Band Calendar 2014-2015

July 28th – August 1st                       BAND CAMP
2                             Fayette Bullthistle Parade           11:00 a.m
16                           Swanton Corn Festival Parade      10:30 a.m.
22                           Scrimmage?
29                           FB Home-Springfield
2                             Practice 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
19                           FB Away- Wauseon        
20                           CONTEST – Ottawa Glandorf                      
26                           FB Home – Bryan              Middle School perform
3                             FB Home-Columbus Grove   HOMECOMING
11                           CONTEST - Maumee      
17                           FB Home – Liberty Center
 28                          CONTEST – Findlay
 24                          FB Home- Archbold        Senior Night
 25                          CONTEST –Bulldog Bowl
 31                          FB Away- Delta
1/2                         Possible state Dates
4                            Marching Band Concert
7/8/9                      Possible State Dates
26-28                     Thanksgiving Break
6                            Swanton Christmas Parade
14                          Holiday Concert                               All Bands  2:00
22 – 01/02               Winter Break
 23-25                     Fulton All-County Honors
 31                         High School Solo and Ensemble
4-7                         OMEA Conference;  All-State
14/15                     OMEA District 1 Honors Band
2                            Winter Concert                 7:00
6/7                         Concert Band CONTEST – Sylvania Southview
27-29                     Musical
3-6                        Spring Break
24/25                     Possible State Dates
14                           Spring Concert                  7:00
19                           Awards Banquet
25                           Memorial Day Parade
 6                            Graduation (June 5 is last day)

Swanton Band Summer Practice Schedule

Percussion will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. beginning June 9th. You will not meet the week of June 16th.
Guard will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning June 10th. You will not meet the week of June 30th.
All other sections will be getting a phone call from their section leader to set up some music practices.
Band Camp will be July 27th-August 1st. We will start in the evening on the 27th and run morning (7:30-noon) and evenings (6:00-9:00) through the week. The preview performance will be on Friday, August 1st. This is mandatory and very important!. You will receive more information in the mail during the summer. Band camp is free and held at the school.
August Practices
These practices are also very important. If you must miss for any reason, please let me know in advance so that I can plan the most effective rehearsal.
For the three weeks of August 4th—August 29th the times are as follows:
            Monday           7:00—9:00 p.m.
            Tuesday           1:00—3:00 p.m.
            Wednesday      8:00—10:00 a.m.
            Thursday          7:00—9:00 p.m.
These times are staggered to hopefully accommodate our athletes. I hope to be able to have the entire band present at least one of these practices.
On Tuesday, September 2nd, we will have practice from 8:00—11:00 a.m. School begins on Wednesday, September 3rd. Once school starts, practices are Mondays from 4:00—6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Performance Schedule for August and September     
Date    Event                                                                             Event Time
8/2      Fayette Bullthistle Parade                                               11:00 a.m.
8/16    Swanton Corn Festival Parade                                         10:30 a.m.
8/22    Scrimmage?                                                                       TBA
8/29    Football vs. Springfield                                                      7:00 p.m.
9/19    Football @ Wauseon                                                        7:00 p.m.
9/20    Contest—Ottawa Glandorf                                                   TBA
9/25    Football vs. Bryan (Middle School will also perform)            7:00 p.m.


The Word...

                                         August 11 - 15

Reflections on Last Week

There are so many good things happening right now! We can march and play all of the opener and half of “Fly Me to the Moon”. Almost everyone has the entire opener memorized, the style of “Fly Me to the Moon” is getting much better, and “Clair de Lune” will continue to improve! However, with all these good things happening, there is still plenty of room for improvement. PLEASE make sure you hurry back to your spots, cut out the talking during rehearsal and save it for your break, and try to make at least one thing better each time we play or march. Remember, we will only perform as well as we have rehearsed. That first contest will be here sooner than you think.

Goals for the Next week

Learn Pre-Game and First Half-time show HOME vs. Springfield (Eye of Tiger, We Got the Beat, Crazy Train)  
Continue working on music for “Clair de Lune” and begin working on “Mars”
Add charts 23- – 30  (End of Fly Me to the Moon and all of Clair de Lune)
Review and Clean Opener


            Monday 7-9 p.m.

            Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

            Wednesday 8-10 a.m.

            Thursday 7-9 p.m.

Band Fees

Some of you still owe band fees. It is $50 for new members and $20 for returning members. If you have questions, please see me.

Coupon books

PLEASE SELL !!!!!!   Money is due by Tuesday, September 2nd at practice.   I need your money or the unsold book.  

Upcoming Dates:

Football Scrimmage                                        August 22 @5:30 p.m.

Football Home vs. Springfield                           August 29 @ 7:00 p.m.

Fair Day Practice                                           September 2nd   8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Football Home vs. Patrick Henry                      September 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

Football AWAY @ Wauseon                           September 19

FIRST COMPETITION!!!                                  September 20 at Ottawa Glandorf