Update for the Week of 6/17/24 – 6/21/24

As we enjoy our second week of Summer Break, we will continue with our Wednesday Night Rehearsals for the Marching Band from 6pm – 8pm.  The leadership team will report at 5:30 PM.

This is a reminder that the marching band will be traveling to the University of Delaware Stadium in Newark Delaware on Tuesday, July 30th, for the Drum Corps International Competition – DCI Delaware, as part of our first week of Band Camp.  The cost for the students will be covered by a portion of their Band Camp Fee.  Any parents or other family members who would like to attend may do so as well, at a cost of $40.00 per person.  We will be leaving the school at about 5:45 PM and planning that we will return back to QACHS at about 11:30 PM.  If you would like to attend, please e-mail Mr. Wright (eric.wright@qacps.org) your request no later than next Wednesday, June 26th.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Wednesday – Marching Band Rehearsal 6 – 8 PM (Student Leadership Meeting @ 5:30 PM)

Update for the Week of 6/10/24 – 6/14/24

Today begins the first week of Summer Break for all students.  All 10-month instructional and support staff will close things out for this year both today and tomorrow.  Wednesday night we will begin our weekly Wednesday Night Rehearsals for the Marching Band at 6:00pm at Centreville Middle School due to the installation of the new roof on QACHS.  We will finish up at 7:30pm this week in order to meet together as students, parents, and staff to go over the necessary information about the upcoming season this fall and the changes that we are making.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No School – Summer Break!

Tuesday – No School – Summer Break!

Wednesday – No School – Summer Break!
Marching Band Rehearsal 6:00 – 7:30 PM @ CMS
Student, Parent, and Staff Meeting @ 7:30 PM @ CMS

Thursday – No School – Summer Break!

Friday – No School – Summer Break!

Update for the Week of 6/3/24 – 6/7/24

This is our last week for the 2023-2024 school year.  Today and tomorrow, the semester classes will have their last classes.  The yearlong hybrid classes will be taking their final exam in their Hybrid 1 class on Tuesday.  These students will eat on “A” Lunch and then report to their Hybrid 1 class for the full 90-minute period.  Wednesday will bring final exams for 1st and 2nd periods with a 12:00 PM dismissal. Thursday will be the Hybrid 2 or 3rd-period and 4th-period exams with another 12:00 PM dismissal.  Friday will be the final exam make-up day for any students who have missed their regularly scheduled final exam time with a 12:00 P.M. dismissal.  We will also have the last monthly Band Parents Meeting, for this school year, on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM as well.

There will be no rehearsals this week.  Looking ahead to next week, we will have our first Wednesday night rehearsal for the Marching Lions on the 12th which will be held at Centreville Middle School from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Then there will be a student and parent meeting at 7:30 to go over the details for the fall and the year.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a great success as with many firsts throughout the year.  I look forward to working with all of you again next year on whatever the new year brings us.

Update for the Week of 5/27/24 – 5/31/24

Today, we will enjoy the day off for Memorial Day.  The Concert and Symphonic Band Members will continue to enjoy playing more new songs as they continue to sight-read each day.  This week we also have to say “goodbye” to our Seniors as they graduate on Wednesday morning.

Looking ahead to next week as that will bring our last week of school with Final Exams on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  We will also have our last monthly Band Parents Meeting, for this school year, next Thursday evening at 7:00 PM.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – NO SCHOOL! MEMORIAL DAY!!

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsals.

Wednesday – Asynchronous Classes
Class of 2024 Graduation @ 10AM

Thursday – No After School Rehearsals.

Friday – No After School Rehearsals.

Update for the Week of 5/20/24 – 5/25/24

Congratulations to our Senior Quartet made up of Andrew A., Everett J., Sam M., and Taylor T., who attended the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Towson University on Saturday and earned a rating of “Superior” for their performance.  This week is the last week of school for our Seniors. They will take their written Final Exam on Thursday.  Wednesday will be our Awards Day during each class, 3rd period.  Saturday, we will march the Chestertown Tea Party Parade in Chestertown at 10:00 AM.  This week will also be our 2024 Marching Lions Band Mini-Camp nights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (After school)

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsal
2024 Marching Band Mini Camp 6-8PM at QACHS

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal
2024 Marching Band Mini Camp 6-8PM at QACHS

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal
2024 Marching Band Mini Camp 6-8PM at QACHS

Friday – 1/2 Day 12:00PM Dismissal
No After School Rehearsal

Saturday – Chestertown Tea Party Parade @ 10:00 AM

Report @ 8:00 AM

Dress, Pack, and Load @ 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Depart @ 8:30 AM

Arrive in Chestertown @ 9:00 AM

Warm-up @ 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Line-up @ 9:45 AM

Parade step off @ 10:00 AM

Return to QACHS @ conclusion of marching Tea Party Parade

Update for the Week of 5/13/24 – 5/17/24

This week we continue our push to the end of the year as we continue our playing exams during class time.  There will be no school on Tuesday as schools are closed for the Maryland Primary Election.  We will have our Annual Percussion and Color Guard Clinic on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

