Thank you for a great week last week and being extremely flexible yesterday.
Today's FYI will cover
- practice schedule
- uniform protocol change
- Friday timeline
- Parent volunteers.
Because of the importance of this week and lost practice time due to the parade we are shifting our practice days back. This week we have practice on Tuesday and Thursday at our normal times. This is not a last minute change. These dates have been on the schedule since July.
After this week, practices will move up on Monday nights by 30 minutes. We will start at 5:30 and end at 8:30. There will be one additional time change later in the season. It is reflected on the google calendar for the band.
Uniform Protocol Change
Students will no longer keep full uniforms at home. We struggled last season to keep uniforms organized and clean. We even had to get the district involved in collecting a few items last year. This year all students will pick-up their uniform after the dress rehearsal and return it at the end of the game.
Please make sure your student is passing uniform inspections by:
- wearing clean white marching shoes
- clean, long black socks
- show shirt under the uniform
- hair up and in the hat (when the hat is on)
- neutral nail colors, ear rings/piercings and headbands.
- clean white gloves (when required)
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)*
5:40 - Warm-up
6:20 - Parade from Ridgeview parking lot.
6:45 - pregame, Combined with North
7:00 - Kick-off
Pay to Participate Fee
As a reminder, this is a SCHOOL FEE from the district and not a booster fee. The district's policy on unpaid district fees can result in your child not participating in marching band.
I fully anticipate the district to enforce this policy this week. Please make sure you are current on all school fees. Especially the band PTP.
If you are experiencing financial hardship you may apply for payment plan options with the Athletic Office. Feel free to email me with any questions regarding this matter.
Parent Volunteers for Friday
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.