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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

23
Aug

Weekly Schedule 8/22

Rams,
The weekly schedule is linked here => JMHS Weekly Schedule 8-22- 8-26

Look it over and contact me with any questions. Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

 

16
Aug

PRACTICE CANCELLED 8/16/2016

Rams,
We are cancelling practice tonight due to flash flood warnings in the San Antonio area. We are however, planning on having practice tomorrow. Stay dry. Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

8
Aug

Week 3 of Band Camp

Rams,
We are down to our last week of band camp and things are going very well. There are several things going on, so please read over the following announcements very carefully.

1) If you missed band pictures, we will have a make up day once school starts or you can contact Mr. Braden (photographer) directly. I have attached his information along with an order form for pictures.

2) We will have marching shoe fittings for students who need them on Mondaystarting at 9:00am. You can pay by cash or credit card. NO CHECKS. The cost will be $37. Bring the payment on Monday. John Flood (shoe vendor) will take the payments not the band directors.

3) Prep days happen on Tuesday for ALL band students. Freshman students go at your scheduled time Tuesday morning from 9- 11:30. All other band members go Tuesday afternoon from 1:30- 4:00. There will be no rehearsal Tuesdayafternoon.

4) We have our first band booster meeting Tuesday evening at 7:00pm in the band hall. Parents please come if at all possible we have very important information to share with you.

5) We will have our marching show debut on Friday at 7:00pm at Farris stadium. It is free and open to the public. Please come and bring your friends, neighbors, cousins, co-workers, strangers, whoever. We are going to have a great time.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Let’s have a great week. Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School

5
Aug

Spirit Week Is Coming!

Hello Ram Band!

Week 2 is nearly complete and we more than halfway done with our early morning summer rehearsals!
Next week, we will be having a Ram Band Spirit Week!  We wanted to give you this weekend to get all your supplies so you can be extra prepared for the festivities.  Here is the schedule:
  • Monday– Crazy Sock Day (wear your craziest pair of socks)
  • Tuesday– Twin Day (coordinate with your Spirit Buddy!)
  • Wednesday– Western Day (western style apparel that you won’t overheat in)
  • Thursday- Beach Day (water wings, swim trunks, floaty noodle hats)
  • Friday (half day)- Flashback Day (throwback apparel from a time long ago… )
Have a great weekend, Ram Band!
Sincerely,
JMHS Band Staff