Thank you to all those who have responded about participating in the May 20th Family Concert! As we mentioned last week, the event will incorporate elements of our traditional events, including student performances, awards and senior recognition. Mr. Fore is asking ALL families to respond so we can plan appropriately. Please complete the Google Form that was in this week's email no later than Friday, April 30th:. Parents who express interest in helping with the event will receive an email this week with more details.
Thursday, 4/29, is Seahawk Bands spirit day! Wear your new 2020-2021 commemorative shirts in person or online and show your band spirit - THE BEAT GOES ON! Mr. Fore is distributing shirts to students in person, and we’re offering two more opportunities for virtual students to pick up their shirts:
As you may have seen on band social media, the prognosis for Ms. Burch is, sadly, not good. We’ll be accepting cards and notes for Ms. Burch through Wednesday of this week to give more folks an opportunity to send their support. Bring them to Mr. Fore or drop them off when you pick up your shirt. A simple card with signatures or a note that says “I’m thinking of you” will make a big difference!
As we shared several months ago, Ms. Burch commissioned two band compositions to fulfill a longtime personal goal and to create something positive out of her cancer journey. Composer Brian Balmages and the JMU Wind Symphony will premiere the advanced composition, “Stages,” virtually on Monday, 4/26. The stream will begin at 4:45pm with a 45-minute rehearsal, followed by the premiere performance. All are welcome to watch here: https://youtu.be/msTufF2bqsw. We’ll provide information on the second composition (for beginning band) soon.
Congratulations to Alex G. on earning All-Virginia Jazz honors! Alex placed in the top Jazz Ensemble on trumpet, and will represent South Lakes at a virtual All-Virginia Jazz event next month. Kudos, again, to Alex & Parker T. who represented South Lakes at the virtual All-Virginia Band & Orchestra event this past week. We will share the virtual performances from both of these events when they are available.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help organize our uniform and equipment areas on Saturday mornings on 5/1 and 5/15. No experience necessary! Please check this weeks email for details to sign up. THANK YOU!