News: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

2nd Chance - Commemorative Marching Season Photos

Last Chance - Marching Band Group photos available for purchase thru 1/17

To order and pay in one step, visit www.stevensonbands.org/marchingphoto

Missed out on getting a panoramic Marching Band photo? Here is your last chance!

There are 2 options (both non-laminated):

  • Full Marching Band Panoramic (10" x 30") - $12
  • Class of 2020 Photo (8" x 12") - $10

Order no later than 11:59 PM on Friday January 17th for anticipated delivery at the Jazz Concert on February 5th (those not picked up at the concert can be picked up in the Stevenson Band Room on the 6th. Note that the photos are delivered flat, not rolled up, and the photos are not protected from the elements).

A huge thank you to Mr. Zaharof for the work he put into this for everyone!


    

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Advance/Reserved tickets for Feb 5 Jazz Concert on sale

On Wednesday, February 5th at 7 PM in the SHS Performing Arts Center, the Stevenson Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will perform the repertoire they are preparing for their trip to Central Michigan University.

All are invited - come check out the fun our Jazz ensembles have!

 

Tickets are $5 for everyone age 18 and older, all high school and younger students (and younger) are free.

Visit www.stevensonbands.org/buytickets to reserve your seat!

 

Reserved tickets are on sale online through about 5 PM on the day of the concert.


    

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Marching Band Uniform Return

Attention Marching Band Members!

All Marching Band uniforms are to be returned to the Stevenson Band Room no later than Wednesday, January 15th prior to the Cluster Concert. You MAY begin to bring uniforms back to school starting now!

If you bring your uniform to Stevenson prior to January 15th: Do not leave your uniform without first checking it in with either Mr. Sekich or Mr. Austerman

  • Uniform for the Cluster Concert will be blue jeans and your gray 2019-20 Theme Shirt (the one with Freddy Mercury on front)

Return all school-owned Marching Band Uniform parts:

  • Bibs (pants)
  • Jackets
  • Shakos (hats)
  • Shako boxes
  • Garment bag (don't worry if yours is ripped / has a broken zipper)

White gloves may be discarded. Shoes (if you purchased them) are yours to keep. Purcussionists that have Booster-purchased black shoes are to return them.

Click below to download the Uniform Return Document that is to be turned in with your uniform:

2020 Uniform Return Document

Note: Gentlemen that were issued school-owned black concert jackets should hold on to them until later in the school year. Do not turn them in at this time.


    

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Cut Time launches to replace Charms

Cut Time

Welcome & signup information


Starting now, the Stevenson Instrumental Music Program & Band Boosters will be using a cloud-based management tool called Cut Time to allow parents on-demand access to their band student's financial info and more.

All current Stevenson Instrumental Music students (including Marching Band) will automatically have a Cut Time account created for them once they:

  • Receive fundraising credits
  • Have a financial balance due
  • Have a form due

Upon automatic creation of the student's account (which has already been done for all current Instrumental Music students), they will receive an invitation e-mail to their own e-mail address. Once accepted and a password is set, the student will have login access to their account.


Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to create their own profile (using their own e-mail address) that will be linked to their students' account by clicking the following link:

Cut Time Parent/Guardian Profile Creation

Profile Creation Notes:

  • Subscribing Schools/Groups: Stevenson HS Bands (Sterling Heights MI) ID:13054
  • Your Position: Parent/Guardian
  • Note: entering your birthdate is optional. This field is used for compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998; all parents/guardians are over the age of 13
  • Profile requests will be manually reviewed and approved
  • Each of the students' parents/guardians may create their own profile (no more shared credentials!)

To login to Cut Time for access to student information, click the link below:

https://www.cuttime.net/signin.cfm

Cut Time  <-- Clicking this button on our web site will take you the Cut Time login screen


Authorized Cut Time users can:

  • View your child's financial accounts (including fundraising credits)
  • View forms due
  • Make payments via PayPal*

* Note: Card (credit/debit) transactions through PayPal are subject to a service fee from PayPal


    

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Signups for Spring Trip now open

Good Morning!

Here is the information for Spring Travel. To travel, you must follow the instructions in the document linked below to register online with the traveler's information and provide a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) with a payment of at least $1.

To fill the available spots, we will be taking into consideration travelers in the following order:

  • Seniors (first priority if signed up by 9 AM Tuesday 12/17)
  • Underclassman (second priority)
  • Parents / siblings

Important note: In order to be eligible for travel, all past due amounts for previous travel / camps / must have been paid off to the Boosters.

If the trip does fill up, we will communicate with you ASAP if we are able to secure more rooms or buses when we see the registration list. Please note, that this may raise the cost of the trip for everyone.

Seniors - in order to activate your first priority, YOU MUST SIGN UP BY TOMORROW 12-17-19, at 9am to be considered.

Thank you!

