High School News & Updates

“Notes” fromthe Band Room

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...

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“Notes” from the Band Room

Week of February 25, 2019 SOA Jazz and Jazz Lab will stay after school Wednesday to rehearse prior to the Jazz/Chamber concert on 2/27/19. Those students will have a quick dinner during the rehearsal time before the concert. As a result, the afterschool rehearsals for...

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“Notes” from the Band Room

Week of February 18, 2019 Thanks to everyone for coming out tonight to the Band Parent Information meeting hosted by Mrs. Reed and Mr. Kerr. If you missed the meeting, tonight’s “Notes” is a brief synopsis of the information presented. A new, updated calendar was...

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REMINDER! SOA JAZZ REHEARSAL AFTER SCHOOL MONDAY, 4-5:30!!

Remember, we are having an after school rehearsal of the SOA JAZZ band this Monday, Feb.18, from 4-5:30pm.  There is a band parent meeting at 6:30.  We are planning on feeding you at the end of practice.   We are working on getting some of our favorite "pros" to come...

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“Notes” from the Band Room

Week of February 11, 2019 There is a lot going on during this short week at school. There is something for each grade level and each ensemble in this weekly NFTBR. Message from Mr. Kerr: I am having no after school rehearsals this week, as I have not actually worked...

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Updates on SOA HS Band Program

Good morning!  I trust you all received the email from Dr. Cook this morning announcing that Basil Kerr has agreed to return as our Interim Director of Bands through the end of this school year ahead of a nationwide search to find the right band director to move SOA...

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Senior Thesis Update

There is no Senior Thesis rehearsal or performance after school today or tomorrow. Senior Thesis Performances have been rescheduled for Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 PM in the RMMT. More details about rehearsals and call times will be announced soon. We also need one or...

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“Notes” from the Band Room – February 4, 2019

Lots of information this this week's edition. Pay close attention to the Jazz Lab and Jazz Band rehearsal dates CHANGING with the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble. HS Band Parent Information Night is scheduled for Monday, February 18 at 6:30 pm. More info to come....

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