Welcome to the Stillwater Bands

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STILLWATERBANDS.NET

This is the official one stop shop for the Stillwater Area HS Bands.  From this page, you can access everything you need to know about the band program and its history.  Please subscribe to its blog (lower right of this page) to receive updates in your email.

Stillwaterbands.net

RECEIVE TEXTS THROUGH REMIND

We know that we all get busy and email sometimes is not the best way to communicate time sensitive information. Remind is a communication tool that allows you to communicate without sharing contact information.  We would ask that all families sign up for the SAHS Bands remind to receive updates and reminders via text. Simply click on the link below to enroll.

https://www.remind.com/join/sahsbands

THE FIRST WEEK  OF SCHOOL

All band students should bring their instrument on the first day of class, as all ensembles will rehearse. Band folder assignments will be posted in the band room and band locker combinations are in your music folder slot.  The band room will be open daily from 7:00 AM until 4:30PM. For students with activities after school who need access to their band locker, the windowed door entering the band room remains open until 6:00 PM.

Instrument Rental/Percussion Usage Fees are on FEE PAY

All percussionists and students using school owned instruments are required to pay $150 rental usage fee for the use of school owned instruments during the school year. This fee is used to repair and maintain school owned equipment.  All rental/instrument usage fees should be paid through online Fee Pay. After payment is received, the instrument will be placed in your assigned locker.

Please note that this allows for use of the rented instrument throughout the year. For percussion, that means that all percussion are available for use both at school and at home.

MSHSL FORMS

MSHSL Eligibility forms will be due the first week of school.  If you have completed these forms for another activity or sport, please let your director know.  Read the information at the link below and return a signed copy of the MSHSL form attached below.  This is the link to the 2018-19 forms.

http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/publications/code/forms/2016-2017AthEligInfo.pdf?today=835

CLASS SYLLABUS

Class Syllabi will be  available on each ensembles page on the band website and on their Schoology page by 4PM, Friday, August 24.  These also will be emailed out in a separate email to students from each conductor. They include a specific schedule of performances for each ensemble and ensemble requirements.

CONCERT DRESS

Concert Dress for the Stillwater Wind Symphony and Stillwater Wind Ensemble is a black tux or concert black dress.  Fitting for both the dresses and tuxes will occur September 5th during the school day.

Concert Dress for our Percussion Ensemble is black pants and shoes with the Percussion Ensemble Shirt. The  Concert Band and Symphonic Bands wear black pants/skirts and shirts with red scarfs or ties.  Scarfs and Ties are sold to students for $10.

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The schedule for this year’s rehearsals and performances for all ensembles is listed under the tab Yearly Schedule on the band website as well as the calendar in Schoology.  We are using Google calendars, which will allow you to see and download specific calendars for ensembles and performance schedules from the band website. A running schedule of upcoming events is also posted on the main page of the website at the bottom right.

Please check this schedule carefully and clear all conflicts ahead of time. Concert participation and dress rehearsals are required of all students.

JAZZ BANDS

Jazz Band Auditions will be held the week of September 10th.  Material and information for jazz band auditions will be available August 20 on the band website.

Payment of the Stillwater Activity Fee is required before you participate in jazz bands. It is $75 and is listed under Secondary Athletics and clubs on Fee Pay.

CODA

We look forward to seeing you all soon.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Mr. Lindsay                          Mr. Bryan