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Fri

16

Jan

2015

City Students Accepted to SEIBA Honor Bands


As usual, our students did a great job representing City High bands at the SEIBA honor band auditions today in Fairfield.  All student performed well.
 
Please offer congratulations to the following that were accepted into SEIBA Honor Bands:
 
Concert Band:
 
Rebecca Storey – flute
Charlotte Thomas - flute
Erica Dodge – bass clarinet
Megan Schnoebelen – clarinet
Kamara Shaw – clarinet
Susanna Gianola – alto sax
Charles Mascardo – alto sax
Rachel Strang - horn
Jonathan House – tuba
Patrick Vecera – percussion
 
Jazz Band:
 
Xavier Fields – tenor sax
Joey Schnoebelen – trumpet
Ryan Dailey – trombone
Jarrett Purdy - piano


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Mon

05

Jan

2015

Happy 2015!

Our next pep band date is Friday, January 9.  This is the first Friday of our return, and is an important game as City High takes on West High.  The schedule is for both girls and boys varsity teams to play on this night, so there will be a huge crowd.  We need everyone who signed up for pep band to attend, as well as any others that would like to join us.


Saturday, January 10, is the date for SEIBA Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Band auditions in Fairfield.  As usual, bus transportation will be provided both to and from Fairfield, thought students may travel with parents.  I have attached the concert band audition schedule.  Please be working very hard on all audition materials.  This break should allow for extra practice time so make the most of it.  The bus will leave City High at 7:30am and return following all auditions.

      

The next deposit for the Disney trip is Monday, January 12.  The deposit, in the amount of $500.00, must be turned in to Mrs. Mahaffa on or before that date.  For student account inquiries, please contact Mrs. Mahaffa directly at mahaffa.mary@iowacityschools.org.

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Fri

05

Dec

2014

Fruit and Candy Orders are IN!












The Annual City High Music Department Fruit Sale distribution begins Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm and continues on Saturday morning from 9 am until noon.  Once again, everything will be distributed from the west band room in the new addition. We don’t have any cold storage available so you will have to pick your order up during these times.

Money is collected upon delivery to the students customers and should be returned to the music office by December 16th.

 

Questions? Contact Mary Mahaffa at mahaffa.mary@iowacityschools.org or 688-1040

Mon

01

Dec

2014

Concert on Wednesday!

Our first band concert of the year is next Wednesday, December 3.  This is a required event for all students, and students are required to attend the entire concert.  Remember that concert dress for concert and symphony bands is black pants/skirts (ankle length), white shirt/blouse (long sleeved), black shoes, black socks/hose.  For guys, a long, solid black tie is also required.  Call time for concert and symphony bands is 7:00pm, wind ensemble call time is 7:20.  This would be a great time to get some practice in on all band music.

 

  • There are still a few slots available for students wishing to audition for S.E.I.B.A. Honor Band.  Students must have both January 10 and January 24 completely free in order to audition.  Check with Dr. M if materials are necessary.
  • Distribution of fruit/cheese/candy sale items will take place on Friday, December 5 in the afternoon and on Saturday, December 6 in the morning.  Please arrange to pick up all items during the distribution times.

Wed

29

Oct

2014

Bates Field Follies Week

)      Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Bates Field Follies.  Call time for this required event is 6:15.  We will take our all band photo in the large gym at 6:45pm.  Freshmen will begin the program with a brief concert.  The concert begins at 7:30pm.

 

3)     Thursday, Oct. 30 – Start of the official concert season.  All students will need concert instruments, music, etc. for rehearsals on this day.

 

4)      Sunday, November 2 – Parking lot clean-up.  We will meet in the usual location at 7:00am.  Students that sign up to work in a specific location must work there.  If students do not go to the correct lot, attendance for the morning may not be noted.  This is clean-up number 5, so students that have already attended 4 clean-ups will share equally in money received.  Remember, too, that this is start of standard time.  Roll your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

 

 

5)      Ongoing.  Students should have already brought home brochures for the annual music department sale.  Fruit, nuts, cheese and other items are for sale, with students receiving a percentage of sales.  The sale continues through Monday, November 10.