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The Storm is Over…It’s Time for Band

Notes for all band members–

1. Students will be bringing home a bright orange form about Band Fees.  We were able to get them from $20 down to $10 to make it easier for families who are having to clean up their homes.  There is also a place on the form for 7th/8th graders to order their uniforms and for those students who are renting an instrument from the school to pay for that.  Just check off the boxes that apply to you and total it up at the bottom.

2. Students need to turn in their Travel & Medical Form and their Handbook Agreement form.  If these were lost during our time off, there are more copies available in the band hall.

MORE NEWS

6th grade–
Our minor setback is the whole “we don’t have instruments” thing.  As you know, we were supposed to have our Horn Drives back in August for you to come visit the music stores here at Null and set up your rent-to-own.  Then there was Harvey.

We have rescheduled our Horn Drives for October 4 and 5 from 5:30-7 PM at the NMS Cafeteria.  If we want these kids to be ready for their first concert in December, it is HIGHLY important for all 6th graders to show up if they did not do so in the spring.

 

7th and 8th grade–

We are now playing our instruments!  Students should have them every day.  They need to make sure they have all necessary maintenance supplies, as they will be tested soon for them.

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Donations

In the wake of the devastation caused to our district by Hurricane Harvey, we are accepting donations to help our students. We have had a lot of people ask, so if any of you would like to pass this info along, please do!

To contact the director for more info or to make a donation:

Amanda Tieman, Director of Bands

amandatieman@sheldonisd.com

Office: 281-436-2862

Mail donations to:

Null Middle School Band

C/O Amanda Tieman

12117 Garrett Rd

Houston, Tx 77044

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We are still in the process of assessing our needs. Here is what I can tell you RIGHT NOW that we need.

We need LOTS of these (like…200+):

1″ black binders.

3-ring pencil pouches

Highlighters

Packs of dividers

***We will always accept used instruments. Greatest needs will be flute, Bb clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, and trombone. If it needs repairing, it’s fine! We’ll take care of it.

I will continue to add more as we know more. We will also probably have a PayPal donation option on our website.

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Flooded Instruments

VERY IMPORTANT–

Students:

If your instrument got wet in the flood, you need to get it out of the case and let it air dry. DO NOT PLAY THE INSTRUMENT AT ALL, as the water is contaminated and you risk getting sick.

When we get back to school, whenever that is, we will look at what we need to do to make sure your instrument is sanitized. You will probably need a new case. The good news is–if you are renting your instrument from the music store they will take care of replacing whatever needs replacing, as will the school if you have a school-owned instrument.

You are NOT in trouble if your instrument was flooded. It’s not your fault. Tell us so we can help you!

We have been told that the band hall did not flood, so we can at least be thankful for that.

Finally, if your family needs help cleaning your homes at this time, let us know!

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Scholarships still available for San Jac Band Camp

San Jacinto College will host its annual band camp next week–June 12-16–at San Jac North (Uvalde at Wallisville).  The cost is $30.

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We are providing scholarships for the first 15 students who sign up!  We will be covering $20 of your cost, meaning you’ll get to go for $10!  You MUST contact a director before you register for camp so that we can give you the magical secret discount code.

Email Mrs. Tieman at amandatieman@sheldonisd.com for the code, or call her office at 281-436-2862.

Register at www.sanjac.edu/summer-camp-north-music

 

NEW 6th GRADERS–HORN DRIVE NIGHTS

 

WHAT’s a HORN DRIVE??

When you come into band for the first time, there is a LOT of stuff that you’ll need.

                                                              …UNFORTUNATELY, most of this stuff has to be bought a music store, and none of them are in the neighborhood.

We are here to help–we will bring the music stores to you!

We will have three local music stores: Swicegood Music, H&H Music, and Music & Arts

at the NULL MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND HALL

on Monday, August 28 from 5-8 PM.

 

It will not take the whole 3 hours; you can anywhere within that time frame.

You will be able to place your order right then and there and they will deliver everything to you at school.  Students must be accompanied by a parent.

 

NOTE: Financial difficulty is no excuse to quit band.  We want all students who want to become musicians to have a chance.  If you are having trouble getting what you need, please talk to a band director in private.  Your personal information will be confidential.  We do ask that you visit the music stores first.