August 5, 2019

Band Parents and Students,

I just wanted to send a quick reminder about tomorrow’s band camp orientation meeting. You can see the original e-mail and details below. This is a great chance to answer questions about band camp, marching band, etc. I hope to see as many new studnets and families there as possible!

Band Parents and Students,

I apologize for all the e-mails you have been receiving lately. There is quite a bit of information to disseminate before the start of camp. In that vein, however, I want to invite everyone, but especially our new marching band parents and students to our “Band Camp Orientation” on Monday, August 5 at 7:00pm. This short, informational meeting is designed to help provide some basic information to new students and parents about band camp and help everyone be successful during camp and the regular band season. Some basic details are below:

WHO: The meeting is geared towards new marchers and their parents/guardians

WHAT: This evening will go over some nuts and bolts details about what to bring to camp, how to be successful, etc.

WHERE: RHS Cafeteria (aka Student Center)

WHEN: Monday, August 5 at 7:00pm

WHY: There can be a lot of questions associated with marching band and this meeting is designed to put everyone’s mind at ease as we head into marching band camp!

Marching Band is easily one of the greatest activities high school students can participate in and I am excited to have you all on board. I hope to see you at our meeting and answer any questions you may still have.

Go Indians!

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Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

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7/29/2019

Band Parents and Students, 

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer. I just recently returned from a band trip to Europe and am really beginning to work on this coming school year. Expect to see several e-mails from me soon about marching band, etc. In the meantime however, we have a big fundraiser coming up and need as much help as possible!

As many of you already know, we run a booth at the fair each year as one of our biggest fundraisers. We sell bottled and fountain beverages at the fair for Pepsi and they donate a several thousand dollars to the band program annually in return. The job itself is very easy but does take a lot of volunteers. We could use the help of student and parents, current and incoming! Please read this message from BPO President Jason Jakobus below for more information:

P.S. Jason Jakubos, our fair booth chair, is looking for a “shadow” this year to learn the job from him and take over next year. If you are at all interested in learning more about the fair booth and helping chair that event next year, please e-mail BPO President Jason Jakubos at president@roseburghighschoolbands.com. Chairing the fair booth does not mean that you have to be at the fair all the time, it just means that you are the one helping to organize and request volunteers.

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Fair is quickly approaching and we need volunteer help for the Pepsi booth.

Here is the sign up to work the Pepsi Booth at the DC Fair. We are looking for both students and parents to volunteer August 6th to 10th for day or evening shifts! The BPO is providing tickets for parent and student volunteers so you will not need to purchase a ticket to get into the fair.

 We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

 Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp at: https://signup.com/go/cFZwEWz

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you have any questions please call or text Jason Jakubos 541-673-5515, or e-mail at <president@roseburghighschoolbands.com

Thank you,

Jason Jakubos 

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Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 Roseburg Band Parents: Join our Facebook group!


2019 SUMMER CAR WASH DATES!!! (SIGN UP SHEETS ARE UP IN BAND ROOM)

 

Hello RHS Band Families!

The following dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Car Washes:

June 15th (Harvard Branch) / Money from this event is divided amongst all students

June 29th - (Garden Valley Branch) / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders

July 27th - (Garden Valley Branch) / Money from this event is divided amongst allstudents

Musicians (otherwise known as your children) should be signing up to work at the car washes of their choice in the band room until school ends June 12th. Sign-up sheets are already posted in the band room. Incoming Freshman are also encouraged to participate. 

This year, TWO car washes will be held at Cascade Community Credit Union on Garden Valley Road and ONE at the Cascade Community Credit Union on Harvard. Call time for all musicians and volunteers is 8:30 am unless your shift is later in the day. Car washes begin at 9:00 am and end at approximately 3:00 pm. 

Car washes are supposed to be FUN; however, musicians should arrive with a teachable spirit, ready to work.

Please send musicians to car washes prepared for the day: Properly dressed for the weather, sunscreen, water, lunch/snacks or money to by them. 

All proceeds will be divided evenly among the individuals that work based on the hours they are active. The money goes to individual musicians' accounts to be used for band fees, camps, trips, etc 

Each car wash should be supervised by at least 2 parent volunteers at all times NOT TO INCLUDE the committee chair and band director. Camping chairs are recommended for comfort.

Adults interested in volunteering should contact Darla Abraham directly <darlaabraham@live.com>. We can't make these events work without parent help so please consider volunteering.

If you are not able to volunteer, please consider donating water, ice or snacks or possibly setting up a canopy for shade or at least bringing your car by for a good wash!

Once school is out, changes to musicians' schedules should be given directly to Branden Hansen or Darla Abraham.

Branden Hansen 

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us 

Darla Abraham

darlaabraham@live.com

cell: 612-250-1892

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Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 

Roseburg Band Parents: Join our Facebook group!


April 27, 2019

Band Parents:

It is hard to believe how rapidly the year is coming to a close. I know this is an incredibly busy time for everyone and with that I wanted to share a couple of announcements to help clarify upcoming events, as well as share some exciting successes of your program!

