MPMB Newsletter for the week of November 5, 2018


CONGRATULATIONS: I am extremely proud of each and every one of you for a job well done this season. You have grown in so many ways and have exceeded the expectations of many. Your success this season is a tribute to the tenacity you showed. No other group that I have ever been around has demonstrated the level of growth and improvement that you showed. With this being said, we still have some important things to accomplish to complete our marching band season. We have two parades coming up, as well as serving in a supporting role for our football team throughout the playoffs. Let’s ride the momentum you have built through your successful competitive season.

MAKE-UP FOOTBALL GAME ON MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2018: Due to the weather event that occurred on Friday night, we will be making up the football game on Monday night. We will serve in a pep band role. During this game, we will continue to celebrate our Senior band members. Dress for the game will be blue and gold attire with jeans and any cool weather gear you may need. Schedule is as follows:

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

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER COMING UP: On 8 November 2018 at 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting our Parent Meeting for our annual Mattress Fundraiser. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS!!!! The band receives $250 if we are able to get 50 parents/guardians in the door for this meeting. We receive an additional $5.00 per parent/guardian we get above that number (up to $500). That is free money for the band for a meeting that will last no more than 30 minutes. Please make an attempt to come!!! Information concerning this fundraiser has been posted on Facebook and shared through e-mail. Please share the event invite link from our Facebook page and the event letter with everyone you know. Let’s make this a huge success.

APPAREL SALE: I have passed out order forms for additional band apparel this week. There are lots of great choices. Please look through the catalogs and if you would like to make a purchase, please have orders and money turned in no later than 8 November. Depending on how much is sold, we may receive some money back, so this could be considered a mini fundraiser, if you will. Checks need to be made payable to the Mount Pleasant Band.

CONCERT ATTIRE ORDER: I have passed out concert attire order forms to students who need to order these items. These are due by 9 November 2018. If you are a freshman or if you have outgrown your concert attire, you will need to place an order.

PARADE REHEARSALS: We will have two rehearsals next 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.

PLAYOFF FOOTBALL: We will know more after the game on Monday, 5 November 2018. Please be prepared to play ball this coming Friday. As soon as I get info, I will push it out………

MP Band Schedule: November 5th – November 12th 2018

Monday (11/05/2018) Class Rehearsals. 1st Block POWER. Home Football Game (All Personnel) Call time 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday (11/06/2018) NO SCHOOL. Eat, Sleep, Practice all new concert music and parade tune.
Wednesday (11/07/2018) Class Rehearsals.
Thursday (11/08/2018) Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Friday (11/09/2018) Class Rehearsals. 4th Block POWER. Possible Playoff Football Game. MORE TO FOLLOW…………………….
Saturday (11/10/2018) Eat, Sleep, Practice new concert pieces and parade tune
Sunday (11/11/2018) Eat, Sleep, Practice new concert pieces and parade tune
Monday (11/12/2018) Eat, Sleep, Practice new concert pieces and parade tune