Please be advised that we have added a second performance this Saturday, October 1st at Trumbull High School.
We had previously spoken to some of our pit crew and chaperones about the possibility of a second show and very much appreciate the understanding and support for adding this second show.
Pit Crew – Dawn will be adding the second show to signupgenius.com - please sign up asap so we know how many of you can help at each show.
Chaperones - Denise & Michele will be in contact with you to see if you can chaperone both shows.
All parents, if you are not currently a pit crew member and not receiving the signupgenius emails, you are always invited to help! We need approximately 25 pit crew members to bring the props and pit equipment on and off the field. If you can only help with one of the shows we are happy for the help. Please email Dawn Barrett if you can help at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the schedule for Saturday:
BUNNELL and TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL
Saturday October 1, 201
9:00 a.m. Rehearsal
12:30 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Depart for Bunnell
3:00 p.m. Arrive at Bunnell
4:35 p.m. PERFORMANCE
6:45 p.m. Depart for Trumbull
7:15 p.m. Arrive at Trumbull
8:45 p.m. PERFORMANCE
9:45 p.m. Awards
10:15 p.m. Depart for NHS
10:45 p.m. Arrive NHS
Bunnell Show Schedule
4:00 PM National Anthem - Middle Schools
4:05 PM Group III Open : Westhill High School
4:20 PM Group V Open : New Milford High School
4:35 PM Group V Open : Newtown High School
4:50 PM Group VI Open : Norwalk High School
5:05 PM Intermission
5:35 PM Group II A : Bethel High School (CT)
5:50 PM Group II A : Danbury High School
6:05 PM Group I A : Brookfield High School
6:20 PM Group IV A : Bunnell-Stratford High School
6:45 PM AWARDS
Trumbull Show Schedule
Marching Band Class I
Jonathan Law High School07:00 PM
Marching Band Class II
Bethel High School07:15 PM
Marching Band Class III
Westhill High School07:30 PM
Marching Band Class IV
Naugatuck High School07:45 PM
Marching Band National Class
Newtown High School08:45 PM
Norwalk High School09:00 PM
Trumbull HS Marching Band09:15 PM
Sacred Heart University Marching Band09:30 PM
End Time09:45 PM
Some great pictures were sent to us from Julie VanderKroef. She took them during the parade using a drone. Check them out: http://bit.ly/2cHHppt
All the picture and video links are listed on our media links page: http://newtownbandandguard.weebly.com/pictures-and-video-links.html
Check them out!
Band & Guard Parents & Students,
I collected five new windbreakers with peeling back letters at the beginning of practice Monday. Rankin Sports feels confident they can fix the problem, and have them ready for our New Milford competition this weekend. I will distribute them during dinner break on Saturday.
If you have peeling letters on the back of your windbreaker, and did not turn it in Monday night for repair, here's what you do:
1. DO NOT use any glue or sticky substance to temporarily fix the letters. You run the risk that Rankin will not be able to fix your windbreaker.
2. Take your windbreaker to Rankin Sports at 37 Newtown Rd., in Danbury, as soon as possible. They need two days to fix the letters, so bear that in mind around our competition schedule.
3. Email Lillian Bittman if you take your windbreaker in for repair. We are tracking repairs for future ordering decisions.
4. Do not wear a windbreaker with peeling letters at a competition. IF you don't have enough lead time to get your windbreaker fixed before a competition, we have loaners you can use . The loaners are at the school, so reach out to head chaperone Denise Romano BEFORE buses begin to load.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Band & Guard Parents,
Due to the change in the practice schedule, Wednesday evenings are not the best time to have the band & guard parent meetings since practice is over at 5:30 PM.
We are changing our meetings to Monday nights at 7:30 PM so parents can come to the meeting and then pick up their members. The meeting dates are a mix of the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of the month depending on the school schedule. However, for this month, the parent meeting will be next week, Monday, September 26th at 7:30 PM. The location for the meeting will be sent out in an email later this week.
Why should you come to the parent meetings? To learn about upcoming events such as the Grasso Festival, the band & guard trip, hear from our band director on how the band & guard are doing and so much more!
We will send out a reminder the week before each meeting but please mark your calendars with the following meeting dates.
Band & Guard Parents,
All who think they may help with pit crew at any time this season should try to attend. We need many for the first show and then we will start to fine tune our needs for getting on and off the field. We could use a few more parents to help get the props on and off the field at this first show - please see sign up info below.
If you have not received the pit crew sign up from Dawn Barrett at email@example.com please contact Dawn and she will send you the invitation. The weekly pit crew sign ups are only sent out to parents signed up for pit crew so even if you can only help out occasionally or just want to try pit crew, please contact Dawn.
Cliff Russo & Dawn Barrett
The Newtown High School Band Parents Corp maintains this blog. Contact us for more information.