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2009-10 Hiawatha High School Red Hawk Band Damian Johnson, Director of Bands Janis Henry, Assistant Director of Bands, Flag Sponsor HIAWATHA HIGH SCHOOL MISSION To challenge students to maximize learning that will provide the foundation to productive citizenship. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hiawatha High School, home of the Red Hawk Band. I hope the experience you have here will help enrich your musical talent and marching ability. Each of us looks forward to an exciting and successful marching and concert band season. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OBJECTIVES 1. To perform a Competition Marching Band show, Concert Band, Jazz and Percussion Ensemble literature to the best of our ability 2. To support the athletic teams, perform other competition engagements, and perform at State Contest Festival. 3. To provide a quality learning environment for the Marching and Concert Band, Jazz and Percussion Ensemble. REQUIRED MATERIALS 1. Instrument – It is very hard to participate in Band without an instrument (School Instruments – The High School will issue Tenor Saxophones, Mellophones, Baritones, and Sousaphones, etc. The student will need to pay $20 for the use of the instrument. See Mr. Johnson or Mrs. Henry if you have any questions). 2. Pencil – Every musician should always have a pencil. One is provided in your red music folder. The cost to obtain a pencil is $0.25. ATTENDANCE POLICY All students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Perfect attendance is expected! Students will lose 2 points per unexcused absence; up to 20 points per quarter. See Mr. Johnson about making up an unexcused absence. Work is not an excuse to miss a performance. See the Hiawatha High School handbook for more specific attendance concerns. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it” Unknown 1 GRADING POLICY Grades are determined by – 1. Regular Attendance – 180 points 2. Performance Attendance – 225 points 3. Preparation (music and marching) – 100 points MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS Every member of the Marching Band will be issued a new marching band, percussion or flag uniform. The uniforms are 6 years old so it is imperative that students take good care of them. All uniforms will stay in the uniform closet in the band room. The band uniforms are valued at $500. Flag and Percussion uniforms are valued at $100. If any part(s) is missing, the student is responsible for the replacement part. We will have uniform check-out during the first full week of school. 1. The Marching Band will use the Speedster shoe (Black). The cost is $20.00 and can be purchased through the Uniform Managers (black socks must be worn as well). 2. Each student is also required to purchase a band shirt before the first performance. The cost of the shirt is $12.00 and can be purchased through the Uniform Managers. White gloves are also needed for the uniform. The cost for a pair is $1.75. See the Uniform Managers for more information. 3. Any student not wearing the proper sock color, not having gloves or uniform parts, or their uniform is not in marching condition, will have their band account docked $1.00 for each offense per game. FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAME CONDUCT Football and Basketball games are a chance for the students to show their team spirit. I do encourage cheering for the Red Hawks, but please be mindful of these procedures… 1. There will be no playing in the stands unless the whole band is playing together under the direction of Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Henry or the Drum Major(s). 2. Abusive language/ behavior will not be accepted (see Hiawatha High School handbook for more specific behavior information). 3. All members will be in full uniform unless instructed by Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Henry, or the Drum Major(s). 4. Please stay with the band in the bleacher seats during the 1st, 2nd and 4th quarters of the Football games. 5. Conduct yourself in the most professional manner possible. “Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.” Hugh Prather 2 TRIP POLICIES With the help of our Marching Band fundraising projects, we are able to take trips once every three-four years. There are possibilities available for other travel opportunities. 