Sunday, May 24, 2020

VU Tryouts 2020

Updated Monday 5/25: The Google Classroom is now live with the instructions on how to begin the tryout process. Go to the front page of the website and click on the link at the top of the page (underneath the instrument pickup links).

We have set up a Google Classroom specifically for the 2020 Visual Unit online tryouts, and those who want to try out will have to join this Classroom. Inside there will be instructions to connect with Ms. Donna's Flipgrid account, where videos will be posted, including a flag and dance routine that you will be responsible for learning. These procedures will be for both returning members and new candidates. We realize that some of you do not have access to flags.  If you don't have a flag, you will use a broom, mop, or some other long straight pole to perform the flag routine. You will submit videos of yourself doing these routines through Flipgrid in the Google Classroom.  You will also be required to sign a permission slip / policy acknowledgement form and send it to Ms. Donna through the VU Classroom.

Codes and more info will be posted next week when everything is ready is to go.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Instrument Pick Up Instructions

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR INSTRUMENT. If you don't need it and feel comfortable leaving it in the instrument room for the summer, you are welcome to.

Pick up times for instruments will be the same day and time as the pick up/drop off times for CHS.

9th Grade: 9:00a-10:30a
10th Grade: 10:30a-12:00p
11th Grade: 12:00p-1:30p
12th Grade: 1:30p-3:00p

Instruments will be behind the band room, inside the circle, and against the curb by the greenhouse. You can pull up, get your instrument, circle around, and go. As much as I want to see you all, it's not time yet! Please no socializing with me or other students/parents.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PICK YOUR INSTRUMENT, YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM. It gives me the information I need to get your instrument out of the storage room and outside for pick up. If you don't fill out the form, I'm going to assume you're not coming, and your instrument WILL NOT be outside.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Virtual Band Banquet!

We will have a virtual Band Banquet on Tuesday, May 19th, at 7p on Google Meet! I will send out a link on Remind and put it on Facebook and Twitter around 6:30p. You can join on your computer by clicking on the link, or on your phone/tablet by downloading the Google Meet app from the App Store.

We will be giving our yearly awards and sharing the Year End Video. Parents and students are welcome to join, and you don't even have to bring a side dish, drink, or dessert!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Instrument Pick Up Update

I know it's been a while since I posted an update, but I haven't had anything to report! Again, this is new to all of us, so we're having to figure it out as we go along.

I talked with Dr. McFee about instrument pick up, and he and the other administrators are putting together a schedule for school-wide pick up days. This will include any books, book bags, clothing, instruments, or any other item that students may have left in the building. More than likely it will be different days for different grades, but the procedures are not finished yet. Once the schedule is finalized, we will have instrument pick up during the same time. No one will be allowed in the building, so what will probably happen is that I will take your instrument out of the band room, set it on the sidewalk beside the greenhouse, and you can drive up and pick it up there.

Again, this is still tentative, so I'll post concrete details here when it's available.

Band Camp and Other Info

Buckle up, because this is going to be long! It's been a month or so since I've published a lengthy informational post, but I hone...