***We need 6-8 people to help setup backdrop panels Friday night at the football game and Saturday at Gordo. If you are able to help, please come to practice Thursday afternoon from 4:00-4:30 to learn what to do.
Monday & Tuesday:
Plan on going to the stadium 7th period both days. If it is not raining, be lined up in front of the band room by 2:05. Wear/bring appropriate shoes. No after-school practice.
No after-school practice. SAA field trip.
Mandatory practice until 4:30.
You may participate in the dress-up day on Friday. Full uniform for the game.
5:15 - Band room open
5:45 - Attendance, warmup
6:30 - Pregame (senior night)
Make sure all equipment and instruments are loaded onto the trailer after the game Friday night. The trailer will meet you at Gordo on Saturday. Take your uniform home with you.
EAT BREAKFAST!!!! You won't be able to get lunch until after we perform.
11:00 - Arrive fully dressed in your uniform. Meet in the dirt parking lot beside the Gordo practice field (Click here for map.) The trailer will be here for you to unload instruments and equipment. Notice the road blocks - you will not be able to drive to or park in this lot. Be respectful of other bands and do not play until we begin our warmup.
11:40 - Warmup beside band hall
12:10 - Depart warmup
12:20 - Perform
12:40 - Meet back at the dirt parking lot. Load instruments and equipment back onto the trailer. Parents, please meet us in the dirt parking lot with garment bag, polo, etc. This is often the most frustrating part of competition day because the students are drained mentally and physically. The gym will be open to change clothes. After we perform, we will change into the navy band t-shirt (if you have one) & jeans OR polo & jeans.
6:00 - Band Council, color guard captain, majorette captain change back into uniform (after Hazel Green HS).
8:00 - Awards ceremony
Everyone stays all day through the awards ceremony at competitions. One of the main purposes of going to competitions is to watch and support the other bands and learn from them. Check the weather and wear layers for later in the evening. Remember money for concessions and any souvenirs.
Friday, Nov. 6:
Playoff game AWAY. Probably at Springwood Academy. Details TBA.
Monday, Nov. 9:
We will take a full band trip to Tuscaloosa to hear the UA Symphonic & Concert Bands perform at 7:30. Internationally-known euphonium soloist, Adam Frey will perform with the Symphonic Band. Tickets for students are free ($10 for others). The concert will last until about 8:45 or 9:00 since both bands are performing. I've seen the program and it will be a fantastic concert. This will be a great end-of-season treat for everyone. Parents, if you already know you can drive, please let me know. I will send more details later.
Have a great week!