“The Word” – 09.10.16

Open Rehearsal & Community Performance at Fulton Field

Thursday, September 8, 2016

There will be no 3-5pm rehearsal today. Band members will be wearing summer uniforms tonight.

5:00PM             Band Room is open

5:15PM             Percussion meet in parking lot behind Ewing to unload

5:30PM             Warm Up and Sectional Time

6:00PM             Rehearsal at Fulton Field

7:00PM             Water break and get hats/plumes


8:40PM             Get hats/plumes put away

8:50PM             Band is dismissed. Band room will be open to take back equipment.


Home Football Game vs. Cathedral High School (Hamilton, Ontario)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Band members will be wearing summer uniforms tonight.

Be sure to get something to eat after school. Band members will be provided a complimentary hot dog and drink during third quarter break, but this should not be considered dinner.

4:00PM             Report Time
Percussion – On the pad
                              Winds and Guard – On the practice field

4:30PM             Full Band Rehearsal (On the practice field)

5:30PM             Load Equipment and Change into Uniforms

6:15PM             Meet in Auditorium for Announcements

6:25PM             Report to Parade Block for Uniform Inspections

6:40PM             March to Fulton Field

7:15PM             Pre-Game Show

7:30PM             Kick-Off

8:30PM             Halftime Performance – Entire Contest Show (approximate time)

9:45PM             Game concludes (approximate time)

10:00PM           March back to Band Room and unload equipment (approximate time)

10:35PM           Band is dismissed once the band room is clean (approximate time)


Checklist for Thursday and Friday

_____ White Band Socks

­­­_____ White Tennis Shoes

_____ Band Shorts

_____ Black or Brown belt

_____ Band Polo Shirt (tucked in)

_____ Instrument and Accessories


OMEA Adjudicated Event at Licking Heights

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Band members will be wearing full uniforms tonight.

8:30AM             Band Room Opens for Extra Practice and Cleaning Instruments

11:30AM           Percussion Warm Up

1:00PM             Winds/Guard Warm Up

1:30PM             Full Band Rehearsal (on the practice field)

3:00PM             Load Equipment

3:15PM             Change into Uniforms and Eat Dinner (on your own)

4:15PM             Depart for Licking Heights HS

5:15PM             Arrive at Licking Heights HS

6:30PM             Warm Up


8:30PM             Awards

9:15PM             Depart Licking Heights HS

10:00PM           Arrive at Lancaster HS

10:30PM           Band is dismissed once the band room is cleaned (approximate time)


Checklist for Saturday

_____ Black Band Socks
_____ Black Band Shoes
_____ Instrument
_____ Black Gloves



– If you would like to ride home with a parent after the game, please be sure to follow the guidelines outlined in the handbook.

“Parents must submit a written request at least 24 hours prior to departure. Notification on the day of the trip cannot be accepted. The student and parent must check out before leaving. There will be an assigned chaperone or staff member near the buses for this purpose.”

– Make sure you have clean white tennis shoes and white band socks (Must be correct length). No jewelry or nail polish is to be worn with any uniform, including earrings and other piercings. Long hair should be put up in a bun.

– Instruments need to be cleaned, polished, and sticks taped prior to report time.

– Reminder about itineraries: “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.”


Attention Parents!

– We encourage our parents and band supporters to cheer loudly and enjoy the band from the stands. Due to safety, limited space, and athletic department rules, adults in the end zone must have a chaperone or equipment badge.

– After our performance on Thursday, we invite anyone who would like to help this season with sideline equipment to meet on the track for a short training.

IMPORTANT – Please do not park on either side of the fire lane at any time. This is the drive that loops around directly to the band room and to the front of the GAC entrance. Parents are asked to find a designated parking spot to drop off or pick up your son/daughter.

– We need as many volunteers as possible at the Band of Gold Invitational next Saturday, September 17. Please contact Lori Peters at lori.peters1988@gmail.com if you can help in any way.


Upcoming Events

– Next week’s Football Game (Friday, September 16) is home versus Newark.

– The Band of Gold Invitational will be held on next Saturday, September 17. Please reserve ALL DAY. More information will be announced soon.

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