Happy Tuesday to everyone,
We had a great game last Friday as well as a good pregame and halftime performance.
We are continuing to improve as the season progresses but I must remind everyone that attendance at practice is mandatory. Monday night I experienced the highest absence percentage of my career in the brass section. Of those absent I received notification for 2 students. As a reminder please fill out a planned absence form if you know you have an unavoidable conflict. If you have a last minute absence a short email will suffice just fine.
Today I will cover the following info:
Uniforms for Friday
Labor Day Parade info and Concert at Victory Park
Friday Night Timeline
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
* In order for for the parking to work I want to encourage SAFE car-pooling and/or parent drop off.
Uniforms for Friday and Monday
It is a bit too soon given the weather patterns surrounding Hurricane Ida to know what direction to go for Friday. I will announce as soon as possible once I get a clear picture of the Friday night forecast. Keep in mind student safety drives uniform decisions. Not necessarily "Tradition". I will be sure to announce ASAP.
Monday will be summer uniforms, white shoes and white ankle socks.
Labor Day Parade
The Labor Day parade is a Pickerington Tradition. It begins with a parade and ends with a brief concert in Victory Park. Report time is 8am, Step-off for the parade is 10am. The concert start time changes from year to year. It simply begins when the parade has concluded and the bands are completely set-up. The best viewing of the concert is from a lawn chair on the Victory park tennis courts. Students will be dismissed at the conclusion of the concert which has ranged anywhere between 12;30-1:30 in years past. Please come support both awesome bands in Pickerington.
I failed to publish the parent volunteers for Friday! Thank you parent boosters for your time!
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.