1. Students traveling must be in compliance with the Athletic/Activity Policy for this school year 2. Two weeks prior to traveling, students must be passing ALL of their classes to participate. If you have any questions about the trip policies, please see Mr. Johnson or Mrs. Henry. MUSIC BOOSTERS ORGANIZATION Music Boosters is the combined efforts of vocal and band parents helping with fundraisers. Music Boosters also provides vocal and band members with sack lunches on long trips, sets up workers for concession stands, and gives a scholarship annually to a deserving seniors in the vocal and band. If your parents are interested in becoming members, the meetings take place every second Monday of the month in the band room at 5:30 pm. 2009 Marching Band Staff Drum Majors – Jessica Bauerle, Rachel Tanking & Chelsea Thompson Flag Captains – Angel Mendez & Laura Sommers Flute – Breana Adcock & Lanaya Henry Clarinet – Kelli Hobbs & Larissa Schilling Alto Saxophone & French Horn – Jackie Rash & Brittany Rygaard Trumpet – Nathaniel Abeita Low Woodwind & Low Brass – Brandon Keller & Caleb Lenon Marching Percussion – Carli Gunnells & Jordan Marable Librarian – ? Uniform Manager – Trey Muse 2009 Marching Band Rehearsal/Performances September 11 (Wamego) HOME GAME 5:45 pm September 25 (Sabetha) HOMECOMING 5:45 pm October 2 (Maur Hill) HOME GAME 5:45 pm 3 October 16 (Jeff West) HOME GAME (HMS Kids Night) 5:45 pm October 27 (Big Field) Evening Rehearsal 7:00 pm October 29 (Atchison) HOME GAME (Senior Night) 5:45 pm October 31 (Halloween Parade) TBA FUNDRAISING/ CONCESSION STANDS There are many opportunities for students to raise money for trips or band supplies here at HHS. The band sells the Red Hawk Card. The students make $4.27 per card sold. The band will also sell Cherrydale Farms items in October. The band also does concession stands for many games held at HHS. Here are a few dates we know of, so far… August 25 (Red Hawk Card Sales begin) TBA September 8 (JV Football vs. Nemaha Valley) 4:15 pm September 21 (JV Football vs. ACCHS) 4:45 pm September 24 (9 & 10 Football vs. Falls City) 4:45 pm October 12 (Cherrydale Fundraiser) TBA October 16 (V Football vs. Jeff West) 4:45 pm December 7 (FR BB vs. Marysville) 5:15 pm December 11 (V BB vs. ACCHS) 4:15 pm December 17 (FR BB vs. Falls City) 4:45 pm February 19 (V BB vs. Royal Valley)(Senior Night) 4:00 pm BASKETBALL PEP BAND The Pep Band performs at the Men’s and Women’s home Basketball games. Band members need to perform for at least 8 games (included in your grade). The more Pep Band performances a student has, after the 8 required games, the more letter points the student can accumulate. The dates are listed on the next page. 4 December 8 (Falls City) HOME GAME 5:45 pm December 11 (ACCHS) HOME GAME 5:45 pm January 5 (Holton) HOME GAME 5:45 pm January 22 (Jackson Heights Boys) HOME GAME 5:00 pm January 26 (Girl’s Tournament) HOME GAME TBA January 28 (Girl’s Tournament) HOME GAME TBA January 29 (Jackson Heights Girls) HOME GAME 5:00 pm January 30 (Girl’s Tournament) HOME GAME TBA February 5 (Maur Hill/ Mt. Academy) HOME GAME (Sweetheart) 5:45 pm February 16 (Jeff West) HOME GAME 5:45 pm February 19 (Royal Valley) HOME GAME (Senior Night) 5:45 pm HONOR GROUPS & PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES There are many opportunities throughout the year for students in band to take advantage of participating in an honor group. Most of these groups are on an audition basis only. Some performances are through “word of mouth” and may demand only certain instruments. Some of these groups do require a fee. The following list is a brief run- down of what honor groups, contests or festivals students commonly participate in... District Band Audition entry and nomination deadline (October 15) District Band Auditions (November 14, 10-12 only, Baldwin High School) District Band Performance (December 5, K-12 band only @ Blue Valley High School) State Band Auditions (January 9 at Salina Central High School, must participate in District Band to audition) KSU Concert Band Clinic (January 22-24, Kansas State University, Director Recommendation) KMEA All-State Honor Band Performance (February 25, Century II, Wichita, KS) Regional Solo & Ensemble Contest (April 9, Manhattan High School) State Solo & Ensemble Contest (April 23, Andover High School, must make a I rating at Regional Contest) 5 Kansas Lions Band (different Universities in the state, Director recommendation) There may be other opportunities that will come up throughout the year. The opportunities are usually posted on the board or on bulletin boards in the classroom. CONCERT BAND The Concert Band will begin rehearsing the first week in November. Concert Band season is the most serious and challenging part of the Instrumental program here at HHS. The Concert Band will demand your daily best and every effort you can put forth. Concert Band dress will be black pants and a plain black shirt with black shoes and black socks. Violation of the uniform dress will result in a $1.00 dock of the band account per violation per concert. The dates are listed below. December 1 (Winter Concert) 7:00 pm March 16 (Spring Concert) 7:00 pm April 15 (State Large Ensemble Festival @ Holton) TBA May 4 (Spring Concert) 7:00 pm JAZZ ENSEMBLE The Jazz Ensemble performs at the Winter and Spring Concerts, as well as many public engagements. The instrumentation is Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano and Drum Set. The Jazz Ensemble rehearses at 7:15 am (B Weeks 1st Semester and A Weeks 2nd Semester). Please see Mr. Johnson if you are interested in participating. DRUMLINE/ PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE The Percussion Ensemble performs at the Spring Concert, as well as the League, Regional, and sometimes the State Solo and Ensemble Festival. 