Update for the Week of 7/4/22 – 7/8/22

Happy 4th of July!

This week our Wednesday night Marching Band rehearsals continue with the Percussion and Color Guard reporting once again at 5:00PM.  There will be no Leadership Team Meeting at 5:30.  Next week we will return back to our regular weekly schedule that includes everyone with a leadership team meeting.  Band Camp begins in three weeks!

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Wednesday – Marching Band Rehearsal 6 – 9 PM (Percussion and Color Guard @ 5:00 PM)

Update for the Week of 6/20/22 – 6/24/22

Summer Break officially started last week.  This week we continue with our Wednesday Night Rehearsals for the Marching Band from 6pm – 9pm.  The Percussion and Color Guard will not report early this week, however the leadership team will still report for their meeting at 5:30pm.

Just a reminder that the marching band will be traveling over to Navy/Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, August 2nd, for the Drum Corps International Competition – Drum Corps: An American Tradition, as a part of our second 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 that would like to attend may do so as well at a cost of $30.00 per person.  We will be leaving from the school at 5:30 PM.  We are planning that we will return back to QACHS at about 11:00 PM.  If you would like to attend, please e-mail Mr. Wright (eric.wright@qacps.org) your request no later than 9:00pm this Wednesday, June 22nd.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No School – Summer Break!

Tuesday – No School – Summer Break!

Wednesday – Marching Band Rehearsal 6 – 9 PM (Student Leadership Meeting @ 5:30 PM)

Thursday – No School – Summer Break!

Friday – No School – Summer Break!

Update for the Week of 6/13/22 – 6/17/22

Today and tomorrow are the last two days of school for this year.  We have periods 3 and 4 as well as Hybrid 2 Final Exams today and then make-up exams being given tomorrow before summer break begins on Wednesday.  With that, we begin our weekly Wednesday Night Rehearsals this week for the Marching Band from 6pm – 9pm.  The Percussion and Color Guard will report at 5:00pm and the leadership team at 5:30pm.

Just a reminder that the marching band will be traveling over to the Navy/Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, August 2nd, for the Drum Corps International Competition – Drum Corps: An American Tradition, as a part of our seventh day 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 that would like to attend may do so as well at a cost of $30.00 per person.  We will be leaving from the school at 5:30 PM.  We are planning that we will return back to QACHS at about 11:00 PM.  If you would like to attend, please e-mail Mr. Wright (eric.wright@qacps.org) your request no later than 9:00pm next Wednesday, June 22nd.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Final Exams (Periods 3/2nd Half of Hybrid and 4)  1:00 Student Dismissal
No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – Make-up Exams (All Periods) 12:00 Student Dismissal
No After School Rehearsal

Wednesday – No School – First Day of Summer Break!
Marching Band Rehearsal 6 – 9 PM (Percussion/Color Guard report @ 5:00 and Student Leadership Meeting @ 5:30 PM)

Thursday – No School – Summer Break!

Friday – No School – Summer Break!

Update for the Week of 6/6/22 – 6/10/22

This week is our final full week of school with final exams beginning on Thursday for the Hybrid 1 Classes.  Friday will be an early dismissal day (1:00PM) after the exams are taken for periods 1 and 2.

It was shared last week at the Mini-Camp Parent meeting that the marching band will be traveling over to the Navy/Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, August 2nd, for the Drum Corps International Competition – Drum Corps: An American Tradition, as a part of our seventh day 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 that would like to attend may do so as well at a cost of $30.00 per person.  We will be leaving from the school at 5:30 PM.  We are planning that we will return back to QACHS at about 11:00 PM.  If you would like to attend, please e-mail Mr. Wright (eric.wright@qacps.org) your request no later than 9:00pm on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsal

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – Final Exams (1st Half of Hybrid)
No After School Rehearsal

Friday – Final Exams (Periods 1 and 2) 1:00 Student Dismissal
No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 5/30/22 – 6/3/22

This week we have to say “good bye” to our Seniors as they graduate on Wednesday morning.  We will also welcome the new incoming Freshmen as they join us for the Marching Band Mini-Camp nights on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  The Concert and Symphonic Band Members will also continue to enjoy playing more new songs as they continue to sight read each day.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – NO SCHOOL! MEMORIAL DAY!!

