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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
The program I use to send the blog posts to our Facebook page is currently having technical difficulties. Until this issue is fixed I will forward along the weekly announcement's through the email group. Here are the weeks announcements:

  • This Tuesday is Jazz Band rehearsal 3:15-4:30. 
  • This Thursday the Montevallo Band Program will be performing at the Montevallo Elementary "Night of Music." The MHS Jazz Combo will be performing along with numerous solo and ensemble groups from MHS and MMS. Please come out and support these great musicians. The event is from 5:30-7:30pm. Here is a letter and schedule for Thursday: MES "Night of Music" Letter and Itinerary
  • This Thursday the Marching Troubadour's will start a bag fundraiser with Mixedbagdesigns to help fundraise the remaining $10,000 dollars needed for the new band uniform. This is an outstanding fundraiser that sell product you can use everyday, and also includes an online element for friends and family that are out of town but would like to contribute. All the information will be sent out Thursday. All money and forms will be due to me on April 18th. Please help the band achieve its goal to order and have our new uniforms before the end of next Marching season!
  • With Spring break the following week the next "Weekly Announcement" will be sent out April 1st.
Have a great week and a safe Spring Break!

Mr. Rogers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

4th 9 weeks Chair Assingments

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

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! 
Congratulation to the Montevallo High School Symphonic Band
Mr. Rogers 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
Congratulations again to all those that made the 2017-2018 Troubadour Auxiliary Line. I am very excited about the potential of next year's line. Here are the announcements for the week:

  • Big Band Rehearsal starts this Tuesday from 3:15-4:30!
  • This Thursday we have Troubadour Tutoring.
  • A new account statement will be sent home tomorrow. Parents please keep in mind that all fees need to be paid before spring break. 
  • If you are chaperoning the Chicago trip and you have not complete your background check please do so ASAP. This also must be completed by spring break. 
Auxiliary Announcements:
  • Uniform fitting is tomorrow afternoon in Mrs. Cabrera's classroom.
  • The first Auxiliary fundraiser will be  April 7th at Lucky's.
Have a great week!

Mr. Rogers 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Auxiliary Try-outs Results

Congratulation to the 2017-2018 Troubadour Auxiliary Line!!!

Majorettes
Sydney
McKenley
Elizabeth

Dance
Grace
Emily Anne 
Hannah
Myah
AJ
Makenzie
Jordyn

Color Guard
Aubrey
Isabelle
Chasity
Haley
Kaitlyn

Auditions were highly competitive this year. Thank you to all those students who tried out and we hope you will consider trying out again next year. 

*All 2017-2018 Auxiliary members will have uniform fittings this coming Monday at 3:00pm in Mrs. Cabrera's room. The first Auxiliary fundraiser will be April 7th at Lucky's.*


Friday, March 10, 2017

Auxiliary Try-Outs

Parents and Students,
Auxiliary Auditions are complete for 2017. Thank you for all those that tried out. Auditions were highly competitive this year. Results will be posted tomorrow afternoon at 5:00pm. A HUGE shout out to Mrs. Cabrera for all of her hard work preparing and hosting auditions this week! 

Regards,
Mr. Rogers 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

University of Montevallo Honor Band


Congratulations to Eddie Anthony, Katie Brown, Mary Purvis, Michaela Martin, Nate Pepper, Allison McCurdy, and Thomas Frost for participating in the University of Montevallo High School Honor Band. Also a HUGE congratulations to Thomas Frost and Allison McCurdy for receiving 2 of only 3 University of Montevallo Honor Band Scholarships!

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
If you have not already completed the uniform recommendation survey please do so by this Friday. The more input we have the easier it will be to create a uniform that represents our community: Uniform Recommendation Survey.

Here are the announcements for the week:

  • This week is auxiliary auditions for the 2017-2018 Marching Troubadours. Auditions will be Friday with clinics throughout the week. It is vital that all students planning on trying out attend each clinic. 
  • Big Band forms are due this Wednesday for any student planning on participating. Here is a copy of the form: Big Band Letter.
  • Troubadour Tutoring Forms for the 4th 9 Weeks are also due this Wednesday. Troubadour Tutoring Letter.
  • Troubadour Tutoring is this Thursday. 
Have an great week!

Mr. Rogers 

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Band Uniforms




Parents and Students,
We have some exciting news at MHS! With the help of the Montevallo Community and Montevallo High School the Marching Troubadours will be getting new band Uniforms!!! The hope is to have the new uniforms before the end of the 2017 Marching Season!
Getting new uniforms is a long and meticulous process and we could use every past and present, Troubadour's help to make our goal a reality. There are two main way's that anyone can help:
  1. Fundraising!!! Purchasing new uniforms will cost close to $40,000. We are very fortunate to have a sizable donation through the school to cover the majority of these cost however we are roughly $10,000 short of our goal. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Attached to this post is a link to our Fundraising letter, please take this letter to local business and community leaders to request help. Troubadour Uniform Donation Letter
  2. Input!!! Our goal is to have a sharp, traditional uniform that will be a point of pride in the community and will represent the Marching Troubadours for years to come. Our great uniform committee has already been hard at work creating a general idea for what we want the uniform to look like but now we want everyone's opinion and input. The more community members, alumni, parents, and student input we have the easier it will be to create a uniform that reflects our Marching Troubadours. Please complete the link below to let us know your thoughts and share this link with any other community members so they may do the same. Troubadour Uniform Survey. The survey will be open until next Friday, March 10th.
Thank you for your support and assistance as we start this exciting process. Be sure to stay up to date with our webpage for more news about the uniform as it arises. 

Go Troubadours! 
Mr. Rogers