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Holiday Concert Information

Below is the schedule that will be used for the holiday concert. All three groups will have their picture made between 6:00-7:00 during the warm-up time. New this year - upon request, individuals have the opportunity to take photos in their concert attire. Individual photo sesssions are from 5:00-6:00 in the main choir room, room M106, and will be done with Shannon Leford and Shannon Kay Portrait Design. Students may sign up for times through sign up genius. Students should be dressed in concert attire and have instruments/mallets ready to go five minutes before their schedule photo session. Here is the link to schedule individual photo sessions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA8AD2DA20-jenks

Group and individual photos will be available for purchase. 

HOLIDAY CONCERT ITINERARY

Black Concert Attire will be utilized for this performance. Students must have ALL parts of their attire in order to perform and receive participation points. 

5:40   Band Rooms Unlocked

6:00   Warm Ups

Each Band Warms Up in the normal rehearsal room. Roll taken. Be in your chair, warming up at this time. Students should remain quiet and focused during warm up and tuning procedures. Photos will also be taken of each group before the concert. See group itineraries below:

Concert Band 

6:00 Warm Up

6:30 Group Photo

6:45 Transit to Stage

Symphonic Band

6:00 Warm Up

6:45 Group Photo

6:50 Transit to Auditorium

Wind Symphony

6:00 Initial Warm Up

6:15 Group Photo

6:30 Tuning and Final Warm Up

6:50 Transit to Auditorium

6:50   Transition to Stage and Auditorium

STUDENTS SHOULD USE PROPER BEHAVIOR AND ETIQUETTE DURING THE CONCERT - AS A PART OF THE AUDIENCE AND AS A PART OF THE PERFORMING GROUP. 

7:00   Concert Band Performance

         Symphonic Band sits in Southwest corner of PAC. 

         Wind Symphony sits in Northwest corner of PAC. 

7:15     SB Percussion immediately transition back stage after last piece to begin setting up for performance. Chairs and stands will be reset for SB and then students brought on stage for a quick re-warm up and tuning before performance.

7:20   Symphonic Band Performance

         Concert Band sits in Southwest corner of PAC. 

         Wind Symphony sits in Northwest corner of PAC. 

7:40     WS Percussion immediately transition back stage after last piece to begin setting up for performance. Chairs and stands will be reset for WS and then students brought on stage for a quick re-warm up and tuning before performance.

7:45   Wind Symphony Performance

            Concert Band sits in Southwest corner of PAC. 

            Symphonic Band sits in Northwest corner of PAC. 

8:15   Conclusion of Performances

ALL percussion students are required to help return percussion equipment to respective rehearsal rooms. A few students will be needed to help break down the stage set up and possibly return some equipment to respective rehearsal rooms. 

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Concert Materials Information

All students will need the Foundations for Superior Performance (blue book), a pencil, as well as additional materials defined by each performing group/conductor. Information and deadlines for additional materials will be added after auditions are completed and rehearsals for each band begin.

Concert Rehearsal Schedule

Students are to be seated in chairs and individually warming up @ 8:25. Roll will be taken at this time. Full group rehearsals will begin at 8:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and go to the end of 1st hour. On Tuesdays, students are to be seated @ 7:40 with rehearsal beginnng at 7:45. Sectionals will be defined by each group & director for this year. With the Wind Symphony performing at the OMEA festival, it may be necessary for sectionals to start after the Thanksgiving Break in order to be thoroughly prepared for the event.  

Spring Trip Information

There are no spring trips planned for the concert bands this year. The spring of 2020 will be the next time that the concert bands will take a trip in the spring semester. 

Concert Band Performance Dates

Holiday Concert - Thursday, December 13th
OMEA - Wind Symphony Honor Group - Friday, January 18th, Tulsa PAC
TCC Pre-State Music Festival - Thursday, March 28th or Friday, March 29th
HS Preview Concert - Tuesday, April 2nd
Percussion Recital - Friday, April 5th
State 6A Concert Band Contest - Friday, April 12th
State 6A-E and 6A-EE Concert Band Contests - Tuesday, April 9th
Spring Concert - Thursday, May 16th (back up date is May 10th in case of bad weather)

Concert Attire (updated 10/22)

All freshman girls have been measured for concert dresses.  These will be ordered tomorrow, October 22nd. The cost is $69 and will be charged to your students trip account. If you would prefer to pay by check or cash, please email Lynn Oberlender lynnoh@ymail.com or text at 918-282-4060. If you're not a freshman or your concert dress does not fit, please email or text Lynn Oberlender ASAP so she can measure you tomorrow morning (October 22nd) after band practice or after school.

 

Tuxedos

Tuxedos must be ordered no later than November 2nd to be ready for pickup before the Holiday Concert on December 13th. This date is an estimate and could change. Please call Alyssa’s Bridal for accurate details. Tuxedos are purchased through Alyssa’s Bridal and you will need to pay for the tuxedos when you order them from Alyssa’s Bridal. Their number is 918-250-1991 and their website is

http://www.alyssas.com/pagereg.aspx?typ=splTux

 

Used Concert Attire

We still have the good condition, used dresses and tuxedos in the band room loft. These are donated items from previous students and are free. Please email Lynn Oberlender lynnoh@ymail.com or text at 918-282-4060 if you would like to look at these.

All freshman ladies have been measured for Concert attire (also referred to as concert blacks) is required for all students enrolled in concert band. Men use a full tuxedo - jacket, pant, white tux shirt (wing tip collar), black bowtie & cummerbund, black dress shoes with dark socks. Tuxes are to be purchased from Alyssa's Bridal at 6808 S Memorial for complete deal. Price for complete package is approximately $185.99 + tax. Students/Families should take care of this in advance to allow enough time for any alterations or back orders. It will be important to do this before the Thanksgiving Holiday in order to have tux in hand for the holiday concert in December.

Ladies use a concert dress ordered through the band parent organization with black shoes. All 9th grade girls, new students, and students needing another dress are measured for proper dress size during marching season and then ordered in time for dresses to arrive before the holiday concert in December. Price is approximately $75.00 and includes shipping.

Any questions regarding concert attire may be directed to Lynn Oberlender