Thank you for an awesome weekend. We had a great night for a band contest as well as even planning and leadership from the booster programs. This makes qualifying for state marching band finals even sweeter!
In addition to this week being homecoming week it is also 8th grade night on Friday. We will be hosting the Ridgeview 8th grade band and invite them to perform with the Marching Tigers during pregame and the first half of the game.
We will be wearing our purple uniform this Friday. Please make sure your students are wearing the correct uniform socks. Student hair is becoming increasingly a struggle. Students with long hair need to make a bun or ponytail that sits on top of their heads and doesn't push the uniform hats back on their head. This creates a "flat plume". Flat plumes are not uniform.
3:10 - Dress rehearsal on band practice field
3:40 - Dismiss. Take uniform and instruments with you!
4:30 - PERCUSSION ONLY, report to RJHS band room to rehearse with 8th grade percussion
5:30 - Full Band Report to Ridgeview parking lot
5:45 - Warm-up
6:25 - Parade from Ridgeview parking lot.
6:50 - pregame
7:00 - Kick-off
*I want to continue to encourage SAFE car-pooling and/or parent drop off.
9:30 - return uniforms and clean band room
State Marching Band Finals
I have requested October 29th at Hilliard Bradley for our first choice and October 30th at Piqua for our second choice. I would plan on making sure these dates are completely clear of conflicts. Once we have an assigned time and date I will pass the information on to our booster club!
Because of homecoming we will NOT be performing our competition show. We have to do a homecoming activity. This makes for an easy week for parent volunteers. We will still need uniform moms and help moving the 3 podiums. Look for a email from myself or Patty regarding volunteers.
Mr. Stowe is Director of Bands at Pickerington High School Central. He's in his 9th year of teaching in Pickerington and 17th 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.