Marching Band – Harvest Festival

Week of October 16th!

Make sure that you are here for regular practice.

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 we will be going to the Harvest Festival in downtown Bowling Green.  Please meet us in the band room at 7:45 AM so that we can leave at 8:15 AM.  We will perform the Star Spangled Banner at 9AM and then the rest of the field show at 10:15.  We will then leave Bowling Green around 11 AM.  Parents should plan on picking students up around 11:45AM.

Marching Band – Stafford Sr. HS competition

Cavalier Notes – Stafford Sr. HS – October 13th and 14th

  • All time are estimates!!!!  Things may take longer than expected.  
  • Football game – No Practice but return to school at 5:00PM to get ready – Friday is a half day.  You will not be able to stay after school – Game will start earlier at 6:30PM instead of 7PM. You should be ready for pick-up at 10PM after field clean-up
  • Saturday – eat a good lunch before reporting to school or bring it with you.
    • 10:30AM – Arrive, go out to our practice field with equipment and everything to load trailer – all uniforms, hats, shoes. Flutes and clarinets will load the bus
    • 11:30PM – Get dressed – put garment bag, shoe box and hat box on your bus when you are dismissed to the buses
    • 12:00PM – Leave for Stafford Sr. HS
    • 12:55PM – Arrive at Stafford Sr. HS
    • 2:15PM – Performance
    • 8:15PM – Awards
    • 9:00PM – Load Bus and leave for CHS
    • 10:00PM – Arrive at CHS
    • 10:30PM – As long as everything is put up – Dismissal

Marching Band Weekly Schedule – October 5-7, 2017

Cavalier Notes – Spotsylvania HS

  • All times are estimates!!!!  Things may take longer than expected.  
  • Thursday – Bonfire – students will be feed by SCA – pick up at 7:15PM
  • Home Football game – pick up time same as last game – at or around 10:45PM – Would like your help cleaning the stadium so we can all leave ASAP
  • Saturday – eat a good lunch before reporting to school
    • 12:00PM – Arrive, go out to our practice field with equipment and everything to load trailer – all uniforms, hats, shoes. Flutes and clarinets will load the bus
    • 12:45PM – Get dressed – put garment bag, shoe box and hat box on your bus when you are dismissed to the buses
    • 1:20PM – Leave for Spotsylvania HS
    • 2:00PM – Arrive at Spotsylvania HS
    • 3:45PM – Performance
    • 9:00PM – Awards
    • 10:00PM – Load Bus and leave for CHS
    • 10:40PM – Arrive at CHS
    • 11:00PM – As long as everything is put up – Dismissal

Marching Band Transportation

I spoke to administration today about concerns about transportation costs for marching band competitions.  After this meeting we made the decision to find a way to stay at each competition for awards.  I will have a itinerary for this Saturday’s Competition momentarily.

Marching Competition Update

This is an update to our schedule.  Thanks to Mr. Wick for finding funding for transportation.

  • Saturday – eat a good lunch before reporting to school
    • 12:00PM – Arrive, go out to our practice field with equipment and everything to load trailer – no uniforms, hat, shoes, flutes, or clarinets – just equipment that will load the trailer
    • 12:30PM – Get dressed – put garment bag, shoe box and hat box on your bus when you are dismissed to the buses
    • 1:00PM – Leave for North Stafford HS
    • 2:00PM – Arrive at North Stafford HS
    • 3:45PM – Performance
    • 9:00PM – Awards
    • 9:30PM – Load trailer and leave for CHS
    • 10:30PM – Arrive at CHS, Unload and clean-up, and dismiss

Marching Band Update – North Stafford Competition and Homecoming Bonfire

Cavalier Notes – North Stafford HS
  • All time are estimates!!!!  Things may take longer than expected.  
  • No Football game – Practice as normal from 3-5:30PM
  • Saturday – eat a good lunch before reporting to school
    • 12:00PM – Arrive, go out to our practice field with equipment and everything to load trailer – no uniforms, hat, shoes, flutes, or clarinets – just equipment that will load the trailer
    • 12:30PM – Get dressed – put garment bag, shoe box and hat box on your bus when you are dismissed to the buses
    • 1:00PM – Leave for North Stafford HS
    • 2:00PM – Arrive at North Stafford HS
    • 3:45PM – Performance
    • 4:00PM – Load trailer and leave for CHS
    • 5:00PM – Arrive at CHS
    • 5:30PM – As long as everything is put up – Dismissal

Unfortunately we do not have enough schools to host our Marching Band Competition which is a major source of income for the music department – especially with transportation costs for competitions and assessment – Therefore we will not be staying for awards at this competition.  It is the staff and my hope that students and parents will understand.  We will be looking into ways to allow the marching band to stay for other competition awards.  Students that have the ability to make it back to North Stafford may do so because their hand will still be stamped.  We will still have student leadership going up for awards to find out how we did.

The Homecoming committee has also ask up to participate in the bonfire on Thursday, October 5th till 7:15PM.  Students will also be feed after practice from 5:30PM to 6PM.  Come out for the fun.

 

NO SECTIONALS 9-26-17

Due to a communication error – there will be no sectional tomorrow 9-26-27 due to Parent Teacher Conferences from 3-7pm.

We will also be working inside on Wednesday – 9-27-17.  Please make sure that all wind and percussion bring you music to practice.

Football Game Postponed

The football game originally scheduled for today (9/1/17) has been postponed for Monday 9/4/17.  Students need to report to the band room at 4PM.  The Game will start at 5PM and last about two hours. We will still clean the stadium promptly after the game as we are PAID to do so.

I am estimating to be finished around 8PM.  If the game ends early – students will be instructed to call home 4th quarter so that they can get rides home in a timely manner.

There will also be no after school practice today – 9/1/17

Thank you for your cooperation and school spirit!  Go Cavalier!