08/22/2018

Band Parents,

At long last, I am finally to able to publish our “regular” season schedule. I am very sorry it has taken so long to get this out. As previously mentioned it has been difficult to coordinate this with other coaches as we don’t have a field available until the middle of September. Please read below and see the attachments for more. Our first practice after band camp is Monday, the 27th from 5:30 – 8:00. We will be meeting in the band room and then heading to the practice field.

 

Below is more information about this, along with some other general reminders and announcements.

 

Season Schedule:

After band camp, we begin our practices after school. Attached is our practice schedule. It is very important that these dates make it into all necessary calendars as students are expected to be at every rehearsal. If this presents any problems, please let me know as soon as possible. Also, note the three all-day competitions on Saturdays as well.

 

’18-’19 Performance Dates:

This shows all of the performances, concerts, fundraisers, etc., for the remainder for the year. Please read closely to know which events apply to your students as not all students are participating in all events.

 

Movie Night:
Thursday night (23rd) we will be having a movie night at the high school for marching band members. Starting at 7:00 we will be showing a movie in the rose auditorium for the students. Please encourage your students to attend this fun and relaxing event. This is intended as a way for students to get to know one another and should be a nice break in the middle of band camp. We will vote on what film to watch when we arrive, but the choices will be limited to G and PG films. 

 

Student Enrollment in Concert Bands

All student participating in Marching Band must be enrolled in a band class during the day (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, etc.). If this presents any schedule problems, please let me know. I am happy to help you work with counselors to modify your student(s) schedule and fit them into band class.

Driver's Education

Please refrain from enrolling your student in Driver's Education during the Fall. The Driver's Ed. schedule conflicts heavily with the band practice and would make participation very difficult. Driver's Ed. is offered repeatedly throughout the year and if you need help changing the term your student is enrolled in, please just let me know.

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

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2/28/2018

Band Parents,

Here’s what’s happening in March for the band:

Saturday, March 3 is the Solo & Ensemble contest in Ashland.  If your student has not talked to you about this, then they probably aren’t involved.  But if they are, don’t forget that Saturday is the date.  Call time is 8:45 for them.

Wednesday, March 7th We are hosting the annual Roseburg Band Invitational. With 18 bands coming this year to participate, we could really use help with logistics. I will be recruiting lots of student help but we really need parent volunteers to help coordinate a few areas. I would appreciate volunteers to stay all day help with continuity of the positions. If you can help please let Jason Jakubos know.  He can be reached at 541-580-7584 or rockandwool@gmail.com.

Here is when we need help:

- Monday, Afterschool until done / Need help setting up stage, warm up room, clinic room, etc.

- Tuesday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm / Day of festival. Need help with various tasks. 

Thursday, March 8th is the next Logger’s Gig - Logger's Pizza is 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, say you're "with the band," order food, and support our band program! Please consider stopping by Logger's (make sure it is the location by the mall) anytime on the 7th to support the band students! Also, the RHS Jazz Band will be playing from 6:00 – 6:45 and again from 7:00 - 7:45 so you want to eat and enjoy some great music make sure to stop by during those times. With your help, we could make this a very profitable event for our growing band program! We hope to see you there! P.S. Don't forget to tell them you are there to support the band!

If your student is in Percussion Ensemble, they will be traveling to Western Oregon University on Friday March 9th.

The next BPO Meeting will be in the band room on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm.  Come and help us plan for future events.  Everyone is welcome!

If your student sold Butter Braids, they will be delivered after school on Friday, March 16th.  Please plan on picking your student up as they may not arrive until school is out.

Wednesday, March 21st the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Bands will be traveling to Medford the League Festival.  More on that to come

Thursday, March 22nd is the Annual Spring Concert.  As usual, this free concert will be held in the Rose Theater at 7:00 pm. Plan on coming to see a great concert!

Have a great Month!

Teresa Gregory

Arts Secretary

Roseburg High School

541-440-4167

tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us               

 


2/28/2018

Band Parents (of Wind Ensemble members),

I hope this message finds you well! Firstly, I want to make sure you know your students did a great job at the OSU festival this past Tuesday. We were all (students and director) pleased with how our performance went, especially considering the rough rehearsal we had on Monday. They played great and I can’t wait for you to hear them at our next home concert (March 22).

I wanted to give you all a heads up about something new the students and I have been discussing. We are looking at putting together a few rehearsals outside of the normal school day for Wind Ensemble. The main reason being that, as we head into festival season, the students want to continue to grow and develop the band to new levels and in a 51-minute rehearsal it is virtually impossible to get out instruments, properly warm up, tune, teach fundamentals, put materials away and rehearse music.

With that in mind, the students have proposed that we look at adding a few afterschool practices. I will be sending out a calendar of dates in the near future, but I wanted to address a few key items:

  • I know that not all students will be able to attend all of the “extra-curricular” practices.
  • These will be few and far between. At their most frequent, we might have one every other week.
  • Currently, these are not graded, but the expectation is that students attend. If a student cannot make an extra practice (due to work or prior obligations) I will need a note or e-mail from a parent sharing that information with me.
  • The goal is NOT to put undue burden on students, but to embrace an idea they developed and help grow the level of our band. If a student can’t attend, all they need to do is communicate that ahead of time (as described above). 

I am very excited by their desire and commitment to further the group and will share the calendar of “extra-curricular” rehearsals with you soon. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. As always…

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


Band Parents,

This is just a quick reminder that our monthly Band Parent Organization meeting is tomorrow night here in the band room at 7:00 pm.  We would love it if you could spare an hour of your time and come spend it with us.  We will be discussing the upcoming Applebee’s and Butter Braid Fundraisers, and planning the Roseburg Band Invitational among other things.  We hope to see you there.

If you have a student who is going on the Anaheim tour this spring, and you are making regular monthly payments, the 4th payment of $155.00 is due this Thursday. 

Basketball is coming to an end with only 3 games left:  Orange Band will play on Tuesday the 13th and 20th, and Black Band will play on Friday the 16th. 

Solo and Ensemble night will be on Weds, February 21st at 7:00 pm in the Rose Theater.  This is a free event that will showcase some of the very talented students here at RHS.  Come and show your support!

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser ticket sales are going right now.  I have attached the ticket pre-sale order form.  Tickets sell for $10.00 each and $6.00 goes directly into your student’s account.  Your student does not have to go to Applebee’s on Saturday, February 24th in order to sell tickets.

Butter Braid sales are also going on right now.  We had many students ask about this fundraiser so here it is.  Butter braids sell for $14.00 each with $6.00 profit and cookie dough sells for $16.00 with $7.00 profit going right into their band account.  Sale ends and order forms (along with money) is due in the band office by Friday, February 23rd. Deliver will be after school on Friday, March 16th.  If your student sells Butter Braids and rides a bus home, please plan on picking them up that day.

The Sound of Music will be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening on February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.  This production has RHS Drama, Choir and Band students performing in it.  Don’t miss it.  This takes place in the Rose Theater, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $8 for high school students with ID, $5 for kids 12 and under.

The Roseburg Band Invitational will also be discussed and planned at this meeting. This takes place on Wednesday, March 7th here at RHS.  This is an all-day band festival that RHS puts on.  We have bands come from all over to compete.  If you can help out at this event, please let us know, or better yet, come and help us plan it.

Have a great day!

Teresa Gregory

Arts Secretary

Roseburg High School

541-440-4167

tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us               


1/5/2018

Good Morning Band Parents,

Here’s what’s happening with the bands this month:

Tuesday, January 9th - 7:00 pm in the band room will be our first BPO meeting of the year.  We welcome everyone’s input and help. This month we will be working on plans for our annual Bingo Fundraiser which will be held on Thursday, February 8th. There is a lot of planning to be done so we hope to see you here!

Basketball Season has started.  Tuesday, January 9th is the first basketball game for the band. Mr. Hansen sent out the schedule last week, but I have attached it again in case you need it. 

Monday, January 15th – No School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.

Thursday, January 18th – If your student is a junior or senior and going on the Anaheim trip, the 3rdinstallment payment is due.

January 18 is a combined Jazz Concert.  This concert will showcase the RHS Jazz Ensemble, the Fremont Jazz Ensemble, the JoLane Jazz Ensemble and the UCC Big Horn Band. This is a free concert held here at RHS in the Rose Theater.  It starts at 7:00 pm.

February

More information on February’s events will come later in the month including:

Bingo – Feb. 9.  We will be sending out more information on the Bingo Baskets very soon.

Solo and Ensemble Night – Feb 16

Oregon State University Music Festival – Feb. 26th or 27th (TBD)

Have a great month!

Teresa Gregory

Arts Secretary

Roseburg High School

541-440-4167

tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us          


Hey Band Parents!

Don’t forget that tonight (Monday, November 20, 2017) is the annual RME Awards and Dessert.  The silly “inside joke” awards between the students will be held in the band room at 5:30 with the official awards presentation geared more towards everyone starting at 6:30 in the Rose Theater.  Don’t forget to bring a precut dessert to share.

Lost and Found is going away after school on Tuesday (November 21).  Please encourage your student to check for any missing items.

Anaheim sign up deadline – If your student is a junior or senior in band or color guard and they are planning on going on the Anaheim trip in April, the deadline for them to sign up is Friday, December 1.  Be sure and get those forms in! The second payment is due on December 7.

If your student has checked out chocolate bars to sell, but isn’t selling, please encourage them to return them. 

Popcorn sales are going on now.  This is a new fundraiser we have not tried before.  Orders are due in on November 30th.  Delivery should be about a week later.

Winter Color Guard (or Winter Guard) is starting November 30th.  Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Student Center.

Winter Drum Line (or Winter Line) is starting up soon.  This is open to music students, even if they haven’t played percussion.  More information to follow soon.

Wind Ensemble members will have a retreat on Saturday, December 2.  This includes percussionists that play with Wind Ensemble.  There is a small cost associated with this (mostly for food).  If your student has a conflict with this date, please let Mr. Hansen know ASAP. 

AM Jazz is about to start.  The sign-up sheet is posted and rehearsals will start on Tuesday, December 5th.  Classes are on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays before school at 6:45 – 7:30.  All instruments are welcome – not just standard jazz instruments. When second semester starts, this becomes a graded class. 

The next Logger’s performance is also on Tuesday, December 5. 

And the Winter Band Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa Gregory

Arts Secretary

Roseburg High School

541-440-4167

tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/17/2017

Band Parents,

I wanted to let you know about a new performance opportunity for our band students. As some of you may already know, we have a 0 period Jazz Band that we offer to students and we are going to begin rehearsals soon! This is a really fun ensemble to be a part of and is a great way for all students (regardless of instrument) to participate in Jazz! Below are the particulars:

- We meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:45 am to 7:35 am.
- We take ALL instruments, not just "traditional" jazz instruments (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, rhythm section). 
- This is a graded course and students will perform in our home concerts... they will also receive a 2nd semester credit for participation. In addition to performing at home concerts we will discuss soloing, Jazz style and articulation, as well as some basic Jazz theory.
- Our first practice is the Tuesday December 5th at 6:45am.
- There are no auditions required and this is a great way for students to prepare for the transition into our auditioned Jazz Ensemble course.

- The sign-up sheet for students is outside the band room door. Please encourage your students to sign up so we have an accurate count of how many students plan to participate.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing as many students as possible come Tuesday morning.

 

___________________________

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


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October 19, 2017

Band Parents,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to share with you an exciting and unique opportunity to support the RHS Band Program.

The RHS Band Program is again partnering with the Logger's Taphouse near the mall for another exciting fundraiser opportunity. All day on Tuesday, October 24th, 30% of the proceeds of all orders, including takeout or delivery, go to the RHS Band Program. Make sure to spread the word and please consider stopping by Logger's for Lunch or Dinner to support the band students! In addition to enjoying some great food, the RHS Jazz Ensemble will also be performing from 6:00 – 7:45 that evening. With your help, we could make this a very profitable and fun event for all involved! Please help spread the word and get all of your friends and family there. Some more information is listed below:

Address

Loggers Tap House

2060 NW Stewart Pkwy

Roseburg, OR 97471

Website:  loggerspizza.com

 

Future Performance Dates

We have a few more “gigs” scheduled for Loggers. Please add the following performances to your calendars and help us spread the word:

  • October 24 (Tuesday)
  • December 5 (Tuesday)
  • March 6 (Tuesday)
  • May 17 (Thursday)

We hope to see you all on the 24th! In the meantime…

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



October 2, 2017

Band Parents,

We have been enjoying some exciting times here in the Band. I hope you have already heard much of the good news regarding this past weekend’s competition. If you haven't, however, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the last weekend.

Competition Recap

What a successful weekend we just had! Your students did outstandingly well. Not only did everyone play extremely well but we received countless compliments in regards to the students' politeness and professionalism. Here a just a few highlights from the competition:

- The band took home several awards and trophies throughout the day and placed 3rd (of 14) in finals against bands of all divisions.

- This is the highest we have ever placed this early in the year (at least that I have record of). Hugely impressive!

- We were also the second most improving band in terms of growth in score from the preliminary round to finals. PLEASE ask your students about how they did at “finals” and they should tell you about the focus and energy of the band. It was a great feeling!

- The RME was the only band to receive the annual Spirit Award. This award highlights not just enthusiasm, but also politeness and positive behavior. Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I received from the competition president: This trophy far outweighs any musical accolades we could ever receive.

Also, I would be absolutely remiss if I did not put out a HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped. It still never ceases to amaze me what parents are able to do for students at these events. We had 3 school buses, 2 giant rental trucks, 2 trailers, and a food truck to transport. Props, tents, and a kitchen to put up. Oh yah, and about 180 people to feed three times… outside! If you haven’t been to a competition I STRONGLY urge you to go. It is so much fun to see everyone (students, staff, parents) working towards a singular, great performance.

Next Competition: Grants Pass

Our next competition is only two weekends away. On Saturday, October 14, the RME will be traveling down to Grants Pass to compete in the annual Pride of the Northwest (PNW) Competition. Our itinerary is being developed currently. As this is the nearest competition we attend each year, I strongly encourage you to invite any family and friends and attend the event. Watching bands at a competition is very different from viewing them at a football game. Also, if you do attend and want to eat lunch and/or dinner with the students, please complete the guest meal form that will be included in itinerary when it is available.

Volunteers for Remaining Competitions

A huge thank you to all of the parents who volunteered and made our last competition such a success. We would not have performed so well without all of your help at base camp. We have two remaining competitions (10/14 and 11/4). If you are interested in volunteering to help at camp, please e-mail myself or Teresa < TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us > and include your cell phone number for contact the day of competition. All "official" parent volunteers have their admission and meals paid for. If you are not able to attend the competition, but still want to help out, we will always accept donated snacks, cookies, etc.!

Although these are very busy times, there are many things for the students to be proud of. Thank you for your help in making this program the growing success that it is!

Go Indians!


October 2, 2017

Band Parents,

 

First off, the band did an absolutely FANTASTIC job at Saturday’s competition. This was probably the best, first competition of the year we’ve had since my tenure at RHS. The kids did a great job and there will be more on that later in a separate e-mail. In the meantime though…

 

CRITICAL SCHEDULE CHANGE (PRACTICE ON TUESDAY NIGHT)

As some may know, there have been a ton of re-scheduled games, meets., etc. because of the smoke earlier this year. So far we have been largely unaffected, but unfortunately we have to reschedule a practice this week. Our practice schedule this week is

 

Monday / 6:30 – 9:00 (no change)

TUESDAY / 5:30 – 8:30

Wednesday / optional powder puff game (more in a later e-mail) (no change)

Friday / Football Game (no change)

 

We originally had practice Thursday, but have to move to Tuesday because of a rescheduled game. As always, this is a required practice, but I also realize this is a last-minute change. If students cannot attend this practice, I need to have an e-mail or note from a parent excusing them.

 

I apologize for the very late nature of this notice but unfortunately, I just found over the weekend and wasn’t able to find an alternative practice time until today when I could meet with our front office staff. Again, we are rescheduling our Thursday practice to Tuesday night (5:30 – 8:30). If a student has an absolutely unavoidable conflict, I need a note or e-mail. We are going to learn a lot of movement 3 drill so even if students can only come for part of the practice, they should do everything they can to be there. Please let me know if I can help with carpool arrangements, etc. I will be in the band room from school’s release until practice if students need to stay at RHS.

 

Thank you (again!) for your flexibility and as always…

 

Go Indians!

 

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

www.roseburghighschoolbands.com

(541) 954-4589

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


08/03/2017

Band Parents (and students), 

I hope you are enjoying summer and are staying cool amidst the ridiculous heat that we are experiencing! I am very excited for the start of the school year and I hope your students are gearing up for a great season! Here is the last big push of information before we head into band camp. None of this requires any action, but is just here as general information and reminder. I would strongly encourage new band parents to come to the meeting on Monday, August 7, at 7:00pm in the band room and we will cover all of this and answer questions, etc. 

I assure you that after the school year begins, the assault on your e-mail inboxes slows considerably : )
What to Bring to Camp:
Attached is a document showing what each student should bring to every day of band camp.

Instrument Lyre Purchase
In order to read music while on the field, marching band students need to purchase an instrument lyre. These are fairly inexpensive and can be found at both music stores in town. Please see the attached document for more information. Note: Percussionists and Colorguard members do not need to purchase an instrument lyre.

Schedules
I am still waiting for the field schedule to be announced before I can send out our full marching rehearsal schedule for the regular season. However, in the meantime, attached are the schedules that we have so far (camp scheduleconcert calendar). 

Driver's Education
Please refrain from enrolling your student in Driver's Education during the Fall. The Driver's Ed. schedule conflicts heavily with the band practice and would make participation very difficult. Driver's Ed. is offered repeatedly throughout the year and if you need help changing the term your student is enrolled in, please just let me know.

Golden Arrow
We always have a performance for family and friends shortly after Band Camp. We call this our Golden Arrow celebration. This is a great chance to see what your student(s) have been up to at camp. It's also a free way to see their show without having to purchase a football ticket! This year's Golden Arrow if Friday, September 8. Please look below for the schedule of events and make sure to invite all your family and friends.

Golden Arrow / Friday, September 8
4:30 p.m. Student Call time @ RHS Band Room. Change into uniform
5:00 p.m. Photos in Quad. Change into Indian Casual
6:00 p.m. Barbeque For Familiy And Friends @ RHS
7:00 p.m. Student Call Time @ RHS Band Room
7:30 p.m. Golden Arrow performance @ RHS

Sponsorship Drive:
We are always looking for more band sponsors and can definitely use your help in this regard. If you know of any families or local business owners/managers that would be interested in supporting the band, no matter how small the donation, please help us by encouraging them to contact Band Publicist Lori Adams at publicity@roseburghighschoolbands.com. Remember that all donations to the band are completely tax deductible! 

Student Enrollment in Concert Bands
All student participating in Marching Band must be enrolled in a band class during the day (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, etc.). If this presents any schedule problems, please let me know. I am happy to help you work with counselors to modify your student(s) schedule and fit them into band class. This does not apply to members of Colorguard.

Fair Booth Help:
We still need volunteers for band booth at the Douglas County Fair. You can sign up at: <http://signup.com/go/VWTUumg>. Refer to previous e-mails for more information.

Band Camp Orientation:
This was already discussed in a previous e-mail. If you missed that e-mail, the information is below at the very bottom of this message

Marching Music and Practice:
This was already discussed in a previous e-mail. If you missed that e-mail, the information is below at the very bottom of this message


That is all for now! Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
(541) 954-4589
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



Band Camp Orientation:
Sometimes the transition to high school band can feel overwhelming, especially for students and families entering marching band. In order to help ease that process, we will have band camp orientation in the RHS Band Room on Monday, August 7 at 7:00pm. I have attached a map showing the back entrance to the band room for those that are unfamiliar with that entrance. The brief meeting will cover various subjects including the following:
- What to bring to camp
- Review band camp schedule
- Meet Student Leaders and Band Parent Officers
- How to stay informed and up to date with band events
- Answer questions about marching band, the season, etc.

