We had a fantastic Saturday raising nearly $1,200 for the Ronald McDonald House. All the funds collected will be donated to the RMHC to purchase house supplies and consumable products for guests of the Ronald McDonald House. Watching our students learn to serve is always one of the more enjoyable days of the year.
This week is Homecoming with an added bonus of having 8th grade night during pregame. There will be no halftime performance of our competition show this week. I will watch the weather and announce if we will attempt a post game show after the conclusion of the game.
Let me cover the logistics for the game and uniforms then I will cover briefly the plan for the Buckeye Invitational.
We will wear our full purple uniform on Friday.
3:10 - Dress rehearsal on band practice field
4:10 - Dismiss. Take instruments with you!
5:30 - Report to Ridgeview parking lot. Students park in grass lot closest to C3 church. (on the ridge)*
5:45 - Warm-up
6:25 - Parade from Ridgeview parking lot. Students park in grass lot closest to C3 church. (on the ridge)*
6:50 - pregame
7:00 - Kick-off
*I want to continue to encourage SAFE car-pooling and/or parent drop off.
Buckeye Invitational 10/16
This is a great opportunity to compete, see other fantastic bands then conclude with a performance by the Ohio State Marching Band. Our performance time is 4:45. I will announce our report time the week of the Buckeye Invitational. Below is a link to the website for additional information regarding the stadium seating, band line-up and ticket sales.
Washington DC Trip
As many of you know today is the deadline for Freshmen or new students to make a deposit through the MyGateway portal. If you made a deposit 2 years ago, your next payment isn't due until November and should have received an email from Gateway. Please check your spam folders if you did not receive any communication from the travel company.
My hope is if you have forgotten to make your deposit we can still get those in ASAP. Making a deposit helps us plan for the size and of our tour, the number of charters and the number of tickets we purchase for concerts etc.
Parent Volunteers for Friday
Thank you Parents!
Mr. Stowe is Director of Bands at Pickerington High School Central. He's in his 8th year of teaching in Pickerington and 16th year of his career. Mr. Stowe holds two Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Performance from Capital University and a Masters of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.