Mr. Lee’s MP Marching Band Newsletter for the Week of September 3, 2018


Time To Do Work

I hope this newsletter finds you all doing well. I am extremely excited to be back, but I have to be quite honest with you…. I am also quite a bit nervous about this since we have so many things going on right now. It is going to take me some time to wrap my head around everything that is going on and to establish a “battle rhythm.” I am going to have to lean heavily on you all in order to help make the next few months smooth and successful.

With this being said, the next couple of weeks are going to be very busy ones. We have a rehearsal scheduled for this coming Saturday (September 8th). All rehearsals are important, but this one will be extremely important. All students need to be taking care of themselves throughout the week so they are ready to work hard that day.

Mr. Tulbert has sent a Facebook post to the MP Band page soliciting help with maintenance for the ramps. Any help with this task would be greatly appreciated. I am also of the understanding that all backdrops and sideline screens should be in this week. As I get a better feel for how the set-up of these items needs to be handled, there will be a timeframe where we will have to do some “dry runs” of prop and front ensemble equipment movement to ensure we meet the time requirements that will be placed on us at the various contests we go to this fall. More to follow on this…….

The CCS Preview is on September 15th. There will be quite of bit of information that is passed down to the masses over the next couple of weeks for this event. Please be on the lookout for this.

Lastly, I am still working on trying to establish my work e-mail and the set-up of the phone system. The best method of contact right now is to utilize my personal e-mail (kjosephlee@yahoo.com). I tend to respond fairly quickly to items sent my way, but please know that if I don’t respond right away, I am not trying to ignore you. Be patient with me and things will level out.

MP Band Schedule: September 4th – September 22nd 2018
Tuesday (09/04/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Winds/Perc.) 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday (09/05/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Guard) 3-6 p.m.
Thursday (09/06/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Friday (09/07/2018)–Class Rehearsals. 4th period POWER. Football Game (Home); Call Time 5:00 p.m.
Saturday (09/08/2018)–Rehearsal (All Personnel) 9-1 p.m. Prop maintenance per Mr. Tulbert’s Facebook post.
Sunday (09/09/2018)–Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music)
Monday (09/10/2018)–Class Rehearsals. 1st period POWER. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday (09/11/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Winds/Perc.) 3-6 p.m. Band Boosters Meeting 6 p.m. (IMPORTANT!!!!!)
Wednesday (09/12/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Guard) 3-6 p.m.
Thursday (09/13/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Friday (09/14/2018)–Class Rehearsals. 4th period POWER. Football Game (Home); Call Time 5:00 p.m. This is Middle School Band Night!!!!! More to follow…………..
Saturday (09/15/2018)–CCS Preview. Call time 9:00
Sunday (09/16/2018)–Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music)
Monday (09/17/2018)–Class Rehearsals. 1st period POWER. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday (09/18/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday (09/19/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Thursday (09/20/2018)–Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Friday (09/21/2018)–Class Rehearsals. 4th period POWER. Football Game (AWAY); Call Time 5:00 p.m. (Tentative)
Saturday (09/22/2018)–Rehearsal (All Personnel) 9-1 p.m.