Parents and students,
Thank you for a fantastic competitive marching band season. It certainly was a memorable one! The students and parent volunteers work countless hours to make the production a success and this year was no different. We were complemented by the current President of OMEA after our performance Saturday, his words where - thank you for writing a competitive show that the audience enjoys. That meant a lot as we have worked really hard to increase audience engagement over the past few years playing music that our audience will recognize but at the same time stay modern with the current direction of the marching band activity.
This Friday we travel to Upper Arlington, parking can be a problem so I do advise giving yourself plenty of time to travel and find a place to park if you plan on attending the game. My hope is that with the completion of their new school they have added additional parking, but who knows...
This Friday our uniform will be casual! To avoid getting any uniforms dirty we will wear jeans, tennis shoes, sweatshirts and our PHSC MB insulated rain coats for warmth. Please plan accordingly and wear your LEAST holy (not in the religious sense, lol) jeans. Students must wear the smallest rain jacket that fits. We must save our Large/XL/XXL jackets for students that need to wear carriers.
During playoffs we do not have practice right after school unless stated otherwise, this Friday will be no different. The only potential problem is students assuming they can arrive at the latest possible moment to load and go. Please make sure that your student is following the timeline in order to avoid any equipment/loading mistakes.
4:30 - band room opens, Load EQ/Change
5:15 - load buses
5:20 - Depart for UAHS
6:20 - Arrive at UAHS
6:40 - March to the Stadium
7:00 - Kickoff
TBA - Arrive at PHSC
Travel with Band/ Field Help
Mark or Kelly Brick
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.