Parents and Students,
Please email Mr. White at firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY if you need anything from the band room (instruments, flags, sheet music, shoes from your locker, etc.). After Monday April 6, no one (including Mr. White) will be allowed in the band room until Band Camp.
The school year is not over so students will need instruments and equipment to do assignments for the 4th quarter.
Students wanting to apply for leadership positions will need instruments and equipment to audition for those positions.
Students with larger school-owned instruments like sousaphones and percussion need to email Mr. White regarding checking instruments out for the summer.
Color guard will need to email Ms. Erdman at email@example.com for details regarding checking out equipment.
Please make sure you get your instruments so we can start preparing for next year and make sure we have a successful 2020 marching season.
Check murphyband.com frequently for updates.
Stay safe and wash your hands,
The Fern fundraiser is canceled. Also, Band Booster Meetings are on hold until further notice.
I will be sending out more updates in the next week or two, so please check murphyband.com every few days.
Make sure you are checking the MHS Band's website for updates throughout the school closure. Also, please check the "MUSIC" tab above regularly, as Mr. White is adding music from the past two years for you to play through, as well as scales and fingering charts.
Smartmusic is an online program designed to help students practice music. It contains thousands of popular band pieces, sight-reading exercises, jazz music, etc. For the next few months, Smartmusic is giving school affected by Coronavirus a free subscription.
Information on how to sign up is on the "MUSIC" tab above (murphyband.com/music).
Please take advantage on this opportunity! As always, email Mr. White with issues.
Parents and students,
This afternoon (March 18) at 2pm, the band room will be closed until regular classes resume. NO ONE (including Mr. White) will be allowed to come in until the county and/or state decides to start classes. Please make sure you have your instruments and anything else you may need during this shut down. Call the band room at 251-221-3203 if you have questions.
Congratulations to alto sax player Katelynn I. for making the Alabama 2019-2020 All State Chorus! Great job Katelynn.
Group band pictures this Friday morning. Musicians wear t-shirt & shorts, with SOLID black socks. Guard wear nude no show socks. The photographer will be here at 8 am, so be on time.
For lunch, the boosters will be providing food and beverage to celebrate the end of band camp.