We hope everyone’s staying happy and healthy! The Piner Band directors have been out due to illness, which is why this update is a few days late. Usually, we aim to send out our updates first thing Monday morning.
Honors Band Schedule
A reminder that Honors Band sectionals and rehearsals are mandatory. Unless students have made previous arrangements with Mr. Anderson, unexcused absences will count against their band grade and may limit future participation with Honors Band.
All Honors Band members have rehearsal every Wednesday from 3:15pm – 4:15pm.
This rehearsal serves as a chance for Honors Band to work on more difficult music and make more progress than would be possible otherwise. Sometimes, Symphonic Band may join Honors Band during these rehearsal times before football games. Those rehearsals will be announced with enough time so that accommodations can be made.
Additionally, all members of Honors Band have weekly sectionals – this is to work on instrument specific music. The schedule can be found under the “Sectionals” tab above, and is copied here for your information:
- 7:15am – 8:00am – Saxes
- 3:15pm – 4:00pm – Bassoons, 7th Grade Horns
- 7:15am – 8:00am – Low Brass
- 7:15am – 8:00am – Flutes
- 7:15am – 8:00am – Clarinets
- 3:15pm – 4:00pm – Trumpets, Oboes
- 7:15am – 8:00am – 8th Grade Horns
All e-mails we’ve received have been put in our system, and our first mass e-mail will be sent out today. If you do not receive an e-mail, please contact the directors to make sure we have your information correct. We want to make sure every parent gets all of the information necessary to help their students have a successful band career!
If your student rents an instrument from the school (oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, baritone, or tuba), they must turn in a $75 rental fee via check, cash, or money order by the middle of September. This fee ensures that these instruments will not only be in perfect shape for your students, but also be available for students in the years to come. Please get these in as soon as possible!
Money should be in for t-shirt and hoodie orders. T-shirts should arrive in a few weeks, with the hoodies coming in a week or two later (in time for our first cool front, hopefully!). Students who needed to set up alternate payment plans need to contact us as soon as possible if they haven’t already. We are more than happy to work with parents to make sure students get everything they need.