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Please let me be perfectly clear about the upcoming Poinsettia Parade performance:

IT IS NOT OPTIONAL.

Members of the Alliance Marching Band are EXPECTED to participate in the parade UNLESS conflicts have been discussed IN ADVANCE with DR. BRADLEY

REHEARSALS FOR LIBERTY BOWL TRIP AND POINSETTIA PARADE
 
NOTE: All Liberty Bowl Trip Participants MUST also participate in the Poinsettia Parade! All rehearsals are MANDATORY. Same excused absence procedure as marching season.
 
Thursday, Nov. 16th 3-4pm ALL LIBERTY BOWL TRIP PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING COLORGUARD)
 
Tuesday, Nov. 28th- 3-5:30pm All Poinsettia Parade participants (3-4pm) all Liberty Bowl Trip Participants only 4-5:30pm (all others dismissed) PARENT MEETING FOLLOWING THIS REHEARSAL FOR ALL GOING ON THE TRIP 6-7pm
 
Thursday, Nov. 30th- 3-5:30pm All Poinsettia Parade participants (3-4pm) all Liberty Bowl Trip Participants only 4-5:30pm (all others dismissed)
 
Tuesday, Dec. 5th- 3-5:30pm All Poinsettia Parade participants (3-4pm) all Liberty Bowl Trip Participants only 4-5:30pm (all others dismissed)
 
Thursday, Dec. 7th- 3-5:30pm All Poinsettia Parade participants (3-4pm) all Liberty Bowl Trip Participants only 4-5:30pm (all others dismissed)
 
POINSETTIA PARADE DEC. 9TH
 
Thursday, Dec. 14th- 3-4:30pm- All Liberty Bowl Trip Participants
 
Tuesday, Dec. 19th- FINAL TRIP REHEARSAL 3pm- 5pm- All Liberty Bowl Trip Participants. FINAL PARENT MEETING FOLLOWING THE REHEARSAL 5:30- 6:30pm
 
Information for Home Football Game vs. Lemon Bay (Senior Night)
 
3:00pm- Run-through of show and senior night procedure in Stadium
 
3:45pm- Approx. end of rehearsal
 
5:30pm- Call Time
5:45pm- Seniors report (full uniform) to courtyard for pictures. Mr. Snider will be there as well. Take lots of photos with your parents, friends, and others who are there to celebrate with you!
 
6:30pm- Inspection and warmup in courtyard
 
7:00pm- March over to stadium
 
7:30pm- game starts
 
***NOTE: All students will report to the stands with TWO MINUTES left on the clock in 3rd quarter because we were late last game***
 
10:30pm- approx. end of game NORTHPORT WINS!!! (no matter what the score is) march-over to bandroom for cleanup and dismissal
 
11:15pm- approx. time of dismissal (we will need to prepare all equipment and stage it in the bandroom for tomorrow so that it is all in the bandroom)
 
TOMORROW IS YOUR BIG DAY- FBA MARCHING MPA AT Lakewood Ranch HS (North Port is SUPERIOR!!)

Information for Saturday November 4th  FBA Marching MPA

 

Who:       All Alliance Members

What:     FBA Marching MPA

When:     Saturday, November 4thth

Where:   Lakewood Ranch HS (Bradenton

Dress:     Full Uniform

 

NOTE:  There are some challenges today- Theatre districts are in our room all day so we will have to make sure to stay out of their way as they run their event. This is a RESCHEDULE event so will not have all of the features of the FBA MPA in the past- we will need to understand there MAY NOT be ratings read out, MAY NOT have a drum major retreat for awards and WILL NOT have time to visit the concession stand. LRHS is running another marching competition in the evening and graciously offered their facility so we could have our evaluation. We are grateful to them and need to understand that will limit some of the experiences we will have on Saturday.

