I also encourage our supporters to follow the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters Facebook page to get more updates on the music program. If you prefer tweeting, the Livonia Stevenson Music Boosters can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MusicBoosterSHS
2017-18 BAND and ORCHESTRA CALENDAR
The tentative Band and Orchestra calendar for the 2017-18 season is available on the music website and the link below.
MUSIC GOOGLE CALENDAR
Parents who plan to volunteer throughout the year must complete an ICHAT form. This is a district requirement. The online form can be accessed through the link below.
Please remember there are a number of activities throughout the school day and after school at Stevenson. As you wait for students at the end of practice, be sure not to block the driveway or handicapped parking areas so people can get in and out easily. In addition, traffic flow in the morning for drop off and afternoon for pick up from school will be challenging. Mr. Harper sent out an email in the last week with clarification on how to get in and out of the school lots during these times. Please be sure to review before school starts so you aware of traffic flow during high traffic times.
Thank you to everyone who helped make band camp a success. From the chaperones who worked diligently to keep the kids safe and on track, to the parents who helped plan and organize, and those who gave a helping hand where ever needed – THANK YOU! Your support of the program and all the instrumental music and guard students helps us continue to move toward our goals.
We are again in need of volunteers for marching band practices this week. We like to have 1-2 parents assist with monitoring needs on the field. If you are available to help this week, please let me know your availability.
As we move forward with marching band season, please make every attempt possible to be at every practice for the scheduled time. Be sure to schedule appointments, work, and lessons outside of practice times as it is very difficult to learn and refine music and drill when individuals are missing. In addition, Mrs. Wickman should be notified in advance of any unavoidable conflicts to determine if the absence will effect the individual’s permission to perform that week. Absence due to sickness or emergency need to be communicated in a timely fashion.
This fall the marching band will practice Tuesday through Thursday 3-5p. Game weeks, one practice may be extended to 6p for practice on the stadium field. Color guard will have weekly sectionals with their coach on WEDNESDAYS from 6-8p. The marching band is scheduled to perform in a Scholastic clinic, Scholastic Invitational, and MSBOA Marching Band Festival. There will be additions for sectionals and rehearsals on the turf field as the dates and times are determined and confirmed. For more details, the calendar can be viewed on the website in the marching band section of the site.
MARCHING BAND CALENDAR
Marching Band members be sure to bring instruments, music, dot books, poker chips, and pencils to all practices. Since you will be going to practice after being in class all day, remember to bring appropriate clothes and tennis shoes for marching.
Marching Band Pictures – Wednesday, August 30 (4p; report for uniform distribution at 3:30p)
The group photo for the football and competition programs will be taken at 4 p.m. Wednesday at practice. In order to be in the photograph, band members must have a signed media form turned in (these were included in the marching band registration packet). Individuals will need to be at practice early to pick up their uniform and change. Be sure to wear your show shirt, shorts, and black socks and bring your marching band shoes and gloves to complete your uniform. If you have not received your shoes, wear flat shoes that are completely black. The second shoe order should be in prior to our performance on September 8. In addition to the group photo, members will have the option of having an individual photo taken. Photo order forms were distributed during pre-camp.
Swim Night at Burton Hollow Swim Club – Wednesday, August 30 (6-9p)
Thanks to the Cormier family, SHS Marching Band members can swim at Burton Hollow Swim Club Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m.The pool fee for marching band members is $5/student which needs to be turned in to one of the drum majors by the end of practice Tuesday. The Music Boosters would also like to invite marching band families to join us at the pool. Family members are $3/person, which will be paid at the swim club entrance Wednesday night. Cost includes admission to the pool, beverages, and hot dogs. We are asking every family to also bring a dish (salad, appetizer, etc.) or dessert to share. Please click here to visit the SignUp Genius to let us know what you’re bringing. (Please note: NO GLASS can be brought in.)
Band members coming without family should be dropped off at Burton Hollow Swim Club at 6 p.m. and be picked-up promptly at 9 p.m. You MUST PRESENT A PICTURE ID to enter the club.
Click here for more details regarding the event.
Pep Band for Novi Away Game – Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 31 we will take a pep band to the Novi away game. Individuals who plan to participate in the pep band will need to sign-up with Olivia or Alex by Wednesday, August 30. While the pep band is not a requirement, we must have representation from all sections and parts to be able to perform. Transportation will NOT be provided. We will meet at Novi HS at 6:15 p.m. and go into the game together as a group. Individuals will need to be picked up from Novi HS immediately following the game.
The LPS Pay-to-Participate payment link is now active for 2017-18. All marching band members must pay the LPS $50 to participate in marching band. To access the site click on the link below (or copy and paste the link into your browser), or visit the Stevenson home page (http://stevenson.livoniapublicschools.org/), hover over “Activies” and scroll down to Pay to Participate: Marching Band/All-School Play/All-School Musical.
2018 MUSIC DEPARTMENT TRIP – Orlando, FL (April 2-7, 2018)
The next Music Department trip has been planned for spring break 2018. We now have a waitlist for the second bus. If you are still interested in traveling to Disney with the music department, please register to be placed on the waitlist. Once we have enough to formally open the bus, the waitlist will be lifted and you will be officially registered. Our hope is to lift the waitlist in the next couple weeks, but we need more participants to make that happen. We are looking forward to another great music experience for our musicians and families.
DISNEY 2018 (Meeting Documents)