March 20 - April 3 - (6th grade only) World Finest Chocolate fundraiser. This will help fund their trip to the Primetime Festival (see below). They will get 50% profit from this. I'll give more info to the kids in class.
Thursday, April 18 - (7th and 8th grade only) UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest.
Saturday, April 27 - (7th and 8th grade only) Spring in the Park Music Festival and trip to Six Flags. See Six Flags information below.
Friday, May 10th - (6th grade only) Primetime Festival at Clyde ISD. We will perform in a festival and then go to Primetime afterward. The cost per student is $25. The fundraiser will go toward this cost or you can just pay it out of pocket.
May 23 - (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) Spring Concert at the Paramount Theater! A generous donor has made it possible for us to perform at the Paramount Theater in Abilene. The concert will start at 6:30. 6th grade will start, then 7th and 8th grade, high school jazz band, then high school concert band. We will bus all the kids there. Mr. Estes and I would really like for everyone to look nice for this event so please start thinking about what you are going to wear. Dress clothes will be more appropriate for this concert since we're performing at the Paramount. If you don't have dress clothes may I suggest checking out the Goodwill store. You can find some nice clothes there for a very good price.
SIX FLAGS INFORMATION This year the 7th and 8th grade band will be going to a music festival called Spring in the Park Music Festival. It is in Arlington, Texas on Saturday April 27, 2013. We will make a day of it and play our music in the MetroCenter Concert Hall and Choral Chapel and then have fun the rest of the day at Six Flags. The total cost for this trip (Six Flags ticket included) is $50. This amount needs to be paid by no later than March 1st.
Six Flags Itinerary
Saturday, April 27th
5:45 am – We pull out of the parking lot to leave for Arlington. Please be on time. If you do not show up on time there is a possibility that we may leave without you and there are no refunds.
We will stop for a bathroom break about half way through the bus ride (probably around Eastland).
9:15 am – Arrive at the MetroCenter Concert Hall and Choral Chapel and set up our instruments.
9:30 am – Begin warm-up.
10:00 am – Perform in the MetroCenter Concert Hall and Choral Chapel.
Our performance should take less than 30 minutes. From there we will pack up our stuff, eat lunch (provided by the band), and go to Six Flags.
2:30 pm – Check in with me at the fountain at the entrance of the park so I know everyone is still alive. If you don’t check in I will find you and keep you by my side for the duration of our time at Six Flags.
EAT DINNER WITH YOUR MEAL VOUCHER BEFORE WE LEAVE.
6:00 pm – Leave Six Flags. Meet at the fountain by the front gate.
We will stop for a bathroom break about halfway through the bus ride
10:00 pm – Arrive home. I’ll have the kids call home when we’re about 30 minutes away.
IMPORTANT RULES FOR SIX FLAGS
*Everyone must stay in a group of at least 3 people. If a director or chaperone happens to find you by yourself, you will stay with that chaperone for the rest of the time at Six Flags.
*I know we don’t like to talk about this but if someone should decide to take something that isn’t theirs, there will be serious repercussions. Last time I had it happen, Six Flags did not call the Arlington police and let the shoplifters go with a hefty fine and banned them from the park for one year. Six Flags has every right to call the police and send someone to the police station. If this happens, it will be the parent’s responsibility to pick the child up at the Arlington police department and the rest of us will return home.
*Checking in at 2:30 at the fountain is not optional.
*Bring money for lockers, souvenirs, etc. Bring sunscreen if you need it.
*If you get a minor injury or get dehydrated, there is a first aid station in the park. I will make my phone number available to the kids for emergencies only.