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21
Aug

Ram Band Weekly Schedule 8/21-8/26

Monday: 8/21

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Tuesday: 8/22

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Wednesday: 8/23

  • 4:30pm- 7:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Thursday: 8/24

  • 6:00pm Meet in Band Hall in blue jeans and band polo
  • 6:30pm- 8:00pm Ram Rally (JMHS Football Field)

Friday: 8/25
Saturday 8/26

  • 10:00am- 5:00pm Mattress Fundraiser (JMHS Girls Gym)

Announcements/ Reminders

  • We are in need of 5 parent volunteers and 10 student volunteers for the
    concession we have coming up on August 31st. Please sign up for this event if you are available. Doing concessions is a requirement for being in the Marshall Band program. If you are having trouble signing up, just send me a quick email and I’ll add you in.
  • Please get the word out for the mattress fundraiser this Saturday through word of mouth, texts, social media, any methods you have at your disposal so that it will be a success.
  • Make sure your fees are up to date.
13
Aug

Ram Band Weekly Schedule 8/14- 8/19 (Spirit Week)

PDF of the weekly schedule is here: JMHS Weekly Schedule 8-14 8-19

Monday:  8/14  (TWIN DAY)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am –  Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Tuesday: 8/15 ( Hippy Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Prep Days for ALL Band Students
  • 7:00pm            Band Booster Meeting

Wednesday: 8/16 (Beach Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Thursday: 8/17 (Nerd Day)

  • 7 am- 10:30 am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:00 am            Senior Mentors Out
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm        Afternoon Rehearsal

Friday: 8/18

  • 8:00am- 9:00am        Drumline Plays for Freshman kick off
  • 8:00pm- 11:00pm        Ram Band Pool Party
    • Braun Station West Pool 8630 Tezel Rd
    • $5 Admission (Covers Pizza & Lifeguards)

Saturday: 8/19

  • 7am- 10:30am        Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30am            Dismiss
  • 4:00pm            Meet at Band Hall/ Load Equipment Trucks
  • 5:00pm             Load Buses
  • 5:15pm            Depart for Farris
  • 6:00pm            Rehearsal at Farris
  • 7:00pm            Marching Debut
  • 8:30pm            Depart for Marshall
  • 9:00pm            Arrive back at Marshall/ Meet Dismiss

Announcements/ Reminders

  • Monday is the last day money will be accepted for marching shoes. Your marching shoes will not be ordered if you have not turned in the $39.
  • All band students will go to Prep Days on Tuesday afternoon.
  • If you would like to go the pool party give your money to Kyle Paulma (baritone section leader)
7
Aug

JMHS Weekly Schedule (8/7- 8/12)

Monday:  8/7                                            

  • 7 am- 10:30 am Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Rehearsal

Tuesday: 8/8

  • 7 am- 10:30 am Morning Rehearsal
  • 9 am- 10:30am Marching Shoe Fittings ($39 Cash)
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Rehearsal

Wednesday: 8/9

  • 7 am- 10:30 am Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:00 am Senior Mentors Out
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Rehearsal

Thursday: 8/10

  • 7 am- 10:30 am Morning Rehearsal
  • 9 am- 10:00 am Freshman ID Pictures at Cafeteria
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Rehearsal

Friday: 8/11

  • 7 am- 10:30 am Morning Rehearsal
  • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Rehearsal

Saturday: 8/12

  • 8:30am- 12:30pm Concessions at Harlan HS

Sign up on Charms or contact or concession chair Armando Bustos bustosarmando@gmail.com and he will sign you up

Announcements/ Reminders

  • We are on need of two parent volunteers for our first concession assignment on Saturday.
  • Make sure you wear white t-shirts for the morning rehearsals
  • Make sure you have water jug (not water bottle) and hat every day
  • Make sure you bring $39 cash on Tuesday for marching shoe fittings if you need marching shoes. This would be all new members (excluding color guard) and returning members who need or would like to order a new pair.
12
May

General meeting minutes for May

General Booster Meeting May 9

11
May

Silent Auction Items

Rams,

A Silent Auction is held at the Spring Concert each year. In the past, each major section of the band has been assigned a theme and then each member of the section is encouraged to donate items for baskets.  Each member of the section is asked to bring 1 – 2 items for their section basket.
This year, instead of assigning a theme, the student leadership team (drum majors, officers, and section leaders) selected the themes for their section.  Here they are with examples of things each student can bring. You aren’t limited to these examples. You can be as creative as you want with your items.
  • Percussion: Breakfast Basket (ex: muffins, juice, pop tarts, etc.)
  • Saxophones: Summer Basket (ex: sun block, pool toys, Mens/Womens flip flops)
  • Trumpets/Mellows: Bath & Body Works Basket (ex: lotions, soaps, etc.)
  • Flutes: Spa Basket (ex: eye masks, bubble bath, lotion, face masks, etc.)
  • Clarinets: Movie Night Basket (gift certificates to the movies, pop corn, pop corn containers, movie posters, t-shirts,  etc.)
  • Low Brass: Spurs & Cowboys Basket (EX: posters, fan gear, t-shirts, cups, koozies, etc)
  • Color Guard: Health Basket (ex: exercise video, yoga mat, gel insoles, mini pedometer, etc.)
There will be additional baskets that have been donated at the Spring concert.  Anyone who would like to donate a complete basket is welcome to.
Please bring items in by MONDAY, May 22nd.  I will be collecting them after school and will begin assembling baskets on Monday Night (the 22nd) & Tuesday, May 23rd.  The section whose basket brings in the most money will get a small prize at the banquet!
Thanks,
Ronnie
VP, Corporate Fundraising
26
Apr

2017-2018 Band Booster Executive Board Nominations

2017-2018 Executive Board Nominations

19
Apr

Help Us Save the Earth!

