This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
Congratulations on an excellent showing at Nease! I’m super proud of the effort that you guys put into your show! The hard work and struggle you went through paid off! Nease was not an easy competition by any means, and there were some very strong bands present. Kudos to you all for fighting the good fight!
This Saturday is what we’ve been waiting for—Marching Music Performance Assessment. This is the big kahuna, and it will be our last time performing our Marching Show. Band Parents, if you have yet to see the full marching show, you should plan to watch it this Friday or Saturday.
MPA—The itinerary for this event is posted HERE. You should plan to bring money to spend on concessions. About $20 to $30 is plenty. I have not received a concessions menu from Santa Fe. Chaperone spots are limited and will be going first to parents who volunteer at the band concession stand. I believe ticket purchases will be done in person.
MPA is important because there are so many traditions that happen that day. We will be spending a lot of time together as a band that day, so please plan to be present the whole day.
Pasta Potluck—Please sign up HERE to bring something to the Pasta Potluck! This is staple MPA tradition where our band families bring pasta and desserts for us all to enjoy together. It connects our households and our hearts. Please be sure to sign up if you plan to bring something. We would like to avoid too much of the same thing being brought to the potluck.
Senior Speeches—Seniors, each year, each student in the band’s the senior class gives a speech to the band. These speeches can be funny or sentimental. It’s our seniors’ last opportunity to address the band and say something meaningful. The only rule is that you may not be disrespectful. Take the time to think about what you want to say. You can write it down. Don’t plan on not doing a speech—the band probably won’t let you not speak. Parents, please understand that if individual Seniors wish to kick adults out of the room, that is a courtesy that has always been extended to them, and we will respect it if they wish.
Sweet, Sweet Spirit (New)—This won’t be our last time playing it this year, but it will be our most meaningful. We will arc up outside and play Sweet Sweet Spirit so that it will ring across campus.
Senior Wills-- Seniors, each year, a publication of the Senior Wills goes out for students to read on the bus ride to MPA. You should submit your Senior Will using the link on the band app (or the link HERE). You can leave funny or meaningful things to any student or staff member in the band. What you bequeath does not have to be a real item—it can be a joke, or a sort role you played in the band (ie. The math wiz, or the comedian). Be sure you submit this before Friday!
October at- a- glance
After School Rehearsal -- October 19th- 4pm to 7pm
After School Rehearsal -- October 21st- 4pm to 7pm
After School Rehearsal -- October 26th- 4pm to 7pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal -- November 4th- 3pm to 5pm
HOME vs.Ed White HS (Senior Night)- October 22nd- 4:30 Call Time
AWAY vs. Suwannee HS- October 29th- 4:00 Call Time
AWAY vs. Baldwin HS- November 5th- 4:30 Call Time
Things to Note 🎵:
Pasta Potluck Tradition!
Every year, we have a tradition of eating a big pasta lunch and enjoying each other’s company and celebrating our seniors before we go to Music Performance Assessment! This year we plan to continue that tradition! Please use THIS form to indicate what you plan to bring to the pasta potluck! It doesn’t need to be pasta, it could be Garlic Bread, Drinks, Utensils, or Desserts!
After School Activities this Week:
· No School—Planning Day
· After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm
· No Activities Scheduled
· After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm
· HOME vs Ed White (Senior Night)—4:30pm Call Time
o We will be fed.
o We will arrive in time for Seniors to get lined up for Senior Night. Parents/ Family Members can meet their Seniors by the Band Concession Stand.
· MPA @ Santa Fe HS- 12:00pm Call Time
By the way, I base birthday announcements on what I can see on the Band App, so if you would like to be recognized for your birthday on the weekly announcements, please make sure your Birthday is set to PUBLIC on the Band App.
According to Band App, there is ONE birthday this week!
Happy Birthday Jewel Kreutz (10/20)!!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!