growing.I welcome your thoughts on how to increase membership.Just remember: quality is just as important as quantity.Remember to show your Warrior Pride!Please check the Music Department Home Page and the calendar page.