Marching Music and Practice:
You can access marching band show music and recordings on the band website <http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/>. Follow these steps to check the website and download the marching band music and recordings: 
- Go to http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/
- Click "Student Login"
- Enter the password: goindians16
- Find your part, click the links, and you should be able to download without any problems. 
- Don't forget to download the “FX Mockup” to a MIDI recording of the full show

Music With Parts (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Low Brass READ THIS):
If you play Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, or Baritone, you have been assigned a part (first or second). Please open the attached PDF, find your name, and make sure you are practicing the correct part. If you want to challenge for a higher part, you can do so when camp begins. In the meantime, begin practicing and memorizing your assigned part. 

Percussionists:
Percussion music is currently being written. I will let you know as soon as it posted. 
 


7/25/2017

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 see 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:

____________________

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 2nd-5th 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 on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/VWTUumg

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 


3/7/2016

Band Parents,

I wanted to share some information about our upcoming band festival and ask for volunteers. On Tuesday (March 15) andWednesday (March 16), we hare hosting the OSAA League Band Festival for both middle and high school. With 32 bands coming this year to participate, we could really use help with logistics. I will be recruiting lots of student help but I really need parent volunteers to help coordinate a few areas. I certainly don't expect all volunteers to stay all day and even if you can only help for a few hours, we'll still use you! That being said, we especially need volunteers who can stay for extended periods of time. If you are able to stay the entire day that would be best.

Here is when we need help:

- Monday (14th), Afterschool until done / Need help setting up stage, warm up room, clinic room, etc.
Tuesday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm / Middle School day of festival. Need help with various tasks and help cleaning up at end.

Wednesday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm / High School day of festival. Need help with various tasks and help cleaning up at end.

 




_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


Butterbraid/Cookie Dough/etc orders due Thursday March 3

Butterbraid Order Form

Butterbraid Sale Instructions


3/1/2016

Hello Everyone,

This month is jam packed with lots of things going on.

We start out with the Wind Ensemble heading up to Oregon State University for a band festival today.

Thursday, March 3rd will be the Instrumental Choirs Concert here in the Rose Theater starting at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.  This concert will feature many of our soloists and ensemble groups going down to the District Solo & Ensemble contest in Ashland on Saturday, March 5th.  There will also be a performance from The Rose Quartet.

Thursday, March 3rd also marks the end of our ongoing Butter Braid sale.  All orders are due in on this date.  If you have not experienced a butter braid before, then you are in for a treat!  These pastries come frozen and you bake them at home in your oven.  This fundraiser benefits the kids directly.  They make $5.50 off each pastry sold. This sale not only has Butter Braids, but includes Pastry Puffins, Cookie Dough and a new item - PuffCrust Pizza.  Pastries will be delivered Friday, March 18th after school.

Friday, March 4th will be this month's BPO meeting.  It will be held at McMenniman's at either 5:30 or 6:00.  I will send out a reminder later in the week when I figure out what the time is.

 

Thursday, March 10th the Jazz Ensemble will be performing once again at Logger's Taphouse.  This is a fun evening for everyone and a great way to support the band program.  Come out and enjoy some great food while listening to the lively sounds of the RHS Jazz Ensemble.  Logger's donates 30% of all proceeds from 7 to 9 pm to the Jazz Ensemble.  Performances are from 6:00 to 6:45 and again from 7:00 to 7:45 pm. So mark your calendar for a fun evening out.

 

Friday, March 11th our ongoing Chocolate Candy Bar sale will end.  All unsold candy and monies from sold candy is due on this date.

 

Tuesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 16th are the dates of the Roseburg Band Invitational festival.  RHS will host 32 bands from all over southern Oregon.  If you have time to volunteer, we could use your help to make this event run smoothly.  

 

Thursday, March 17th is the Spring Band Concert.  It will be held here in the Rose Theater at 7:00 pm.  Admittance is free.  

 

Friday, March 18th after school in the band room is the delivery time for the Butter Braids (see March 3 above).

 

Spring Break!  This is the week of March 21st through the 25th.

 

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


2/12/2016

Hey Band!  It is time for our quarterly SCRIP order

We started this in December as a new fundraising opportunity to earn money for individual student band account by selling gift cards using the Scrip program.

The attached What is Scrip flyer describes how this program works and how the band students can benefit from it.

Scrip is an excellent opportunity for families and supporters of the band program to buy what they would already be buying while a rebate goes to the student account.

Feel free to share this information with friends and family!

The Brand Report shows how much each retailer will donate to the band program.

The Order Form* needs to be completed and returned to the band room with payment by March 8th.    Orders will be available after school on March 17th or before the Spring Concert that evening. Paper forms are available in the band room.  Ask your student to bring one home!

*There are extra lines on the bottom of the order form.  Please feel free to select any vendor off of the Brand Report and write additional orders on your form.  There are so many to choose from – our order form is just a sample of what is available.   

You can also setup your order online – however a check payable to RHS BPO or cash needs to be sent in by March 8th in order to process your order.  We are not able to process orders that are received after the due date due to additional shipping cost.

Looking ahead…  our next order will be May 17th  just in time for graduation!

Wendi Patterson

541-784-5782

wendi@patterclan.com


2/1/2016

Hello everyone,

It's hard to believe that January went by so quickly!

Here are this months upcoming events:

Bingo! - That's right, this year's Bingo Fundraiser is happening this Thursday night (the 4th) in the Student Center here at RHS.  The doors open at 6:00, Bingo Begins at 6:30, Bingo card sales end at 7:00 and the Dessert Dash begins at 7:15.  This is a fun time and we always have a lot of great prizes. Proceeds from bingo card sales go directly into student's accounts with all other sales going to the general band fund.  Even if you don't have a student in band, this is a fun evening.

BPO - This month's Band Parent Organization meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 in the band room.  Come and be a part of this great group who keep our events running smoothly.

Basketball Band - Basketball continues through most of this month. I have attached the informational flier at the bottom of this email which outlines the remaining games.

The musical "The Little Mermaid" will be happening with performances on Feb 25, 26 and 27. These are always enjoyable plays with the band kids playing in the "pit" while the choir and drama kids take center stage. The play starts at 7:00 pm in the Rose Theater.

The Umpqua Symphony Association is sponsoring  Caballito Negro, a flute and percussion duet on Sunday, Feb. 28th at the First Presbyterian Church.  More information can be found at http://umpquasymphony.org/.

 Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser - This event has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule it in April.  I will keep you posted.

That's it for now.  We hope to see you Thursday night!

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


1/21/2016

Band Parents,

I wanted to send out a detailed reminder about the Band BINGO event. Please note there are a few more details about prices for start times, etc., below. There are also details about our "Dessert Dash!" and RAFFLE! We look forward to seeing you Thursday, February 4th and hope you invite your friends and family.
 

Band Bingo:
On Thursday, February 4th  we will be having our annual Bingo night in the RHS Student Center (Cafeteria). The doors open at 6:00 for Bingo Card Sales.  The first game will start at 6:30.  Card sales will end at 7:00and our new Dessert Auction starts at 7:15 pm. with the Bingo games continuing until all of the prizes have been won!  Raffle prizes will be drawn at random through the course of the evening.
 
This event is a fun way to fundraise for both the band program in general, as well as your individual student(s). It is $5 to play a bingo card for the entire night and you can specify if you want the money to benefit the RHS Band Program, or your individual student. Money raised is used to help offset the cost of band trips, etc., and stays in students accounts. Most people purchase more than one $5 card in order to increase their odds of winning.  (Please note that Raffle proceeds, Drink purchases and the Dessert Auction are general BPO fundraisers, and while they benefit all students it is not possible to allocate monies for those items to specific students.)
 
There are several prize baskets for the winners along with some exciting raffle items (free rounds of golf, auto detail, hotel stay and tickets to a concert, and more!). Please make sure to invite you friends and family to this event. Your help promoting Band Bingo is absolutely essential for success. Here are some key highlights: 

Band Bingo
RHS Student Center
Thursday, February 4
6:00 Doors Open, 6:30 Bingo Begins, 7:00 Card Sales End, 7:15 Dessert Auction and more Bingo
$5 per card
Raffle Prizes will be available. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5
Also, have one dollar bills ready for our exciting final game: 50/50 Blackout!
"Dessert Dash!": There will be FABULOUS desserts available for auction!
Fountain Pepsi Products are available for drink ($1 for refillable cup)
 
Dessert Dash:
The Dessert Dash involves each table combining their bids to claim one of the delicious desserts available at Bingo Night. The table with the largest bid gets first chance at dashing to the table and picking the dessert of their choice! To get your chance at the most delectable dessert, simply complete the bid sheet at your table! Be aware… you'll need to bid high to be the first table called and be fast to get your favorite dessert because the next winning table number will be called quickly… thus the DASH part of Dessert Dash.
 
Sign up to bring a dessert using VolunteerSpot.  Click on this link to sign up:  http://vols.pt/u3NBnf
 
 
Bingo Basket Prizes:
As is the case each year, students in band classes that meet during the day are responsible for bringing either gifts or money in order to help create the baskets used as bingo prizes. Please see the attached Basket Assignments document that gives directions regarding this. Please send either $5 or an appropriately themed gift (see attachment) with your student by January 29. This information was given to students in class a while back but I have been away for several days and have not been able to reinforce this as strongly as I usually do. If the prize or $5 needs to come in a little past the deadline that is alright.    

Prize Help
During Band Bingo, we also have several larger prizes we offer as raffle items. In the past, such prizes have included a nights stay at the Seven Feathers, free auto detail, games of golf, etc. If you are a business owner, or know of anyone who might be able to donate a larger ticket item, please contact them and give them my contact information (see below). This could truly be anything, services or products. Even if the prize donation is not a big-ticket raffle item, we will still happily use it as a bingo prize. In order for this event to be a success, we absolutely need your help in soliciting prize donations.
 
Volunteer help that night:
We need some assistance that night and would appreciate some help with check-in (Bingo card sales), Raffle Tickets and the Dessert Dash.  If you could help out that evening in any capacity please volunteer using this link using VolunteerSpot:  http://vols.pt/rG2HRB
 


Band Parents,

 

I wanted to give you a quick update about our basketball band season. As most of you know, massive work is being done on the RHS gym. Unfortunately, the whole affair is behind schedule and this is going to alter our basketball band season. It now looks as though our first home basketball band game will not be until Friday, January 22. I have attached a revised basketball band document showing the change. Band and game assignments have not changed and all of the original information (included below) still applies. We are just starting our performances one week later. I will certainly keep you posted with any further updates or changes.

 

Please note that the January 22nd game is required for members of Orange band. However, as it is our first home game, we want to have as many members of Black band there as possible. We want to make sure we have a strong showing at the game! What better way to celebrate the end of finals week than with our first basketball band performance!

 

Remember, all band students are invited to perform, even if they weren't in marching band!


____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


1/1/2016

Band Parents,

 

I hope this message finds you well and that you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and a great start to the new year! I am very excited to get back into the classroom and begin working on new music with the bands. This school year has had a fantastic start and I am certain it will continue that way heading into 2016! There are several announcements below covering a wide variety of subjects. Please read closely as we are heading into a very busy time of the year. As always, please let myself or Teresa <TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us>  know if you have any questions whatsoever.

 

 

Basketball Band:

Attached is our Basketball Band schedule. For those of you that are new to the RHS Band Program, our Marching Band performs at all home basketball games once the Winter Break is over. However, unlike marching band, there are no additional rehearsals and each student is only required to be at one game per week. Please read through this document and note which band your student(s) is in and which games he/she is required to perform at. Games are Tuesdays and Fridays and our very first game starts shortly after the break. It is worth noting that students who did not participate in marching band are welcome and highly encouraged to play in any of the basketball games!

 

Jazz Night:

On January 28, at 7:00 we are having a concert at RHS that features both JoLane and Fremont Bands, as well as the RHS and UCC Jazz Bands. We hope to see you for this Jazz-filled evening!

 

ARTLANDIA! date Confirmation:

I wanted to let you all know that our Artlandia date has finally been confirmed for April 20. I will send our more information as the event gets closer but for those that are new to the program, this exciting evening takes place at RHS and feature every arts program at RHS including the following: Band, Choir, Theater, Visual Arts, Clay, and Digital Arts. There will be quick performances by several choirs and bands, as well as live paintings, screen-printing, vaudeville performances, dancing, and much more. There will even be face-painting and a kids table! I assure you this will be event you don't want to miss. More information clarifying which ensembles are performing will be coming soon. In the meantime however, mark your calendars and help us spread the word!

 

BPO Meeting:

Please make sure to mark your calendar for our next BPO Meeting. We will meet in the RHS Band room this coming Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00pm in the band room. We hope to see you there.

 


____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


12/11/2015

Hello, Band Parents!

We just want to give you a reminder of the upcoming Winter Concert next Tuesday the 15th here in the Rose Theater at 7:00 pm.  The kids have been working really hard and it should be a really good performance.  The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will all be performing.  The Jazz Ensemble playing while the bands are changing sets on stage.  

For Concert Band and Symphonic Band the students call time is 5:30, for Wind Ensemble students the call time is 6:00.

Hope to see you there!

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


12/10/2015

Hey Band Parents!

Don't forget that the second annual RHS Bands Play-A-Thon will take place tomorrow night, Friday, December 11th. A Band Play-A-Thon is a fairly common event in many band programs. In short, the way a Play-A-Thon works is that all participating band students sight-read as many band pieces as possible in one mass band for a predetermined length of time (e.g. 3 hours). There are many benefits to a Play-A-Thon, the chiefest of which being that it provides an opportunity for students to practice and develop their sight-reading skills. Also, since this event is open to students in all bands and ensembles, it is a fun way for RHS band members to play together. This is something we haven’t been able to do since marching band! I strongly hope that you will allow your students to participate in this exciting event! The band room will be open at 7:30 with a call time of 8:00 for all students and the event will end at 11:30 that night.

Have a great day!

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


12/7/2015

Season's Greetings Band Parents,

I know everyone is very busy this time of year, but since many of us are in holiday shopping mode, I thought this would be an appropriate time to remind everyone that you can support the band just by shopping. Below are instructions regarding how to support the band with purchases made at Amazon.com, Fred Meyer, and other locations. All of these methods take very little time to set up and cost nothing. With all of these promotions, the vendors will donate a percentage of all purchases to the RHS Band Program! For example, with Amazon Smile, every time you make an online purchase, a portion of the proceeds go to the Band. 

If you are a regular shopper at any of the locations listed below make sure to sign up. Also, please help us further by spreading the word to your family and friends. Just forward this e-mail to everyone who might be interested. This is especially timely as we enter the holiday season. If you are an online shopper for the holidays we could really use your support!

AmazonSmile
Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to RHS BPO. 
Go to smile.amazon.com in support of RHS BPO.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0931273

Fred Meyer
YOU CAN HELP RHS BANDS EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

• Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to RHS Band Parent Organization at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (86659).
• Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping RHS Bands earn a donation!
• You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
• If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
• For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Escrip
The Roseburg High School Band can earn funds when you purchase eScrip. Click here to sign up! 

Here's How it Works


12/3/2015

Band Parents,

I wanted to take a minute to share some information regarding our upcoming Wind Ensemble Retreat. As has already been shared through the band calendar, we have a retreat planned for our Wind Ensemble students on Saturday, December 5. Attached is a full schedule, but in summary, events start at 8:45am and ends at 8:00pm. We are bringing in sectional coaches and guest clinicians from Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland. This is a required event for students in Wind Ensemble, as well as percussionists performing with Wind Ensemble. Also, we will be providing two meals for all of the students and ask that everyone bring $5 by Friday to help pay for this. If this presents a financial hardship, please let me know or have students come and talk to me outside of class. 

This is a great way to prepare for our Winter concert and to make sure we start our concert season strong! 

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


12/1/2015

Season's Greetings!

It's hard to believe that December is here and the year is quickly coming to an end.  

This month we have the following events:  

Logger's Gig - This Thursday night, the 3rd, the Jazz Ensemble will be playing at Logger's Taphouse (2060 NW Stewart Pkwy).  They will perform at 6:00 and 7:00.  Come in and enjoy an evening of great food and great music!  Tell the staff at Logger's that you are there to support the band and 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the band. Even if your student does not perform with the Jazz Ensemble, this is a great way support the band program, listen to awesome music, and eat some fantastic food! 

BPO Meeting - Our regular Band Parents Meeting will be held here in the band room at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and this month that's the 8th.  Come and get involved in the planning of band events.

Play-A-Thon -  The second annual RHS Bands Play-A-Thon will take place on Friday, December 11th. A Band Play-A-Thon is a fairly common event in many band programs. In short, the way a Play-A-Thon works is that all participating band students sight-read as many band pieces as possible in one mass band for a predetermined length of time (e.g. 3 hours). There are many benefits to a Play-A-Thon, the chiefest of which being that it provides an opportunity for students to practice and develop their sight-reading skills. Also, since this event is open to students in all bands and ensembles, it is a fun way for RHS band members to play together. This is something we haven’t been able to do since marching band! I strongly hope that you will allow your students to participate in this exciting event! The band room will be open at 7:30 with a call time of 8:00 for all students and the event will end at11:30 that night.

 

Jazz Combo - Jazz Combo class is beginning next week on Tuesday, Dec. 8th. Even if students aren't officially registered for the class, they can still show up and we will work with their counselors to register them for the class. Below is some information on the course:
- We meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:45 am to 7:35 am.
- We take ALL instruments, not just "traditional" jazz instruments (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, rhythm section). 
- This is a graded course and students will perform in our home concerts... they will also receive a 2nd semester credit for participation. In addition to performing at home concerts we will discuss soloing, Jazz style and articulation, as well as some basic Jazz theory.
- Our first practice is next Tuesday (December 8th) at 6:45.

- There are no auditions required and this is a great way for students to prepare for the transition into our auditioned Jazz Ensemble course.

 

Winter Concert - Don't forget we have our winter concert coming up. Please make sure and markTuesday, December 15 on your calendars. The concert begins at 7:00, students call times will be announced soon. This exciting concert will feature the RHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Please make sure and invite your friends and family!

 

See you at a band event soon!

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/17/2015

 

Greetings shoppers!

 

With Black Friday quickly approaching, we thought this would be a good time to remind you that you can support the band program by simply doing your holiday shopping!

 

That's right, all you have to do is shop with Amazon.  Bookmark this link and when you shop with Amazon

the RHS BPO will automatically earn a percentage of the sale amount. It's that easy! Last quarter we earned almost $34.00!

 

Just click on the link and shop away!

 

 

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0931273

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


 

11/10/2015

Band Parents,

 

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to remind everyone that we have our RME Awards night next week onTuesday, the 17th. Additional information can be found below, but please note that we have had to change the location slightly and now the formal event is taking place at 6:30 in the Student Center, not the Rose theater as previously announced. The informal event for students will take place at 5:30 in the band room. Please read below for more details:

 

 

RME Awards Dessert:
The Marching Band Awards and Potluck Dessert Night is just around the corner! The event is happening on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 in the RHS Student Center (cafeteria).  Things start with a separate "ceremony" for students that begins at 5:30 in the band room.  Anyone is welcome to attend this, just know that this portion will be filled with inside jokes, "awards" given out be section leaders, and all around silliness!  The formal event for friends and families (dessert, awards, etc) will begin at 6:30 also in the Student Center.  Please bring a pre-cut dessert with a serving utensil (if necessary) to share with others. Bring your own beverage as no drinks will be provided. The students have worked extremely hard this year and all parents, students, and families are encouraged at this special night to recognize them and their accomplishments.  The evening will include slides and videos from the season, awards, and desserts. Please be aware that there is no refrigeration available.  The BPO will provide plates and silverware, and again we recommend that you bring your own drinks.  We look forward to this important, festive evening as we celebrate the 2015 Marching Band Season!

