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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekly Announcements


Parents and Students,
The Troubadours did an outstanding job yesterday! They scored superiors in all categories and the Majorette line one best in class 2A. 
We are now in the busiest portion of our marching band season. Please read through all of the announcements:
  • This Tuesday the Montevallo Marching Troubadours will be teaming up with the Montevallo Middle School Band to perform at the Montevallo Middle School Homecoming game. Here is the itinerary for this event: Middle School Homecoming Performance. Please note that we will have rehearsal after school Tuesday to listen to our judges tapes.
  • This Friday the Montevallo Bulldogs will play the Green County Tiger . Here is the itinerary for this game: Green County Football Game
  • Next week is homecoming week. Here is the rehearsal schedule for the week:
    • Monday: Regular rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15
    • Tuesday: Regular rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15
    • Wednesday: Auxiliary rehearsal with Homecoming Court 3:15 – 4:15
    • Thursday: Rehearsal 3:15 – 4:30, 4:30 – 5:30 Troubadours Change and eat dinner, 5:30 Report to parade route, 6:00 Homecoming Parade (Main St.), 7:30 Homecoming Community Pep Rally (Football Stadium).
    • Friday: Homecoming Game Itinerary
  • Next Saturday, October 8th, is the Troubadours next marching band competition at the Mud Creek Marching Competition at Hanceville High School. More information will follow this week.
  • Please note that Monday October 10th, Columbus Day, The Troubadours will have rehearsal from 3:15-5:15 in preparation for our final Competition at Curry High School. 
Have a great week, and again way to go Troubadours for your outstanding performance yesterday!
Pride!,

Mr. Rogers

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekly Announcements - Competition Week


Parents and Students,
Competition week is finally here. The Troubadours will travel to Weaver High School this Saturday to compete in the Dixie Jubilee Jam Marching Band Classic in class 2A. The Troubadours have been working very hard to prepare for this event. Here are this week's announcements:

  • This Friday, September 23rd the Troubadours travel to Bibb County High School. Here is the schedule for Friday: Bibb County Game.
  • This Saturday, September 24th the Troubadours travel to Weaver High School to compete in the Dixie Jubilee Jam Marching Band Classic. Call time is 9:30am for Auxiliary and 10:00am for band. Here is the information about the first competition.
    • Itinerary: Dixie Jubilee Jam Competition
    • If you would like to chaperone this event please email Mr. Rogers no later than Wednesday. 
    • The band boosters will be feeding the students lunch the day of the competition as well as providing them with a snack post-performance. If you are able to help please visit this link: Weaver Competition Sign-up
    • Students will need money for dinner at the competition. Around $10 is suggested. 
  • Tuesday, September 27th, the Troubadours will perform alongside the Montevallo Middle School Band at the middle school homecoming game. We will still have practice on this day however practice will conclude at 4:30. Here is the tentative itinerary for this event Middle School Homecoming Game Itinerary.
Have a great week!

Mr. Rogers 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
The Marching Troubadours did an outstanding job on Friday at our first away game. They were great ambassadors for the Montevallo community both on the field and in the stands. We have several events coming up for the Troubadours. Please read the announcements very carefully.

  • This Tuesday the Troubadours will perform at the Shelby County Showcase of Bands at Shelby County High School. The Showcase kicks-off with a joint band performance of the National Anthem at 6:30. The Troubadours will perform at 6:45pm. Here is an itinerary for the event: Shelby County Showcase
  • This Wednesday we will be having an extra rehearsal from 3:15-4:15 to make up for Tuesday. We will be listening to our Judges Tapes from The Tuesday Showcase. If you can not attend please notify Mr.Rogers ASAP.
  • This Friday the Montevallo Bulldogs host Midfield High School. We will follow the home game itinerary: Home Game Itinerary.
  • The Troubadours' first competition is just two weeks away. The Troubadours will compete at the Weaver High School "Dixie Jubilee Jam" Marching Festival on Saturday, September 24th. More information will follow about this event this week. This will be an all day event. 
  • Tuesday, September 27th the Troubadours will perform at the Montevallo Middle School Homecoming Game along with the Montevallo Middle School Band. Please make sure this date is listed on your calendar. This event will run similar to a home football game. 
Have a great week!

