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11/20/2019

Band Email 11-20-19

This Week's Schedule:

Thursday - We will not have rehearsal after school on Thursday.

Friday - AWAY vs Springfield AT LONDON HS - REPORT TIME is 5:00pm 
WARM-UP UNIFORM (Don't forget your Ball Caps and Black Shoes)
*This will be an EXTREMELY COLD night.  Please double check with your child that they have the appropriate clothing.  PLEASE make sure to have winter gloves and 3 pairs of socks.  Winter hats and jackets can be worn in the stands along with bringing blankets!  Do not worry about what you look like, just dress warm!

Expected Arrival Back to DCHS: 10:15pm

Next Week's Schedule:
Monday - Normal School Day
Tuesday - First Day Of Concert Bands (we are aware the 10th Grade has a field trip)
Wednesday - No School
Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! No School
Friday - TENTATIVE Away Game Depending Upon Outcome of Friday

Marching Band Schedule During the PLAYOFFS:

Important: ALL ABSENCES WILL NEED TO BE NOTIFIED BY TUESDAY TO MR. BRADSTREET TO INSURE WE ARE PRACTICING WITH THE CORRECT NUMBER OF STUDENTS FOR PRE-GAME.

Band Banquet Information - Please Read

MONDAY: November 25, 2019 - Dinner at 6pm Awards at 7pm
Please be sure to join the Dublin Coffman Marching Band family to celebrate the culmination of another great season showcasing their 2019 performance:  C'est La Vie!
Check-in begins at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6pm
Awards Ceremony 7-9pm
Location: Coffman High School Commons & PAC

Deadline for Reservations: Thursday, November 21st at MIDNIGHT
PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make it for dinner - no reservations are necessary - simply join us in the PAC at 7pm for the Awards ceremony.

Reservation Information: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/DCMB/registration/add_registrations_prompt?event_id=27997&host=retain

Advance reservations are required. Bring your entire family! There is no limit to the number of guests this year.  Cost of the dinner is $15/per adult and $6/per kid (ages 3-12). Band members eat FREE!

Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet catered by:
Buca di Beppos

Adults: $15/per person
Kids (3-12): $6/per person
(ALL band members eat FREE!)

MENU INCLUDES:

Chicken Parmesan
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mixed Greens Salad
House Bread
Dessert Table Selection
Bottled Water

Private Lessons:
Our participation in private lessons has dramatically slipped over the past few years.  Private lessons are the single best way to help our program succeed on the field and the concert stage.  Attached is the list of preferred teachers.  With concert band auditions and solo and ensemble around the corner, now is the time to start!  One thing to understand is that taking private lessons is not like the relationship with a tutor for academics.  The biggest difference is that with music lessons you are committing to a longer period of time.  We do not want to see students being "tutored" in order to be ready for auditions.  To help gain musical knowledge, music instruction is a longer journey that is much like an athlete training.  

Private Lesson Teachers:  Click for UPDATED Lesson Teachers

If you have any questions about how private lessons work or if they would be good for your child, please email Jeremy Bradstreet at <bradstreet_jeremy@dublinschools.net>

Bradstreet Notes:

You should have seen the kids in the stands at the last playoff game.  They were jumping around, smiling, yelling and cheering on their "Rocks'" Football Team.  The only problem we had was I let the band get warm on the buses during the 3rd quarter.  During this time, our football team gave up way too many points and it became a close game again.  I hope the coaches don't blame us for the 3rd Quarter problems.  :)  

Auditions are completed and we are finishing up some people who were sick or still need to play their audition.  We also take this time to approach some students about switching instruments.  We need some people to play bass clarinet or other low reeds.  We also might need to switch some students to French Horn or Tuba.  This is something that happens every year but not on every instrument.  Please don't be surprised if someone comes home and talks to you about this.  For the band program to be successful, we need to have a balanced instrumentation.  Sometimes switches also occur because a student has faced a physical limitation with how successful they can become on an instrument.

We hope to see you this Friday at London HS.  I hear there might be another Shark sighting!

Jeremy

Jeremy Bradstreet
Director of Bands
Dublin Coffman High School
Performing Arts Lead Teacher 9-12, Dublin City Schools
Grammy® Finalist, Music Educator of the Year, 2019

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