If you’re like everyone else, you have those old phones that aren’t active, that you let your young kiddos, grandkids, nieces, & nephews play with.  The good news is that we can help you get rid of them in a secure and helpful way that will allow us to raise funds for the band! Coming at the end of April, you will see collection bins arrive at Marshall.  All you will have to do is drop your old cell phones, smart phones, or tablets into the bins and then Marshall Band will raise funds by recycling those.

Be on the lookout for announcements when the bins arrive! For now you can get your questions answered at : http://revivetechfundraiser.com/

If you are interested in reading about why we fund-raise, click here

4
Oct

NISD InvitationalSchedule

final-northside-band-festival-2016-performance-schedule

19
Sep

JMHS Weekly Schedule: 9/19- 9/24

Rams,
I want to give out kudos for two of our Ram Band members Jacob Authier, who  finished 1st chair first band and Roman Martinez, who finished 2nd chair second band at All Region Jazz auditions this afternoon. Fantastic job gentleman. The weekly schedule is below and at this Saturday’s game we will have all four of our middle school feeders (Connally, Rudder, Stevenson, and Neff) in attendance. We will also be performing a patriotic medley with Jay HS to honor our troops. Please attend if you can. It should be a great night. Go Rams!!!!!

JMHS Weekly Schedule: 9/19- 9/24

Monday
o 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal
o 4:10pm- 4:30  Leadership Meeting

Tuesday
o 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal

Wednesday
o 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal

Thursday
o 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal
o 4:30pm- 5:30  Marching Rehearsal (Dance Team)

Friday
o 7:00am- 7:45  Marching Rehearsal
o 8:00am          Pep Rally in Boys Gym (Band Polos and Blue Jeans)

Saturday
o 4:00pm  Marching Rehearsal (We START! at 4:00)
–  Shakkos and marching shoes
o 4:45pm  Load Equipment
o 5:30pm  Depart
o 6:00pm  Arrive unload
o 7:00pm  Game v Jay (Farris Stadium)
o 9:45pm  Game Ends
o 10:00pm  Depart for Marshall
o 10:30pm  Arrive/ Unload/ Clean
o 11:00pm  Meeting/ Dismiss

Announcements/ Reminders
* You must have a flip folder and lyre if you are a woodwind or brass player in order to go the game. Battery percussion you just need the flip folder
* If you would like to chaperone:
o Log into charms: www.charmsoffice.com
o Marshallband (school code) Your child’s password to access account
o Go to calendar
o Click on the yellow hand on for September 24 and sign up
o Done!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

6
Sep

Weekly Schedule: 9/5 – 9/9

Rams,
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Labor day weekend. The weekly schedule is below, look over and contact me with any questions. I have also emailed an attendance policy you need to review, sign, and turn into me by Friday. I have also attached the performance schedule for the entire marching schedule. Look it over and let me know of any conflicts you have for the entire marching season by Friday.  Go Rams!!!

JMHS Weekly Schedule
9/5- 9/9

Monday

  • No School Labor Day

Tuesday

  • 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal

Wednesday

  • 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal

Thursday

  • 7:00am- 8:30  Marching Rehearsal
  • 4:30pm- 5:30  Marching Rehearsal (Dance Team)

Friday

  • 7:00am- 7:45 Marching Rehearsal
  • 8:00am  Pep Rally in Boys Gym (Band Polos and Blue Jeans)
  • 4:00pm  Eat
  • 5:00pm  Load
  • 5:30pm  Depart for Wagner HS
  • 6:30pm  Arrive unload
  • 7:30pm  Game vs. Wagner
  • 9:30pm  Game Ends
  • 10:00  Depart
  • 10:30  Arrive/ unload/ clean
  • 11:00  Meeting Dismiss

Announcements/ Reminders:

  • The second installment of $100 assessment is due
  • You must have a flip folder and lyre if you are a woodwind or brass player in order to go the game. Battery percussion you just need the flip folder
  • We will wear our summer uniform this game. If you ordered shoes we will be handing them out this week. Students are responsible for getting black compression shorts to go under uniform bibbers.
  • If you would like to chaperone:
    • Log into charms: www.charmsoffice.com
    • Marshallband (school code) Your child’s password/ID# to access account
    • Go to calendar
    • Click on the yellow hand on for September 9 and sign up
    • Done!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School