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11
Sep

Band Booster Meeting Tonight!

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13
Aug

Final Week of Band Camp!

Rams,

We have reached the final week of summer band camp. Yeah! Please read over the schedule carefully (click here: JMHS Weekly Schedule 8-13- 8-17) because it is going to be a busy week. Please make every effort to make our first band booster meeting this Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 pm in the band hall. As part of our upcoming mattress fundraiser, the company we are working with is donating $5 to the Marshall band boosters for every parent in attendance. This is an easy opportunity to support our program by sharing a few minutes of your time. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

5
Aug

JMHS Weekly Schedule (8/6- 8/10)

Monday: 8/6                                   

  • 7:00am- 10:30am:  Morning Visual Block
  • 10:30am- 12:00pm:  Lunch Break
  • 12:00- 4:00pm:  Afternoon Sectional/ Music Ensemble Block
  • Spirit Week:  Beach Day + Water Gun Fight (swim gear)

Tuesday: 8/7

  • 7:00am- 10:30am:  Morning Visual Block
  • 10:30am- 12:00pm:  Lunch Break
  • 12:00- 4:00pm:  Afternoon Sectional/ Music Ensemble Block
  • Spirit Week:  Twin Day- Match a friend

Wednesday: 8/8

  • 7:00am- 10:30am:  Morning Visual Block
  • 10:30am- 12:00pm:  Lunch Break
  • 12:00- 4:00pm:  Afternoon Sectional/ Music Ensemble Block
  • Spirit Week:  Character Day- Bring your favorite character to Life!

Thursday: 8/9

  • 7:00am- 10:30am:  Morning Visual Block
  • 10:30am- 12:00pm:  Lunch Break
  • 12:00- 4:00pm:  Afternoon Sectional/ Music Ensemble Block
  • Spirit Week:  Disaster Day- The exact opposite of fashion

Friday: 8/10

  • 7:00am- 10:30am:  Morning Visual Block
  • 10:30am- 12:00pm:  Lunch Break
  • 12:00- 4:00pm:  Afternoon Sectional/ Music Ensemble Block
  • Spirit Week:  Maroon Out- Show some Marshall spirit!

Announcements/ Reminders

  • Make sure you wear a plain white t-shirt to morning visual rehearsal. Exceptions are colorgaurd and front ensemble.
  • Bring hat, sunglasses, and WATER JUG everyday to rehearsal.
  • If you did not make it to band registration day please make sure you turn in all of your forms and the first $100 installment of your band fees ASAP.
28
Jul

Trailer Work Day at the bandhall

Rams,
This Monday, July 30th we are going to have a workday on the band trailer starting at 8 am. David Helterbrand has made plans for the inside of the trailer and we are looking to get bodies in to help build. Also, if you have a 6-foot ladder and/ or a screw gun please bring it so the work will go faster. This is very exciting to get started transforming the shell of the trailer into something we can use.

Secondly, I have linked a Mattress Fundraiser Parent Letter about our upcoming mattress fundraiser. A representative will be there on Saturday at band registration to answer any questions you might have. It is a great way to get money into your students account to start the school year. See you tomorrow and Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

 

28
Jul

Band Registration TODAY!

Rams,
We are off to a great start to the summer. The guard, drumline, and brass have been doing great with their mini-camps all this week. Today will be our band registration day from 1 pm to 8 pm. This registration is for both students and parents. There are lots of important forms to be filled out and turned in along with a ton of vital information we would like to go over with you. Please make every effort to come. Her is a link to the 2018-2019 Ram Band Packet that includes forms, schedules, and various information about our program. Have a great day and Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

20
Jul

Mattress Fundraiser for 2018

Rams,
I have Mattress Fundraiser Brochure for our second annual mattress fundraiser which will take place on August, 25 from 10 am- 5 pm in the girl’s gym. It is a great way to raise money to pay down your band assessment fees. Please share the attached information on your social media networks. The more people we get in the door, the more money we can raise for our students. There will be a representative from the company on band registration day that will be able to talk with you in detail on how the fundraiser works and what percentage goes back to your student based on mattress’s sold.

Facebook link: http://bit.ly/MarshallBand18  JOIN and SHARE

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

16
Jul

Big News for 2018-2019

Rams,
I have two important announcements for you.

1)  I am happy to announce that Mr. Person has been hired to be the new head band director for Boerne High School. I am so pleased that he has this wonderful opportunity. We will obviously miss him here at Marshall. He has done incredible things with the jazz band, concert band, and entire program as a whole. I know that you will join me in wishing him the absolute best as he moves forward with this new challenge. He will always be a RAM and I hope he takes the love we have for him and imparts that in his students. Her is a link to Daniel Person Letter for you to view.

2) We have been interviewing candidates and I am pleased to announce Brianna Freitas will be joining our band staff. She is a flute player and a recent graduate from UTSA. I believe her energy, engaging personality, and a positive approach to teaching will serve our students well. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and Go most of all, Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

14
Jul

Updated Calendar

Rams,
I have attached an Ram Band Calendar 2018. Please look it over carefully because some of the dates and times have changed. Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

20
May

Silent Auction Items Due by 10AM on Tuesday May 22

Rams,
Just a reminder about the silent auction we do every year at our spring concert.  (we auction off gift baskets that the students donate to.)  Each section has a differently themed basket and they are as follows.

1. Flutes:  Spa Basket (Examples: bath bombs, bubble bath, lotions, bath salts, pretty soaps, lotion, etc…)

2. Saxaphones: Pet Basket (Examples: pet toys, pet shampoo, pet bandanna/bows, dog bones, etc…)

3. Trumpets:  Movie Night Basket (Examples: Microwave popcorn, movie tickets, movie candy, sodas, etc…)

4. Low Brass:  Auto Basket (Examples: Armor all wipes, window cleaner, auto air freshener, car wax, sponge, etc…)

5. Front Ensemble-Backyard BBQ Basket (Examples: Seasoning, spatulas, bbq sauce, oven mitt, apron, bbq brush, bbq tools, etc…)

6. Drumline-Golf Basket (Examples: Golf balls, tees, score caddy, golf themed things like coffee mug, golf towel, etc…)

7. Mellaphones – Tea theme basket (Examples:  Different types of teas, sugar, tea mugs, thermos, tea baskets, etc..)

8. Clarinets – gift card basket (examples:  $5-$10 gift cards to all any and everywhere)

9. Colorguard – chocolate lovers basket (Examples:  anything chocolate!)

Please turn in items for the baskets to the band office and the band directors will collect them.
Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

9
May

General Boosters

3-29-18 Special General Booster Meeting

 

4-10-18 General Booster Meeting