Good morning everyone,
Happy New Year! Welcome back, and welcome to the Spring semester with Inderkum Music. I hope you all had a wonderful Winter break and are ready to get back to work. We are rested and excited to get started. We have missed the students and the music. So, let's get to it! (Please read this communication in its entirety. It is lengthy, as we have a busy semester ahead.)
Here are your announcements:
In volunteer news, we appreciate those individuals who have helped with our Sunday bingo sessions. We depend on the proceeds from bingo to support our students' educational experiences in the music program. We want the very best for them, and we need your help. Please consider joining us! Just a couple of Sundays each school year would help tremendously. Please examine the Sign-Up Genius for available volunteer times. Thank you so much!
In fundraising news, the music boosters have three fundraisers are on the horizon. Please save these dates:
*February 9, which is Paint Night
*March 9, which is Poker Night
*April 17th, which is Beer Night
Please visit our website for more information about these events. Planning for these events is ongoing. Volunteer needs for Poker Night will be announced in later communications, so please be on the lookout for them.
It's Winter Percussion Season! The ensembles for percussion and guardare established, and practices have already begun. The practice schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (band room)
B Guard: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Guard: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
B Guard - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Guard - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Pep Band for 2019 has also been established, and the performance times for its members are detailed on the full Spring schedule for the music program. Please take a look and mark your calendars with important music program dates.
I have also linked Inderkum's master calendar for you to use as an additional resource when coordinating with your students and their various commitments.
Please mark your calendar with these important dates (This list is lengthy. I provide these dates so that you may plan ahead for the semester with your students. Please keep this transmission in your email inbox so that you have a back-up resource. If you have access to a Google Calendar, I highly encourage you to push these dates into it):
*Thursday, January 10th is our monthly booster board meeting (location TBA)
*Monday, January 21st is NO SCHOOL, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
*Tuesday, February 5th is MINIMUM DAY (NUSD staff development)
*Thursday, February 7th is our monthly booster board meeting (location TBA)
*Saturday, February 9th is PAINT NIGHT! (details will be provided in future communications)
*Monday, February 11th is NO SCHOOL, in observance of President's Day (President Lincoln)
*Friday, February 15th is Tiger Bazaar (lunchtime fundraiser)
*Monday, February 18th is NO SCHOOL, in observance of President's Day (President Washington)
*Thursday, March 7th is our monthly booster board meeting (location TBA)
*Saturday, March 9th is POKER NIGHT! (details will be provided in future communications)
*Tuesday, March 26th is MINIMUM DAY (NUSD staff development)
*Wednesday, March 27th is SAT day
*Spring photo day TBA (in month of March)
*Thursday, April 4th is our monthly booster board meeting (location TBA)
*Friday, April 5th is Tiger Bazaar (lunchtime fundraiser)
*Saturday, April 6th is NCBA's Large Ensemble Concert Festival (all ensembles)
*Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th is NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
*Wednesday, April 17th is BEER NIGHT! (details will be provided in future communications)
*Saturday, April 27th is a JAZZ NIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT! (details will be provided in future communications)
*Saturday, April 27th is the Natomas 5K Run
*Thursday, May 2nd is our final monthly booster board meeting for the year (location TBA)
*Saturday, May 4th is the Junior/Senior Prom
*Thursday, May 9th is Spring Concert (all ensembles)
*Saturday, May 11th is the music program's Awards Night
*Wednesday, May 22nd is Inderkum's graduation ceremony (music students perform!)
*Tuesday, May 21st - Thursday, May 23rd is Inderkum's finals week
*Thursday, May 23rd is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
We have a very busy semester ahead. Your students will need your support to coordinate their schedules. The high school experience continues to evolve, and expectations of the students change accordingly. Students need academic, social, and emotional support to successfully navigate through each day. Please regularly connect with your students and inquire about their needs. Encourage them to reach out to trusted adults and staff at Inderkum whenever needed. All of us on the music program's Executive Board are here to help as well. We all want the very best for your students, and we will offer support in all ways possible. Let's make this a great semester, everyone!
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me.
We look forward to seeing your students bright and early tomorrow morning. Have a wonderful day!
Ms. Chris Dahilig (duh-HILL-ig)
Inderkum High School Music Boosters