Please read through everything below carefully.
Adult Volunteer Meat Sticking - The BPA will behave an adult volunteer meat sticking this Thursday at 5:45 in the cafeteria. We need to replenish the stocks to be ready for the Blackwater Classic, Sweet Season Concession sells, and football games. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to help or click the yellow helping hand symbol on the calendar.
Blackwater Classic - We are quickly approaching the competition season for marching season. We kick it off our own marching festival at MHS, the Blackwater Classic on Saturday, October 2nd. This will be an ALL DAY event beginning with rehearsal at 10am-Noon. The National Anthem will be at 3:30pm and the first band will begin at 3:45. We will be done by 11pm with 18 bands along with the MB&G performing. Students are expected to be in attendance for rehearsal as well as all band performances. CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of bands.
Here is the itinerary for our students:
10am-Noon - Rehearsal at stadium
Noon-3pm - Lunch on your own
3pm-Students return to Stadium
3:30 - National Anthem
3:45-8:40 - Students watch and support bands/Eat dinner at concessions
8:55 - Warm-up
9:40 - MB&G Performance
10pm-10:30 - Awards
10:30-11pm - Clean up
11pm - Dismiss
Blackwater Classic Help - Parents, WE NEED YOUR HELP! The Blackwater classic will only be a success if it is ran efficiently. Bands come back every year because our parents help it run smoothly. Please sign up to help. We have plenty of opportunities to sign up for. CLICK HERE for all concession areas. CLICK HERE for all other areas. You can also click the yellow helping hand icon on the band calendar.
FBA Itinerary - We received the performance schedule for FBA yesterday. FBA is Saturday, October 9th at Ft. Walton Beach HS. MHS along with Pace HS homecomings are both that week. As such, we have both requested to perform early so students who plan to attend homecoming events will have that opportunity. Remember, there are no dances that are school sponsored this year so far. We will go over in more detail how that day will work with students. In the mean time, here is the itinerary for that day so far.
9:30am-10:30am - Rehearsal in the Stadium
11:30 - Depart for FWBHS
1pm - Arrive and unload
1:45 - Warm-up
2:30 - PERFORMANCE
3pm-7:30 - Watch Bands
7:45 - Depart for MHS
9:15 - Arrive MHS/Unload/Dismiss
Pea River Classic - Just a reminder that because Choctaw HS had to cancel their competition, we have decided to attend the Pea River Classic at Elba HS in Alabama on Saturday, October 23rd. As soon as we receive a performance schedule, we will post an itinerary.
That is all for now. I hope all of you have a wonderful week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students according to Charms:
Andres Diaz - Today (Sunday)
Kaylyn Sones - Monday
Abigail Crosby - Tuesday
Gabe Gemuend - Thursday
3:45-4:45 - Leadership Meeting
6pm-8:30 - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
4pm-7pm - Marching Winds/Percussion Rehearsal
5:30-8:30 - Guard Rehearsal
5:45-9pm - Adult Volunteer Meat Sticking
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Tues - Full Marching Band Rehearsal
Thurs - Winds/Percussion Rehearsal, Guard Rehearsal
Fri - AWAY Game vs Washington HS
Sat - Blackwater Classic Marching Band Festival
Together We Are THE MIGHTY BLACK & GOLD!!!