Monday, October 20, 2014

New Huntingdon Itinerary

Itinerary for Huntingdon Contest

Saturday, October 27th, 2014


1:30 pm                Be on practice field with instruments for a short rehearsal.  Beginning of the show.

2:30 pm                Load instruments on buses, use restroom, get on bus.

3:30 pm                Depart SGCHS. 

4:30 pm                Arrive at Huntingdon High School.   Watch bands, relax.  Supper will start at 5:30 at the buses.  Props and pit trailers will need to be put together during this time.

7:05 pm                Get Uniforms on and get instruments out.

7:35 pm                Line-up and travel to warm-up.   

7:45 pm                Warm- up. 

8:15 pm                Travel to Stadium.  Keep your chin up and shoulders back the entire time.  Look proud!

8:30 pm                Perform.  Don’t try to do anything special, simply perform what you know.

8:45 pm                Take off uniforms, load buses.   Leaders stay in Uniforms.

9:30 pm                Awards Ceremony.  We will clap and support everyone as the awards are handed out.  There will be absolutely no booing or loud negative responses.  After awards, get on buses and prepare to leave after roll is called.

10:45 pm              Depart Huntingdon High School.

11:45 pm              Arrive at SGCHS.  After all instruments are unloaded and put in their proper place, you will be dismissed.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Announcements 10/19/14

1)  A huge and heartfelt "Thank You!" to every student who worked their tail off without one complaint and to every parent who diligently worked their post while setting a great example with great attitudes and a sense of fun.  There were absolutely no problems - NONE - from any of the jobs, any of the students, or any of the parents who were working!  I heard compliment after compliment from directors, staff, and judges about how welcome we made them feel and how hospitable the atmosphere was.  The event ran on time, even with one band showing up late (it was not their fault).  I could not have asked for a better night for our first ever competition.  There is a reason that many teachers brag about how good the band students and parents are.  You are the best!  

2)  Drumline (not front ensemble) will have rehearsal tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:45.  We have to clean up to get ready for a big showdown this weekend!

3)  Report time Friday will be 5:45.  Parents of Seniors:  Be ready to escort your child to the field before the game starts for the Senior Night (I will let you know the exact time as soon as I find out if you haven't already been told).  I have seen parents in the past really dress up, and I have also seen some in jeans.  It is pretty much up to you what to wear.  Band Seniors will wear their uniforms, but no hats - the ladies can dress up their hair and wear jewelry for the pictures.  

4)  Our performance time for the contest Saturday has been changed to 8:30 (it was originally 8 pm.)  A new itinerary will be posted soon, but most of the times will still be the same, including the report time.

5)  Have I told everyone "Thank you!" yet?  Because, seriously, everyone was awesome Saturday.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Announcements 10/12/14

1)  No Rehearsal this Tuesday - enjoy Fall Break!

2)  Rehearsal this Thursday - 3:30 to 5:30.

3)  Report time this Friday will be 5 pm and a departure time of 5:30 to Crockett County.

4)  Report time this Saturday will be 10 am in the Band Room for the 1st Annual HORNET INVITATIONAL!  The weather is looking good and I can't wait to put on a show with everyone's help.  Let's make this first competition flawless so that every band that attends this year not only wants to come back, but also tell everyone they know what a great show it was!  I will send out a separate announcement later this week with more information about the competition.

5)  Continue to bring in candy for the Trunk-or-Treat on October 27.  If you are signed up to participate, start working on the project with the rest of your team.

6)  Performance time for Huntingdon's contest on October 25 is 8:00 pm.  A full itinerary will be given later this week.
7)  Finish selling your BBQ!  This will help us pay for the charter buses we are taking to State!  They are due this Thursday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gibson County Contest Itinerary

Itinerary for Gibson County Contest
Saturday, October 4th, 2014

9:30 am Report to Practice field with instruments.
10:15 am              End Rehearsal.  Load instruments and equipment, use restroom, eat snacks, load buses.
11:00 am              Depart SGCHS.  Make sure you have hat box, long black socks, shoes, and gloves.
11:45 am              Arrive at Gibson County. Loading crew will unload.  Props and trailers will be assembled.  Lunch will be provided at the buses. Use the extra time to go in the stadium and watch bands.  Do not travel alone! 
1:40 pm                Put on uniforms.  Get your instruments.
2:05 pm                Line-up and travel to warm-up.   
2:15 pm                Warm- up.  During this time there is to be no talking. 
2:45 pm                Travel to Stadium.  Keep your chin up and shoulders back the entire time.  Look proud!
3:00 pm                Perform.  Don’t try to do anything special, simply perform what you know.
3:30 pm                Arrive back at bus.  Put plumes back in plume box, put instruments in cases, put uniforms up properly.  Leaders will keep uniforms on for Awards.
4:15 pm                Go back into stadium. 
4:45 pm                Awards Ceremony and announcements of finalists.   

