Given the decision to postpone the marching band season, the Johns Creek Marching Band will not be charging the August payment as well as refunding the July payment in full. Our hope is that we will be able to provide some student experiences throughout the semester such as being a pep-band in the stands or being involved in virtual school spirit rallies. At this time we will keep the deposit payment on hold so that we can be prepared to provide these experiences for our students and community as well as provide some instruction and activities in the virtual arena for our students.
Refunds for marching band will be processed through the school account that you paid in to. Mr. Daniels will work with the JCHS Bookkeeper to initiate this process. You will receive a check via your listed mailing address from registration. If you need to adjust or change your address please contact me, ASAP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Like most school fine arts programs, the Johns Creek Band Booster Association is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, we rely heavily on student activity fees and donations in effort to provide meaningful musical experiences for our students. These tax-deductible donations help us provide quality, individualized instructors for all instruments/sections, purchase quality materials for our students use (especially for Universal Remote), and fund the cost of equipment to ensure each student has a quality instrument to perform with. We greatly appreciate all support that can be given to our program and to our students at this time.
I will also continue to work closely with the JCHS Administrative team, Dr. Koperniak, Fine Arts Coordinator for FCS, and Jason Holcombe, Athletic Director for JCHS to monitor the situation and make plans for our band students to get together very soon. We appreciate your understanding of the situation during this time.
Additionally, we will be holding virtual sessions next week for ALL marching band students! We will have a meet and greet with Mr. Daniels, discuss some upcoming Fall opportunities, participate in some physical activity, learn about marching band, and most importantly connect with one another to continue to build our band community! Attendance at each event is not mandatory however, all are strongly encouraged to attend plus there are some cool opportunities for our students! All events are VIRTUAL except for the Instrument/Equipment Pick-Up date. The schedule is as follows:
Monday 7/27 - Marching Band Instrument/Equipment Pick-Up @ JCHS - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM [MARCHING ONLY] (please email , ASAP, if you cannot attend)
Use the ramp on the band side of the school, please wear a mask and park in the staff lot on the left down the hill. We will have another day for concert band students before the semester start date. The following instruments will need to come get equipment:
- Saxophone (Your section leader will communicate if you are to play Tenor or Bari this season)
- French Horn = Mellophone (Some trumpet players may be asked to play Mello this season!)
- Euphonium = Baritone (Your section leader will communicate with you if you are a Baritone or Trombone this year)
- Tuba = Tuba (We will not send home sousaphones this year to make things easier
Students need to be on the lookout for a message from their section leaders regarding equipment/instruments. If you have any questions about this please email me and I will answer them.
Meet & Greet w/ Mr. Daniels! - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (virtual drop-in)
"Teams" meeting for all who can attend to get to know Mr. Daniels better and ask him any (well most any) questions you may have! Link to be sent out next week.
Tuesday 7/28 - Sectional Meetings & Instrument Carriage - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Section Color Day
Meet your sections as well as learn the basics of carrying your instrument and much more!
Wednesday 7/29 - Back to Basics Workout & Music/Visual Warm-Up - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Tropical/Hawaiian Day
Wear athletic clothing, have a good amount of space around you, and have a towel if you are outside! We are going to go through a moderate band specific workout and then proceed to talk through some specifics of the band warm-up! Have your instrument with you as well!
Thursday 7/30 - Music Distribution/Watch Band Videos - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Twin Day
We will distribute some music to practice as well as discuss a cool project that our marching band will be participating in. Following that we will live-stream some DCI and BOA videos for us to watch and talk about.
We will not conduct any activities on Friday 7/31. Links to these virtual meetings will be sent out on Monday via email.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!