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Upcoming events

6/15

Non-senior Wind Ensemble and Percussion students will be playing at the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 6/15 at 8 pm. Call Time is 7 pm. Dress is concert black (same formal concert wear from school). Students should keep their concert black formal wear until after this event.

Wind, percussion, and choir students will need to bring a change of clothes to graduation.


Jazz Band audition information


Auditions for next year's jazz bands will be held the first week of school. Auditions for Big Band and Jazz Lab will be held at the beginning of next year. If students are interested in auditioning, they can start preparing and practicing from this list of material over the summer. Audition material will be chosen from this list in addition to scales. All students are expected to learn their major, minor, and dominant scales, be able to improvise over the play-alongs, and be able to play through the bebop melodies. Please go over the material thoroughly and email Mr. Gillespie with any questions.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hvUNbCp2uWScc8aaPGETA7w8pZBNTZjY?usp=sharing


Incoming student? Contact band director Jay Gillespie for audition information.

Chaperones needed for band camp

Each music group attends a weekend camp the first weeks of school. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all students to meet, bond and learn music together. Band camp is September 9-11. Chaperone volunteers sign up here.

All chaperones need to complete volunteer paperwork with SPS a minimum of 2 weeks before the trip. Processing often takes longer in September given the volume of applications. Parents are encouraged to complete paperwork for Category B volunteers as soon as possible. To start an application, or check the expiry date on yours, visit SPS Volunteers.



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