WHAT AN AMAZING DAY AT THE BLACKWATER CLASSIC!!! Thank you so much to our students for supporting the bands all day and thank you to all of our wonderful parents in the BPA for helping in all of the various areas! Without you, this festival could not have happened! It was a fun-filled 19 hour day. Students, once again, you did an outstanding job with your performance. Can't wait to see what this thing will look like in the end as we continue to push forward and upward to the end of the season.
We are now in the second week of competition season with our performance at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Marching Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Tate High School this Saturday. Please see the itinerary below. I want to remind everyone that ALL performances and rehearsals are REQUIRED! These are incredibly important performances and everyone MUST be in attendance. These have been on the schedule for over a year.
Please be aware that we only have 2 more Tuesday Night Rehearsals left for marching season. Also, Tuesday, October 22nd, we will be hosting the annual Santa Rosa County Marching Band Exhibition at Milton High School. This is the event where all of the marching bands in Santa Rosa County. This will begin around 6:30 with a mass march-in from all of the bands. After that, is the competition in Elba, AL on Saturday, October 26th. Itinerary for this is to come.
Finally, as the season is almost at an end, we are in desperate need of fair shares to be paid. We have been sitting on a lot of bills to be paid for services rendered and it is now time to pay them. We need fair shares up to date ASAP. You can pay these online through our website or directly on your charms account. You can also pay to the money box in front of the band office. Thank you in advance for taking care of this.
That is all for now. I hope you have a wonderful week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Paxton Boothe - Today (Sunday)
Hannah Johnson - Today (Sunday)
Katie Whitson - Wednesday
6pm-9:30 - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
7pm - MHSBPA Monthly Meeting
4pm-6:30 - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
End of the 1st Nine Weeks
5th Trip Payment Due ($225)
Final Uniform Payment Due ($45)
Final Guard Uniform Payment Due ($59)
1:40-3:25 - Pep Rally (Wear Show Shirts/Blue Jeans or Pep Rally Theme
HOME Game vs Gulf Breeze HS (Hobbs MS Night)
- 5:45 - Call Time
- 6:15 - Meet and Greet Hobbs MS
- 7:30 - Kickoff
- 10:30 - March-out/Dismiss
FBA MARCHING MPA at Tate High School
- Noon-2pm - Call Time/Rehearse
- 3pm - Depart for Tate HS
- 4pm - Arrive Tate HS
- 4:55-5:25 - Warm-up
- 5:40 - Performance
- 6pm - Load/Ratings announcement
- 7pm-8:45-Watch Bands (Eat at Concession Stand)
- 9pm-Load Buses/Depart for MHS
- 9:45 - Arrive MHS/Unload
- 10pm - Dismiss
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Teacher Planning Day (No Classes), Indoor Percussion Auditions
Tues - Full Marching Band Rehearsal (Final Tuesday Marching Band Rehearsal)
Thurs - AWAY Game vs Mosley HS
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!
Michael S. Schultz
Assistant Band Director
Milton High School