We had a great first week! The band sounded great, our show is in an appropriate place for this point in the season and we are improving every practice! We had some very small, understandable breakdowns in logistics from this past home game. For the next home game we need a few boosters to help with rolling in the podiums for pregame then at halftime rolling podiums and sound equipment in. During a competition we are only allowed so much time on the field. We need to be able to move with speed and precision just like a nascar pit crew! If you are willing to help out with this at games and contests please contact the band boosters.
This week is a big one as it's our first away game and first contest at the Pickerington Band Fest! We are the last band to perform at 7:45. We need ALL our parents to attend and be extremely LOUD and PROUD of the Marching Tigers!
Details regarding the game at Groveport-Madison High School. There is a new facility on the GMHS campus. The field location stayed the same but the traffic flow has changed. spectator vehicles are to turn right when turning on campus instead of turning left towards the old parking lot.
The address for the High School is 4475 S. Hamilton Road Groveport, OH 43125.
Students will be wearing their purple pants uniform. This means BLACK Socks! No short socks.
4:00 Students report to the field
6:30 March to stadium
6:45 Load in Bleachers
TBD Depart home
Saturday will be a very busy day for many people. If you are volunteering thank you! We appreciate you! The band will have a longer than normal dress rehearsal on Saturday to prepare for our evening performance. Everyone needs to pack a calorie rich dinner to sustain themselves until after the contest. The Pick Band Fest is our home show. In an effort to save transportation money we transport the band 1-WAY. Please make plans to pick up your student at Pickerington North High School at the end of the event. The HS will be open for a short time while the trailer is unloaded. Kids have the option to drop horns then or wait until Monday.
Students will be wearing their contest WHITE pants which means kids need to wear WHITE full length socks. No short socks.
4:40. Dinner/snack break
5:40 Depart (one way trip for students)
8:30 Load trailer and box truck
If you have any questions please email me. Thank you and GO TIGERS!
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.