Band room : (804) 378-2420 Extn 4127

James River Band

Good evening Regiment:

Please take a look at the schedule for this week and next week.  These are the two most busy weeks of the season.  We have a lot going on...so please look at the schedule.  Nothing has changed, but it is slightly different.  Students, you need to be aware of the next two weeks!

8th Graders:

Please remember that on Thursdays, we talked about you all staying after until 5pm to catch up on the time that you missed.

Regiment Spirit Wear:

If you would like to order any last minute Regiment Spirit Wear, I have attached the form for you.  It also states how many of each size we have left.  If you have any questions, the email address is on the form for you!!

This Week's Schedule:

Mon. Sept 25:

  • Back to school night.  Percussion, Woodwinds and Brass need to report to the school by 5:45pm for our performance.
  • We will NOT rehearse after school today.
  • Students need to wear their show shirt and we perform in the Theater for all the parents!
  • Students will be done by 6:30pm

Tues. Sept. 26:

  • Guard rehearsal 2:15-5pm
  • Percussion rehearsal 6-8:30pm

Wed. Sept 27:

Thurs. Sept. 28:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Fri. Sept. 29:

  • Rehearsal 2pm-3:30pm
  • Students report back by 5:45pm for game (15 min earlier than normal because we were late this week)

Sat. Sept. 30:  HERMITAGE COMPETITION

  • Students will report to JRHS no later than 11am  (Brass to report at 10:30am to polish instruments)
  • The Regiment will rehearse from 11am-1pm  (I would like ALL Pit Crew members to report to the school by 12:30 so that you can do the run thru with the band.  We will be down at the stadium for rehearsal)
  • 1pm-2pm the band will have lunch and pack the trailer.  Students bring lunch on days of competitions and eat while we pack, get dressed and prepare to leave.
  • Chaperones need to report no later than 1:30 for a meeting with Mr. Turpin
  • 2pm departure for Hermitage High School
  • Band performs around 5:15pm
  • Awards are around 10pm
  • We should be home around 11pm

Next Week's Schedule:

Mon. Oct. 2:

  • ALL Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Tues. Oct. 3:

  • ALL Regiment rehearsal 2pm-4pm
  • We will load buses around 4:30pm for County Band Night at Cosby HS
  • County Band night starts at 6:30pm
  • Students should bring money for dinner at Cosby HS.
  • James River will likely perform around 7:30pm
  • We should be back to school around 9pm

Wed. Oct 4:

  • NO REHEARSAL FOR ANYONE

Thurs. Oct 5:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Fri. Oct. 6:

  • 3 hour early release...no rehearsal
  • I will need help loading the trailer, more info later

Sat. Oct 7:

  • Competition details coming soon.

Mr. Justin Turpin

Good evening Regiment!

First off, great job on Friday night band!  For our first run in public, first time in uniform and for our first football game, I was very pleased with our performance.  We have some work to do to finish the show by next Fridays game and next Saturday's first competition

Secondly, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for all their hard work at Tag Day on Saturday!  I know it was a long day and a hot day!  But thank you to all the drivers, all the counters, the lunch helpers, and Mrs. Lahaye for organizing the whole thing and especially the students who went door to door all day long.  I am HAPPY to say that all your hard work was SOOO successful.  We raised over $17,000 in door to door donations alone!  And we already have $5,000 in family and friends letters coming in.  So we are already at $22,000 in Tag Day donations!!  That is awesome!!  I know it was a lot of work and it might not have been the most exciting afternoon the students could have been doing, but the hard work was worth it!  Lets use this hard work on the field and the show will benefit just as much!

I also have to thank Mrs. King and ALL the ladies who have come in everyday to sew for me!!  The banner looks awesome and when it is revealed next week, its going to be very exciting!!!  They have been coming in every time the band has been rehearsing and sewing, sewing, sewing....I cant thank you enough!  Thank you to Mr. O'Keefe who has been helping and working hard and getting the firework holders ready.  And another Thank you to frontline member Grace Brown who has been painting the backdrops the last two weeks!  Our next performance is going to be SOO exciting!

Uniform 101:

The band members brought home 2 pairs of white uniform pants yesterday.  If they left before doing so, they will need to bring them home after rehearsal this week.

