FIRST FULL BAND PRACTICE IS TOMORROW!
Tomorrow starts our visual practices- here’s a quick list of what you’ll need.
- Hat and/or Sunglasses
- Sunscreen (apply beforehand)
- Sneakers & Athletic wear (no jeans)
- Water (1/2 or full gallon jug)
See you all tomorrow!
PARENTS & STUDENTS PLEASE READ FOR UPCOMING ADDITIONS/CHANGES:
FULL ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND 6-9) - This is normally a sectional day, however we lost a day this week due to power issues - and we need all the preparation we can get for Metlife!
LOOKING FORWARD: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7TH will replace Monday November 6th rehearsal (school dance conflict)
With all of these important little additions/schedule changes please make sure you are accommodating your schedules to come to rehearsal. Folks - we have such an incredible opportunity and we need our attendance to be 100%! If we want to succeed we must keep fighting, and come prepared!
Schedule for September 9
Here's the rundown for Saturday's USBands event at Bethel High School:
8:00 am: Rehearsal @ NHS
12:00 am: Mini Band Camp Picnic Hour
1:00 pm: Rehearsal @ NHS
3:30 pm: Dinner Break *
5:00 pm: Depart for BHS
7:00 pm: PERFORMANCE
9:15 pm: Awards
9:45 pm: Buses depart for NHS
10:15 pm: Buses arrive @ NHS
* There will always be a lunch and/or dinner break listed on the schedule. You can either send something with your child or bring them lunch/dinner at that time. If we have a double-show day, members will usually have a lunch break at NHS and then have time to buy dinner at one of the shows.
There will be a change for the first morning of Band Camp. On Monday, August 14:
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Student Leaders Only
10:00 - 12 Noon - Student Leaders and New Members Only
During the student leader session, we will be talking about and doing activities related to effective leadership, which includes a clear definition of responsibilities and expectations. With new members, through videos, modeling and instruction, we will be expanding your understanding of the marching band activity which will result in a more meaningful, positive and productive experience.
All should report for the rest of band camp.
Important Information for This Week!
Wednesday practice is changed due to conferences.
Practice will be from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FYI - NE States tickets can be purchased at pick up at 4:00 PM
$15 each (gate price $20) - Checks made out to NHSBPC
Pep Rally Friday at NHS
The band & guard will perform at the pep rally on Friday at Blue & Gold Stadium at 1:00 PM
Members will wear jeans and windbreakers
7th & 8th graders should arrive in the band room at 12:00 PM, please contact the Middle School office to have your student dismissed & picked up early. If you can't come to the performance please contact your section leader ASAP. A separate email will go out later today to middle school parents & students to try and arrange a car pool if needed.
Pit Crew or any available parents - if you are available to help with props on Friday for the pep rally please meet by the container at 12:15 PM. We are leaving the props assembled so they can be used for the football game that night.
Football Game Friday Night 10/28
Reminder, there is a football game on Friday night. Check with your section leader to know what time to arrive.
Football Game on Friday, November 11th
There is a football game on November 11th that was not previously on our schedule. Please add this to your calendar.
The Newtown High School Band Parents Corp maintains this blog. Contact us for more information.