LINK TO THE 2019-2020 BAND VIDEO:
See below regarding any remaining questions you may have as a result of the school closures.
See below regarding Miss Pallas' email schedule during summer vacation.
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!!!!!!
Miss Pallas' Summer Email Schedule: Over the summer, I will only be checking email on Monday afternoons. Please be patient in waiting to get a response. Please also know I will communicate via Remind regarding COVID and its potential impact on marching band/fall season as soon as I have solid information one way or the other. It is our hope that we will be able to proceed as normal, so please plan this way until (or if) you hear otherwise from me. The VUSD high school band directors have requested a decision from the district by July 1.
Cookie dough: Please return cookie dough money to clients who may have purchased from you if you have not done so already. If customers paid online, they should have received a refund from the company by now.
Auditions: El Diamante admin and music staff have agreed that for next year and next year only, we will adhere to the following policy:
Students who were already enrolled in advanced music classes during the 2019-20 school year will be placed back into those classes (with the exception of graduating seniors.)
Students who were not enrolled in the advanced music classes during the 2019-20 school year will have the opportunity to audition for those classes as soon as it is prudent to do so. (Our current plan is that that may happen shortly before school starts, maybe during those few days between band camp ending and school starting.)
I will use the same music I passed out before the school closure for auditions. It is currently posted on Google Classroom.
Band Camp: The first week of band camp has been cancelled. Please leave August 3-5 on your calendar, as we are exploring a potential modified, virtual band camp for those days. :)
Band Uniforms: If you are an underclassman who is staying in our district, you should still be in possession of your uniform. If you are able to get your uniform dry cleaned prior to school starting, please take it to Betty Brite's in Tulare. They will clean your jacket, pants, and sash for $7.50. This would be a huge help to us.
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