Blue Sheet Vol 8., No. 8
Parents & Students,
Welcome to the Blue Sheet – your weekly update on all things marching band. It is evident that my formatting of this document is not translating well into CHARMS – so I am attaching it as a PDF so you can see how I format it each week and maybe prefer to see it this way.
Monday, October 14th
NO PRACTICE – NO SCHOOL Tuesday, October 15th
PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Thursday, October 17th
4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium) Friday, October 18th
Football @ Johns Creek (no performance due to homecoming) Saturday, October 19th
Contest @ Gordon Central HS – PERFORMANCE @ 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21st
Stadium/Parking Lot Rehearsal (no guard) Tuesday, October 22nd
PAWS-6 ALL MEMBERS (Stadium) Wednesday, October 23rd
4-6:30 Guard Sectionals Thursday, October 24th
4-6 ALL MEMBERS (Parking Lot/Stadium) Friday, October 25th
Football @ Pope Saturday, October 26th
Contest @ GSU (see Looking Ahead)
FRIDAY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
3:30 – Show Shirts/Shorts and meet section leaders
4:00 – Report to stadium and continue to work with section leaders/warmup
* bring large cases and battery stands to stadium
4:15 – Set for Chart 1 and Review show in Chunks
4:45 – RUNTHROUGH
5:00 – Load Truck at Stadium
5:15 – Dinner
5:50 – Change to Half-Uniform
6:05 – Load buses and depart to Johns Creek
6:45 – Arrive and Enter Stadium
** No performance tonight – stands band
11:00 – Approximate Return to Cambridge – look for texts from students
SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19TH) SCHEDULE
- Guard wear neon yellow for practice – Winds and Percussion in White (Under-uniform)
8:30 – Rehearsal in Stadium (DO NOT BE LATE – HELP EACH OTHER)
10:30 - truck loading at stadium
11:30 - lunch (full meal)
12:30 – depart for Gordon Central HS
2:00 – Unload/Stretch
3:00 - Warmup
4:00 – PERFORM!
Students will need to bring money for concessions dinner after performance.
8:30 – Awards
10:30 – Approximate Return to Cambridge
Please check the band calendar as some rehearsal commitments have been changed for the end of the year schedule. Stay on top of band events by following that google calendar and get notified of changes and updates.
Georgia State Contest – October 26th
8:15 AM – Meet section leaders/change to half-uniform
8:45 AM – Load buses to travel to GSU (truck will remain loaded from the night before)
9:45 AM – Arrive GSU/Breakfast provided to students/unload/stretch
11:20 AM – Scheduled Warmup Time
12:30 PM – PERFORMANCE
12:45 PM – Load truck/change to half-uniform/snack/return to stadium
2:15 PM – GSU PERFORMANCE
2:45 PM – Awards
4:30pm - Student Social!
5:00pm - Panther Walk (GSU Band plays for football team entry)
5:30pm - Stadium Gates Open
6:40pm - Panther Band Pre-Game Performance!
7:00pm - Football Game kick-off
*Students should bring money for concessions!
8:30pm - approx. halftime performance
9:15pm - approx. departure
10:00pm - approx. return to Cambridge, unload trailer, dismissal
SENIOR NIGHT – NOVEMBER 8TH
We celebrate our seniors at the final home football game vs. Alpharetta on November 8th. Seniors will receive a form to complete to announce them and their parent escorts at pregame of that game. The rest of the band will assemble in the stands for this ceremony and play the alma mater and fight song for our graduating seniors. Senior parents will receive a digital copy of this form in the next week as well. Hard to believe we are talking senior night already – make the most of the end of this season of Lunacy!
Please continue to communicate absences and reasons – unexcused absences can result in missing a performance and/or loss of PE Credit and a Varsity Letter in Marching Band. We only have 5 rehearsals left before our final contest at GSU on October 26th!!
Ryan Borger & Katie Groves