Instrument Checkout Form for Summer 2020

Please complete the attached form to hold on to your school owned instrument over the summer. You may complete this online or print and take a photo and email it to Gary.Hernandez@keysschools.com.

Please do this by Monday, May 18th.

Thanks!

Gary Hernandez

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Key West High School Band
2100 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

Instrument Check Out Form Summer 2020.pdf

School Owned Instrument Returns

School Owned Instrument Returns:

All School owned instruments must be returned to KWHS according to these procedures:

-Write your first and last name on a piece of notebook size paper and close it in the seam of case so that your name is visible from the outside (half sheet in the case/half outside). If you have a zippered case, write your name on a piece of tape and attach it to the handle like a luggage tag.

-Review the drop off date schedule below and bring your instrument to the Auditorium LOADING DOCK (if your parents do not know where this is, please explain it to them, this is not the front of the school). The railing will be removed, place it on the concrete dock where the yellow metal thing is. Once you have completed this, send Mr. Hernandez a message on remind letting him know to bring it inside. If when you arrive and find someone else there, wait for them to get back in their vehicle and leave before you attempt to put your instrument on the dock.

Seniors: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday, May 11th

Grades 9-11: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday May 18th

*A summer checkout form will be available before this date for those who would like to do so.

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Key West, FL 33040

2020-2021 Band Student Leadership Selection Info

Hello,

Please see the info below from the Band Handbook about band leadership requirements and our special 2020 selection process:

· Interviews via phone: 12:00-3:00pm April 27th and 28th Sign up here: https://forms.gle/uJfww4ovuyUUrWhJ9

· Officer Speecheswill be done through individual video recordings submitted through FlipGrid no later than May 1st.

o All positions will be required to give a brief speech, less than 45 seconds.  One video for all positions. See below the signature for info about all leadership positions and the directions in the FlipGrid Topic. Record or upload this video to: https://flipgrid.com/70303470

· *Drum major auditions: Submit a second video to this separate FlipGrid Topic: https://flipgrid.com/0ae4a7b2

o Introduce yourself and Call Formal Attention and Parade Rest.

o Conduct this piece with appropriate cues, patterns and dynamic contrast: https://youtu.be/9_EWTWhoqEA

§ Do practice videos first and make sure your device(s) settings allow for the video to record the music so that it is also audible to your audience. Make sure the video frame includes the entire space you will use to conduct and should be framed from your waist up.

· ***Vote of confidence will occur on May 5th after Live Broadcast of the Speeches and Drum Major Audition videos at 1:00pm. The link for voting will be sent out at the conclusion and will remain open for one hour past the end of the Live Broadcast.

Thank you!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

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Leadership Info:

*All Band Members are LEADERS in making good choices within their lives, in band, on campus throughout the school day and in our community.*

Student leadership is the most vital part of a successful band program. What we do can only be done well if we have everyone onboard with our shared aspirations and goals. Always do your best and never have any regrets. Your actions today sow the seeds of our future leaders; we are all connected throughout the history of our band program. Never underestimate the power of your words and actions. Your service to the band will benefit you for years to come with the leadership experience gained.

The following are expectations, eligibility requirements, responsibilities and descriptions of the leadership positions:

Expectations of All Positions

  • Serve as model band student in all aspects of performance and attitude.
  • Promote Band spirit and morale whenever and wherever possible.
  • Maintain a constant sense of service to the band program.
  • Be prepared to assist with teaching marching and music skills throughout the year.
  • Help to maintain discipline (appropriate behavioral choices) within the band.
  • Arrive at rehearsals and performances prior to all other members of the band to help set up and remain after until all work is completed.
  • Attend all band officer meetings.
  • Act as a liaison between the director and students.

Requirements to be an Officer

***Grades will be checked at the end of the semester. You may be removed from your officer position if you fail to meet these requirements.***

Students must:

  • Have and maintain an un-weighted 2.5 GPA or greater with no failures in any class for the past academic year (semester).
  • Have, no or pending, disciplinary action at KWHS for the past academic year.
  • Attend all officer leadership camps, regular band camps and rehearsals with no unexcused absences.
  • Be willing and able to serve for the entire upcoming school year.