  • It is your job to wash the white band pants.  (PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL)
  • Students can bring the pants back in the morning of school or when ready...as long as they are back by the next performance.
  • DO NOT drop the pants off in the main office please!  The secretaries cannot hold those items in the office!

Concert Attire for Band Members

As many of your kids may have told you, they are beginning to get fitted for tuxedos and dresses for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.

If anyone can come in and assist Mrs. Durant during the day, please email her!!!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have over 100 students getting fitted for tuxedos and dresses and it is very time consuming and she can use some help!!

Spirit Wear

I know several people are still looking for Regiment Spirit Wear and I will be sending out a flyer to the kids this week with what items we have left.

Dont be left out at competitions and football games....get your items now!!!!

This Week's Schedule:

Mon. Sept 18:

  • Woodwind & Brass rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm
  • Band Booster meeting 7pm in the Band Room

Tues. Sept 19:

  • Guard rehearsal 6-8:30pm (This is a change!!)
  • Percussion rehearsal 6-8:30pm

Wed. Sept. 20:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 21:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Next Week's Schedule:

Mon. Sept 25:

  • Back to school night.  Percussion, Woodwinds and Brass need to report to the school by 5:45pm for our performance.
  • We will NOT rehearse after school today.
  • Students need to wear their show shirt and we perform in the Theater for all the parents!
  • Students will be done by 6:30pm

Tues. Sept. 26:

  • Guard rehearsal 2:15-5pm
  • Percussion rehearsal 6-8:30pm

Wed. Sept 27:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm
  • Chipotle Fundraiser from 5-9pm.  (See flyer attached!)

Thurs. Sept. 28:

  • Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Fri. Sept. 29:

  • Rehearsal 2pm-3:30pm
  • Students report back by 5:45pm for game (15 min earlier than normal because we were late this week)

Sat. Sept. 30:  HERMITAGE COMPETITION

  • Students will report to JRHS no later than 11am
  • The Regiment will rehearse from 11am-1pm
  • 1pm-2pm the band will have lunch and pack the trailer.  Students bring lunch on days of competitions and eat while we pack, get dressed and prepare to leave.
  • 2pm departure for Hermitage High School
  • Band performs around 5:15pm
  • Awards are around 10pm
  • We should be home around 11pm
  • More details will be told to the students this week.

Let me know if you have any questions!!!

Mr. Justin Turpin
Director of Bands & Orchestra
Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisor
James River High School

Hello Regiment,

Well its a busy week!  Its Game Week!!!  Please be sure to read this email so everyone knows whats going on this week and next!!

Tag day information

  • Just over half of the band have returned their tag day envelopes.  This is not ok folks.  Please return the envelopes if you have not already.  Half of our budget for the year comes from this one event...the rest of the season will be in jeopardy if we dont get more in!
  • Tag Day is essential to the program and everyone needs to do their part if they can.
  • Parents, please use the link below if you havent signed up to help if you can:
  • We are in desperate need for drivers!!!!

Sewing on Monday

Any parent able to come in on Monday during rehearsal and continue to help sewing, please come on in!!

Thank you to all the adults who have been coming in and working on this large project!!!

Cruise Forms

  • This is a reminder that Cruise deposits and forms are due THIS Friday.  I have attached the form for everyone!
  • If you are interested in chaperoning, please complete the same form.
  • A $100 deposit is due with the form.

Booster Info

If you are not getting the booster emails, please complete the following link: http://eepurl.com/c052f9

-Join the Booster Facebook page as well!!  Just click here: James River High School Band Boosters!

This Week's Schedule

Mon. Sept 11:
-Woodwind & Brass rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Tues. Sept 12:
-Guard rehearsal 2:15-5pm
-Percussion rehearsal 6-8:30pm

Wed. Sept. 13:
-Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 14:
-Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Fri. Sept. 15:
-Pep Rally during school. (students will be called down)
-Rehearsal 2pm-3:30pm
-Report back by 5:45pm
-Football game 7pm

Sat. Sept 16:
-Tag Day-report to JRHS by 8am
-the day will be over around 4pm

Next Week's Schedule:

Mon. Sept 18:
-Woodwind & Brass rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm
-Band Booster meeting 7pm in the Band Room

Tues. Sept 19:
-Guard rehearsal 2:15-5pm
-Percussion rehearsal 6-8:30pm

Wed. Sept. 20:
-Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 21:
-Regiment rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm