After School Rehearsals
ALL STUDENTS must wear athletic attire that allows you to move freely such as shorts, t-shirts, workout pants, etc. at rehearsals (no jeans). Please bring your clean NF Band issued neck gaiter buff. (These are best machine washed and hung to dry. The replaceable filters are very reasonably priced on Amazon.)
ALL STUDENTS must wear athletic shoes.
ALL STUDENTS must have a brimmed hat - no exceptions! This is to protect your eyes and head from the sun (you may keep this in your bag so that you are prepared for when we may go outside) Please do not bring a red hat.
3 Ring Binder with plastic sheet protectors to hold all music and materials
Backpack (regular type or small string-drawn backpack) that holds your music binder and sheet protectors
Pencils (you may want to have a pencil bag that you can insert inside your binder-this is great to hold both pencils and tuners)
1-Gallon Water Jug - NO EXCEPTIONS (water coolers should be cleaned regularly and come filled with fresh, clean water every day - please write your name on your cooler with a black Sharpie)
Students may bring snacks to keep in their bags (Please note snacks are to be consumed only at designated times and only with permission from a director or staff member)
Wind Players: please bring a tuner and a metronome - you can find acceptable tuners that are affordable AMAZON LINK
You may also use an app with your smartphone.
**Now that after school rehearsals have begin, students MUST be picked up in the car rider line. The bus lanes are enticing because they are close to the band room, but we've had some close calls with people driving around the round-a-bout as others are pulling out. Please keep our parents and students safe and do not try to pick up there. **
As a replacement for traditional marching band uniforms, our students will receive a customized "Nation Ford Band" Track-Suit type uniform for them to keep which will be used for public performances and our 2020 production project. This week we will begin sizing students by trying on sample jackets and pants while having both the student and staff person wearing masks and gloves to offer additional protection. Those students/families who do not wish to try on garments for sizing will be assessed visually for the best fit possible. We may not be able to exchange garments that do not fit exactly to the students' liking, but every effort will be made to accommodate a good fit. (Stay tuned, we may be able to update this space in the next few days with a size guide.)
IN THE MORNING
Students may only leave rehearsal items on the shelf (rehearsal bag with practice clothes, music) instrument and cooler, but nothing may be left behind for other classes that would require them to return to the band room before the end of the day. Students may not return to the band room except for their designated band class time. Everything must be taken from the shelves at the end of the day unless students have 2 different instruments.
Per district policy, if you student has forgotten something at home, nothing may be dropped off at the school this year. Please make sure your have your instrument and mouthpiece when you leave your house!