Monday, September 26, 2016

Week of September 26

Hello from the band room.  This week should have been our second or even third full uniformed performance, but it will only be the first!  Friday we are in front of the West crowd, and Saturday in front of judges at Hastings.  We will be ramping up the intensity a little bit this week as we get closer to our goal of MSBOA festival on October 11 (two weeks away...).  Here's what's up for the week:

TONIGHT - Monday, September 26 - Rehearsal at the stadium 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Only one weather forecast says we might get some rain; the other three channels say no.  I am telling the kids to bring rain gear - we can't skip rehearsal tonight.  In the event of rain woodwinds will case instruments to avoid damage, but we will be rehearsing providing it's not a deluge.  (Apparently this year's freshman class has been plagued by weather issues for years now - snow days for festival, rain on parades, etc.  I believe Mrs. Bier used the word "cursed."  Cool...)

Tuesday, September 27 - Color Guard 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Band room/dance studio

Friday, September 30 - FULL BAND REQUIRED PERFORMANCE for the West vs. Holland HS game.  The HHS band will be joining us for pre-game and we are sharing halftime.  Thanks to all of you who signed up for assisting with the pizza, etc., for after halftime.

Saturday, October 1 - FULL BAND REQUIRED PERFORMANCE for the Hastings Marching Band Invitational.  I will send out a separate blog post detailing the final information for this.  We will be rehearsing for about 90 minutes in the afternoon, feeding the students some dinner, and performing in Hastings at 8:00 p.m.  Look for a SignUp Genius later today to do some donations and provide assistance.

PUMPKIN FEST is coming up on October 8.

I have decided to CANCEL the October 15th performance at Grandville.  That is a great place to play and would be a good opportunity to wrap up our season on a high note, but the week is simply too busy, so you can clear that date from your calendars.