posted by dkerkvliet on Apr 15

2015 Sebeka Marching Band Newsletter!

It’s hard to believe how fast summer is approaching! With summer just around the corner it is time to prepare for the Sebeka Marching Band. Marching band is open and expected of band students currently in grades 6-12. Every band student is important to the program-so every student should participate. (Especially since we are only going to march in the Sebeka, Menahga, Valleyfair, and Nimrod parades.) The reason for this is to keep costs low, commitment up, and to support our own local communities. The larger we are the better, because it takes more air to push sound outside. Notice: All members will need to provide sunglasses, white socks, Khaki (Tan) shorts, and white tennis shoes, and the band shirt. The Sebeka Band shirts can be purchased from the school for $10 and students will be able to keep them and use them for other band functions. To attend Valleyfair you need to be a part of the other parades. In return you will only have to pay an admission fee of $23. The rest will be picked up by Valleyfair, and the school provides the transportation.
At this time everyone should be practicing the music. If you haven’t received a copy please see me ASAP. You should have “Thrift Shop” music memorized by the middle of May. Memorization is necessary to keep our lines straight and to not run into each other. Practice while marking time! (Start with your left foot!)
We realize that sometimes there are conflicts with scheduling. Everyone should try their best to participate fully at all events and practices. However, if there is a conflict, please communicate with me in advance, so I can properly plan for each event and make adjustments. Everyone is important to the success and positive representation of our communities. We need everyone to be responsible and dedicated. Thank you for your support!

Staffing:
Mr. Dave Kerkvliet “Mr. K.” Director 837-5092 or 837-5101 ext 130
Here are dates to mark on your calendar: (RAIN OR SHINE!) (We will practice indoors if weather is bad)

Sebeka Summer Drumline Rehearsals:
Monday, April 13th 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Monday, April 20th 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Monday, May 4th 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Full Marching Band Rehearsals: (All Band Students need to do their best to be at all rehearsals!)
Wednesday, June 10th 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (These are scheduled to not conflict with Summer Rec. & Volleyball!)
Thursday, June 11th 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17th 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 18th 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Parade Schedule:
Saturday, June 20th meet in Sebeka at 6:30 p.m. (Sebeka Ag Days 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, July 11th meet in Sebeka at 5:30 p.m. or Menahga at 6:00 p.m. (Menahga Mid Summer 7:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 17th meet in Sebeka at 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (Valleyfair Parade)
Saturday, September 5th meet in Sebeka at 10:30 a.m. or Nimrod at 11:00 a.m. (Nimrod Parade 12:00 noon)