Archive for April 2013

Msg from Director April 26 2013

I would just like to thank everyone for attending the marching band meeting last evening. We covered lots of information for the season and it was good to keep the communication lines open. Be looking for a weekly email from me until the end of the marching season. If you were unable to attend the…

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News from Director April 19 2013

Congratulations to the these band students for being selected to the Minnesota Band Director’s Association All-State Honor Band: Carl Branch (10th grade French Horn) Isabelle Hartokolis (9th grade French Horn) Matt Bittman (9th grade Baritone Sax) Jack Anderson (8th grade Tenor Sax) All of these musicians will be rehearsing with their directors Saturday and will…

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Update from Director April 12 2013

Pete’s County Market Bagging update: It was a successful bagging mission over Easter! Students did an excellent job of showing up and working their shift. The gross donation from bagging was $1500, and students averaged $29.05 per shift! LOTS better than minimum wage work. Be looking for another opportunity during the Memorial Day weekend time…

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MB Update April 5 2013

Reminders: Colorguard practice at JHS on Saturday, April 6th (1 – 4 p.m.) Next practice for colorguard: Saturday April 20th (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Drumline: Your next practice is Monday, April 15th @ JHS (6 – 9 p.m.) Please remember that our Drumline and Colorguard staff do not live in the Alexandria area and…

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Used Shoes

What’s the deal with used marching band shoes? Otherwise known as Dinkles. Read about Dr. Harry Dinkle who invented the shoe here. If you are interested in saving a few bucks you can request some used “Dinkles” from the Band Boosters. We charge $25/pair. Sometimes, if the shoes are in bad shape but still usable…

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