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UPDATE: AUGUST 26, 2018

HOME GAME: FRI. AUG. 31
We are looking forward to the first home game of the 2018 football season. All Union H.S. Bands members will participate in the evening activities, assessed for a grade. All details are avaiable here. We'll be enjoying a fun time together at Cici's Pizza after the game (info here)!

UNIFORM FITTINGS
Any student who missed summertime fittings and has NOT yet fit for a uniform will begin the process of fitting on Friday afternoon and evening prior to and during the football game, processed on a on a first-come, first-served basis.

Freshmen still needing to fit may want to ride the shuttle bus to UHS after school on Friday in hopes of being fit as early as possible. 

Summertime fittings included fitting both the fall season uniform as well as the formal concert attire uniform in one fiting session, but the upcoming fitting session will be for the fall season uniform only. Formal concert attire fittings will take place at a later date, and may require students to sign up. 

Please note that fitting sessions are staffed purely by volunteers and will NOT be available during the school day. 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
On Thursday, August 30, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors wll participate in a special 'pep assembly' of sorts, produced by KOTV Channel 6. Students will be excused from first and second class periods. RR members will wear the Big-U/RR shirt; all other members will wear a plain black shirt (no print) or a shirt that represents the Union Bands or Union school spirit. This event will be re-broadcast on KOTV's "Six in the Morning" show on Friday morning, August 31. 

RENEGADE REGIMENT
RR students, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the 3-week outlook. Also note that Pep Band winds and percussion personnel for our two out-of-town away football games this season have been assigned and will be posted on hard copy on the band hallway bulletin board by 9:00am on Monday, Aug. 27; student assignments can also be found anytime by logging into the CHARMS account and looking in the Groups profile. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP: UPDATE
In response to feedback we have recieved in recent weeks, registration for the Washington, DC trip in March 2019 has been temporarily re-opened. It's our sincere hope that EVERY Union H.S. Concert Bands student will register for this once-in-a-lifetime trip! Registration is available exclusively online abd requires a special code; please visit this link for more info and to register. Email us if you need to the registration code, or login into your CHARMS account and scroll to the News section. Hard copies of the trip info, including the registration code, are available in the band hallway just outside office #1615. Additional information about the trip is forthcoming in the months ahead, and we appreciate your punctual trip payments. 

DISTRICT HONOR BAND AUDITIONS
Sign-ups for the NBDA H.S. All-District Honor Band are now open for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Information and the sign-up link are available here.Sign-up is available online only, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11:00pm. Freshmen will sign up later in the semester. 

***OBOISTS, please note the following changes to the audition repertoire: "48 Famous Studies/Etudes for Oboe or Saxophone Vol. 1" by W. Ferling, Page 15, #30, Allo Poco Moderato, mm=86-116 -AND- Page 5, #9, Adagio Con Espressione, mm=54-66.***

CUBBY SPACES AVAILABLE
Students needing extra space for their belongings at UHS are welcome to request a cubby space in Bard Room #1. Please note that these spaces are NOT lockers and aren't secure; valuables should not be kept here. Students may choose to use the cubbies for storage of shoes, backpacks, music folders, etc.  Limited spaces are available. Contact us to request a cubby; consider locating a few desireable spaces that appear to be open and indicate these cubby #'s when requesting. 

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