Good Morning Students and Families,
We are about to embark on our first contest of the season. We are really excited to perform 4.5 movements of our competition show Saturday night 8pm at the Pickerington Band Festival.
Pickerington Band Festival
Our home show is this Saturday at PHSN. Please invite your family and friends to attend and support the Marching Tigers. The booster clubs have been working very hard to organize a great show. If you get a chance, please say thank you to a Tiger or Panther Booster. This is a time consuming project for them, both clubs have done a great job collaborating. Not all booster clubs in town work as well together as our two band booster clubs.
Uniforms For Saturday and Sunday
Friday night is purple pants and black socks. We did a great job with uniform socks last Friday. Let's get it right this week too!
Saturday we will be wearing our competition white pants. This impacts a few details regarding uniform. Sock must be all white and students should wear neutral colored shorts under their uniform. Students need to continue to wear their show shirts for the season.
I noted last Friday that many students are not following the uniform pant cuffs when in uniform. Additionally students must not have hooped or colored ear rings of any kind when in uniform. Small ear rings are acceptable. Students must remove all bracelets and fingernail polish that is not neutral.
The most important bit of parent information on Saturday night is transportation for the Marching Tigers is "one-way". Parents must pick-up their student at Pickerington NORTH at the end of the contest. This serves multiple functions, it encourages parents to come and support their child/children and saves money in our transportation budget. The band room will be open after the show if students want to return instruments that night.
Ticket sales and booster help
Tickets for the event are $10 per person. However, the boosters are still in need of additional volunteers. If you consider that volunteers get free admission and parents need to pick-up their child after the contest, it only makes sense for you to volunteer TODAY! It will cost $0 to help the band, see the show and pick-up your child!
3:10 - Dress rehearsal on band practice field
4:15 - Dismiss. Change/load/eat 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.
6:50 - pregame
7:00 - Kick-off
Band Fest Timeline
2:30 - Dress rehearsal at PHSC
4:00 - Load/Change/Snack
5:10 - Depart for PHSN
5:30 - Arrive at PHSN
6:25 - Meet Host
6:30 - Warm-up
7:15 - Depart for Stadium
7:30 - PERFORM
8:00 - Awards (Seniors help present awards) & group performance of Amazing Grace
9:50 - Load percussion equipment, sound equipment, props.
****Students are dismissed to their parents after Band Fest. There is NO bussing back to PHSC!****
Friday night Volunteers and a request for Saturday
Mr Horton sent out an email requesting help on Saturday. If you are available to help please see his most recent email and sign-up to help. Below are Friday's volunteers. Thank you so much, all those who give their time to assist! It would not be possible without you.
Mr. Stowe is Director of Bands at Pickerington High School Central. He's in his 10th year of teaching in Pickerington and 18th 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.