We were informed this afternoon that the Biloxi High School Competition that we were planning to attend this Saturday has been cancelled due to the high chance of inclement weather. This, of course, is sad news for us as our kids have been working extremely hard preparing for this event…but I understand the chance of weather and Biloxi High School’s decision to cancel their show. We have just informed the students at the Thursday afternoon rehearsal.
In lieu of this cancelled competition, we are going to look at finding another marching competition on Saturday, October 25. We are aware that this is an ACT date and we will work around those students. Please begin making personal arrangements so that we can have all of our students at the performance. This will give us a month for everyone to work it all out.
I will tell you that this is the first time in my 23 years of experience where we have had a competition cancelled. Again, please begin working to make plans for an added competition on Saturday, October 25. I understand and appreciate the sacrifices that everyone will make… I’m also having to cancel my personal travel plans for that weekend as well.
More information regarding the newly scheduled marching competition will be distributed as soon as we work out the details. Thanks for your continued support of the Mighty Black & Gold Marching Black & Gold Band.
Monday - Rehearsal 6:00-9:30 pm
Tuesday - Rehearsal 6:00-9:30 pm (final Tuesday night rehearsal of the season)
Wednesday - Rada Cutlery Fundraiser ends (money & orders due)
Thursday - Rehearsal 4:00-6:30 pm
Friday - At Navarre for Football Game (Depart @ 5:30 pm / Return @ 11:30 pm)
- Fair Share Payment #4 Due ($50)
Biloxi High School Competition
10:00am - Meet @ Bandroom
10:30 am - Load buses
11:00 am - Depart for Biloxi (130 miles – 2 hrs 15 min)
- Firehouse Subs lunch on bus
1:15 pm - Arrive @ Biloxi HS / Unload & Restrooms
2:15 pm - Warm-Up
3:15 pm - Performance
3:40 pm - Return to buses / Cool down, Hydrate, & Snack
5:00-6:15 pm - Watch other bands / Relax & Dinner in Stadium
- Bring Money for food
6:45 pm - Warm-Up #2
7:45 pm - Performance #2
9:00 pm - Awards Ceremony
10:00 pm - Depart for Milton HS
12:15 am - Arrive @ MHS / Unload
12:30 am - Go Home!
We now have our entire show for the 2014-15 year on the field!! Come join us this Friday at the Milton High School vs Pensacola High School football game at MHS for the debut of our full show, "Heroes Among Us". Hobbs Middle School will also be joining us for the march-in and in the stands. Please come support all of these wonderful students!
We have ordered the show shirts for the students, now I need the adult/other sizes for the second order. If you would like a shirt for yourself or family members, please let me know by this coming Thursday, September 8th, by the end of the school day. I need to know who your child is in the band and what sizes you will need. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR CHILD'S SIZE THAT IS IN THE BAND. I only need your size as well as any other family member's size. They are $10 a piece. Please email me back or let me know at the BPA meeting on Tuesday night at 7pm. The picture that will be on the back of the shirt is shown. The shirt itself is black with the band logo on the left breast. These are not the parent polo shirts.