Week of March 4, 2019

Congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Band and the SOA Jazz Band Ensemble for earning straight superiors at
the Newberry Jazz Festival this weekend.

In preparation for the Concert Performance Assessment have your band student look for all parts of
the formal uniform. Many boys seem to be missing black bow ties and black socks and the girls must
wear black knee highs or stockings with closed toed shoes. If a bow tie needs to be purchased an
inexpensive online site with quick shipping is Amazon.

As a reminder from last week:

The SYMPHONIC BAND students are performing Tuesday, March 19th at 5:50 pm at West Ashley High School.
They have to be at WAHS no later than 5PM.

We are NOT providing any transportation. They need to be dressed in concert attire when they arrive.
There was a form sent home today for to sign stating acknowledgement of the fact that we are not providing

The WIND ENSEMBLE performs Wednesday March 20th at 4:45 pm at West Ashley High School.
These students have to SIGN OUT of school at 3:00 pm in order to avoid campus traffic, change into concert
attire and arrive at WAHS by 4:15 pm. Important forms are being sent home with these students so they can let
attendance know who is riding with who, etc.

All State details:

Allstate Band Clinic is March 14-17 at Furman University, everyone is leaving after school on Thursday via
charter bus. Those traveling will only need money for their meals and spending money. PARENTS are
responsible for transporting students back to Charleston, SOA is NOT providing transportation home.
All State Permission slips are due March 11th.

The Oversight Board is currently seeking nominations for the following board positions for the upcoming 2019-
2020 school year. Each office is a one-year term, and the Oversight Board meets twice each school year. Once
in the Fall and once in the Spring.

Nominations will be open until March 15th. Nominations will be open to any High School Band Parent.


Please contact Shannon Jones at soabandoversight@gmail.com if you are interested in the positions or have
any questions.

Next week in the Notes from the Band Room we will have the final cost for the Washington, DC trip as well as
other important information for the trip.


Monday, March 11 Symphonic Band Rehearsal SOA HS Band Room 4 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday, March 12 Wind Ensemble Rehearsal SOA HS Band Room 4 pm to 6 pm
Thursday, March 14- Sunday, March 17 All State Clinic and Concert- Furman University
Tuesday, March 19 CPA West Ashley High School for Symphonic Band
Wednesday, March 20 CPA West Ashley High School for Wind Ensemble