Band room : (804) 378-2420 Extn 4127

James River Band

Good evening Regiment,

This will be the first weekly email that I send out to everyone.  I will send these out every Sunday evening reminding everyone of the weeks schedule and any important bits of information for everyone.
By now, everyone should have received an important envelope in the mail!  Please be sure to read through everything.  I also included a new schedule for everyone on bright colored paper....please throw away any other schedule you may have and use the new one.  There are a few changes on it!
I have to take a brief moment and thank all the student leaders for spending the day today at Challenge Discovery!  We spent 4 hours working on leadership skills, bonding and working through an awesome ropes course as a group!  See the photo below!  The student leaders are ready to go for the season!!
Parent Sign Ups:
-Here is the link that parents can use to sign up to Chaperon, Work Concession Stands and help on Pit Crew!!
-Take some time to look at your schedule and sign up to help!!!
-You can also find this link on the Bands Website under the signupgenious tab on the left.  Will be posted there shortly and you can access it anytime!
A Message from our Uniform Chair:
I’d like to welcome all of our new band families and, of course, welcome back all of our returning ones as well!  I’m super excited about the upcoming season as I think we’ve got a fantastic show this year! Don’t forget that uniform fitting is Wednesday, Aug 9th, 6pm-8pm for Juniors and Seniors, and Thursday, Aug 10th , 6pm-8pm for Freshman, Sophomores and Eighth graders. We’re still in need of two more volunteers for Thursday night as we have quite a few new students to measure and fit! We will also need several volunteers to help hem pants and jackets during band camp. Please be aware, if this is your first year, this in generally not a quick process! Although we will try to get you in and out as quickly as possible, you should probably plan on being there awhile. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jill King - Uniform Chair
This Week's Schedule:
-Colorguard rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-Colorguard rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-Percussion rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-ALL rookies (New People) camp 7:30am-Noon
-Uniform Fitting for Seniors & Juniors 6pm-8pm
-Colorguard rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-Percussion rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-ALL rookies (New People) camp 7:30am-Noon
-Uniform Fitting for Sophomores, Freshmen & 8th Graders 6pm-8:30pm
-Percussion rehearsal 7:30am-3:30pm
-EVERYBODY camp 7:30am-Noon (No Colorguard)
Next Week's Schedule:
Regiment Band Camp for ALL members
Tuesday 8/15:
-Wood and Iron Fundraiser from 6-8:30pm
-Just show up to the Restaurant Wood and Iron and eat in or take out and a portion of the proceeds will go to the band.
-Just simply say when you pay, you are with James River Band!
Friday 8/18:
-Southside Speedway performance
-Arrive by 7pm
-Each student and one guest will get in for free
-We will perform the Star Spangled Banner
See everyone this week!
Mr. Justin Turpin
Director of Bands & Orchestra
Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisor
James River High School
3700 James River Road
Midlothian, VA  23113
804-378-2420  Ext. 4127
A 21-Time Virginia State Honor Band
A VMEA Blue Ribbon School for Music
Leaders Camp