 

 

Go Indians!


____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


 

11/10/2015

 

Band Parents,

 

I just wanted to give a few quick updates as we finish our last few marching band events. We hope to see you during the parade tomorrow! 


BPO Meeting:
Our next BPO meeting is TONIGHT at 7:00 pm. Because we also have parade practice tonight, the BPO meeting will actually be held in the choir room, right next door to the band room. This will serve as our marching wrap up meeting and will help launch us into the concert season. We hope to see you there!

 

Veterans Day Parade Schedule:
It is time for our annual performance at the Veteran's Day Parade (November 11). Please see the attached itinerary for information regarding this fun, local performance. This is the marching band's last public performance. We have a short rehearsal tonight on November 10 from 5:00 - 7:00 to prepare for the parade. Call time for the parade itself is 8:00 am on the 11th. All students are fed pizza after the parade. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this final performance!


Go Indians!


____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/5/2015

Greetings everyone!

 

I apologize for getting a late start on this months happenings, but better late than never.  

 

First off there is a BPO meeting next Tuesday, the 10th here in the band room at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and share their ideas, thoughts and help.

 

Wednesday the 11th is Veteran's Day.  There is no school that day and the kids will be marching in the Veteran's Day Parade at 8:00. There will be a marching rehersal on Tuesday night from 5 to 7 pm and Wednesday morning prior to the parade.  Call time is 8:00 Weds morning.  After they march, they will turn in their uniforms and lunch will be provided for them

 

It's time again for our annual Marching Band Awards and Potluck Dessert Night.  This year the event is happening on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 in the RHS Rose Theater.  Things start with a separate "ceremony" for students that begins at 5:30 in the Rose Theater.  Anyone is welcome to attend this, just know that this portion will be filled with inside jokes, "awards" given out by section leaders, and all around silliness!  The formal event for friends and families (dessert, awards, etc) will begin at 6:30 also in the Rose Theater.  Please bring a pre-cut dessert with a serving utensil (if necessary) to share with others. Bring your own beverage as no drinks will be provided. The students have worked extremely hard this year and all parents, students, and families are encouraged at this special night to recognize them and their accomplishments.  The evening will include slides and videos from the season, awards, and desserts. Please be aware that there is no refrigeration available.  The BPO will provide plates and silverware, and again we recommend that you bring your own drinks.  We look forward to this important, festive evening as we celebrate the 2015 Marching Band Season!

 

Butter Braids - Butter Braids will be delivered on Friday, November 20th.  If your student participated in the Butter Braid sale, please help us remind your student that they need to pick up their order in the band room after school.  If they ride the bus, you will need to make arrangements to pick them up as they probably will not make the bus in time. Also, the braids come frozen and we have very limited freezer space here at school, so please mark your calendars.  

 

The UCC Fine and Performing Arts Department is presenting "An Evening of Remembrance - A Tribute to Veterans of the US Armed Forces".  This concert will feature the UCC Community Band directed by John Pecorilla and also the UCC Chamber Choir directed by Jason Heald.  This will be held on Veteran's Day, Weds, Nov. 11th at 7:00 pm in Jacoby Auditorium.  The cost is $7.00 per person or $15 per family* (*suggested donations accepted at the door).  It is free to all Veterans of the US Armed Services. For more information, contact 541-440-4691 or haley.stammen@umpqua.edu.

 

The Umpqua Symphony Association is sponsoring the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Christopher Chapman. This concert will be at UCC in Jacoby Auditorium on Thursday, the 12th at 7:30 pm.  The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students, or $40 per family.  Tickets are available at While Away Books, Hanson's Jewelers, online and at the door.  I have personally seen the OSU Wind Ensemble many times and I can say that they are really good (actually I think they are pretty amazing) and well worth seeing.  

 

And last, but not least, there is no school on the 26th and 27th so we can celebrate Thanksgiving.

 

Have a great week!

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/29/2015

 

Band Parents,

Wow! We are about to start our last regular marching band practice (7:00 - 9:00). It is so hard to believe how quickly this season has flown by. I hope to see as many of you as possible at tomorrow'sHomecoming football game. There will be several exciting things going on, not least of which this will be the ONLY CHANCE TO WATCH THE BAND PERFORM THEIR FULL HALFTIME SHOW … unless you are traveling to championships on Saturday : ) With that in mind, below are a few announcements pertaining to both the game and the weekend's activities. 


Student Drop-Off:

Please remember that when you are dropping off students for the game on Friday, they need to be dropped off from the street. Only the cars belonging to paying ticket holders will be allowed through the barricade near the band room door. 

 

Stadium Entrance for Students:

Please be aware that student may ONLY enter the stadium from the staircase nearest the band seating area. Even if they are coming up to visit parents, they must go up the far side of the stadium. In order to make the security team's job more manageable they are asking that no students use the staircases closest to the concession stands, even if they are with parents. 

8th Grade Night:
Once a year we invite 8th graders to come and play in one of the home games. This year's 8th grade night is the October 30th game. If you have any 8th grade students, or know of families with 8th graders, please encourage them to come and participate in what will no doubt be an exciting game. 8th graders get a free RME Band Shirt and also get to play in the stands the entire game. An attached document has more information as well. 

 

Congratulations to Kyle Yates:

Also, a huge congratulations to our senior drum major, Kyle Yates. Kyle was picked as the RHS Homecoming King. This is quite an impressive accomplishment as only one person in the whole school is selected and voted in by peers. The honor couldn't go to a nicer, more dedicated person!

 

Saturday Competition:

As you are no doubt well aware, we have a band competition this Saturday! Below is the original e-mail I sent out with directions, itineraries, etc. Please let me know if you have any lingering questions as we head into our fun and exciting overnight event this weekend!
 

 

It is so hard to believe that tonight is our last regular season practice! 

Go Indians!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


10/27/2015

Band Parents,


I hope this message finds you well. I have two very quick announcements to share as we head into our last week of the regular marching season (wow!). Please read below and let me know if you have any questions:



Powder Puff Football - TIME CHANGE:

Each year the RME performs at the PowderPuff Football game. This year's game is still scheduled forWednesday the 28th. But due to an unplanned playoff game, the new student call time is 6:30 with the game beginning at 7:30. Although attendance at this event is optional, I strongly encourage all RME students to participate. This is a fun, informal performance. We also open this event up to non-RME members as well. All students must wear indian casual for the event.


8th Grade Night:

Once a year we invite 8th graders to come and play in one of the home games. This year's 8th grade night is the October 30 game. If you have any 8th grade students, or know of families with 8th graders, please encourage them to come and participate in what will no doubt be an exciting game. 8th graders get a free RME Band Shirt and also get to play in the stands the entire game. An attached document has more information as well. 



Go Indians!



10/26/2015

Band Parent's,
 

If you can't come and help us at the RME competition this Saturday, perhaps you can send some food to help fill out our meals? See below for a quick message and link from our BPO Vice President, Wendi Patterson. Please follow the link below and consider donating some of the needed food items. Remember, signing up through volunteer spot is incredibly fast and easy, and doesn't require any personal information. Any food donations can be dropped off anytime Friday. Here is the message from Wendi:

 

The RHS Band Parent Organization needs your help!  Please sign up to donate food for the upcoming NWAPA Championships Marching Competition this Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Autzen Stadium.

 

This is our last competition of the year! Please check to see if there is anything you would be willing to donate to feed our kids. Please deliver all food to the band room this Friday at call time or after the game. 

 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1)       Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/WH1hH2

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 VolunteerSpot.

 

Note: VolunteerSpot 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.

 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR NAME OFF THE LIST WHEN YOU DELIVER YOUR ITEMS SO WE KNOW IT HAS ARRIVED. 

 

Thank YOU!

 

Wendi Patterson

541-784-5782

wendi@patterclan.com

 

____________________________


10/23/2015

Band Parents,

It is so hard to believe how fast the year is already flying by. We have only one more full week of marching band. I hope your students have had a great time this season so far! As you are well aware, we have our next big marching event coming up on October 31st. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 


Marching Competition:
Our final competition is NWAPA Championships and will be held up at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. I have attached all of the information the show hosts have provided including ticket prices, driving directions, maps, etc. I've also included our student itinerary. Copies of this will be coming home with students tonight after practice. You can also find more information at the Championships website (omb.uoregon.edu/festival-of-bands/). 

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance, or help in the kitchen at our base camp. Most importantly, we are looking for parents to volunteer and chaperon overnight. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! Parents who sign up through myself and are "official BPO volunteers" will have their meals and tickets paid for.

Competition Food:
We do ask that each student bring $5 for meals. The band parents prepare several wonderful, warm meals for the students throughout the course of the day and $5 covers all of the essential meals a student will need. Please send $5 to school with your student to PRIOR to the competition on the 3rd. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. 

General Information:

I have included a document titled "Parent Competition Info" that includes a lot of great general information about all the competitions we attend. I strongly encourage all band parents to read this closely as it will answer a lot of important questions such as "how do I find my student at a competition," "how does transportation work," "how can I help," and much more! This is the best way to understand what exactly goes on at a marching competition from a parent's perspective.



Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts.

Go Indians!



10/22/15

Band Parents,

I hope to see you all tonight at Logger's while the Jazz Band plays. Remember, the group will perform at 6:00 and again at 7:00 and the band program gets 30% of the restaurant's profit from the night! Below are a few quick announcements/reminders about next week. Please let me know if you have any questions : )


Powder Puff Football:
Each year the RME performs at the PowderPuff Football game. This year's game is scheduled forWednesday the 28th. Student call time is 5:00 with the game beginning at 6:00. Although attendance at this event is optional, I strongly encourage all RME students to participate. This is a fun, informal performance. We also open this event up to non-RME members as well. All students must wear indian casual for the event.

8th Grade Night:
Once a year we invite 8th graders to come and play in one of the home games. This year's 8th grade night is the October 30th game. If you have any 8th grade students, or know of families with 8th graders, please encourage them to come and participate in what will no doubt be an exciting game. 8th graders get a free RME Band Shirt and also get to play in the stands the entire game. An attached document has more information as well. 


That is all for now. Thank you for all your help in making this year the success it has been already. It is hard to believe, but marching season will be over before we know and we will quickly be transitioning into concert literature!

Go Indians!


10/21/2015

 

Hey everyone!

 

Don't forget that the RHS Jazz Ensemble will be playing at Logger's Taphouse  tomorrow night (that'sthis Thursday night, the 22nd). Logger's Taphouse is located at 2060 NW Stewart Parkway (541-671-2206). Come out and enjoy a great meal with great entertainment while supporting the band program.  Tell them "We're with the band" and 30% of the proceeds will go to support the band program.  The Jazz Ensemble will play from 6:00 to 6:45 and again from 7:00 to 7:45.  We hope to see you there for an evening of great entertainment and great food!

 

The Butter Braid fundraiser is in full swing now.  This is a great way for kids to raise funds for their individual band account.  The kids earn $5.50 for each Butter Braid sold.  If you have never tried one, you won't be disappointed.  They come frozen in a variety of fillings / flavors and bake up into delicious pastries.  The order turn in date is next Weds, the 28th and the Butter Braids will be delivered to us onFriday, Nov. 20th.  Be sure to have your student plan to pick their orders up that day as these come frozen and our freezer space is very limited here at the school.  And just to give you a little incentive - last year we had a student fund his Anaheim trip entirely from 1 Butter Braid sale!

 

Hope to see you tomorrow night!

 

One more thing...

 

Nancy Yates asked me to send out the following. 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR.....Tuesday, Nov. 17 ......Annual awards and dessert banquet for all marching band students, staff and parents.  It's an important event to honor all their hard work and a fun way to end the season.  Each family is asked to bring a pre-cut dessert to share and supply your own beverages.  Students start at 5:30pm and parents join in at 6:30.  Please plan on attending this fun evening.  

 

 

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/20/2015

Band Parents,


It's hard to believe how quickly the year is already flying by. In just a few short weeks we will already be done with marching season. With all the emphasis on the marching band competition last year I have several announcements to share with you. Here are couple things to be aware of and keep on our radar as we head into the next few weeks:



Costume Party:

Traditionally, we have a had a simple Halloween party for the band students after one of our marching band practices. We are having a Costume Party for the band students this Friday on October 23. This is a student run event as they plan all the decorations, food, etc. The event will be supervised by myself and the marching band staff and kept strictly school appropriate. The event will take place after the5:00 - 7:00 practice. We are providing pizza for the students and are asking that students sign up in the band room to bring drinks and snacks. The Dance/Party will end at 9:00pm. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope your students are able to attend as this is always a fun activity for all band students. Note: we are asking students to bring $5 to the party to help pay for pizza, decorations, prizes, etc., however this is not required. If $5 presents a financial hardship students are still able to come!


Next Week's Schedule (10/26 - 11/1):

As was indicated in the handbook that everyone took home at the start of band camp, the last week of the season is a busy one with many activities. Below are some reminders of these previously planned events:

10/26 - Practice from 7:00 - 9:00

10/27 - Practice from 7:00 - 9:00

10/28 - Powder Puff Game (optional band performance)

10/29 - Practice from 7:00 - 9:00

10/30 - Home Game

10/31 to 11/1 - Championships at UofO

Please Note: As this is such a busy week, I am making the performance at the powder puff game optional for students. I just wanted to remind everyone of what is coming up as these last rehearsals are extremely important. Please let me know if there are any questions. 


Current Fundraisers:

We are running several fundraisers right now. Your students should have information on each of these:

Coin Drive - Closes October 26th / Each RME section has a bag to fill with coins. The winning section gets to pie all staff and "losing" section leaders in the face! The section that fares the worst has to clean up the stadium after the last home football game.

Butterbraids - Closes October 28 / This is one of the tastiest band traditions we have. Your students should have brought home a form with sales instructions and information

Band Poster Ads - Closing TBA / More information attached. Don't forget, families can take out a $75 name sponsorship.



That is all for now. Things sure are flying by. 


Go Indians!



10/20/2015

Band Parents,

 

I wanted to remind everyone of a great opportunity to support the band program. Please read below about our annual band poster. There are opportunities for both corporate and private or private sponsorships. Attached is a proof of last year's poster so you can what these typically look like. 

 

Band Poster Advertisements:

It's time for one of our first fundraisers this season, our RHS Band Poster. You have probably seen posters for the football team, or basketball team, etc., around town showing their game dates as well as corporate and private sponsors. These not only raise money, but they also increase the teams visibility in the community. The RHS Band Program puts out a poster as well and we are taking offers for ad space!

 

Our poster features a large photo of the Marching Band (our biggest ensemble) but includes the concert dates for the entire year, not just the marching season. This poster supports every band at RHS and we need everyone's help to make it a success. There are multiple ways you can support us and advertise your business (or family!) on the poster:

 

- If you would rather purchase poster space "a la carte," that is an option as well. A $150 donation will earn a business card size advertisement on the poster.

- Also, families and individuals can be "Family Sponsors" and have their names listed on the poster. Although there is no business card ad that goes along with this, it is still a great way to have your family name listed and show your support for our growing band program. Family Sponsors (name only) are $75.

- Please make all checks payable to "RHS BPO."

- All money spent towards ad space is tax-deductable and a receipt will be provided if requested.

 

This fundraising opportunity not only has significant potential financially, but also promotes concert attendance and increases public awareness of all the RHS Bands. Again if you know anyone (individual or business) who might be willing to take out ad space, please share this information with them.


____________________________


Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



10/12/2015

Band Parent's

If you can't come and help us at the RME competition this Saturday, perhaps you can send some food to help fill out our meals? See below for a quick message and link from our BPO Vice President, Wendi Patterson. Please follow the link below and consider donating some of the needed food items. Remember, signing up through volunteer spot is incredibly fast and easy, and doesn't require any personal information. Any food donations can be dropped off anytime Friday. Here is the message from Wendi:

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize food donations for the upcoming RME competition on 10/17 at Pride of the Northwest in Grants Pass. 

Simply click on this link: http://vols.pt/Yt2Fub

Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot 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.
Thank you for helping out!
 
Wendi Patterson
541-784-5782
wendi@patterclan.com



10/12/2015

 

This is just a quick reminder of this week's events with the band.

 

BPO Meeting - Tuesday Oct. 13th at 7:00 pm in the band room.  This is a regular monthly meeting and everyone is welcome.  If you have not attended one, we would love to have you come and see what goes on.  

 

Butter Braid Sales - Our Fall Butter Braid sale is starting this Tuesday, Oct. 13th .  This is a great fundraiser where the kids earn money for their individual account.  And they are delicious! Money needs to be collected at the time the order is taken.  The sale ends Weds,Oct. 28th and delivery date will be on Friday, November 20th.  

 

PNW Competition - Our next RME competition is the Pride of the Northwest is in Grants Pass this Saturday, the 17th.   Mr. Hansen sent out an email about this last week.  I believe there are still volunteer opportunities available.  If you are interested in helping out, please let Mr. Hansen know.  Email is the best way to reach him at bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us.  Also, if your student has not paid for their meal, they can bring in their $5.00 any time this week. If you (parents, family members, etc.) would like to purchase meals at the PNW this weekend, please let us know.  The cost is still $5.00 per person and we would like to know by tomorrow, if possible.  I know that's short notice but If you could email me as soon as possible I will pass the information on to our food committee chair. You can then send the money in later this week.

 

Have a great day!

 

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


Pride of the Northwest Marching Competition

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Grants Pass High School

830 NE 9th Street

Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

 

 

 

The Grants Pass competition is coming up. All students are required to attend this competition as this is one of two of the RME’s final performances. All students will be bussed to the competition, so no driving is necessary. Friends and family are encouraged to attend (they are our cheering section!) and must pay the admittance fee to get in unless they are approved Band Parent Organization volunteers (parents should call Mr. Hansen if they any questions).

 

This is an all day event. We will perform once in the afternoon for preliminaries, and once again in the evening for finals. All students are expected to watch and respectfully cheer the other performing bands. Remember, you are representing RHS and are expected to behave accordingly. If Mr. Hansen decides you are making poor choices and/or not attending all events, you will not be allowed to perform with us at the competition and your parents will be called to come pick you up. Remember: When we are not in uniform, we are wearing our band t-shirts!

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Friday, October 16th

5:00 p.m. – 8:00    Rehearsal

8:00             Rehearsal ends, load truck and trailers

 

Saturday, October 17th

6:30 a.m.        Band Room Open

7:00             Call Time – Everyone

7:20 – 8:20        Foot Run on Finlay Field of half time show (no instruments)

8:40            Load People on Busses

9:00            Departure (1’08” travel time)

10:30            Arrival in Grants Pass. Unload and Eat!

11:30            Change Into Uniforms

12:25            March to warm up area

12:36 p.m. – 1:06    Warm Up

1:16            Gate Time

1:26            Performance

2:45            Preliminary Awards

3:45 – 5:00        Dinner (exact time to be determined)

(5:00)            First Finals band performs

8:00             Final Awards

8:50            Load Busses

9:00            Leave Grants Pass

10:30 (approx.)    Back in the ‘Burg

 

Tickets:

RME members will not need to purchase a ticket. All other guests will need to purchase tickets at the following rates:

 

    Adult - $15

    Students and Seniors - $10

    Children under 5 - Free

 


October 7, 2015

Band Parents,

It is time to start finalizing volunteers for our competition on the 17th that is taking place in Grant's Pass. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more. Most importantly, we are again in need of volunteers for the event. Also, as this is the closest competition to Roseburg that we go to all year, I genuinely hope to see as many of you as possible at the event in Grants Pass. The more support we have in the stands, the better the students perform!

