MPMB NEWSLETTER for the week of November 12, 2018


TIME TO REPRESENT

We have two major events occurring this week where we represent the school and our community in a major way.  We have our first football playoff game and the Concord Christmas Parade this week.  We, as performers, may not see the importance in these events, but for many of our community members, this is the only time they see us and they hold these events as their basis for how well they feel the group is doing.  Let’s represent the band program in high fashion this week.

PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GAME ON FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2018:  Dress for the game will be blue and gold attire with jeans and any cool weather gear you may need.  We will be serving in a pep band mode.  Schedule is as follows:

  • CALL TIME AT SCHOOL: 5:00 p.m.
  • DINNER:5:15 p.m.
  • WARM-UP: 6:15 p.m.
  • MOVE TO STADIUM:6:45 p.m.
  • STAR SPANGLED BANNER: 7:20 p.m.
  • KICK-OFF:7:30 p.m.

PARADE REHEARSALS:  We will have two rehearsals this week to prepare for the Concord Christmas Parade.  These rehearsals will be 3-5 p.m. on 13 November (Tuesday) and 15 November (Thursday).  You will need to have the parade tune learned and memorized prior to these rehearsals. All students should have the parade tune in hand by now.

CONCORD CHRISTMAS PARADE:  As of today, I have not seen the line-up for the parade.  When I get this info, this will help me to create the schedule for Saturday.  All students need to make sure they have all marching band uniform materials (Under Armour shirts/undergarments, marching shoes, black socks) ready to go.  We will dress at school prior to leaving for the parade.

WINTERGUARD AUDITIONS THIS WEEK: We will be hosting winterguard auditions this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Colorguard members will be excused from the football game on Friday in order to participate in auditions (if they are auditioning).  Times are 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

MP Band Schedule:  November 13th– November 18th2018

Monday (11/12/2018)NO SCHOOL. Eat, Sleep, Practice all new concert music and parade tune.

Tuesday (11/13/2018)NO SCHOOL. Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-5 p.m. Winterguard Auditions 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday (11/14/2018)Class Rehearsals. Winterguard Auditions 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday (11/15/2018)Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-5 p.m.

Friday (11/16/2018)Class Rehearsals.  4thBlock POWER.  Playoff Football @ Home.  Winterguard Auditions 5:30-8:00 p.m.

  • CALL TIME AT SCHOOL: 5:00 p.m.
  • DINNER:5:15 p.m.
  • WARM-UP:6:15 p.m.
  • MOVE TO STADIUM:6:45 p.m.
  • STAR SPANGLED BANNER: 7:20 p.m.
  • KICK-OFF:7:30 p.m.

Saturday (11/17/2018)CONCORD CHRISTMAS PARADE (More Info to Follow This Week)

Sunday (11/18/2018)Eat, Sleep, Practice new concert pieces and parade tune