Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,
Well….we made it through the first full week of school!  WAY TO GO….and now we are gearing up for our first football game this week against Dawson HS.   Please read this email in its entirety…there is valuable information regarding game day procedures.   We will be going over all of the “Game Day” events in class on Wednesday.

1.  There are only 11 days left in our SNAP-RAISE fundraiser.   As of this email we have raised $28,658 and have 57\% participation.   Parents it would be really helpful if you would send out your child’s SNAP-RAISE email to all of your contacts via all forms of social media.   We have seen a huge increase when this happens!

2.  Saturday is our first FLAGS WITH PRIDE holiday.  Please sign up to help.  This fundraiser brings in about $50,000 each year to support our War Eagle Band Program.  Flag Pick Up and Placement is Saturday, September 1st, 8-11am.  Flags will stay out for two weeks to cover both holidays.  Flag Return will be Saturday, September 15, 8-11am.  Sign up in CHARMS.  If you have any questions, please email…!

3.  The Disney trip first deposit is due Friday, August 31.  Please make sure you turn in your signed contract to Ms. Pradervand by Friday.

4.  Friday is our first football game and pep rally.  Students will need to bring all of their uniform parts to school that day. (marching shoes, long black socks, compression shorts, compression shirt, flip folder, instrument, water jug).  We will also have our first pep rally during school.  Students must wear their blue travel shirt (pep rally shirt) for the pep rally.   After school we will have a brief run through rehearsal with the dance team.   Students will then have their first “pre game meal”. (please make sure you have completed your payment for the meal.)  After dinner, students will change and bus over to the stadium for the game.   Pre game festivities begin at 6:30pm and the game will begin at 7:00pm.   We have a wonderful TREAT at this game.   The Texas Tech University “Goin Band from Raiderland”!  will give a special performance after our game!   We are so excited that our students and crowd will get to see a GREAT University Band!.   After the performance we will bus back to school for uniform turn in.   Student’s will be dismissed once they have successfully turned in their uniform.

Monday – Flag Line rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm
SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Rifle Line rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – Varsity rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – Game Day – home v. Dawson
Pep Rally during Eagle’s Nest – you must have your pep rally shirt
Disney trip payment due
Saturday – Flags With Pride Placement 8am – 11am – sign up in CHARMS

Monday – Percussion Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity Rehearsal 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Student Leadership meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Varsity Winds rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15 ( no percussion)
Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 5:00pm (Game Day Dress Rehearsal) Varsity 5:00-5:45pm
Friday – Pep Rally during Eagle’s Nest (you must have your blue pep rally shirt)
Game Day – bring all of your uniform items
Disney trip payment due
Saturday-Flags With Pride Placement 8am – 11am…sign up in CHARMS

It’s an exciting week!  Freshmen…you will never forget your FIRST performance!   It is going to be great…..let’s all remember that there are NO Shortcuts to EXCELLENCE and let’s work hard to make our debut performance a fantastic one!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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