It is almost fair week, which means that Sunday should be the hottest day of the year. Thanks to all the parents that volunteered to help with uniform organization last night. Also, thanks to the band student leadership for their dedication last night. We are gearing up for an electrifying season.
Band Practice Thursday July 18
It’s time to kickoff the marching season. We have practice Thursday, July 18 from 5:30-8:00 at CNE HS. Please wear shoes, comfortable clothing for marching and dancing. If you have been inside all summer, you should try to spend some time outside to prepare for the fair and band camp. It is supposed to be hot and humid, so make sure you hydrate before you arrive. We will be taking plenty of breaks. The parking lot is undergoing some major changes, so please be careful during arrival and dismissal
Fair Parade Sunday July 21
Sunday, July 21 is the fair parade. Students will report to the Owensville Building(former primary building) by 12:30. We will stretch and warm up. The parade starts at 1PM. We will dismiss from the fairgrounds. Uniform for the fair parade is blue band shirt, shorts, socks and gym shoes. Long hair should be tied back and worn up. Per the Marching Rocket and CNE High School Handbook, All Marching Rockets hair should be a natural hair color. CNE Band shirts will be available for sale at practice and the parade for $10
WE REALLY NEED WORKERS FOR FAIR PARKING. This helps the band as a whole and individually. You can pick up fair passes at practice or the parade. If you are working parking, please plan on parking and arrive at the band trailer 10 minutes before your shift starts.
We have spots available for fair parking. This a good chance to earn scholarship for Florida 2021 and band camp/shoe fees. You can email Mr. Moore firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of dates and times. He will send you a confirmation email. Please do not add or request to add to the parking doc. Email Mr. Moore.
This is the link to the fair parking sheet
Summer band policies:
-Students should be dropped off and picked by the band room door at the back of the school. I try my best to be at every band event 30 minutes before the report time to open the door. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDING BEFORE MR. MOORE OR MR. P ARRIVE. Band camp week is a good chance to figure out who lives near each other so car pools can be arranged. Please leave the first two spots by the building available for band director parking. Students must wait in the area directly outside the band room for pick up. I don't want to leave anyone unsupervised. If you anticipate being more than 15 minutes late, please make other arrangements for your child's transportation.They should always wait near the firelane by the band room so Mr. Moore and Mr. P know who is still waiting for a ride.
-Students should not be wandering around the school. We have limited access to the band room, choir room, and a designated restroom.
-Band members should always arrive at practice planning on working outside in athletic shoes for marching with shorts and t-shirt. CNE marching rockets do not rehearse in barefeet or flipflops.
-CNE Band Members should have a natural hair color(does not have to be their own), and long hair should be worn up for performances. If your hair touches the back of your uniform jacket, it should be worn up.
-Lastly, it is very important that students eat properly, rest effectively and hydrate properly. The CNE Marching Rockets work hard to prepare for our performances. We are only as strong as our weakest member, and you aren't helping anyone by being tired or sick and sitting on the sideline. Be prepared to work hard.
Clermont Northeastern has made a focus on raising our academic achievement. Students that are not academically eligible to perform with the band (passing 5 classes for 4th quarter) are still allowed to practice with the band. They are not allowed to perform or travel with the band until they are passing five classes on the next grading period.
Band Camp is in two weeks. It’s the most important week of our fall season. We will have the kickoff on Monday Night, followed by camp during the day Tuesday-Friday. We finish with the parent’s show on Friday at 5:30. Please be there as much as possible. The cost of camp is $40 and covers 4 lunches and a 2019 camp shirt.
The band leadership has decided on the following theme days for band camp.
Monday is Christmas in July
Tuesday is Staycation day
Wednesday is On Wednesdays we wear pink day
Thursday is Camo day
Friday is Blue and Gold day
Summer Band Schedule
Thursday, July 18 Band Practice 5:30-8:00
Sunday, July 21 Clermont County Fair Parade 12:00 Report
Monday, July 22-Saturday July 27 Fair Parking Fundraiser
Monday, July 29 Band Camp Kick Off 5:30-8:00
Thursday, August 1 Drug Testing 1pm (Alternate August 7 @3pm)
Tuesday, July 30-Friday, August 2 Band Camp 8:00-5:30
Parents Show on Friday @ 5:30
Tuesday, August 6 Practice 5:30-8:00
Tuesday, August 13 Practice 5:30-8:00
Tuesday, August 20 Practice 5:30-8:00