DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS:

August 12, 2020

FINAL POD Rehearsal Schedule

Please see Google Classroom for the FINAL POD Rehearsal update of the summer.

August 12, 2020

Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle Tickets

For those who need to pick up Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle tickets after work hours, a director will be at the UHS band room Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00-7:00 pm.

If needed, you can also drop off uniforms at that time.

August 10, 2020

Underclassmen Uniform Collection

Underclassmen uniforms will be collected Tuesday, August 11, Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the band room.

Please follow these guidelines:

1. Maintain a safe social distance and wear a mask when dropping off.

2. Make sure you have your complete uniform, including the following:
   - Garment bag
   - Jacket

   - Pants

   - Vestee

   - Cape (if applicable)

   - Helmet box (Make sure to KEEP your ball cap if it is in your helmet box)
   - Helmet

   - Plume

   - Full guard garment bag and uniform (if applicable)

3. Simply hang your uniform up and place the helmet box on the uniform rack. Uniform chair Annette Lojewski will check you off the list.

In order to allow for more freedom to arrive when is best for you, we will not set specific times for individuals or classes. If you cannot bring your uniform in during the times listed, let us know and we will make separate arrangements.

The band will dry clean the uniforms. You do not need to have them cleaned. To be safe, we will dry clean ALL uniforms (even those that were previously cleaned.)

SENIORS SHOULD KEEP UNIFORMS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

August 10, 2020

Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle

Our first fundraiser for 2020-2021 is the WV Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Raffle. We will sell through October 16, with the drawing to take place October 23, 2020.

 

Tickets will be distributed Tuesday, August 11, Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13 in the band room.

Tickets cost $5.00 and the Grand Prize is a WV Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licence (or the cash equivalent) valued at $805.

Students receive packets of 10 tickets to sell, and can get more tickets upon request. Students are often able to cover their entire Band Operating Fee (BOF) by selling these raffle tickets. Because the BOF is lower this year (please see info below), it would only take four envelopes of 10 tickets to cover the entire cost of the BOF.

August 3, 2020

Uniforms for 2020-2021

Following the recommendations of the West Virginia Bandmasters Association and West Virginia Music Educators Association, we will not use our standard uniforms this marching season.

In the event that we are permitted to hold live performances, the band will wear UHS Band ball caps, either black band t-shirts or band hoodies depending on the weather, khakis, and black tennis shoes or Dinkles and black socks.

As student safety is our top priority, we may not be able to perform live at all, but we must prepare for the possibility regardless.

The Band Boosters will provide all new band students with ball caps, band t-shirts, and band hoodies. All returning members will receive band hoodies, and will use their previously issued ball caps and t-shirts.

There is no charge for ball caps, t-shirts, and hoodies for new members, or for hoodies for returning members. Students may purchase new ball caps and t-shirts if theirs has been lost or damaged.

We have posted a form in Google Classroom to collect t-shirt and hoodie sizes. Students must return uniforms to receive their new items. Percussion and guard members should bring full uniforms to their scheduled POD rehearsals starting on Monday, August 3, and we will announce collection dates for wind players' uniforms soon.

UPDATE: All seniors (including those who would normally be parade only ) should keep their uniforms so that we can take pictures for senior banners. This will also allow for students to use their uniforms in senior pictures if they want to. We will designate a time for seniors to return their uniforms after underclassmen have returned theirs.

July 27, 2020

Summer Band Attendance

Summer band attendance is very important. We have moved all wind POD rehearsals online, and have limited, socially distant in-person POD rehearsals for our percussion and guard. We also understand and respect the wishes of families who wish to keep students from in-person rehearsals, and will always put student safety first.

Each year, there is a small percentage of students who fail to attend summer band activities. All students must either attend remote or in-person POD rehearsals, or inform directors of why they are unable to attend and make arrangements to make up missed work.

Students who do not follow these attendance guidelines risk being removed from the band program.  

July 19, 2020

IMPORTANT: Pod Rehearsal Protocols

Please read the UHS Band POD Rehearsal Protocols. All directors, instructors, and students must follow these protocols in order to participate in POD rehearsals.

July 15, 2020

Health Forms

All students must have an updated UHS Band Health Form and Physical Form in order to participate in band. The sports physicals can be used for all UHS sports for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Students may bring forms to band during their POD rehearsals or complete and email them in PDF or JPG form to mpalmer@k12.wv.us.

Remind App

Students already in REMIND classes do not need to sign up again.

For NEW sign-ups, please click the links below for instructions on how to get UHS Band Remind messages:

Concert Band

Jazz Ensemble

Symphonic Winds

Credit Card Payments

You can make credit card payments for any UHS Band trips, fees, etc.  Payments can be made in person or by using the form found HERE.

Incoming Freshmen FAQs

Before contacting the directors with questions about our program, please read our frequently asked questions by clicking here.

Join Band

Click Here for our Beginning Band information page.

UHS Band Handbook

Click here to view the 2019-2020 UHS Band Handbook.

For health and physical forms, click here to be redirected to the forms page.

Charms Office Assistant

The UHS Band Boosters utilize Charms Office Assistant to keep track of student records concerning financial information, form submission, and more.

Click here to be redirected to the Charms login.

131 Bakers Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

(304) 291-9275

mpalmer@k12.wv.us

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