As we look ahead to next week, there will be a Marching Band Rehearsal for the Tea Party Parade on Monday.  We will have our awards day during each band’s class time on Wednesday.  Seniors will take their written exam on Thursday.  We will also have our 2024 Marching Lions Band Mini-Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  The Marching Band will march in the Chestertown Tea Party Parade on Saturday morning.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – No School – MD Primary Election Day

Wednesday – Percussion and Color Guard Clinic (6:00 – 8:00 PM)

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal

Friday – No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 5/6/24 – 5/10/24

This past weekend we traveled to Pigeon Forge, TN for our annual band trip and participated in the Music in the Parks’ Dollywood Festival.  The Combined Concert Band and the Marching Lions Band each presented performances.  The Combined Concert Band received a rating of “Good” and was awarded 1st place in the HS Group AA Concert Band I category.  The Marching Band received a rating of “Excellent” and was awarded 1st place in the HS Parade Band Category.

As we continue our push towards the end of the year this week, the Concert and Symphonic Bands will begin their final exam playing exams and working on the information for the written exam that they will take in a few weeks.  We will also have the 2024 Queen Anne’s County High School Night of Jazz on Wednesday at 7:00PM at Centreville Middle School.  Thursday evening will be our May Band Parents meeting at 7:00PM in the Band Room.

As we look ahead: Next week we will continue our final exam playing exams and have the Percussion and Color Guard Clinic from 6 -8PM on Wednesday, May 15th.  In two weeks we will have Senior Exams and 0ur final Marching Band rehearsal on Monday, May 2oth for the Chestertown Tea Party Parade on Saturday of that week.  We will also have our 2024 Marching Band Mini-Camp nights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week, from 6 -8PM.  The following week, will be the 2024 QACHS Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsal

Wednesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (After school)
2024 QACHS Night of Jazz with the QACHS and CMS Jazz Ensembles in the CMS Cafeteria @ 7:00PM. (Report @ 6:15 PM)
*Jazz Band Members need to bring the following items (Saxes = Baked Goods / Brass = 1 [2 Liter] Bottle of Soda, Tea, or Lemonade / Guitar, Bass, and Vibes = a Gallon of Water / Percussion Section = Assigned Paper Products)

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal
May Band Parents Meeting @ 7:00 PM

Friday – No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 4/29/24 – 5/5/24

This week we have a very busy and exciting week as we hold “B Lunch” combined rehearsals for the Combined Concert Band members that will be a part of this ensemble in Tennessee on Friday.  Today we will have our last Marching Band rehearsal in preparation for their performance on Saturday.  The Jazz Band will have its last regular Jazz Band rehearsal in preparation for the QACHS Night of Jazz next week.

Looking ahead to next week, we will have our Night of Jazz at 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Centreville Middle School and our May Band Parents meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Combined Concert Band “B Lunch” Rehearsal
Marching Band Rehearsal (After school)

Tuesday – Combined Concert Band “B Lunch” Rehearsal
Jazz Band Rehearsal  (After school)

Wednesday – Combined Concert Band “B Lunch” Rehearsal
No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – Depart for Pigeon Forge, TN @ 7:00 AM (Report @ 6:15 AM)

Friday – Visit the Titanic Museum in the AM
Combined Concert Band Performance at Seymour HS, Seymour, TN @ 4:25 PM

Saturday – Marching Band Performance at Pigeon Forge HS, Pigeon Forge, TN @ 9:10 AM
Spend the day at Dollywood

Sunday – Return from Tennessee @ about 5:30 PM.

Update for the Week of 4/22/24 – 4/26/24

This week the Concert and Symphonic Bands will put the finishing touches on the selections for the Spring Concert.  They will have a “B Lunch” rehearsal today and tomorrow, dress rehearsal during 3rd period on Wednesday, and the Spring Concert at 6:00PM on Thursday.  The Marching Band will have a rehearsal today in preparation for both the concert this week and their performance in Tennessee next week.  The Jazz Band will only have rehearsal on Tuesday as they prepare for their own concert in two weeks.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Tuesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (2:35 – 4:45)

Wednesday – Dress Rehearsal (3rd Period)
No After School Rehearsal

Thursday –No After School Rehearsal
Spring Concert @ 6:00PM (Report @ 5:15PM)

Friday – No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 4/15/24 – 4/19/24

Congratulations to the 4 students who represented QACHS Saturday evening as members of the 2024 Senior All-Shore Honors Band! It was an outstanding evening of live music presented by both the Junior and Senior bands at Easton High School as the Junior Band celebrated 45 years and the Senior Band, 60 years.  The Concert and Symphonic Bands will continue their preparations for both of their upcoming performances on the Spring Concert next week and in Tennessee in two weeks.  The Jazz ensemble continues its preparations for the Jazz Concert in three weeks for the 2024 QACHS Night of Jazz.

The final trip information packet went home with everyone on Tuesday.  Included in this packet are the final details letter and the Emergency Medical Form.  The Emergency Medical Form needs to be filled out and returned by the end of next week so that we can get them all organized in the medical binder that we are required to carry.  Each person attending the trip must have one of these forms turned in and included.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (2:35-4:45)

Tuesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (2:35-4:45)

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (2:35-4:45)

Friday – No After School Rehearsal