BPO Officer Elections:

It is time to select and vote for our Band Parent Organization Officers for the coming school year! BPO Officer Elections will be made at our next BPO Meeting on May 14, 7:00 pm, in the band room. We are currently accepting nominations for the offices of: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Seargent-at-Arms, and Public Relations. If you are interested in helping the Band in this capacity, please make sure to attend our next meeting. We can accept nominations at the floor of that final meeting. If you have questions about the responsibilities of any office, please don't hesitate to contact myself, or our current BPO President, Jason Jakubos < rockandwool@gmail.com >. Remember, we only have one meeting a month and all offices have very manageable responsibilities. 

Band Calendar:

I know that the end of the school year is always a very hectic time for everyone. I am reattaching the band calendar just so you can keep track of our upcoming and final events of the year. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Band Camp Dates:

Attached as well are the dates for the 2019 Marching Band Camp. Although there might be slight variations to the schedule, this is largely locked in stone.

Jazz Band Tour:

We just concluded another successful band trip. I wanted to take a minute to let you know just how outstandingly our Roseburg High School Jazz Ensemble did last weekend while we were on tour. As I have come to expect, the students conducted themselves marvelously and represented our school and band program very well. Every hotel manager, restaurant owner, bus driver, and band director we came into contact with had nothing but positive things to say about the students. They were extremely well behaved and as always, this is far more important than how well they play or perform. That being said, they did play very well also! We ended our tour with a performance at the 43rd Annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. The Roseburg High School Jazz Ensemble placed 3rd of all bands in their division (9 AAA bands total). In all, there were 27 high school bands performing total and ours was one of the highest scoring. This was truly a special trip and I strongly encourage to ask your students about it. Some pictures were posted on the RHS Band Parents Page < https://www.facebook.com/groups/rhsbpo/ >.

State Band Championships:

As many of you know our RHS Wind Ensemble is performing at the state band championships. This is a direct result of their taking first in our league contest. I am hoping to have a detailed schedule ready for everyone early next week, but in the meantime I wanted to share some essential information that I do know:

Date: Saturday, May 11

Performance Time: 4:15

Location: LaSells Stuart Center, Corvallis, OR

There is more information in the "Spectator Information" attachment at the bottom of this e-mail. Students should plan on a full day of activity. We would love to have as many family members and friends in the audience as possible. 

 Academic Success:

Also, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) just released their list of the most academically successful bands for each division (1A through 6A). I am very excited to announce that our Wind Ensemble has maintained an impressive 3.58 average GPA putting them towards the top of the 6A division. Perhaps even more astounding is that the Wind Ensemble has the 25th highest average GPA of all 293 OSAA member schools in the entire state, regardless of division!

Logger's Pizza Fundraiser:

On May 16, Logger's Pizza is again partnering with the Roseburg Band Parent Organization for a very easy fundraiser. 30% of ALL proceeds go straight to the RHS Band Program. There is no flyer needed, no special instructions. Just show up, order food, and support our 180-member band program! Please consider stopping by Logger's (make sure it is the location by the mall)! The Jazz Band will be performing at 6:00 and then again at 7:00! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I look forward to seeing you at some of these upcoming events!

 Go Indians! 

____________________________

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 Roseburg Band Parents: Join our Facebook group!


March 11, 2019

Band Parents,

Here are a few reminders of what’s happening in band this week (and next):  

Tuesday, March 12 is our monthly BPO meeting.  It’s held here in the band room at 7:00 pm.  We try very hard to keep the meeting to 1 hour.  Everyone is welcome to come and help us plan out events and fundraisers.  This monthly we will be recapping the Applebee’s fundraiser and making final arrangements for next week’s Roseburg Band Invitational.

Our next Logger’s Fundraiser was scheduled for this Thursday, March 14, but has been postponed.  Mr. Hansen will send out information when it is rescheduled.

Symphonic band and Wind Ensemble Parents: Friday, March 15th both bands will be traveling to Eugene for a music Festival.  The itinerary is attached.  Please notify Mr. Hansen if you have any questions or concerns.

The annual Roseburg Band Invitational will be held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19th & 20th. You should have received information from Mr. Hansen on this.  This year we will be hosting 30 bands over 2 days.  We can use a lot of help for this event.  None of the jobs we have are hard to do, they just require your time, so if you have some to spare, please consider coming in and helping out.  Contact Mr. Hansen if you are able to come.

Thursday, March 21 is our spring concert.  There is a time change for this concert – it will start at 7:30. This is to accommodate kids who will be on a field trip that day. This is a free concert here at RHS in the Rose Theater will showcase the music the kids have been working on for festivals.  Come and hear some great music from your students. 

Please mark your calendars: April’s BPO meeting has been moved from Tuesday, April 9 to Monday, April 8th due to a concert scheduled on the 9th.

Have a great week!

Teresa Gregory, Arts Secretary

Roseburg High School

541-440-4167

tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us     


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