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2017 Troubadours

2017 Troubadours

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Band Booster Committee Information

Good morning!

Thank you very much to those who were able to attend the band booster meeting last night.

Below is information on our newly formed Band Booster Committees and Booster Officer Positions.  (We will nominate and elect these officer positions in the spring.)These will help parents become more involved at the level that best suits their talents, abilities, and schedules.

Click the link below to read about each officer position, committee, chairperson, and the responsibilities of each.

Booster Committees & Officers

If you are interested in becoming more involved with these committees, please click the link below to fill out an interest form. (If you filled one out at the meeting, please do not fill out another one.)

Committee Interest Form

Thanks for all you do!

Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to Rachel Moran for placing 4th in the Poetry Competition yesterday! Way to represent the Troubadours!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekly announcements

Good afternoon! Here are your weekly announcements.
  • Simply Sheets orders will be here before Christmas break. As soon as I have a confirmed shipping date, I'll let you know.
  • The second Disney payment is due Friday, December 1. 
  • Pep band will not rehearse this week. Instead, we will rehearse at 4:30pm before our first basketball game performance on Tuesday, November 28 (the Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving break).
  • Our first booster meeting will be tomorrow night at 5:30pm in the MHS PAC. All family members of the Troubadours are welcome! Your opinion and input matter for this organization's success! The meeting will not last more than an hour.
  • Letterman jacket deposits and forms are due tomorrow by 3:00pm. See a previous email or the blog if you need another copy of the form. Checks can be made out to Southern Sportswear.
Upcoming Events
Monday, November 13 & Wednesday, November 15
Jazz Band 3:15-4:30

November 14-16 
Chair Tryouts
November 14: Seniors
November 15: Juniors & Sophomores
November 16: Freshmen
*sign-ups are open until this afternoon at 4:30 - after that, they will be taken down

November 20-24: NO SCHOOL! 

Monday, November 27 & Wednesday, November 29
Jazz Band 3:15-4:30

Tuesday, November 28
Pep Band performs at the basketball game
call time: 4:30pm
game time: 6:00pm

Thursday, November 30
Christmas Parade
call time 4:15pm
line up 5:00pm
parade begins 6:00pm

Monday, December 4
Christmas Concert begins at 6pm

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Thanks for all you do!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Weekly announcements

Good afternoon!

1. Today is the last day to turn in sheet sale forms & money.

2. Good news! The Southern Heritage meat sale delivery will be Monday, November 13 after 12pm. Please plan on picking up your items no later than 5:00pm on Monday following Jazz Band.

3. We will have our first band booster meeting of the year on next Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30pm. It should not last more than an hour. Please be sure to attend!

4. The Christmas Parade will be Thursday, November 30 (the week after Thanksgiving break). Thi s

5. The Christmas Concert will be Monday, December 4 at 6pm. Details to come!

Have a great long holiday weekend. Thanks for all you do!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MHS Writing Winners

Congratulations to Chasity Brantley on receiving honorable mention in the most recent MHS Narrative Writing Competition! Way to show your Troubadour Pride!

Concert Attire

Concert Attire is how we dress for concert band performances at MHS. How we look matters just as much as how we sound.

Concert band students are asked to wear a standard outfit that each family can purchase on their own.  There are many different variations that you can choose, but I ask that you stay away from shirts, pants, and dresses that have "patterns" even if they are black.  

I have made every attempt to create a Concert Band uniform that will not only look professional on stage but also utilize many items of clothing that our students already own (i.e. black pants, black shirt/blouse, black shoes, etc.)

  • Long sleeve, button down, black dress shirt (NO SHORT SLEEVES! This includes polos)
  • Black dress pants
  • Black socks
  • Black dress shoes (not tennis shoes or Converse or Vans)
  • Solid black tie (optional but encouraged)
  • All items Solid Black, no patterns (see attached examples)

1st choice:
  • Black dress or black blouse and black skirt (below the knee or longer.  No sleeveless tops; conservative neckline)
  • Black Shoes (flats or heels, must be closed-toe, no excessive heels [stay 3 inches or
below please])
  • All Items solid black, no decorative additions (see attached examples)

2nd choice:
  • Black blouse, must be short sleeved (no sleeveless tops)
  • Black dress pants
  • Black socks or tights
  • Black shoes (flats or heels, must be closed-toe, no excessive heels [stay 3 inches or below please])
  • All items solid black, no patterns (see attached examples)

Absolutely no:
  • Black jeans
  • Tennis shoes/Vans/Converse
  • Leggings (tights are acceptable with a dress)
  • Tunics or long shirts
  • Patterns

Monday, November 6, 2017

Weekly announcements

Monday, 11/06
Jazz Band 3:15-4:30pm

Tuesday, 11/07
MES Veterans' Day performance
*call time: 7:45am at band room
*select students only - will receive separate email

Wednesday, 11/08
Jazz Band 3:15-4:30pm
*last call for Simply Sheets orders and forms

Thursday, 11/09
no after school activities

Friday, 11/10
No School - Veterans' Day Observance

Dates to Remember
Jazz Band rehearses every MW 3:15-4:30 starting today
November 14-16 - Concert Band chair auditions (during 6th-7th period if you have a band class, after school for all others) Seniors: Nov. 14, Juniors & Sophomores: Nov. 15, Freshman - Nov. 16
Tuesday, November 14 - Band Booster Meeting @ 5:30pm
Thursday, November 30 - Montevallo Christmas Parade
Monday, December 4 - Youth Holiday Showcase featuring the MMS & MHS Bands & Choirs (admission is $3)