Very Important Booster News
Hello babies and parents of babies.
We have a few important things to cover so please read the entire email.
1. Please find below the list of open positions for the 2017-2018 band year.
Please review the positions. Details regarding duties and commitments are including in the description.
We will vote of positions during our April booster meeting. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the open position.
Executive board position:
2. We are all very excited about the name change for our band program.
The change in name gives us an opportunity to update the Bands image by changing our Logo.
To facilitate this change, we will be having a design competition for the new logo.
The new logo will appear on the band trailer as well as band website and merchandise. So, lets make it a GREAT design.
Please submit your designs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can't wait to see what you guys, gals and parents come up with.
*Please note: A flyer for the new design will also be put up at the school.
3. The most effective way to support our band program is through donors and sponsorship. Many businesses sponsor organization, maybe even the ones you work for. This is a viable avenue to increase band funding, reduce student fees and reduce the need to several fundraisers, however, we will need everyone to be actively engage in seeking out these relationships.
You will find attached the latest donor/sponsorship forms. Please reach out the your employers and local business regarding sponsoring our growing music programs.
4. We need pictures for the end of year slide show. Please email short videos and pictures to email@example.com. I need to receive videos and pictures no later than April 1st to ensure the slideshow is completed on time.
As always, contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864.525.3285
This Weeks Events
Tuesday 02/21 - WG Rehearsal - 4:00 - 6:00 pm - SHS Band Room
Thursday 02/16 - WG Rehearsal - 4:30 - 6:00 pm - SHS Band Room
Fair Share Fees
Bills have been submitted to the front office. You may still pay Mr. Tillman. Cash, check, or money order.
All-Region Band Clinic
Students attending the Region Band Clinic need to review the attached clinic schedule. I will provide transportation on Friday morning (call time 8:30 am Band Room). Parents provide morning transportation to Furman and pick up students from Furman after the concert. Students may ride with Mr. Tillman during lunch. Bring money for snacks and lunch. Call times for Concert Warm-up are located at the bottom of the schedule. Again, please review the schedule.
All students need to make sure to complete the Practice Log assignment located on the website every Friday. http://www.southsidebands.org/practice-log.html - DO NOT FORGET TO COMPLETE THESE!!
2017-2018 commitment forms will go out on Monday. It is also attached to the email. Please read and complete the Commitment OR Declination Forms but not both.
We are so pleased to have Dr. Larry Wells (Feb. 27), Dr. Darian Washington (Mar. 06), and Mrs. Pat Garren (Mar. 13) coming to work with our band program during Monday rehearsals this Spring in preparation for Concert Performance Assessment (Concert Festival). Dr. Wells and Mrs. Garren are two extremely well-known and talented retired band directors. Dr. Washington is the current Director of Bands at North Greenville University. It is very important all students be in attendance so that we can do our best!
Leadership Applications are now available!! If you are looking for a Student Leadership position in the band, visit http://www.southsidebands.org/leadership-applications.html, read the form, and complete the application. Do not wait until the last minute!
Hughes MS, Tanglewood MS, and Lead Academy are our main feeders. If you know of kids that may be leaning toward coming to SHS, give them an extra push to come be a part of our family!
Let's go Tiger Pride!
Joshua Tillman, Director of Bands
Southside High School
"Be at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment, and the right attitude, ready to do a Superior job." - SHS Band Motto