Newsletter September 18, 2017

Preview in the Books

Okay, so we got the first run with uniforms out of the way, and now we can focus on getting good and cleaning house. This will be a week of “filling” and “adjusting”, and then we will clean, clean, clean next week to prepare for Showcase.

MP Band Schedule: September 18-24, 2017

Monday (09/18/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 1st Period. Full Band 3-6 PM.

Tuesday (09/19/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 2nd Period. Hornline and Percussion 3-6 PM

Wednesday (09/20/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = “Working Wednesday” Guard 3:30-7 PM

Thursday (09/21/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 3rd Period. Full Band 3-6 PM

Friday (09/22/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 4th Period = Show Music segments. Preview set-up.

Saturday (09/23/17) Saturday Rehearsal 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Don’t be “sick”.

Sunday (09/24/17) Nope.

Mr. Pendergrass and Mr. Bybee

They’re here all week. Do what they ask. Learn to adjust and try things; even if they don’t have definite count structure. It’s okay to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. We are actors as well as musicians. #GetGood

Coming Soon

Saturday Rehearsal Day #2- Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Be early and be ready to rock.

Showcase 9/30- Call Time 7:00 AM. As of today we have 14 bands registered. It will be a long day, but just think $$$.

North Lincoln 10/7- No performance info yet.

Homecoming- Friday, October 13, 2017. We will eat supper at Cold Springs UMC at 4:00 PM. Then we will march before the game (7:00 PM). After that we will change and load our gear for the BOA Winston show because we will have an early call time the next morning.

BOA Winston Regional 10/14- Performance time 10:00 AM. Departure time 6:00 AM from MPHS.

Mooresville 10/21- Approximate performance time 2:00 PM. Departure time 9:00 AM from MPHS.

Senior Night- Friday, October 27, 2017. We will do the shoe thing on this night.

ASU 10/28- No performance info yet.

North Davidson 11/4- No performance info yet.

Competition Schedule- October 7 = North Lincoln HS October 14 = Wake Forest University
October 21 = Mooresville HS October 28 = Appalachian State University
November 4 = North Davidson HS

Winter Concerts- High School = Monday, December 18th. Middle School = Tuesday, December 19th. 7:00 PM

Progress Reports

A few parents have asked about progress reports. I haven’t sent them because the school hasn’t released the POWER Block data for the first three weeks yet. Sooooooooo, as soon as I get that data, I’ll kill a few trees. Aside from that though, you can just check the parent portal and be environmentally conscious. Al Gore would thank you…from his jumbo jet… and 50,000 square foot mansion…that apparently don’t leave a carbon footprint of any kind. I digress.

Concord Christmas Parade

We will not be marching in the Concord Christmas Parade this year. I’m sorry if this breaks your hearts. There are too many unavoidable conflicts on that day, and I really don’t like doing it anyway. Go watch it on your own if you want, but make sure that you pee before you get there.

MP Christmas Parade

Yes, we are still marching in the Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade. I will always make the necessary accommodations to be at the MP Parade as I really like doing the MP Christmas Parade