This will be the last weekly update until after Thanksgiving. I want everyone to know how thankful we are of all of you! Please have a safe and well-earned break. Happy gobble gobble day :-)
Marching Band Pictures (POSTPONED TO DEC. 17th!!) - This Tues the marching will take the full band and section pictures. Please make sure you bring your full uniforms minus helmets and gloves to school so you can change into them before 4pm. Guard and Managers will wear this year's band shirt and blue jeans. All students will need to bring the band masks as well just in case. After section pics, seniors and leadership will need to stay behind to take their pictures. As soon as we are done, students may leave.
Indoor Percussion Auditions - Anyone interested in participating with indoor percussion this year must attend the audition this Thursday. This is open to CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY. Students must have been members of the band this semester and go through the audition process in order to be eligible for indoor percussion.
Guard Rehearsals - Starting this Monday. the guard will have weekly Monday night rehearsals 5:30-7:30 with the exception of days we are out of school. The band room will most likely be closed between the end of school and the beginning of the rehearsals. Please plan accordingly.
Christmas Parade - The Milton Christmas parade will be Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure you block off 5pm-8pm that night. We will wear full uniforms with Christmas hats. Instrument and body decorating is encouraged! You must be able to perform and march. Attendance is required by all marching band members. We will meet at the empty lot at James Street and Byron Street. Students will need to secure a ride at the end of the parade at Margaret Street Church of Christ parking lot.
Christmas Concert Festival - The MHS Band will be hosting a Christmas festival during our concert on Thursday, December 10th at the MHS football stadium. We will have food vendors open for business at the stadium at 5:30. The concert portion will begin at 6:30 with the Panther Band, Blackwater Beats Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Colorguard all in performance. We ask that all audience members wear masks and social distance as feasible. Students will wear the black band uniforms minus gauntlets for this concert!
Section Tree Decorating - We will host a section war during the Christmas Festival in the form of a tree decorating contest. We have ordered a tree for each section of the band. The sections will be in charge of decorating their own tree with whatever decorations that are appropriate. Lights are not required, however, we are not providing anything but the trees. These trees will be on display around the band set up for everyone to see. We will either have spectators judge each tree or have judges designated. We are also still determining a prize for the winning section. We have scheduled the tree decorating night for Tuesday, December 8th at 8pm. Please see your section leaders for more info about your tree!
I hope all of you have a phenomenal 2 weeks!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Phoebe Venice Dela Cruz - Saturday
Savannah Morris - 11/22
Ashleigh Cardona - 11/23
Kellan Tyree - 11/25
Ileana Cabrera - 11/28
Alora Raben - 11/28
5:30-7:30 - Colorguard Rehearsal
4pm-5:30 - Concert Band Rehearsal
6pm-9pm - Indoor Percussion Auditions
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
FALL BREAK (NO CLASSES or ACTIVITIES)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING :-)
Looking Ahead to Two Weeks from Now:
Mon 11/30 - Guard Rehearsal
Tues 12/1 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
Wed 12/2 - Panther Band Rehearsal
Thurs 12/3 - Concert Band Rehearsal
Sat 12/5 - Milton Christmas Parade
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!