WELCOME TO BANDTOBER! Over the next 3 weeks, the marching band will be entering the competition season of marching season....aka Bandtober. For weeks and months our students have been working hard to put together the halftime show and performing at football games. The next 3 Saturdays are band football games. The competitions are performances just for all of the wonderful students around the region. Please make sure you look at the schedule carefully along with all itineraries. We will also be performing at Pace HS for the Santa Rosa County Marching Band Exhibition. Don't' blink. Marching season will be over in a flash. YOU GOT THIS!! We are so proud of you for pushing through!
Blackwater Classic - Parents, WE NEED YOUR HELP with the Blackwater Classic. This is our home marching band festival on October 7th. We need as many hands on deck for this as possible. There are SEVERAL open spots on the parent volunteer sign-up. This competition will not be a success without your help. We are aware of someone signing up fake names on the list and have taken steps with Charms and with the County IT department to rectify that. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. If locations are full with those folks names, you can email or call Nicole Humber at 662-706-0003 email@example.com or Arlene Wires at 850-910-5636 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. I want to thank our committee for working hard on this event. They have really put together an exciting day and I can't wait for your hard work to be shown to the world! Y'all are AMAZING!!!.
Blackwater Classic Itinerary - The schedule is ready and the itinerary is set for BC. We will have rehearsal at 9am-Noon that Saturday. After that, students will need to be seated in our section at 3:30pm to watch and support all performing bands. Symphonic Band will need to meet in the band room at 3:15 in uniform to get ready for the National Anthem. We perform the show at 9pm. The BPA will comp one meal per MHS band student that evening at the concession stand.
Band Senior Night - Friday, October 13th is the Band & ROTC senior night. Seniors, make sure you turned in your scripts for this by this Wednesday.
FBA Marching MPA - Saturday, October 14th is FBA Marching MPA. It will be held at Ft. Walton Beach HS. Tickets are $10. Please plan to come out and watch our students showoff just for you. All high schools from Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties will be on display. Below is our Current itinerary so far:
8am-11am - Rehearsal
11am-12:30 - Lunch/Load
12:30 - Depart for FWBHS HS
2pm - Arrive at FWBHS and go to stadium (Eat at concessions BRING MONEY)
2pm-5pm - Watch Bands
5pm - Meet at band truck/unload
5:45 - Warm-up
6:30 - PERFORM
6:45-7:45 - Watch remainder of bands
8:30 - Meet at truck for Ratings/Depart for MHS
9:30 - Arrive MHS/Unload/Dismiss
Eastern Shore Classic - The final competition of the season will be held at Daphne HS on Saturday, October 21st. As soon as we receive the performance schedule, we will put together an itinerary.
Santa Rosa County Marching Band Exhibition - This will be held at Pace HS on Monday, October 16th at 6pm-9pm. All of the high schools in Santa Rosa will be performing at this. This performance is simply a celebration of all of the students and will show off to each other. Parents are welcome to attend as well. We will have an exact itinerary soon.
New Uniforms - We are getting closer and closer to the estimated new uniform delivery date. They are supposed to be in our hands by the end of October. Cross your fingers that this will happen so we can wear them at Homecoming!
Sweet Season BPA Concessions Sales - This weekend, the BPA will begin selling concessions at Sweet Seasons farms in North Milton. This is a family friendly fun event occurring each weekend until the beginning of November. We need your help with to make these days successful. Parents and students may sign-up. Please be reminded that you must work your entire shift. Below are all of the dates and sign-up links. Please see any of our BPA board for more details. The address for the farm is 2260 Horn Rd, Milton, FL 32570
Oct 8 - CLICK HERE
Oct 14 - CLICK HERE
Oct 15 - CLICK HERE
Oct 21 - CLICK HERE
Oct - 22 CLICK HERE
Oct 28 - CLICK HERE
Oct 29 - CLICK HERE
Nov 4 - CLICK HERE
Nov 5 - CLICK HERE
That is all for now. I hope all of you have a wonderful week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following student according to Charms:
Shaela Basan - Sunday
4:45-5:45 - Leadership BC Walkthrough
6pm-8:30 - Marching Band Rehearsal
End of the 1st Nine Weeks
4pm-7pm - Marching Band Rehearsal
Planning Day No Classes
9am-Noon - Blackwater Classic Setup
9am-Noon - Band Rehearsal at Football Field
3:15 - Symphonic Band Call Time
3:30 - Call Time for band in Stands
3:45-7:30 - Watch Bands
7:30 - Band Meets in Band Room
8:20-8:50 - Warm-up
9pm - PERFORM
9:15-10:15 - Watch William Carey/Awards Ceremony
10:15-11pm - Cleanup and Dismiss
10am-5pm - BPA Concessions Sales at Sweet Seasons Farm
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Begin 2nd Nine Weeks
Tues - Marching Band Rehearsal, MHSBPA Monthly Meeting
Wed - Tri-M Meeting
Thurs - Marching Band Rehearsal
Fri - HOME Game vs. Navarre HS (Band & ROTC Senior Night)
Sat - FBA Marching MPA, BPA Concessions Sales at Sweet Seasons Farm
Sun - BPA Concessions Sales at Sweet Seasons Farm
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!