1) Attendance at band events is crucial. Students involved in other LHS activities must be proactive, creative and communicate conflicts ahead of time. The band handbook states 2 weeks notice so that teacher/coaches can resolve these conflicts. Not communicating only hurts the student and both teams.
2) Concert Band is 1st hour this year! Students must be diligent in showing up on time for their education. This applies for each class the student is enrolled.
3) The band is only as successful as the amount of effort applied by the entire team. Directors, Students and Parents comprise this team. Without all of these components working together the effort is a ton of work done by a few people. Dig in, volunteer and most importantly encourage your student to stay actively involved with the band and school.
4) Involvement in your band and school builds success, achievement, pride and tradition. I am a huge supporter of the great things that happen at Lincoln and can happen at Lincoln when the community is supportive. Great schools have supportive parents. No matter what your student says, get involved! Email their teachers, bookmark their web sites, check Power School regularly, attend conferences, volunteer, attend school events, hold your student accountable for their work.
Have a successful year and I cannot wait to work with each student and their family. Do not be a stranger as I want to know the parents as well as their student. This partnership between classroom and family began a while ago and I look forward to working with you to strengthen the bond that will ensure success of your student not only in my classroom, but at Lincoln High School.