Marching Band and Color Guard News

JWHS BAND SCHEDULE UPDATES Greetings JWHS Band and Color Guard Students and Parents, I am pleased to be able to send this update to you regarding Marching Band and the JWHS Band End of year activities. While there are some dates still in the works for the events in June, I can update you on the Marching Band schedule. At his weekly press conference on Monday, April 19, Governor Northam announced that all school performance events will be allowed to follow the same numbers for spectators that are allowed for school athletic events. For indoor events we are permitted to have 100 people in attendance. For outdoor events we are allowed to have 500 people present. This is very good news for us in the Music Department here at JWHS as we will be able to present LIVE performances for you to close out this unusual and challenging school year. I have scheduled use of JWHS Kelican Stadium on Monday, May 3, 2021, so that we can present to you the 2021 Spring Field Show. The performance will take place at 6:00 PM. I would like to invite all of you to attend this performance as we will be giving the show just for you. I am not sure how many tickets will be available for the football game on Tuesday, April 27, so this performance will be specific for you, the band family. I want you to be able to see what the students have been working on this Spring. Below is a list of the remaining marching band schedule for this Spring. Thursday, April 22, 2021 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Thursday, April 29, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021 Rehearsal after school 3PM 5 PM Rehearsal after school/Home FB Game Rehearsal after school 3 PM – 5 PM Rehearsal after school/PERFORMANCE 3 PM – 9 PM 3 PM – 6:30 PM The Home Football Game on April 27 is still SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT. All Senior parents will be allowed to attend the game. You MUST obtain a ticket(s) in order to attend. I will communicate the code for senior parents when I receive it from Mr. Woshner. The recognition of the band seniors will take place at the opening of halftime. I am very pleased that we are able to make these recognitions. I hope you will able to attend. Some of the events for May and June are still in the works. The Music Department and Drama Club will be presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Live” on May 21 -23. We will present 4 shows, Friday, 5/21, at 7 PM, Saturday. 5/22, at 2 PM and 7 PM, and Sunday, 5/23, at 2 PM. ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILBLE FOR IN PERSON VIEWING FOR EACH SHOW. We have streaming rights and you may choose to purchase viewing via video stream as well. More details will be coming about this event. The Spring Band Concert and Awards Program will be a combined event this year. Date and time will be announced as soon as I am able to get it scheduled. The event will take place outdoors so let’s all keep our fingers crossed for good weather as we approach the end of the school year. I will send out updates to this information as schedules are created. Thank you very much for your consideration and understanding. This has been a challenging year in many respects and I am excited about the chance to finish live and in person. Stay Safe! I will see you all very soon! Mr. Rutherford Director of Bands