If anyone is interested in ordering t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies this year to wear at the football games and marching band competitions, please see order form below. If you are interested, please download form, fill out and bring money down to Sungold before August 28th. If you have any questions, please contact Sungold Sports direct! Thanks!
On Saturday, August 25th, the marching band will be traveling to Sioux Falls to participate in the Roosevelt Marching Clinic. This is a great opportunity to work on our show EARLY in the season and get some great feedback from the amazing clinicians they bring in. I know there are some conflicts with other activities and we expect that everyone that does not have a conflict is in attendance (this has been on the schedule since March). If some of you have activities that you can attend and then make it to the clinic, that would be greatly appreciated! Below is the itinerary for the day:
6:15AM - LOAD BUSES
6:30AM - DEPART FOR SIOUX FALLS
7:30AM - EVERYONE UNLOADS ALL EQUIP AND SETS UP FOR CLINIC
8:00AM - LEADERSHIP CLINIC
10:00AM - GE CLINIC
11:45AM - LUNCH
12:45PM - MUSIC CLINIC
2:45PM - VISUAL CLINIC
4:00PM - DEPART FOR MITCHELL
5:00PM - APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL
5:30PM - DINNER PROVIDED FOR BAND AT THE PAC
7:00PM - KERNEL BOWL (Just playing music in stands)
Roosevelt provides a t-shirt that we will be wearing at the clinic. EVERYONE will be responsible for bringing the following items:
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director of Bands
Tomorrow night is our annual boat parade and lake retreat. Below is some information for everyone.
The kids will meet out at the Lake Mitchell Day Camp. The address is: 939–1399 Indian Village Road. You shouldn't miss it...but some people confuse it with the Sportsman Beach Club. The Day Camp is the one just west of the Sportsman Beach Club.
The kids are welcome to come out to the Day Camp anytime after 5PM. We will be serving the food around 5:30PM. We will then load the kids up on the pontoons around 6:30PM.
You can find any place along Lake Mitchell to watch the boat parade but most people gather at the Amphitheater, the Public Beach or the Sportsman Beach Club to watch the kids. We will start in the bay outside of the Day Camp and then go to Amphitheater first, then the public beach and finish in the bay where we started (traveling counter-clockwise around the lake).
We will have pizza, snacks and water. If your child needs something different or in addition to this, have them bring what they need. If you signed up to bring something via SignUpGenius, please have your child bring along that night to the Day Camp (not to school like the signup stated).
The boat parade is usually wrapped up by 8PM and the kids usually leave around 8:30PM. Please have your kids picked up by 8:30PM as we usually clean up the place and lock up at that point.
If anyone has questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Looking forward to another fun event!
If you were unable to attend the band parent meeting last night....please see the outline below. Couple of things to note from last night that were discussed:
1) Please note the schedule change for the parent community show. This date is now Tuesday, September 4th at 7PM at Joe Quintal Stadium.
2) Picture forms were available last night for pictures with Linda McEntee. If you were not there last night, have your child pick those up this week at camp and bring home. Picture date is Tuesday, August 28th at 7AM.
3) PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING TO HELP THE BAND THIS YEAR if you havent already. Last night we discussed all the committees that need help. Links to those events on signup genius is on the front page of the website.
4) We talked about camp....that information is in the other blog post.
Let me know if anyone has any questions! Looking forward to another great year!
We are getting close to the start of another marching band camp! This week is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT to the success of this season! Here are a couple of things to remember and make you aware of below:
Please do not forget to bring a LARGE water bottle to camp on Monday. It is VERY IMPORTANT to stay hydrated during these next few weeks (dont worry - we take plenty of breaks). Even if you dont think you need water...you will want access to it at all times! Also, dont forget to bring sunscreen (and use it), bug spray, comfortable athletic shoes (NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS) and your instrument. Dont forget to bring a lunch or money to eat out as lunch is not provided at camp.
Every year, Cheryl Miller (the most popular person this week) will be helping us set up snacks for everyone in the breaks. Please bring a non-perishable item to share during these breaks (some items that have been brought in the past would be cookies, crackers, etc.). We may ask everyone to bring another snack later in the week if we are running low. When you arrive on Monday, please put your items in the hallway in a group so Cheryl can grab during that first break!
DRESS UP SCHEDULE
The drum majors announced this week that the following dress up days will be:
August 6 - Neon Day
August 7 - 80’s Day
August 8 - Tie-dye
August 9 - Beach Day
August 10 - Crazy Hat Day
August 13 - Black and Gold Day
August 14 - Camo Day
August 17 - Hawaiian Day
August 20 - Jersey/Sport Day
August 21 - Mr. Stahle Impersonation Day (not sure whether to be flattered or mad here!). :-)
You don't have to do this....just if you want to! They will be giving away prizes (usually popsicles - which are great after a day of camp) to the winning person. Just remember - dont come dressed in something that interferes with your ability to march!
SPECIAL EVENTS DURING CAMP WEEK AND SCHEDULE
August 6th - 8AM-4PM (note the start time is different from all other days)
August 7th - 7AM-4PM
August 8th - 7AM-1PM (early dismissal so you all can register for classes at MHS)
August 9th - 7AM-4PM
August 10th - 7AM-4PM (bring your dog to band camp day! Actually just for the first hour, then you will have to get them back home or in a kennel. DONT BRING IF YOUR DOG IS NOT SOCIAL OR BITES!)
August 13th - 7AM-4PM
August 14th - 7AM-4PM (will be watching a movie in the PAC in the afternoon! Or this may occur on hot day TBD!)
August 15-16 - NO CAMP DUE TO TEACHER IN-SERVICE
August 17th - 7AM-3PM (early dismissal for boat parade)
August 20th - 7AM-4PM
August 21st - 7AM-12PM
If anyone has questions....please do not hesitate to reach out! See you all soon!