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Troubadours in the Windy City

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
It is concert week for Montevallo High School! I hope to see everyone at our spring concert This Thursday at 7.p.m. in the Montevallo High School Performing Art Center. Here are the announcements for the week:

Elementary Performance
This Tuesday the Montevallo Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo will be performing for the 5th grade at Montevallo elementary. This is a great opportunity to recruit and share our talents with the community. Here is the Itinerary for this event: Elementary Concert Band Performance.

Spring Concert
The 2017 Montevallo Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo will have their annual Spring Concert this Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00pm. Here is the itinerary for this event: Spring Concert Itinerary

Band Banquet
Save the date! The 2017 Montevallo Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. 

Section Leader/Drum Major Auditions & Interviews
May 1st and 3rd will be interviews for any leadership council member interested in a section leader, drum major, or band captain position. This is a formal job interview. May 5th will be Drum Major Audition. Auditions will start during 8th period and continue after school. 

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Rogers 

Friday, April 28, 2017

2017-2018 Marching Troubadour Drumline

Parents and Students,
This week all 7th-11th grade percussionist participated in drumline auditions for the 2017-2018 Marching Troubadour Drumline. The students did an outstanding job and I am very excited about the potential of the drumline for the coming up year.

The 2017-2018 Marching Troubadour Drumline is:

Tenors
Nathan Moreland
Snare Drum
Emily Haynie
Justus Anderson
Bass Drum
Kanden Cleckley
Austin Lowery
Scott Yancy 
Cymbals
Cameron Moreland

Have a great weekend and don't forget to come out and support the Jazz Band and the Boys and Girls club of Montevallo tomorrow morning at the University Baptist Church at 10:00am. All proceeds from the yard-sale go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

Regards,
Mr. Rogers


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Elementary Performance Rescheduled to May 2

Parents and Students,
The Elementary Performance which was originally scheduled for this Friday has been rescheduled for next Tuesday May 2. The performance time and schedule will not change. This performance is during school. If you have a conflict please let me know ASAP.

Regards,
Mr. Rogers

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chicago Trip Recap

Parents and Students,
As we have all returned to work and school today I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who attended our Spring Trip. It was an absolute joy to travel with each of you and I thank everyone for helping make "Troubadours in the Windy City" such a success!
Chaperones, Mrs. Cabrera and I could not have done it without you. Thank you for everything you did on this trip to make sure our students were safe and well taken care of. I am constantly telling the students that I teach the best students in our school. I am also fortunate to have the best parents at the school as well. Thank you again for everything you do.
To help continue to make the spring trip the best possible experience for everyone please take a few minutes to complete this google survey. Your responses will be considered as we start preparing for Spring Trip 2018!

Trip Survey - Chaperone
Trip Survey - Student

Thank you again for helping make the trip such a success.

Regards,
James

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
The Troubadours are back from the windy city! The spring trip was a great time and I thank all of our Chaperones for there help and all of our students for being Great Ambassadors for our community. Now on to another busy week for the Montevallo band including an elementary performance this Friday! Here are the announcements for the week:

Elementary Performance
This Friday the Montevallo Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo will be performing for the 5th grade at Montevallo elementary. This is a great opportunity to recruit and share our talents with the community. Here is the Itinerary for this event: Elementary Concert Band Performance

Jazz Band Performance
This Saturday the Montevallo Jazz Band will be performing for the Boy's and Girl's Club Yard Sale at University Baptist Church. Here is the itinerary: Jazz Band Performance Itinerary

Upcoming Performances

Below is a list of all upcoming band performances until the end of the year along with which ensemble will be performing.
  • April 28th | Concert Band Elementary School Performance | Montevallo Concert Band
  • April 29th | Boy's and Girls Club Concert | Montevallo Big Band
  • April 29th | Solo and Ensemble @ Bumpus Middle School
  • May 4th | Concert Band Spring Concert | Montevallo Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo
  • May 9th | Middle School Band Concert | Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band
Band Banquet
Save the date! The 2017 Montevallo Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. 

Drumline Auditions
Drumline auditions will be April 24th, 27th, and 28th from 3:15-5:00pm. 

Drum Major Clinics
Conducting clinics for anyone interested in conducting or auditioning for Drum Major will be Friday, April 28 4:00--8:00 and Saturday, April 29 12:00-5:00. Anyone interested in learning to conduct is welcome.

