Monday, September 23, 2013

Week of September 23

Hello Again...

This week the pace picks up quite a bit after a week or so of a more relaxed schedule.  Lots of stuff coming up in the next few weeks, with several performances both "home" and "away."

The Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 23 - Monday rehearsal at the stadium 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Color Guard practice in the band room 7 - 9 p.m.

Friday, September 27 - Pep Assembly performance during the day, East Homecoming game at night (report time 5:45 p.m.)

Saturday, September 28 - Kenowa Hills Invitational

The Details:
For Friday's assembly we will be performing in the East gym and doing stand cheers and school song-type stuff.  Students will be excused from part of their 6th hour (shortened schedule) class to prepare for the assembly.

Saturday - the schedule will look similar to the Hope game as far as time is concerned.  Students need to report to the band room to dress and load by 11:30 a.m.  Our plan is to leave by NOON.
 - Departure - Noon
 - Arrive @KHHS - 1:00 (there's some construction possible)
 - Warm-up - 1:30
 - Performance 2:15
 - Awards - 3:00
 - Return to school - 4:30 p.m.

 - There is NOT a plan for lunch, nor will students have an opportunity to visit the concession stand at the field - we will most likely wait on the track for the last couple of bands before awards.  Please make sure your kids have something to eat and drink before they come to school, and pack them a snack/water bottle if you feel it's necessary based on the schedule.

 - Our "standing around" time will be relaxed as we wait in the stadium for the last two bands.  Students will be able to stand in a normal teenage fashion as well as take off their hats and gloves (and possibly unzip their coats if it's warm enough) while we wait.  Plus there is the added attraction of actually watching two bands perform, which is far more exciting and interesting than "listening" to speeches...

 - Parents needing to pick up their kids and drive them home early may meet us at the north gate by the field entrance after we perform to check them out with me.

 - YES!!  Parents are indeed welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer us on as we perform.  I believe that tickets are $5.00 each; most bands use these competitions as a fund raiser for their programs, so they are not free.  Get there as early as you'd like - the day starts at 9:45 a.m. with the Class D groups.  Some folks even combine a trip to ArtPrize on the way to Kenowa.

I think that takes care of everything.  Please let me know if you have any questions!