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2014-2015 Music Events Calendar

Note change of date for Talent Show (now 2/24)

September 15, 2014

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Music Department Events 2014-2015

 

Date

Event

Who is Involved

Time(s)

Location

Fri., Aug. 15

Choir Fundraiser Kick-off

Choir students grades 7-12

In-class event

NDHS Choir Rm.

 

Thurs., Aug. 14 & Fri., Aug. 15

Play  Auditions

Interested JH & HS students

TBA; after school by appt

NDHS Choir Rm 

Mon.., Aug. 18

Music Boosters Meeting

Parents of ALL NDHS student-musicians

6:00 p.m.

NDHS Choir Rm

Sat., Oct. 4

I.U. Band Day

HS Marching Band members

All-day event

Bloomington (IU)

Tues., Oct. 7

SW Indiana Choral Festival

All HS Choir members

All day, 7:00 pm concert

  Bloomfield HS

Tues. Oct. 21

Fall Band & Choir Concert

All Bands & Choirs, grades 7-12

6:30 p.m. +

NDHS Gym

Nov. 1 & 2 (Sat. & Sun.)

Play Performances

Participating Volunteers

2 & 7 pm Sat, 2 pm Sun.

NDHS Cafetorium

Tues., Nov. 4

Band Festival

All HS Band Members

All day, eve. concert

TBA (S. Knox?)

Mon., Nov. 10

 

Jazz Dinner Concert

JH and HS Jazz Bands (ND Singers?)

Eat 6:00

Music 6:30

HS Cafeteria

Mon., Dec. 1?

Odon Christmas Parade?

ND Singers?

6:00 p.m.? (TBA)

Odon (TBA)

Mon., Dec. 8

Winter Band & Choir Concert

All Bands & Choirs,

Grades 7-12

6:30 p.m. +

NDHS Gym

*Sat., Jan. 31

(instrumental)

District solo & ensemble contest

Interested BAND members

TBA: morning & afternoon

Bloomington North HS

*Sat., Feb. 7

(piano/vocal)

District solo & ensemble contest

ND Singers, Interest-ed CHOIR students

TBA: morning & afternoon

Bloomington North HS

Tues. Feb. 24

Music Boosters Talent Show/Dinner

Volunteers from BAND and CHOIR 6-12

6:00 p.m. food

6:30 music

NDHS Cafetorium

*Sat., Feb. 21

(vocal & piano)

State solo & ensemble contest

Qualifying CHOIR students

TBA

TBA (Indianapolis)

*Sat., Feb. 28

(instrumental)

State solo & ensemble contest

Qualifying BAND students

TBA

TBA (Indianapolis)

*Sat., March 14 (or April 11) TBA

Jr. High Organ-izational Contest

Jr. High Band and Choir members

TBA (morning & afternoon)

TBA (T. Haute or Evansville)

*Fri., April 17 (or 24)

HS Organizational Band Contest

HS Band Members

TBA  (evening)

TBA

* Sat., April 18 or Sat., April 25

HS Organizational Choir Contest

HS Choir Members

TBA (morning & afternoon)

TBA

Mon. & Tues., May 11 & 12

ND Singers Auditions

Interested Choir members gr.8-11

By appoint-ment

NDHS Choir room

Thurs., May 14

Spring Band & Choir concert

All Bands & Choirs, grades 7-12

6:30 p.m. +

NDHS Gym

Mon., May 18

Music Awards Banquet

Band/Choir members & families (optional)

6:30 p.m.

NDHS Gym

Fri., May 22

Graduation

Band & Choir gr. 8-12

TBA (6:30?)+

NDHS Gym

 

*, +,  See other side of this page for information and explanations.

 

Please note these events on your family’s calendar(s) and/or planner(s).  Please do not schedule family trips, dinners, etc. on the dates when your child has a performance.  The schedule should also be copied and shared with students’ coaches, club leaders, bosses, etc.  Keep in mind that Band and Choir are classes for which students receive a grade.  The items below are not exclusively extra-curricular events: performances must be scheduled outside the school day so that parents and other community members may attend.  This means that it is extremely important for all students to be at all required events!

 

Every effort has been made to schedule around athletic events whenever possible.  Each of the three major “home” concerts (Fall, Winter, and Spring) was scheduled after careful study of the sports schedules that were available to the music directors in May of the previous school year (see “” note below). By communicating early and often with coaches, students are usually able to avoid conflicts between performances and team practices. There is almost always a way to compromise so that students can enjoy the benefits of being involved in multiple activities during their years at NDHS.

 

This calendar does not include the following:  All-State Choir rehearsals and audition dates, Marching Band performances at home football games, Pep Band performances at home basketball games, play or musical rehearsals, 6th Grade Band performances, and any other additional rehearsals that may be scheduled as needed.

 

Thank you for keeping this schedule and marking your calendars.  We recommend highlighting or placing a star next to the events in which you are required to be involved.

 

Mrs. Dedina, ND Choir Director

Mrs. Mayfield, ND Band Director

 

* Denotes events which are sponsored by the Indiana State School Music Association, Inc.  Mrs. Dedina and Mrs. Mayfield have no control over the dates determined by ISSMA.  They are scheduled years in advance, and the NDHS Athletic Dept. has been given the schedule to help avoid conflicts.  ISSMA rarely changes its dates or locations, but if it does, students will be notified immediately. 

 

+ Please note that the times listed are performance times.  Students will need to arrive early to set up, warm up, and organize.  In general, they will be asked to arrive one hour (or less) before the performance, but exact times will be given to students in class a few days prior to each performance.

 

= Dates with unavoidable athletic conflicts; we could not find ANY other dates in these ranges that did not already have athletic events scheduled on them.  Therefore, we chose the dates that had the fewest activities scheduled in order to minimize the number of students that would have conflicts.  Athletes should check their sports schedules and let coaches know about conflicts immediately so that they can plan accordingly.