News for this week:
Marching MPA is Saturday, November 5. The itinerary for the day is available on the website. On Thursday, November 3 we have marching practice and a football game. The band will be fed dinner prior to the start of the game. On Friday, November 4 the Jazz Band will be performing at the Sunrise Theatre’s Black Box with the jazz quintet 21 Blue.
4-County Honor Band Nomination Forms are due to Mr. Hall by the end of the day Friday. Please make sure to staple the application fee to the nomination form.
Prism Concert small ensembles need to be submitted to Mr. Hall by November 11. Students in 1st and 4th hour need to have their solos for solo and ensemble handed in or e-mailed to Mr. Hall by Friday, November 4. All other students should have their solo and ensemble information submitted by Thursday, November 10.
Next week we begin preparations for the Prism Concert and our after school rehearsal schedule changes. The Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion sections will come in on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. On Thursdays the Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and Color Guard sections will come in from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. On November 29 all sections will come in as we have a rehearsal for the Festival of Lights Parade on December 1.
The senior dinner is on December 2. Information will be provided soon.
Prism Concert tickets are now on sale as are poinsettias. Program ads are due by November 7. Please check charms for band fee information. The next payment for the DC trip is due on November 15.
The itinerary for Thursday is:
2:30 – Marching Rehearsal
4:30 – Dinner is served
5:30 – Load buses
6:00 – Arrive at South County Stadium
7:00 – Kick-off
9:15 – Game ends
9:45 – Depart South County Stadium
10:30 – Dismissal
Marching MPA 2017 Itinerary
10:45 AM – Report time @TCHS in band underwear (show shirt, shorts, dinkles, long black socks)
11:00 AM – Attendance time on the practice field
11:05 AM – Review show
12:20 PM – Transition to band room to change/eat/load buses and trucks
1:20 PM – Load buses
1:30 PM – Depart TCHS
2:00 – Arrive at JBHS/Offload and enter stands to observe bands
2:30 – National Anthem
5:00 – Dinner at the JBHS Concession Stand
6:00 – Transition to the south gate in order to return to the buses and get equipment/put on jackets
6:05 – Transition to buses to get dressed/prepare for warm-up
6:45 – Begin making concert arcs
6:50 – Transition to warm-up
7:05 – Warm-up in Warm-up Area #2
7:35 – Transition to Gate
7:45 – At Gate
7:50 – Perform
8:50 – Ratings
9:10 – Return to buses/load
9:50 – Depart JBHS
10:20 – Return to TCHS
11:45 – Dismissal
Students should bring a lunch to eat after our field rehearsal. Students should plan to bring money to eat dinner at the concession stand at Jensen Beach.