General Information:
I have included a document titled "Parent Competition Info" that includes a lot of great general information about all the competitions we attend. I strongly encourage all band parents to read this closely as it will answer a lot of important questions such as "how do I find my student at a competition," "how does transportation work," "how can I help," and much more! This is the best way to understand what exactly goes on at a marching competition from a parent's perspective.

Marching Competition:
Our next competition is the Pride of the Northwest (PNW) and will be held up at Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass. The competition hosts have not yet released the schedule so we do not know yet when we perform. However, students should always plan on a very full day. As soon as the performance schedule is released I will share that information with you. In the meantime, you can check the competition website for some information (http://nwapa.net/wp-content/uploads/2015-Grants-Pass-Schedule-Final.pdf). 

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance, or help in the kitchen at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! If you are unable to help at this competition, you are encouraged to reserve your spot for the next one (UofO on October 31). Parents who sign up through myself and are "official BPO volunteers" will have their tickets and meals paid for.

Competition Food:
We do ask that each student bring $5 for meals. The band parents prepare several wonderful, warm meals for the students throughout the course of the day and $5 covers all of the essential meals a student will need. Please send $5 to school with your student to PRIOR to the competition on the 3rd. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $15 for all three competitions. I will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.

Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts.

Go Indians!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


9/30/2015

Can you believe that October is almost here and Fall is rolling right along?  We have a very busy month for band that includes:

 

Football - The football season is in full swing with home games remaining on the 2nd vs Sheldon, 9th vs S. Medford, and the 30th vs S. Eugene.  Please note that there is no school on both the 9th and 30th but there is football.  Call time is 5:50 with kick off at 7:00.  We will keep you updated if that changes.

 

Stadium Clean-Up - As a fundraiser, the marching band is responsible for cleaning the stadium following football games. Please see the schedule below for the list of dates that each section is responsible for helping. With the entire section helping, this whole cleaning process will only take about 30 minutes. If parents stay after to help as well, the time is reduced significantly. If a student can not stay late to help clean up at their specified game, they must find another person to trade shifts with.

10/2 - Clarinets, Low Brass
10/9 - Percussion, Colorguard
10/30 - Loser of Coin Drive (to be explained later)

 

Marching Competitions - Our 3 competitions are all in October this year with the first one this Saturday, Oct. 3 at Sprague High School in Salem.  Here's a link to their website for more information. http://www.spragueband.org/pci/.  The next competition is the Pride of the Northwest (or PNW) in Grants Pass onSaturday, Oct. 17 followed by the U of O Festival of Bands / Championships. More information including the schedules for PNW and FOB will come out as we get closer to the event (and receive the schedules).  The BPO provides 2 or 3 meals (depending on the length of the competition) for the kids at $5.00 per competition.  This is a real bargain!  We encourage the kids to bring in their money prior to the competition and they can even pay for all 3 at once if you prefer. 

 

Volunteers - Don't forget that we can always use your help!  There are many ways and opportunities available that you can help out with from bringing food, chaperoning busses, serving meals and many more.  If you are interested in helping out email Mr. Hansen at bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us.  

 

Logger's Gigs - Our first Logger's gig will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22. If you haven't been to one of these fundraisers you're in for a treat.  Come to Logger's Taphouse and enjoy a great evening of great entertainment and great food.  Just say you're there to support the band and 30% of the proceeds go to the band. And the bonus is that you get to listen to the RHS Jazz Ensemble play 

while you dine.


9/28/2015

 

Band Parents,

 

I hope your Monday is going well and that your students are getting excited for this Saturday's big competition. I wanted to let you know that we are still short a few parent volunteers. You can see information about volunteering as well as schedules below. Specifically we are looking for bus chaperons who would ride up and back with the students. We could also use a general helpers also. Remember any "approved" parent volunteer who goes through me gets into the event for free! This is a great way to see these students hard at work and although the days are long, they are a ton of fun! : )

 

Please read below for more schedules and information on volunteering, etc. Also, don't forget that if you can't attend the competition, you can still help out! Take a look at our volunteer spot below and send some food with the kids!

 

Thanks and… 

 

Go Indians!

 

1)      Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/z8Vji2

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 VolunteerSpot.


____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


09/21/2015

Band Parents,

I hope your school year is beginning to settle into a more regular groove. There is a lot going now as the marching band prepares for its first competition. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 

General Information:

I have included a document titled "Parent Competition Info" that includes a lot of great general information about all the competitions we attend. I strongly encourage all band parents to read this closely as it will answer a lot of important questions such as "how do I find my student at a competition," "how does transportation work," "how can I help," and much more! This is the best way to understand what exactly goes on at a marching competition from a parent's perspective.

Marching Competition:
Our first competition is the Pacific Coast Invitational (PCI) and will be held up at Sprague High School in Salem. The competition hosts have not yet released the schedule so we do not know yet when we perform. However, students should always plan on a very full day. As soon as the performance schedule is released I will share that information with you. In the meantime, you can check the competition website for some information (http://www.spragueband.org/pci/). 

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance, or help in the kitchen at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! If you are unable to help at the first competition, you are encouraged to reserve your spot for the coming competitions (Grants Pass on October 17, UofO on October 31). Parents who sign up through myself and are "official BPO volunteers" will have their tickets paid for.

Competition Food:
We do ask that each student bring $5 for meals. The band parents prepare several wonderful, warm meals for the students throughout the course of the day and $5 covers all of the essential meals a student will need. Please send $5 to school with your student to PRIOR to the competition on the 3rd. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $15 for all three competitions. I will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.

Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts.

Go Indians!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


 

9/20/2015

Band Parents,

I was down in Ashland this last Saturday for our Southern Oregon Music Educator's Association meeting (trust me… it was as fun as it sounds). As the meeting progressed, the board realized we need to move the date of the high school band festival that RHS is hosting. The high school festival date was originally March 15, but it has been moved to Wednesday, March 16.

To be clear, the festival we are running will last two full days. the 15th is for middle school bands while the 16th is for high school bands. We will need parent and student volunteers extensively for both days. More information about this will come as the dates approach. Our students will perform on the 16th with the other high schools from our League. 

An updated performance calendar is included in this e-mail showing the date change. I hope you have all had a restful weekend. 

Go Indians!
____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 



9/11/2015

Band Parents,

I wanted to point out an error in the Band Schedule that was sent out at the beginning of the year. The schedule originally listed the RME Awards Night as Thursday, November 12… which is incorrect. The date is actually Tuesday, November 17. I apologize for the error on my end. This is a wonderful event that caps off the marching season and we hope to see you all there on the 17th. I have attached an updated and corrected Band Schedule for future use.

We also hope to see you all at tonights game! Please remember that student call time is 5:30 and they need to be dropped off from the street, not in the band parking lot. Thank you and…

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


9/10/2015

Band Parents,

Here is a quick reminder about which section is cleaning up the stands at tomorrows game. Also, please make sure you drop off students for the 5:30 call time outside of the back parking lot. The school does not allow vehicles to go into the back parking lot near the band unless the driver has a ticket. If you are dropping your student off at the back of the band room, you will have to do so from the road and not the parking lot. I hope to see you at the game tomorrow!

Stadium Clean-Up:
As a fundraiser, the marching band is responsible for cleaning the stadium following football games. Please see the schedule below for the list of dates that each section is responsible for helping. With the entire section helping, this whole cleaning process will only take about 30 minutes. If parents stay after to help as well, the time is reduced significantly. If a student can not stay late to help clean up at their specified game, they must find another person to trade shifts with.

9/11 - Saxophones, Mellophones
9/18 - Flutes, Trumpets
10/2 - Clarinets, Low Brass
10/9 - Percussion, Colorguard

10/30 - Loser of Coin Drive (to be explained later)

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

9/7/2015

Band Parents,

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our Golden Arrow celebration this past Friday. I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as the students and I. It was wonderful to get to perform for friends and family and we are all very excited by the direction the season is headed. I did want to remind everyone of our first Band Parent Organization (BPO) meeting tomorrow night! Please read below for some information about this important event:

First BPO Meeting:

Our Band Parent Organization is the group that is responsible for planning and organizing fundraisers, chaperoning trips, purchasing new instruments and equipment, and much more. There is no better way to help the band program than to attend the BPO's once-a-month meetings. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm in the RHS Band Room. This first meeting will be very informative and is a great way to meet other band parents as well as ask any general questions you might have about the high school program. There are no dues, or membership fees, and even if you can't attend every month, sporadic attendance is still very helpful! Please consider attending these brief meetings once a month. A program as large as the RHS Band will not run without the help of parent volunteers. Again, there is no better way to support the program than to help out in the BPO!

I hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow night! 

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


 

Band Parents,

WOW! What a great day Saturday was for the band program. Thank you to all parents and students who were able to be there and volunteer. I know it was a sacrifice for many as the event unfortunately fell on a holiday weekend. Regardless, I am excited to announce that in just over four hours of work, the band program raised $6,858.77!!! That is our profit from the event and is an outstanding number. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to participate in the pre-sale before hand, as well as the "blitz" that took place on Saturday. 

I just wanted to take a quick minute to share these wonderful results with everyone! I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather!

Go Indians!

___________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


9/7/15

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming sign-up for assistance this Wednesday in the band room while the kids are on the field for practice.  Please consider helping! Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  • 1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/2UTDRQ
  • 2) Review the options listed and choose a spot.
  • 3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot 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.

Wendi Patterson

vicepresident@roseburghighschoolbands.com


August 23, 2015
Band Parents,

I wanted to give a quick update and share some information about one of our exciting, beginning-of-the-year events. As you may have heard, each year we always have a performance for family and friends shortly after Band Camp. We call this our Golden Arrowcelebration. This is a great chance to see what your student(s) have been up to at camp. It's also a free way to see part of their show without having to purchase a football ticket! This year's Golden Arrow is Friday, September 4. Please look below for the schedule of events and make sure to invite all your family and friends. 

In addition, we need help with food for the event. The Band Parent Organization provides burgers for the Golden Arrow BBQ (see schedule below), but it is up to all of us to bring condiments, side dishes, desserts, etc. We ask that everyone sign up to bring a specific item on the VolunteerSpot list below if possible. If those are filled or you would rather bring something else, it is helpful if families with last name A-L bring a pot-luck side dish or salad and families M-Z bring a dessert. If we can fill up the VolunteerSpot list and then have all other families bring side dishes and desserts as assigned, that will help ensure that there is enough food and variety for everyone to enjoy! Please encourage your family and friends to attend this end-of-camp celebration and performance!

P.S. This is also a BYOB event (bring your own beverage). Although there is a water fountain in the student center, we encourage everyone to bring their own drinks

Volunteer Spot:

We're using VolunteerSpot to collect sign ups for specific items needed for our upcoming Golden Arrow BBQ.

Please sign up to do the following at our 2015 Golden Arrow BBQ:, Bring pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese or to help with setup. 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/p1uFAM 

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)    

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot 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

Golden Arrow Schedule:

Golden Arrow / Friday, September 4
4:30 p.m. Student Call time @ RHS Band Room. Change into uniform
5:00 p.m. Photos in Quad. Change into Indian Casual
6:00 p.m. Barbeque For Familiy And Friends @ RHS
7:00 p.m. Student Call Time @ RHS Band Room
7:30 p.m. Golden Arrow performance @ RHS

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


August 23, 2015

Band Parents,

I wanted to give more information out regarding an already-announced fundraiser. As you already know, we are selling Discount Cards as a fundraiser. Your student(s) should have come home recently with an envelope and some cards to sell (see http://www.esfundraising.com/es-discount-card-10.html for more). In addition to the "pre-sale" that is taking place now, we will be "blitzing" the community in one day on Saturday, September 5. Please read the included attachment for more complete information, but here are a few highlights:

- The sale is Saturday, September 4 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. All students meet in the RHS Band Room at 9:45am.

- Students should wear "Indian Casual" (band shirt and jeans). Shorts are acceptable for this event.

- All students are expected to participate as this benefits the entire program. If there is a reason a student absolutely can not participate, they need to let Mr. Hansen know in advance.

- You can see the vendors that are on the card by opening the attached spreadsheet

There are two Parent-Specific announcements as well:

1) WE NEED PARENT HELP ON SATURDAY! We are looking for parents who can drive other students and help supervise the discount card sale on Saturday. If you have are willing to drive other students for this event, please e-mail me back and let me know. Also, if you are able to help out in a parent driver capacity, please make sure to complete and return the attached "Volunteer Driver Form." Don't forget to include a copy of your driver's license and proof of insurance. You can scan and e-mail this information back to me, send a copy with your student to give to me, or deliver them directly to the RHS front office. 

2) If you are comfortable allowing your student to ride with a parent who has turned in their driver information, please e-mail me back letting me know. You may also send a signed note with your student on Saturday. Again, all students who travel with approved drivers will only be doing so in groups and only with parent volunteers who have been cleared by the district. Even if students are not allowed to get rides from parent volunteers, we can still put them to use!

With everyones help we will be able to raise thousands of dollars in a very short period of time, both through the pre-sale and through the blitz. Thank you for helping to make this event a success!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, U.S.C. Sections 2510-2521. It is intended only for the party to whom it is addressed and may contain privileged and confidential information. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone or e-mail, return this communication, and delete or destroy any copies (digital or paper). 


August 23, 2015

Band Parents,

I just wanted to give some general information regarding band camp and the start of the school year. First off, please make sure and take the time to congratulate your students on a great job during the first week of camp. I am sure they have come home exhausted more often than not, but I hope amidst it all they are having a great time! Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head into the second week of camp and the start of the school year.

Movie Night:

Tuesday night (25th) we will be having a movie night at the high school for marching band members. Starting at 7:00 we will be showing a movie in the rose auditorium for the students. Please encourage your students to attend this fun and relaxing event. This is intended as a way for students to get to know one another and should be a nice break in the middle of band camp. We will vote on what film to watch when we arrive, but the choices will be limited to G and PG films. The band room will be open at 6:15 in case students want to organize a pizza order with their section beforehand. 

Schedules:

Attached are both the Marching Band Practice Schedule during the fall, as well as the full performance calendar for the entire school year. Please save these and let me know if you have any questions at all.

BPO Meeting:

Please make sure to mark your calendars for our first Band Parent Organization meeting of the year. We will be meeting in the RHS Band Room on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm. This meeting is designed specifically to let everyone know about various fundraisers, parent events, etc., and is also a great opportunity to ask questions about any of the bands here on campus. A band program of our size absolutely can not function without parent support. We have completely redesigned the way the Band Parent Organization is structured and are making it much easier for parents to get "plugged in" and help out, while still keeping the time requirement at a very low minimum. Whether you are a new or returning parent, we need your help and your new ideas. Please plan to attend this short meeting if at all possible and help us continue to develop what is quickly becoming one of the strongest band programs in the entire state!

Driver's Education

Please refrain from enrolling your student in Driver's Education during the Fall. The Driver's Ed. schedule conflicts heavily with the band practice and would make participation very difficult. Driver's Ed. is offered repeatedly throughout the year and if you need help changing the term your student is enrolled in, please just let me know.

Marching Music and Practice:
You can access marching band show music and recordings on the band website <http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/>. Follow these steps to check the website and download the marching band music and recordings. Also, the drill and coordinate sheets for students is available online as well!
- Go to http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/
- Click "Student Login"
- Enter the password: goindians14
- Find your part, click the links, and you should be able to download without any problems. 
- Don't forget to get music for all three movements!

Stadium Clean-Up:

As a fundraiser, the marching band is responsible for cleaning the stadium following football games. Please see the schedule below for the list of dates that each section is responsible for helping. With the entire section helping, this whole cleaning process will only take about 30 minutes. If parents stay after to help as well, the time is reduced significantly. If a student can not stay late to help clean up at their specified game, they must find another person to trade shifts with.

9/11 - Saxophones, Mellophones
9/18 - Flutes, Trumpets
10/2 - Clarinets, Low Brass
10/9 - Percussion, Colorguard

10/30 - Loser of Coin Drive (to be explained later)

That is all for now! It is hard to believe how quickly the school year is approaching. I look forward to seeing you all at a home game and/or Golden Arrow soon!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, U.S.C. Sections 2510-2521. It is intended only for the party to whom it is addressed and may contain privileged and confidential information. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone or e-mail, return this communication, and delete or destroy any copies (digital or paper).


August 17, 2015

Band Parents,

It is so hard to believe that band camp is almost here. We have been hard at work in the band room to get ready for the full band's arrival on Tuesday at Fremont. As you know, the students will be working very hard and for very long hours during camp (8:00 - 5:30!). We are looking for parent volunteers to bring snacks during the lunch breaks for the students and could really use your help. Here is some information about how you can help out!

Snacks:
Some times band parents like to bring snacks for the students who are hard at work practicing. There is of course no obligation to do this, but I just wanted to let everyone know that those gestures are welcomed and much appreciated. Snacks are given out in time for the lunch break. You might even consider teaming up with another family that has students in band to lessen the financial burden. Please follow the instructions below to sign up and learn more about what snacks we are looking for, how many to bring, etc.:

BAND CAMP STARTS ON TUESDAY!  Please sign up to help give our band students a special treat during camp.
 
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  • 1)      Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/XWtext

  • 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 VolunteerSpot.

 
Note: VolunteerSpot 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.
 
Wendi Patterson
541-784-5782
wendi@patterclan.com

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


August 8, 2015

Band Parents, Students, and Enthusiasts!

Thank you so much to everyone who has offered to help at our final car wash and marching band uniform fundraiser this coming Saturday!!! We have had a ton of people volunteer which is great. If you offered to help, please click here to see which location you have been assigned

Even though we have a lot of people signed up already, we still need more help! We really want to have a strong showing for this event. Cascade Community Credit Union is poised to give a very significant donation and the more people we have visibly working hard the better! Please see the original car wash e-mail below and reply back if you can help out!

If you are volunteering, please bring any mits, gloves, or general car wash supplies to the event. The Band Parent Organization will supply hoses, spray nozzles, and buckets. If you let us borrow materials for the day please make sure they are labeled or you know what they look like!

Make sure to spread the word (see attached poster)! We'll see you on the 15th and as always…

Go Indians!

P.S. If your plans have changed and you can no longer volunteer or you need to change locations, please let me know immediately. 
____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

WHO: We need EVERYONE to participate in this event. We need student and parent help. 
WHAT: One more car wash fundraiser to purchase new marching uniforms! 
WHERE: There will be two car washes this day. One at the Cascade Community Credit Union location on Harvard, the other at their Garden Valley location. Location assignments will be announced by me shortly before the event.
WHEN: The date is August 15. Call time for helpers is 8:30, the car wash will run from 9:00 - 2:00 (or longer if the cars are still coming). If you can not help day, please let me know what times you are available.
WHY: Because we want new uniforms and all of the money raised will go to the purchase of new uniforms!


July 30, 2015

Band Parents and Students,

I know you are all busy but please read this e-mail as it is contains very important information and requires an RSVP. I am very excited to announce that Cascade Community Credit Union is donating $5,000 to the band program to finish our fundraising for NEW MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS!!! That's right, with this generous donation, we will have all of the money we need to design and purchase new uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year. 

All we have to do is put together one more car wash day! For putting on a car wash at both of the Credit Union locations in Roseburg they will donate $5,000 to the program. We really need everyone to participate to make this work. This is the conclusion to an $80,000 fundraising drive! Here are the details:

WHO: We need EVERYONE to participate in this event. We need student and parent help. 
WHAT: One more car wash fundraiser to purchase new marching uniforms! 
WHERE: There will be two car washes this day. One at the Cascade Community Credit Union location on Harvard, the other at their Garden Valley location. Location assignments will be announced by me shortly before the event.
WHEN: The date is August 15. Call time for helpers is 8:30, the car wash will run from 9:00 - 2:00 (or longer if the cars are still coming). If you can not help day, please let me know what times you are available.
WHY: Because we want new uniforms and all of the money raised will go to the purchase of new uniforms!