Mr. Sekich

2019 Spring Trip Registration Information


    

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An extra week to order local honey!

What's the buzz?

Honey is back...but ONLY for ONE week with delivery at the movie night fundraiser on the 19th. (If you cannot pick up at the movie please contact Mrs. Altadonna directly for alternative arrangements).

Order and payment deadline is 12/13/2019. Any orders not paid by midnight 12/13 will be automatically canceled.

So if you missed your opportunity in October...now is your chance...otherwise it will be Fall 2020 bee-fore its back.

Need stocking stuffers? A little something for a coworker? A gift for the person who has it all? Give HONEY!!!

 

Order link:

www.stevensonbands.org/2019-honey-order

 

Payment link:

www.stevensonbands.org/2019-honey-payment


    

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Tickets on sale for Dec 12 Winter Concert

Reserved tickets for the December 12th Holiday Concert are on sale now online!

Avoid the pre-concert queue (and use your credit/debit card with no extra fee) by buying in advance!!

Online / card sales will end at 4:59 PM on the 12th so that walkup (cash only) sales can begin at about 6:15 PM. Seats not sold online will be available on first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are $5 for everyone age 18 and over, free for high school students and younger.

Visit www.stevensonbands.org/buytickets


    

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Student attire: December 12th Concert

All Marching Band Members:

During the Marching Band portion of the concert, you are wearing your regular Marching Band Uniform (percussion in their theme t-shirt & drumline jacket). No hats, no gloves. You will need to wear your marching shoes and the appropriate color socks (so, white marching shoes = you need to change into white socks).

This performance is for the entire Marching Band - no matter which school you attend during the day.

There is a rehearsal for the entire Marching Band at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10th to review the music from this year's show and to go over logistics. This is NOT a dress rehearsal.

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band & Concert Band (Mr. Sekich's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th hours):

Ladies wear dress black slacks or long skirts (below the knee), a dress black blouse or sweater, and black dress shoes- preferably flats. Guideline: dressed formally in all black from top to bottom.

Men wear a white winged-tipped tuxedo shirt, black dress pants, and black socks with black dress shoes and a solid black tuxedo or suit jacket (no stripes). The band does have some black tux jackets which will be issued while supplies last during school. If you wear a jacket size that is larger than roughly a size 40 Regular, or need a Long of any size, you should plan in advance to borrow a jacket from Wesner Tuxedo. Bow ties and cummerbunds are provided by the band. Guideline: dressed formally in all black with a jacket, except for the white wing-tipped shirt, from top to bottom.

Winged-tipped tuxedo shirts can be purchased at a discount from Wesner Tuxedo if you mention you are with Stevenson Band.

Jazz Band (6th hour):

All Jazz Band members that are performing with either Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and/or Concert Band- you must follow the guidelines above. Jazz Band Members performing exclusively with Jazz Band are to wear their regular Jazz Performance attire (see Mr. Sekich with questions).


    

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Band Booster & Spring Travel Info Meeting - Wed Dec 4

The next Band Booster / Instrumental Music Program update meeting will take place this Wednesday, December 4th at Stevenson High School in the Band Room at 7 PM.

In addition to the regular agenda items, Mr. Sekich will provide information about the Spring 2020 Northern Michigan trip.

Hope to see you there!


Holiday Decor Fundraiser Delivery on Dec 4

Orders for the Holiday Decor fundraiser from Eckert's (wreaths, poinsettias, porch pots, grave blankets) will be available after school on December 4th.


    

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Marching Band Banquet Information

Marching Banquet Tickets on Sale through December 10th

The annual celebration of our Marching Band members will take place Monday, December 16th at the Century Banquet Center (Maple Lane just north of 14 Mile).

 

Purchase tickets online only at (advance sales only so we can provide the hall with an accurate count):

Visit stevensonbands.org/buytickets and look for "Marching Band Banquet"

  • All attendees must purchase a ticket - including Marching Band members Doors to the banquet hall will open at about 5:45 PM or so with dinner served at roughly 6:30 PM
  • Seating is first-come, first-served / general admission
  • Attire is business casual, however some students opt to dress up This event is for Marching Band members and their parents/guardians. Younger siblings especially will likely not enjoy this activity

 


Raffle Basket Donations Requested

This year the Boosters thought we would try something different. Instead of assigning a basket to each section, we thought we would create a list of items for baskets which were favorites in the past and let the families pick what they would like to donate.

We also wanted to give all of those Black Friday shoppers a chance to know what to shop for!

All donations are needed no later than the end of school on December 5, 2019 so the baskets can be assembled.

 

Where to get the list of requested items and sign up to contribute:

Visit stevensonbands.org/volunteer and look for the "Band Banquet Raffle Basket Donation" signup

 

Donation drop-off info: Items other than gift cards should be placed in the donation bins in the band room. All gift card and lottery ticket donations are to be put in the blue box in the band room.

Thank you for your support!


    

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