 

Saturday, November 4th

 

1:00pm- Call Time- Bandroom Opens prepare for departure

 

2:00pm- Load equipment and buses

 

2:30pm-  Depart for LRHS

 

3:30pm- Arrive LRHS (restroom run- then unload and prepare to move to warm-up_

 

4:00pm–  Warmup

 

4:30pm-  PERFORMANCE note there MAY NOT BE A RETREAT FOR SCORES DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS

 

5:15pm- Depart for NPHS

 

6:15pm- Approx. arrival time @NPHS unload, put away equipment, dismissed.

 

 

****NOTE:  Students will need to plan on eating BEFORE arriving and possibly bringing a snack with them- there will not be an opportunity to visit the concession stand****

 

Important Information:

  1. Please make sure to make arrangements to eat before you depart.  The first opportunity you have to eat is after our performance.  Plan on having a snack on the bus on the way up!
  1. Make sure you have all of your equipment, sticks, mallets, harnesses, etc. for your performance- THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  2. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT YOURSELVES LIKE A DRUM CORPS AND HOLD YOURSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN ANY OTHER BAND THERE BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD!!! This includes how you talk about other bands and how you act and behave when you think no one is watching.  SHOW YOUR PRIDE!!!
  3. We will travel in “bibbers” (uniform pants) we will finish dressing when AS we arrive at the competition site (which means put finish getting dressed as we get close to the school. Colorguard is NOT to change out of uniform on the bus after the performance- you may change in the changing facility at the school.
  4. If you need to leave from the competition with a parent, I need to know in advance and I need to SEE you go with them.
  5. Use the restroom BEFORE we warm up!!!
  6. OUR GOAL IS TO EARN AN OVERALL SUPERIOR RATING!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! WE EXPECT PERSONAL BEST EFFORT FROM EVERYONE!

URGENT UPDATE MARCHING MPA RESCHEDULED

The marching MPA has been rescheduled to next Saturday 11/4 between 2pm and 6pm. A schedule of performance time will be posted when it becomes available.

Please make arrangements now, including asking off from work. SAT will not be a conflict as you will be done by noon or 1pm. Our performance time will be at least 3pm or later probably.

Theatre districts: I will talk to Ms. Henderson to see what we can work out. Sports: talk to your coach to work out your schedule if you have a meet or game on Saturday.

Please take a moment to respond to this survey quesiton about conflicts:

https://goo.gl/forms/6keFDUUNSEs2nAH72

FBA MARCHING MPA CANCELED

From FBA chair Mr. Wing:

Due to the threat of rain and storms projected to hit Charlotte High School I am canceling todays Marching MPA. I have been in contact with all the band directors. We will reschedule if possible. Date: TBD. Thanks to everyone for their support of our bands. I am concerned about the safety and security of our students performing on a field with weather. Please know that this decision was not made lightly after speaking to several stakeholders in the process. Thank you for your understanding.

Information for Saturday October 28th  FBA Marching MPA

 

Who:       All Alliance Members

What:     FBA Marching MPA

When:     Saturday, October 28thth

Where:   Charlotte HS (Punta Gorda)

Dress:     Full Uniform

 

Saturday, October 28th

 

2:00pm- Bandroom Opens

 

2:30pm- Final Rehearsal/Run Through (Stadium)

 

3:30pm- Rehearsal ends- Load trailer/truck/equipment

 

4:45pm–  Call Time- report to band room to prepare for departure

 

5:00pm- Load instruments on bus.  Then wait in bandroom to be dismissed by class.

 

5:15pm- Depart NPHS for Charlotte HS

 

5:45pm- Approx. arrival time @Charlotte HS- unload, restroom, visual warm-up

 

6:50pm–  Music Warm-up

 

7:30pm- Performance

 

****NOTE:  Students will need to plan on having money enough for snacks at the concession stand****

 

9:15pm-  Drum Major Retreat for Ratings

 

9:45pm- approx. Load bus, depart for NPHS

 

10:30pm-  Approx. time of arrival @ NPHS- make sure everything is put away and dismiss!

