12 November 2018

Marching Band Announcements

  1. Thank you to our hearty students and parent volunteers for a chilly but exciting game last Friday! Our marching season continues as we roll into the STATE SEMIFINALS!!  We are up next at Grand Ledge High School at 1:00pm Saturday playing Midland HS.

    1. Call time will be 9:30am Saturday morning

    2. BRING A SACK LUNCH to eat on the way!!

    3. Warm wear is strongly encouraged!   Clothing worn underneath the uniform should not be visible (either bunching up or sticking out).

    4. Students may bring a warm hat and gloves to wear in the stands, as long as they can play their instruments well.

    5. Guard may bring warm coats to wear over their uniform.  Winds and Percussion may not bring additional jackets in.  We will be passing out our heavy band raincoats as an additional layer for the students as well.

    6. We will return to the high school at 5:30pm on Saturday evening.  Students will be given snacks and water on the ride home.

  1. If we win on Saturday, we will be headed to the MHSAA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPTIONSHIPS at Ford Field on Friday 23 November.  More detailed information will be coming out regarding that, but I can tell you that the approximate time commitment is from 7:30am to 8:00pm that day.

  1. We are also very excited to begin concert season today!  Symphonic Band should report to the band room and Wind Ensemble should report to the orchestra room for 5th period.

  1. Student Leadership is hosting a canned food drive until Nov. 16.  There is a competition among 5th hour classes to win a pizza party, so let’s bring in tons of food and win ourselves a late lunch!  Items will be donated to Kids Food Basket. Any non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products or cash would be much appreciated.

  1. The second Monday of every month (including tonight, 12 November, but excluding December), the Mona Shores Band Parent Association meets at 6:30pm in either the band or guitar room.  These meetings are open to all band parents, and you are welcome to attend.

  1. Solo and Ensemble is coming up in February, and sign ups will be taking place in early November.  If you are studying privately, you should definitely talk with your private teacher about taking a solo.  This is also an excellent time to start talking with friends about putting together some ensembles.