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Band Notes 4/15 to 4/21

Back in to the groove! Here we go into the final stretch of the year. Believe it or not, we have just 5 weeks of class time and a few evening rehearsals to prepare everything we will be performing for the Lilac Parade on 5/18, So Cal trip 5/22 to 5/27, and Awards Concert on 6/3. That's right! Lilac Parade and California just a little over 5 weeks away!


Students attending the So Cal trip MUST sign up for hotel rooms. We do have a lot of students signed up, but our complete rooming list is due in the next couple of weeks. Let's get this done! :D


Paul Fleming, father of 2 program graduates, was involved in a head-on collision this weekend. Things appear to have a positive outlook for Paul, but it will no doubt take some time in a challenging rehab program. In addition to their 2 children performing with us, Paul and Lana spent countless hours volunteering for us. Our thoughts are with the entire Fleming family!


Due to our truck returning from So Cal, our concert currently scheduled for May 28 will be canceled. We will be including all music intended for this concert on our end of the year Awards Concert which is on your calendars for June 3rd. Stay tuned for more details on the schedule for the Awards Concert. It's a fun event with a BBQ, desert, music and recognition!

THIS WEEK - pretty light for most, Saturday gig for Jazz 1

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Dine Out at Panera.

    • Plan to have dinner at Panera! These fundraisers add up over the year and thanks to Lisa Forsyth, nobody else has to do anything but buy & eat dinner :D

  • Saturday, April 20 - U of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

    • Jazz 1 parents and students have been sent a link to the itinerary.

    • Interested in checking out the festival? Check out the festival website CLICK HERE


  • Friday & Saturday April 26 & 27 - State Solo & Ensemble Contest

    • Takes place in Ellensburg, WA

    • Ensemble only members will leave Friday at 7am returning by approx 9pm the same night.

    • Soloists will be spending the night on Friday, competing on Saturday.

  • April 29, 30 & May 2, 5:30pm to 8pm - Color Guard and MBCG Percussion auditions

  • May 1, 6pm to 7pm - So Cal Chaperone Meeting #2

  • May 7, 7pm - Bandwagon Meeting

    • Please join us if you're interested in volunteering in 2024/2025. We have many junior parents that will be spending their final year with us next year. We'll need folks to shadow them and take on those roles in 2025/2026!

  • May 9, 6:30pm to 8pm - Lilac Parade Rehearsal

    • Required for ALL BAND MEMBERS

  • May 14

    • 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Lilac Parade Rehearsal

    • 7:30pm to 8:30pm - So Cal Info Night

      • final trip details and meet your chaperones

      • Don't forget to use our So Cal 2024 Information Guide if you have questions about the trip. You can also email me if you have questions.

  • May 15 - Dine Out at Texas Road House

  • May 16, 6:30pm to 8pm - Final Lilac Parade Rehearsal

  • May 17

    • All Day, Jazz 1 at Spokane Jazz Orchestra Workshop & Concert

    • During classes - semi trailer loading (all equipment & uniforms for So Cal)

  • May 18 - Lilac Parade

    • Takes place in evening. Exact times TBA pending parade position

  • May 19 - Truck Loading of personal luggage

    • Exact time TBA (likely a few hours mid morning into mid afternoon)

  • May 22 - Depart for So Cal trip

  • May 27 - Return from So Cal


  • June 3 - Awards Concert

  • June 6 - Band Picnic (not required, opportunity to sign yearbooks and say goodbye to seniors!)

  • June 7 - MHS Graduation (required for all non-senior band members)

  • June 11 - Bandwagon 2024/2025 Executive Board Meeting

  • June 12 - Dine Out at Chipotle

  • June 13 - 2024/2025 Info Night

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