First off, congratulations on a Superior performance at the Buckeye Invitational. The band performed well and were very well-behaved in the stands. Thank you for that. It makes our jobs much easier when the kids are being awesome.
We have a tremendously long yet rewarding weekend ahead of us. We will travel to Reynoldsburg for the last regular season game then head to two different marching band contests on Saturday for a "Double-Header" day.
It is very important that students are take extra caution to keep their uniforms nice and clean over the next 3 performances. We do not want any accidents. As the weather turns hot chocolate might seem like a good idea during our 3rd quarter breaks but it truly isn't worth the risk!
Friday is our full Purple Uniforms and Saturday is all white! Be sure to bring your garment bag for protecting your uniform on the bus from any dirt and grime when not in uniform Saturday.
3:10 - Dress rehearsal with seniors.
4:10 - Load/Change/Eat
5:45 - Depart for Reynoldsburg
6:15 - Arrive
7:00 - Kick off
10:00 - Return to PHSC (No unloading, go sleep!)
Saturday Shows info / Ticket Information for Parents and spectators / General Comments
For students this will obviously be a long day. Encourage them to bring weather-appropriate clothing when not in uniform and cash for concessions. The Boosters will provide a tailgate style meal after the first show at Blendon Woods, Blendon Woods Metro Park. 4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus OH.
Field Commanders will be left at Newark to collect any awards and judges sheets. We will get them back to the cookout at the conclusion of the Newark awards.
Newark's contest info can be found at www.newarkbands.org/invitational.html
- Tickets are $8. $5 and under are free
- Please note that Newark's contest is not at Newark High School but parking is. A free shuttle will take you from the parking area to the stadium.
Thomas Worthington has not posted much info for the public.
- Their show is at TWHS.
- I would anticipate a similar ticket price.
10:15 - Arrive and Load Equipment
11:00 - Buses Depart
12:00 - Arrive at Newark Stadium (White Field is not located at the High School)
1:00 - Warm-up
1:45 - Perform at Newark
2:00 - Load all EQ and buses. Depart for Blendon Woods
3:00 - Arrive at Blendon Woods
6:30 - Depart for TWHS
7:00 - Arrive at TWHS
8:00 - Warmup
9:15 - Perform at Thomas Worthington
9:30 - Report to Trailer and start the load.
10:00 - Awards
10:15 - Load and depart for PHSC
11:45 - Arrive at PHSC
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.