Here is the important part, if you can help out, please reply to this e-mail <bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us> so I know you are coming. A few days before the event, I will send an e-mail out to everyone letting them know which location they are assigned to. 

AGAIN, WE REALLY NEED TO PULL TOGETHER FOR THIS ONE AND NEED AS MUCH HELP AS POSSIBLE. Please RSVP and let me know if you can help out. I can't wait to show everyone the new uniform designs :)

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
 



June 26, 2015

Percussionists and Colorguard Members,

Mr. Hansen here in the RHS Band Room. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far. As some of you may know we are offering a few practice sessions for Percussionists and Colorguard members this summer. This e-mail is intended to give you some information about those practice sessions and their purpose. Although these sessions are optional, we highly encourage all students to participate in any dates they can as this will help them prepare for the coming season. Please read on and let me know if you have any questions : ) We would love to see all new and returning students at as many of these sessions as possible:

WHO: New and returning students interested in percussion (Drumline and Front Ensemble) or Colorguard for the 2015 Marching season
WHAT: Short rehearsal sessions to help students prepare for the season and for their audition into these sections. The last date (August 7) will also serve as the audition into these groups. More information about that below
WHERE: The RHS Band room (e-mail Mr. Hansen for directions if needed)
WHEN: July 31 (Friday) 9:00 am - noon / August 4 (Tuesday) noon - 3:00 / Auditions: August 7 (Thursday) 9:00 am - noon.
WHY: These practice sessions are an optional, however they are a great chance for new and returning students to prepare for the coming year and the audition. During these sessions, students will receive information about the audition process, what materials are needed, etc. This is also a chance for new students to see what group (Drumline, Front Ensemble, or Colorguard) is the best fit for them and their abilities. 

It is my hope that this will help better prepare students for the season to come. The percussion staff and section leaders will be at these sessions in addition to myself teaching and coaching the entire time. As mentioned, in addition to developing fundamental percussion and colorguard skills, we will also help prepare students for the auditions on August 7 (9:00 - noon). If a student isn't able to make this audition time they need to contact me to set up an alternative meeting. Also, I will e-mail out the audition materials after the first training this Friday so that students who aren't able to attend still have the necessary information. 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I look forward to seeing everyone at these exciting practice days : ) 

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


June 26, 2015

Band Parents (and students!),

As we head into the thick of summer, I wanted to share a few things pertaining to marching band next year. If you are receiving this e-mail then I currently have your student signed up for marching band or have not yet received confirmation either way. If you feel you are receiving this e-mail in error, please let me know. Anyway, here is some information that will be important for the marching season.

Band Camp Schedule
CLICK HERE a tentative schedule for band camp. Although certain details might change, the times and dates are very solid and should not vary much, if at all, from the attached schedule. If you have any questions after reviewing this document, please don't hesitate to e-mail or call me with any questions. IMPORTANT: It has still not been completely decided if band camp will be held at Fremont Middle School or Joseph Lane Middle School. For various reasons this decision has been much harder to come to this year. I will communicate with you as soon as I have more information. Regardless of the location, the dates and hours of camp will remain the same.

Marching Music and Practice:
Very soon the music for the marching band show will be posted on the band website <http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/>. It is not up yet but should be by the middle of the week. Follow these steps to check the website and download the marching band music and recordings when it becomes available: 
- Go to http://roseburghighschoolbands.com/
- Click "Student Login"
- Enter the password: goindians14
- Once the music and recordings are posted, you should be able to download them from here
Please check back frequently and begin practicing as soon as it becomes available!

Schedules:
I am still waiting for the field schedule to be announced before I can send out our full marching rehearsal schedule for the regular season. However, in the meantime, attached is the concert calendar for the whole school year. Some of these dates Please remember that all marching band members must check-in and register for band camp on either August 12, 14, or 17. See the band camp schedule for more information. The entire registration process should take no more than two hours.

Driver's Education
Please refrain from enrolling your student in Driver's Education during the Fall. The Driver's Ed. schedule conflicts heavily with the band practice and would make participation very difficult. Driver's Ed. is offered repeatedly throughout the year and if you need help changing the term your student is enrolled in, please just let me know.

That is all for now. I will continue to send more information throughout summer. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any point over summer via e-mail if you have questions about marching band, the season, or anything else. Most importantly, I can not tell you how excited I am about the upcoming season. The entire band staff is looking forward to having you participate in this great group!

Go Indians!

P.S. Don't forget we have a car wash tomorrow for all interested. Student call time is 8:30am with the wash beginning at 9:00 and going until approximately 3:00. We still need more parent and student volunteers so please consider volunteering or at least bringing your car by to have it washed. All money fundraised goes to the students who help!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142
 


June 22, 2015

Band Parents and Students,

I just wanted to remind everyone of our upcoming car wash fundraisers. Our next event is this coming Saturday. Look below for more information on all of our car washes and please consider helping us out! I hope everyone's summer is going well : )

Car Washes:
We have five fund raiser Car Washes sprinkled throughout summer. We are looking for parents and students, who can help at these events. Some of washes are specifically geared towards students who need to raise money for leadership camp this summer. With that in mind, there are some of the washes in which the money will be divided amongst the leaders who worked, while others will divide funds evenly between all participating students, regardless of leadership status. Please see the information below and let me know if you can help out. Students can sign up on the rosters in the band room. As always, please bring any hoses, mits, etc., that you can. Even if you can't volunteer, make sure to stop by and get your car washed!

What: RME Car Washes
When
- June 27 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
- July 11 / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders
- July 25 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
- All of these are Saturdays and all have call times of 8:30 and we start washing at 9:00 (or sooner if everyone is ready). We stop when cars stop pulling up (usually around 3:30-ish)
Where: Dutch Bros. near Sherms
Who: Band parents and students
Why: Because washing cars is fun… and mine needs a bath really bad. Although the money for some washes will go towards the cost of camp tuition for section leaders, we could use everyone's help. Start raising money now for Anaheim 2017!!!

That is all for now. I will be sharing more information soon about band camp, schedules, etc. 

Go Indians!
____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



June 19, 2015

RHS Band Student and Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Mr. Hansen here in the RHS Band Room. I just wanted to make sure that you are still planning on participating in Marching Band for next year. I am trying to finalize our numbers as soon as possible so we can begin designing the show. If you could please e-mail or call me (541-954-4589) to let me know that you are still going to participate that would be very helpful. If your plans have changed please contact me right away.

I look forward to hearing a confirmation from you at your earliest convenience.

Note: There are certain qualifications for non high school marchers that must be met in order to be considered for marching band participation. As a result, there is a chance that not all 2015 - 2016 8th graders that expressed interest will be able to participate. I will be contacting those individuals and families shortly to confirm participation. Again, this only applies to students entering 8th grade for the '14-'15 year. This does not apply to students starting high school.

P.S. Don't forget our band camp dates. Remember, band camp is not an optional activity but is a required part of marching band participation. Students must attend all applicable dates shown below. We can work around minor conflicts (sports camps, etc.,) but those necessary absences must communicated in advance: 
- Colorguard and Percussion begin August 13
- Winds begin August 18
- Camp ends on the 28th
- There are no rehearsals on Saturday or Sunday
- Everyone needs to complete the short marching band registration process on either the evening of the 14th or 17th (more information to come)

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


June 11, 2015

Band Parents,

Last Day For Students! I hope your kids are excited about the end of the school year. You will start getting some more information from be about the coming year shortly. In the meantime though, I wanted to remind everyone about our upcoming car washes. Please make sure your students sign up in the band room or just send me an e-mail letting me know they are coming. See below for more information!

Car Washes:
We have five fund raiser Car Washes sprinkled throughout summer. We are looking for parents and students, who can help at these events. Some of washes are specifically geared towards students who need to raise money for leadership camp this summer. With that in mind, there are some of the washes in which the money will be divided amongst the leaders who worked, while others will divide funds evenly between all participating students, regardless of leadership status. Please see the information below and let me know if you can help out. Students can sign up on the rosters in the band room. As always, please bring any hoses, mits, etc., that you can. Even if you can't volunteer, make sure to stop by and get your car washed!

What: RME Car Washes
When
- June 6 / This event is actually a colorguard car wash, but I know they will would love help or to wash your car!
- June 13 / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders
- June 27 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
- July 11 / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders
- July 25 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
- All of these are Saturdays and all have call times of 8:30 and we start washing at 9:00 (or sooner if everyone is ready). We stop when cars stop pulling up (usually around 3:30-ish)
Where: Dutch Bros. near Sherms
Who: Band parents and students
Why: Because washing cars is fun… and mine needs a bath really bad. Although the money for some washes will go towards the cost of camp tuition for section leaders, we could use everyone's help. Start raising money now for Anaheim 2017!!!

That is all for now. I will be sharing more information soon about band camp, schedules, etc. 

Go Indians!
____________________________
Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


June 4, 2015

Band Parents,

It's so hard to believe that the end of the year is practically here. I hope all of your final preparations and plans are going smoothly. I did want to quickly make you all aware of some upcoming car washes that we have. Please read below for information and know that we need as many volunteers as possible to make these effective events!

Car Washes:

We have five fund raiser Car Washes sprinkled throughout summer. We are looking for parents and students, who can help at these events. Some of washes are specifically geared towards students who need to raise money for leadership camp this summer. With that in mind, there are some of the washes in which the money will be divided amongst the leaders who worked, while others will divide funds evenly between all participating students, regardless of leadership status. Please see the information below and let me know if you can help out. Students can sign up on the rosters in the band room. As always, please bring any hoses, mits, etc., that you can. Even if you can't volunteer, make sure to stop by and get your car washed!

What: RME Car Washes

When

  • - June 6 / This event is actually a colorguard car wash, but I know they will would love help or to wash your car!
  • - June 13 / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders
  • - June 27 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
  • - July 11 / Money from this event is divided amongst participating student leaders
  • - July 25 / Money from this event is divided amongst all students
  • - All of these are Saturdays and all have call times of 8:30 and we start washing at 9:00 (or sooner if everyone is ready). We stop when cars stop pulling up (usually around 3:30-ish)

Where: Dutch Bros. near Sherms

Who: Band parents and students

Why: Because washing cars is fun… and mine needs a bath really bad. Although the money for some washes will go towards the cost of camp tuition for section leaders, we could use everyone's help. Start raising money now for Anaheim 2017!!!

That is all for now. I will be sharing more information soon about band camp, schedules, etc. 

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


May 28, 2015

Band Parents,

I wanted to send out one more quick reminder before we headed into the weekend. Below is a little information about our end of the year Awards Night. All students that were in band after marching season are expected to attend this event as we will discuss the successes of all bands and give awards to numerous students. Just like any concert, I need to know in advance if for some reason any student can not attend the event.

Please join us on June 1st at 7:00 for the

2014-15 RHS Band Awards Dessert for All Bands

This is our end-of-the-year celebration.

We will highlight student accomplishments throughout the year.

Senior awards will also be given at this event.

The event takes place in the Rose Theater

Please bring a precut dessert to share along with any necessary serving utensils,

Beverages will not be provided.

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


May 28, 2015

Band Parents,

It's so hard to believe how quickly the end of the year is rapidly approaching. I hope this message finds you well and staying moderately afloat amidst the whirlwind of activities that come at this time of year. I wanted to share a variety of announcements with you as we head into the end of the year. As always, please don't hesitate to contact myself or our wonderful Arts Secretary, Teresa Gregory <TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us> with any questions you might have. 

Final Concert:

This Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 we will be having our final concert in the RHS Auditorium. Like all of our concerts, this event will be free. This is your last chance to watch the Award-Winning RHS bands this school year. The program will be filled with exciting variety and will conclude with a performance by a 130-member mass band! We hope to see you at the concert this Thursday and please don't forget to invite family and friends to this final concert for the year. Student call time is 5:45 for the event.

Play-A-Thon on Friday, May 29:

You're students have already heard this but just a reminder that we are having our second "Play-A-Thon" of the year this Friday, the 29th. An itinerary and brief description of this optional event is included. This is a really fun event for the students and we hope to see many there!

Graduation:

Attached is our itinerary for the graduation performance on June 7. Please see the attachment for more information, but know that student call time is 1:00

Wind Ensemble GPA:

Once again our students have represented our school, the band program, and most importantly themselves extremely well. The grade reports just came in from OSAA and of all 52 6A high school bands in the entire state or Oregon, the RHS Wind Ensemble had the 4th highest GPA. At an average GPA of 3.62 they once again put Roseburg towards the top of that important annual list. In fact, that 3.62 GPA puts the band 13th of all bands in the entire state, regardless of size classification. Please help me in congratulating our wonderful students and their hard work both musically and academically!

Applebee's Fundraiser:

Thank you to everyone who came to Applebee's last Saturday for breakfast and to support the band. With your help we were able to raise a little over $1,000 in just two short hours. I also wanted to thank the several student volunteers who worked hard as servers. Although Applebee's was a little overwhelmed by the number of people we had (I apologize for the long wait times!), the student servers were helpful and professional through it all. 


Marching Band Camp:

In case you haven't seen the dates for this year's marching band band camp, here they are. Please note, I have not settled on exact times yet, but am expecting to do daily "doubles" (a morning and afternoon session) that will end approximately 5:30 pm. It is currently looking as though marching band camp will be held at JoLane this year.

- Colorguard and Percussion begin August 13

- Winds begin August 18

- Camp ends on the 28th with a performance for family and friends

- There are no rehearsals on Saturday or Sunday

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


May 18, 2015

 

Band Parents,

I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone about our fast approaching "Flapjack Fundraiser" this weekend at Applebee's. Please see Teresa's original e-mail below for more detailed information. The main reason I am e-mailing about this is because we need your help encouraging students to sell tickets. This is a GREAT fundraiser opportunity for students' individual accounts (students keep 60% of the profit for themselves) and is certain to be a lot of fun. 

We have had alarmingly few tickets sold and really need your help helping and encouraging students to make this happen. Please help us spread the word about our Flapjack fundraiser this Saturday from 8-10!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Good Afternoon Everyone!

I have some exciting news about a new fundraiser that we will be doing in May.

We have teamed up with Applebee's Restaurant for a Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, May 23, from 8 am to 10 am.  The cost is $10.00 per person and breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, juice and soft drinks. We will need a few kids to volunteer to be "Hosts" and bus tables but Applebee's staff will do all the cooking (and the dishes! Yeah!) all we have to do is sell tickets, show up and eat!  

The best news is that 60% of this fundraiser will go directly into the kids' band accounts - That's $6.00 per ticket!  

There are two ways for kids to sell tickets -  Pre-sales and direct ticket sales. Pre-sales will work like the Butter Braid Sales. Students take a form and pre-sell, which consists of taking the person's information and money, turning the money into the band office and getting their tickets and returning later to deliver the ticket to the people they have sold to. This works great for kids who have a tendency to misplace things.  The second way is for the student to checkout a packet of tickets and hand them out as they sell them, then turn in the money.  

So get your appetite primed and help us spread the word!  

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Teresa Gregory
Arts Secretary
Roseburg High School
541-440-4167
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us

May 13, 2015

Band Parents,

WOW! It is so hard to believe that the end of the school year is already upon us. I hope that amidst all the crazy, end-of-the-year activities, you have still been able to step back and relax at least occasionally! Things are barreling ahead and I wanted to give you an update regarding several activities. There is a lot here so please don't hesitate to contact myself or Teresa <TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us> with any questions.

To State!:

For the fifth year in a row, the RHS Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the OSAA State Band Competition. You can find information at the OSAA Band Page (http://www.osaa.org/band/). We are scheduled to perform at 9:30 a.m. Although this is early, we would love to have as many family members and friends in the audience as possible. By perusing the attached itinerary you can see that students should plan on a full day of activity. Congratulations again to our RHS Wind Ensemble! 

Marching Band Camp:

In case you haven't seen the dates for this year's marching band band camp, here they are. Please note, I have not settled on exact times yet, but am expecting to do daily "doubles" (a morning and afternoon session) that will end approximately 5:30 pm. It is currently looking as though marching band camp will be held at JoLane this year.

- Colorguard and Percussion begin August 13

- Winds begin August 18

- Camp ends on the 28th with a performance for family and friends

- There are no rehearsals on Saturday or Sunday

Upcoming RHS Events:

Don't forget that there are several events coming up as the end of the year rapidly approaches. I am re-attaching a calendar that was sent out some time ago showing all of the remaining concerts for the year. There is some additional information about a few of these events below. Please let me know if you experience any difficulty opening the attachment. 

 

Instrumental Choirs Concert:

I'm excited to remind everyone about a fun a different concert for the end of the year. On Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 we will have our second Solo and Ensemble Concert of the year. This short event will feature various soloists and ensembles (clarinet choir, sax choir, and low brass ensemble) as well as community members. I strongly encourage you to add this fun event to your calendar as this is your only chance to hear these exciting performance groups! As a "treat" (hopefully we play well), Mr. Irby from JoLane and myself will be performing two duets for Marimba and Saxophone. We hope to see you there!

Jazz and Percussion Concert:

Don't forget that this coming Tuesday (19th) at 7:00 we have our Jazz and Percussion concert. This exciting event will feature the Jazz Plethora, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. This is your only chance to hear all of these groups before the year is over so I strongly encourage you to attend the concert if at all possible.

That's all for now. Before the end of the year, I will be sending out more information regarding Marching Band and will also send out a calendar of band events for the '15-'16 school year. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 


Here are the meeting minutes from our BPO meeting on Wednesday, April 15. 

Don't forget it's BPO officer nominations and elections this Tuesday, May 12. We need YOU for the 2015/16 school year!

Hope to see you 7:00 pm on Tuesday!



05/05/15

May is off to a busy start!  Here are a few things that we have going on so far:

Tuesday, May 12 - Our regular Band Parents Meeting held here in the band room at 7:00 pm.  Come and get involved in the planning of band events.

Thursday, May 14 - The next Logger's Gig.  Come to Logger's Taphouse and enjoy a night of great food and entertainment.  The Jazz Ensemble will be playing from 6:00 to 6:45 and from 7:00 to 7:45 for your entertainment.  Be sure to tell the staff that you are there with the band and we receive 30% of the profit. This is a great way to support the band and have a fun night out as well.

Saturday, May 16 - State Band Festival at OSU.  Congratulations to our Wind Ensemble who qualified to compete at state!  Attached you will find the itinerary for a very busy day for them.

Tuesday, May 19 - Percussion and Jazz Night.  This free concert will be in the Rose Theater at 7:00 pm.  This concert will feature our Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo that meets before school.  It should be a very lively evening.

Saturday, May 23 - Our first every Flapjack Fundraiser.  We have teamed up with Applebee's Restaruant for a breakfast fundraiser.  Tickets are $10 each and students receive 60% as profit!  That's $6.00 straight into their individual account.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 10:00 am and includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, juice and soft drinks.  Students are selling tickets now.  They can either check out tickets to sell and return the money later or take a pre-sale form where they take the information and money then deliver the tickets at a later time.  

Monday, May 25 - No School.  Memorial Weekend comes early this year.

Tuesday, May 26 - Instrumental Choirs Concert.  This free concert starts at 6:00 in the Rose Theater. This will showcase our many individual instrumental groups, such as the saxophone choir, the low brass choir and more. 

Thursday, May 28 - Final Concert. This will showcase all our bands in the Rose Theater beginning at 7:00 pm and is also free.  

