Good Morning Marching Tiger Families,
We had a fantastic weekend last week. The weather was great, the bands were great and the booster clubs did an amazing job running our show. Both, visiting band directors and judges were very complimentary of how organized and professional our show was managed.
We need students to bring in their white pants no later than Wednesday so that we can get them organized for the Buckeye invitational later next month.
This Friday for the away game at Central Crossing we will be wearing our purple uniform.
Traveling to Central Crossing
We will attempt our first "Load and Go" of the season to Central Crossing. What this means is there will not be a dress rehearsal immediately after school. Students will simply report per the timeline, load equipment and busses then we are off! This is a common maneuver later in the season when we are traveling long distances for playoff games, but it does have inherent risks. Directors and chaperones are not responsible for forgotten uniform pieces and instruments. Students must be responsible and ensure their equipment is loaded and uniform is complete. If you see your child marching without an instrument or in partial uniform hopefully you can conclude on your own what has happened...
Friday @ Central Crossing Timeline
4:30 - Report and load Equipment
5:15 - Section leaders do uniform checks, and load busses
5:30 - Depart for CCHS
6:15 - Arrive at CCHS
7:00 - Kick off
9:30 - Depart for PHSC *Tentative
10:15 - Arrive at PHSC *Tentative
Ronald McDonald House Charity Fundraiser
The Marching Tigers have a long history of using their skill sets to help others. Every year we set aside 2 hours to busk for the Ronald McDonald House. (Busking: the activity of playing music in the streets or public place for voluntary donations.) Donations collected from the morning are then donated to the RMH next to Children's Hospital on Parsons Ave. This is not a fundraiser for the Marching Tigers.
This is one of my personal favorite days of the year. Teaching our children to use their time and talents to help others is one of the more important lessons we can share with them.
Logistics for Saturday Morning
- Students take their instruments home Friday after the football game
- Students report to their assigned McDonalds, ready to play at 9am
- Students wear PHSC spirit wear.
- We will perform for 2 hours
- Students will be picked up at 11am
- The band room will be open until 11:45 for students to return instruments if necessary
Parent Volunteers for Friday night
Vicki and Rick Evans - Bus 1
Kelly Brick - Bus 4
Leah Varone - Bus 3
Patricia Manley - Bus 3
Robin Saionzkowski - Bus 2
David Horton - Bus 2
Erin Gorgas - Bus 4
Thank you Chaperones!
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.