2019 All-District Band Clinic
February 15-16, 2019 - 29th Annual Middle School All-District Clinic - Justin McCrary, Clinic Chair
February 15-17, 2019 - 68th Annual High School All-District Clinic - Andrew Jimeson, Clinic Chair
If you haven't already, make those ASAP. As reminder, you are to be in the same hotel as your students, and be sure to follow your district's policy on overnight travel and chaperone requirements.
If a student cannot attend, let Justin McCrary know for middle school and Andrew Jimeson for high school. If at all possible, please do so ASAP so that we can contact the next eligible student.
Middle School Concert Band: Mrs. Leah Massey, Director of Bands, Hudson MS - Northwest District Award of Excellence winner
Middle School Symphonic Band: Mrs. Tiffany Hitz, Director of Bands, Rachel Carson MS,
HS 9-12 Concert Band: Dr. Jerry Markoch, Director of Bands, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, NC
HS 9-10 Symphonic Band: Mr. Tom Jenner, Retired, Raleigh, NC
HS 11-12 Symphonic Band: Dr. C. David Ragsdale, Director of Bands, University of Alabama, Huntsville
REGISTRATION DETAILS: Middle School - $23 per student & High School - $28 per student
Middle and high school registration will be in the Rosen Concert Hall Lobby in the Broyhill Music Center on Friday from 8:45 AM until 10:00 AM. There will be a middle school table, and a separate high school table. 9-12 Concert Band students can be dropped of at Watauga starting at 8:45 and checked in with Andrew Craft - please do not arrive earlier as you will run into school traffic. If you only have students in the 9-12 band, you are welcome to give Andrew Craft your registration payment; otherwise, be sure to get that to Andrew Jimeson who will be in the Rosen Concert Hall lobby. Only band directors are allowed to register students, and directors must attend all clinic activities. Remember to bring one school or band booster check for middle school participants, and one school or band booster check (or cash) for all high school participants - DO NOT MAIL THEM AHEAD OF TIME and NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ALLOWED! Please be sure they are made out to NCMEA with NW All-District Clinic in the memo. Medals, meal cards, and certificates will also be in the packets given out at registration.
BEHAVIOR/MEDICAL FORMS (CLICK HERE)
Do not forget these! These are two sided and there are three signatures required on the back. Please take a minute to check those and have them completed entirely BEFORE getting in line to check in. Also new this year, at the top of each form, be sure to check the appropriate band for the student of that form.
SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE), ASU CAMPUS MAP (CLICK HERE), WATAUGA CAMPUS MAP (CLICK HERE)
Please be aware that the rehearsal schedule and rehearsals locations are slightly different than years past, so review it CAREFULLY. Also, we hope the campus maps are helpful for those that are unfamiliar with the two campuses.
Music for each student will be sent to each director via Google. A big thank you to the band reps for organizing and distributing the music. You should be expecting the music on February 1st. Please make sure the kids bring their music with them. If you feel like they will lose it between your school and Boone, take it up before leaving and hand it back to them before rehearsals start. We will NOT have access to copy machines at Appalachian, so it is VITAL that you take the necessary steps to ensure that students arrive with their music. If there are any problems with music, let us know before Thursday as we are leaving for Boone at 3:30 PM.
Percussion parts will be assigned and the appropriate student folders sent to you. Greg Dills will be helping with middle school percussion assignments, and high school band reps the high school percussion assignments. Large percussion equipment will be provided, however, sticks, mallets, beaters, and small accessory items will NOT be provided. Each school that has a percussionist in the bands will be assigned instruments to bring for use in rehearsals and concerts. These schools/students are responsible for bringing the instrument(s) assigned. We will not have access to cymbals and other small percussion equipment, so PLEASE take a moment to make sure your student brings the items assigned. If they do not bring it, then we will not have it, and that will not be good for our rehearsals or our clinicians. Greg and HS reps will also be coordinating these school percussion assignments.
The Northwest District Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Friday, February 15th at 10:30 AM in the Broyhill Music Center. The Northwest District General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 9:15 AM in Recital Hall of the Broyhill Music Center.
Friday at Watauga, please park in the upper lot nearest the entrance. At Appalachian, please make sure that you park buses on Rivers Street with the right tire touching the curb (NOT UP ON THE CURB), and cars may park in the ASU parking deck. Saturday and Sunday, cars may park in unrestricted parking spaces in Schaefer lot, Broyhill Music Center lot, and Peacock lot across the street from BMC.
Please review the following information again with your students:
• Students are required to attend all rehearsals in their entirety in order to be eligible to participate in the clinic concert.
• Students should move quietly throughout all Appalachian State University and Watauga facilities. Students should be respectful of all ASU/Watauga students, faculty, and activities.
• Students should arrive at each rehearsal prepared with their instrument (in good playing condition), any needed accessories (mutes, extra reeds, sticks, mallets, etc.), a pencil, and a positive attitude. The use of electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, mp3 players) is NOT permitted in rehearsal rooms or concert halls.
• Help keep the ASU/Watauga facilities clean and beautiful. Absolutely no gum, food, or drink will be allowed in the rehearsal rooms or concert halls.
• Performance attire is a minimum of “Sunday-Best”. Absolutely NO JEANS or TENNIS SHOES. Gentlemen should wear a dress shirt, tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. Ladies should wear an appropriate length skirt/dress or slacks for the stage performance.
STUDENT LETTER (CLICK HERE)
Please be sure each student gets the letter. There are important items in that for their review.
Each student will be receiving a meal card. Middle school will have a balance of $20, $25 for 9-10 & 11-12, and $10 for 9-12 (they will have less on their card as they have two lunches being catered at Watauga). Both middle and high school can use this card for Friday's lunch and Friday's dinner in the dining hall with the band reps and directors. Anything purchased above the amount on the card must be paid for by the students. If you have a student in the 9-12 Concert Band, please make sure you complete the LUNCH FORMS for you school. You should have TWO sheets for your school. Make sure you complete both.
Rehearsals start promptly at 10:00 AM. If you have any needs or encounter issues prior to or the day of the clinic, call/text my cell at 336-374-0479 or Andrew Jimeson at 336-480-8866. Also, please know that per the bylaws, in order to participate in the clinic concert, students should be at the clinic in its entirety.
Forms & Documents