MPMB Newsletter for the week of October 22, 2018


Porter Ridge HS Pirate Cove Classic Coming This Weekend

PIRATE COVE CLASSIC:   This coming weekend will be our third contest of the season.  For those interested, I have posted the directors’ packet on Facebook to give you an idea of the layout, schedule, etc. at this contest.  The intent will be to try to have most items loaded on the trailers prior to Saturday morning.  If we can get uniforms loaded on Thursday or Friday and most of the percussion equipment loaded on Friday, then Saturday’s loadout should be a little simpler.  Schedule for the day is as follows (tentative):

  • CALL TIME AT SCHOOL: 6:00 a.m.
  • EAT/PACK/LOAD:6:05 a.m. – 6:55 a.m.
  • TRAVEL: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • PROP SET-UP AND PROP MOVE: 8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
  • VISUAL WARM-UP:9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • SNACK:10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • DRESS FOR PERFOMANCE: 10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • WARM-UP: 10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • MOVE TO GATE:11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • PERFORMANCE:11:55 a.m.
  • DRESS/PROP BREAKDOWN/EQUIPMENT LOAD: 12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
  • LUNCH IN LOT:1:30 p.m.
  • AWARDS: 5:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE LEAVE: 6:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL: 7:30 p.m.
  • UNPACK/DISMISSAL: 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Policies: There are precise policies that have been put in place for all membership of the band (eating in uniform, attendance, etc.) that are all in the band handbook.  I ask that you re-visit this and re-read these.  I have seen and discussed with folks about a variety of infractions that have occurred over the past couple weeks.  In an attempt to not embarrass anyone, I have pulled folks aside and discussed these infractions.  I will be upholding these policies.  These policies are there for good reason.  Please do your due diligence to ensure you understand these policies.  You have any questions in regard of the policies, please let me know.  I will gladly talk you through them.

Garments under the Uniform:  Please draw your attention to page 3 of the band handbook in regards to items required for wear with the band uniform. Apparently, there is some confusion. It needs to be plain black, compression style shirt and underwear (biker short style) with black socks.  I am seeing variations on a theme, and that is not ok.  These items can be found at a variety of stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Academy, etc.) and does not need to be brand specific.  It does need to emulate the Under Armour style of shirt/undergarments, though.

Back Drop Props/Front Ensemble Equipment:  There are a few back drops that need some wheel replacements.  If anyone is willing to take a look at these, we would greatly be appreciative.  Also, many of these need to have tires blown up.  If anyone has time, we could use some assistance getting these things back into shape for this weekend.

MP Band Schedule:  October 22– October 29, 2018

Monday (10/22/2018)Class Rehearsals.  1st period POWER.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Tuesday (10/23/2018)Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (Winds/Percussion) 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday (10/24/2018)Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (Guard) 3-6 p.m.

Thursday (10/25/2018)Class Rehearsals.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.

Friday (10/26/2018)Class Rehearsals.  4th period POWER.

Saturday (10/27/2018)Contest @ Porter Ridge HS

  • CALL TIME AT SCHOOL: 6:00 a.m.
  • EAT/PACK/LOAD:6:05 a.m. – 6:55 a.m.
  • TRAVEL: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • PROP SET-UP AND PROP MOVE: 8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
  • VISUAL WARM-UP:9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • SNACK:10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • DRESS FOR PERFOMANCE: 10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • WARM-UP:10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • MOVE TO GATE:11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • PERFORMANCE:11:55 a.m.
  • DRESS/PROP BREAKDOWN/EQUIPMENT LOAD: 12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
  • LUNCH IN LOT:1:30 p.m.
  • AWARDS:5:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE LEAVE: 6:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL: 7:30 p.m.
  • UNPACK/DISMISSAL: 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday (10/28/2018)Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music and to memorize/fine tune music)

Monday (10/29/2018)NO SCHOOL.  After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.