Jazz I in New York City!!!
Watch Their Performance:
Sun Prairie comes on around 1 Hour 40 minutes.
See a Slide Show of their Trip:
SOSP 2015 Itineraries:
SOSP Contact Info:
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SOSP Theme Days 2015
Monday- Twin Day
Tuesday- Character Day
Wednesday- Dress Like a Staff Member Day
Thursday- Squad Day?
Friday- Non Denominational Holiday Day
Saturday- Decade Day
Sunday- Section Shirt Day
Monday- Fashion Disaster Day/Would You Still Be My Friend If I Wore This Day
SOSP 2015 - Thank You Show, Picnic, Football Game
Pictures say a thousand words - if you are not a member of the Sound of Sun Prairie 2015 Facebook Page, it comes the closest to explaining what this group is about more than anything else I can imagine. Thank you all for the amazing photos all season - WOW!!
SOSP Thank You Show Info- Today, Sunday 7/19 @ Ashley Field
6:30 - Student Attendance @ Truck (in back of CHUMS)
*Truck crews will need to be there sooner to unload before attendance
**CHUMS Choir room will be our "Homeroom"
8:30 - Performance & Senior Recognitions
SOSP Clean-Up & Picnic, Monday 7/20 @ SPHS
3pm - Attendance in SPHS Band Room, then clean-up
6pm - Picnic begins in Cafeteria (bring the whole family!)
*Reference previous email from Tracie Ruther regarding picnic details, or go HERE
**Also, very important meeting in regards to re-structuring our Band Boosters - reference previous email from Kris Tazelaar or go HERE and see proposed calendar click here.
SOSP Football Game Update - August 2015
For the fall 2015 - SOSP will NOT be performing as part of the halftime celebration, we will be taking 1 year off. You can delete both the rehearsal and performance (Aug 27 & 28) from your calendars.
What you CAN do - encourage your child to consider EPOCH Sound (our Athletic Pep Band). I think Mr. Rush would even be happy to take folks that can't normally do EPOCH sound to have a especially large band for this one time. More info to come!!
Reason - the Sun Prairie Football program is celebrating a major milestone of 500 wins between only 3 coaches since 1945 (I think...). They are inviting players and teams back from as many eras as possible and are hoping for a great celebration. Unfortunately that doesn't leave time for a SOSP performance this year. We will hope to continue with this tradition for 2016.
Very Simply - blessed to be a part of this group of amazing people. This finals week was a logistical trial like I can't remember in recent history. We had about 18 plans for every scenario and then the weather changed again. Thank you to students for being so understanding, flexible, and doers. Thank you adults for supporting these students no matter what it took.
I am looking forward to tonight where we finish SOSP 2015 on our terms - not based on a score or number, but based 100% on students, their efforts, their teamwork, and their spirit. Many more pictures tonight will say more than words could attempt.
LOVE THAT SOUND
SOSP 2015 - Week #5 Updates & Reminders
Thursday 7/16 - Rehearsal 9 - 1pm, Beginning of Tour (Itinerary HERE)
Friday to Saturday (see above itinerary)
Sunday 7/19 - Sun Prairie Thank-you Show (6:30 attendance, 8:30 performance)
Monday 7/20 - Clean-Up (3-5pm) Picnic (6pm)
MACBDA Finals Info - Saturday 7/18
If you are attending Saturday's Finals at UW-Whitewater:
- Tickets are $15 / adult and $5 children 12 and under. Tickets available at the gate beginning at 6pm at UW-Whitewater, all general seating.
- Show starts at 7:30pm and conclude around 9:30 with Grand Finale Full Retreat.
**We are looking for some folks to help sell tickets before and during the show. We hope to have enough between all the bands to create shifts so no one misses their child's performance. Please email ME if interested.
Monday Picnic Info:
Please Bring: plates, tableware, napkins, drinks, 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 very 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: Dessert
H – Q: Entrée
R-Z: Salad/Side Dish (no chips)
Monday - Band Booster Meeting Info & Proposed By-Law Changes:
During the picnic we'll also have the end of year Band Booster Meeting to go over a revision to the by-laws, including meeting structure. More info can be found on the SPBB Band Booster webpage. To review the proposed changes, click here.
SOSP Gives Back - Update
Thanks to everyone that sold notecards and/or made a donation to Sunshine Place - we raised over $1000 for Sunshine Place and helped spread the word about what they do for Sun Prairie. I know it was a really busy time to ask for your help - thanks for doing what was possible and we'll reconsider our best options for the future.
For folks that sold notecards - they will be handed out after rehearsal on Tuesday for immediate delivery to whomever you sold to.
SOSP - Fitness Challenge 2015
SOSP Fitness Videos Online!
If you haven't heard, we are incredibly thankful to Kevyn Feiner from the Prairie Athletic Club for helping Cindy design and implement our fitness program for this year. To access some of the videos during the week, kids (and families!!!) can:
About the Sound of Sun Prairie Marching Band:
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.