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Weekly Update (10/4- 10/9)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


IT’S HOMECOMING WEEK!!

IT’S ALSO A COMPETITION WEEK!


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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING! I PROMISE IT’S WORTH IT!

It’s going to be a really busy week, but I promise you we are gonna make it!


Let’s break it down.


On Thursday, we have two parades—the NEFSH Parade and the Homecoming Parade. One will be during the school day, and the other is after school.


NEFSH Parade-- I will have you called to the band room (around 9 or so) for the NEFSH Parade. We will don our Uniforms and then bus over to the Florida State Hospital to perform. We will perform then head back to the high school. Please come to school dressed as closely to your under uniform (Band Shirt, Band Shorts, Black Socks, Band Shoes) as possible. I understand we may not wish to wear band shorts and shoes to school, which is fine, but you need to be able to change QUICKLY into them. These events get too hot to be wearing anything else under your uniform.


Homecoming Parade-- After School, your call time for the parade will be 4:00pm behind the old courthouse which you can find near the corner of E Shuey Ave and S Second Street. Uniforms will be donned here, and then we will warm up and march the parade. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT STUDENTS DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND HYDRATE BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE PARADE. WATER IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL WE ARRIVE AT THE FOOTBALL STADIUM. Once we arrive at the football stadium, we will be hanging around until we can perform our halftime show. You are dismissed immediately after we perform the halftime show.


On Friday, we have the Football Game. We do not perform the National Anthem or the Halftime Show. It is also Rookie Night!


Rookie Night—Students from BCMS Band will be joining us in the stands. Please be very aware of your behavior and what you say, as well as the implications of what you say. Have a good attitude. Being negative or failing to adequately portray our band program could land you in serious trouble. It’s easy to forget how influential you may be to these students. One negative comment or one action that is perceived as negative can end a future Wildcat’s entire High School Band career. Something like that is unforgivable. In general, just be positive. We’ll talk about this more in band class.


Saturday is the competition at Fleming Island.


Fleming Island Competition—The itinerary for this event is posted HERE. You should plan to bring money to spend on concessions. About $20 to $30 is plenty. The concessions menu is also on the itinerary. Chaperone spots are limited and will be going first to parents who volunteer at the band concession stand. I will announce if I have any left-over wristbands. Follow the link on the itinerary page if you would like to purchase a ticket.

September at- a- glance


Events:

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Rehearsals:

After School RehearsalOctober 5th- 4pm to 7pm

After School Rehearsal -- October 12th- 4pm to 7pm

After School Rehearsal -- October 14th- 4pm to 7pm

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 2nd- 3pm to 5pm



Performances:


NEFSH Parade- October 7th- During School

Homecoming Parade - October 7th- Times TBA

Cat Growl- October 7th- Immediately After Homecoming Parade

HOME vs. Ridgeview HS (Homecoming) (Rookie Night)- October 8th- 4:00 Call Time

Show Day @ Fleming Island HS- October 9th- 10:30am Call Time

HOME vs.Ed White HS (Senior Night)- October 22nd- 4:30 Call Time

Show Day @ Nease HS- October 16th- 11:00am 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 🎵:

Amazon Raffle Tickets


Band Parents, if you sold Amazon Raffle Tickets, please return the ticket stubs and money no later than Thursday! Mrs. Lowther will also be collecting tickets on the Tuesday Band Booster Meeting, as well as before school, during A lunch, or after school each day!


Homecoming Concession Stand Sign Ups


We need help! Homecoming is probably. our busiest game of the year! Mrs. Johnson has created a sign up for everyone. Please find it HERE.




After School Activities this Week:


Monday

· No Activities Scheduled


Tuesday

· After School Rehearsal – 4pm- 7pm

· Band Booster Meeting – 6:30pm in HS Band Room


Wednesday

· No Activities Scheduled


Thursday

· NEFSH Parade (During School)

· Homecoming Parade- 4:00pm Call Time @ Old Courthouse (corner of E Shuey Ave and S Second Street)

· Cat Growl- Immediately After Homecoming Parade


Friday

· HOME vs Ridgeview HS (Rookie Night) (Homecoming)- 4:00pm Call Time

o Please note the earlier call time.

o Nacho Bar is on the menu.

Saturday

· Show Day @ Fleming Island HS- 10:30am Call Time





Birthday Announcements!

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 are FOUR birthdays this week!


Happy Birthday Colorguard Director Alane Clardy (10/3), Savannah (Powell?) (10/4), Alekzander Tsaregorodtsev (10/7), and Jailee Hardenbrook (10/7)!!


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Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!

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