Teresa Gregory
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


Poster for Flapjack Fundraiser (pdf) at Applebee's Restaurant May 23, 2015 8a-10a

 


April 28, 2015

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I have some exciting news about a new fundraiser that we will be doing in May.

We have teamed up with Applebee's Restaurant for a Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, May 23, from 8 am to 10 am.  The cost is $10.00 per person and breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, juice and soft drinks. We will need a few kids to volunteer to be "Hosts" and bus tables but Applebee's staff will do all the cooking (and the dishes! Yeah!) all we have to do is sell tickets, show up and eat!  

The best news is that 60% of this fundraiser will go directly into the kids' band accounts - That's $6.00 per ticket!  

There are two ways for kids to sell tickets -  Pre-sales and direct ticket sales. Pre-sales will work like the Butter Braid Sales. Students take a form and pre-sell, which consists of taking the person's information and money, turning the money into the band office and getting their tickets and returning later to deliver the ticket to the people they have sold to. This works great for kids who have a tendency to misplace things.  The second way is for the student to checkout a packet of tickets and hand them out as they sell them, then turn in the money.  

So get your appetite primed and help us spread the word!  

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Teresa Gregory
Arts Secretary
Roseburg High School
541-440-4167
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


April 17, 2015

It is time to select and vote for our Band Parent Organization Officers for the coming school year! Elections will be held at our next BPO Meeting on May 12 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 Publicity. If you are interested in helping the Band in this capacity, please contact Branden Hansen and make sure to attend our next meeting (Tuesday, May 12, 7:00p). If you have questions about the responsibilities of any office, please don't hesitate to contact Branden Hansen (bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us), or our current BPO President, Wendi Patterson (wendi@patterclan.com). Remember, we only have one meeting a month and all offices have very manageable responsibilities. 

 


Here is a link to photos of the 2015 RHS Band California Tour:  CA TOUR 2015


April 3, 2015

Band Students and Parents,

Wow! The Anaheim tour is almost upon us! I am very much looking forward to taking this educational and fun trip with everyone this coming week. I have included a lot of information in this e-mail. Please read through everything thoroughly and let me know if you have any questions. I will go over much of this material with students when we return on Monday but wanted to get the information out to you as soon as possible. 

Student Survival Guide:

Attached is the "Student Survival Guide" in both word and PDF formats. This is the most complete and comprehensive source of all the information students (and parents) will need to know. If you have any questions, start here. In this document you can find helpful information regarding many subjects including the following: things to bring, what to wear, hotel information, behavior expectations, the itinerary. Copies of this document will available in the band room prior to our departure. Note: there are some items (maps, etc.) referenced in the Survival Guide that will not be available until later.

FInal Payment:

Remember, the final trip payment of $75 is due on Monday, the 6th. Please make sure students come with any checks or cash to make this last payment. Note: Only students who have paid in full or previously arranged an extended payment plan with Mr. Hansen will be allowed to step onto the bus. Please let me know if this is a concern IMMEDIATELY.

Things Students Need To Do:

There are several things students will need to do before we leave. Please encourage your students to complete the following tasks as soon as they return on Monday:

  • Give me their cell phone number (if applicable). This will be used by myself and chaperons to communicate as needed during the trip.
  • Sign up for one shift on the "regular" school bus as opposed to the charter bus. This will be explained in class.
  • Read the Survival Guide in its entirety before departure.
  • Talk with their classroom teachers and request any work that will be missed due to their absences. We will have considerable time on the buses to complete this classwork. 

That is all for now. Again, please read through the attached forms and let me know if I can help clarify any questions. RHS Band Students have a tradition of conducting themselves extremely well on these trips and I know this year's tour will continue that standard. Anaheim or Bust!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/27/15

Band Parents,

It's hard to believe how close we are to the end of the school year. We all know from experience how quickly these last few weeks are going to fly by. I hope amidst all the crazy you are able to find a little time to relax, especially with the beautiful weather we have coming up this week. Speaking of crazy, here are some upcoming band events : ) 

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

We have several concerts, trips, and recruiting activities in the last few months of school. Attached is a schedule of all remaining events for the year. Most of these have been in the handbook since band camp in August, but there are a few changes. Make sure to read closely and understand which performances apply to your student(s) as not every band is playing at every event. I have also included the text in the body of this e-mail just in case there are difficulties opening the attachment. A copy should be coming home with your student(s) after they return from Spring Break.

ARTLANDIA!:

I am very excited to announce our annual arts night, ARTLANDIA! On April 14 at 6:00 in the RHS Student Center, we will feature every arts program at RHS including the following: Band, Choir, Theater, Visual Arts, Clay, and Digital Arts. There will be quick performances by several choirs and bands, as well as live paintings, screen-printing, vaudeville performances, dancing, and much more. There will even be face-painting and a kids table! I assure you this will be event you don't want to miss. 

Combined Concert:

I did want to specifically mention that on Tuesday, April 21, we will be having our annual combined concert with both the JoLane and Fremont Concert Bands. Our RHS Wind Ensemble will be performing at the event as well. Each group will present about 10 minutes of music, and the whole evening will be capped off by a performance of all bands combined on stage. There will be about 110 student musicians on stage performing a very exciting piece of music to close things out. The concert starts at 7:00 with student call time at 5:30. This is a great opportunity to get 8th graders excited about continuing to play their instrument in high school and we hope to have a great audience for them!

Butterbraid Pick Up:
As was indicated on the cover sheet to the Butterbraid order form, all butterbraid orders will be delivered to the school after classes on Wednesday, April 1. Please remind your student that he or she needs to pick up their order afterschool this Wednesday. Remember, these orders come frozen and if they aren't picked up, we don't necessarily have a way to put them in a freezer to keep them from rizing. All orders will be separated by last name so students will be able to arrive quickly, pick up their order, and catch the bus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Marching Band Camp Rough Dates:

I know many people's summers fill up very fast. With this in mind, I wanted to share the rough dates for marching band camp. Please know there is still a chance these could change, but this is where things will most likely fall:

  • Colorguard and Percussion Begins: August 12
  • Registration: August 14, 17
  • Winds Begin: August 18
  • Camp Ends / Golden Arrow: 28

BPO Officer Elections:

It is time to select and vote for our Band Parent Organization Officers for the coming school year! BPO Officer Nomination will be made at our next BPO Meeting on April 15, 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 (Tuesday, April 15, 7:00). If you have questions about the responsibilities of any office, please don't hesitate to contact myself, or our current BPO President, Wendi Patterson (<wendi@patterclan.com>). Remember, we only have one meeting a month and all offices have very manageable responsibilities. 

Phew! It's a whirlwind to the end. Thank you as always for your tireless support of these students and the amazing things they accomplish in the band program. 

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/18/15

Band Parents,

WOW! Our students have accomplished so much in a short period of time. Below are a few incredible highlights from recent days. Please read below as there have been many great things happening lately!

- The RHS Wind Ensemble took 1st at the League Competition Yesterday! They are officially the 6A OSAA Champions for Souther Oregon! Cut the net, crack open the champagne (… or not), and spread the word! Because of this, our top band is automatically moved up to the OSAA Band Championships event on May 16. Congratulations to the students who worked so hard to make this accomplishment possible!

- The Symphonic Band performed at yesterday's festival as well and although I have not yet been told how they did compared to all the other bands, their scores were significantly higher than at the same event last year. Congratulations to these students as well for a great job and wonderful performance!

- Our students did a fantastic job supporting the Girls Basketball Team at the state tournament last weekend. As you may already know, RHS was the only school to receive the sportsmanship award at the tournament. Shortly after that announcement, I received this kind e-mail from Cindy Simmons, one of the Executive directors for OSAA: "Your band was SPECTACULAR!  They certainly played a key role in RHS receiving the Sportsmanship Award for the girls tourney so congratulations.  Keep up the great work and thank you!"

- Huge congratulations to Emily Terhune (RHS Drum Major and Wind Ensemble Flute Section Leader) for taking 1st place on Solo Flute at the Solo & Ensemble festival a few weekends back. Emily is advanced to the OSAA state solo contest!

As exciting as all of this news is, it is trumped by the fact that our students continue to conduct themselves with integrity and humility through it all. In each of these events the students have been models of appropriate behavior and have ceaselessly represented the RHS and the band program well.

Of course, thank you so much to all parents, friends, and family members for your continued support. I know it has been a very busy couple of weeks as we head into Spring "Break" and we appreciate all you do to help make these opportunities possible for the students. 

Bottom Line: I am pumped for the students and how awesome they are!

Go Indians! 

P.S. I hope you can all make the concert tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:00. It's gonna be a good one ; )

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/18/15

Good Morning Everyone!

In case you didn't hear, the Wind Ensemble placed First at the district festival yesterday!  Way to go band!

Tomorrow (Thursday, the 19th) is the turn in day for those kids who have been selling Butter Braids.  Remind your student to bring the payments along with the totaled order form.  There is a turn-in box in the band room.

There are still a dozen or so kids who need to bring in their March installment for their Anaheim trip.  If you have not sent it in, please do so.  The next (and final) payment will be due Monday, April 6, prior to the trip.  All payments (or extended payment arrangements) must be made prior to the trip on April 8th.  If you need to make arrangements to extend your student's payments, please let me know.

Have a great Spring Break next week!

Teresa Gregory
Arts Secretary
Roseburg High School
541-440-4167
tgregory@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/17/15

Exciting News!

Scores and placements are never our focus at RHS, however I think it is appropriate to celebrate significant achievements. The RHS Wind Ensemble just competed today in the southern oregon OSAA league festival... And got first! This means they are the 6A League Champions for southern Oregon and automatically move to the state championships! We've gone to state before but never as league champions. The students are great musicians and hard workers and it shows!

We also took the RHS Symphonic Band and they performed really well! I don't know their overall placement yet but they made huge improvement over their last performance for sure. 

I am super thankful for and proud of all these fantastic students! 

GO INDIANS!

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/14/2015

Great job again to all the students who played in last nights game. Even though we didn't quite pull out a win, it was still a big night for the team and school. The girls will, at the very least, take 5th in the entire state which is a huge accomplishment! In case you were wondering, we will not be bringing a band up today to the game so no need to wonder or worry about who is going. Thank you to the families who were willing to let us take their kids up on such short notice these last few days! MANY people at the tournament and with OSAA came up to me and said that we were the best band of the whole tournament. Go Indians!

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School

Director of Bands

bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Congratulations to the RHS Girls Basketball team for their 52-51 victory over #1 ranked South Medford in the OSAA Quarterfinals, Chiles Center, Portland, OR.The RHS Basketball Band and Bum Squad represented with amazing school spirit and support.  The Indians will continue their state tournament performance 6:30 pm Friday, March 13 at the Chiles Center in the semifinal game against South Salem. For more info about the game, go to:

 http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/3998744460553782220/roseburg-pulls-shocker-beating-no-1-south-medford-52-51-6a-girls-basketball-quarterfinal-recap/


3/12/15

Band Parents,

I apologize for the very last minute nature of this e-mail. As you may have heard there has been a lot of last communications happening in an effort to send a basketball band up to the girls varsity basketball game on Thursday. Frankly, I did not even know with absolute certainty until today whether or not the band was even traveling. Regardless, your students have hopefully already told you if they have been asked to travel to portland with the band tomorrow for the state basketball playoff game. Here is some information you may want to know:

- Attached is the roster of students who expressed an interest and ability to travel. These students have been excused from all classes on Thursday (12th). The roster is included in both excel and PDF formats.

- This students have indicated that they are in a safe situation academically to miss the day of classes. If you feel this is not the case, please e-mail me right away. I will make sure to check my e-mail before we leave RHS to make sure that all parents are comfortable with their students leaving for the day.

- Our bus departs at 8:00am and we will plan to arrive back in Roseburg at 7:45pm. 

- Students must be dressed in Indian Casual (jeans and band t-shirt) in order to travel with the group.

- Students should either pack a meal or bring money for both lunch and dinner.

I will check my e-mail right before we load the bus and do my best to answer any questions before we take off. 

Again, I am sorry for how late this information is reaching you. It has been a bit a mad dash (to put it lightly) to get all of this put together. That being said, I know the students that are able to attend will have a great time tomorrow and that our presence will be a huge boost to the team!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



 

3/6/15

Band Parents,

I just wanted to quickly share some of the great news from your RHS Wind Ensemble's performance at the OSU Festival this past Tuesday (March 3). There were many things that were fantastic about the day and event but here are a few highlights:

- The RHS Wind Ensemble qualified for the state band championships for the 5th year in a row! Although this does not necessarily mean that we will go (there is an additional screening process), it is an impressive feat to earn qualifying scores this early in the year.

- This is only the 2nd time we have qualified for state this early in the season.

- The students played extremely well and this was probably the most confident and comfortable performance I have ever heard them give on that stage.

- We placed 9th of 30 bands total. Although that may not sound incredibly impressive, it really is when you take into account many of the best bands in the state attend this event. It is also worth noting that they 5 points (out of 300!) behind 5th place. 

- Most importantly, the Wind Ensemble continued its tradition of being well behaved and professional throughout the entire event. We stopped at the Izzy's restaurant in Corvallis for dinner and the manager heartily complimented the students on their behavior and maturity… surprising I know ; )

It is wonderful to watch these students work so diligently towards a common goal! We look forward to seeing you at the "home" concert on March 19th!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/6/15

Band Parents,

I just wanted to quickly remind everyone that on Tuesday, March 10 we are again hosting the annual Roseburg Band Invitational. We will have middle and high school concert bands from across the southern Oregon region in attendance. Each of our concert ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble) will be performing as well!

Attached is the student schedule for the day. With all of the performances happening, it is absolutely critical that all students are aware of exactly when their call times are, etc. This schedule was shared a few days ago in class but I wanted to make it available to parents as well. If you could please help make sure your students don't have any questions about their responsibilities for the day I would greatly appreciate it. 

In addition I have attached a copy of the full festival schedule for the day. This will allow you to quickly see when each of the bands is performing. Even if you aren't volunteering during the day to help run the festival, we would still love to have your support as an audience member! If you do come to watch please make sure to check in at the front office and try to park off campus if at all possible as visitor parking will be very limited. We hope to see you there!

Go Indians!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142

 


 

3/6/15

Band Parents,

I hope all is well and that everyone is able to take a little time to enjoy the beautiful weather we are having. I wanted to share an important schedule change with everyone. After talking with students I have decided to cancel the Jazz/Percussion concert on March 10. This event was to take place at 7:00 after the Roseburg Band Invitational festival the same day. For various reasons we have decided to fold those performances into the full Spring Concert on March 19. Everyone that was going to perform on March 10 will be performing as a part of the March 19 event instead. My hope is that this may be a blessing in disguise for many of us as we eliminate an evening obligation while still celebrating these students' outstanding work on the 19th instead.

I apologize for confusion this may cause. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. 

Go Indians!

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


3/3/2015

Congratulations to the RHS Wind Ensemble! They earned state-qualifying scores at the OSU festival! 


Check out the RHS BPO Facebook Page!


1/28/2015

Band Parents,

I wanted to send out a detailed reminder about the band bingo event next week. Please note there are a few more details about prices for start times, etc., below. There are also a few new additions to the Band Bingo event including our "Dessert Dash!" We look forward to seeing you next Thursday night and hope you have invited your friends and family.
 

Band Bingo:
On Thursday, February 5 we will be having our annual Bingo night in the RHS Student Center (Cafeteria). Our new Dessert Auction starts at 6:30 pm with the Bingo games beginning around 7:00 once the desserts have been auctioned. This event is a fun way to fundraise for both the band program in general, as well as your individual student(s). It is $5 to play a bingo card for the entire night and you can specify if you want the money to benefit the RHS Band Program, or your individual student. Money raised is used to help offset the cost of band trips, etc., and stays in students accounts. Most people purchase more than one $5 card in order to increase their odds of winning. There are several prize baskets for the winners along with some exciting raffle items (free rounds of golf, auto detail, hotel stay, and more!). Please make sure to invite you friends and family to this event. Your help promoting Band Bingo is absolutely essential for success. Attached is a poster with the critical information that you can pass around and forward to others. Here are some key highlights: 

Band Bingo
RHS Student Center
Thursday, February 5
6:30 Dessert Auction, Bingo begins around 7:00
$5 per card

Raffle Prizes will be available. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Also, have one dollar bills ready for our exciting final game: 50/50 Blackout!

"Dessert Dash!": There will be desserts available for auction

Dinner will not be served at the event this year.
Fountain Pepsi Products are available for drink ($1 for refillable cup)

Dessert Dash:

The Dessert Dash involves each table combining their bids to claim one of the delicious desserts available at Bingo Night. THe table with teh largest bid gets first chance at dashing to the table and picking the dessert of their choice! To get your chance at the most delectable dessert, simply complete the bid sheet at your table! Be aware… you'll need to bid high to be the first table called and be fast to get your favorite dessert because the next winning table number will be called quickly… thus the DASH part of Dessert Dash.

Bingo Basket Prizes:

As is the case each year, students in band classes that meet during the day are responsible for bringing either gifts or money in order to help create the baskets used as bingo prizes. Please see the attached Basket Assignments document that gives directions regarding this. Please send either $5 or an appropriately themed gift (see attachment) with your student by January 27. This information was given to students in class a while back but I have been away for several days and have not been able to reinforce this as strongly as I usually do. If the prize or $5 needs to come in a little past the deadline that is alright. 

Prize Help
During Band Bingo, we also have several larger prizes we offer as raffle items. In the past, such prizes have included a nights stay at the Seven Feathers, free auto detail, games of golf, etc. If you are a business owner, or know of anyone who might be able to donate a larger ticket item, please contact them and give them my contact information (see below). This could truly be anything, services or products. Even if the prize donation is not a big-ticket raffle item, we will still happily use it as a bingo prize. In order for this event to be a success, we absolutely need your help in soliciting prize donations. There is also a volunteer spot set up for Raffle Prizes if that works easier for you: http://vols.pt/dcFCM9

 

That's all! We hope to see you on Thursday, the 5th!

Go Indians!


____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


1/28/2015

Band Parents,

I just wanted to share with a you a great compliment that our Basketball Band received last night at the Boy's Game. During half-time, the head coach of the opposing team, South Medford, came over to me and shared some wonderful compliments. He said that in his opinion we "absolutely have the best high school basketball band in the conference" and that he always looks forward to coming to RHS and hearing us play. I thought this was pretty high praise for the students coming from another teams head coach! I just wanted to share with you how wonderfully your students have been performing lately. I hope you get a chance to stop by one of the home games and listen to them play : )

Go Indians indeed!!!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Here is a link to a Band Bingo Flyer! Please share!


1/23/2015

Band Parents,

Here are a few quick, general reminders about Band Bingo. A more detailed e-mail with information about food and drink will be coming. In the meantime though, here is some information about prizes, raffle items, etc.

Band Bingo:

On Thursday, February 5 we will be having our annual Bingo night in the RHS Student Center (Cafeteria). This event is a fun way to fundraise for both the band program in general, as well as your individual student(s). It is $5 to play a bingo card for the entire night and you can specify if you want the money to benefit the RHS Band Program, or your individual student. Money raised is used to help offset the cost of band trips, etc., and stays in students accounts. Most people purchase more than one $5 card in order to increase their odds of winning. There are several prize baskets for the winners along with some exciting raffle items (free rounds of golf, auto detail, and more!). Please make sure to invite you friends and family to this event. Your help promoting Band Bingo is absolutely essential for success. Please let everyone know the critical information:

 

  • Band Bingo
  • RHS Student Center
  • Thursday, February 5
  • 6:00 pm
  • $5 per card

Bingo Basket Prizes:

As is the case each year, students in band classes that meet during the day are responsible for bringing either gifts or money in order to help create the baskets used as bingo prizes. Please see the attached Basket Assignments document that gives directions regarding this. Please send either $5 or an appropriately themed gift (see attachment) with your student by January 27. This information was given to students in class a while back but I have been away for several days and have not been able to reinforce this as strongly as I usually do. If the prize or $5 needs to come in a little past the deadline that is alright. 

