Summary of Upcoming Events

There are lots of things happening in the next few weeks! I've sent several individual emails but thought that it would be helpful to summarize everything in one email with corrected dates/days of the week. (Oops...)

On Saturday, March 3rd, South Carroll High School will be hosting a 50th anniversary re-dedication and concert.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for current students to meet and perform with South Carroll alumni and previous directors. There will also be opportunities to view pictures, share stories, etc...

Although I can't require current students to participate in this event, it has been on the SCH Fine Arts Calender since the beginning of the year and I sincerely hope that all available students will participate in this event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of South Carroll High School. If you're not able to participate, please complete and submit an absence request form no later than Wednesday, February 28th. (available in the SCH band room.)

Final Schedule for March 3rd, 2018:

  • 8 - 9 AM - Dunkin Donuts & coffee, welcome, slideshow and remarks by past directors. (cafeteria - optional)

  • 9 - 10 AM - Band rehearsal on stage, chorus rehearsal in chorus room and orchestra rehearsal in band room.

  • Break

  • 10:15 - 11:15 AM Concert run-through in auditorium

  • 11:30 AM - Noon - Jazz rehearsal in auditorium

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch (Subway) in SCH cafeteria. When done eating, change into concert attire.

  • 12:50 PM - report to SCH auditorium for dedication ceremony

  • Conclusion of Dedication - Jazz report to stage and chorus report to chorus room

  • Conclusion of Jazz - Orchestra report to dance room for warm-up (rock stops required on dance floor!)

  • Conclusion of Orchestra - Band report to band room for warm-up.

On Monday, March 5th at 7PM the South Carroll Band and Orchestra will present a short concert of music for 'Music in Our Schools Month' in the South Carroll High School Auditorium

The band and orchestra will be previewing the music that they will be assessed on later this month at the 2018 CCPS Band and Orchestra Adjudication Festival. The entire concert should last no longer than an hour. Students should arrive no later than 6:20 P.M. to warm up and get ready for the performance.

On Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7PM, South Carroll High will host the annual South Carroll Region Side-by-Side Orchestra Festival in the South Carroll High School Gymnasium.

The purpose of this festival is to promote instrumental music in our schools and to encourage our current instrumentalists to continue to participate in band throughout their public-school years. This is a very special and exciting opportunity for over 150 string students from the South Carroll Region to perform together in a massed orchestra.

Here are the important details and a schedule for the day of the festival:

Who: All string students at SC High School, Mt. Airy Middle School, Mt. Airy Elementary School and Winfield Elementary School.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

5:45 High School and Middle School students arrive and tune

6:00 High School and Middle School students rehearse

6:10 5th Grade students arrive and tune

6:20 5th Grade students join the rehearsal

6:30 Beginning students arrive and tune

6:40 Beginning students join the rehearsal

7:00 Performance Begins (approximate length 45 minutes)

Where: South Carroll High School

Cost: Admission is free.

Clothing: Students are to wear the concert clothing that is generally expected for a performance at their own schools (uniforms for middle school students, concert dress for high school students, dressy clothes for