Updates Week of August 16
As we begin week two we have just a few important updates going on in band land! One of the most important being, that as of last Friday Fulton County has made the decision for each after school organization to begin temperature checks and health screenings before the beginning of each rehearsal. We will begin these screenings each day at 3:45pm to allow time for the students to be screened and start rehearsal on time.
In addition to health screenings, wanted to take a quick moment to explain how mask are operating within band class and after school. Per Fulton County policy, mask are required for all experiences indoors. Students are only permitted to remove their mask while we are playing and are asked to mask up anytime they are not actively playing. In addition to this, we have begun the process of sanitizing surfaces and will begin to socially distance the students when possible.
Our students have been extremely flexible and ABSOLUTE rockstars during this process. The only constant in life is change and our kiddos are truly making the most out of their experience so far this school year!
Here is a snapshot of the updates this email entails!:
-COVID Screening Volunteer Needed for after school rehearsals
-Parent meeting to jump start FCMBE
-Band Picture Day
-Back the Band Fundraiser.
Parents starting on Monday band is required to do temperature checks and ask health questions of all students for practice. We will need 1-2 parents to come from 3:15 to 4:10 to assist. Follow the link to sign up:
We will have a VIRTUAL ZOOM Parent Meeting TOMORROW (8/17) at 7:00pm. Please note we have changed this to a virtual meeting to help facilitate everyone’s schedules. Please make plans to attend this meeting as we will need all hands on deck for the Fulton County Exhibition on September 18th (Just a month away!) Here is the Zoom Link for this meeting:
Daniel Scott is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Marching Band Exhibition Parent Meeting
Time: Aug 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Band Picture Day:
We are looking to ADD a Band Picture Day to our Calendar for Tuesday, September 7th. All Members will need to be in attendance for photographs. We will change into our uniforms around 5:30pm and begin photos at 6:30pm. Please let me know ASAP if this date will not work for you.
Back the Band Fundraiser:
Thank you to the families who have help jump start our back the band fundraiser. So far, we have had 23% of the program begin with online sales! Our goal is to get to 50% participation by the end of this week! The funds raised in this event helps keep student cost low, allows for the program to bring in private lesson coaches/clinicians to the classroom, purchases new equipment for the band, and provides the funds for our program to hire full time directors/staff.
If a student is collecting cash donations, we have a Safety Deposit Lock Box in the band room that students can place their donations in an envelope to be picked up by our treasurer every week.
The report for this past week is attached. Each student is shown listed with the name of their donor and how much of their calendar they have completed.
Thank you all for being such a WONDERFUL community. Let me know if you have questions.