I am on the Board of Directors of Theatre of Gadsden and currently working on the production of South Pacific. The theatre recently used Key Club members from Glencoe High School to usher at a production, and we would like to expand that program. I would like to particularly target arts students who might be interested in ushering for us. We normally have 6 performances over two weekends, but they would not need to help with all of them.
If you think some of your students might be interested, please let me know, and ask them to come to our first training meeting on March 25 at 2:00 at The Ritz in Alabama City (310 27th St.).
As a side note, we will have a full orchestra for South Pacific conducted by Dr. Jeremy Benson from JSU. Your students might enjoy hearing their performance. The dates are March 31, April 1, 2, and April 7-9. Go to theatreofgadsden.org for more information.
Paula J. Ross, PhD.
ESL/International Education Consultant
Congratulations to The PRIDE’s 2017 – 2018 Drum Major Finalists Meredith Cook & Hannah Lowery!
We are very proud of all of our candidates.
Go PRIDE GO!
Solo and Ensemble 2017
Good morning students and parents!
Firstly, thank you to all parents who attended the booster meeting last night. We have officially begun the order for our new uniforms! How exciting!
As in the past, we will again be hosting District II Solo and Ensemble here at Southside High School. The date for Solo and Ensemble is Monday, April 17th from 4-7 PM!
This week we will be finding pieces for students who wish to play a solo or be in an ensemble. We encourage all students to participate!
The price for each event is as follows:
Duet (2 players): $3 per person
Trio+ (Ensemble of 3 players or more): $2 per person
Money for each event will be due on Friday, April 8th.
Students, please be thinking about what ensembles you would like to take part in! Each student can sign up for up to four separate events, with only 1 event being a solo.
Mr. Weaver and Ms. Palmer will be helping students with their selections during class leading up to April 17th to ensure each student has the proper preparation!
Have a wonderful day!
BAND SCHEDULE – WEEK OF: March 20th, 2017
The PRIDE Music Association Booster meeting – 7pm SHS Band Hall
Auxiliary Showcase Dress Rehearsal – 3-6pm, Biddle Auditorium
Drum Major Prelim Auditions – 3:15-5pm, SHS Band Hall
Drum Major Final Auditions – 3-4:30pm, SHS Band Hall
*All 2016-17 Marching Band members will participate in the final round of Drum Major auditions. Our finalists will conduct movement IV from this year’s show.
2nd Annual Auxiliary Showcase Recital – Biddle Auditorium, 6pm, $5 Admission
Come support the lovely ladies of The PRIDE’s auxiliary units as they perform in recital for our 2nd every showcase. All proceeds go toward new auxiliary equipment.
Hello students and parents!
This post applies only to the students and parents attending the Chattanooga Trip this Saturday.
Please join the REMIND text for this trip by texting @prideaq to 81010
T-shirts for the trip will be given to students and parents when they arrive to school. This will either be on Friday, or Saturday you walk into school! Please wear the t-shirt for the trip!
There will be a brief parent meeting at 7:30 to discuss chaperone responsibilities! We have plenty of chaperones going, so there is no stress! Chaperone packets will be handed out at this meeting.
Everyone else should report at 7:45 for breakfast and to meet with their chaperone to get their contact information!
Posted with this post are the chaperone groups, bus lists, and the full itinerary. If you have any questions concerning the trip, please let us know!
We are looking forward to a fun-filled day!
There is a fantastic young foreign exchange student who plays trumpet, and really wants the opportunity to come be a part of our band program. He is in need of a good home. Won't you considered sponsoring this young man?
For more information, contact Stephanie Brown, email@example.com
Hey! If any family decides to host, the band will receive a $200.00 grant.
2017 District II Honor Band Information
Congratulations! Making the District II Honor Band represents a lot of hard work and dedication! We are very proud of each one of you!!
Below you will find a schedule of events and other useful information.
When: March 10-11, 2017
Where: Albertville High School Fine Arts Center
Principals’ Excused: Yes
Transportation: *We will carpool to Albertville from SHS both mornings and for all meals. (Please sign and return the Travel Permission Form to Mrs. Probst or Mr. Weaver by Wed. March 8).
You may of course chose to provide transportation for your child.
ABA District II Honor Band 2017
Clinicians: Dr. C. David Ragsdale, University of Alabama
Mrs. Regina Raney, Decatur, AL
Schedule: Friday, March 10
8:15-8:45 am Registration
9:00-12:00 p.m. Rehearsal #1 (HS-Stage, MS-Bandroom)
1:30-4:00 Rehearsal #2
6:00-8:30 Rehearsal #3
Saturday, March 11
9:00 a.m.-11:30 Rehearsal #4 (MS & HS swap locations)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 Report in full uniform.
2:00 Concert: free admission.
There will be recordings and District Honor Band t-shirts for sale.
BAND SCHEDULE – WEEK OF: March 6th, 2017
*Very quick, marching band rehearsal 3-4pm. (Prep for Recruitment Concert)
We apologize for calling this rehearsal on such short notice. Due to scheduling constraints, our recruitment event has been moved much earlier than in years past. We appreciate your flexibility and we understand that some members may not be able to attend.
5th Grade Recruitment Concert – SHS 12:30pm
*Students need to bring their marching equipment and attire to school on Wednesday. Students will be dismissed to the band room following lunch, and will hold a brief performance for our 5th grade students as part of “The PRIDE”’s annual recruitment event.
District II Honor Band / JSU Honor Band applications due
District II Honor Band