Looking forward to next year!!

Hello Current and Future Gator Band Members!

I hope you are looking forward to next year as much as I am!

Please start preparing for next year by noting the dates on the “CALENDAR” tab of this website, as well as filling out the following, due by Wednesday, May 24th, 2017:

-Band Handbook (signature page needed, please read fully before you sign)

-LOLHS Band Forms Packet

-Online Band Forms

These can be found under the “RESOURCES” tab of this website.

Also found under the resources tab: The All-State audition music for next year has been posted!!!! Check it out!

 

As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me!

Best,

Riley Batts

rbatts@pasco.k12.fl.us


Hurricane Weekend Assignment

As  you know, our first competition is in a week. We are missing out on a rehearsal and a performance at a game, so I want to make up for that through individual practice over the long weekend. See the assignment instructions below:

THIS IS DUE BY 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, 10/9

Directions: Take a 10 minute video of yourself practicing something that is difficult for you in the show. NOT SOMETHING YOU ARE GOOD AT. If you are not doing so great in the video, that is a GOOD thing. Practicing things you aren’t good at is what you are supposed to do when you practice. Although, I do expect to see some improvement on the problem area within this video. If you are practicing any musical excerpt I expect to see step-offs as well.

This video can be broken up into smaller, 1-2 minute videos to reduce the video size if you have problems sending longer videos.

This video must be sent to Mrs. Batts via e-mail at

rbatts@pasco.k12.fl.us

OR

Sent as a private message to the Land O’ Lakes High School facebook page (can be found on the sidebar of this website).

I am giving Facebook as an option because sometimes it can be more user-friendly to send large videos via facebook as compared to e-mail.

DUE BY 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, 10/9


Homework Assignment Due Before 9/9 Game

All students must do this assignment, including band members not in my class.

Watch the following videos of today’s rehearsal. Write a personal letter of constructive criticism to yourself. Do not worry about other band members, just yourself. How could you improve on your personal performance before tomorrow’s game? A paragraph for each movement. Movement 3’s video cuts off because my phone overheated.

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3 (1st minute)


Band Homework Assigment – Due Friday 9/2

Below are the recordings of last Friday’s show:

Movement 1 2016

Movement 2 2016

Movement 3 2016

Below are the recordings of last year’s show at about the same time of year (a little earlier in the season):

Movement 1: Post-Band Camp Friends & Family Show 2015

 

Movement 2 & 3: Post-Band Camp Friends & Family Show 2015

ASSIGNMENT

Write are compare/contrast essay on our marching technique and musicality from last year to this year. Include things like: how we have improved from last year, things we still need to work on, things we liked about last year that we haven’t retained for this year, etc.

4 paragraphs

Paragraph 1: Introduction (general first impression differences)

Paragraph 2: Compare/Contrast your specific section from last year to now

Paragraph 3: Compare/Contrast entire band from last year to now

Paragraph 4: Conclusion (if you ran a rehearsal, what would you work on?)


Jazz Band All-State Auditions

You can find the audition material below:

http://fba.flmusiced.org/all-state/audition-requirements/

 

The auditions are the same day as the rest of the band’s all-state auditions: September 17th, 2016


First Home Game 8/26

Hello everyone,

We have our first HOME game this Friday, 8/26. We need 7 chaperones, one chaperone per every ten students. We also need one parent to pick up pizza at 3:00 p.m. For the students that stay after school.

EVERY PARENT MUST FILL OUT THE PASCO VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU WILL BE HELPING WITH ANY EVENTS. YOU NEVER KNOW!!

After this is filled out you must forward your acceptance e-mail to Jeannie Womack (our volunteer coordinator) at:

jjcmwomack@msn.com

If you are not an approved volunteer for Pasco County, you will not be able to chaperone an event. If we do not have enough approved volunteers to chaperone an event, we will not be able to participate in the event. This goes for every event we put on.

Here is the link to apply to be a volunteer in Pasco County:

https://webdb.pasco.k12.fl.us/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=vol_db&-loadframes

Also, many of you have not turned in your water bottle cases. We need a case of water bottles per student turned in to the band room ASAP. It will keep your child hydrated at all of our games/competitions.

Call time for the game this Friday is 5:30 p.m. Students may stay after school if they wish. If they go home they must be ready to play at 5:30, not walking in the door at 5:30. 

Remember to bring the following items:

-Marching shoes

-Marching gloves

-Long, black socks

-Wear show shirt all Friday

-Black athletic shorts to wear under the uniform

-Money for concession stands, or pizza money ($5) if you are staying after school. You cannot order pizza if you are coming at 5:30. We are ordering pizza at 3:00 p.m.

Thanks,

Riley Batts


Jazz Band Forms

Hello jazz band members!

The following forms need to be filled out and returned to me by Friday for an easy “A” in the class!

How to find them:

  1. Go to the “Resources” tab on the website
  2. Fill out the “Online Band Forms” and click submit for me to receive your online forms electronically.
  3. Print and read the “Band Handbook”. Not ALL of this will apply to you, as some of it is about marching band. Sign the last page and return to me.
  4. Don’t forget to also turn in your syllabus signature page!
  5. E-mail me with any questions at rbatts@pasco.k12.fl.us

Thanks!

Mrs. Batts


Chorus Forms

Hello chorus members!

The following forms need to be filled out and returned to me by Friday for an easy “A” in the class!

How to find them:

  1. Go to the “Resources” tab on the website
  2. Fill out the “Chorus Online Forms” and click submit for me to receive your online forms electronically.
  3. Print and read the “Chorus Handbook”. Sign the last page and return to me.
  4. Don’t forget to also turn in your syllabus signature page!
  5. E-mail me with any questions at rbatts@pasco.k12.fl.us

Thanks!

Mrs. Batts


First Day of School

Hello everyone!

I will be reviewing this website in depth on the first day of school with all students! I hope that the entire music program can get to know this website enough to utilize it frequently!

For all those who are wondering, I will have the required materials list available the first day of school.

Excited to see everyone soon!

Mrs. Batts


Shoes and Gloves!!

Please look over the following informational poster about band shoes and gloves.  They will be fitting students on Monday during band camp.  Be prepared with a check made out to Land O’ Lakes High School. All information can be found in the attachment below.

Shoe Day Poster 2016

Thanks!

Riley Batts