Elkhart High School


Elkhart BIG RED Band
October 2020 Newsletter
So we've been back for several weeks and I've got to say that I've VERY happy with where we are...the progress that we've made and the level of our show at this time of the year...all very pleasing!!  The kids are working hard and it's showing!!!
We started our Cookie Dough Fundraiser on September 23 and all the order forms/money is due on October 1!  Product should be coming back to Elkhart in about 5-6 weeks, and as usual, we will let you know as soon in advance as we can when that date will be.  It's the Otis Spunkmeyer stuff, so it should be really good.
As for performances, it's a big month...that is starting kinda poorly.  Our October 1 JV gave vs. Crockett just got cancelled, so we lose another performance opportunity.  Them's the breaks...  
The rest of our schedule should be good to go, so here goes:  October 9 Varsity vs. Diboll, October 15 JV vs. Coldspring-Oakhurst, October 23 Varsity vs. Trinity (THIS IS SENIOR NIGHT!!!!!) and October 29 JV vs. Huntington.  We are also scheduled to perform at the Mineola Marching Festival on Saturday, October 24.  This "may" be our only contest of the season, so we are working toward that performance!  Here's hoping we can finish the year strong!!!
Our jazz band kids have an opportunity this month as well.  We will be recording in class to audition for the All-Region/All-Area Jazz Band!!  Our auditions are being done through recordings only this year...which is a first, for obvious reasons.  Those students auditioning are:  Anthony Vargas, Zane Vaughan, Alana Canaday, Micah Goodman, Roger Gonzalez, Dylan Padgett, Blake Denson, Tucker Sparkman and Jonathan Canaday.  Good luck guys!!!
That's about it!  See you guys next month!
J. Wes Canaday
Important Upcoming Dates to Remember:
October 1 - Cookie Dough Order Forms DUE
October 9 - V Game vs. Diboll
October 15 - JV Game vs. Coldspring-Oakhurst
October 23 - V Game vs. Trinity (Senior Night)
October 24 - Mineola Marching Festival
October 28 - JV Game vs. Huntington
...down the road...
November 7 - Palestine Veteran's Day Parade???
TBA - Band Picture Day
       ...wow, it slows down fast...