EARLY JUNE NOTES!
Important music dates to remember!

We still need water for graduation!


Tuesday, June 2nd

7 to 9 pm Performing Arts Theater – our spring concert. This concert is part of the spring semester final. Students receive extra credit for each audience member coming to see their performance. The booster spring general meeting occurs including board voting.

Wednesday, June 3rd

All classes In-class performance as part of spring semester final begins. Random selection of performers begins after seniors finish. Finish any theory work first time through.
Graduation sign-up

The boosters need about 12 students to sell water beginning at 4:45 pm. You will be selling in the stands from 5 – 6:25, watch the ceremony while selling water up at the top, sell as people leave and clean up.


Thursday, June 4th

All classes First day concert attire may be checked in, and sign up for summer instrument checkout. All classes do ear training and seniors finish theory corrections.

Return instructions --
Ladies: take hem out of dress, turn dress inside out, and wash in warm water, dry in low heat.

Gentlemen: Pants - take hem out, check all pockets, wash pants in warm water, dry on low.
Wash shirts separately in warm water, spray inside of collar if possible. Dry on low heat.
Do NOT wash the vest. It will be dry cleaned after school’s out.

The student will sign in attire that qualifies.

6:30 pm Senior Awards Night

Friday, June 5th

All classes Continue concert attire return, and summer instrument checkout. Begin turning in home instruments after in-class performance. Students must clean instrument before return (separate paper for instructions).
Small group written summary assignment – part of final.

3 pm Marching band meeting for fall information. Ms Rayray and Mr. Moreno in attendance. Band camp schedule distributed and questions answered.


Monday, June 8th

Per. 1 Finals day. Finish any in-class performances, clean instruments; turn in concert attire and any instruments not checked out for summer use. Make sure summer contract is returned. Make sure theory is corrected.

Tuesday, June 9th

Per. 4 Finals day. Finish any in-class performances, clean instruments; turn in concert attire and any instruments not checked out for summer use. Make sure theory is corrected. Make sure summer contract is returned.
4:30 pm Graduation report time. Report to stadium; wear RHS shirt, comfortable, clean pants and comfortable shoes.

Wednesday, June 10th

Per. 5 Finals day. Finish any in-class performances, clean instruments; turn in concert attire and any instruments not checked out for summer use. Make sure theory is corrected. Make sure summer contract is returned.

Thursday, June 11th

All classes Last day of instruction. Make sure summer contract is returned. Time to sign yearbooks. Give Mrs. Wilmer a hug!

June 12th & June 15th -19th

9am to 3pm Cleaning, organizing for next year. Lunch provided for those here over 4 hours & hugs from Mrs. W.

Monday August 10 – Friday August 21

Band camp. Schedule given out at June 5th. Camp involves wind musicians, color guard and percussion.

Saturday, August 22nd

Rosemont Community Association Picnic
Community drum line performs with assistance of competitive drum line.

Thursday, September 3rd

All classes …. First day of school!



Instructions for turning in school instruments –
*** vacuum inside of case ***
Brass:

  1. Give the horn a bath in the tub or sink. Tubas use garden hose outside.
  2. Remove all the small parts, including valves, first. Set the valves aside in order so you can put them back in order.
  3. Remember to use warm, not hot, water and liquid detergent.
  4. Soak the body of the instrument at least 10 minutes before snaking.
  5. Do not submerge the valves for any extended time; it will ruin the felts and corks.
  6. Snake the valve slides. Clean the bottom cap of the valves.
  7. Rinse thoroughly.
  8. Let horn air dry with case open. If you do not have tuning slide grease, do not put the tuning slides back in. Use the tuning slide grease @ RHS. If you do have slide grease, grease ONE side of slide & put in.
  9. Oil the valves. Grease the top & bottom of valve casing. Twist top & bottom partway.
  10. Wipe fingerprints off body with cloth.
Woodwind:
  1. Clean mouthpiece with warm, soapy water.
  2. Reed players clean the corks and re-grease.
  3. Reed players, clean the tone hole chimneys with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.
  4. Wipe fingerprints off body with cloth.
  5. Swab out body with clean swab.
Strings:
  1. Loosen bow.
  2. Wipe off body with cloth.
  3. Loosen the fine-tuning screws completely.
  4. Slightly loosen strings, about ¼- ½ turn.
Instructions for turning in concert attire: return in as good or better condition.
Ladies:
  1. CAREFULLY take out the hem of the skirt, and turn inside out.
  2. Wash according to instructions on the label – warm water, gentle wash & dry. Avoid fabric softener and dryer sheets.
  3. Bring to school on the issued hanger and in the garment bag with your name labeled.
Gentlemen:
  1. Make sure you bring back ALL parts: pants, shirt, and vest.
  2. CAREFULLY take out the pant hem to hopefully avoid a permanent crease.
  3. Check ALL pants pockets.
  4. Do NOT wash pants & shirt together; it grays the shirt.
  5. Do NOT wash the vest; they require dry cleaning.
  6. Wash according to instructions on the label – warm water, gentle wash & dry. Avoid fabric softener and dryer sheets.
  7. Bring to school on the issued RHS hanger and in the garment bag with your name labeled.

VERY IMPORTANT!!! Do NOT leave out your attire assuming it will get turned in. If Mrs. Wilmer does not check you off, your name is submitted to the office and a fine assessed. These items are expensive and you do not want to replace them needlessly. Seniors – failure to follow the above instructions can seriously affect your graduation participation!



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The Rosemont High School Instrumental Music Program is composed of dedicated, enthusiastic, respectful musicians striving for the highest standards of musical excellence. Every effort is made to create a culture where lasting self-esteem is achieved through real accomplishment. Each member performs as part of a unit.

The cohesiveness of each ensemble -- whether it is the string orchestra, symphonic band, concert band, marching band, color guard, winter guard or winter percussion -- serves to define a unique, familial group where bonds of loyalty and caring are commonly expressed through words and actions.

Students who participate in more than one ensemble will find their musical acumen matures more quickly, so that is encouraged. Within each ensemble, individuals have the opportunity to generate their own excitement and enthusiasm.

They do this while developing talents, skills and character that will contribute to each group’s strengths and capabilities. This in turn dramatically increases a student's prospects for personal success, both academically and socially, now and in the years ahead.
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“Active members of an instrumental music group undergo a truly singular and wonderfully inspiring educational experience. I’ve had many wonderful students who gained a great deal of self-respect and confidence through their participation in all aspects of our program. Let’s work hard to continue building and maintaining a tradition at Rosemont that earns the respect of our school and community while having a lot of fun in the process!

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--
Robin Wilmer, Music Director
RHS Music Boosters, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
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