SOSP Itineraries 2017:
SOSP Contact Info:
IMPORTANT LOCATION CHANGE - Oregon Picnic (6/25)
Many apologies for the confusion on this - Because of construction at Oregon HS, our home-base & potluck location has changed (again...)
Final news for Sunday's Potluck:
- Oregon HS (new wing in back left, or northeast, part of building)
*Enter Door #18, will take you to courtyard in center of new building
*Please understand this is a new building & only be in hallway, bathroom, & courtyard
- Parking is going to be difficult - consider street parking in nearby neighborhood, La Petite (665 E Netherwood St.,), or parking on other side of the school & walking around.
- Because of construction it may be best to drop off family members, tents, etc..and find a place to park that works well with other bands, parents, & events @ Oregon HS
SO...information below sent by Tracie Reuther, SPBB Secretary, is correct!
Greetings SOSP Families!
Please join your kids and Sound of Sun Prairie families on Sunday, June 25th in Oregon for the Summer Fest Parade and Field Show. Every year the Sound families get together on the Oregon High School grounds in between these 2 events to visit while the kids rehearse in the afternoon and enjoy a potluck dinner before the field show.
12:30: Parade starts
The link will take you to the Oregon Summerfest Webpage.
After the parade you are welcome to head over to the Oregon high school grounds
(Courtyard in new building, enter Door #18)
at 456 N Perry Pkwy, Oregon, WI.
5:00pm (approximately): The potluck will begin.
SOSP members and staff go through the line first.
Chuck Wagon will be providing grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs.
We (executive board) will be recruiting volunteers to help with set up, grilling, serving, and clean up.
You will need to bring the following for your family and SOSP child:
-dish to pass (see below)
**We ask that each SOSP family attending bring a dish to pass, which is an important feature of the picnic. Without it, there will not be enough food for everyone. When preparing your dish to pass, plan for a generous portion.
We will be feeding all of the SOSP kids and staff (about 115), AND our SOSP families.
Please bring the following item according to the first letter of your child’s last name:
A –G: Salad or Side Dish (no chips)
H– R: Dessert
S – Z: Entree
There is not a lot of shade (maybe....??) You are welcome to bring your own shade (ie: EZ up, umbrella, etc.) if you choose.
You may also want to pack:
*Blanket (to sit on in the bleachers for the field show)
7:00pm Field Show
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Love that SOUND!
SOSP 2017 - Everyday's Updates (6/16)
Weekend Rehearsal Locations (updated 6/16 10:00am):
SOSP 2017 Season News & Updates:
Things are off to a great start for the SOSP 2017 season. Students have a created a very warm, welcoming, positive, and hard-working vibe to our rehearsals. If you haven’t been to observe rehearsal - come on by and check out the end of rehearsals.
Preparing for Summer
One of the most important aspects for students to have a successful summer is personal health. We have been encouraging proper hydration, sun protection (sunscreen & hats), and making healthy food and drink choices (water, water, water, water!!)
Check Off Responsibilities
As we get closer to the summer, individual student goals become more pressing. Each week members have one part of their show, parade, or fundamentals routine to show they have it accurately memorized and performed. We suggest they find practice buddies (and meet some new folks!) to work on this task, physical conditioning, or anything else SOSP related. Working together is always more fun and hopefully productive! If students get behind on their responsibilities, we may ask them to come early or stay during lunch to get caught up. Staff members associated with each section will make these arrangements with students.
SOSP would not exist without the great support from parents. Many committees are in full swing (Uniform Committee, Sewing Committee) and some are just about to get going (Chuckwagon, Equipment, Chaperones, etc…). If you would like more info about volunteering for SOSP – please check out the Volunteer Connections Page
Parent Volunteer – Background Checks
Thank you to the numerous parents who volunteer their time to make SOSP great. Sun Prairie Area School District requires that all volunteers have a current background check on file. Information can be found at: http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/do_volunteer.cfm
Final Payments are due - Please make sure all payments are written to SPBB in envelope with the payment slip and or the following info: 1. Student Name 2. Purpose of payment (ex. Tuition #2, Shoes & Gloves, Tuition #2 + Shoes, etc…)
Summer marching band in Sun Prairie will celebrate 45 Years in 2017!
It started as the "Marching Cardinal", then the "Cardinal Guard", and now continues as the "Sound of Sun Prairie."
If you are an alumni and interested in participating in ECHO (the alumni band that performs every 5th anniversary), please go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/298603486822261/.
About the Sound of Sun Prairie:
The Sound of Sun Prairie is a voluntary, extra-curricular marching band. It is comprised of 8-12th grade students who have an interest in performing with percussion and wind instruments or color guard.
The purpose of the Sound of Sun Prairie is to provide an environment in which students can learn to work cooperatively toward common goals, the power of positive attitudes, personal responsibility, self-motivation, individual sacrifice for the good of the group, and striving to work to the best of one’s ability at all times. It is a student-centered organization that promotes personal growth and student leadership. The band’s philosophy is based on the belief that learning to be successful in marching band involves the same process as learning to be successful in other endeavors and that understanding the process for success is the most important part of attaining success.
SOSP is a member of the Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association (MACBDA) and it follows their schedule of events. This includes marching and competing in parades and field show competitions throughout the Midwest.