Monday, September 1, 2014

Announcements 9/1/14

1)  Afterschool rehearsals this Tuesday and Thursday, Home Game Friday.

2)  Booster meeting this Thursday.  We will be talking a lot about the Hornet Invitational and the jobs that need to be done.  Be there to make sure you get the job you want!

3)  A Head's up:  Next Tuesday's rehearsal is the Night Rehearsal from 6 to 8 pm. That means we will not have the regular 3:30 to 5:30 rehearsal that day. This night rehearsal has been on the schedule since March.  The main purpose of this rehearsal is to give parents the chance to learn the basics of how the props will operate on the field and how the pit crew works on the sideline.  If you have signed up for pit crew this year and still are not 100% sure what to do, make plans to be here as we will have experienced parents there to guide the process along.

4)  As we prepare for contests starting in 3 weeks, our food committee has worked hard to gather prices on food that we plan to feed the students at each of our 5 contests.  In year's past we have asked students to bring in a few dollars each week to pay for this food.  This year, the food committee is asking each student to pay a one-time $20 for the whole year.  This will give the students one meal and lots of snacks at each contest, including the pizza at State Competition.  (As a comparison, a hamburger and coke inside the stadium usually costs $5 at each contest.  For a total of $20 for five contests, this is actually a very good deal.)

5)  We are still accepting sponsors for Hornet Invitational Trophies and Program Ads.  Note that the two Grand Champion trophies already have sponsors, but we still have plenty of 1st-3rd place trophies available for businesses or individuals to sponsor.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chester Co Itinerary


Itinerary

Away Football Game vs. Chester County

Friday, August 29, 2014

4:45 pm – Report to Band Room.  Load your instrument if needed.  Make sure you have your flip folder.  Wear your Band T-shirt, khakis, tennis shoes, and no hats.

4:55 pm – Load up on to your assigned bus.  Chaperones will call roll.

5:00 pm – Depart SGCHS.

6:00 pm – Arrive at Chester County’s Stadium.  Chaperones and Percussion will get off the bus first to unload the trailer and box truck.  Get your instrument case, and line up.  We will march in with cases and unpack when we get to the stands.  You will be able to put your instrument in your case for safe keeping during the 3rd quarter.

7:00 pm - Game Begins.  Pay attention to the game, cheer for the team, act in a professional manner.  Be ready to play pep songs at any time. NO CELL PHONES!

9:45 pm - Approximate end of game.  Line up and march back to buses.  Put your instruments in an organized line by the correct trailer/truck so that they can be loaded easily by the loading crew.  

10:15 pm - After all equipment is loaded and students are on their assigned bus, we will depart.

11:15 pm – Arrive at SGCHS, Help unload equipment.  After all equipment is put up properly, you will be

dismissed as a group. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Announcements 8/24/14

1)  Game this Friday is at Chester County.  Itinerary will be available Monday.  Dress is the same as the last game.  The Band did a great job this past Saturday, and I look forward to adding the second movement this Friday!

2)  Memorization test this Wednesday during class over Movement 2.

3)  Remember to bring a change of clothes and water to be prepared to outside every day when we can.

4)  Seniors - I will have the applications available this week for the Division II State competition scholarships.  They will be due by October 1st, so make sure you get going on that if you plan on applying.

5) Try to have trailer sponsors by this Tuesday.  Trophy and program sponsors will still be taken throughout all of September.

5)  Due to safety concerns, it is required that every student ride the bus to a performance and back to the school on the bus.  In the past, I have tried to work with exceptions (funerals, etc.) but it got out of hand this weekend with too many students not riding back on the bus with us, especially at the last minute.  It makes it too easy to leave a student behind, and too difficult for myself and the chaperones who are calling roll on the three buses to keep up with who is supposed to and not supposed to be on the bus.  I do not want to put us in a position where we accidentally leave a student behind. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Drumline tuneup day

Percussion:  We are pushing our schedule back 30 minutes in the morning.  Don't report until 7:50, and we will not leave until 8.  Dr. Hill had already told Julie Davila and the percussion students not to show up for another 45 minutes, so we could not take Liberty's place.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mid-Week Announcements

1) We need a driver for this Saturday's game to pull a trailer.  We will be loading the 4-wheelers that pull the Pit trailers.  We already have drivers to haul the big enclosed trailer, the box truck, and the Pit trailers.  We just need one more.  Just email me if you can do it.

2)  On Sponsors: I need the trailer sponsors by next Tuesday.  However, we can still accept program and trophy sponsors through the middle of September.  In fact, I can specifically take Trophy sponsors up until the October 18th event.  (First come, first serve on the trophy sponsors, though)

3)  A mistake on the calendar was pointed out to me this week.  I do not have rehearsals listed for September 2nd and 4th.  This is a mistake.  WE WILL have regular rehearsals on those dates.  

4)  T-shirts that were ordered are now available.  Make sure they are paid for before you pick them up.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Camden Itinerary


Itinerary

Away Football Game vs. Camden

Saturday, August 23, 2014

4:45 pm – Report to Band Room.  Load your instrument if needed.  Make sure you have your flip folder.  Wear your Band T-shirt, khakis, tennis shoes, and no hats.

5:05 pm – Load up on to your assigned bus.  Chaperones will call roll.

5:15 pm – Depart SGCHS.

6:30 pm – Arrive at Camden’s Stadium.  Chaperones and Percussion will get off the bus first to unload the trailer and box truck.  Get your instrument case, and line up.  We will march in with cases and unpack when we get to the stands.  You will be able to put your instrument in your case for safe keeping during the 3rd quarter.

7:30 pm - Game Begins.  Pay attention to the game, cheer for the team, act in a professional manner.  Be ready to play pep songs at any time. NO CELL PHONES!

10:15 pm - Approximate end of game.  Line up and march back to buses.  Put your instruments in an organized line by the correct trailer/truck so that they can be loaded easily by the loading crew. 

10:45 pm - After all equipment is loaded and students are on their assigned bus, we will depart.

12:05 am – Arrive at SGCHS, Help unload equipment.  After all equipment is put up properly, you will be

dismissed as a group. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Announcements 8/17/14

1)  Afterschool rehearsal rehearsal Tues and Thurs rain or shine.

2)  Football game on Saturday!  Nothing on Friday - enjoy your night off.  Itineraries for UTM Drumline Tuneup day and the Camden football game will be ready on Monday.

3)  Try to have the Sponsor forms turned in by the middle of next week.

4)  The Fall BBQ that was discussed at the last Booster meeting has been changed from September 13 to October 25.  We will start pre-selling tickets at the end of September.

5)  Continue turning in any fees (Band, shoe, T-shirt) that you owe.  Things need to be bought.  

6)  If anyone got a good recording of Friday's performance, we would love to watch it Monday during class. You can email it, send a DVD, or send a flash drive.