Jazz I - Essentially Ellington Finalist 2016
SOSP 2016 - End of May Updates:
SPBB & SOSP Summer Kick-Off Meeting - Sunday 5/29 @ 3pm
Please join us for this important Booster & Parent meeting where we wrap up all things Band Booster and get you the most important information heading into the busy SOSP Season. Committee chairs will update their status and needs for help. I'll update you on Calendar and simply how the students are doing and our visions for this season.
*Also - first clothing sale of 2016 will begin after the meeting!! Then join us on the "lot" at 4:30 to watch the end of rehearsal and run-thru.
SOSP Picture Day (Sunday 5/29 in AM) & Order Forms:
Every year Skala Photography takes individual, section, and group photos for SOSP. It is optional to purchase photos. Order forms will be handed out this weekend and can also be found the website HERE. (found under downloads section on www.spbb.org/sosp)
Payment #3 Due - Sunday 5/29
Reminder that final payments are due for SOSP 2016 in about 1 week. LeAnn Monson (treasurer extraordinaire!) has updated all account information on CHARMS that she can. Please check your balance before making your last payment so you can use your ledger balance. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
SOSP & Parking / Picking up students
Reminder, please avoid parking or standing vehicle on main HS road . I encourage everyone to park in the lots, or at least the circle drives. The HS is getting SO busy these days, it's simply not safe to congest that roadway. Thank you!
SOSP Texting System
Please sign up for the 2016 texting system (even if you were signed up last year):
Parents/family should text “LOVETHATSOUND” (no quotes, does not need to be capitalized, does need to be together) to 84483.
Sound members to text “SOSP2016” (no quotes, does not need to be capitalized, does need to be together) TO 84483.
Sat. 5/28 @ 9am to Sunday 5/29 @ 5pm: SOSP Overnight Camp #2 (Parent meeting Sunday @ 3pm)
Monday 5/30: Memorial Day Parade in AM (8am attendance, done by around 11am)
*Maureen Mengelt Memorial Day 5k afterward - run, volunteer, have fun!
Sat. 6/4: 9 -9
Sun. 6/12: 5 - 9pm
Mon. 6/13: 9 - 9pm (first full day of Everydays!)
SOSP 2016 - March Updates!!
SOSP First Rehearsal & Registration – Saturday 3/12, 9am - 5pm
Parents are highly encouraged to join us on Saturday March 12th to get all commitment forms, health forms, and payments the morning of our first rehearsal from 8:30am to 10:30am in the hallway by the music area (enter Door #3).
There will be copy machines for insurance cards, a notary public for the commitment form, and our treasurer and student account manager will be there to handle all payment questions.
Students should "be early to be on time" and wear athletic clothing, bring their instrument and/or equipment, water bottle, pencil. There is a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:30pm, they are welcome to bring a lunch and eat at school, or leave and come back by 1:30pm.
This year members will again be asked to have a completed physical on file. If a student already has a physical on file with the school district from athletic teams or from SOSP, they are complete (these are valid for 2 years). We will post lists of who needs an updated physical for this year.
SOSP email List:
If you haven’t already, you may also want to sign yourself up for the SOSP email list to receive future SOSP information: https://mail.spbb.org/mailman/listinfo/sosp
SOSP 2016 - January Updates!
SOSP 2016 Kick-Off Dates:
SOSP 2016 Kick-Off Meeting (for all returning & interested SOSP members & parents)
- Tuesday March 1st, 7pm @ SPHS (Enter Door #3)
- Band Booster meeting at 6:30pm
SOSP 2016, Rehearsal #1!!!!!
- Saturday March 12th, 9:00am - 5:00pm @ SPHS (will lunch break from 12:00 - 1:30)
SOSP Leadership & Drum Major Workshops
New this year is combining our Drum Major Workshops with opportunities for anyone that wants to information about leadership on Wednesday afternoons, beginning Wednesday 2/17.
3:30 - 4:15: Leadership Workshop (for anyone!!)
4:15 - 5:00: Drum Major Techniques (for those interested in auditioning this, or ANY year)
SOSP Percussion Rehearsals begin in January!
Winter rehearsal dates for students interested in the Sound of Sun Prairie marching band percussion section will begin in January 2016. These rehearsals are open to anyone interested interested in SOSP Percussion. Students and staff will begin work on building the skills and fundamentals to jump into learning our marching band show in the spring.
SOSP Color Guard Updates:
We are excited to get started with our color guard instructors for this year - Tracy Scott, Felipe Mendoza, & returning instructor Serena Hanson. Below are dates for all returning and prospective color guard members - people are welcome to come to a rehearsal and try it out!
SOSP 2016 Calendar:
This season’s schedule will be similar to last season’s schedule - beginning the third week of June and ending third weekend of July.
- Saturday Rehearsals begin March 12th, 2016 and continue through school year
- There will be a break the second weekend of spring break (no rehearsal 26)
- Overnight Camp #1 will be Friday evening May 6 (no school) to Saturday evening May 7 and we can be at home for Mother’s day!!
- There will be some other adjustments for drill learning weekend, camp weekends in May, etc..
- "Everydays" begin Sunday June 12th and continue through June 22nd
- Performances will begin around June 23rd
- Flags of Freedom will be Saturday July 2nd
- Traverse City trip will be July 5th to July 9th
- MACBDA Finals Weekend, July 14 - 16th w/ Finals @ UW-Whitewater
Fall Football Game:
- Rehearsal Thursday 8/19, Performance Friday 8/20
SOSP 2015 - Thank You !!!
Thank You SOSP 2015 - students, parents, & staff:
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.
LOVE THAT SOUND
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.