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ANNOUNCEMENTS For Marching Band
A few of you have asked about timing for future competitions. That's a really good question especially since a third of you are new to the marching band program.
First of all, an itinerary will go out the Monday or Tuesday of the week of competition. Schedules are either not available earlier from US Bands or they are preliminary . You can always check, YEA.org and click on US Bands if you want a head start before the itinerary arrives in your mailbox.
We are not posting itineraries on Facebook. We will send via email and post at www.kingphilipmusic.org under “itineraries.”
Also, some of you have asked where we are staying for Nationals. We will be at the Fairfield Inn in East Rutherford. We would encourage all of you to start booking hotels if you plan to go. And we would also encourage you to stay at a different hotel than the students. There is a routine, and like band camp, your students will be well cared for, so go enjoy yourselves. You will definitely be able to visit at the rehearsal site and see the kids at the bus after their performance.
* = We (hope to) have two performances this day. Prelims in the morning and finals at night. We do not rehearse in the morning. Rather we meet to board the busses. We will have a rehearsal between the two shows. We will return very late. Junior operators will need a ride home.
National Championships are at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford. Best guess is a late afternoon performance on 11/11. Students will have practice beginning at noon on 11/10 and we will depart at 4ish. We will rehearse in the morning on 11/11 and then head over to finals. On Sunday, we will attend a play in NYC as well as walk around the city.
The Wrap Up dinner is for the entire family at 6pm with accolades and a video.
MARCHING BAND UNIFORM
CARE AND INSTRUCTIONS
Just a few brief instructions as we approach the Preview Show and the competitive season. The uniforms you have been assigned and specially fitted to, add to the visual effect of the show and we want to make every attempt possible to keep them looking great for years to come.
SHOES OR ANY OTHER ITEMS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT IN YOUR UNIFORM BAG.
If you have a problem with any part of your uniform please inform Mrs. Gousie or Mrs. Machado so that it can be taken care of.
Looking forward to another amazing season!
Jen Gousie and Jill Machado