Prize Help

During Band Bingo, we also have several larger prizes we offer as raffle items. In the past, such prizes have included a nights stay at the Seven Feathers, free auto detail, games of golf, etc. If you are a business owner, or know of anyone who might be able to donate a larger ticket item, please contact them and give them my contact information (see below). This could truly be anything, services or products. Even if the prize donation is not a big-ticket raffle item, we will still happily use it as a bingo prize. In order for this event to be a success, we absolutely need your help in soliciting prize donations. 

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


 

1/23/2015

Band Parents,

I hope the close of Semester 1 is finding you all well and that your students are excited for the 2nd half of the year to begin. Below are several general announcements that I wanted to share with everyone. Before I do that however, I did want to apologize for a lack of communication on my part this last month. Some of you may or may not know this but I am the Vice President of the Oregon Music Education Association and just finished putting on a 4-day conference for literally thousands of teachers and students from across the state. Without going into details, things have been extremely busy. That is now over and I am trying to catch up on some information and announcements that have been "piling up." You can expect better communication on my part moving forward. 

Jazz Night:

On January 29, at 7:00 we are having a concert at RHS that features both JoLane and Fremont Bands, as well as the RHS and UCC Jazz Bands. We hope to see you for this fun, Jazz-filled evening!

DATE CHANGE - Artlandia!:

I wanted to make you aware of a date change. Our annual Artlandia event has been moved from Thursday, February 12 to Tuesday, April 14. This will allow RHS to combine many other recruiting-type events across the entire campus. Students going on the Anaheim tour should note how close these dates are. More information will be coming soon as to how this change impacts Anaheim students and their participation. Additional general Artlandia information is below:

On April 14 at 6:00 in the RHS Student Center, we will be hosting our annual Artlandia! celebration. This event features every arts program at RHS including the following: Band, Choir, Theater, Visual Arts, Clay, and Digital Arts. There will be quick performances by several choirs and bands, as well as live paintings, screen-printing, vaudeville performances, dancing, and much more. There will even be face-painting and a kids table! I assure you this will be event you don't want to miss. The RHS Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble will be performing at this event.

BPO Meeting:

Please make sure to mark your calendar for our next BPO Meeting. We will meet in the RHS Band room on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.

Anaheim Payment Plan and Attendance:

Attached is some general information regarding regarding the anaheim trip including a payment plan schedule. None of this is new, but I am just resending in case any of this information has been lost in the shuffle. Some additional things to consider:

- If you are curious as to how much money your student already has in his/her BPO account (from prior fundraisers), please contact Teresa Gregory <TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us>, the Arts Secretary.

- Most importantly, please know that myself and the BPO are committed to ensuring that all applicable students who do their part to fundraise attend the trip, despite the cost. We are absolutely willing to work with students through any obstacles that would seemingly hinder them from traveling with the group, financial or otherwise. 

- I can not express enough how wonderful an opportunity this is for our students. When we took this trip in the past, it was an extremely educational, and fun experience. I look forward to our students again having this opportunity.

Chocolate Sales:

Many of your students have begun selling chocolate bars as a fundraiser. Please encourage them to continue working on this. Also, make sure your students return any money they earn from sales quickly so we can credit their account appropriately. Any bars or bills lost or unaccounted for will count against the student's final balance. Friends and Family are welcome to take boxes to work to sell, etc.

That is all for now. Again, I apologize for the lack of communication on my part as of late. I will be sending out detailed information regarding band bingo very soon so please look for that communication as well. As always…

Go Indians!

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Reminder: Band Bingo Night! Thursday, Feb 5, 6pm, RHS Student Center. 

Prizes are still needed for the ever-popular Bingo Night raffle. These prizes are traditionally provided by families, friends, and local businesses, so if you have any connections or know of anyone who has something to donate, now's the time to ask! The requested items are suggestions, not requirements, so be creative! Remember...the date is fast approaching, and every donation benefits the band! Sign up for Bingo Night Raffle on @VolunteerSpot today!  
http://vols.pt/dcFCM9


Thursday, January 8, 2015   Logger's Tap House Fundraiser & Jazz Ensemble performance!  Here is a link to the flyer.


Dec 3, 2014

Band Parents,

Attached is our Basketball Band schedule. For those of you that are new to the RHS Band Program, our Marching Band performs at all home basketball games once the Winter Break is over (non-marchers are absolutely encouraged to join us at any home games). However, unlike marching band, there are no additional rehearsals and each student is only required to be at one game per week. Please read through this document and note which band your student(s) is in and which games he/she is required to perform at. Games are Tuesdays and Fridays and our very first game starts right after the break on Tuesday, January 6th.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

As always… Go Indians : )

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


Dec 2, 2014

Band Parents,

I hope this e-mail finds you well! It's so hard to believe that we are already heading into the end of the 1st Semester! I generally try to avoid bundling several different announcements into one long e-mail, but there are so many things happening here in the RHS Bands that it just can't be avoided this time. Please read below and let me know if you have any questions.

Jazz Plethora:
I wanted to let you know about a new performance opportunity for our band students. We are starting up our 2nd Jazz Ensemble next week. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in Jazz Band and earn credit for participation. Below are the particulars:

- We meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:45 am to 7:35 am.

- We take ALL instruments, not just "traditional" jazz instruments (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, rhythm section). 

- This is a graded course and students will perform in our home concerts... they will also receive a 2nd semester credit for participation. In addition to performing at home concerts we will discuss soloing, Jazz style and articulation, as well as some basic Jazz theory.

- There are no auditions required and this is a great way for students to prepare for the transition into our auditioned Jazz Ensemble course.

- All interested students should sign up on the sign up sheet outside the band room door.

- Our first practice is the Tuesday, December 9th at 6:45.

Loggers Performance and Fundraiser:

Our next Logger's gig is next week on Thursday, December 11. I have attached the calendar of all of the Jazz Band's performances at Loggers here in Roseburg. Please make sure to read this document thoroughly, especially if you have a student in the RHS Jazz Ensemble. If you are a new parent you might not already know this but Loggers Tap House in Roseburg has become a wonderful supporter of the RHS Band. Once a month our Jazz Band performs at the Loggers Tap House (2060 NW Stewart Parkway) and the band program receives 30% of the proceeds from the entire day. Make sure to say you are there to support the RHS Band so that your order counts towards our cut at the end of the night! Please read the attachment for information, even if your student does not perform with the Jazz Ensemble. This is a great way support the band program, listen to awesome music, and eat some fantastic food! We hope to see you at the next "Loggers Gig" on December 11!

Help us get the word out! Please encourage your friends and family to mark December 11 on the calendar and come watch the band at the Loggers Tap House!

Instrumental Ensembles:

One of the more exciting musical opportunities available to students here at Roseburg High School is the chance to participate in chamber ensembles or instrumental "choirs." We have special ensembles for each major instrument type. In Saxophone choir for example, only saxophone players are allowed to participate. All rehearsals are led by a skilled performer on that instrument and students work on fun and exciting music, all the meanwhile learning key fundamentals and techniques that will impact all the music they play for years to come. Some of these ensembles are having their first meetings soon while others have already started. I strongly encourage you to urge your students to participate in these groups. More information for students is available in the band room.

Winter Concert:
Don't forget we have our winter concert coming up. Please make sure and mark Monday, December 15 on your calendars. The concert begins at 7:00, students call times will be announced soon. This exciting concert will feature the RHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Please make sure and invite your friends and family!

BPO Meeting:

Don't forget that our next BPO Meeting is Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm in the RHS Band Room. We hope to see you there!

That's all for now! I apologize for the lengthy e-mail.

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us



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Dec 1, 2014

Band Parents,

I wanted to take a minute to share some information regarding our upcoming Wind Ensemble Retreat. As has already been shared through the band calendar, we have a retreat planned for our Wind Ensemble students on Saturday, December 6. Attached is a full schedule, but in summary, events start at 8:45am and ends at 5:00pm. We are bringing in sectional coaches and guest clinicians from Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland. This is a required event and students in Wind Ensemble, as well as percussionists performing with Wind Ensemble are expected to attend. Also, we will be providing pizza for lunch for all of the students and ask that everyone bring $5 by Saturday morning at the latest to help pay for this. If this presents a financial hardship, please let me know or have students come and talk to me outside of class. 

This is a great way to prepare for our Winter concert and to make sure we start our concert season strong! 

Note: This is the same day as our Band Play-A-Thon. Again, the Play-A-Thon fundraiser is optional, but we certainly hope that our Wind Ensemble students will be able to attend! A separate e-mail was sent out with more information concerning that event.

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


 

Dec 1, 2014

Band Parents,

I am very excited to announce a new event in the RHS Bands. This Saturday (December 6th) we are kicking off our first (hopefully annual) Band Play-A-Thon. What is a Play-A-Thon you ask? Unsurprisingly, I have included a handout that better explains the event! In short though, here is a quick description of what is entailed in a Play-A-Thon:

- The event is open to all RHS Band Students (i.e. members of any RHS Band or Ensemble).

- During a Play-A-Thon band members will sight-read as much music as possible over an extended period of time in one massive band. We will challenge our reading ability as well as our endurance over this extended period of time.

- Like a Walkathon or Jogathon, students can also use this as a fundraiser. See the separate pledge form for more instructions on how this works. Instead of donors pledging a certain amount "per lap" or "per mile," they will pledge a set amount per piece sight-read.

- Most importantly this is an educational opportunity and a great chance for all of the students to spend time with members from other RHS Bands!

- Note: All students must turn in a permission form by the start of the event in order to attend. The permission form is also attached. 

This year's Play-A-Thon is taking place on Saturday, December 6 from 8:00pm to 11:30pm. Please make sure to look closely at the three attachments that are included: Pledge Form, Event Schedule and Description, and Permission Form. As always, don't hesitate to ask if there are any questions. I am looking forward to building a new annual tradition with this event and hope your student(s) can attend.

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/21/14

YOU CAN HELP RHS BANDS EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

• Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to RHS Band Parent Organization at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (86659).

• Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping RHS Bands earn a donation!

• You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

• If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

• For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.


11/18/14

Band Parents,

I am sorry this reminder is coming out fairly last minute, but don't forget that tomorrow is the butterbraid pick-up date. Please read below for some general information. Also, remember tomorrow is an early release day at RHS so the last period ends at 1:40! : )

Butterbraid Pick Up:
As was indicated on the cover sheet to the Butterbraid order form, all butterbraid orders will be delivered to the school after classes on Wednesday. Please remind your student that he or she needs to pick up their order afterschool this Wednesday (Nov 19th). Remember, these orders come frozen and if they aren't picked up, we don't necessarily have a way to put them in a freezer to keep them from rizing. All orders will be separated by last name so students will be able to arrive quickly, pick up their order, and catch the bus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and as always…

Go Indians!

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Do you shop on Amazon.com? If so, try using AmazonSmile.When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Roseburg High School Band Parents Organization Inc.  It doesn't cost anything and the band receives .5% of your purchase!  Here is the direct link!

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0931273


11/11/14

The RHS Marching Ensemble marches today in the Roseburg Veteran's Parade in honor of the brave men and women who have served the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.

Parade begins at 11:00 am, Douglas County Library. 


11/06/14

The Marching Band Awards and Potluck Dessert Night is just around the corner! The event is happening on Thursday, November 13th at 6:30 in the RHS Rose Theater.  Things start with a separate "ceremony" for students that begins at 5:30 in the Rose Theater.  Anyone is welcome to attend this, just know that this portion will be filled with inside jokes, "awards" given out be section leaders, and all around silliness!  The formal event for friends and families (dessert, awards, etc) will begin at 6:30 also in the Rose Theater.  Please bring a pre-cut dessert with a serving utensil (if necessary) to share with others. Bring your own beverage as no drinks will be provided. The students have worked extremely hard this year and all parents, students, and families are encouraged at this special night to recognize them and their accomplishments.  The evening will include slides and videos from the season, awards, and desserts. Please be aware that there is no refrigeration available.  The BPO will provide plates and silverware, and again we recommend that you bring your own drinks.  We look forward to this important, festive evening as we celebrate the 2014 Marching Band Season!



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11/4/14

Band Parents,

Don't forget, this Thursday (the 6th) is another "Logger's Gig!" The general information is below in the original reminder e-mail and is unchanged. However, there are a few modifications to be aware of. Please read closely to make sure that your money goes to the band program!

- The band is performing at 6:00 and 7:00. 

- If you come during the band's performance time, we will automatically receive 30% of the profit.

- If you come during non-performance hours, you need to mention that you are there to support the band and they allocate 30% of your order to the band.

- If you go during non-performance hours and don't say anything about the band, we will not get a "cut." 

- When in doubt, just mention that you are here to support the band and they'll donate to the program!

Please make sure to spread the word about Thursday! The band is working hard to prepare an enjoyable performance for you!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/3/14

Band Parents,

I have some very exciting news to share with you all. I wanted to take a minute to introduce you (at least over e-mail) to Teresa Gregory. Teresa is going to working as our Band Secretary for the rest of the school year. The administration and school board together have recognized the need for additional support in our growing band program and as a result have created this position. Teresa will be working in the band office almost daily throughout the year helping with many of the "behind the scenes" things that go on. As time goes on and training continues, her role will increase. You will probably start to receive e-mails and communications from her as well. She will also be a resource to turn to with questions regarding dates, band events, etc. Teresa's e-mail address is <TGregory@roseburg.k12.or.us>. She has a strong prior connection to the band program as her two children went through the program. One of them (Jamie Gregory) was a tenor sax section leader for marching band and is currently a music education major at OSU. Please make sure to welcome her when you see her working in the band office : )

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


11/2/14

Band Parents,

With the close of marching band, it is time to prepare for the remainder of the year and concert season! As many of you know we have specific uniforms for members of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Uniform Fittings are happening this week at multiple times to try and make it easier for your student to come in and get fitted. Students in Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble need to come in during one of the following times to get fitted:

Monday (3rd)

  • - 1st Lunch
  • - 2nd Lunch
  • - After school

Tuesday (4th)

  • - After school

Please remind your students to come in during one of these times. Remember, members of Concert Band are just expected to wear traditional black and white to the concert (generally black bottom and white top). We will discuss this more as concerts get closer.

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/29/14

Band Parents,

This e-mail went out earlier in the school year prior to our first competition. However, as we are heading into another competition this weekend, I wanted to send along an important document that some of our Band Parent Organization officers put together. Attached is a "Parents' Introduction to Marching Band Competitions." If you are new to marching band (or a seasoned veteran), I highly encourage you to read through this file. It covers many topics that a parent would want to know including the following: 

How can help even if I can't go to the competition?
How to I find my student the day of the event?
What should I bring as a spectator?
How does scoring at competitions work?
How can I help my student be successful at the event?
…and more!

Marching Band competitions are very exciting events, largely because of the incredibly array of activities all happening simultaneously. Hopefully reading through this will help families be more prepared, whether they are attending or not. It's going to be an exciting weekend!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/29/14

Band Parents,

It's hard to believe but we are already into our last regular week of marching practice and performances. When you take a second to think back to this band's start at Fremont during band camp, it is remarkable how far they have come! This is an extremely busy weekend and I wanted to make sure everyone had all the most current information. Thank you for being so supportive as we finish out this great season!


RME Championships - IMPORTANT:
Our final marching band competition is Saturday, November 1st. This all-day event takes place up in Hillsboro. Attached is our current itinerary along with the entire show schedule. Please let me know if you need driving directions to the stadium and I can send a separate "Director's Packet" that has that information. Please let me know if you have any questions that aren't answered in these attachments.

Chaperon Update: We have enough chaperons and helpers for the weekend! Thank you to all those who offered to help us out and especially to those staying overnight. However, we will never turn away help! If you still want to be involved, please let me know and we'll get you plugged in : )

Competition Food:
Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. 

BPO Meeting:
Our next BPO meeting will take place Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. This will be our marching band wrap up meeting and is an important time for us to recap on the season and find areas for improvement. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Thank you for helping make this season so successful. It's a VERY busy week but there is light at the end of the tunnel : )

Go Indians!
_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142

 

 

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10/29/14

Band Parents,

I am sorry for all of the e-mails going out today. There is a quite a bit going on as we wrap up marching season and transition into the concert season. Here is an announcement regarding our last marching event for the year!

Veterans Day Parade Schedule:

It is time for our annual performance at the Veteran's Day Parade (November 11). Please see the attached itinerary for information regarding this fun local performance. Barring continued playoff games, this is the marching band's last public performance. We have a short rehearsal Friday on November 10 from 5:00 - 7:00 to prepare for the parade. All students are fed pizza after the parade. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this final performance!

Go Indians!

____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Butter Braid orders due Friday, Oct 31!
Your student(s) should have brought home a butter braid order form recently. Please look this form over and consider bringing it to your place of employment, showing it to family friends, etc. Remember all money raised by individual students goes towards their account to offset costs of future travel, etc. All order forms must be turned in by Friday, October 31. Please have checks made payable to RHS BPO. The frozen product will be delivered to the RHS band room Wednesday, November 19. This makes it just in time for Thanksgiving.

If you want to order butter braids but don't have a student in band, you can order them from the BPO. Money raised by the BPO will be used to help students facing financial when it comes to travel expenses,  participation fees, etc.
 


10/24/14

Band Parents,

It's hard to believe but we are heading into the last week of marching band! Of course, we will cap everything off with our performance at championships. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 


Marching Competition:
Our final competition is the NWAPA Championships which will be held up at Hillsboro Stadium (Gordon Faber Recreation Complex). Please read the attached itinerary closely as it contains all of the essential information regarding the event. I have also included some additional documents of more detailed information sent by the competition host (includes maps, parking directions, etc.). If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Our extremely early and exciting call time on Saturday, the 18th is 4:45 am.  Preliminary Schedule      Finals Schedule        

BECAUSE OF THIS EARLY PERFORMANCE TIME AND HOW MANY HOURS ARE INVOLVED FOR THE BUS DRIVERS, WE WILL BE STAYING THE NIGHT AFTER THE COMPETITION (SATURDAY EVENING)

We will be staying at another school (free for students) after the competition, and will finish the drive down to Roseburg first thing Sunday morning. 

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! note: for this competition we are also looking for overnight chaperons to stay with the students on the glorious and plush floors of Century High School!

Competition Food:
Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. 


Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts. We look forward to seeing you at the next BPO Meeting on Tuesday, November 11th.

Go Indians!

_____________

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142

 


 

10/24/14

Band Parents,


I wanted to inform everyone of a change to our RME rehearsal schedule we have decided to make. After speaking with our Athletic Director and the students yesterday we have decided to move our rehearsal on October 31 (Halloween) from 5:00 - 8:00 to noon - 3:00. Remember, there is no school that day. My hope is that this will allow students and families to better enjoy any activities they have planned for that evening, and will maybe make it possible for students to get a little extra sleep before our very early 4:45am call time the next morning. 


Please know that I very seldom make last minute changes to rehearsals. I do my absolute best to set a calendar and stick with it as I know we are all busy people, especially when we have students involved in marching band. I hope that this change, however, will be viewed as good news for most.


I know that most families and parents are working during the day. If you need help arranging transportation in the middle of the day so students can be at practice, please let me know. I am happy to help coordinate that as this is an extremely important rehearsal. 


We look forward to having our last regular season rehearsal on October 31 from noon to 3:00!


