I'll keep you posted if anything postponed or cancelled.
Full uniforms tonight... The "Weatherman" was wrong :) It's cold and rainy so we'll be distributing raincoats this evening as well.
I'll keep you posted if anything postponed or cancelled.
Congrats on a job well done at Thursday's game! If you haven't checked out the videos posted in the Facebook group please do so when you get a chance.
For this week I need to cancel the Monday night Sectionals. Once school gets started we can resume those as well as figure out a Brass Sectional time so be keeping in mind your other obligations so we can make the best use of that time for everyone.
This week we have another home game Thursday evening (the original schedule said Friday so please make note of that). Call time will be 5:30 pm. I'm planning on doing full uniforms again unless it is really hot (which it may be) in which case we'll march in our Band Camp shirts and shorts.
The game starts at 7 pm and we'll do the same thing 3rd quarter where you can get dinner at the game if you wish.
Tuesday evening practice 6-8 pm as scheduled. We have a lot of work ahead of us so please be there!
I just got word the race is cancelled. We'll talk about rescheduling at the Tuesday night practice.
See you Tuesday evening 6-8 pm.
Remember, the game next week is Thursday, no Friday!
For those that are attending the Whittemore Performance, here is the letter I sent home last night at rehearsal. Please, still fill out the form on the previous post but bring this letter back Thursday for our game.
Remember, call time is 5:30 pm. We may not start exactly at 7 pm since JV is playing first.
Since this may be a late evening, during the 3rd quarter I'll allow you to go grab snacks from the concession stand (all I ask is that you are careful in your nice, clean uniforms). So if you are planning on doing this, be sure to bring some money (just stay away from the sloppy joes and the messy chili cheese dogs!)
We'll still finish up the 4th quarter with playing and cheering on the football team against Ubly.
See you tomorrow!
This week is our first home game! Just a few quick reminders:
Tonight is our Woodwinds Sectional 6-7 pm and Percussion Sectional 6-8 pm
Percussion and Woodwinds, you will be taking uniforms home this evening!
Tuesday night practice tomorrow 6-8 pm
Brass, you will be taking uniforms home after Tuesday practice.
For Juniors and Seniors with Orientation, Juniors, I do have permission for you to attend the Senior Orientation from 5-7 pm so you can go through the Chromebook User Guide. Mr. Diroff said that your schedules probably wouldn't be ready until about 9 pm (your original scheduled orientation). That is an option for you though but either way you'd be missing an hour of practice. The advantage of this is we'd at least have Juniors and Seniors here from 7-8 pm to run through our full marching show before Thursdays game.
Thursday's Game is a double-header, meaning that our Varsity game may start a little later. Please report to the Band Room at 5:30 pm in your Bibbers. Make sure you have your full uniforms (depending on the heat that night I may make it optional to wear uniforms at 5:30 for practice. Keep an eye out for my Remind messages).
Next week's game did get moved to Thursday evening so please make note of that. Call time will be 5:30 pm as well.
More detailed information on performing at Whittemore will be sent home tomorrow evening as well along with the Permission Slip.
If you plan on attending the Whittemore Racetrack Performance tomorrow evening, will you please put your name in the form below so I can get a head count? Thanks!
Stand and Pregame Music is now available to print/download on the Marching Band 2015-2016 Page for your convenience!
August 18th Tuesday Night Rehearsal 6-8 pm HS
August 20th 6-8 pm Woodwind Sectional: Cancelled! Will reschedule!
August 24th 6-8 pm Percussion Sectional
August 25th 6-8 pm Tuesday Night Rehearsal HS Take Uniforms Home
August 27th First Home Game Call Time 5:30 PM in Uniform
August 29th Whittemore Race Track Performance (Optional)--more info coming soon on time, cost, etc.
We still need to schedule one sectional for Brass (possibly Monday Sept. 14th?)
I also need a parent to help with hemming uniforms, so if you can help with that, please email me Bakers@tawas.net.
We have a lot of big events coming up next year (Band Bazaar, Junior High S & E) and we have a lot of positions and spots available if you'd like to earn money for your student's Band Accounts.
A Letter from our Booster President
Also, here is a link to your current student point account balances so you know where you stand for next year or if you need to use any funds for next school year (reeds, supplies, band camp, etc). (It is an Excel File, and there are tabs on the bottom for different grade levels).
Weds: Uniform Fittings for incoming 8th Grade Band Students
Thursday: High School Marching and Concert Band Uniforms due back. The racks will be out in the hall--please bring them down and hang them up. Make sure your name is on the uniform bag for the marching uniform and please make sure your name is on the hanger for the concert uniform.
Note: For the marching uniforms, I DO NOT need the shoes or the gloves. Those are yours. For the boys high school concert uniforms, hang on to the white band shirts---those will also be yours. If you need a new size next year, after the fall I’ll send home order forms so you can order a new one from our uniform company (Orefice). Please do not go out and buy your own white shirt from the store---we want them to be the same shirt throughout the band. Thanks!
Thursday Evening: High School Band Awards Night 7 pm in the HS Commons. Make sure to bring the appropriate fingerfood (brass), drinks (woodwinds), or napkins/plates (percussion). There will be cake there as well!
Sunday: High School Band performing for the Graduation Ceremony. This is our last required performance for the year.
Call Time: 1 pm in the Band Room
Start playing at 1:30 pm
Ceremony starts at 2 pm
Dress: Dress shoes, socks, slacks, shirt/tie, dresses/skirts.
Remember, June 6th Band Camp Forms and payments are due. Thanks to those who have turned that in already.
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