Nov 2013

Pre-Thanksgiving Email

Good Afternoon Band Families,
     A few updates as we head into Thanksgiving Break - we wish you and yours a restful holiday among family and friends!

Webpage
     Please take some time to peruse our new website at
www.ethsbands.com  If you had a previous link saved in your bookmarks or toolbar, please delete it and create a new shortcut to this revised page.  This site is definitely a work in progress, so please stay tuned for more updates, template changes, and more!

Spring Tour to NYC
     We hope you have found some time to browse through all of the tour information which has been posted at our new website located at
http://www.ethsbands.com/spring_tour.html  Our trip meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 12/4 at 5:30 p.m. in the ETHS auditorium.  The deposit structure (first payment due on 12/6) is outlined on the site.  We will update more information to the website as we progress through the year.

Candy Sale, Poinsettia/Cyclamen Sale
     We have released information on our website for the candy sale as well as the poinsettia/cyclamen sale.  If you are interested in selling these items, see the website for more information.  The direct link can be found at
http://www.ethsbands.com/spring_tour/fund_raising.html

Marching Band Banquet
     The marching band banquet has been rescheduled for Friday evening 12/6 in the Terrace Dining Hall at ETHS.  We have the room reserved in the early evening (5:00 - 9:00) and details will be forthcoming.  Thank you for your patience through this rescheduling process!

Concert Attire
     A reminder that we are two weeks from our Holiday Music Festival Concert.  Some of our concert attire has changed from last year to this year.  To help you plan for the concert, here is the concert attire as outlined in our handbook:

For Concert Band Students:
Girls—Black closed-toed shoes, Black Slacks (no jeans, no capris, no tights, etc), and White Blouse or Collared shirt (short or long sleeve)
Boys—Black Dress Shoes (no gym shoes), Black Socks, Black Dress Pants/Slacks (no jeans), White Long-Sleeved Collared Shirt (buttons all the way down, no polos), and Black Belt.
For Symphonic Band Students:
Girls—Black closed-toed shoes, Black Slacks (no jeans, no capris, no tights, etc), and White Blouse or Collared shirt (short or long sleeve)
Boys—Black Dress Shoes (no gym shoes), Black Socks, Black Dress Pants/Slacks (no jeans), White Tuxedo Shirt, Black Bow-Tie, Black Cummerbund, and Black Belt.
For Wind Ensemble Students:
Girls—Black closed-toed shoes and Black Ankle-Length Dress
Boys—Black Dress Shoes (no gym shoes), Black Socks, White Tuxedo Shirt, Black Tuxedo Pants and Black Tuxedo Coat, Black Bow-Tie, Black Cummerbund, and Black Belt


Thank you all very much for your continued support of the ETHS Band program.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Sincerely,
Matt Bufis and Mike Lehman

Website Launch!

We are pleased to announce the official launching of our new ETHS Band website! Please enjoy clicking through the many pages and subpages for information about our program. The most useful features of this new site include a student resource portal for assignments, recordings, and the private sharing of our custom marching band materials as well as an embedded calendar feature that can be shared and linked with all of your home calendars.

While this site is not nearly completed, it is our hope that you will continue to monitor this address for weekly updates. Thank you for your continued support of this historic band program!

Sincerely,
Matt Bufis and Mike Lehman