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2023-24 Sumner HS Marching Band & Color Guard

(Updated 5/28/2024) 

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We hope everyone is enjoying their bonus Memorial Day weekend (you can thank Mother Nature for it - if we would’ve had a snow day this school-year we would be making it up by having school today). I haven’t yet talked to the students who participated in the Pacific University Music in May Honor Band & Orchestra this past weekend, but I expect that they had a great time as usual. Congratulations to the following Sumner HS Band Program students who attended:

Emerson Blumenstein - Lillian Sauers
Aiden Hatcher - Ayden Segawa
Sam Olson - Abi Walsh
Ethan Peters - Hollie Wehmeyer
Lilian Reed

Mrs. Carl and I (as well as our families) attended the very exciting Indy 500 over the weekend and as always I “kissed the brick” (an Indy tradition) that we had placed in the 4th turn entrance when we marched the 500 Festival Parade, the Pre-Race Parade of Bands (where we marched around the entire 2.5 mile track), and the 100th Indy 500 Race back in 2016. As you can see from the photos, the brick is still there and in great shape! I’ve been to over 50 Indy 500’s over the years and this year the race was more exciting than ever, especially the very last lap. If you’re ever traveling through Indianapolis, look for our Sumner HS Band brick at the Speedway!

For me, Memorial Day is really the beginning of the end of the school year, and we’ve got plenty to look forward to, with a BIG Concert, the Awards Night, SHS Graduation, the start of the next year with our MB & CG Mini-Camp, our Sumner Rhubarb Festival performance, and the start of Summer MB rehearsals, all happening within the next month - we will be busy! So let’s be aware of what we’ve got going over the next couple of weeks for starters and be prepared for all of our performances:

Schedule for THIS WEEK:

MAY 29 WEDNESDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-3:30PM 2024-25 DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS DAY #3

MAY 30 THURSDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE

  • 3:00-4:30PM CG CAPTAIN TRYOUTS

MAY 31 FRIDAY - SPECIAL ASSEMBLY & FIELD DAY SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-3:30PM 2024-25 DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS DAY #4
  • 3:00-4:00PM CG CAPTAIN TRYOUTS

JUNE 1 SATURDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM EVENTS

JUNE 2 SUNDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM EVENTS

Reminders:

  • CHECK YOUR MB-CG AND JE/SB UNIFORMS FOR NEXT WEEK
  • PAY YOUR B/P PARADE FEES IF YOU HAVEN’T YET
  • BE A GREAT GROUP FOR OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON WEDNESDAY - MR. OSBORN IS PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!
  • BE READY FOR OUR FINAL FULL-GROUP PERFORMANCES TOGETHER - WE’VE HAD A FANTASTIC YEAR AND WE WANT TO FINISH IT OFF WITH PEAK PERFORMANCES!

Highlights for NEXT WEEK - PLUS:

JUNE 3 MONDAY - LATE-START & ADVISORY SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-3:30PM Band Leadership Council Meeting

JUNE 4 TUESDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-3:30PM 2024-25 DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS DAY #5
  • 3:00-4:00PM COLOR GUARD PRE-CONCERT REHEARSAL

JUNE 5 WEDNESDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE - CONCERT DAY

  • 3:15-4:00PM PRE-CONCERT SOLO-ENSEMBLE RUN-THRUS
  • 4:00-5:00PM PRE-CONCERT FULL-GROUP PAC REHEARSALS
    • 4:00-4:30PM SB RUN-THRUS (FORTRESS AND CMFSW)
    • 4:30-5:00PM MB-CG RUN-THRUS (SPRING PARADE PIECES AND FS)
  • 6:00PM PAC SET-UP
  • 6:30PM BAND ROOM WARM-UP
  • 7:00PM COLLAGE AMD MB SPRING CONCERT
    CONCERT ORDER:
    • SB: CMFSW
    • SOLO-ENSEMBLES AND JE’S: SIDE STAGES
    • SB: FORTRESS
    • SENIOR SLIDE-SHOW VIDEO
    • MB-CG PARADE MUSIC AND FIGHT SONG
    • ICE CREAM SOCIAL FOLLOWING CONCERT

JUNE 6 THURSDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-3:30PM 2024-25 DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS: SEMI-FINALS

JUNE 7 FRIDAY - REGULAR SCHEDULE

  • 2:45-4:00PM 2024-25 FINAL DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS
    • SSB PERFORMANCE WITH MB & CG
    • MEETING WITH MB & CG AFTER PERFORMANCES

JUNE 8 SATURDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM EVENTS

JUNE 9 SUNDAY

  • NO BAND PROGRAM EVENTS

As I mentioned earlier, we want to end with strong, confident, and quality performances for our audiences, many of whom are parents who have sat through years and years of concerts being proud of their family members. Especially for our seniors, who had a year+ taken away from them with the COVID situation, we want to show everyone that we have come back strong and will leave a positive legacy of being more than just survivors - they have thrived and done a fantastic job. I look forward to honoring them and showing them we are proud of their efforts. Let’s have a great short week together and get ready for some real excitement next week! Thanks again for all that you do to support our Sumner HS Band Program.

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Sumner HS Band Program Staff: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sumner High School Band Director    

Ellen Carl, Sumner High School Auxiliary Coordinator

Laurie SelleSumner High School Color Guard Assistant Instructor 

Sumner High School, 1707 Main Street, Sumner, WA  98390

  • (253) 891-5565: Band Office
  • (253) 891-5500: Sumner HS Main Office  (7:00AM-3:30PM)
  • (253) 891-5585: Sumner HS FAX
  • (360) 889-0080: Carl Home
  • (253) 307-5705: Mr. Carl‘s Cell
  • (253) 307-5706: Mrs. Carl‘s Cell

 

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