Hello War Eagle Band! Week #1 is done and the staff would like to Thank everyone for an outstanding week. We really appreciate all the preparation and hard work you did this week. If this is an indication of things to come….the War Eagle Band is going to have an Amazing year! A special thank you needs to go out to Mrs. Martinez and all of our volunteer parents who helped with our uniform fitting last week. You and our uniform officers did an outstanding job! WAY TO GO!!!!
This week is jammed packed with rehearsals, social activities and the beginning of our first fundraiser project. Here is some general information:
#1- Spirit Week begins tomorrow: We encourage everyone to get creative and dress up!
Monday is Maui Monday-wear your tropical gear
Tuesday is Tye Dye Tuesday…anything tye dye goes!
Wednesday is Walt Disney Wednesday – any character is great
Thursday is Twin Day-find your twin!
Friday is Fan Friday-wear your most spirited ORHS gear in preparation for our
“Meet the War Eagles” pep rally
#2- We have designed a “show shirt” to commemorate the theme to the marching show.
I have attached a color picture of the shirt. Order forms went home with the students last Friday…and we have forms available in the band hall. All orders and payments are due by Friday August 21. This is optional spirit item.
#3- Tomorrow we begin our first Fund Raising project but it is really a “Fun…Raising” project. Information will be going home with the students about our 7th annual Band Olympics that will be held on Friday, August 21. Students will compete with their sections in “Olympic” type events. This is an evening of pure fun and everyone is welcome to attend. The fundraiser part of it is students will be asked to solicit sponsorship for their team (country). It is a fun way to help raise funds for the Band. Specific information and instructions will be going home tomorrow.
#4- Band Exhibition Dinner tickets will go on sale tomorrow. On Thursday, August 20 the War Eagle Band will make their debut in an exhibition showcase for the parents. Immediately following the Booster club is sponsoring a Fajita Dinner for those that would like to join us for dinner. Information and ticket order forms will go home tomorrow as well. We hope that you can join us.
#5-On Tuesday we will have a uniform make up day for anyone who has not been fitted into a marching uniform. It will begin at 3:15pm and everyone who has not been fitted MUST be fitted on Tuesday in order to have a uniform ready for our Band Pictures.
#6- Attention all Freshmen-Friday is your orientation day at the 9th grade campus. You should have received information about the time you are to attend. How this works with band rehearsal….you go to your orientation at your designated time and return to band rehearsal when you are done. If your orientation time is scheduled for the morning…come to band until it is time to go to orientation…leave to attend orientation and return to band in the afternoon. If your time is scheduled in the afternoon…you attend band in the morning and orientation in the afternoon. Please do not miss your orientation time.
This Week In Band:
Monday – Full Band/Color Guard rehearsal from 7am – 3pm
Tuesday- Full Band/Color Guard rehearsal from 7am – 3pm
“Tye Dye Tuesday”
Uniform Fitting Make up day-3:15 pm
Wednesday-Full Band/Color Guard rehearsal from 7am – 3pm
“Walt Disney Wednesday”
Thursday- Full Band/Color Guard rehearsal from 7am – 3pm
“Twin Day Thursday”
Friday- Full Band/Color Guard rehearsal from 7am – 3pm
“Fan Day Friday”
Kona Ice Truck will be at noon!!!
Freshmen Orientation-9th grade campus
Main Event Band Social Friday Evening (see a drum major to purchase your ticket)
Saturday- “Meet the War Eagle” pep rally…This is our first pep rally of the year and our first public performance. You will meet at 5:30pm…wearing your ORHS pep rally shirt and shorts. The pep rally begins at 6:30pm at the ORHS stadium. You will be done by 7:30pm! Everyone is expected to perform.
It is going to be a FUN week….Be sure your are mentally and physically prepared for the hot days. HYDRATE!HYDRATE!HYDRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the beginning of ALWAYS (band motto)…..so remember……
Excellence is doing Ordinary Things…Extraordinarily Well!!! BE EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!!!!
Oak Ridge High School