Good Morning Students and Families,
First and foremost I want to say thank you to all of the parents/boosters that attended the Canal Winchester Classic and helped cheer, roll, push, transport, chaperone this past Saturday. An audience cheering for the band truly helps the band in so many ways. It was an unbelievably hot weekend for a contest, thank you for all the support!
Students will need their purple uniform and black socks for Friday night. Saturday will be competition pants and white socks. Students need to remember to wear a white t-shirt under their jackets. NO TANK TOPS OR CUT-OFF T-shirts. (We are getting better with our uniform prep! Thank you!!)
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.
Pickerington Band Festival
Our home show is this Saturday at PHSN. Please invite your family and friends to attend and support the Marching Tigers. (Yes, I know the Buckeyes are playing, but our tickets are WAY cheaper than theirs.) 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 get along as well as our two band booster clubs do.
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.
Tickets for the event are $7 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!
2:00 - Dress rehearsal at PHSC
4:15 - Load/Change/Snack
5:15 - Depart for PHSN
5:45 - Arrive at PHSN
6:35 - Meet Host
6:40 - Warm-up
7:25 - Depart for Stadium
7:45 - PERFORM
8:15 - Awards (Seniors help present awards)
8:30 - Load percussion equipment, sound equipment, props.
****Students are dismissed to their parents after Band Fest. There is NO bussing back to PHSC!****
Parent Volunteers (Friday)
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.