December 11, 2016
We are extremely proud of Warrior Band members, Sarah Banker, Camille Dupre`, and Eva Lee, for earning spots in the District IV honor bands. These students went through a rigorous audition process and competed among some of the top students in East Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston Parish, and Ascension Parish to earn spots in the honor bands. Sarah placed second in the prestigious Symphonic Band, while Eva and Camille earned spots in the Concert Band.We are very proud of these and all of our Warrior Band members!
December 5, 2016
I’m sorry my original post never got posted. It stayed in my drafts folder for weeks.
This should update you.
Students need to report to the gym for 5:45 tonight. They are wearing concert black. That’s black pants for the boys and all black for the girls. We discussed this in class so they should know what to wear.
Congratulations to these students for earning spots in the All-Parish Symphonic and Concert Bands:
On horn, Eva Lee and Mary Vanhaverbeke
On flute, Sarah Banker and Leah Bourg
On bass clarinet, Amber Chavez and Allison Kimbrough
On clarinet, Camille Dupre` and Katherine Ledet
On trumpet, Brianna Alumbaugh
Congratulations to the following students for earning spots in the All Parish Jazz Honor Band:
On bass, Dane Harter
On trombone, Nathan Zeringue
On bari sax, Blair Stewart
On alto sax, Trey Parker
On trumpet, Jace Barrios
October 26, 2016
Dear Band Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
Due to a scheduling conflict, our annual Christmas Band Concert, which was previously scheduled for Sunday, December 11, has been moved to Monday, December 5, at 6:30. Please make a note in your calendars about this change! It will be our best ever!
October 13, 2016
Dear Band Parents, Friends, and Alumni,
If you’re coming to Dutchtown Saturday, please know that it is perfectly alright to applaud during our performance!! In, fact, it is encouraged! Most parents don’t know when to applaud though. Here are the spots:
In the first movement, after the initial drum opening section and after the big “hit.” After all drum section solos, after each moment, after a soloist performance, and then at the climax toward the end.
We are prepared and should do well.
For Sunday, we are playing at Grandparents’ Day at school. Dress for this is their school dress uniform. Students in the Jazz Band should arrive at 1 PM to set up. Those at Confirmation meetings should get there when you can. The rest of the band should arrive at 2 PM. In addition to the jazz music, we will play the National Anthem and our Show Music with the full Marching Band. The ceremony should be over by 3:30 or so and we should be able to get all our gear back to the band room for 4.
Thanks for all your support!
October 9, 2016
Dear Band Parents, Friends, Alumni, and Students,
First, I can’t tell you just how proud I am of my students who earned spots in this year’s All-State Ensembles! To earn a spot in All-State, students have to go through a rigorous audition process. Congratulations to Sarah Banker, who came out first flute and will be playing principal flute in the All-State Orchestra, Dane Harter, who earned first bass in the All-State Jazz Ensemble, and Nathan Zeringue, who earned a spot as the second trombone in the All-State Jazz Ensemble. They will be performing at the LMEA state conference during the Thanksgiving break.
Now, for the more. Here is this Saturday’s itinerary:
- We will meet at the band room for 11 AM, where you will be fed. Bring $3 for pizza.
- Busses will leave for Dutchtown High School at 11:30.
- We warmup at 12:40.
- Performance time is 1:20.
- The awards ceremony begins at 5:20. We should be finished and boarding busses for our return trip to school somewhere around 6 PM.
I hope to see many parents, friends, and alumni at this marching festival. Please cheer loudly!!
September 25, 2016
Congratulations to Sarah Banker for earning the top spot in the District IV All-State auditions this past Saturday! Sarah now qualifies for the final round of auditions on October 8, at Prineville High School. We are very proud of Sarah and wish her the very best at the next set of auditions.
June 17, 2016
Dear Band Parents,
I sent this in a recent email but I’m putting it here in case you misplace or delete my original email. Here’s a copy of our latest newsletter with all the important dates in it:
Warrior newsletter XI
April 21, 2016
Dear Band Parents, Alumni, Friends, and Students,
I wanted to extend an invitation to you to attend our Warrior Spring Concert, Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 in the gym. This year’s group is the best I’ve ever taught as was exhibited by the record awards and accolades they earned this past year. You will hear from the Percussion Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble, and our Symphonic Band. For an added treat, we would like to invite all Warrior Band Alumni who still play their instruments to join us for our grand finale (Amazing Grace). You Jazz Ensemble Alumni should bring your instruments as well and we may have you sit in for an encore jam session! Again, you don’t want to miss this exciting evening of great music!
April 12, 2016
April 7, 2016
I just received word that the “Cool Schools” segment on Channel 2 will be aired next Tuesday morning, April 12 between 6 and 6:30 AM. It will re air at noon and will be on their web site later that day. For those of you who didn’t know this, WBRZ was on campus Tuesday to tape footage for their “Cool Schools” segment that airs on 2une In. They interviewed a couple of students about our recent Disney trip and collected video and photos that we provided of students having a great time and performing in Orlando last week. So, set your DVR’s if you know how to do that, because I certainly don’t 🙂