This past Saturday, we had 13 East Noble musicians participating in the IPFW Honor Bands. Just the number of EN students participating in the IPFW Honor Bands shows a bright, potential future for our musicians! Congratulations to all whom participated!
I was able to sit in on the middle school rehearsal Friday evening and it was incredible to see a lot of wonderful talent in one room working together to make some awesome music! I tip my hat to these kids because the audition process starts in mid-October to prepare 2 contrasting pieces and the necessary concert scales. From there, the auditions are submitted via e-mail and we wait for results from IPFW by Christmas. I believe the IPFW folks have the hardest job of them all: to select from all the auditions they hear to make the two honor bands happen. THANK YOU to all who auditioned for these two select groups...it is a TOUGH process!
Our guru of photos and videos Doug Nowels recorded a clip of the HS Honor Band's performance from last Saturday. Thank you Doug and thank you again for all who participated and auditioned for the IPFW Honor Bands!
Welcome to February! Well.....Welcome to February later this week....
First - RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK
WINTER GUARD - Our Winter Guard had a stellar first performance last weekend at homestead! They finished 4th and with a Silver Rating. As the weeks go on no only are our girls in competition with others (more importantly) they are in competition with themselves to earn a Gold Rating by the end of the year...a very cool way to compete I think. Check out the photo below!
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE - Phillip Phan took a Group I (state qualifier) piano solo to ISSMA last weekend and not only earned a Gold Rating, but was .5 from perfect and has earned a trip to State! Congratulations Phil on your incredible achievement (did we mention he is a FRESHMAN?!)
This week we find ourselves with THREE pep band games, a solo and ensemble recital and competition and a load of practices to go along with it!
Encourage your student to get their homework done during AL as well as immediately after school. The key to success is organization - and this is one of those weeks where organization is a MUST!
A few Items:
JAZZ BAND - The jazz band has decided to get Tshirts this year. The cost is $14. Money should be turned in by Friday and checks can be made to ENHS. Money and checks should be given to Mr. Munoz directly.
PEP BAND - because of the double header and hosting the middle school students we are having a pizza party. All HS pep band members are expected to bring $5 before Thursday night to pay for the pizza. Money can be turned into Mr. Munoz directly.
WINTER GUARD - Tshirts will be ordered very soon (like this week very soon). Watch for an order form to post on the front of the website by tomorrow.
WINTER PERCUSSION - The February Calendar is posted under the Percussion tab - or simply CLICK HERE
Here is a breakdown of our week ahead:
Monday - Winter Guard - 5-8
Solo and Ensemble Recital (volunteer) 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Winter Guard - 5-8
Winter Percussion - 6 - 9
Wednesday - Winter Percussion - 6 - 9
Thursday - Winter Guard - 5 - 8
Winter Percussion 3:15 - 5:00
Pep Band - call time is 5:00 pm (ends about 9:30)
Saturday - ISSMA SOLO AND ENSEMBLE @ Carroll HS - check times here
Pep Band - call time is @ 6:30 - BE ON TIME.
Below is our color guard in action from last weekend!
Well the winter season is upon us and so is the competition season! There is a lot going on in our program right now here is a list of groups that will be performing or rehearsing in the next two weeks:
As you can see it would be pretty rare to find a band member that isn't BUSY in the next few weeks! Here is a run down of what is going on in our program THIS week.
Tuesday - WP rehearsal 6:00-9:00 pm
WG rehearsal 5:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday - WP rehearsal 3:15 - 5:00 pm
Thursday - WP rehearsal 6:00 - 9:00 pm
WG rehearsal 5:00 - 8:00 pm
IPFW HONOR BAND
Friday - IPFW HONOR BAND (All Day)
Saturday - Winter Guard Performance @ Homestead: 12:00 pm
IPFW Honor Band Performance
Pep Band - Call time 6:30 (note the later call time)
Encourage your kids to stay organized and healthy! We can't miss ANYONE from our events as each person is critical to our success! I hope everyone stays warm this week! I'll leave you with a photo from our Pep Band's journey to Grace College last week. It was a BLAST to say the least!
- Mr. Munoz
Good Morning! Well it only took me to my third update of the year to fall behind! But a day isn't so bad I suppose....So let's get to it as we have a few things to make sure to pass along!
Tuesday Night - PEP BAND is at Grace College. The kids always love this performance and it is such a great tool to showcase our talent to a different area of the state. Our pep band will be teaming up with Grace College's pep band to create a sort of "Optimus Prime" pep band. Bus leaves at 3:15. If you're interested in going directions to grace college can be found by CLICKING HERE - We will return between 9:30-10:00
Wendesday - Winter Percussion Rehearsal 6:00-9:00
Thursday - Winter Guard Rehearsal 5:00-8:00
Winter Percussion Rehearsal 6:00-9:00
Saturday: Winter Percussion 9:00 - 3:00 pm
WINTER GUARD PREVIEW SHOW! - the winter guard will be having a preview show at 4:00 pm at AVILLA ELEMENTARY to showcase all they've learned in the past few weeks. Please come out and show your support! (rehearsal 9:00-4:00)
PEP BAND - vs. Carroll. 6:15 pm report.
Finally - I leave you with this you tube video of Mr. Michael Cary skiing in Lake Tahoe over the weekend. He could work on pitch but I think his multitasking skills are quite incredible!
- Mr. Munoz
As we start to find our winter groove this week our rehearsal schedule is jam packed!! check out what's going on this week below...A few important dates coming up to remember
January 15th - Grace College Pep Band Game
February 2nd - ISSMA Solo and Ensemble at Carroll HS
March 1st - ISSMA Jazz Band Evaluations
Monday - WG 5:00-8:00
Tuesday - WG: 5:00 - 8:00
WP: 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday WP: 3:15 - 5:00
Thursday WG: 5:00 - 8:00
WP: 6:00 - 9:00
Saturday WP: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WG: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pep Band: 6:15 call time
Have a great week!
- Mr. Munoz
Well as promised I will do my best to give you the "what's happening" in our band program every week - so far so good!!
Here's what is coming up this week:
WP and WG rehearsals today (Thursday)
Pep Band game Saturday...students are to report by 6:15 p.m. to the band room
Hog raffle tickets are still for sale as well as McDonald's coupon books - be on the look out for updated statements regarding your SBA accounts...We run VERY lean in the winter programs so prompt fee payment is needed!
A future date to keep in mind. is Saturday February 2nd. This is the date for ISSMA Solo and Ensemble to which we have many participants. Performance times are TBA but the event is at Carroll High School off of State Road 3 and Carroll Road (20 minute drive from the HS).
That's it for this VERY brief in
A blog to keep let you know how things are going! Weekly updates from Mr. Munoz, Mr. Cary, or Mr. Haydl