FROM THE DESK OF MS. HAUGEN
We have just over 7 weeks left in the school year! Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and participating in this year’s Big Bend All District Band: Fredrick Smith III, Julie Gamache, Kylie James, Brandon Hance, Harold Lim, Aidan Gonzalez, Rachel Baek, Casey Caukins, McKenna Parker, Christian Magar, Sam Roberts, Megan Kramer, Max Van Hoeij, Katie Brinkman, Adam Zeirden, Aaron Gamache and Marissa Hutchins. The live performance was incredible!
This week we have our long awaited Solo and Ensemble event. Please click here for scheduled events!
Lucky Goat Coffee forms and $ are due to the box Monday, April 19th! Pick up will be Monday, May 3 in the LHS Bus Loop.
Lucky Goat Fundraiser
- Only ground coffee is available. The whole bean option is not offered for this fundraiser.
- Bags of coffee are now 10 oz. each (instead of 12 oz.)
- Each bag costs $11 and your student band fee account will receive $4.50 for each bag sold.
- Please have your customers pay you and then write one check for the full order to Lincoln High School. Make sure to include your phone number and student name on your check.
- The seasonal flavor is Crème Brulee.
April Solo and Ensemble
- This assessment is paid for by the Lincoln program, but if you are performing a solo, the accompanist fee (to be paid to the accompanist) is $35 per solo. Most students are using Mr. Spainhour, so you can either give your check/cash to him personally or you can put it in the band box, and we will deliver it to him.
- ALL students are expected to perform either a solo or an ensemble for S&E this year. This is 25% of their grade this 9 weeks. This information went out in December and has been a part of our curriculum every class since January.
- Mr. Spainhour is coming to class on Tuesday and Wednesday morning next week to record anyone who needs to practice/record their solo. All recordings for solos and/or ensembles are due by Wednesday, April 21st and can be send via email or Google Drive link. Students need to be dressed in nice clothing (think of it like a regular performance, no jeans/t-shirts/shorts/flipflops etc.)
- Students will each been emailed their virtual S&E information to their canvas account. This information sheet will have the link they need to click on to virtually attend their event (it’s like a Zoom call with an adjudicator that will give them feedback on their recorded performance). Students will then receive a rating and a sheet with information.
Trojan Band Leadership Information
Leadership applications are still available here and 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 email@example.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/8Kj4YbXizo6gKC5p6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4/19 Monday Gold Day: Guard 2:45-5:30 in gym, Percussion 4:30-5:30pm
4/20 Tuesday Green Day: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm; Clarinet/Trumpet/Low Brass/French Horn Sectional 3:30pm
4/21 Wednesday Gold Day: Deadline for S&E Videos with accompanist! Send via email or canvas
4/22 Thursday Green Day: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00 pm
4/23 Friday Gold Day: Virtual Solo and Ensemble, see schedule for event times (coming soon!)
4/24 Saturday: Virtual Solo and Ensemble, see schedule for event times (coming soon!)
4/26 Monday Gold Day: Guard 2:45-5:30 in gym, 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/8Kj4YbXizo6gKC5p6
Spring Dates 2021
Tuesday, April 20th: Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, April 22nd: Jazz 2:00-3:30pm; Concert Band Rehearsal 4:30-6:00pm
Friday-Saturday April 23rd-24th: S&E Round 2 (those who did not perform in February)
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
Saturday, May 22nd: Band Banquet 6:30pm, Location TBD
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!!