Failure to meet or maintain any of these requirements will result in ineligibility and/or removal from the position.

Responsibilities and Descriptions

Band Captain-President (1)

  • Is the foremost student leader of the band who leads through example at all times.
  • May run rehearsals at the behest of the bandmaster.
  • Oversees and assesses the duties and functions of all officers and proactively assures that all responsibilities are being carried out.
  • May break rank only when necessary to carry out duties.
  • First to enter the field,and the last to leave it.
  • Schedules and presides over band officer meetings.
  • Reports daily to the bandmaster concerning the morale of the band.
  • Mandatory attendance at a Music/Leadership Camp.
  • May not miss rehearsals or performances for optional school related activities.

Drum Major-Marching Band Conductor (1)

  • Conductor for all marching band rehearsals & performances.
  • Responsibilities include memorization of all scores exhibited musically with a discernible conducting pattern that maintains a steady pulse.
  • Functions as the morale leader of the band at all rehearsals and performances encouraging all members to constantly perform at their best.
  • Mandatory attendance at a Music/Drum Major Camp.
  • May not miss rehearsals or performances for optional school related activities.

Assistant Drum Major (As needed)

  • Same as Drum Major.
  • May be a regular performing member and function as a field conductor as needed.
  • Coordinates all public relations with the band director, parents, community and the school at large.
  • Other duties as assigned by the band director.
  • Mandatory attendance at a Music/Drum Major Camp.
  • May not miss rehearsals or performances for optional school related activities.

1st LIEUTENANT-Personnel Manager (1)

  • In charge taking attendance at all outside of school rehearsals and performances.
  • Oversees section leaders, assists the director in supervising sectionals, and assesses their teaching.
  • Responsible for stage setup for all concerts.
  • Assumes therole of band captain in his/her absence.
  • Strongly suggested attendance at a Music/Leadership Camp.

2nd LIEUTENANT-Equipment Manager (1)

  • Coordinates all equipment transport with section leaders, parents & director.

· Responsible for instrument check-out/check-in.

· Responsible for the care and maintenance of instruments.

· Assists 1st Lieutenant with stage setup.

Strongly suggested attendance at a Music/Leadership Camp.

Section Leaders-Teachers (Assistant Section Leaders as needed)

  • Must be model band students and know their music, marching, and be able to conduct sectionals.
  • Assist individual members within their sections with all aspects of band.
  • Assist the Band Director during inspections.
  • Color Guard Captain – Mandatory attendance at a Leadership/Flag Camp.
  • Section Leaders– Strongly suggested attendance at a Music/Leadership Camp.

Chief Quartermaster-All Rehearsal Facilities Manager (1)

· Duties include making sure band members keep all rehearsal facilities clean and organized.

· Oversees/aids the quartermasters.

· Bus 1 Captain for all band trips responsible for seating charts and bus cleanliness.

Quartermaster-Locker Room Facilities Manager (1)

  • Duties include checking out/in lockers and locks.
  • Responsible for maintaining order and cleanliness of the locker room facilities. The locker room floor must be clear of all items at all times & all personal items found will be placed in lost & found and must be claimed by Friday of that school week before being discarded.
  • Must conduct random lock checks to ensure security of personal and band-owned equipment.
  • Bus 2 Captain for all band trips responsible for seating charts and bus cleanliness.

Quartermaster-Concert & Marching Uniform Manager (1-3)

  • Duties include fitting, repairing, organizing and collecting uniforms for cleaning.
  • Responsible for communicating the correct way to care for and wear the uniform.
  • Responsible for communicating the uniform needs of the band to the director.
  • Must be prepared to fix uniforms at all times (sewing kits, extra buttons, etc.).
  • Will maintain a list of uniform infractions at all inspections.
  • Bus 3 Captain for all band trips responsible for seating charts and bus cleanliness.

Quartermaster-Special Effects & Props Coordinator (Marching & Concert) (1)

  • Duties include designing, building, coordinating and securing materials for props or special effects to enhance the theatrical effect of the performance area for all band performances.
  • Recruit a team of band member volunteers to assist with duties.

