Band room : (804) 378-2420 Extn 4127

James River Band

Thanks again for a great performance and banquet everyone!  I hope everyone had a great time and you enjoyed seeing and hearing the band for the first time this season.

You can also find my emails every week on the bands website under the 'News from Mr. Turpin tab!!!!

Bottled Water

  • I have attached the form once again so everyone can see when their date is. pdfBottle_Water_2017.pdf
  • This is a reminder that we need 8oz bottles, NOT the large 12oz or 16 oz bottles!!


Make Up Time

  • Any student who has missed any days of band camp will need to attend the make up time this week to catch up on everything.  Any student who missed the performance on Friday also must make up that time!
  • Make up time is Tuesday from 3-6pm, Wednesday from 6-9pm and Thursday from 3-6pm.

Tag Day Info

  • Tag Day Campaign is off to a great start.  We will send out over 300 envelopes to Friends and Family this week.  It's not too late to turn in you packet on Tuesday!  I'll be in the Open Commons at 5:30 pmto complete more letters.  
  • The next step is for the students to sign up in pairs.  There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside of the band room on Tuesday.  The Pairs will be grouped together into a team of four to be sent out into our community.
  • Make sure your calendar is marked for Saturday, September 16th.  The Sign-Up Genius will be ready shortly - This fundraiser needs a lot of volunteers, but it really is a fun day.  

If there are any questions, please contact Karen LaHaye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This Weeks Schedule

Tues. Aug 29th

  • Tag Day Envelope stuffing for those who turned in envelopes late.  Be in the open commons by 5:30pm
  • Rehearsal 6-9pm

Thurs. Aug. 31

  • Rehearsal 6-9pm

Fri. Sept 1

  • Football game: report 6pm
  • Students will wear shorts, their show shirt and their hat 

Next Weeks Schedule

Tues. Sept 5th

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

Wed. Sept 6th

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 7th

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Let me know if you have any questions!!!

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