P.S. We will still need help loading the equipment trucks that day. I will be communicating with everyone once I know how soon the Penske truck can arrive that day. If at all possible, we could definitely use help in the early evening loading all of that equipment up!
____________________________
Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/21/14

Band Parents,

You'll have to forgive me but there are several miscellaneous announcements in this lengthy e-mail. Please read through this so you are apprised of the most current band information : )


Butter Braids:
Your student(s) should have brought home a butter braid order form recently. Please look this form over and consider bringing it to your place of employment, showing it to family friends, etc. Remember all money raised by individual students goes towards their account to offset costs of future travel, etc. All order forms must be turned in by Friday, October 31. The frozen product will be delivered to the RHS band room Wednesday, November 19. This makes it just in time for Thanksgiving.

If you want to order butter braids but don't have a student in band, you can order them from the BPO. Money raised by the BPO will be used to help students facing financial when it comes to travel expenses,  participation fees, etc.

Powder Puff Football:
Each year the RME performs at the PowderPuff Football game. This year's game is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd. Student call time is 5:00 with the game beginning at 6:00. Although attendance at this event is optional, I strongly encourage all RME students to participate. This is a fun, informal performance. We also open this event up to non-RME members as well. All students must wear indian casual for the event.

8th Grade Night:
Once a year we invite 8th graders to come and play in one of the home games. This year's 8th grade night is this Friday's October 24 game. If you have any 8th grade students, or know of families with 8th graders, please encourage them to come and participate in what will no doubt be an exciting game. 8th graders get a free RME Band Shirt and also get to play in the stands the entire game. An attached document has more information as well. 

Game This Friday:
This Friday it is Percussion and Colorguard's turn to clean the stadium after the game. If your student is in one of these sections, please plan on them staying an additional 45 minutes after the game to clean up. We can always use extra help to speed things along. If you or your student can help out this Friday it would be much appreciated. 

BPO Meeting:
Our next BPO meeting will take place Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. This will be our marching band wrap up meeting and is an important time for us to recap on the season and find areas for improvement. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.


____________________________

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/21/14

Band Parents,

WOW! What an incredible weekend the marching band had. I hope you have already heard, but in case you haven't, your students did an amazing job on Saturday at the Grants Pass competition! They performed well in the preliminary round of competition but really ratcheted things up for finals. I can honestly say that in my 6 years as the Band Director at RHS I have never seen the band give such an exciting performance as they did during finals on Saturday. If you haven't done so already, please, ask them why finals was so much better and what made that evening's performance so special. I would much rather you hear about the details of the day from them rather than me : )

 

A few specific items about the day:

- In prelims, band scored 68.85 and took 2nd place overall. They were also awarded the trophy for high General Effect.

- In finals, the band's score jumped significantly to 71.55 and they were awarded trophies for High Music, and High Visual Effect. They took second place overall!

- Most importantly though, the students continued their tradition of being great representatives for our school and town. I received numerous compliments from other directors as well as the hosts of the competition regarding our students politeness, professionalism, and behavior. 

- Hands down, the most exciting part of the day was the feeling of accomplishment on the part of the students after their second performance. It seemed to me that everyone was marching off the field barely able to contain their excitement because they knew they had just done something really special. Please ask your students about that last performance : )

 

A huge thank you to the parents who were able to make the trip down and help us out. It is always impressive to me how all of this comes together (moving gear, cooking food, setting up camp, etc.), and it certainly wouldn't happen without all of the parents help! Also, thank you to Mrs. G for attending the competition through the majority of the day. She came from a soccer game in Roseburg and spent the rest of the day with the band down in Grants Pass!

 

What a successful weekend! The little band from Roseburg (2nd biggest in the state of Oregon!) continues to do great things! Thank you for all your support : )

P.S. If you want to get in on some of the action, we still have some volunteer openings for our next competition on November 1. Specifically, we are looking for chaperons to stay overnight with us. Nothing says an exciting night like the comfortable floors of Century High School ; )

____________________________

 

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


  • Judges Results of the 2014 PNW Finals Oct 18 Grants Pass, OR:

http://nwapa.net/wp-content/uploads/2014PNWFinals.pdf


10/16/14

Band Parents,

First off, make sure to congratulate your marching band students when you get a chance because… they finished learning all of the drill to the rest of the halftime show! They had their first full run of all three movements tonight : ) This is quite an accomplishment and serves as yet another reminder that marching season is already rapidly coming to a close! Still, there are many things going on in the program. Below is an assortment of various band related announcements. Please read closely and let me know if you have any questions at all. 

8th Grade Night:

Once a year we invite 8th graders to come and play in one of the home games. This year's 8th grade night is the October 24 game. If you have any 8th grade students, or know of families with 8th graders, please encourage them to come and participate in what will no doubt be an exciting game. 8th graders get a free RME Band Shirt and also get to play in the stands the entire game. An attached document has more information as well. 

Powder Puff Football:

Each year the RME performs at the PowderPuff Football game. This year's game is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd. Student call time is 5:00 with the game beginning at 6:00. Although attendance at this event is optional, I strongly encourage all RME students to participate. This is a fun, informal performance. We also open this event up to non-RME members as well. All students must wear indian casual for the event.

Competition Food:

Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $10 for the remaining two competitions. We will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.

Stadium Cleaning Crew:

This Friday it is Clarinets and Low Brass' turn to clean the stadium after the game. If your student is in either of these sections, please plan on them staying an additional 45 minutes after the game to clean up. We can always use extra help to speed things along. If you or your student can help out this Friday it would be much appreciated. 

Food Donations Needed for Competition:

We are looking for a few parents to donate some food items for this weekend's competitions. If you aren't able to attend the competition to help, this is another great way to support the band program. Please look below for information about helping out in this regard. 

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for PNW Competition Food - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/eLELxe

   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 

   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. 

 

10/14 BPO Meeting Minutes: 
Thank you to all who were able to attend the BPO meeting this past Tuesday. It was great to have so many people there to help support the bands. Attached are the minutes from this month's BPO meeting in case you were unable to attend. We hope to see you at future meetings!

It's hard to believe that there are only two weeks left of marching band! Thank you for all of your help in making this such a great season! If you can make sure to catch the students at a home game. Also, remember that all of our rehearsals are "open rehearsals" and you are always welcome to come up to the stands and watch the students practice!

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/15/14

Band Parents,

I hope that this message finds you well. Thank you to those who were able to attend the Band Parent Organization meeting last night. If you weren't able to make it this time, we hope to catch you at the next meeting on November 11. 

I have attached the calendar of all of the Jazz Band's performances at Loggers here in Roseburg. Please make sure to read this document thoroughly, especially if you have a student in the RHS Jazz Ensemble. If you are a new parent you might not already know this but Loggers Tap House in Roseburg has become a wonderful supporter of the RHS Band. Once a month our Jazz Band performs at the Loggers Tap House (2060 NW Stewart Parkway) and the band program receives 30% of the proceeds from the entire day. There is no flyer needed, no special instructions. Just show up, order food, and support our 180-member band program! Please read the attachment for information, even if your student does not perform with the Jazz Ensemble. This is a great way support the band program, listen to awesome music, and eat some fantastic food! We hope to see you at the first "Loggers Gig" on November 6!

Help us get the word out! Please encourage your friends and family to mark November 6 on there calendar and come watch the band at the Loggers Tap House.

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us

 

10/11/14

Band Parent's
If you can't come and help us at the RME competition this Saturday, perhaps you can send some food to help fill out our meals? See below for information on how do help us out. Any food donations can be dropped off anytime Friday.

Food Donations Needed for Competition:

We are looking for a few parents to donate some food items for this weekend's competitions. If you aren't able to attend the competition to help, this is another great way to support the band program. Please look below for information about helping out in this regard. 

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for PNW Competition Food - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/eLELxe

   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 

   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/09/14

Band Parents,

I hope all is well! I can't believe the marching season is already almost over. 3 more weeks is all that's left before championships! In the meantime, there is still a lot going now as the marching band prepares for its next competition. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 

Marching Competition:
Our second competition is the Pride of the Northwest (PNW) and will be held up at Grants Pass School in Grants Pass. Please read the attached itinerary closely as it contains all of the essential information regarding the event. I have also included some additional documents of more detailed information sent by the competition host (includes maps, parking directions, etc.). If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Our call time on Saturday, the 18th is 8:30 am. Click Here for a full schedule.

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! If you are unable to help at the first competition, you are encouraged to reserve your spot for the final competition at Hillsboro on November 1.

Competition Food:
Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $10 for the remaining competitions. I will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.

Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts. We look forward to seeing you at the next BPO Meeting on Tuesday, October 14th.

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


10/09/14

Band Parents,

We have a special need that has come up in relation to both games and competitions. We are looking for more parents to join our "pit crew." We need parents to help us unload and load equipment immediately before and after the band's performance on the field. Please read below for more information. All members of the "pit crew" get into home games and competitions for free!

Front Ensemble ("Pit") Parents:

Although we need parent help in general for the competition, we are specifically looking for more "pit parents." We need adults to help us load and unload the pit gear (mallet percussion, timpani, etc.) on the field before performances at home games and at competitions. Ideally, these are parents who are able to make it to multiple performances (games and competitions) throughout the season so they can learn the process. This is a very easy yet important job. Pit Parents get a volunteer pass paid for by the BPO for competitions, but they also get into home football games for free as well. Please contact me right away if you are able to help in this capacity

That's all for now!

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


10/08/14

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/13319315-113/roseburg-band-club-rotary

Nineteen Roseburg High School band students performed “Animal” and “Zoot Suit Riot” this morning for the Roseburg Rotary Club meeting at Brix restaurant in downtown Roseburg. The students were led by band Director Branden Hansen. The Marching Ensemble recently placed second in the AA competition at the 33rd annual Pacific Coast Invitational in September. Their next competition will be Pride of the Northwest on Oct. 18 in Grants Pass.

09/22/14

The PCI competition at Sprague is this Saturday, and the food committee needs donations. Help us feed our hungry marchers at this incredible all-day event!.

Sign up for PCI Competition Food Donations (http://vols.pt/9yQ66N) on @VolunteerSpot today!

09/22/14

Band Parents,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we still have some openings for parent help and bus chaperons for this weekends competition. Specifically we are looking for bus chaperons. I have included the original e-mail that went out some time ago. Please read below for more information and let me know if you are able to help out! I will be sending more specific information (departure times for volunteers, etc.) soon.

Band Parents,
I hope your school year is beginning to settle into a more regular groove. There is a lot going now as the marching band prepares for its first competition. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 

Marching Competition:
Our first competition is the Pacific Coast Invitational (PCI) and will be held up at Sprague High School in Salem. Please read the attached itinerary ("PCI Marching Competition Handout 2014") closely as it contains all of the essential information regarding the event. I have also included some additional packets of more detailed information sent by the competition host (includes maps, parking directions, concessions menu, etc.). If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Our call time on Saturday, the 27th is 6:30 am.

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! If you are unable to reserve help at the first competition, you are encouraged to reserve your spot for the coming competitions (Grants Pass on October 18, Hillsboro on November 1).

Competition Food:
Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $15 for all three competitions. I will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.
Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts.

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


09/17/14


Band Parents,

I hope your school year is beginning to settle into a more regular groove. There is a lot going now as the marching band prepares for its first competition. Please read the e-mail below for information regarding schedules, parent volunteers, associated costs, and more! 

Marching Competition:
Our first competition is the Pacific Coast Invitational (PCI) and will be held up at Sprague High School in Salem. Please read the attached itinerary ("PCI Marching Competition Handout 2014") closely as it contains all of the essential information regarding the event. I have also included some additional packets of more (PCI Schedule and Parking) (PCI Director's Packet) detailed information sent by the competition host (includes maps, parking directions, etc.). If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Our call time on Saturday, the 27th is 6:30 am.

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in helping out at the competition, please let me know right away. We need bus chaperones as well as individuals who are willing to offer general assistance at our base camp. If you have never been to a marching competition, please don't let that stop you form signing up. We have several seasoned band parents who will help guide you as to what needs to be done. Please consider helping as these events are always a highlight of the year. You will not see the students work harder and simultaneously have more fun anywhere else! If you are unable to reserve help at the first competition, you are encouraged to reserve your spot for the coming competitions (Grants Pass on October 18, Hillsboro on November 1).

Competition Food:
Please don't forget to send $5 for meals with your student to PRIOR to the competition this Saturday. They can give this to me at any time during the school day. Also, if it is more convenient, you can send $15 for all three competitions. I will keep record of who has already paid and you wont have to think about it again for the rest of the season.

Exciting things are continuing to happen in the RHS Bands and we couldn't do it without your continued support. Thank you for supporting our students in their musical efforts.

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Director of Bands
Roseburg High School
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us
(541) 440-4142


9/15/14

Band Parents,

Just a quick reminder that we are currently taking orders for band merchandise (shirts, cinch bags, decals, blankets, and more). Below is some information regarding to how order to some of this great gear and support our bands! Remember, these orders are due Tomorrow (16th).

RHS Band Gear:
You have the option of ordering t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeve t's, Baseball caps, auto decals, extra cinch bags, and more, all with our great RHS Band Logo. We also have a modified Band Parent Logo available as well that you can put on any of these items. In order to have everything available by the first competition, orders need to be submitted by September 16th at the latest. This is coming up quickly so please don't wait. You can order one of two ways:

    1) Open the attached order form and complete it by September 16th.

    2) Visit our website: www.roseburghighschoolbands.com and click the "band gear" link

In order to keep costs down and to avoid holding onto an inventory of unsold items, we will have order deadlines throughout the year. If you are unable to meet the upcoming order deadline, keep checking the website for information regarding the next order wave.


We hope to see many of sporting this great band gear at games and competitions! I hope this message finds you well and look forward to seeing you at the next band parent meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm in the band room.

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen
Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589
fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


09/11/14

Band Parents,

Below is some information regarding our soon-to-be-released band poster. It's not too late to purchase add space for your business! Families can even be listed as a family sponsor with a small donation. Please read below and help us fill up our poster! remember, all donations are tax-deductable as the Band Parent Organization is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Band Poster Advertisements:

It's time for one of our first fundraisers this season, our RHS Band Poster. You have probably seen posters for the football team, or basketball team, etc., around town showing their game dates as well as corporate and private sponsors. These not only raise money, but they also increase the teams visibility in the community. The RHS Band Program puts out a poster as well and we are taking offers for ad space!

Our poster features a large photo of the Marching Band (our biggest ensemble) but includes the concert dates for the entire year, not just the marching season. This poster supports every band at RHS and we need everyone's help to make it a success. There are multiple ways you can support us and advertise your business (or family!) on the poster:

- I have included a copy of our band sponsorship program. If your business becomes at least a Bronze Level sponsor of the band ($250) your organization will be represented on the poster and will also receive additional advertising and recognition.

- If you would rather purchase poster space "a la carte," that is an option as well. A $150 donation will earn a business card size advertisement on the poster.

- Also, families and individuals can be "Family Sponsors" and have their names listed on the poster. Although there is no business card ad that goes along with this, it is still a great way to have your family name listed and show your support for our growing band program. Family Sponsors (name only) are $75.

- Please make all checks payable to "RHS BPO."

- All money spent towards ad space is tax-deductable and a receipt will be provided if requested.

This fundraising opportunity not only has significant potential financially, but also promotes concert attendance and increases public awareness of all the RHS Bands. Again if you know anyone (individual or business) who might be willing to take out ad space, please share this information with them.

Sponsorship Drive:
In general, we are always looking for more band sponsors and can definitely use your help in this regard. If you know of any families or local business owners/managers that would be interested in supporting the band, no matter how small the donation, please help us by sharing the attached document. This letter that helps explain the benefit of sponsorship.  Remember that all donations to the band are completely tax deductible! For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact the Band Publicist Lori Adams at publicity@roseburghighschoolbands.com

That's all for now! 

Go Indians!

Branden Hansen

Roseburg High School
Director of Bands
www.roseburghighschoolbands.com
phone: (541) 954-4589

fax: (541) 440-8296
bhansen@roseburg.k12.or.us


Great work, RHS band member and Boy Scout Logan Wood!

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/12783764-113/cemetery-lane-wood-mccracken

WINCHESTER — When Winchester Elementary principal Trish McCracken mentioned to students that the school was sprucing up the campus cemetery, the response was: “What cemetery?”

Surrounded by a chain-link fence, hidden by cedar trees and buried in a bramble of weeds, the three-plot cemetery used to be a forgotten patch of land on the elementary’s campus.

Now, the cemetery is completely visible, thanks to the work of volunteers and Boy Scout Logan Wood, a Winchester Elementary alumnus and Roseburg High School senior who adopted the cemetery for his Eagle Scout project. Last week, Wood completed the finishing touches on the cemetery cleanup, and is only waiting on a sign to label the plot “Lane Cemetery.”

The Lane Cemetery is historically registered and dates back to 1859. It is the burial ground of three of Gen. Joseph Lane’s relatives: his daughter-in-law, Sarah (Aiken) Lane; his granddaughter, Sarah Jane Lane; and Sarah Lane’s nephew, Frank Gillian. Joseph Lane was the first governor of the Oregon territory and one of the state’s first two U.S. senators. But his pro-slavery views ended his career in Oregon politics. Lane died in 1881 and is buried in Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

The idea to resurrect the cemetery from the brambles came from fourth-grade teacher Steve Sheldon, who now works at Joseph Lane Middle School. Sheldon wanted to take students to an on-site field trip to teach local pioneer history.

“It’s very unusual to have a cemetery on an elementary school campus,” McCracken said. “We could ignore it as something odd or highlight it as something unique that kids can learn from.”

McCracken and Sheldon chose the latter when they applied for and received a $2,680.42 grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to pay for the new fence materials. The grant required in-kind donations. These were matched by the hundreds of hours of volunteer work.

Coordinating volunteers took a lot of effort, so McCracken was grateful when Wood approached her in the spring about taking on the cleanup.

Wood worked over 200 hours on the project, spending about a month and a half during his free afternoons and weekends. Members of his Boy Scout troop, volunteers from the school and Roseburg Alliance Church also donated time to the cleanup.

The teen said he was surprised with the duration of the project, finding the work more intensive than he expected. He thought taking out the chain-link fence would take a few shovels. What it actually took was using his dad’s truck to rip out the large cement posts buried deep in the ground. A new fence was installed by Bentley Welding owner Doug Bentley and volunteers.

Wood, 17, said landscaping was the hardest part. The volunteers hauled eight truckloads of dirt, each holding three yards of dirt to the site. They rototilled the landscape and added 13 plants.

Decades of sap had collected on the headstones, so Wood and other volunteers scrubbed the placards with toothbrushes, water and cleaners that wouldn’t damage the stone. Wood said the headstones look a little bit better, with the smallest one almost completely white.

McCracken has already been asked by one student if the cemetery is haunted, and expects more questions about death, given the cemetery’s increased visibility.

“My answer is no, it’s not haunted,” McCracken said. “Dying is a part of living, and we want to be respectful to those who passed away.”

Wood said the work was important because “people will know about it as a historical place now.” He added that he, too, learned about Oregon history while working on the project.

McCracken said third- and fourth-grade teachers are excited to take their students to the cemetery as part of Oregon history curriculum.

“We want them to stand at the cemetery and appreciate the 155-year age of the cemetery and appreciate how things have changed,” McCracken said. “The undeveloped area where the cemetery [was first placed] now has a school and neighborhood around it.”

For Wood, the reward is one glance out his bedroom window, which looks out on Lane Cemetery.

Boy Scout Logan Wood, 17, of Winchester worked to refurbish a three-plot cemetery at Winchester Elementary School as part of an Eagle Scout Project in August.

“It’s cool to see all the work I’ve done,” he said.

•You can reach reporter Kate Stringer at 541-957-4208 or kstringer@nrtoday.com.