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Contact Info:

E-mail: sowens@covingtoncountyschools.org

Remind101 App: (Band Students / Families Only)

Text the number 81010 (where a contact name goes) and send it the message "@19seminary" to join the current remind app.

WHAT YOUR STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BAND CAMP

It is Required for Marching Band Students!

1. It is HOT! You should already be hydrating quite a bit. Drink plenty of water EVERY DAY. Go outside to get used to the heat after playing video games for the last 6 months!
2. You will have a temperature check when you arrive, and wash hands regularly throughout the day.

3. It is WORK! You'll be hot, sweaty, tired, and hungry, all at the same time.
4. Wear TENNIS SHOES, not sandals or fl ops. Wear HATS and breathable clothing, but nothing indecent.
5. EAT! I can't tell you how many kids I see get heat exhaustion from not eating or not hydrating enough.
6. Bring chapstick, do not share it. Your lips will get sore. Bring SUNSCREEN, cooling towels, and anything else you may need to stay cool while outside.
7. Be SAFE! Have fun with friends, but remain distant. We know everyone is excited to get back to band, but we MUST be very careful and follow all guidelines.
8. If you have hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, or anything similar, please bring it. You will be responsible for wiping down your seat/stands/personal space daily.
9. ROOKIES (8th graders), don't be scared. Don't be nervous. The band will welcome you. I promise you will love it, and will miss marching band when the season ends!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week!

 

Education:

Hinds Community College: Associate's Degree in Arts

University of Southern Mississippi: Bachelor's Degree in Music Education

William Carey University: Master's Degree in Music Education

Philosophy of Education

My goal as a music educator is to provide students with a structured learning environment that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. By serving as a guide, I will present students with information and demonstrate its relevance to their professional and musical pursuits. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a safe environment, reflect upon their mistakes, and progress their learning experience.