Newsletter September 11, 2017

Preview Week/Hurricane Week.

Our schedule is a little different, and could get even a little more different by the time you read this. Be ready to be flexible and shift on the fly. Welcome to adulting.

MP Band Schedule: September 11-17, 2017

Monday (09/11/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 1st Period. Full Band 3-6 PM. #Jazz’sBirthday

Tuesday (09/12/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = 2nd Period. Hornline and Percussion 3-6 PM

Wednesday (09/13/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER = “Working Wednesday” Full Band 3-7 PM

Thursday (09/14/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER A = 3rd Period. Full Band 3-6 PM

Friday (09/15/17) Class Rehearsals. POWER A = 4th Period = Show Music segments. Preview set-up.

Saturday (09/16/17) Cabarrus County Preview of Bands

8:30 AM- Call Time in Band Room
9:00 AM- Rehearsal in Stadium
11:30 AM- Lunch Break (bring a bag lunch with you from home)
12:15 PM- Back to Rehearsal
2:30 PM- Break
3:00 PM- Massed Band America the Beautiful rehearsal.
3:30 PM- Supper in the cafeteria
4:00 PM- Get dressed
5:00 PM- Seniors play Star-Spangled Banner
5:01 PM- A.L. Brown
5:30 PM- Northwest
6:00 PM- Concord
6:30 PM- MP Band
7:00 PM- Cox Mill
7:30 PM- Hickory Ridge
8:00 PM- Robinson
8:30 PM- Central
9:00 PM- Massed Band America the Beautiful
9:30 PM- Change out of uniform, return to stadium, clean up, and eat the leftovers.

Sunday (09/17/17) Nope.

Coming Soon

More About Preview- All of the CCS Bands will be here at MPHS for Preview. There are very distinct differences between all of the CCS Bands. We will not talk about this while they are here. We will not talk about this on social media. The only discussion of the other bands and “how they do what they do” will be positive while you are on campus and/or social media. What you want to say to each other, in person, off the clock, is none of my business. Please don’t make it my business. See me if you have further questions regarding this request.

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. I’m hoping for 6 more, but many of the Charlotte bands and all of the Union County bands are not being allowed to compete on September 30th because of Yom Kippur. So our enrollment may be a little more down than in past years since we won’t have an ocean of Porter Ridge students and staff.

Homecoming- Friday, October 13, 2017. 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.

Senior Night- Friday, October 27, 2017. We will do the show thing on this night if you want, or at the final contest on November 4th. Seniors decide and let me know. No rush.

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