Good afternoon Marching Tiger Families,
We had a fantastic weekend at the Pickerington Band Festival. I want to say thank you to all those who attended and volunteered. It is no small feat to put on a marching band show and you all did a fantastic job! In addition to the hard work of the parents it should also be noted that the band received straight superior ratings (1's) from every judge. The students worked hard all last week to tie up the loose ends and put on a respectable performance. I look forward to finishing the show in the next week and a half so that we can move onto cleaning up things and making sure everyone is prepared for our next contest on Sept 30th.
We had some chomebook issues at the beginning of the school year regarding SmartMusic. We backed off on the due dates for music checks due to this. I believe we have all the accessibility issues worked out and can start the push to get everyone caught up on their music comprehension checks. Please be sure to check-in with your student to make sure they are submitting these recordings.
This Friday will be purple pants and black socks. We are really doing well with keeping uniforms up to the prescribed expectations. The only reminder I have is that students need to make sure they take all their uniform pieces with them after the dress rehearsal when it is a home game. Too many students are forgetting shoes, hats, etc in the band room and not realizing their error until they arrive at Ridgeview.
Ronald McDonald House Charity Event
Every year we try to do some type of community service project. Our favorite way to do this is to take a Saturday morning and busk outside of the two McDonald restaurants in Pickerington. This typically begins at 9am and ends around 11. All money that we collect is then donated to the RMHC which goes towards consumable goods for the Ronald McDonald House on Parsons Ave, next to children's hospital. The kids have fun and learn how to use their time and talents to help others in need.
Currently we do not have an official date for this event but it is looking like we are closing in on a late October Saturday. (Not Homecoming and not the Double header day). The date will be released as soon as the two stores have confirmed!
3:10 - Dress rehearsal on band practice field
4:15 - Dismiss. Change/load/eat 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.
6:50 - pregame
7:00 - Kick-off
WE ARE IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 29TH AWAY GAME TO CENTRAL CROSSING. PLEASE CONTACT NATALIE MATNEY TO VOLUNTEER. email@example.com
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.