Quartermaster-Technology Manager (1-2)

  • In charge of audio and video recording for all marching and concert band performances and classes requested by band director.
  • Responsible for basic editing, mastering, and transfer of audio and video files to band server/hard drive.
  • Setting up of long ranger for rehearsals/games.
  • Updates the Director with new ways to incorporate technology.

Librarians-Current Year (Jazz, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band) (3)

  • In charge of all activities related to the band sheet music and music library.
  • Duties include distributing, collecting, organizing, copying, documenting and filing music.
  • Librarian must communicate to the Band Director the sheet music needs of the band.
  • Must be assigned as a student assistant in addition to a regular band class.

Librarians-Restoration (1-2)

· In charge of restoring order to all pieces not currently in use.

· Duties include organizing, score ordering, attaining missing parts, cataloguing and filing music.

· Must be assigned as a student assistant in addition to a regular band class.

Historian (1-2)

· In charge of documenting (taking pictures and video) of every band event for the entire year.

· Prepares a photo video for the Band Banquet.

· Create a digital archive of all band historical documents for the current year and previous years.

I am responsible for my behavior and the results of

that behavior.

I am responsible for what I become in life.

Life does not accept excuses.

I will not let my need to be accepted by others keep

me from doing what is right.

I am somebody.

Losers let it happen, winners make it happen.

Therefore, when faced with a mountain,

I will not quit.

I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a

pass through, tunnel underneath, or simply stay and

turn the mountain into a gold mine…

I will do my best. I know I can. I am a winner.

I am somebody.

I am an integral part of the

Key West High School Band.

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Key West High School Band
2100 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

Google Classroom & Grades

Good afternoon,

All grades have been transferred over to FOCUS from Google Classroom as of this morning, Monday, April 13th. If you have anything below an A in a band class it means that you have not completed 1 or more of the assignments. I am available Monday through Thursday from 12:00pm-3:00pm to assist you with any of this, contact me through email or Remind text messages. Most of you have logged into SmartMusic/FlipGrid. Please see the playing assignments there.

Take care!

Gary Hernandez

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Key West High School Band
2100 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

KWHS Band Student Survey + Instrument Pickup

Good afternoon,

I hope that everyone is well. I truly miss all of my students! Given the circumstances, we will make the best of this situation and continue with music learning online. We will need every student to respond to the survey below, it requires you to log into your keysstudents.net account as we will be using Google Classroom. Please contact me if you need help with this.

Please complete this survey as soon as possible:

https://forms.gle/iav33ae8k5Hg1CyP6

Once I have your submitted information, I will send the procedure for instrument pick up to those who did not take home their instruments over spring break. This will be similar to Chromebook check out. I will add you to your band course(s) Google Classroom and start adding content over the next week, we will also likely use SmartMusic which is offering a free subscription (wait for info on that). Much more info to come, start with the Survey.

Also, visit www.keysschools.com/kwhs for all of the up-to-date general info for Online classes starting April 1st along with info about available Chromebooks, internet, lunches etc.

Take care!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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Key West High School Band
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Key West, FL 33040

Concert MPA Week Update-see times*

Good afternoon,

Please see the info below concerning Concert MPA this week.

*Colorguard after school rehearsals are canceled through night week.

*Wednesday, March 4th

-***Time Change-Symphonic Band Stage Rehearsal 11:45am-1:00pm. (change due to early release).

*Thursday, March 5th ***Canceled, officers only for setup***. Early start with non KWHS bands etc.

MPA run-through 2:45-3:30pm in Auditorium, Symphonic Band followed by Wind Ensemble.

See updated times below:

*Thursday, March 5th KWHS Hosting Concert MPA. Symphonic band reports at *4:15pm, performs at *5:00pm. Wind Ensemble reports at 6:15pm and performs at 7:00pm. We will be running a concession stand and will also need student crews to work the sight-reading room, to be band guides, and to set the stage for each of the bands performing (our two plus three visiting). Parent & Student help still needed: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=KyWstHSB&v=3474345

Thanks!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

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