Marching Tiger Families and Students,
I want to start by saying thank you to all the parents and students that volunteered their time at band fest this past weekend. A famous band director from Pickerington used to always say, "The greatest gift anyone can give is your time." I thank you for that gift and I encourage everyone to volunteer in the future. It is a great feeling when you know you've contributed in some way to the bands success.
Tiger football is home this weekend vs. Hilliard Davidson. Our schedule for Friday is similar to last week. Uniform is our football purple and black socks. No ankle socks.
NO Post game show Friday. At the end of the game please walk in large groups or carpool back to the High School safely. Parents continue to do a good job of parking out in the actual parking lot when waiting for your students. Please leave the cove/drive way clear for equipment vehicles.
4:30 Students report to the field
6:15 Parade Block in LT lot
6:20 Parade to Tiger Stadium
6:35 Enter Tiger Stadium
Saturday the Marching Tigers will perform in Ohio Stadium for the Buckeye Invitational. We perform at 7:15pm. The first band in the contest takes the field at 10:00am. It's quite the contest! Students will eat on their own after we perform. The stadium prices are set very high. Please plan accordingly. I encourage everyone to check out the Invitational website for Parking/T-shirt/Pre-sale Tickets/ General information. All the information regarding a fun successful day can be found at the website.
Uniform is white pants and white socks. Please be sure that everyone has on white shorts under their uniform pants. Last weekend we had a few students not heed the warning regarding seeing bright colors through pants. Hair dye has become an issue this season. We now own a pink jacket and a green/blue jacket due to hair dye. Please remove all hair coloring moving forward as it is damaging our new uniforms. Small discreet studs must be used in replacement of large, flashy or colorful earrings. Be sure students are using their duffle bags for the intended purpose. In addition to various other items the duffle bags are for hat boxes and marching shoes. (Not the band room floor)
1:30 - Dress Rehearsal
3:15 - Load
4:30 - Depart
5:15 - Arrive @ OSU
6:15 - warm up
7:15 - Perform
7:45 - Load equipment/Eat on your own
9:00 - OSU performs
9:30 - Awards
10:00 - Load
10:15 - Depart
11:30 - Arrive @ PHSC
I will post the list of chaperones very soon. I'm still waiting on availability emails from Level 2 volunteers.
It's going to be a great weekend for the Marching Tigers!
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.