Weekly Update: September 21st – September 26th ~ Homecoming Week!

This Week

  • Monday:
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Marching Band
  • Tuesday:
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Color Guard Rehearsal
    • 6:30 PM Call Time Powder Puff Game
  • Wednesday
    • 1:15 – 1:30 PM Leadership Meeting – Colonels, Drum Majors, Captains Only
    • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Percussion Sectional
    • Full Woodwind Sectional – Listen in class for specific details
    • Full Brass Sectional – Listen in class for specific details
  • Thursday:
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Marching Band
  • Friday
    • 7 AM Pep Rally (Doors open @ 6:30 PM)
    • 12 PM Parade (Under Uniform – Wear it to school)
    • 5:30 PM Call Time for Game vs. University
    • 6:15 PM Courtyard Warm Up/Rehearsal
    • 7:00 PM March to Stadium
    • 7:15 PM Pre-Game
    • 7:30 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday: Homecoming dance @ Downtown Disney!

Looking Ahead 

  • 10.2 Middle School Night!
  • 10.9 Ford Test-Drive Fundraiser event AND University of Miami Marching Band joins us for Half-Time!
  • 10.16 Senior Night!

Weekly Wrap Up

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We had a great game Friday that culminated in a victory over DP!… Our halftime performance is continuing to develop into something special – excited about what Mvt. 2 will bring this week for us!… 3rd QUARTER PEP BAND – WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE ENERGY YOU BROUGHT THE STANDS ON FRIDAY EVENING! What a difference it made in the atmosphere!… Congrats to all of our members that auditioned for All State! This is a HUGE accomplishment!….

SCOREBOARD: Football vs. University (Homecoming) Performance Week

  • Uniform:
    • Powder Puff Game
      • Band Shirt & Shorts/Jeans
    •  Parade
      • Under Uniform + Crazy Blue and White Additions (Must have UNDER UNIFORM ON)
    • Game
      • Full Marching Band Uniform
  • Pre-Game Performance
    • Begins @ 7:15 PM
  • Halftime Performance Plan:
    • Post-Game Performance
      • Take Knee – Watch University HS
      • Scatter on Field to Page 1 of MixTape
      • Perform Movement 1 (NEW VERSION w/ Updated Ending)
      • Mvt. 2
      • Fight Song – March To Front Sideline
  • New Stands Tunes This Week

Tri State/Festival of Winds

Any Junior or Senior members who are interested in attending the Festival of Winds @ the University of South Florida OR Tri-State Honor Band @ Florida State University should see Mr. Langford this week to have your name submitted. Both of these events (occuring on same weekend) are opportunities to interact with other music students from around the region as well as with renowned conductors in performance setting. These honor bands are also great opportunities to visit the respsective college campus and learn about the offerings of those schools. If selected, there are costs associated with the events that would be paid for by the participant. More details can be obtained from Mr. L if interested.

Cheesecake Wrap Up

Congratulations to those who used the opportunity to sell cheesecakes and earn some $$$! The order will be submitted this week and we should have an updated delivery date soon.


Wise Words

  • What have we learned? For our younger groups, we opened the floor for discussion on what we have learned after our first month of high school. It is always interesting to know the things they are picking up on….. They are very observant! If you are the parent of a 9th grade member, take the time to see what they are experiencing across our campus – there are some great things being learned. BTW – can you believe a month has already passed?
  • Faithfulness/Consistency…. Specifically was brought forward to our percussion section. They are a dedicated group that is faithful and consistent in many ways…. Marching to and from outdoor rehearsals each week, holding weekly sectionals outside of rehearsals, striking the band room EVERY DAY to set up, the list could go on. It is an example for us all and more importantly, an example that can be carried forward for the rest of their lives in all they set forth to accomplish. Congrats to this unit on their faithfulness and consistency.
  • Awareness of Current Events – Informed Decisions… Spoke with several classes about this and the recent Republican Debate. Regardless of party affiliation, or beliefs, we are in a different time and age of politics. Our members were encouraged to watch and see what unfolds in the weeks, months and year ahead as we move closer to our 2016 Presidential Election. When voting, making the sound, well-informed, decision is critical to voting. Many of our members engaged in insightful, informed conversation on the topic which is most encouraging. Ronald Reagan once said, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” While our “dinner tables” often take on a different look, I encourage you to take time to sit and chat about current events with your household.


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