Good Afternoon Marching Tigers,
We had a great game this past Friday and had awesome weather for the Labor Day parade. Doesn't get much better than that!
This week we have our first away game so our Friday timeline will look different. In addition to having a different looking timeline we are doing a combined pregame with the North Pride, so we must arrive even earlier than a typical away game.
Quick reminder, uniforms are now at home in your possession. They still need to be dry-cleaned roughly every other use. We have a deal with Tide Cleaners in town to have our uniforms cleaned for $6. This covers the entire uniform. If you only need to get a single piece dry-cleaned the price will be $3 per piece. Please take advantage of this deal through Tide. A good smelling student is a happy student!
We will wear our full uniform with purple pants on Friday. Many students on Friday were still not able to get their snap hems at the correct length. Parents can you please help address this by having your child put their bibbers on and adjusting the hem so that there is no gathering of fabric at the ankle. This will be of great help for us and keep us looking sharp!
A few corrections about uniform protocol. Students should wear a white t-shirt or section shirt under their fall uniform. At no point should student have their jackets off during the game. The only exception would be the battery when they are taking off their harness's. (But the battery should be putting their jackets back on immediately.)
3:10 - Dress Rehearsal on band field.
4:10 - Eat a quick snack, change into uniforms, load equipment.
5:15 - Load school busses
5:30 - Depart for North High School
5:50 - Arrive at North High School (parent volunteers meet us at Lakeview at this time)
6:30 - Parade into the stadium
6:45 - Combined Pregame w/North Pride
7:00 - Kick-off
TBA - Bus Departure
When on the busses we are guests of Petermann Transportation. Their rules are to be followed at all times.
My rules to for bussing are:
1. No food or drink other than water.
2. Headphones are to be used at all time for music/cellphones.
3. Be quiet, calm and courteous at all times.
4. Bus hopping is not allowed.
5. Chaperones are to be respected and listened to at all times.
5 1/2. Mr Hakes would like to add "NO SCREAMING"
Saturday Morning Practice
We are practicing Saturday morning. It is MANDATORY and vital for being prepared for our first competition on September 18th. I am aware of the conflict with the ACT, those students are obviously excused. All other students are expected to be in attendance and ready to solidify our show for our first competition.
Due to the shortness of our trip to North we will only need help taking attendance getting on the busses. No need to ride with us. As always, thank you!
Vicki and Rick Evans
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.