Dear friends,

On Thursday, March 13 all band and orchestra students will be participating in MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival. The festival is a concert performance and a sight reading performance that is evaluated by an independent board of adjudicators. The festivals are state wide with virtually all schools with music programs participating. Our school is sending 4 ensembles consisting of about 250 or more students. In years past the IA has performed at a very high level and next week should be no different. What is different about this year from years past is that instead of taking all music students out of the building all day, the students will be leaving in shifts. The String Orchestra and Concert Band will be leaving school at approximately 8am and returning to school at about 1:30pm. The Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonic Band will leave the IA at 12:30 and return after the end of the school day.

We would love for you to join us if you are able! Please contact myself or Mr. LaNoue if you would like to assist in chaperoning! We will need a lot of chaperones to ride the bus to and from. It’s a great experience! Please join us to support our students in this fantastic performance.

Have a great day,