Monday, Oct. 23rd- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band.  Also on this day, as announced last week in class, we need to move Monday night’s rehearsal time back one hour, so 7:30-9:30PM.  The JV football game is starting later due to bussing shortfalls, so we can’t get the field until 7:30PM.

Wednesday- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band.

Friday- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band.

Saturday, UCM Festival of Champions, Warrensburg, MO itinerary:

Students, wear show shirt, but dress in layers as the temps will range from 45-55 degrees, plus 40% chance of rain.  Remember, no jeans underneath uniforms, and have LONG, BLACK socks.

FYI- the itinerary below is plan A, however, I want to have some conversations with some key individuals about loading the truck Friday after school when we know it won’t be raining, stay tuned!

8:00AM- band room opens, load trucks, uniform trailer. All percussion students and those wanting to earn lettering points.
9:30- full band at school, getting ready for visual rehearsal on field.
9:45- visual/marching rehearsal on field without instruments but wearing uniform hats.
10:30- load hats and depart SM North for Warrensburg
12:00PM- arrive at UCM parking lot (location TBD), unload truck, eat lunch in parking lot (provided by boosters), get into uniform.
2:00- musical and visual WARMUP
2:45- leave parking lot
3:00- stage for performance
3:15PM- performance
3:30- everyone stays in the stadium to watch the last 3 bands.
4:30- UCM Marching Mules performance & prelim awards ceremony

If we do NOT make finals, we head towards the busses, load truck and uniform trailer & eat dinner (provided by boosters), then head back to school.  Expected ETA to North would be around 7:15PM.

If we DO make finals, we will head back to busses, eat dinner (provided by boosters) warm up and perform, but not necessarily in that order, as it depends on when we play.  Finals performances run 6:00PM-8:15PM. Finals awards ceremony is at 8:45PM.  We will then load truck and uniform trailer and head back to North.  Depending on our performance time, we will arrive back to North somewhere between 11:00PM-12:30AM.

I am REALLY looking forward to this week of rehearsals…kids, we’re not winding down to the finish, we’re ramping up to the finish!  I’m proud of all of you, let’s give everything we have this final week!
Mr. Reed