I Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. Since my last FYI much has happened. The marching band has been auditioned and divided into 3 balanced ability based bands for concert season. Because of a lack of rehearsal space the band has been split into 2 bands for the Winter Concert. Schedules will change and the bands will split into 3 bands after winter break.
The most exciting news I have to share with everyone is the band has been invited to perform in the 2016 Citrus Bowl Parade. Mrs. England and I have been working with travel agents, hotels, and bus companies since confirming the invitation from the Citrus Bowl committee. We will have enough information to schedule a parent meeting soon and start a scheduled payment plan to decrease any last minute burden on family finances.
Below are some important dates and information regarding December and beyond.
In preparation for our winter concert I have a few after school rehearsals scheduled so we can get the full bands together. Below are the dates and times. Your student will be able to decode the rehearsal info for you!
12/9 - 2:00 - 3:00 Concert Band & Symphonic Band rehearsal in band room
3:30 - 4:30 Wind Ensemble in band room
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 12, 2015
8:30 am -11:30 am
Seatings at 8:30 AM & 10:00 AM
Pickerington High School Central Commons
300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington OH 43147
Admission $5 per person (children 1 and under are free)
We will accept cash,check or credit card only at the door.
Please make checks payable to PCMB.
Includes Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Arts and Crafts and live entertainment with our
PHSC Jazz Band, Chorale and Orchestra performing groups at both seatings
Please bring cleaning supplies and non-perishable food for Ronald McDonald House.
Monetary Donations will also be accepted for Ronald McDonald House.
Photos with Santa will be available for sale.
Breakfast With Santa reservations have ended. Santa is looking forwarding to see all the good boys and girls this year!
3:30 - Dress Rehearsal
4:15 - Load Equipment
4:30 - Dinner in Commons
Prinicipal Tennenbaum has provided pizza's for the band.
5:15 - Change into Uniform
5:30 - Depart PHSC
6:45 - Arrive @ HBHS
7:15 - warm-up
8:15 - Perform at SMBF
The final schedule, OMEA DVD order sheet and driving directions have been attached.
We have a few changes to our calendar for State Marching Band Finals Week. The week is very packed with Senior show activities, a Thursday Night Game and most importantly State Marching Band Finals. I have detailed the week's schedule below and will "bold" any changes made to the calendar.
10/23 - Away Game at Groveport Madison High School. Report time is 4:00
10/26 - Practice 5-7 pm
10/28 - Practice 4-6 pm
10/29 - Home Game vs. Gahanna Report is 4:00
10/30 - Practice 2:30 - 4:00
10/31 - State Marching Band Finals at Hilliard Bradley High School.
Many of you can see the SMBF site schedule on the OMEA site. Please know the schedule is not finalized until Sunday. I'm avoiding putting out details about our performance time to avoid potential confusion. The timeline for the day will be very similar to our typical contest Saturday. Plan on an afternoon report time and depart early evening. I will post an official timeline for SMBF's on Monday morning.
Tickets for the concert are free, but tickets are required.
Just send Mr. Stowe an email with the number of tickets you would like and he will get them to you.
Mr. Stowe's email address is Nathan_Stowe@plsd.us
Thanks and Go Tigers!