Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

  Today's Date
        29 Jul, 2014


45 DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

July 30th, 2014
  • DCI Show, Westchester

  • August 4th, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Registration for Band Camp
    Location: SPHS Band Room

  • 12:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Band Camp

  • August 5th, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Band Camp

  • 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Mixer
    Location: SPHS

  • 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Stage Ensemble Rehearsal

  • August 6th, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Band Camp

  • 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Stage Ensemble Rehearsal

  • August 7th, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Band Camp

  • 08:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mixer

  • 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Stage Ensemble Rehearsal

  • August 8th, 2014
  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Band/Orch Booster Meeting
    Location: SPHS Cafeteria

  • 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Band Concert
    Location: SPHS Auditorium

  • 12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Band Camp

  • 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Stage Ensemble Rehearsal

  • August 11th, 2014
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Uniform Fitting - Seniors and Freshmen
    Location: SPHS Band Room

  • 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal - Squad Competition

  • August 12th, 2014
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Uniform Fitting - Juniors and Sophomores
    Location: SPHS Band Room

  • 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Marching Band Olympics

  • August 13th, 2014
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 14th, 2014
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 16th, 2014
  • Stage Ensemble Show - Office Depot

  • August 18th, 2014
  • 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 19th, 2014
  • 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 20th, 2014
  • Car Wash Pledge Sheets Due

  • 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 21st, 2014
  • Car Wash Towel Turn In

  • 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 22nd, 2014
  • Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 23rd, 2014
  • 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Car Wash

  • August 25th, 2014
  • School Opens for Freshmen

  • 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 26th, 2014
  • School Opens for All Students

  • 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 27th, 2014
  • 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • August 28th, 2014
  • 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 1st, 2014
  • School Closed - Labor Day

  • September 2nd, 2014
  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Band/Orch Booster Meeting
    Location: SPHS Band Room

  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 4th, 2014
  • Back To School Night
    Location: SPHS

  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Orchestra Rehearsal

  • September 5th, 2014
  • Football Away - NO GO

  • 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 6th, 2014
  • Rain Date Car Wash

  • September 8th, 2014
  • START TAKING SUB SALE ORDERS

  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 9th, 2014
  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    CHANGE - Marching Band Rehearsal

  • September 11th, 2014
  • 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Marching Band Rehearsal


  • spacerNote: The Official Calendar is located on the bulletin board to the right of Mr. Powell's desk in the SPHS Band room. Photographs of the official calendar, as well the web calendar, can be viewed in the member's area of this web site. Although the BOB tries to keep the on-line calendar as current as possible, if questions or conflicts arise, please consult with the Official Calendar in the band room.

     

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    BAND AND ORCHESTRA NEWS

    WESTCHESTER DRUM CORP COMPETITION FIELD TRIP
    -  Optional trip, but lots of fun
    -  July 30 - see permission slip for more details
    Permission slip due (by mail) July 28, but the sooner the better

    BAND CAMP
    -  August 4-8
    -  Forms (pdf):  Information Letter / Registration Form / Medical Form

    UNIFORM FITTING FOR MARCHING BAND AND GUARD
    -  August 11, 9:00 am to noon for SENIORS AND FRESHMEN
    -  August 12, 9:00 am to noon for SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
    -  Bring a garment bag to take your uniform home.
    -  Freshmen and other new students need to bring a check for $30 (made to SPHS BOB) which is a one time usage fee.
    -  Seniors need to bring a check for $30 to ensure the safe return of the  uniform at the end of the year.  The $30 will be refunded at the end of the year if the uniform is dry cleaned and returned on time.

    MORE FORMS (pdf)
    SPHS Band and Orchestra Boosters (BOB) Membership for 2014-2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION (pdf)
    Joining the SPHS Band Program - includes general info, testimonials, contact info

     

    Volunteer Spot Image Please click to sign up to help with Marching Band Rehearsals on @VolunteerSpot today!

     

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    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

    Thank you for visiting the SPHS Band and Orchestra webpage! The upcoming school year promises to be e xciting and action-packed, for both band and orchestra students. This is the band and orchestra boosters’ sanctioned online source for band and orchestra information, but please remember that this calendar, which will be updated regularly, is based on Mr. Powell’s official calendar, which is located on the wall next to his desk in the band room.

    Severna Park Marching Band
    Band camp runs this year from August 4th through the 8th, and the schedule, permission slips, and medical forms are all posted on this page. If you haven’t already submitted your forms for band camp, now is the time! The show the students will be performing is being constructed based on the number of students who will be performing. Additionally, the plans for band camp meals, etc. are based on the number of people attending, so it’s critical that any student planning to attend be registered now.

    If you’re uncertain about attending band camp, let me take this opportunity to encourage you not to miss it. Our marching band director, R. Thomas Powell, has developed a band camp program that provides the foundational instruction for students to perform during marching band season, develops musicianship in the students, and builds camaraderie. Friendships that begin at band camp last through high school and beyond. Students new to the school start the first day of school with nearly 100 new friends, freshman through senior. The marching band experience is the pinnacle of the instrumental program at the high school, and students who don’t participate miss out on a tremendous opportunity.
    Severna Park High School Marching Band

    Another terrific upcoming event is the DCI show at West Chester University on July 30th, open to both new students and returning students. This is a great opportunity to be inspired by the caliber of some superb marching bands and also provides a chance for students to get a taste of what’s coming during the school year. The buses have been reserved, and the permission slip and information are posted here on our webpage. Be sure to reserve your spot!

    Severna Park High School Marching Band

    Once band camp is over, the students begin regular marching band rehearsals (several each week) that continue through the end of marching season, in early November. Remember: each student has a unique position and part to perform in the show that can’t be filled by anyone else. In order for the band to attain its maximum level of excellence, each student needs to attend every practice. Please make sure you refer regularly to the rehearsal schedule and plan such things as vacations and doctors’ appointments around the band’s schedule.

    2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)The program would not function without financial support and commitment of many volunteers. A 501 ( c ) non-profit organization, the Boosters organization gladly accepts tax-deductible donations. The year kicks off with fund raisers such as the car wash, grocery card sales and sub sales, and you can also designate the Booster program as a recipient of donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you are a federal government employee, or have friends or relatives who are, please consider marking your CFC donation to SPHS Band and Orchestra Boosters. Any employee working in the Washington DC or Baltimore City, Accomack, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Northampton, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties area will find us in the CFC catalog that will distributed later this fall at your agency.

    My youngest daughter will be a senior this year, and this marks my eighth and final year as a band mom and member of the SPHS BOB Boosters. Being with the kids is always enjoyable, and every parent who gets involved will tell you of the strong friendships that were built as a result. Without the commitment and involvement of parents, the instrumental music program at the high school would not be able to function as it does. I encourage every parent to actively participate, join the Boosters (you can find the form on the website), and dedicate time by chaperoning, helping with hospitality, coming to the sub sales, working on a committee… the opportunities are endless and there’s something for everyone!

    I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our first booster meeting of the year, which will occur right before the band concert on Friday the 8th of August. Please feel free to email me any time at president@sphsmusic.org if you have any questions or just want more information about the program.

    Heidi Taflan, President 2014-2015
    SPHS Band & Orchestra Boosters, Inc.