Section Leader/Drum Major Auditions & Interviews
May 1st and 3rd will be interviews for any leadership council member interested in a section leader, drum major, or band captain position. This is a formal job interview. May 5th will be Drum Major Audition. Auditions will start during 8th period and continue after school. 

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Rogers 

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Uniform Has Arrived / Last Day of Fundraiser


Parents and Students,
Today Fruhauf delivered our mock-up of our Uniform. As you can see the uniform looks great! Please help us purchase 60 of these so next year the Troubadours can end the season in style! Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=654341 and make a purchase. All proceeds go to the uniform fund!

Go Troubadours!
Mr. Rogers









Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,
Happy Easter to all! The MHS Jazz Combo did an outstanding job yesterday at Farm Day thank you for all of your hard work. Here are the announcements for the week:

Bag Fundraiser
Sell, sell, sell! 2 days until order forms are due! All order forms and money need to be turned in by April 18th.

One great feature of this fundraiser is that there is also an online store where friends, and family can purchase these products from all over the nation. All they will need to do is go to the following website for their purchases: http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=654341


Please help us with our goal to raise the remaining funds so our band will be able to use the new uniforms next year!

Spring Band Trip
We leave for Chicago this Wednesday! To prepare for this event we will have rehearsal tomorrow until 5:00pm and a Chaperone meeting at 5:30. It is very important that all chaperones and students attend these final events in preparation for the trip.
Here is a link to all final trip information: Chicago Final Trip Information.

Upcoming Performances

Below is a list of all upcoming band performances until the end of the year along with which ensemble will be performing.
  • April 18th | Solo and Ensemble @ Homewood Middle School
  • April 21st | Chicago Performance @ Adler Planetarium | Montevallo Marching Troubadours
  • April 28th | Concert Band Elementary School Performance | Montevallo Concert Band
  • April 29th | Boy's and Girls Club Concert | Montevallo Big Band
  • April 29th | Solo and Ensemble @ Bumpus Middle School
  • May 4th | Concert Band Spring Concert | Montevallo Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo
  • May 9th | Middle School Band Concert | Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band
Band Banquet
Save the date! The 2017 Montevallo Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. 

Drumline Auditions
Drumline auditions will be April 24th, 27th, and 28th from 3:15-5:00pm. 

Drum Major Clinics
Conducting clinics for anyone interested in conducting or auditioning for Drum Major will be Friday, April 28 4:00--8:00 and Saturday, April 29 12:00-5:00. Anyone interested in learning to conduct is welcome.

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Rogers 

Friday, April 14, 2017

2017-2017 Troubadour Leadership Council!

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Troubadour Leadership Council:
Price Alexander 
Chasity Brantley
Jessie Evans 
Emily Haynie
MaKenzie Johnson
Michaela Martin
Miranda Martin
Nate Pepper 
Sydney Selman
Hannah Sommers 
Jordynn Thomas
Leah Waites 

These students completed an extensive application process to be considered for the council and are now eligible to interview for section leader on May 1st or 3rd and Drum Major on May 5th. Thank you to all of those who applied for their hard work and dedication to the Troubadours. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Parents and Students,

Congratulations to Allison McCurdy on her outstanding performance at the All-State Band Festival! To be selected for All-state Allison competed against hundreds of other performers for the opportunity, truly demonstrating that she is one of our states top players! What a great representation for the Montevallo Troubadours! Here are the announcements for the week:

Bag Fundraiser
Sell, sell, sell! 8 days until order forms are due! All order forms and money need to be turned in by April 17th.

One great feature of this fundraiser is that there is also an online store where friends, and family can purchase these products from all over the nation. All they will need to do is go to the following website for their purchases: http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=654341


Please help us with our goal to raise the remaining funds so our band will be able to use the new uniforms next year!

Spring Band Trip
The Spring band trip is rapidly approaching. To prepare for our performance we will have two rehearsals. April 10th and April 17th from 3:30-5:00pm. All students going on the spring trip are expected to be at both rehearsals. We will also have a chaperone meeting April 17th at 5:30pm.
Rooming lists will be posted and group sign-up will be completed at the first rehearsal.
Here is a link to all final trip information: Chicago Final Trip Information.

Upcoming Performances
  • The Spring Concert has been moved. The spring concert that was scheduled for May 2nd has been moved to May 4th at 6:00pm. This change was made to better accommodate the high school and middle school calendar. If you have a conflict with the new date let me know ASAP. 

Below is a list of all upcoming band performances until the end of the year along with which ensemble will be performing.

