Summer Weekly Rehearsals will begin on June 1st for all members of the Marching Commodores (guard, percussion, winds.) Students that are in town are expected to attend the following rehearsal schedule:
If you are out of town during this period and will miss a rehearsal, simply fill out the excused absence form found at eaugallieband.org so that we know in advance. 2 weeks advance notice is required for all non-emergency absences. Remember – we are a BAND, and we all must learn and progress as one unit to be successful! Attendance is key to our performance, as is communication of conflicts! It is OK if you are out of town for some of these – HAVE FUN!
Band camp this year will be one week closer to the start of the school year than in years past. Band camp is mandatory for all students. Please see Mr. Schabowsky ASAP if there is a conflict, but be aware that missing camp may mean that the student will be required to start the season as an alternate in the competitive show. The Schedule is as follows:
All days follow the same schedule:
Afternoon Sessions: 12:00 – 3:30pm Evening Sessions 6:00-9:30PM
The band fees for the year are $350 for the year for all members and are broken down onto the following payment schedule:
All payments can be made either to the band safe (in an envelope provided above the safe, or online through Charms using a debit or credit card.) It is important that you make every effort to pay the fees on time, as each of these fees is timed with having the money in before a major expense occurs. If you are unable to make a payment on time, it is important that you contact Mr. Schabowsky as soon as possible to set up a payment arrangement. It is possible to split the $350 up into a different schedule, but you must talk to the director to be able to do that.
Percussion and Guard Members will have a slightly different payment amount and payment schedule, which will be communicated directly through a handout this summer.
Also, please note that if you are using a school-owned instrument during the Summer/Fall, you will pay a $30 rental fee that covers the rental for all school owned instruments you need from June – December.