1st Semester, this class is mainly for the drumline and the pit percussion of the marching band. 2nd Semester, the class is not just for percussionists. If a student is a piano player, the mallet instruments are very easy to learn. The Percussion Ensemble rehearses at 7:15 am every other morning. Please see Mr. Johnson if you are interested in participating. 6 Here are some important dates of interest for Percussion Ensemble students. April 9 (Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival) TBA April 23 (State Solo and Ensemble Festival) TBA SUGESTIONS TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS I am looking forward to my eighth year here at Hiawatha High School. Last year was a huge success. As is talked with alumni of the Hiawatha High School band, I began to think about our focus for the year. I will continue to make sure your students have the tools to leave Hiawatha High School as productive citizens to our society. I also hope that your students will be lifelong learners and musicians. With your help, I believe we can accomplish both. “Music is life and life is Music.” Victor Markovich “Get better; stop getting by!” Tim Teabow “You can complain because roses have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Ziggy „Success is getting what you want: Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt 7 Band Accessories Price List Reeds Flute Accessories Saxophone Accessories Rico Felt Swab $4.50 Mouthpiece Cap $5.80 Clarinet $2.50 Silk Swab $10.40 Metal Ligature $5.45 Bass Clarinet $4.55 Pad Saver $11.55 Rovner Ligature $30.00 Alto Sax $3.50 Maintenance Kit $25.75 Maintenance Kit $22.60 Tenor Sax $4.30 Cleaning Paper $8.55 Felt Swab $6.00 Bari Sax $5.60 Cleaning Rod $5.50 Silk Swab $17.20 K&M Flute Stand $25.00 Pad Saver $20.00 Rico Royal Powder Paper $8.00 Clarinet $2.85 Clarinet Accessories Neck Cleaner $6.50 Bass Clarinet $5.15 Mouthpiece Cap $5.30 Neck Strap $6.75 Alto Sax $4.00 Metal Ligature $4.85 Padded Neck Strap $17.40 Tenor Sax $5.25 Rovner Ligature $31.00 Neotech Strap $22.75 Bari Sax $7.10 Luyben Ligature $12.35 Sax Stand $27.75 Maintenance Kit $22.50 Mitchell Lurie Hanky Swab $5.50 Clarinet $3.10 Silk Swab $12.00 Trombone Accessories Pad Saver $17.00 Superslick Grease $3.25 Vandoren Reg. Thumb Pad $2.75 Superslick Oil $3.50 Clarinet $4.50 Soft Thumb Pad $6.50 Liquid Cream $4.00 Bass Clarinet $8.00 K&M Clar. Stand $28.00 Yamaha Cream $10.00 Alto Sax $5.60 Slide-O-Mix $20.40 Tenor Sax $8.00 Brass Accessories Spray Bottle $5.00 Bari Sax $14.30 Polish Cloth $4.00 Maintenance Kit $25.50 Silver Cloth $5.50 Cleaning Snake $11.00 Mouthpiece Brush $3.50 Straight Mute $22.60 Woodwind Accessories Cup Mute $35.00 Reed Saver (2) $2.75 Trombone Stand $23.00 Reed Saver (4) $5.10 Mouthpiece Saver $3.50 Trumpet Accessories Marching Accessories Cork Grease $2.75 Valve Oil $4.20 Flip Folder $4.50 Teeth Guard $4.10 Fat Cat Valve Oil $5.50 Flute Lyre $15.30 Polish Cloth $4.05 Al Cass Valve Oil $6.50 Alto/Tenor Sax Lyre $9.60 Silver Cloth $5.60 Pro Oil $6.50 Trumpet Lyre $7.80 Synthetic Valve Oil$6.40 Trombone Lyre $15.30 Cup Mute $32.50 Mellophone Lyre $7.80 Band Books K&M Stand $60.00 Sousaphone Lyre $7.00 Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 - $8.60 – $16.50 Clarinet Lyre $6.60 Essential Elements 2000 Book 2 – $8.60 - $16.50 Foundations for Superior Performance - $6.40 Foundations for Superior Performance Percussion - $10.70 ALL PRICES INCLUDE SALES TAX See Mr. Johnson or Mrs. Henry if you have questions. MUSIC LETTER POINTS SYSTEM 100 POINTS NEEDED TO EARN LETTER Major Role in Musical 50 I rating at State Contest (Large Group) 35 Minor role in Musical 35 Drum Major 30 Section Leader/ Librarian/ Uniform Manager 15 Chorus of Musical 25 Pit Orchestra for Musical 20 Solo at League Contest 10 Solo at Regional Contest 10 Solo at State Contest 20 Small Ensemble at League Contest 10 Small Ensemble at Regional Contest 10 Small Ensemble at State Contest 20 All-State Band or Choir (KMEA) 30 All-District Band or Choir (District I Freshman included) 20 All-District Band or Choir audition 20 Accompanist for Contest Solo 10/ each solo Work on set of Musical 10 Marching Band camp 10 Pep Band 5/ each game Costuming/Make-up or Props for Musical 5 Publicity for any Music Production 5 Performance outside of school 5/ each Music Field Trip 5/ each 9 Parent/ Guardian Slip I ___________________________________________, parent/ guardian of Print parent name here ____________________________________________ have read and will support the Print student name here Policies stated in the handbook. ______________________________________________ Parent Signature ______________________________________________ Parent E-mail Address ______________________________________________ Student Signature ______________________________________________ Student Cell Phone ______________________________________________ Student e-mail address If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me (742-2680 – H). I can be reached at the Middle School (742-4172) in the morning and the High School (742-3312) in the afternoon. 10 Name__________________________________________ Grade__________________ 2009-2010 Hiawatha High School Band Hand Book
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