I hope all of you are doing well and gearing up for a few busy weeks for the MB&G! Can you believe that we are in the second to last week of the first nine weeks? It is crunch time for class grades and assignments to be completed. Students, start now and make sure you are staying caught up on all of your school/band work.
Monday Night Game - Remember that the game last week was moved to this Monday! Kick-off is at 7:30pm. We will keep the original itinerary as stated below. As far as we know, the football and cheer are still having their senior night at this game. We are still in need of help at both the concession stand as well as the chaperone areas. Remember, without your help we CANNOT keep the concession stand open during games. It is because of the sales at the games that we have been able to keep the MB&G going financially through the current situation. Please use the links below to sign-up to help:
Concessions - CLICK HERE
Chaperone - CLICK HERE
Uniform fittings - we will be fitting all new wind and percussion students for their band uniforms. These will take place immediately after the marching band rehearsal on October 13th. This is for marching AND non marching band members. They should only take within an hour for all students to finish or about 5 minutes per student. Students will need to try on the jacket, bibbers, and shoes. Any returning member that is in need of a new uniform part will also need to stay for these fittings. This year, I will be sending out a link to you so you will order the bibbers and shoes directly from the company. You can view these links below if you would like to get familiar with the websites. We will give each student their sizes for the shoes and bibbers so you will know exactly what to order. I have attached the form that students will receive on Tuesday to be filled out once they have tried on the bibbers and shoes. If you know your shoe size, you can go ahead and get these. Make sure you choose MEN'S Size for the shoes.
Orders MUST be placed no later than Sunday, October 18th in order to have the appropriate uniform for the October 23rd performance.
BLACK Band Shoes - CLICK HERE
BLACK Bibbers - CLICK HERE
Sweet Season Farms BPA Event - Students and parents are welcome to come out and help the BPA at the Sweet Season Farms events for the next several weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday, the BPA will be selling concessions at Sweet Season Farms. Students may earn volunteer hours for these events. Everyone will need to sign up using the yellow helping hand symbol on the events. Below, you can sign up directly for the event this Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday - CLICK HERE
Sunday - CLICK HERE
SmartMusic - We have signed the school up to be able to use SmartMusic. You will use your web browser to access this. Please make sure you use the New SmartMusic version. In order to use this software, you need to create a SmartMusic account. Follow the steps below, being sure to use the appropriate class code for the class in which you are enrolled. Percussion students need only sign up for the 2nd period percussion class. Wind students that are members of multiple ensembles, please sign up for each of those ensembles.
You must use a tablet, laptop, or desktop to be able to use this.
If you are using a Mac, you must download the Chrome Browser and open the link below to be able to use SmartMusic
- Open your browser and visit http://admin.smartmusic.com/join
- When prompted enter your email address and the class code in the appropriate spaces and click Find Your Class
- The class in which you are joining should appear. Verify this is correct and click Join this Class
- If you already have a smart music account, you will be directed to the main page of SmartMusic and you can explore the library and functions from there.
- If you do not have a smart music account, you will be directed on screen to create an account. This is free of charge. Fill in all the blanks with the most accurate information.
2nd Period Percussion: 4NVVM-QFJUZ
3rd Period Panther Band: 7GYRG-RU3PU
4th Period Jazz Band: XVLR2-QQLU3
5th Period Concert Band: 3QWCE-WDDUN
6th Period Symphonic Band: WLWKX-TKPY3
BPA Meeting - Please join us for the Monthly BPA Meeting this Tuesday at 7pm in the band hall. We will be holding this in person as well as over a Zoom meeting. If you want to stay up to date with all the happenings of the Band as well as all the amazing thing the BPA has been involved with and also has in store, please join us for this meeting at 7pm. Zoom info is below:
Join Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 838 2449 0889
Fall Concert - We want to invite everyone and anyone to our first Fall Concert Spooktacular on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm at the MHS Football Stadium. This will be a free event that will show off all of our amazing students in performance. The order will be, the Panther Band, Blackwater Beats Jazz Band, Concert Band, Blackwater Beats Jazz again, Symphonic Band, Colorguard, and finally the Marching Band. We will live stream this concert as well for anyone who cannot attend in person. Please mark this on your calendar and make plans to come out and support all of our wonderful students!
That is all for now. I hope you have an amazing week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Gabriella Bowen - Wednesday
Erin Pucket - Saturday
Home Game vs Ft Walton Beach HS
- Wear NEW Band Shirt, Band Masks/lanyards, Blue Jeans/Blue Jean Shorts, Tennis Shoes
- Bring Water Thermos, Music, Band Bell Covers, Guard Bags
6:15 - Call Time
6:45 - March-in
7:30 - Kickoff
10:30ish - March-out/Dismiss
4pm-6pm - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
6pm-7pm - Uniform Fittings
7pm - MHSBPA Monthly Meeting
4pm-5:30 - Panther Band Rehearsal
4pm-6:30 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
7:30 - Away Game vs Crestview HS (NOT TRAVELING)
8am-6pm - Sweet Season Farm Concession Sales (BPA Event)
10am-6pm - Sweet Season Farm Concession Sales (BPA Event)
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Mon - Concert Band Rehearsal, Guard Rehearsal
Tues - Full Marching Band Rehearsal, Parent and/or student Meat Sticking
Wed - Panther Band Rehearsal
Thurs - End First Nine Weeks, Freshmen/JV Football Home Game
Fri - Planning Day (No Classes), Home Game vs Mosley HS (Band Senior Night)
Sat - Sweet Season Farms Concessions Sales
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!