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UPDATE October 3, 2018 (original 9/14/18)

Updated Information - October 3, 2018
Drumline Rehearsal  WEDNESDAY 5:30 - 7
Hit Squad - Thursday gig: SOCCER GAMES - we will carpool from the school up to the fields.  Meet in the band room at 3:30 PM.  We will perform between the BOYS and GIRLS games (approx. 4:15 to 5 PM)
FRIDAY MARCHING BAND performance:)  - The Hellgate Football coaches have requested a volunteer band to be present at the cross town game this Friday.  We have 60 students that have commited to doing this performance.  Our plan is to DRESS WARM and meet out at the MCPS Stadium at 6:00 PM.  If you said YES to this gig - we are counting on you (and if you said NO, we still need you:)!  Thanks so much for volunteering to do this for our team.
Saturday, October 6 - UM Homecoming Parade
8:00 AM - Band Room opens
8:15 AM - Line up in squads/attendance
8:20 AM - Move to the Courtyard for pictures
8:35 AM - Begin loading busses
8:40 AM - Depart for Downtown
9:00 AM - Band COMMAND Performances
9:30 AM - Line-up for the Parade
10:00 AM - Parade BEGINS
11:30 AM - Return to Hellgate
ALL FOR NOW - SLATER _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
UPDATED INFO. - Sept 27, 2018
  • All-NW recordings happened this week.  THANK YOU for putting in the extra time and effort!

  • We started our Cookie Dough Fund-Raiser this morning.  Orders and $$ are due back Tuesday, October 2. ($$ are due with the order).  Delivery should be around the last week of October. (40% profit)  ONLINE CODE is: 2641181

  • We will be doing our Citrus Fund-Raiser the 3rd week of October with orders due on October 31.  Our 2nd trip payment will be due Wed. Nov. 7 (extension of one week so we can process orders and get accounts credited).

  • HIT SQUAD is performing their first gig TOMORROW, Sat. 9/29 at the UM Golf Course.  We will meet in the parking lot off of Higgins (at the end of Benton Ave.) at 8:30 AM.

  • Wind Ensemble will be performing the National Anthem for the Govenor this Wednesday, October 3.  We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM.  We need you at school by 7:30 AM.  You will be missing 1st - 3rd period.

  • UM Homecoming Parade performance is next Saturday, October 6.  More details soon:)  THANKS for a great week!!  

  • NOW would be a great time to check that uniforms are hanging up and you have all of your parts and pieces (shoulder covers and beret).

All for now!  SLATER
ORIGINAL POSTING from Sept. 14, 2018
Hold on to your sanity - this week is crazy busy!!  It is also going to be a ton of fun!  No stress, we'll get through this together!!  Here we go!
If you haven't already taken your uniform home, please do so as soon as you can.  We have had uniforms go missing in the last couple of years because they were hanging out in the hallway.  Thanks for taking care of our beautiful uniforms!
Homecoming week schedule:
Monday - OPEN HOUSE for parents and students 6:00 PM
Tuesday  -  Drum line 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - Pep Assembly 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM (ish)
Thursday - REST UP! (Hit Squad at lunch)
Friday - Assembly performance & Football Game/Halftime Performance 5:00 to 9:30 PM
Bon Fire - Wednesday 9/19/18 - Detailed Schedule
UNIFORM - OUTFIT/COLORS - from the day, come as you are:)
6:00 PM - PIZZA DINNER (totally voluntary - come get involved if you want to:)
The evening's events will take place at the River Bowl (PE classes know this place well:)
7:00 PM - REPORT for band warm-up and performance (at the river bowl field)
7:20 PM - Perform for the Bon Fire
8:00 PM - DONE!!

Assembly performance - Friday, 9/21

You will need to be excused from your second period class at 9:00 AM.  Grab your horn, lyre and flip folder - performance is in the upper gym.


Marching Band - Detailed Itinerary - Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

UNIFORM - FULL; please wear your NEW RED band shirt under your uniform:)

It would be a really good idea to bring a water bottle to refill at the stadium!
5:00 PM - Band Room opens
5:15 PM - Report to the band room in full uniform
5:30 PM - Final Uniform help and inspection
5:40 PM - Load buses in sections
6:00 PM - Arrive at MCPS stadium
6:15 PM - begin pregame performance
6:40 PM - Line up for pre-game on TRACK
6:50 PM - Perform the National Anthem
7:00 PM - Game begins - perform in the stands
8:20 PM - Half-time performance from the stands
8:40 PM - Pizza dinner/snack for band members in the stands
9:30 PM - Post-game; load buses in sections and return to Hellgate
HIT SQUAD - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
I will have details to you next week, but until then, just plan on arriving 8:45 AM at the University Golf Course.  Anyone up for bringing doughnuts?:)
All-State Rehearsal Reminder
All-State band members will be auditioning for seating and demonstrating their level of preparation for a panel member at the beginning of the All-State weekend.  Each All-State band member is responsible for the preparation of their individual parts.  To help band members in that process, we have 3 local All-State Band rehearsals.  Starting next Tuesday afternoon, All-State Band members are required to attend the All-State rehearsal taking place from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  These rehearsals will take place in the band rooms at each of the schools.  Here is a reminder of the rotation:
Tuesday, October 2, at Sentinel
Tuesday, October 9, at Hellgate
Tuesday, October 16, at Big Sky


ALL FOR NOW - appreciate you:) - SLATER