Here is your weekly update for the first week of 2017!
Attached to this email is the letter for All-District Honor Band Tryouts for those students trying out for All District this weekend.
Monday – Holiday
Tuesday – Today we had Mrs. Olson come in and do our prize table and breakfast from the Fruit Fundraiser! Thanks Mrs. Olson!
Wednesday – We will be sight reading for MPA
Thursday – We will listening to all-district solos in class
Friday – We will continue listening to all-district solos in class
Saturday – All District Tryouts at South Point High School in Belmont, NC (see attached letter for Saturday’s schedule)
Thanks to Kim Olson for coming and doing the prize table and breakfast this morning!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have heard it is going to snow this weekend, what does that mean for students trying out for All-District Honors Band?
Usually, if this is the case, we defer to the county’s statement on whether we are allowed to travel. However, there are two different weather models right now that are calling for Scenario 1 - a lot of snow or Scenario 2 not a lot of snow. We will monitor the weather throughout the week. If scenario 1 plays out, then it will affect most of the district, and we will find out from the district chair as to what is going to happen with the auditions. If scenario 2 plays out, then we will wait to hear from our district and our county as to what we will be allowed to do. Essentially – this is a wait and see decision.
What should students wear to All-District Honors Band Auditions?
Students should dress in a manner that is befitting of a professional audition. Therefore, we normally say dress or dress casual. This means no jeans or sneakers. Also – no Porter Ridge attire in the audition room.
When do we find out results?
Usually the unofficial results are posted on Monday following auditions with official results coming in on the following Wednesday.
Have a great week!!!
Ian M. Faires
Director of Bands
Porter Ridge Middle/High Schools