Hello War Eagle Band!!!
Congratulations to all band members who have just completed Summer BAND!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a great Exhibition last night. Thank you to everyone who attended and to our wonderful Booster Board for putting on a great Pasta dinner!
Happy First Week of School: It is hard to believe it is here! We hope that you all are ready to go!
Here is the schedule and important information for this week!
Midwest Percussion 3:15 – 5:45pm
Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Full Band Rehearsal (no percussion) 3:15 – 5:15pm
Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm ***** you will need your marching shoes!
Midwest deposit due
No after school band rehearsal
- 2:00 pm - Band dress rehearsal- be on time and in roll check w/practice shirt and marching shoes on!
- 3:00pm – Pre Game Dinner – change into uniform
***please note that if you did not purchase the PRE GAME meal plan you will need to bring your own dinner. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS FOR ANY REASON.
- 4:00pm Load cars for caravan over to Woodforest Stadium
- 5:30pm Pre Game
- 6:00pm Game begins
- 9:00pm Game ends
- 9:30pm Students MUST return to school by this time to turn in uniform.
#1- Students will be able to drop off instruments before school at the senior campus. And yes! You will need you instrument on Monday!
#2- After school rehearsals: It is going to be HOT…make sure you are well hydrated and have had a snack before rehearsal. At every rehearsal you must have:
- practice shirt
- athletic shorts
- tennis shoes that lace and socks
- WATER JUG that is filled up
- DOT BOOK
- FLIP FOLDER
- Instrument and all equipment.
**You must be in roll check before 3:15 and must have everything. If you are not dressed appropriately YOU WILL BE SENT HOME with an unexcused absence. Please be prepared everyday!
#3- GAME DAY CAR CARAVAN- Since Woodforest Stadium is less than 2 miles from campus, we do not take school buses to our home games. The District allows for us to drive personal vehicles in caravan. We caravan over to the stadium in a very orderly and pre planned way. It is you/your parents responsible to provide a ride or plan who you are going to ride with.
Here is the procedure: When dismissed to load cars:
#1- load car and line up cars in a pre-determined order ( police escort, 18 wheeler, directors car, quartermasters and drumline followed by all the band/color guard and the second Staff car)
#2- When the DIRECTOR car leaves the caravan is to follow the exact route to the Stadium. You will drop off and/or park in the designated section at the North end of the stadium.
#3 At the conclusion of the game, students will have 45 minutes to return to ORHS and turn in their uniform. Failure to comply with the caravan policy will result in you losing your privilege to attend future games.
FLAG PROJECT: Our flag project is heating up with the upcoming Labor Day weekend. We have started a new incentive program for everyone who signs up to do a flag route. It is our wish that every student/family signs up to work at least one of the 6 holidays throughout the year. Sign ups for the Labor Day routes are available in the Band Hall and on Charms. Please help us and take a route!
That is all for this Week: Remember…… Excellence is not our goal…It is where we BEGIN!
Let’s have a great first week of school!!!!!!!!!!
Oak Ridge High School