Few Calendar Updates

Good evening!  

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful first full week of school and a restful weekend!  As we approach week 2, I wanted everyone to be aware of a few calendar updates and to remind you that volunteer opportunities will be posted soon.  

  • The first update is that this week’s Thursday practice will be from 6:00pm-9:00pm, which was the regular schedule for the students last year.  I discovered many reasons of why this time works best for Thursdays.  This will allow us a cooler climate, hopefully, a rehearsal in the stadium, and allows our students a chance to attend tutoring, club meetings, etc after school if needed.  All remaining Thursday rehearsals for the season will happen from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  This will be great as it will give us a “dress rehearsal” each week as we prepare for the Friday Night Lights! 
  • The second update is a result of a request by the student leadership and a consideration for their safety.  We have attempted to start rehearsal at 3:00 each day and the students have attempted valiantly, but I have discovered that with the location of the bus loop it is dangerous and almost impossible to reach the practice field in time to rehearse starting at 3:00pm.  The students have asked if we could start at 3:15pm and end at 6:15pm.  Tomorrow we will start at 3:15pm and end at 6:00pm, but all other 3:00-6:00 rehearsals have been changed to 3:15-6:15 rehearsals, including this Tuesday’s rehearsal.  Thank you so much for your understanding in this small time change.  I think that it will make a huge difference for our students.
  • The other changes are due to facility availability.  I have confirmed the dates with Chris Smith and have firm dates now.  I wanted to be sure that you were aware that some dates have changed.  The best way to stay updated is to check the calendar often.
    • Veteran’s Day Concert – November 10 at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center
    • Christmas Concert – December 9 at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center
    • Pre-Festival Concert – February 19 at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center
    • Spring Concert – April 2 at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center
    • Band Banquet – April 30 at 6:00PM — Planning on using the Cafeteria for a catered dinner and awards in the MAC.
  • Volunteers are needed on Friday to help load the trucks for the game on Saturday.  We will be loading at 4:30PM.  We thought this would be better than arriving extra early to a 6:00AM report time on Saturday morning.  Thank you in advance for your help this weekend!  
  • Volunteers are also needed to pull the flag at the game on Saturday.  If you are already planning on attending the game and do not mind helping out during half-time, please be on the lookout for the volunteer link soon.  We will be creating a “Sign Up Genius” for the volunteer opportunities throughout the season.  We need and appreciate your help.  
  • Just a quick reminder about the Show Shirts and Booster T-Shirts for sale.  You can scroll through the previous announcements to find the information about purchasing your band gear!  

Thank you so much for your support!  Have a great week! 

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