  • April 15th | Farm Day Concert | Montevallo Jazz Combo
  • April 18th | Solo and Ensemble @ Homewood Middle School
  • April 21st | Chicago Performance @ Adler Planetarium | Montevallo Marching Troubadours
  • April 28th | Concert Band Elementary School Performance | Montevallo Concert Band
  • April 29th | Boy's and Girls Club Concert | Montevallo Big Band
  • April 29th | Solo and Ensemble @ Bumpus Middle School
  • May 4th | Concert Band Spring Concert | Montevallo Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo
  • May 9th | Middle School Band Concert | Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band
Band Banquet
Save the date! The 2017 Montevallo Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. 

Drumline Auditions
Drumline auditions will be April 24th, 27th, and 28th from 3:15-5:00pm. 

Auxiliary
The First Auxiliary Payment of $200 is due by April 14th. 

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Rogers 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Week Update: Spring Concert moved to May 4th

Parents and Students,
I hope everyone is staying safe and dry as this weather travels through the state. Since this Sunday's post we have had a couple more announcements come up:

  • The Spring Concert has been moved. The spring concert that was scheduled for May 2nd has been moved to May 4th at 6:00pm. This change was made to better accommodate the high school and middle school calendar. If you have a conflict with the new date let me know ASAP. 
  • The First Auxiliary Payment of $200 is due by April 14th. The Auxiliary will also be hosting a fundraiser at Lucky's this Friday to help cover the auxiliary costs. 
  • Since it is a rainy day and everyone is stuck inside it is a great day to get online and do some fundraising!!! Share this link: http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=654341 and ask for support for the new Troubadour uniform. Every dollar helps!
Finally Students, I will be at All-State Thursday and Friday. During class on those days you should spend time with your sections on difficult passages in our concert music. Section assignments will be listed on the board. 
Have a great weekend and a safe weather day.

Regards,
Mr. Rogers 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Weekly Announcements


Parents and Students,
Welcome back! I hope everyone has enjoyed a great spring break and is relaxed and ready for the last stretch to the end of the school year. We have several announcements this week so please read this update carefully.

Bag Fundraiser
The Montevallo Marching Troubadours are kicking off a new fundraiser to help raise the remaining funds needed for the new band uniforms. We will be working with Mixedbag Design and selling their bags and kitchen product. All proceeds go directly to purchasing the uniform!!!

All order forms and money need to be turned in by April 17th.

One great feature of this fundraiser is that there is also an online store where friends, and family can purchase these products from all over the nation. All they will need to do is go to the following website for their purchases: http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=654341

Please help us with our goal to raise the remaining funds so our band will be able to use the new uniforms next year!

Spring Band Trip
The Spring band trip is rapidly approaching. To prepare for our performance we will have two rehearsals. April 10th and April 17th from 3:30-5:00pm. All students going on the spring trip are expected to be at both rehearsals. We will also have a chaperone meeting April 17th at 5:30pm.
Rooming lists will be posted and group sign-up will be completed at the first rehearsal.
Here is a link to all final trip information: Chicago Final Trip Information.

Upcoming Performances
Below is a list of all upcoming band performances until the end of the year along with which ensemble will be performing.

  • April 15th | Farm Day Concert | Montevallo Jazz Combo
  • April 18th | Solo and Ensemble @ Homewood Middle School
  • April 21st | Chicago Performance @ Adler Planetarium | Montevallo Marching Troubadours
  • April 28th | Concert Band Elementary School Performance | Montevallo Concert Band
  • April 29th | Boy's and Girls Club Concert | Montevallo Big Band
  • April 29th | Solo and Ensemble @ Bumpus Middle School
  • May 2nd | Concert Band Spring Concert | Montevallo Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo
  • May 9th | Middle School Band Concert | Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band
Leadership Council
Leadership Council applications are due to Mr. Rogers April 4th by 2:15pm. All applications must be on time. Here are the other dates for leadership council:
  • April 4th | Council Applications Due
  • April 28th | 4:00-8:00pm Conducting Seminar
  • April 29th | 12:00-6:00pm Conducting Seminar
  • May 1st & 3rd | Leadership Interviews 3:30-5:30pm
  • May 5th | Drum Major Auditions
Band Banquet
Save the date! The 2017 Montevallo Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm. 

Drumline Auditions
Drumline auditions will be April 24th, 27th, and 28th from 3:15-5:00pm. 

Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Rogers