Performance time for Finals is based on Random Draw.  A schedule for Finals performance will be
announced at the buses following the Awards Ceremony.

10:00 pm              Finals Awards Ceremony
11:00 pm              Load equipment and buses.

11:50 pm              Arrive at SGCHS.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Announcements 9/28/14

1)  Drumline sectional Rehearsal Monday from 3:30 to 4:45.  No Front Ensemble, just the marching drums.

2)  Low Winds (Tuba, Trombone, Baritone, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet) sectional Rehearsal Monday from 3:30 to 4:45.

3)  Booster meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm.  We will finalize a lot of details about the Hornet Invitational!

4)  Report time for Friday's Home Game vs. Milan will be 5:45 pm.  

5)  Report time for Saturday's contest at Gibson County will be 9:30 am on the Practice field.  A full itinerary will be posted tomorrow (Monday).

6) The Band will be participating at the Beta Club's Trunk-or-Treat at SGC on Monday October 27th.  Leaders need to come up with an idea on how to dress up our "trunk".  Everyone else - start bringing candy.  Lots of candy!  Miss Matamoros said they ran out of candy last year early in the event.  Since the Beta Club will not be doing the Canned Creation contest this year, this is our chance to go all out and give back to the community!

7)  Everyone will need to wash their uniform this week before the weekend performances.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Announcements 9/21/14

1)  Everyone did such a great job Saturday at Henry County's contest that the football team decided to give the whole band (including parents) the night off this Friday night.  Okay, you got me - it's a bye week.  Take Friday night to rest and relax for Saturday.

2)  Saturday is an all day competition (it is actually two performances in one day)  Make sure you are rested and ready to perform at your highest both times.  Once again we are in a tough class!

3)  Drumline and Front Ensemble rehearsal on Monday from 3:30 to 4:45

4)  Everyone in the band needs to get their uniforms washed again before this weekend.   They need to be cleaned after performing in such warm weather this past weekend!

5)  We won't have time to listen to all the judges comments during class, so I will be playing the comments over the speaker in the Band room starting at 7:20 am the next few mornings.  If you can make to the Band Room in the mornings, this is a good chance to get more feedback from the judges this past weekend.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Liberty Contest Itinerary

Itinerary for WTSBOA/Liberty Contest

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


8:00 am Be on practice field with instruments for a short rehearsal.  Beginning of the show.

9:00 am                Load instruments, use restroom, get on bus. Make sure that you have any money that you might need, black socks, your instrument, and clothes to wear when you change out of uniform.   

9:30 am                Depart SGCHS.

10:00 am              Arrive at Liberty. Eat snacks and drink water while props are being put together. Guard will put on make-up.  You may choose to go watch some bands, also.

11:00 am              Start putting uniforms on.

11:35 am              Line-up, receive plumes and travel to warm-up.

11:45 am              Warm- up.

12:15 am              Travel to Stadium.  Keep your chin up and shoulders back the entire time.  Look proud!

12:25 am              Perform.

12:40 pm              Arrive back at bus, put instruments in cases.  Change out of uniforms.  Seniors will keep uniforms on to accept trophies, and need to be back in the stadium by 1:00.  Everyone must be back inside the stadium by 1:15.  When changing out of uniforms, put plumes back in plume box, hang up uniforms properly, put them in the uniform bags, and hang them on the racks.

1:15 pm                Award Ceremony.  We will clap and support everyone as the awards are handed out.  There will be absolutely no booing or loud negative responses. 


* We will have to leave the stadium and come back in between the contests so the workers can clean the stands for the evening competition. We will use this time to eat lunch provided by the Boosters.


3:00 pm                Evening contest begins.  You can go into the stadium and watch bands/eat concessions.  Do not travel alone!

6:15 pm                Start putting uniforms on.  This means you will have to leave the stadium after Calloway County performs.

7:00 pm                Line-up, receive plumes and travel to warm-up

7:10 pm                Warm-up.

7:40 pm                Travel to Stadium. Keep your chin up and shoulders back the entire time.  Look proud!

7:50 pm                Perform

8:05 pm                We will march off the field and lineup behind the endzone for the Awards Ceremony.  Leaders will accept awards. 

9:00 pm                After awards we will take uniforms off and put them on the racks, load instruments and props, and clean up the area around our bus.  After all this is done, we will load the buses and go home.

10:00 pm              Arrive at SGCHS.  Everyone will help put the equipment in the correct place.

10:30 pm              After everything is put up correctly, the band will be dismissed to go home.