Greetings and salutations to all the amazing and talented directors of District 1!


Wow. What an insane way to start the year! Regardless the situation you are starting out this year, I hope you are able to find some joy in being with students – however that’s looking. Also, please remember to take care of yourself…the stress and potential for burn out and bummed out is so high this year. Whether that’s family time, yoga, cooking, video games, home renovation – whatever brings you some relaxation and normalcy – just remember to take time for yourself. And remember, we are a strong and caring district! Don’t hesitate to reach out to someone if you need help or just a shoulder!


Please check your email for information regarding our Fall Meeting on Tuesday, September 8th. We will be having our meeting via Zoom - the invite is at the bottom of this email. We won't have an official in person option, but of course you are more than welcome to make your own arrangements! 


Attached to the email is the slate for officer nominations and results of the survey regarding Marching Band Festival and Fall Middle School Solo and Ensemble so you have time to think about it before the meeting.


I will send the agenda and packet via email when it's finished and ready to go.


Thanks everyone - I hope you're enjoying this long weekend! Take care - it will be good to 'see' everyone on Tuesday!


Jessica Gardner, District 1 President


9/8/20    Fall 2020 meeting packet added to Documents page

3/10/20  HS All Star Band percussion assignments added to Documents page

3/4/20    HS All Star Band music added to Documents page

2/19/20  Sample Festival announcers script added to documents

1/31/20  Winter Meeting Packet added to Documents page

12/12/19 District 1 Honors Band music added to Documents page

11/14/19 MS Honors Band letters added to Documents page

9/17/19  New CMU Band Day photos added to photo page

9/16/19  Solo & Ensemble registration deadlines added to calendar

9/12/19  2019 Fall membership meeting packet added to documents page 

8/27/19  District 1 Marching Band Festival entry festival form added to documents page

8/25/19  Documents page updated with meeting packets, by laws, etc.

8/19/19  new MSBOA District 1 website goes live