MYRTLE BEACH TRIP

Morehead High School Band Department Adjudication Trip

Thursday, April 29th, 2016

Saturday, April 30th 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016.

$50.00 Non-refundable down payment due Monday, February 15th, 2016

 

Dear Band Family,

This year, the Morehead High School Band Department is planning to take a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the purpose of competing in the 2016 Fiesta-Val Music Festival.  The band will compete in the following categories:

1.       Concert Band (Definite)

2.       Jazz Band (Definite)

3.       Marching Band (Definite)

4.       Color Guard (Pending Student Interest Level, Minimum 8 committed participants needed to secure competition spot)

5.       Indoor Drum Line (Pending Student Interest Level, minimum 12 committed participants needed to secure competition spot)

The purpose of this festival is to provide the entirety of our band membership with an opportunity to compete at a national level festival against other high schools in the aforementioned areas.  It will also provide our students with an enriching performance and educational experience, as our band will have the opportunity to participate in an adjudicated clinic and work with collegiate level band directors and music educators. 

Performances will take place at Myrtle Beach on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th.  On Friday, April 29th the band will compete in the areas of Concert Band and Jazz Band.  Each Band will play one warm-up piece and two selections for adjudication.  On Saturday, April 30th the band will participate in a parade competition on Ocean Boulevard.  The Marching Band will perform a traditional march for this competition.   Indoor drum line and color guard will also perform on Saturday (Exact times to be determined).  The awards ceremony will be held at the “Palace Theater” Saturday, April 30th at 3PM. 

 

Cost:

As previously stated on page 1, the purpose of this trip is to provide every member of our band department with the chance to compete at a national level.  This gives us a specific goal for all branches of our band program as well as providing a unique and beneficial educational experience.

In years past, students participating in the Morehead High School Band Program have been required to pay fees for each branch of the band in which they were active participants.  This year we are not charging a fee for spring semester ensembles.

The total cost for this 3 day/2 night trip will be a maximum of $285.00*(see notation below) per person.  This cost includes the following:

 

1.      2 night stay at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

2.      Full American breakfast on Friday and Saturday

3.      Awards Banquet with dinner on Saturday

4.      Festival Cost 

5.      Festival T-Shirt

6.      Festival Flag

7.      1 dinner on Friday

8.      1 lunch on Saturday

9.      Transportation Cost (Charter Buses 3695.00 per bus.  55 seats per bus.  We anticipate needing 2 buses*(see notation below).     

Students will only need additional money for their own use, such as fast food, souvenirs, etc. 

*NOTE: The more people that attend/commit to this festival, the lower the overall cost will be.  The maximum cost per participant as of this date is listed above at $285.00.  We have started a “Go Fund Me” page for donations ( https://www.gofundme.com/h9j2ru3w ), and are also seeking assistance in the area of transportation (Charter buses seat 55 people per bus).  It is possible for the price to drop significantly if we receive sufficient donations and the level of commitment and interest is high.  We will be starting fundraising programs soon and all students and parents are encouraged to participate.  Proceeds gained from individual fundraisers will be used specifically for this trip.

 

 

Itinerary Example

Note: This is not the final itinerary.  It is merely a “look” at what our trip “could” look like.   All times, including departure time, are contingent upon what time the Concert and Jazz band competitions will be taking place on Friday.  It could push us back or move us forward on departure time depending upon when we are scheduled to perform.

APRIL 29th

1.       Depart MHS (Window: 1AM- 7AM) Friday, April 29th.

2.       Stop for Breakfast/Lunch (This will be where students, parents, and staff will need money for food.  This will be a “Fast Food Stop” ex: McDonalds, Burger King, etc.

3.       Arrive at Competition Site: Compete in Concert Band AND Jazz Band Adjudication Festivals.

4.       Arrive at Compass Cove/ Check-in.  (Window: NOON-4PM).

5.       Travel to Cracker Barrel for dinner (Window: 6PM).

6.       7PM Group Activities on Myrtle Beach.  All Groups will be chaperoned.

7.       10PM Report back to Compass Cove.

8.       11PM Students in their rooms

APRIL 30th

1.       7AM Wake-up call.

2.       8AM Depart for Parade/Guard/Indoor Drum Line Competition Site.

3.       Noon- Lunch

4.       3PM Awards and Dinner Ceremony

5.       6PM Report back to Compass Cove.

6.       7PM Group Activities on Myrtle Beach. All Groups will be chaperoned.

7.       10PM Report Back to Compass Cove

8.       11PM Students in their rooms

May 1st

1.       8AM Wake-up Call.

2.       9AM Begin Check-out of Compass Cove.

3.       10AM-3PM Group Activities on Myrtle Beach (Obviously we will have chaperones for groups.  Activities could include shopping, site-seeing, etc.  Lunch will be up to the individual).

4.       3PM Depart for MHS

5.       5PM Rest Stop and Dinner

6.       6:30PM Board buses, take roll, head for MHS.

