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Moonlight and Jazz


Our annual Moonlight and Jazz Event this Sunday, April 10, at White Oak Plantation.

The weather will be PERFECT! (with the grace of God)  Here’s the listing of student and parent responsibilities and our timeline:

In order to make this event the best ever, I need everyone to pitch in and help! Remember that proceeds from this event help pay for YOUR band trip, keeping costs down to a minimum.

First, I need volunteers, usually strong dads, who can gather Saturday afternoon at 2:30 to help assemble the scaffolding stage. The stage has to be assembled at White Oak by 4 PM. I suggest you bring work gloves to prevent splinters when handling the plywood and metal pieces. We will need a couple of cordless drills to drill the boards into the scaffold.

Sunday, students and a parent from my 4th hour class are to meet me at school for 2:30 to load the trailer with items that need to be delivered to White Oak. These will include a very large carpet roll, filled ice chests, keyboard, amps, music stands, music, and more.

  • Rhythm section players need to meet us at White Oak for 3 PM to begin setting up your equipment and working with the sound guy to get things ready for our sound check.
  • The rest of the performers meet at White Oak at 3:45 for our 4 O clock sound check.
  • We will feed students performing in the concert at 4:30 (ish), depending on how long it takes to do the sound check. The meal will be a jambalaya dinner. Hostesses should get there by 4:30 to eat.
  • Members of my 6th hour percussion class with a parent need to report to White Oak for 7:15 who will assist all performers and anyone else who can help to dismantle the stage and load the trailer for the return trip to school. Again, please bring a pair of work gloves if you have them to prevent splinters. You will also be bringing parts to the scaffold to the trailer, so the gloves will come in handy there too.

We are expecting 250 guests! Thanks to everyone who made this possible! Many of you have worked tirelessly to make this year’s Moonlight and Jazz the best ever! I can’t wait!

The other dates you need to be aware of are:

Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 PM in the St. Michael cafeteria we will have our band awards convocation/dinner. This year’s convocation will be for all band students, parents, and friends. Parents need to RSVP how many will be in attendance by Monday, April 18 so we can have enough food. We will be able to provide a free meal for students and their parent(s)/guardian only, however, I will have to ask for a $10 donation for any other family or friends who plan on eating at this event. We will serve pasta, salad, and a drink from Portabellos for this meal. Students must wear their school dress uniform for this event. There is no charge for this event.

Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM in the school gymnasium, we will have our annual Spring Band concert. This concert is free and open to the public. Please join us for this wonderful evening of music as your children share their God-given gift of music with our school community.

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