Good morning all,
There is much to go over this week. I will try my best to be concise.
We will be hosting Hilliard Bradley this Friday at home in a televised game on Spectrum. Be sure to take note of the start time change to 7:07 and set your DVR's.
On Friday our uniform is purple pants with black socks. (no ankle socks!)
Saturday our uniform is full white uniforms. For the students this means you will wear your white bibbers. White bibbers will be picked up Saturday morning after our dress rehearsal.
Word of warning: any colorful, bright shorts will show through the white pants. Be sure to avoid ultra bright shorts under your uniform. White socks must be worn on Saturday as well.
Continue to work hard to get your snap hems at the correct height. We had less gathering last Friday but still need to correct a few.
ISO: We have 1 pair of tuxedo pants that we need stitch hemmed. If you have this skillset and are willing to hem 1 pair of pants, please contact Mr Stowe, Vanessa Niekamp, Robin Saionskowski or Katie Kirtin.
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)*
6:55 - pregame
7:07 - Kick-off
*I want to continue to encourage SAFE car-pooling and/or parent drop off.
Canal Winchester Classic info
The CW Classic is located at Canal Winchester High School. The contest starts at 12pm. The Marching Tigers perform at 2:45 with awards to follow soon after. Tickets are $8 per person. Directions and additional information can be found at their contest website:
Students are encouraged to eat a substantial breakfast Saturday morning and pack a light sack lunch to eat before we get into our uniforms. Students are encouraged to travel with their water jugs all day on Saturday. We will have water with us as well but not enough to keep the entire band hydrated. Staying hydrated on Saturday will allow us to have a stress-free successful first contest.
9:00 Practice & Dress rehearsal
11:00 load, eat, change
11:45 buses arrive at PHSC
12:00 buses depart for CWHS
12:30 buses arrive at CWHS, unload
1:35 meet guides
1:40 warm up
2:05 send pit and stage props
2:25 band departs for field
2:45 Marching Tigers Perform
3:00 host band performs
4:30 Depart for PHSC
5:00 Arrive at PHSC
Pickerington Band Fest Update
The Booster Club has been sending out sign-ups for Band Fest volunteers. There is no experience necessary, we simply need people to make the show happen! The greatest gift you can give is your time. The Marching Tigers are in need of your time, please consider volunteering and being a part of what will most certainly be a fantastic evening of music.
Mr. Stowe is Director of Bands at Pickerington High School Central. He's in his 9th year of teaching in Pickerington and 17th 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.