Hope everyone is doing well! We have a busy couple of weeks ahead.
SHOWCASE OF CHAMPIONS THIS WEEKEND: We have a busy week ahead in preparation for the annual Showcase of Champions that we are hosting on 29 Sep 2018. Please be on constant lookout on the Facebook page for updates, requests, etc. On top of manpower, we are looking for anyone that has a trailer/tractor/ATV/anything that can pull a trailer without messing up the field or track that would be willing to bring it for that day to be utilized for movement of front ensemble/props for our performing groups. We have 20 groups performing. If we could get 10 trailers/tractors/ATVs/anything that can pull a trailer, that would be AWESOME. We will also need lots of hands to help with a variety of jobs. Call time for all volunteers will be 7:00 a.m. Again, look for multiple Facebook posts to come…………..
Rehearsals for the Week of 24 – 28 Sep: Due to a variety of reasons, I am tweaking our rehearsal schedule this week. We were going to have rehearsal for everyone on Monday-Thursday, but we will have a normal rehearsal schedule this week. Percussion and winds will rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Guard will rehearse Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On the week of 1 – 5 October, all sections will rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This is the week we were able to secure our drill writer to come in to work with the students on bodywork for the show. Please note all attendance at all rehearsals are mandatory. Emergency cases are expected (sicknesses, etc.). If a child has an appointment, please notify me in advance of this so I can plan accordingly. After the week of 1 – 5 October, I do not anticipate any changes to the rehearsal schedule that was given to you in May/June.
Prop and Front Ensemble Set-Up: I am looking to do a dry run of front ensemble set-up for our performances with parents who are wanting to be involved with the movement/set-up of these things at our competitions/games. This will occur on Thursday, 27 September at 5:30. We will also do a run of prop placement and front ensemble equipment set-up run on 4 October (Thursday) at 5:30, prior to our first contest on the road, to practice timing. We need approximately 8 parents to help with front ensemble equipment, 4-6 for front slide props, and 18 for the back drops, if possible. The ramps will be handled by the students.
Football Game @ Home on Friday, 28 Sep 2018: This Friday will be our first performance in uniform. This will be a good trial run prior to our performance on Saturday. Because of this, I would like to bump up our call time to 4:30 p.m. that day so we can discuss uniform etiquette and make sure things are being put on correctly, etc.
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.
Back Drop Props: 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.
Lastly, my school e-mail and phone mailbox are set up. My school e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please utilize this for any contact you may need to make with me. I greatly appreciate it.
MP Band Schedule: September 24th – October 7th, 2018
Monday (09/24/2018)Class Rehearsals. 1st period POWER. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday (09/25/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Winds/Percussion) 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday (09/26/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (Guard) 3-6 p.m.
Thursday (09/27/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m. Front Ensemble Set-Up class with parents/volunteers 5:30 p.m.
Friday (09/28/2018)SCHOOL MAKE UP DAY. Class Rehearsals. 4th period POWER. Football Game (HOME); Call Time 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (09/29/2018)SHOWCASE (All personnel); Call Time 7:00 a.m. FOLLOW FACEBOOK FOR PASTS CONCERNING THIS EVENT……….
Sunday (09/30/2018)Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music)
Monday (10/01/2018)Class Rehearsals. 1st period POWER. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.; Clinic with Mr. Pendergrass
Tuesday (10/02/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.; Clinic with Mr. Pendergrass
Wednesday (10/03/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m.; Clinic with Mr. Pendergrass
Thursday (10/04/2018)Class Rehearsals. After School Rehearsal (All Personnel) 3-6 p.m. Prop/Front Ensemble Set-Up class with parents/volunteers 5:30 p.m.; Clinic with Mr. Pendergrass
Friday (10/05/2018)Class Rehearsals. 4th period POWER.
Saturday (10/06/2018)Contest @ Forestview HS; MORE TO COME……….
Sunday (10/07/2018)Eat, Sleep, Practice (use this time to ensure all dots are notated in your dot book and measures are numbered in your music)