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsals.
2022 Marching Band Mini Camp 6-8PM at QACHS (Leadership Team Meeting @ 5:30PM)

Wednesday – Class of 2022 Graduation @ 10AM
No After School Rehearsals.
2022 Marching Band Mini Camp 6-8PM at QACHS (End of Mini-Camp Student and Parent meeting @ 7PM)

Thursday – No After School Rehearsals.

Friday – No After School Rehearsals.

Update for the Week of 5/23/22 – 5/28/22

This week will be our last week with our Seniors that will conclude with a half day on Friday and a 12:00PM dismissal.  Today, we have our final marching band rehearsal.  Wednesday will be our Awards Day during each class, 3rd period. We will also have our leadership interviews and auditions after school on Wednesday followed by our Annual Percussion and Color Guard Clinic Wednesday evening.  On Thursday, the Seniors will take their written Final Exam and everyone else will take the mock exam.   Saturday, the Marching Lions will march the Chestertown Tea Party Parade in Chestertown at 10:00 AM.

Looking ahead to next week, we will have our 2022 Marching Lions Band Mini-Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  The end of mini-camp parents meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (After school)

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsal

Wednesday – Section Leader Interviews/Auditions (After school)

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

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal

Friday – Half 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

Announcement of 2022-2023 Leadership Team after Uniforms and Equipment is put away.

Update for the Week of 5/16/22 – 5/20/22

This week we continue our push to the end of the year as we continue our playing exams during class time.   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.  Also on Wednesday, the Marching Band Leadership Interviews and Auditions will be held after school with the Percussion and Color Guard Clinic from 6 – 8PM that evening.  Seniors will take their written exam on Thursday.  The Marching Band will march in the Chestertown Tea Party Parade on Saturday.  The following week, we will have the first nights of Mini Band Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – No After School Rehearsal

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal

Friday – No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 5/9/22 – 5/13/22

This week we continue our push to the end of the year.  We will begin our playing exams on Wednesday as a part of the upcoming final exams.  At the same time we will be preparing for the written exam, by reviewing and studying the concepts together in each of the ensembles classes.  In the evenings this week we have the Jazz Concert on Tuesday and a Band Parent Meeting on Thursday.

Looking ahead: In two weeks our final Marching Band rehearsal will be held on Monday, May 23rd for the Chestertown Tea Party Parade on Saturday.  We will have our awards day during each band’s class time on Wednesday, May 25th.  Also on Wednesday, May 25th,  the Marching Band Leadership Interviews and Auditions will be held after school with the Percussion and Color Guard Clinic from 6 -8PM that evening.  Then the seniors will take their final exam on Thursday, May 26th. The following week, we will have the first nights of Mini Band Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  The 2022 QACHS Graduation will be at 10:00AM on Wednesday as well, and the rest of the students will have an Asynchronous day that day.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – No After School Rehearsal

Tuesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (After school)
17th Annual QACHS Night of Jazz with the QACHS and CMS Jazz Ensembles in the QACHS Cafeteria @ 7:00PM. (Report @ 6:15 PM)

Wednesday – No After School Rehearsal

Thursday – No After School Rehearsal
Band Parents Meeting @ 7:00PM in the Band Room

Friday – No After School Rehearsal

Update for the Week of 5/2/22 – 5/6/22

This week the Concert and Symphonic Bands will have a combined rehearsal during “B” Lunch today and tomorrow, dress rehearsal during 3rd period on Wednesday, and the Spring Concert at 7:30PM on Thursday.  The Marching Band will have rehearsal on Monday and Wednesday as well as participate in the Spring Concert on Thursday.  The Jazz Band will only have rehearsal on Tuesday as they prepare for their own concert next week.

Looking ahead to next week, we will have the 17th Annual Queen Anne’s County Night of Jazz on Tuesday at 7:00PM in the QACHS Café and will feature the CMS Jazz Ensemble and the QACHS Jazz Ensemble.  On Thursday evening at 7:00 will be the May Band Parents meeting.

Here is what our schedule looks like this week:

Monday – Marching Band Rehearsal (After school)

Tuesday – Jazz Band Rehearsal (After school)

Wednesday – Dress Rehearsal (3rd Period)
Marching Band Rehearsal (After school)

Thursday –No After School Rehearsal
Spring Concert @ 7:30PM (Report @ 6:45PM)

Friday – No After School Rehearsal