Free PassWord Manager App for iOS Users!

1Key Pro Small Icon1Key Pro – Secure Password Manager by Appxy is free today.

I sure hope you all have one of these apps! If not, now’s the day to grab one for free! This is not the one I have been using but it sure beats using the notepad!

I’ve used OneSafe Mac Small IconOneSafe for quite awhile now and can not imagine living without it! In fact, I had to look up my password for THIS blog TONIGHT just so I could bring you the exciting news of a free app!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Homecoming Information for Middle and High School Parents

(Alumni and 6th Grade Parents – read to the bottom!)

All 7th, 8th and High School Band Students are to report to the band room by 3:05 to get into uniform friday after school. By 3:15 we will be lining up and at 3:30 we will warmup and run through cadences.

The Parade starts AT 4:00 promptly – we will march from the south side of the high school down to Wright St and then back around to go past the elementary/middle schools and will end up back in the band parking lot.


Middle School students should turn their polos back in to Band Boosters in a neat orderly fashion! 7th and 6th grade is dismissed after the parade. Adults please check your student out with Mr. Shimmons!


Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Baritone, Tuba – $3; Saxophones – one 12 pack of pop or a case of water; Percussion brings dessert to share. Simply bring the food and drinks to the football field that evening.


Be at the band trailer by 5:40 and then over by the rock by 5:55. Line up will be done by 6:00. If you are not by the rock in time you will not be with your section.

Pre-Game starts promptly at 6:50. Half-time is sometime around 7:45ish to 8:30 ish.

All band members are dismissed after the half-time festivities.

ALUMNI – Calling all alumni…. come play in the parade and at the pre-game with your band! We miss you! email Mr. Shimmons for music or sightread it when you show up friday! (Word of warning for all those who have been out of school for more than a year – pre-game has changed and the fight song has been updated! We also have an Alma Mater now as well! YEA US!


This is an optional parade for 6th grade students. If your students has practiced hard enough to participate in the parade they have successfully passed their test…. They know who they are but if for some reason you have any question then email me or call Mr. Shimmons

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Music Creativity Apps On A Sweet Sale!

Got an iPad, iPodTouch or iPhone? Get a few apps for a great price right now!

ForScore – $4.99 (50% off) – This is what all of my Digital Sheet Music is in

loopyHS small iconLoopyHD – $1.99 (75% off) – Jimmy Falon has featured this app several times lately!

Traktor small iconTraktor DJ – $4.99 (50% off)

Djay2 small icondjay 2 – $4.99 (50% off)

bebop small iconBebot – Robot Synth – $.99 (50% off)

iMaschine Small IconiMaschine – $1.99 (over 50% off) – Watch the videos… you’ll see why this one rocks!

TonalEnergy Small IconTonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome – $1.99 (50% off) – My go to tuner every day in rehearsals along with Tunable

OnSong Small IconOnSong – $5.99 (50% off) – If you use chord chart then this is THE app for you! You will not find a better way to handle all those chord charts and perform from them!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Homecoming Info

Homecoming Parent Letter 2014

Dear Band Student’s and Parents, As you should know, Homecoming is one week from today, on Friday, October 17. All of the 7th and 8th grade students will be marching in the Homecoming parade with the High School Band. The kids will meet at the band room after school to line up for the parade. They are to wear black pants and tennis shoes appropriate for marching. The kids will also wear a band polo, which we will distribute after school and collect that night. The band polos are the same ones they will be wearing for concerts. If your child is participating in a fall sport, they can wear their jersey shirt and black pants to march. Students should report to the band room by 3:15 after school on friday to line up for the parade. The parade will start promptly at 4 from the Band Parking Lot then circle around down to Wright Street (down past the library two blocks) then back to the elementary and middle school and will end back in the band parking lot. After the parade, parents need to sign their students out with Mr. Shimmons. There is also a community tailgate at the football field afterwards. If you are participating in the tailgate we need you to help provide food and supplies. Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Baritone, Tuba – $3; Saxophones – one 12 pack of pop or a case of water; Percussion brings dessert to share. Simply bring the food and drinks to the football field that evening. Students bringing money should bring it in by next Wednesday. That evening the 8th Grade Band and High School Band will perform for the Pre-Game at the Football Game along with any alumni that wishes to come back. Music is available for Alumni by emailing Mr. Shimmons – pshimmons @ Then during the first half of the game and at half time the 8th Grade/High School will perform as well. Students need to be at the band trailer by 5:45 for the game and will all be released after half-time. Band boosters also want to invite you to attend our meetings to find out what’s going on with our bands and support our kids and programs. In recent years we have purchased new marching uniforms, capes, and band polos, as well as gently used instruments for the school. We are currently saving towards the purchase of a other new instruments to continue to replace well used instruments that are 25+ years old. We also help support band trips for marching competitions, festival, brass band, camp and other trips and scholarships. We meet next Tuesday at the football field at 6:30pm – 7:30. Please join us. Looking forward to seeing you all at Homecoming! Sincerely, Lisa Gross Band Booster President

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Farwell Bands Win Second Place at Alma Marching Band Competition Today

The Marching Eagles received 2nd place in the Alma Marching Band Show in Class C.

They also received a few Awards of Excellence!

It was quite the day, with lots of supportive parents and fans braving the pounding hail, freezing sleet and rain showers in the 44 degree weather! Thanks to all those who helped with pulling the trailer, hauling equipment and providing snacks!

Nice job band members…. you have worked hard and it showed today.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized