Well, here we are! Competition season! We are entering the most important three weeks for the Mighty Black & Gold Marching Band. Over the next 3 Saturdays we will perform for numerous bands in competition and for ratings. We kick this season off with the 3rd Annual Blackwater Classic, but more about that in a bit.
First, WE WILL BE TAKING THE FULL MARCHING BAND AND SECTION PICTURES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT 5PM! Please do not forget your uniform if you are planning to stick around after school. You do not need helmets but you will need everything else. Make sure you bring a change of clothes for rehearsal immediately following.
Because the band has worked so hard over the past several weeks and we finally have the whole show on the field, we decided to go ahead and cancel the Tuesday rehearsal for this week. There is a possibility of having a rehearsal next Tuesday, the week of FBA, depending on what happens this week. They earned it!
This Friday is an away game at Crestview High School. Since it is their Homecoming, we will be performing at PREGAME at around 6:15 to 6:30. Please make sure you plan accordingly. The rest of the itinerary is below.There is one more spot available to chaperone. If you would like to sign-up, CLICK HERE
So, this Saturday is the Blackwater Classic. The itinerary for this is below. During the lunch break, we are allowing students to leave campus to eat and nap accordingly. The BPA is offering to provide lunch for any student that decides to stay on campus and eat. The sign-up sheet is in the front of the band room. Leadership will have various meet times as they are in charge of meeting the bands and getting them where they need to go on campus.
Parents, We still need your help please!! There are several places that still need covering, most notably the concessions and the donation of items for the hospitality room. Sign-ups for these can be found below. We will have a mandatory volunteers walk-through this Thursday at 6:45. This is not for the concessions workers. Please make plans to be there:
BC Parent Volunteers - CLICK HERE
BC Concessions Volunteers - CLICK HERE
Hospitality Room Donations - CLICK HERE
THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
The Itineraries for FBA as well as the Emerald Coast Marching Band Competition have also been posted on the calendar. I will be sending more info as far as performance line-up and pricing later.
That is all for now. I hope you have an extraordinary week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Jordan Brignano - Monday
Reagan Kennington - Monday
Alysa Greg - Tuesday
Savannah Jenkins - Friday
Isabel Wimmer - Friday
Paxton Booth - Saturday
Ann Butler - Saturday
5pm - Full Marching Band/Section Pics
6pm-9:30 - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
4pm-6:30 - Winds/Percussion Marching Rehearsal
5pm-8:30 - Colorguard Rehearsal
6:45 - Leadership/Parent Volunteers Blackwater Classic Meeting
AWAY GAME vs Crestview
4:30 - Meet/Depart for Crestview
5:30 - Arrive/Unload
6:30 - PERFORMANCE AT PREGAME
7pm - Kickoff
10pm - March-out/Load Truck
10:30 - Depart for MHS
11:30 - Arrive MHS/Dismiss
9am-11am - Practice
11am-3pm - Lunch/Final Preparations for Festival
2:15 - Symphonic Band Meet in Full Uniform for National Anthem
2:45pm - All Bands meet in stadium assigned seating/Symphonic Band perform National Anthem
3pm-7:45 - Watch bands and eat at concessions (Bring Money)
7:45 - After Navarre performance, meet in band room and get dressed in full uniform.
8:30-9pm - Warm-up
9:10pm - PERFORMANCE
9:30 - Watch The USM Pride of Mississippi
9:55-10:30 - Award Ceremony
11pm - Dismiss
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
Tues - Possible Full Marching Band Rehearsal
Thurs - Wind/Percussion Marching Rehearsal, Colorguard Rehearsal
Fri - AWAY Game vs Navarre
Sat - FBA Marching MPA
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!