Always a Class Act

Congratulations on the best performance of the year thus far! I am so proud of the excitement and energy that our students displayed during their performance! I love marching band because of the amount of personal growth that I observe from each of our students!  They begin to develop more independence, a sense of responsibility for themselves and each other, compassion for one another, and a chance to experience different perspectives that will help them make better decisions as a leader later in life.  Remembering that we are dealing with a highly subjective competitive event creates frustration sometimes, but it also allows for us to learn how to deal with life when outcomes aren’t as expected.

I wish that the awards ceremony had been more thorough and provided a better experience for all the students involved, but I am extremely proud of the integrity and maturity of our students’ composure during the ceremony.  The recap was emailed to me after the ceremony and this is what I was able to decipher from the results.  There is a lot here that we should celebrate: Our band scored Superiors in all captions (Music, Visual, General Effect, Colorguard, Percussion, and Drum Major).  We finished 1st Place Drum Major, 2nd Place Percussion, and 3rd place Band and Color guard in Class AAAAA. We also finished 1st in Drum Major, 2nd in Percussion, 4th place Music and Color guard, and 5th place in Visual in the Overall Competition.

The other part of our activity that I love is because it is subjective, we will never be done.  There is always work to do, drill to clean, music to perform with deeper understand.  I am excited to continue this journey with you all as we prepare for our competition this weekend!

This week is a little strange because our football game is on Thursday evening at Troup Co. HS.  Monday and Tuesday practices will be as normal 3:15pm-6:15pm.  As always: it is imperative that all students are present for rehearsals.

Thursday Itinerary for the Game 

  • 3:00pm Load (Papa Johns)
  • 4:30pm In Uniform
  • 4:45pm Depart CHS
  • 6:00pm Arrive at TCHS
  • 7:00pm Kick-Off
  • Approx. 9:15pm Depart for CHS
  • Approx 10:15pm* Arrive back at CHS
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter or text messages for updates)

Friday- Full Band Rehearsal 3:15pm-6:15pm

  • ALL IN 1 Turn in Night 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday – Competition at Fayetteville County HS

  • 9:00am Report
  • 11:00am Load/Lunch (Subway)
  • 12:15pm in Uniform
  • 12:30pm Depart
  • 1:45pm Arrive
  • 3:15pm Official Warm-up Starts
  • 4:00pm Perform
  • Bring Money for the Dinner Break
  • 7:30pm Finals Competition begins (top 8 bands from Prelims perform in an order determined by drawing straws).
  • 9:45pm Awards Ceremony
  • Approx 11:30pm* Arrive back at CHS
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter or text messages for updates)

Volunteer

To volunteer your time and talents at this week’s game, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

To volunteer your time and talents at this week’s competition, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

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