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James River Band

I hope everyone enjoyed their Friday night off!!  I hope this is not a sign on how this season will go....first two public performances cancelled because of rain.  Thank you to all the concession stand workers who worked during the rainy game.  Just so everyone knows, even in rain, we do perform most of the time.  Please do not think that just because it rains, that band is cancelled or we dont perform.  Friday had some extreme weather that is why I made the decision not to perform.  I will always let everyone know as soon as the decision is made.  Be sure you are on the Remind program to get my text messages!
I hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day weekend and wishing you all luck on the first day of classes!
8th Grade Students:
  • On days that 8th graders need to get to JRHS for rehearsal, they will ride a bus from Robious to JRHS.  The bus will likely change off and on throughout the year.
  • I will be down on Robious on Tuesday to get the guard girls on the bus and back down there on Wednesday to ensure that everyone gets on the bus.
  • There will be an announcement that the students need to pay attention to on what bus to get on.  I know this is confusing, but that is how the activity bus works.
  • Students should report to the Robious Band Room on Tuesday and Wednesday so that they can get instructions on how this works.
  • Please do not contact Robious, James River or the Transportation department.  This will only make things more challenging as not everyone knows how activity buses work or the details on how we are doing this.
  • Thank you for being patient with all may be a little confusing the first few days, but it will all work out.

Sewing help THIS Thursday

  • If there are any parents who are free THIS Thursday (Sept 7) from 2:30-4:30, and have a sewing machine, we are looking for a few more people to help with the banner.  Thank you to the parents who have been coming in the last few rehearsals and working on this big project.
  • Let me know if you can make it!  We would love to get this thing moving along so that we can have it for the next home game!

Student Tag Day Sign Ups

  • Students should be signing up for a one buddy to be with during Tag Day.  Signups are in the band room.
  • Two pairs will be paired up so students will be grouped in groups of 4 for Tag Day.  Students pick one person to buddy up with and the boosters and myself will do the pairing depending on where you live.  We try to keep students in the area in which they live to the best of our ability.

Parent Tag Day Sign Ups

This Week's Schedule

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

Wed. Sept 6

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 7

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Next 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

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Thurs. Sept 14

  • Rehearsal 2:15-4:30pm

Fri. Sept 15

  • Rehearsal 2pm-3:30pm
  • Students report back by 5:45pm for Home Football Game
  • Games typically end around 10pm

Sat. Sept 16

  • TAG DAY!
  • Students report to school at 8am.
  • Lunch will be provided to the students
  • Students will be done around 4pm