Mr. Rogers 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Auburn University Marching Honor Band

Congratulations to Rachel Moran for representing the Troubadours at the Auburn University Marching Honor Band!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Troubadour Concert Band Chair Assignments

Parents and Students,
Yesterday and today the students of the Troubadour concert band completed their first chair test for concert season. Here are the results in order:
Flute
Emily Tryon
Leah Waites
Sarah Lowery 
McKenley Brantley
Clarinet
Katie Brown
Sam Reece
Elena Cruz
Elizabeth Hughston
Rachel Moran
Madison Wood*
Bass Clarinet
Allison McCurdy
Alto Saxophone
Eddie Anthony
Shae Harris
JaQuel Williams
Tenor Saxophone
Miriam Hernandez 
Bari Saxophone
David Davies 
Trumpet
Nate Pepper 
Michaela Martin
Dylan Wright
Peter Jackson
Chasity Brantley
Horn
Miranda Martin
Low Brass
Jessie Evans 
Mary Purvis
Grace Carr
Tuba
Glenn Dabbs
Price Alexander 
Percussion
Nathan Moreland
Scott Yancy
Ivan Diaz
Thomas Frost*
*Have not auditioned do to illness.

The audition process was very extensive. Student were asked to perform a major and chromatic scale from memory, a prepared selection, and a sight reading selection. All students who auditioned did an outstanding job! I am very excited for the potential of our concert program this year. 
Students that are unhappy with their playing test grade will have a onetime opportunity to perform their audition again for a better grade, not a better chair. Students that are unhappy with their chair placement please keep in mind that we reseat before each concert. Between the Christmas Concert, MPA, and Spring Concert you will have at minimum three more chair tests this academic year. 
Congratulation to the Troubadour Concert Band! I can't wait to get started!

Mr. Rogers 



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. The Troubadours did an outstanding job Friday night! This week's announcements are fairly long, but full of important information. Please read all of the announcements:

  • This week the Troubadours will travel for the first time this season. Here is the itinerary for game against B.B. Comer: B.B. Comer Itinerary. The boosters plan to feed the band before  the game. Chick-fil-a sandwiches are being provided but if you would be able to help with supplies please sign-up by clicking this link: B.B. Comer "Feed the Band" Sign-up. This link also includes the Shelby County Showcase.
  • Next Tuesday, September 13th is the Shelby County Showcase of Bands. Here is the itinerary: Shelby County Showcase Itinerary. This is an outstanding event that greatly helps us prepare for our many marching competitions, as well as allows us the opportunity to see what the other bands in the county have prepared. Admission and parking are $5 each. All proceeds go to the Shelby County Band Directors Association Scholarship Fund. Dinner will be provided for the band after our performance at 6:45pm. The Troubadours will require several parent chaperones at this event. If you would be willing to chaperone please email Mr. Rogers at JRogers@shelbyed.org. 
  • Due to the Labor day holiday and the county showcase next week, the Troubadours will rehearse this coming Wednesday September 7th and next Wednesday September 14th from 3:15-4:15pm. If any student has a conflict with the dates they need to notify Mr. Rogers ASAP. 
  • All marching contests have officially been approved and announced for the 2016 marching season. This year the Troubadours will be taking their talents to Weaver High School on September 24th for the Dixie Jubilee Jam Marching Festival, Hanceville High School on October 8th for the Mud Creek Marching Festival, and Curry High School on October 15th for the Smith Lake Marching Festival. More information will follow about these events. All other marching competition dates have been removed from the calendar. 
  • This spring the Montevallo Marching Troubadours will be going to CHICAGO! Information was sent home regarding the trip this past Thursday. The down payment for the trip is due to the band office no later than October 11th. Here is the information that was sent home: Troubadour Spring Trip: Chicago
I apologize for the lengthy post. Again, please make sure to read over all of the information listed. I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Regards,
Mr. Rogers