Season’s Greetings May River Band Family,
We hope you had a merry and safe Christmas and that your New Year brings you joy and happy times! The year 2018 was nothing short of historical for the May River HS Band Department, with our marquis accomplishments outside of tremendous growth and increasing notoriety being our SUPERIOR ratings at the SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment last March, and our outstanding fall marching band season capped off with an appearance at the SCBDA Class 3A State Finals. We are looking forward to building off of our new found successes as we we continue to grow the May River Band in numbers, all while fostering the development of a culture of support for band and other performing arts programs school and district-wide.
From the MRB directors and staff to you and yours – Happy New Year!
Here are some upcoming events:
Before break, students that have registered for the SCBDA All-Region auditions were provided their audition time, along with an acknowledgement form that is due Thursday, January 10th, signed by student and parent/guardian. This is a gentle reminder that the All-County auditions are fast approaching on January 12th at Summerville HS.
The students auditioning for All-Region were all briefed the week leading up to winter break on the following: On Thursday, 12/17 and Friday, 1/4, Mr. Carbone has offered to come in and hold mock auditions for the fast approaching All-Region auditions. During these sessions, the students will play their audition etude and scales for comments and suggestions, as well as have an opportunity for a brief private lesson with Mr. Carbone to help prepare for the next session and/or auditions. If you are not available to make a live mock audition session with Mr. Carbone on 12/27 and/or 1/4, you are expected to upload an audio file on the MRHS SILVER SOUND GOOGLE CLASSROOM of you performing the All-Region Etude at, or as close to the marked tempo as possible, along with your scales (including chromatic) per the All-Region audition requirements. The expectation is that you either make a live session on 12/27 OR upload by 12/28, AND make a live session on 1/4, OR upload by 1/5. The assignment for the 1/5 upload will go up on 1/5. Sign-up for the live sessions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ycj39ocz.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not able to make one or both mock auditions sessions, an email to Mr. Carbone by a parent/guardian explaining that you are unable to do so IS EXPECTED. Thank you, and happy practicing!!!!!! The audition is NEXT SATURDAY, Jan. 12th!!!!!!!
FLORIDA TRIP – For all registered participants:
Friday, December 28th – FLORIDA TRIP departure, 4:30am report time. Universal Studios, Day 1
Saturday, December 29th – FLORIDA TRIP, Day 2 – Universal Studios, Blue Man Group
Sunday, December 30th – FLORIDA TRIP, Day 3 – Universal Studios, return to Bluffton
Monday, December 31st – FLORIDA TRIP arrival, 12:30am (approximate)
Please READ THE PRIVATE OFFICIAL CHAT GROUP on the BAND app for new, updated, and important information regarding the trip.
WHEN WE RETURN:
Monday, January 7th – Classes resume
Saturday, January 12th – ALL-REGION AUDITIONS