I hope your students had a great time last Saturday! I was supremely exhausted by the end of the day but felt a huge sense of accomplishment when it was all over and the kids were home. Many of the students had the same sentiment. In the larger picture, Saturday was an unplanned test of resiliency and determination for members of the Marching Tigers to push through a long day. Coming off of 1.5 years of doing close to nothing, I'd say they handled the challenge quite well. We are all very pleased with their behavior and the results of our competitions.
The weather is going to present a problem for us this weekend. For uniforms, I have a Plan A and Plan B in place for Friday.
Friday Plan A - Normal Purple uniforms, possible addition of rain coats. (This is for light rain/ decent field conditions)
Friday Plan B - Jeans, layers of clothing to keep warm, tennis shoes, rain coats. (If field conditions won't allow us to march.)
I will make this determination Friday. Students should be prepared for both options.
Saturday - White Pants, socks and shoes. Do NOT wear hoodies under your uniform.
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)*
6:50 - pregame
7:00 - Kick-off
*I want to continue to encourage SAFE car-pooling and/or parent drop off.
9:30 - Students return raincoats to band room to be hung and dried.
State Marching Band Finals
The Marching Tigers will be performing at Hilliard Bradley High School on October 30th at 8:30pm. It is a great site for State Contest. I have included a link to the OMEA website with plenty of information regarding Tickets, Parking, Schedule, T-shirts, etc.
4:00 - Dress rehearsal
5:00 - Load Equipment/change/snack or sack dinner
5:40 - Depart for Hilliard Bradley High School
6:30 - Arrive at HBHS
7:20 - Meet Guides
7:30 - Warm-up
8:30 - Perform
8:45 - Awards
9:00 - Load
9:30 - Depart for PHSC
10:15 - Arrive at PHSC
As always, thank you for your time!!! Our chaperones for this weekend are the following:
Mark or Kelly Brick
Amy Menke - Nurse
Vicki Evans - Bus 1
Rick Evans - Nurse, Bus 1
Patty Richardson - Bus 2
Emily Haverfield - Bus 2
Natalie Matney - Bus 3
Kelly Brick - Bus 3
Erin Gorgas - Bus 4
Mark Brick - Bus 4
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.