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good news here to tell!

December 30, 2014
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from mr. obrien…

Happy New Year!!!! (well almost) .. As most of you know, our band room is going through a much needed renovation .. floors stripped, sanded and 3 coats of polyurethane applied, ceiling and walls repaired, prepped and painted, chalkboard taken out and a new smart board installed etc .. remember, this is the first major renovation of our room since 1935 …. I just received an email today from Mr Ara that (as many of us figured) the room will not be ready next week and we will need to hold classes either in the lunchroom or auditorium which we will simply adjust until we can get back in the band room. I mild inconvenience but the end result will be great! So I wanted to give you all a heads up on that..
Second, as most of you know we now need to have another fund raiser to help with this renovation and after talking to classes before break most agreed to help out .. soooooo I need to know what you would rather sell from the choices below so I can get it ordered.. please send me a response by Tuesday evening on your choice.. I will go with the highest vote count per choice ….
1 .. sell 2 cases of gummy candy (worms, fish etc) 52 in each..our profit 50% per case
2 .. sell 3 cases of Hershey’s (kit kay, reeses, hershey plain and almond), 30 bars in each, our profit 50%
3. .. sell 2 cases of skittles/starburst, 48 count per case, our profit 40%
4 .. sell 2 cases of straight snickers or M&Ms (your choice and you can mix them if u want), 48 count, 40% profit
I know all students and teachers get tired of fund raisers, but the reality is we have to do them if we want to make changes and please do not think your efforts are not appreciated ūüôā
Please get back to me asap on your choice of what to sell .. I can mix it up a bit
Thanks!!!!!
 
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merry christmas! check this out!

December 24, 2014
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ladies and gentlemen!

i trust you are staying warm and enjoying your break!

we have a tremendous opportunity and need your help if you are free. ¬†we will have extensive work done in the bandroom over break and we need to have a few more things moved around. ¬†we are asking any student that is available to show up to door “J” at 8 am this friday (the day after christmas) and help move some risers/gear around for a few hours.

please respond to me directly if you are free and willing (aflygt@cps.edu).  i will be in wisconsin the entire break.

all the best!


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Assembly Today

December 19, 2014
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2nd period!

please have a seat in the bandroom and wait until your are dismissed.  Mrs. Nester will leave you into the auditorium.

sit on the main floor.  back left corner.  left of the the sound board and in the very back.

then go to gym 1.


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make-up assignment

December 14, 2014
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here is the make up assignment for everyone that either missed the concert, pep-band on thursday, or did not attend the concert from beginning band.

watch as much of this as you can.  and fill out the review prompt right (performance-review-prompt.)


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concert is this friday!

December 10, 2014
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hey everyone!  concert is this friday!

everyone must attend!  ($5 for general admission, $3 with student ID)

if you are performing: arrive between 5-5:30 pm.  get tuned up and ready.  varsity band is in place at 6:30 pm.

order is –

  • varsity band (flags then majorettes)
  • jazz band
  • concert band
  • symphonic band

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Marcus Santos in Chicago

December 3, 2014
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hey!  you are welcome to come check out this guy!  public workshop friday (dec. 5th) from 7-9 pm @ 1757 n. kimball ave.  let me know if you are interested.  $25.  concert and show saturday night at the same place starting at 8

percussion!  get the money in!!


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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu.

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