MUSIC NEWS

THIS WEEK FROM MR. MARSHALL

Dear WR Band & Colorguard Families,

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful spring break! I can't properly put into words how nice it was to see many of our students back on campus last week. While we still have a ways to go to get back to normal, we are well on our way and are very excited for what the future holds. Speaking of the future, I have a few important updates that I would like to share with all of our families below.

 

Booster Meeting---Wednesday, April 14th, 7pm (Zoom)

After 13 months, we are once again going to resume our monthly booster club meetings. These meetings will be held via zoom for at least the rest of this school year and will be reevaluated after that time. To login, simply click on the link below. During the meeting you will have a chance to hear from our new executive board, as well as from Mr. Leff and myself, about all of the exciting plans we have going forward for our students. 

 

To join the meeting, click here: https://hartdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/83470715844?pwd=SDRMaGJmc2hMcVQzTk15ZDBNU3N2UT09

 

Future Plans/Registration

I am also pleased to let everyone know that we are hard at work planning for next school year and, hopefully, a resumption of a mostly normal band/cologuard year. While we cannot finalize all the details yet, I can tell you that we are planning on band camp from July 19-30, performances for the marching band in the fall, regular concerts for our concert and jazz ensembles throughout the year, festivals in spring 2022, and a full winterguard/percussion season in winter 2022. As has become the normal, we are going to have to be flexible, but everything right now is pointing to us being able to offer these activities and events that are so important to our students and families.

I have tentatively posted dates for our fall marching band season on our calendar at https://www.westranchmusic.com/calendar .

Things may have to be modified, but this is what we are hoping for. Additional concert dates, festivals, etc. will be added as more of the calendar comes into focus over the next few months.

Given recent good news and a postivie outlook for our program going forward, I am pleased to let all of our families know that band and colorguard registration for next year is now open. Click on the appropriate link below to register for band/colorguard for next school year:

 

Band- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_dhsXWeFrZAhkokV0PLwbAKcuUE-j0j_8mksKS2nasaeeYg/viewform

 

Colorguard- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIfsBcBh9b61o-2BIqMOJZbmEJUmqiS67UOOeXF6cHlietQA/viewform

 

The registration deadline is Friday, April 30th. 

 

Please know that as the program opens back up we will continue to adhere to all required safety protocols and District/County requirements. Our biggest goal for next year is to keep everyone in band/guard and to have a great time! After the last year we all need to remember why we got into this program in the first place and focus on that. It is sure to be a wonderful year for everyone!

 

Program Registration/Band Camp Fee/Donations

As mentioned above, we are planning for as close to a regular experience as possible for our students next year. At this point we are confident enough with what we are going to be able to offer that we are beginning our collections of fees for band camp/registration and donations. At the conclusion f the registration process you will be asked to go to our online payment portal to pay the $400 Band Camp Registration Fee. At the same time you can also make your yearly donation, but you can also wait to pay that until the summer if you wish. An overall payment schedule is shown within the registration process with the total expected cost for next fall to be $1,000 ($400 registration/$600 donation-----this is a reduction of over 10% from the fall of 2019). If for any reason we are forced to scale back our plans, we will return fees and donations to the extent we are able and to properly represent the scale and scope of the program we are able to offer. Once again, we do not expect to have to do this, but we just want everyone to be aware that we have a plan incase the worst case scenario unfolds. As always, please contact me at jmarshall@hartdistrict.org with any questions.

 

Thank you all for your continued support of West Ranch Music!

Mr. Marshall