Marching Tiger Families,
I'd like to start this short FYI with simply saying thank you for helping make this unique season happen for the students. Every performance is truly a gift and potentially our last. Thank you, so much.
Student Safety in the Parking lot of Friday nights
Friday night was our first evening performance where students needed to transport equipment back to the High School and unload. It is important that ALL parent and student vehicles wait for their child or be parked in the larger parking lot and not down the drive that leads to the band room doors. Due to the lack of a sidewalk there is a higher risk of a student not being seen and potentially hit on a Friday night with the large amounts of parents attempting to get in and out of the school quickly. Additionally, the congestion makes it very difficult for the equipment truck to be positioned correctly for a quick, efficient unload. Which ultimately results in a longer wait by parents and family picking up students.
Rehearsal time change
The sun is setting much faster and despite us having really productive rehearsals we can benefit from getting the last 30 mins of rehearsals in during this still early stage of the season. We will be pushing practice forward for the last time this Wednesday to 5pm-8pm. We will continue to rehearse from 5pm-8pm for the rest of the season regardless of the sunset. Once we have the entire drill to the show learned I plan to reduce the number of rehearsals from 3 per week to 2! So Keep the kids coming to rehearsal on time so that we can drop that 3rd full band rehearsal!!!
After the show ALL students will need to return their uniforms to PHSC to be sent out for dry-cleaning. Uniform volunteers will have racks available OUTSIDE the building for uniform drop off. Uniforms must be hung correctly upon delivery and hat boxes will stay with the students for the next show. Please deliver uniforms promptly after the band show performance.
Tickets for Saturday
Please use the following link to access your 2 tickets for this show. Many of you will have questions regarding the latest ticket change. Again, this is out of our control. Dr. Parulekar has graciously volunteered to field any questions you may have. Please see his letter attached to this FYI.
Timeline for Saturday's Show at Panther Stadium
5:00 pm Evening practice, per the calendar
8:00 pm Take home instruments if you are in Cohort-A!!!
3:00 pm Students who store instruments in the band room report to load the band trailer.
(not in uniform)
5:00 pm Band trailer arrives at North High School for unload.
5:45 pm Warm-up on NORTH PRIDE practice field. (Bring Water and a Mask)
7:00 pm Preview Show
8:00 pm Load
TBD. Return to PHSC/Uniform return/unload
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.