7.       9PM Arrive at MHS.

 

 

In order to move forward, we need a commitment from all willing participants.  We need an adequate number of participants and coverage on all instrumental parts for each group in order to perform and compete effectively.  Again, please be advised that we will have holding several fundraisers to help students in need of funding and are actively working towards finding donations and sponsors to assist with transportation costs.  It is possible that the cost could drop from the maximum price of $285.00 listed on the previous pages. 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

1.        Concert Band: 

No after-school rehearsals will be required for Concert Band.

 

2.       Jazz Band: 

 

Jazz Band will rehearse every Tuesday from 4PM to 5PM.

 

3.       Marching Band: 

We will hold a “mini band camp” for the parade competition practice in the months of March and April.  All students who play an instrument in the band program are encouraged to participate (in other words, the parade band is open to students who participate in the Jazz and Concert programs).  Students from first semester are welcome to perform.   Adequate coverage on all parts will be needed to perform effectively. 

NOTE: PARADE MARCHING IS EASY!  It is literally “STRAIGHT AHEAD”.  There are no slides, backwards marching, back flips or martial arts required.  We will march to “Washington Post”, which we will also use as a warm-up for concert band.   I encourage all students enrolled in a band class to participate.  If you are someone in the band program who is fearful of marching you shouldn’t be.  This competition will only require forward marching and turns.  I did it in high school with no prior experience and it worked out fine!  In fact, it was fun.

4.       Drum Line: 

 

Exact time to be determined once exact number of participants has been determined.   A minimum of 12 participants are needed.

 

5.       Color Guard

Exact time to be determined once exact number of participants has been determined.  A minimum of 8 participants are needed.

SEE PROCEEDING PAGES FOR A SCHEDULE OF THE SPRING SEMESTER.  PLEASE NOTE: This schedule does not include GUARD and DRUM LINE REHEARSALS (Still pending student commitment and interest to determine if we will compete in those areas).  This schedule also does not include interest meetings for the 2016-2017 fall marching band season or clinics and mini-camps for 8th graders.   A 2016-2017 schedule will be released later this semester.   Additional booster/parent meetings will be scheduled in advance as needed to provide updates regarding all aspects of the Myrtle Beach trip and the band program.   This schedule DOES include the spring concert date for concert band.  The date for jazz band will be announced at a later date.

FEBRUARY

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

1

2

All County Band 8AM-3PM Reidsville High

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

Booster Meeting 7PM in the band room.   All parents and students are encouraged to attend

3

4

Guard Interest Meeting –After school

5

6

7

 

8

 

Leadership Meeting

3:30PM- 4:30PM

9

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

10

 

All County Band

2PM-7PM

 

Reidsville High

11

 

All County Band All Day

Concert 7PM

 

Reidsville

High

12

 

Marching Lessons for students wishing to participate in Parade Competition who did not march in the fall

3:30PM-4:30PM

13

14

 

15

 

 

16

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

17

 

18

 

Marching Lessons

3:30-4:30PM

19

20

21

 

22

 

 

23

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

24

25

 

Marching Lessons

3:30-4:30PM

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

Booster Meeting 7PM in the band room.   All parents and students are encouraged to attend

 

2

3

 

Marching Lessons

3:30-4:30PM

4

 

 

 

 

 

5

6

 

7

8

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

9

10

 

Marching Lessons

3:30-4:30PM

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

13

 

14

 

15

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

 

16

 

17

 

Marching Lessons

3:30-4:30PM

18

 

PARADE MINI CAMP

4PM-6:30PM

19

 

PARADE MINI CAMP

12PM-4:30PM

 

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

 

23

24

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

25

26

 

SPRING BREAK

27

 

SPRING BREAK

 

28

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

29

 

SPRING BREAK

 

30

 

SPRING BREAK

31

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

April

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

SPRING BREAK

 

2

 

SPRING BREAK

3

4

5

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

Booster Meeting 7PM in the band room.   All parents and students are encouraged to attend

6

7

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

 

 

8

 

 

9

10

11

12

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

13

14

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

 

15

 

 

16

17

18

19

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

20

21

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

 

22

 

 

23

 

PARADE MINI CAMP

12PM-4:30PM

 

5PM

PARENT FESTIVALPREVIEW

24

25

26

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

 

27

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

 

Chaperone Meeting 7PM

 

28

 

Parade Practice

3:30PM-5:00PM

29

 

MYRTLE BEACH

30

 

MYRTLE BEACH

               

 

May

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1

 

MYRTLE BEACH

2

 

 

3

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

Booster Meeting

7PM in the band room.  All parents and students are encouraged to attend.

 

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 

10

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

 

Jazz Band 4PM-5PM

Concert Date to be announced.

 

18

19

 

SPRING CONCERT

7PM

20

21

22

23

 

24

 

 

 

25

26

27

28

29

30

 

Memorial Day

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nathan Hines,
Feb 4, 2016, 6:31 AM
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