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Band Email 9-12-18


Friday - Home vs Olentangy
6:45 - Pre-Game

Logistics for Friday:

4:45pm - Report Time - Students report to the Practice Field
5:30 - We will feed the kids before this performance along with the 8th Graders.
9:45 - Approximate Time for Game Ending
Competition Uniform (Black Pants - see below for pictures and instructions)
Please Note: We need to be exact in how we approach the hem of the pants.  Please do not guess where to put the hem.  See pictures below and understand there are two places to adjust the pant length.  One is snaps at the bottom of the pant leg and the other is with the suspenders.  Please be careful in not applying an extremely hot iron to the pants.  The pants will burn.


We want to extend our congratulations to Elsa Jacob for making the All-State Band on flute and Isaac Clemens for scoring a perfect score on the ACT!  The directors will take minimal credit for Elsa's accomplishments and zero credit for Isaac. :)  Way to go!!!

Uniform Instructions for Competition Uniform

Black Pants Uniform (known as the "Competition Uniform")
The hems are adjustable by snaps AND by the suspenders.  Please take the time before Friday to do the following:
  • Find the hem length that puts the hem of the pants GENTLY touching the shoe laces.  NOTE: Students should stand at playing position to find this length.  You can adjust the hem AND you can adjust the bib straps near the shoulders.
  • Once you find the correct length, all pants should be pressed/ironed with LOW HEAT.  All students will be inspected on Friday.  Please show your child how to iron.  These are important life skills they need.
  • All Winds and Percussion need long Black Socks
  • Hem Side View
  • Hem Front ViewHem Front View

Next Week:

Sept. 17 Sectionals for Winds and Color Guard - 3:00 - 5:00 
Sept. 18 Practice 3:10 - 5:30
Sept. 19 Sectionals for Percussion - 3:00 - 5:00 
Sept. 20 Practice 3:10 - 5:30
Sept. 21 Away Game at. Pickerington North
Sept. 22 OMEA Contest at Pickerington North
Students should expect to rehearse for 4 hours beyond our normal warm-up schedule.  This will be a full day of learning new choreography.  A more detailed schedule will be released next week.

Future Dates To Remember:

Sept. 15 - 8th Grade Night
Sept. 22 - Full Day Practice then Competition at Pickerington North HS
Sept. 29 - Full Day for Bands of America Competition at Bowling Green
Oct. 6 - Band on the Run 5K (morning)
Oct. 12 - Band Parents' Night
Oct. 13 - Full Day for Bands of America Competition at Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
Oct. 26 - Senior Night
Oct. 27 - OMEA State Finals

Ways to Volunteer

Below is the Sign-Up genius for spots to help make our program strong!  Thanks to everyone for all their efforts.  In knowing that our families are busy, we truly appreciate you taking the time to help!

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