Parents, please click on the signup genius link if you can help with this Friday’s (Sept. 30th) home football game.  Thanks in advance for your help:
Sept. 26th Monday- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity students.  Don’t forget that all brass/woodwinds should allow extra time to get all of the fronts and panels out to the field BEFORE our 6:45AM rehearsal.  We will also have our 6:30-8:30PM rehearsal for varsity.  This is HUGE rehearsal as we’ll have all props and sound system out.
Tuesday- regular school.
Wednesday- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity students.
Thursday- regular school
Friday- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity students.  Home football game/feeder night:
4:30PM- band room opens
4:45- section leaders/seniors should report, as Hocker Grove students begin showing up at 5:00PM.
5:00- section leaders/seniors meet Hocker Grove students in parking lot, eat dinner with them.  We will also begin handing out uniforms in the band room.
6:10- ALL varsity students report to upper field, in full uniform and instrument for attendance.  All JV students are invited and encouraged to attend and play in the stands, as this is 1 of the 4 nights to fulfill playing at two games.  JV students, if you haven’t gone to a game yet, we just have this Friday and one more in October.
6:45- pregame begins.  After tunnel, we’ll go to the  stands.  JV and Hocker Grover students help make the tunnel on the field.
7:00- game begins.  We’ll perform at halftime.
PARENTS…AFTER HALFTIME, we will have our SMN Marching Invitational meeting in the band room, starting after the halftime show is over.  We strongly encourager ALL SMN band parents to attend this meeting.  We will conclude before the 4th quarter begins so you can watch your child play in the stands.  The Oct. 15th Invitational (thus the parent meeting at halftime) is an “all hands on deck” situation.  We’re hosting over 1,300 visiting marchers from 10 different schools…we really need everyone to pitch in for at least a little bit that day.
The following Monday, Oct. 3rd– 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band students.
Also, on Oct. 3rd for varsity band, the SMSD Marching Festival!  Parents, this is in the SM South stadium, and free to the public.  Varsity students, this is a graded event, and all students must ride the bus to and from SM South.
2:40PM- percussion students and anyone who wants to help (lettering points awarded), begin loading truck by band room.  Once loaded, break for dinner.
5:00- band room opens, get in full uniform.
5:30- load bus and leave for SM South stadium.
6:00- arrive at South, get props ready and warm up.
7:00- Festival begins.  I don’t know the order of schools, but I’m guessing we’ll play 2nd or 3rd.  All five SMSD marching bands will perform.
8:30ish- festival concludes.  Load truck, back to SM North.
9:00ish- unload truck, return uniforms and dismiss.
It’s getting real, we only have 4 more weeks of marching band, and it’s all in the books!  Ms. Fillingham and I are so excited about this show, continue to make good decisions, get plenty of rest and make sure you’re at all events.
Mr. Reed
Ms. Fillingham