Weekly Schedule – Week of 9/29
Greetings from the Band Office!
Parents, I hope you got a chance to see our kids perform on Friday and Saturday this weekend. They were outstanding. I couldn’t be more proud of them! This is going to be a very busy week and weekend. I’m attaching the schedule, but I’d like to walk you through a couple things.
Please note that Middle School Band Night is coming up this Friday, and we have over fifty seventh and eighth graders coming. This is a big event (our biggest recruiting event of the year), and I’m going to need a little help. I have a parent who is willing to pick up pizzas for me if no one else is able to, but I need some parents who can help set up, clean up, serve pizza, ice down waters, hand out t-shirts, and just provide a little extra supervision during the meal time when I need to be seeing to the high school kids. If you’re able to help out, please let me know by email.
The new Picnic Tradition is still available to anyone who wants to get together anytime between 5:30 and 6:30. Feel free to bring picnic blankets, frisbees, corn hole, footballs, etc.
At halftime, we’re going to try something we’ve never done before. Manchester’s Band, the middle schoolers, and our Band will combine almost 200 kids on the field to perform at the end of our show. This will be VERY cool, and you DO NOT want to miss it. Don’t forget that parents who help out with pit equipment, 50/50 Raffle, uniforms, and chaperons get into the game for free!
Showcase of Bands
Saturday, we will host our eighth annual Showcase of Bands, a Marching Band competition similar to the one we attended this past weekend only slightly smaller and without the mariachi band.
We need EVERY parent to help us run this event. It is our second biggest fund raiser of the year, and every dime of profit goes directly to support your kid’s Band Program. If you haven’t signed up for a job on Signup Genius, contact MidloBand@gmail.com to see how you can participate. We have 14 Bands coming, and we need YOU to give them all a great experience so they’ll want to keep coming back.
County Band Night
Monday night, we will join the other nine Chesterfield County high school Marching Bands to perform our show in a non-competitive environment. We run through the Bands very quickly, and it’s our one opportunity to see all ten Bands in succession. Since we run them back to back, there is NO set performance time, but the Trojan Marching Band will perform fourth on the program. Plan on being there to catch all the groups. Admission is free, but the Thomas Dale High School Band will be selling concessions, so please plan on eating there and supporting them.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Here is the detailed schedule:
Mon 9/29 – 2:00-3:35 – Percussion
Tue 9/30 – 2:15-4:35 – Full TMB
Wed 10/1 – Brass Sectional/Percussion 2:00-3:35
Thu 10/2 – 2:15-4:35 – Full TMB
Fri 10/3 Football v. Manchester HS -“Middle School Band Night”
4:30 – Leaders Arrive and Run MSBN
6:00 – Pizza Dinner for Leaders and Middle Schoolers
6:00 – TMB Arrive/Change into Uniform
6:30 – Massed Band Run-Through with Manchester
7:10 – Manchester Performs Their Show & National Anthem
7:30 – Kickoff
Halftime: “El Ritmo de la Vida” and Massed Band
9:45? – Game Over (Please have rides ready!)
Sat 10/4 Showcase of Bands at Midlo
Students/Parents have various duty times throughout the day. The schedule below reflects the times that TMB members must drop whatever they are doing and prepare to perform:
7:30 – Report to the Band Room
8:50 – Warm Up
9:35 – Performance
10:40 – Change/Clean Up/Go Home!
Mon 10/6 CCPS County Band Night @ TDHS
4:30 – Arrive/Change into Uniform/Load Truck
5:00 – Depart for Thomas Dale High School
6:30 – Shows Start with Middle School National Anthem
9:45? – Approximate Return to Midlo