FROM THE DESK OF MS. HAUGEN
We have just over 6 weeks left in the school year!
Last Friday and Saturday was our final Solo and Ensemble event of the year. Normally, this event happens in February with a state eligibility component in March, but due to Covid-19, we offered a February and April date, so every student had time to participate. This past weekend, we had a total of 63 events with 91 students participating! While technology issues prevented some from being able to meet with their judge, all students are going to receive a sheet with feedback and tips for getting better! This is such an important event for our students and the program. It was such a joy to watch your students grow in confidence and ability as they worked on their solo and/or ensemble over the semester. Some students enjoyed the payoff of putting in hard work for many weeks and others learned the disadvantages of procrastination, but everyone benefited from the experience. I am so proud of everyone and I look forward to sharing their feedback next week.
Luck Goat pick-up will be Monday, May 3 in the LHS Bus Loop.
Trojan Band Leadership Information
Leadership applications are still available beside Ms. Haugen’s door. There will be a leadership interested meeting on Monday, April 26th from 2pm-3pm. All interested students need to attend. There will also be a conducting clinic on Tuesday, April 27th from 2pm-4pm with former FSU Drum major, Mr. (almost Dr.) Farr! Come check it out!
We will be having an in person and Zoom General Booster Meeting on Monday, May 3 at 6pm in the LHS Auditorium. We will be social-distancing and masks will be required for everyone who attends. We will be holding Booster Board Elections and talking about upcoming events.
We are looking for some new members for the Trojan Band Booster Board to replace some outgoing parents, including Secretary and Hospitality Chair. If you have questions or are interested in being nominated for these or any other Booster Board position, please contact Debi Menacof, head of the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have our Spring Concert coming up on May 15. There will be two socially distanced performances in the auditorium, at 2pm and 6:30pm. All students will perform in both shows, and parents will be given an opportunity to get tickets to one or the other. There will be more info coming about this later this month.
Concert Attire is required for the Spring Concert! Please review info below about purchasing concert attire. Concert Attire includes the Green Concert Jacket which is supplied by the band. Students are responsible for purchasing the following:
- Black Tuxedo Pants
- White Wing Collar Tuxedo Shirt
- Black Bow Tie
- Black Cummerbund
- Tall Black Socks
- Black Velocity Marching Shoes or other Black Dress Shoes (no high heels).
Students tend to grow during their high school years! Please have returning students try on their concert attire (especially pants), etc. well before the performance so you can replace them if needed. Items like bow ties & cummerbunds tend to disappear, so make sure your student knows where these items are located before the day that they need them!
You can purchase concert attire at some local stores (such as JCPenney or M&R Clothing) or online at Southeastern Performance Apparel (https://sepapparel.com/) . There are more options, especially for girls, when purchasing online.
If you have any questions about concert attire or uniforms in general, please let me know!
April 26th: Senior Slideshow pictures & Senior Wills due
It’s that time of year where we collect pictures for the senior slide show and information for the senior will and testaments to be used at the band banquet! The senior slideshow features pictures of each senior throughout their life and high school band career, and is set to music picked by the seniors. We ask that seniors or parents email 10 individual pictures of their senior (one that is a baby picture), and then 1 additional picture of either the senior yearbook photo or the cap and gown photo. (No collage pictures please)
The senior will and testament is a document compromised of seniors “leaving” abstract and concrete objects to their fellow band members. The document will be sent out to the seniors to fill out. Please email pictures and senior will information to lincolnbandleadership@gmail.
com by April 26th. If you have any questions please talk with Kylie, Aaron or Ms. Haugen.
Saturday, May 1st: Beach Day at St. George Island, 11:00-4:00 p.m.
Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/
This is a VOLUNTARY Senior trip. This event is intended for seniors only (not families). Transportation to and from the island is on your own. Seniors are encouraged to carpool/caravan together. Plan to leave Tallahassee at 9 a.m. to allow 1 hr. 45 minutes for travel time.Ms. Haugen and 4 other adults will be at the beach from 11:00-4:00 with the students. If students choose to stay later please know there will not be adult supervision after 4:00. The Band Boosters will provide lunch & drinks. We will be asking for an RSVP by April 20th so food can be ordered. More details about the meal will be shared ahead of time for those that would like to pack their own food. Students are responsible for paying the $6 car entry fee into the state park. Please bring any beach items you would like for the day (chairs, sunscreen, music, snacks etc.) (May 2nd will be a rain date back up to have dinner in town with a partial expense to students
Thursday, May 27th: Senior Picnic at Tom Brown Park, 2:00 p.m.
The traditional senior picnic will take place after school at the large playground area. Senior parents, please look for an email soon to help plan and coordinate food for this event. This event is fully paid for by the senior parents.
If you have any questions about senior information/events, please email email@example.com
Trojan Band Interest Meeting
It’s time to get ready for next year!!! All new and returning woodwind, brass, percussion and guard students and parents are invited to attend our Trojan Band Interest Meeting
Thursday, May 27th 6pm-8pm, LHS Auditorium
We will be announcing our halftime show for the fall and passing out music.
Parents will remain in the auditorium for a booster meeting while students travel to the band room or outdoors to play. Please bring an instrument if possible.
Register here: https://forms.gle/
4/26 Monday Gold Day: Percussion 4:30-5:30pm; Leadership Interest Meeting 2pm-3pm
4/27 Tuesday Green Day: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm; Clarinet/Trumpet/Low Brass/French Horn Sectional 3:30pm; Drum Major Clinic 2pm-4pm with Mr. Farr
4/28 Wednesday Gold Day: OPEN
4/29 Thursday Green Day: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00 pm
4/30 Friday Gold Day: OPEN
5/1 Saturday: Senior Beach Trip to St. George! Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/
5/3 Monday Gold Day: Guard 2:45-5:30 in gym, Percussion 4:30-5:30pm; Leadership Interest Meeting 2pm-3pm
5/4 Tuesday Green Day: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm; Clarinet/Trumpet/Low Brass/French Horn Sectional 3:30pm; Drum Major Clinic 2pm-4pm with Mr. Farr
5/5 Wednesday Gold Day: OPEN
5/6 Thursday Green Day: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00 pm
5/7 Friday Gold Day: OPEN
Spring Dates 2021
Monday, April 26th: 2pm-3pm Leadership interest meeting
Tuesday, April 27th: 2pm-4pm Drum Major Conducting Clinic with Mr. Farr
Tuesday, April 27th: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, April 29th: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday, May 4th: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, May 6th: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 11th: Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal 3:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, May 13th: Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal 3:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, May 15th: Spring Concert in Auditorium (2 performances, 2pm and 6:30pm)
Monday-Tuesday, May 17th-18th: Symphonic & Jazz Band Auditions, Leadership Interviews
Wednesday-Friday, May 19th-21st: Guard and Drumline Clinic and Tryouts
Sunday, May 23rd: Band Banquet 6:30pm, Capital City Country Club
Thursday, May 27th: Trojan Band Interest Meeting 6pm-8pm
Monday, May 31st: Memorial Day, No School
Thursday, June 3rd: Swift Creek Spring Concert (joint finale) TBD
Tuesday-Thursday, June 8th-10th: Early Release Days
Wednesday, June 9th: Lincoln High School Graduation (Gene Cox) 7pm
Wednesday-Friday, June 9th-11th: Leadership Workshop
Thursday, June 10th: Last Day of School for students!!