Program Updates for 2021

Here is a brief summary of some of the items discussed at the Parent Zoom Meeting.  I know it is quite long but please read the whole email as we cover each ensemble for the rest of this school year and tentative plans for the fall.

Spring Quarter 2021

Band & Orchestra

Synchronous learning for both learning models. Students will continue to have assignments from Smart Music and Breezing Through Theory. Director Shedd will send out information for Google Classroom and Remind directly to students. Please be patient as there will be an adjustment period as kinks are worked out.

HYBRID MODEL (On-Campus Students/Friday Online)
No instruments needed for the first few days.

ONLINE-ONLY MODEL
Similar to the previous quarter, playing assignments will be recorded and submitted online.

Marching Band & Color guard

There will be synchronous learning for both learning models. The show theme this quarter is “How to train a dragon”. Students will memorize the music. There are plans to fit students into uniforms and have photos taken- it is unclear at this time if online students will participate in this; Director Shedd is checking with the administration for guidance. There are tentative plans for a live show to be performed for parents in June with senior recognition. For the PE portion there will be fitness logs and nutrition assignments. Director Shedd will ask the administration for guidance on the 9th grade Presidential Fitness requirements. He is also checking to see if online-only students can attend Marching Band in-person if desired as Marching Band is a PE class. Please be patient as there will be an adjustment period as kinks are worked out.

SCHEDULE
Mondays 1:30PM-3PM, Woodwinds & Brass
Tuesdays 1:30PM-3PM, Percussion, Pit & Color guard
Thursdays, 6-8 PM, ENTIRE Marching Band & Color guard

HYBRID MODEL
No instruments needed for the first few days. Students should leave campus for lunch. Mr. Shedd will check with the administration if this can be changed.

ONLINE ONLY MODEL
Similar to the previous quarter, playing assignments will be recorded and submitted online.

Summer 2021

We have received word that the VAPA department is hoping to offer summer music enrichment camps. Although not confirmed, the tentative plan will be to offer these classes to SRHS music students on the SRHS campus and they will be taught by Mr. Shedd. Exact dates and times to be announced but tentatively these classes will be held in the afternoons.

Fall 2021

Marching Band & Color guard

IMPORTANT DATES- TENTATIVE
Marching Band Camp:
August 16-27th, SAVE THESE DATES!!
Tournaments:
October 16, Valhalla Field Tournament
October 30, SRHS Home Tournament
November 6, TBD Away
November 13, Semi-Finals (Orange County)
November 20, Finals (Orange County)

Band & Orchestra

As in previous years, regular Orchestra and Band classes will be available.

NEW for Fall 2021 – Honors Orchestra and Honors Band/Percussion classes: These are district approved, invitation-only, weighted-classes, available only to 4th year music seniors.