Attention Marching Band and Color Guard Parents

JWHS Band News May 2021 All State Jazz Band Congratulations to Henry Pool and Isaac Oldham for receiving invitations to participate in the All-Virginia Jazz Band. Great work Henry and Isaac!!! Coming Events and Activities As we move into the final weeks of the school year, there are some activities planned that I want to share with all of you pertaining to the end of the year. Marching Band Thank you to all of the students that made our short marching band season a rousing success. Unfortunately poor weather shortened our performance schedule at the very end, but I give the students great compliments on their hard work and diligence to create our field show this Spring. Spring Activities The SPRING CONCERT and AWARDS CEREMONY will take place on Sunday, June 13, at 3:00 PM in the football stadium. Performances will be featured by the Color Guard, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo. It will be a great event and will be a wonderful program to end a very complicated school year. At this program I will present awards to each of the award winning students. The program will be a “Concert on the Lawn” type of program, so bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy the opportunity to see and hear your children perform. Immediately following the program we will have a social hour with a dessert bar. More details about the dessert reception will be coming soon. Please watch for the announcements. I want to make this event as special for all of the students as possible. Rehearsal Schedule Beginning the week of May 10 the following rehearsal schedule will go into effect. Tues., 5/11/21 and Thurs. 5/13/21 Jazz Ensembles 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Tues., 5/18/21 and Thurs. 5/20/21 Jazz Ensembles 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Tues., 5/25/21 and Thurs. 5/27/21 Jazz Ensembles 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Tues., 6/1/21 and Thurs. 6/3/21 FULL BAND 2:45 – 3:45 PM, Jazz 4:00 – 5:00 PMTues., 6/8/21 and Thurs. 6/10/21 FULL BAND 2:45 – 3:45 PM, Jazz 4:00 – 5:00 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 – SPRING CONCERT AND AWARDS CEREMONY 3:00 PM Many Thanks! I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support of the JWHS Band this year. It has been a year like no other and it gives me great hope to know that we were able to persevere and move forward this year. I hope you all can appreciate that I share your frustrations with our circumstances this school year and have done everything in my power to give our students the best possible experience given the situation. I look forward to the coming summer and the “New” year that we will embark on at the beginning of August. For those of you that will be graduating out this year, THANK YOU for everything you have done to support this program. You will be greatly missed and I hope you will stop by on occasion to say “hello.” I look forward to seeing all of you on June 13, 2021. Sincerely, Jeffrey A. Rutherford Director of Bands James Wood High School