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Parents: This is a notice from J. Rich Photography that 'Hickory Ridge HS Band 12-13' pictures are still available for online viewing and purchasing, and the ordering deadline has been extended. ORDERS RECEIVED BY MAY 17 will be sent in bulk by May 29 to your director, with no shipping charges for you. For orders placed after that date, please contact email@example.com to make other shipping arrangements.
You can access the images for this Event by clicking on the following link: http://proofs.jrichphoto.com/store/?login=794775 .Then enter your group's password: Hickory1Ridge2
Once you are in the Event feel free to browse around, add photos to your shopping cart, or email your favorite pictures to your friends!
Viewing and purchasing the photographs is easy; simply select the photographs you want, add your choice of sizes and checkout. If you have any problems or questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank You! J. Rich Photography
Recently, the North Carolina Bandmasters Association held its annual Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) Festival at Hickory Ridge High School.
At this year's festival, eleven bands from the seven Cabarrus county high schools and three bands from three middle schools performed three prepared pieces. In addition to their prepared pieces, each band then performed one selection that they had never seen before. Judges graded the performances on musicianship, tone quality, technique, balance and blend. Bands are rated from Superior, Excellent, Average, Below Average and Poor.
"MPA Festival is different from a competition because there are no placements. No one wins or loses." said Blair Smith, band director at Jay M. Robinson High School. "We prepare our students to perform their best with the music we select, not to beat anyone." Smith continued.
Band music is graded between Level 1 and Level 6. Steve Petrucci, band director from Central Cabarrus High School, commented, "Earning a Superior rating at MPA was a great moment for the Central Cabarrus band program. It has been 10 years since the last Superior rating for the program, and it means so much to the Central band students, staff and parents."
As an administrator, Tripp Aldridge, principal at Harris Middle School has a different perspective, "MPA is the equivalent of an EOG test for our music performance classes. More importantly, the evaluation of the performance ensembles is truly a microcosm of real life, in that the students work together and succeed together as a group rather than individuals. The real world demands this kind of teamwork and dedication!"
Bands receiving Superior ratings at this year's festival were:C.C. Griffin Middle School
Harris Road Middle School
Northwest Cabarrus Middle School
Central Cabarrus High School Symphonic Band
Cox Mill High School Concert Band
Cox Mill High School Symphonic Band
Hickory Ridge High School Concert Band
Hickory Ridge High School Wind Ensemble
Mount Pleasant High School Band
Northwest Cabarrus High School Symphonic Band
Jay M. Robinson High School Concert Band
Jay M. Robinson High School Symphonic Band
Congratulations to all!
Band Banquet Invitations were mailed out last week. If you did not receive one Mr. White has extra invitations.
The Band Banquet is on Friday, May 31st at The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center from 6:15 to 10:00 pm
Please return your RSVP cards with payment before May 10th so that we can have the correct head count. Make checks payable to HRBB.
The tickets are $17.00 each. Seniors are our honored guests and their dinner is complimentary.
Senior Band Parents be sure to get your 2 photos of your child to Mr. White by Monday, May 13th
Hickory Ridge Band Students be sure to email your photos for the Band Banquet Slide Show to Mrs. Coyle by Monday, May 13th. We prefer not to pull photos from Photobucket. We would like you to select your favorites and send them to Mrs. Coyle. Mr. White will select the photos for the slide show. Please do not send blurry photos.
We look forward to seeing you at the Hickory Ridge High School Band Banquet!
Congratulations to Caleb on becoming a 2013 Marine Band Concerto Competition Finalist. Caleb will travel to Washington, D.C. and perform in the final round of competition in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex. Caleb is not only competing for top honors, but a $2500 cash prize, and a return invitation to perform with the Marine Band as a featured musician in May. Caleb performs on February 23rd. You make us proud Caleb. Good Luck!!
Charms is a website designed to have a centralized site for parents to be able to find out important information about their student's band program. You will also be able to find the upcomomg week's Band Schedules. So please be sure to check back often for all the latest information.
Instructions for accessing and using Charms was distributed to every student on the first day of school, and also at the Marching Band Parent Preview at the end of Band Camp. If parents do not have access to those instructions please email Mr White and He will email a copy of the instructions to you.
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