Band camp is this week. Please make sure you have updated final forms. I added students to the marching band activity in final forms if they have indicated that they would be participating. Parents and students need to sign the drug screen form in final forms.
Band Camp Things:
- Band Camp is this week.
- Stay home if you don’t feel well.
- Wear your mask.
- Bring Water.
- Please enter through the band room door/door next to it-C 12 or C 13
- Stay home if you don’t feel well.
- Uniforms- all students that have a uniform from last year will try them on to check their fit. We will not be fitting anyone for new uniforms or uniform parts at this time. We will be using a summer uniform for the beginning of the season.
- Drug testing- All 9-12 grade band students will need to complete drug testing. Drug testing for band will be August 4 from 11:30-1:30. Wind players will already be there. Percussion and colorguard should try to complete it during this time. You are also able to complete it during the athletics drug testing on Friday, August 7 at 2:30. The consent form must be completed through final forms. We had it added there yesterday. Please add Coed Marching Band to your activities and then complete the form there. If you are participating in athletics, you only need to complete 1 drug test.
Mask guidelines for band:
-Masks should be worn by all students and staff prior to entering the band room.
-Masks should continue to be worn until all students are seated and ready for instruction (example, long rests, sectional work, moving around the room, etc.)
-No talking should occur in the room without a mask being properly worn.
-In instrument groups where a mask cannot physically be worn the mask should be worn over the chin and replaced during periods where the student is not playing.
-No talking without a mask.
Band camp is quickly approaching. We will only be able to meet in sections. Each section will have two opportunities to rehearse. This is different and proves a challenge for everyone.
Please stay home if you don’t feel well.
Please bring your own water.
Monday, August 3
8-12 Marching Rockets Leadership Camp
1-5 Percussion Section- Sight Reading Auditions/Sectional
Tuesday, August 4
8-12 Trumpets, Flutes, and Clarinets (Drug Testing from 11:30-12:00)
12-1 Drug testing for Percussion and Colorguard
1-5 Tubas, Trombones, Mellos, Saxes (Drug Testing from 1-1:30)
Wednesday, August 5
8-12 Trumpets, Flutes, and Clarinets
1-5 Tubas, Trombones, Mellos, Saxes, Colorguard
Thursday, August 6
The marching rockets will be following the protocols set forth by the school district.
Summer band policies:
Things that are new for everyone:
-All Adults must wear a mask.
-All students will wear a mask when they are not performing..
-Students must have a symptom/temperature check before they enter the building.
We will be following the non-contact sports/activity guidelines:
-All individuals present must adhere to six-foot social distancing before, during, and after all events.
- Participants must conduct daily symptom assessments(self-evaluation).
-Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.*
-No touch rule is in effect. All individuals must avoid physical contact with others including high fives, huddles, or other close contact occurring before, during, and after
- Players must not share individual water bottles or other beverages before, during, or after all events.
-No spitting at any time before, during, or after events.
-Spectators should wear face coverings.
-Athletes are strongly recommended to travel to the venue alone or with a member(s) of their immediate household, if possible.
-Face coverings are strongly recommended for individuals traveling to and from the venue and during participation in the activity.
-All individuals should avoid congregating in common spaces or parking lot before, during and after events. If applicable, individuals should enter or exit venues at
separate times to adhere to six-foot social distancing.
Some new band things:
-Bring your own water!
-Everyone should have their own music. No one should be sharing.
-No sharing drum sticks.
Some old band things:
-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 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, t-shirt and mask. 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.
Please check your house and car trunks for band uniforms and uniform pieces. We are missing these entire uniforms and many other people are missing pieces.
Band Performance Schedule
We usually have night band practice on Tuesdays
Friday, August 28 Football vs. Clark 5:30 Report
Friday, September 4 Football @ Madeira 5:30 Report
Friday, September 11 Football @ Batavia 5:30 Report
Friday, September 18 Football vs Summit Country Day (Homecoming) TBA Report
Friday, September 25 Football @ Hillsboro 5:30 Report
Thursday, October 1 Football vs. Blanchester 5:30 Report
Friday, October 9 Football vs Bethel 5:30 Report
Saturday, October 10 Little Miami Band Show 2:00 Report
Friday, October 16 Football @ Fayetteville 5:30 Report
Friday, October 23 Football @ East Clinton 5:30 Report
Tuesday, October 27 Varsity Show Concert 5:30 Report
Friday, October 30 Football vs. Williamsburg Senior Night 5:30 Report
TBA-Veterans Day Parade and Holiday Parades