EHS Freshman and New EHS Band Students

We have a TAB on the website for you and your family to get ready for our upcoming year.  This along with our weekly email notices will be the best way for you to receive EHS Band information.

Band Yearbook Orders

The yearbook is being finalized and it's time to order! Please use the link below to order your stunning Eldorado Golden Eagle Band and Color Guard Yearbook!

You may pay for your yearbooks through Charms (we would prefer this, please indicate you are paying for a yearbook) or at time of pick up with exact cash amounts or check made out to Eldorado Band Boosters.

We will be handing out yearbooks during lunch and after school in the PAC the 21st through the 23rd.

Have a great evening Eagles

Andy and BJ

Director Brad Dubbs

From the Desk of Brad Dubbs

Parents and Students,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Thank you very much to the Van Note family for putting together a great band yearbook.  Students that ordered one may pick them up at lunch and after school on Monday and Tuesday.  Thank you in advance to the parents for their help with distributing these to students.

Finals are this week. Monday's finals are in periods 2, 4, and 6.  Tuesday's finals are in periods 3, 5, and 7.  By now students should have checked in all school instruments and if returning next year, checked them back out for the summer.  It is important that students keep a regular practice schedule on their instruments over the summer to maintain their skills.  

Band Calendar-

The 2018-2019 calendar will be posted on the band website by Tuesday of this week.  This will have details about band camp, rehearsals, concert dates, etc.  Please mark your calendars with these dates.  Please note that new dates may be added as more details come out regarding fundraisers, etc.

If you are not taking private lessons and need material to practice please let me know and I can provide some recommendations.  In the meantime, some things to look at would be the all-state audition material.  Titles of all-state audition materials are posted on the www.nmmea.com website.  Also, you can pick up marching show music for movements 2 and 3 by Tuesday of this week.

Speaking of private lessons, this is the best way for your child to improve their skills on their instrument.  The summer is a great time to take lessons.  If you are looking for a recommendation, please let me know.

Colorguard-

Please don't forget.....

-We are in need of more colorguard students.  If anyone knows of an incoming freshmen, not necessarily a band student, or is in band currently and would like to consider colorguard for the fall, please let me know.  We would take a very limited number of current band students to be on the guard for this fall.  

-There is a camp on June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for colorguard members only.  Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early each day,  and wear appropriate attire for learning choreography and warm ups.  Bring a water bottle and a lunch as well.

Band Camp-

Field clean up day is Saturday, July 14 at 7 a.m.

Band camp is required for all students.  Drum majors and section leaders will prepare flip folders on Thursday, July 19 and attend a leadership camp in the band room on Friday, July 20.

Freshman begin camp on Monday, July 23 and returning members begin on Tuesday, July 24.  Band camp will go through Saturday, Aug. 4.  More details will be emailed out before camp begins.

If you know of anyone who is transferring to EHS or entering as an 8th grade student and they have not received communication from me regarding next year, they should contact me immediately.

Eligibility Reminder-

Students must have at least a 2.0 and NO F's on their report card to be eligible for the fall season.  Summer school can help fix this issue for students in this position so that they can still be eligible in the program. However, woodwind, brass, and drumline students will not be written into the show and will have to wait and see if a spot opens up by band camp or after the season starts.  Pit and Colorguard members may still participate only if summer school records show that the student meets the eligibility requirements.

Thank you all for a great school year.  We are excited for what is ahead next year and feel like our band will again be very successful.

Have a great summer!

Mr. Dubbs

Schedule This Week

-Monday: NO ZERO HOUR

-Tuesday:NO ZERO HOUR

-Wednesday: NO ZERO HOUR

Percussion Practice-5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursday: All students who have school instruments should have them cleaned and must have them checked in and have them reissued for the summer.  Instruments that have damage caused while it was checked out to the student must be repaired by the last week of school.

-Friday: ZERO HOUR FINAL FOR ALL WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC, AND COLORGUARD STUDENTS AT 6:45am.