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Group Announcements
2014-2015 Marching Band/Color Guard Commitment Forms Available
Commitment Forms are now available for the 2014-2015 Marching Band and Color Guard. The contract includes dates for camp and policies. Please have your child sign the last page which is the commitment form for insurance purposes and to collect your information. Your child can either hand it in to me personally or you can scan it and email it directly to me. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. All current band/guard members must also hand in the commitment form to be counted in the drill for the season. If you have any questions, let me know.
Did you know about the benefits of music?
“Playing an instrument uses 90% of the brain, while most people (Who do not play instruments) will live their entire lives only accessing about 50% of their brain capacity”.- Dr. Frank Wilson, Neurologist

It’s been proven time and time again by research: music lessons can enhance linguistic, mathematical, spatial, sensory, and reading skills. On the SAT, students who had musical backgrounds have scored higher that their peers who didn’t.

“A study of 8 to 11 year olds found that, those who had extra- curricular music classes, developed higher verbal IQ and visual abilities, in comparision to those with no musical training.” (Forgeard, et al., 2008)

Marching Band 2014 Info Letter
Dear Prospective Marching Band/Color Guard Member:

I would like to cordially invite you to be a member of the 2014 Emerson Jr/Sr High School Cavalier Marching Band!

Participation in Marching Band will be an experience that you will never forget. Teamwork, discipline, and problem solving are just a few of the life skills learned in the Marching Band. Students who participate in Marching Band score higher on standardized tests and are more likely to attend college. Many of our students graduate in the top 10% of their class. Members of our Marching Band will have the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of spectators at amazing events such as the North Jersey Band Festival, Army Band Day at West Point and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC!

We will have two pre-season rehearsals on Wednesday June 4th and Wednesday June 11th from 6:30-8:30pm to meet the staff and begin to learn the music for this year’s show. Band Camp will be the week of August 11-15. During camp, we learn the drill and music for our show! Starting in September, the Marching Band rehearses Wednesday evenings and some Saturday mornings. Enrollment forms will be available on March 1st. All members interested should fill out a form and send it to me at the High School.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at mlione@emerson.k12.nj.us

Spring Parade Schedule/August Band Camp Dates
Please review and mark down on your calendars the dates below for our spring parade schedule as well as Band Camp in August. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Monday March 10th and Wednesday March 12th- Parade Rehearsals 6:30-8:30pm

Friday March 14h- Annual Band Dinner in the Cafeteria 7pm

Monday March 17th- St. Patrick’s Day Parade NYC – 10am Departure

Sunday March 30th- Greek Parade NYC- Depart at Noon/Return 5:30pm

Monday May 26th- Memorial Day Parade 9am

Band Camp for the 2014 fall season will be Monday August 11th through Friday August 15th 2014. Please do not schedule any vacations during this week. We need everyone at Camp!!
ATTENTION MARCHING BAND!! CHANGE TO FUNDRAISER!
There is a problem with the distributor of the Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa. The 16 oz. cans that were on the original order forms are no longer available.    Instead, they are offering the above pictured 10.5 oz. packets. Since this was their fault, they are offering our customers the ability to purchase two packets (total of 21 oz.) for the same price of $10. They CANNOT purchase only one packet for $5. Also, the White Mocha is no longer available, so please do not sell any of those.  You can attach this flyer to your order form if necessary.  We are sorry for the inconvenience but please keep selling and make sure your orders are in by October 25th! Thanks!!
 
Park Ridge Game Now Friday October 25th
Our away performance at Park Ridge has been changed to Friday October 25th at 7:00pm. They will be renting lights for the game. Please mark this change in your calendars
Army Band Day Reminders for this Saturday!
 
·   All Band and Guard members are to report at 4:15am WEARING THEIR Full UNIFORM! Bring your raincoat as well! The bus will leave at 4:30am sharp! Band members must have their flip folders and lyres with them as well! 
 
· Make sure you have your gloves and black socks as well!!
 
· Song Order: Also Sprach, Gonna Fly Now, Sweet Caroline, Stars and Stripes.
 
· Members can bring something to eat on the bus ride to West Point. Also, please bring money to purchase food during the game.
 
·We should return to EHS sometime between 5-6pm
Marching Band 2013-2014 Spring Info Letter
Welcome to the 2013/2014 Season of the Emerson High School Marching Band and Color Guard! This letter will provide you with some basic information on next year’s season, summer schedule, and other important information before you go away.
 
Important Dates
·         Our fall season officially begins with summer band camp, which runs from August 12th through August 16th, 1-4pm and 5-8:30pm daily.  Camp is Mandatory!!
 
Fall Athletes
·         I have already been in touch with both the boys’ soccer and girl’s tennis coaches about scheduling practices during the week of band camp. At this time I do not anticipate any conflicts with your early-season soccer schedule. However, if you learn of any conflicts, please notify me immediately!
 
For Further Information
·         You will receive a summer mailing in July with more complete information for band camp and the season.
·         If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me over the summer. I will check my school voicemail and e-mail on a regular basis.
 
 
Most importantly, relax and enjoy your summer, but please, pick up your instrument or flag to practice. I hope that you are as excited as me for a great fall season. This is going to be a great year!
 
Keep in touch!
Mr. Lione
 
(201) 599-4178 x. 5038
 
 
Great Job at St. Patrick's Day Parade!
I wanted to commend all of our Marching Band and Color Guard members on an outstanding performance at the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday. The weather cooperated with us and it was great to get some TV time on NBC! All of our members represented our school and community with pride! God well done!! J
 
P.S. If anyone is able to burn our TV appearance onto a DVD, please send in a copy to me at school so that it may be shown on Channel 77.
 
Discussion Topics
Group Files
 Marching Band 2013-2014 Info
Enrollment form and other important information for the 2013-2014 Marching Bnad/Color Guard season
 Marching Band-The Best Extracurricular Activity.pdf
Marching Band- The Best Activity!
Group Contacts
+ Baruch, Andre
+ Haderthauer, Andrew
+ Lione, Michael
+ Paris, Stephanie
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