“The Word” – 09.17.16

Home Football Game vs. Newark

Friday, September 16, 2016

Band members will be wearing full 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.

4:15PM           Report Time
Percussion – On the pad
                           Winds and Guard – On the practice field

5:00PM          Full Band Rehearsal (On the practice field)

5:30PM          Load Equipment

5:45PM          Change into Uniforms
                          Do not leave the school during this time!

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 (approximate time)

9:45PM          Game concludes (approximate time)

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

10:20PM        Unload equipment (approximate time)

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

36th Annual Band of Gold Invitational

Saturday, September 17, 2016

8:00AM        Band Room Opens

8:30AM        Warm Up and Full Band Rehearsal (on the practice field)

12:00PM      Move Equipment from the Field

                         Lunch on your own.

                         Band Room will be locked until 2:30pm.

2:45PM        Band Guides Meet in Front of Ewing for Meeting

3:00PM        Percussion Rehearsal

4:00PM        Those playing Star-Spangled Banner get on Uniforms (at Ewing gym)

4:20PM        Those playing Star-Spangled Banner meet by Maintenance Building

4:50PM        Star-Spangled Banner (select members)

5:00PM        Contest begins

5:30PM        Percussion Rehearsal concludes. Load equipment.

If you are not working or rehearsing, you are expected to be watching bands in the stands. Summer uniform shirts must be worn. Between 5:45-6:45pm, all band members may visit the concession stand to receive a complimentary sandwich and drink.


6:30PM        Seniors meet in Ewing gym to get on uniforms

6:30PM        Front Ensemble report to Fulton Field to unload equipment

6:45PM        Seniors meet on track for B/C Awards ceremony

7:00PM        B/C Awards

7:15PM        Rest of the band meets in Ewing gym to get on Uniforms

8:15PM        Meet in front of Ewing for Warm Up

8:30PM        Warm Up begins


9:45PM        Awards Ceremony (seniors report to track)

10:15PM      Load Equipment

10:25PM      Change Out of Uniforms (Ewing gym)

10:45PM      Help clean up at Fulton Field or help unload at the band room.

11:10PM       Band is dismissed once the band room is cleaned (approximate time)

Checklist for Friday and Saturday

_____ Black Band Socks
_____ Black Band Shoes
_____ Shorts and Dark Shirt (with sleeves) to wear underneath uniform
_____ Black Gloves
_____ Instrument


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

– 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

– Next week’s Football Game (Friday, September 23) is away at Hilliard Davidson.

– We have no competition on September 24. Enjoy your free weekend!

– We will be competing at two competitions on Saturday, October 1. We will perform in the middle of the day at Athens and in the evening at Pickerington North. We will stop back to Lancaster High School in the afternoon where a meal will be provided.

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