Weekly NewsLetter

Weekly News - September 8, 2019

Hello Band Family!

So First up, congrats to the few of you that noticed my error last week! I mistakenly said we're at Milne this week. We are at WILSON and it's Homecoming Weekend. Sorry for the error; we'll pretend I was just testing you!

A quick note on Friday night's game for parents picking up. Please enter Wilson through the Lomas entrance and make your way around to the South end of the field. We will release students to you there and we'll be directing traffic as we'll have our 8th Graders with us as well. Lot's of cars, be patient and we'll get everyone out quickly!

Next, let's talk about SPRING TRIP! It's time to Pay your Spring Trip Deposit of $100 and lock in your spot for this awesome trip to San Diego in April 2020! We need those deposits in with your monthly band payment. You won't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on the USS Midway!

Stick around and I'll see you down at the bottom for more...

And now a word from Mr. Dubbs...

Band Families,

We have a busy week ahead of us! Please note all of the following important announcements.


Woodwind and brass sectionals from 2:35pm to 3:20pm. We will be working on Movement 3 and El Cumbanchero.


Marching practice from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Please dress appropriately and don't forget your water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and tennis shoes.

PIT will load the truck the last part of this rehearsal for practice Wednesday morning.


PIT will be at the field with us for zero hour. Please arrive by 6:10am to set up in time for rehearsal.

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser leadership workshop in the Eldorado PAC from 4pm to 7pm. All drum majors and section leaders (including percussion section leaders and guard captains) are required to attend. Other students may attend at the cost of $30. Please see me if you are interested. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A SHEET OF PAPER AND A WRITING UTENSIL. THIS IS A WONDERFUL CLINIC FOR STUDENTS! (Thank you in advance to Mr. Griswold and our parent volunteers for their help that day with registration.)

Percussion practice (at the field) from 5pm to 7pm. PIT...please make sure you are at the field by 4:45pm to unload. (PIT will be loading the truck on Wednesday morning.)


Have El Cumbanchero at the field for zero hour. We will be performing this with La Cuadrilla.

MANDATORY practice at Wilson Stadium from 3pm to 5pm. This is our ONLY stadium practice of the season! The Homecoming football game will follow! STUDENTS WILL NEED A RIDE HOME FROM THE GAME WHEN IT IS OVER.

*Students will need rides to Wilson Stadium immediately after school. THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR UNIFORM PANTS, LONG BLACK SOCKS, AND MARCHING SHOES WITH THEM. Students who do not drive may put their uniform bag in the stadium while we rehearse. We will have water available halfway through the rehearsal. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ENTER WILSON STADIUM THROUGH THE SOUTH GATE OF THE STADIUM FOR THIS REHEARSAL.

*When the rehearsal is over, boosters will be providing a dinner in the south parking lot of Wilson Stadium for all marching band students before the football game. (THANK YOU PARENTS!!!) Please let us know asap if your child has any dietary restrictions. Students will then get changed for the game. There are restrooms in the stadium for those students who need them. Section leaders will be sharing important information for how students with longer hair will be styling their hair for our performances.

*Not only is this our Homecoming football game, BUT THIS IS ALSO THE GAME WHEN OUR 8th GRADE STUDENTS JOIN US! They will walk in with the band and sit in the stands with our students. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE REMINDED TO act appropriate at all times, make our guests feel welcome, use appropriate language, have a great performance, and have fun! These students are the future of our band!


Mandatory practice with our special marching clinician, Mr. Montoya, from 8am to 1pm. We will be learning a lot of new information for the show and it is important that we have a focused rehearsal. He is a terrific clinician and a great resource for our program. Please make sure students:

-have a good breakfast that morning (students will be given popsicles, cookies, and water halfway through the rehearsal)

-wear sunscreen and the appropriate attire for the morning rehearsal

-bring a large water bottle, a hat, and sunglasses.


*Please stay on top of your CHARMS billing statements. We still have costs to cover for the program and we appreciate your help in paying the statements in a timely manner. Please communicate with Mr. Griswold if you need to make special arrangements.

*Wear tennis shoes to marching rehearsal every day!

*Have music and coordinate sheets for rehearsal every day!

*Woodwind and brass instruments must clean their instruments! Flutes, clarinets, and saxophonists should be swabbing out their instruments every day.


The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix

A performance on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego

The San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Symphony performing the music of Harry Potter while the movie is playing!

The beach!!!

*Best of luck to all of our student athletes in their upcoming games and meets!

*Finally, good luck to our Homecoming Court members, Autumn Marie and Elijah Ruiz! We are rooting for you this week!

Have a great week!

Mr. Dubbs

Welcome Back...

There's a lot going on this week...

Here's the Recap:

  • Mandatory Afternoon Practice at Wilson on Friday - 3-5 PM
  • Student pick up will be AT WILSON after the game! (I'll text you when its time)
  • Mandatory Practice Saturday 8am-1pm
  • September 11th - Leadership Event with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Charms Bills are Due - Spring Trip Deposits are Due as well!

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JP Bowdoin


Eldorado Band Boosters