 

Important Information:

  1. Please make sure to make arrangements to eat before you depart.  The first opportunity you have to eat is after our performance.  Plan on having a snack on the bus on the way up!
  1. Make sure you have all of your equipment, sticks, mallets, harnesses, etc. for your performance- THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  2. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT YOURSELVES LIKE A DRUM CORPS AND HOLD YOURSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN ANY OTHER BAND THERE BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD!!! This includes how you talk about other bands and how you act and behave when you think no one is watching.  SHOW YOUR PRIDE!!!
  3. We will travel in “bibbers” (uniform pants) we will finish dressing when AS we arrive at the competition site (which means put finish getting dressed as we get close to the school. Colorguard is NOT to change out of uniform on the bus after the performance- you may change in the changing facility at the school.
  4. If you need to leave from the competition with a parent, I need to know in advance and I need to SEE you go with them.
  5. Use the restroom BEFORE we warm up!!!

OUR GOAL IS TO EARN AN OVERALL SUPERIOR RATING!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! WE EXPECT PERSONAL BEST EFFORT FROM EVERYONE!

Information for Middle School Night Oct. 20th

 

Who:  All Alliance Members

What: Middle School Night football performance

When: Friday, Oct. 20th

Where:  NPHS Stadium

Dress:  Full Uniform

Friday, October 20th

4:30pm– Call Time- bandroom open- Alliance should prepare for their performance

5:30pm- Yearbook picture on the practice field

6:15pm– Inspection- we will also rehearse with middle school

  • Sections meet in circles in courtyard (including middle school)
  • Review dances, music, etc.
  • Tune (don’t overthink this)
  • Form warm-up arcs (put middle school in with us alternate HS, WMS, HCMS)

7:00pm– Line up for march-over

7:05pm– March over to stadium

  • We will go directly to stands for pre-game

7:30pm– Game starts

8:30pm– Approx. halftime performance

  • We will do our entire show

10:30pm– Approx. end of game

 

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to participate in the annual University of South Florida (Tampa) Festival of Winds Honor Band!

Emily Hayes, Euphonium

Kaitlyn Woolf, Alto Sax

Kalee Paige, Flute/Piccolo

Grace Hugel, Clarinet

Briana Vidal, Flute/Piccolo

Izzy Gasper, Oboe

Adrianna Stephens, Tuba

And to the following students who were selected for the Honors Jazz Ensemble:

Justin Ricketts, Alto Sax

Michael Borntreger, Drums

Parents of these students please contact Dr. Bradley at owen.bradley@sarasotacountyschools.net ASAP to get more details about the event.

We are so proud of all of our talented band students!!!

Information for Venice Away Game

Who:  All Alliance Members

What:  Away football game at Venice HS

When:  Friday, Oct. 13th

Where:  Venice High School

Dress:  Full uniform for all members.

Friday, Oct. 13th

3pm– Report to stadium for run-through of show

3:45pm–  Approx. end of rehearsal. Front ensemble will load equipment truck at the stadium (This may change if the weather does not cooperate- I will send a remind message if plans change).

5pm- Call Time- prepare for departure (section leaders and Oswald Felix- loading QM will give specific instructions today.

6pm– Load bus

6:15pm– depart for Venice HS

6:50pm– arrive VHS unload and march over to visitor’s stands.

10:30pm– approx. end of game

10:45pm– load bus

11pm– depart for NPHS

11:30pm– arrive NPHS unload- you are dismissed as soon as we arrive, however we need help getting stuff put away!

Important Reminders

  1. YOU are responsible for making sure you have everything for your performance. DO NOT rely on others to do it for you!
  2. Plan to eat something after rehearsal and/or bring something to eat on the bus. We will still have 3rd quarter break, but best not to count on that as your only meal!
  3. Venice HS has a band concession stand and usually offers a discount to the visiting band. Please make sure to support the band concession stand and save a little money in the process!
  4. We REALLY need help putting stuff away when we get home- I know everyone is tired and wants to go home but as many people as possible should stay to help- it will be done very quickly that way!

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