Skyhawk Band Day

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Attention all High School Band Directors

Its time to sign your band up for the…

2018 Skyhawk Band Day Extravaganza!

Click here to register

All high school students are invited to be a part of our annual “Skyhawk Band Day” at Point University.  This event will take place on September 22, 2018 at the Scott Performing Arts Center and Marching Skyhawks field at Point University.

The event is an educational clinic day designed to give students an insight into the collegiate band experience.  In addition, students will get to participate in an interactive band leadership clinic where they will learn new skills they can implement immediately!

Our goal is that students leave  Skyhawk Band Day Excited, Inspired, and Motivated!

New for 2018:

  • Interactive Band Leadership Clinic
  • Junior and Senior round table discussion
  • Marching Skyhawk’s rehearsal clinic and performance
  • Option Non competitive Band showcase (explained below)
  • Social Media Challenge
  • Over 75% of the day is inside in the air conditioner!
  • Everything takes place in one location!

Benefits for Participating Directors:

  • Free Directors gift:  Thanks to our sponsor Ken Stanton Music, band directors can choose any 1 of these awesome directors gifts.
      • Boss DB-90 Metronome (Dr. Beat)
      • On Stage GTA 7000 Chromatic Tuners (set of 3)
      • Innovative stick bag
      • Bobcat Mouthpiece puller
      • Visa $50.00 Gift Card

     

  • Directors orientation and appreciation summer day.  
    • On June 28th, all participating directors are invited to Point University to tour our facilities and walk through the Band Day event.  While you are on campus, our staff will take you to lunch and then we will play a round of golf at our beautiful Point University Golf Club.  All of this is free and our way of saying thank you for bringing your band!  Even if you don’t play golf, we hope you will attend and “talk shop.”

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Benefits for Participating Students

  • All students receive a free T-shirt, Chick-fila lunch, and more.
  • Students will get a chance to meet other band members during our Skyhawk Kick Off Party, which will be happening as you arrive.
  • Students will participate in the Band Leadership Clinic.
  • Students will get a chance to observe a rehearsal clinic and performance by the Marching Skyhawks.
  • Students will get a chance to show off their talents by performing for other students in a non-competitive environment.
  • ALL students will get to play together for our LIVE MASS BAND SOCIAL MEDIA SPECTACULAR!
  • Juniors and Seniors will get to participate in a college round table discussion.

Space is limited to the first 600 participants!  In order to make sure that you are able to participate in the Directors orientation and appreciation day, please register here today.

Band Directors register here

Note:  Parents and/or band directors are responsible for supervision and transportation during this event.

 

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Schedule of Events:

9:00 am    Registration begins at the Point University Gymnasium

  • GPS this address to arrive at the meeting parking lot:
    • 507 West 10th Street, West Point, GA 31833
    • Band guides will be in the parking lot to point you in the right direction!
  • Kick off party
  • A staff member will meet you at the bus when you arrive.

9:30-11:00 am     Session 1

Band Leadership Activity/Clinic (Lab in Lanier Academic Building)

  • High School Freshmen and Sophomores

Do you have what it takes? College Band Round Table Discussion (Fine Arts Building)

  • High School Juniors and Seniors

11:00-12:30.   Session 2

Band Leadership Activity/Clinic (Lab in Lanier Academic Building)

  • High School Juniors and Seniors

Ask a College Student Challenge! (Fine Arts Building)

  • High School Freshmen and Sophmores

12:30-1:15. Free Chick-Fila Lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • During this time, students can participate in the #PointBand2018 social media challenge

1:15-1:45. Transition to Marching Skyhawk field, bring your instrument!

(equipment trucks will be parked at field to make this super easy for you.  Field is located one block walking distance from the academic building and fine arts building.  We can walk!)

1:45-2:15. Marching Skyhawks will do a Rehearsal Clinic to show how we put the Leadership techniques into action.  We will conclude with a full performance of our half time show.

2:15-2:45. Optional Band Showcase!

  • Now that the Marching Skyhawks have played for you, we would LOVE to see your band perform a favorite stands chart for us.  This is a great time for every band to play for each other in a non competitive environment.  Standstill only….optional!
  • At the conclusion of each performance, we will present your drum major with an award to your band for participating in the event.

2:45.   LIVE MASS BAND SOCIAL MEDIA SPECTACULAR!

  • This is where we will all play the final two songs together!  We will live stream this on the Marching Skyhawks Facebook Live for the world to see!
    • Music and routines will be posted below in August.

3:00-3:30. Event is completed

  • We will announce the winner of the social media challenge (from lunch)
  • Band Directors will be given their Director’s thank you gift
  • Every student is dismissed with a smile on their face!

Music:  Click here to download the music for the half time event.  (posted in August)

Guard/Majorette/Dance:  Click here to see the easy routine videos for the half time event. (posted in September)

 

Note:  Band Directors that register large groups will be sent additional information in regards to bus parking, travel routes, etc., once you register.