Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,

We had another great football game….despite the weather!   Thank you to all the parents who helped to make our game run so smoothly!!!!!  You guys are AWSOME!  A Huge THANK YOU goes to everyone who helped with the Flag Return.   It went very well…..WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.  Friday is the end of the 6 week grading period and it is an ELIGIBILITY progress report.   Which means….anyone who is not passing all of their classes as of Friday will become INELIGIBLE.  If you become ineligible, you are not allowed to participate at games and contests.  You are allowed and expected to attend practices.  Losing Eligibility may result in loss of marching spot.  KEEP TRACK OF YOUR GRADES PLEASE!

2.  Last Friday students received their Contest Jacket (which you have paid for).  They look great and we cannot wait to debut them.  Here are the WASHING INSTRUCTIONS:
b.  HAND WASH in cold water with a mild detergent.  DO NOT USE WOOLITE.
c.  Rinse in cold water and HANG TO DRY.
d.  Do Not:   dry clean
use hot water
e.  If you get a stain on it…use WINDEX for oil or grease stains.
****we do not have extra sizes and cannot reorder…so if something happens we do not have
another one for you to purchase.

3. 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, September 22 from 10 – 5.   Please see the attached flyer and help us get the word out.   That is the only thing we have to do….please spread the word!

4.  At this Friday’s Game against Klein Collins we will be hosting the “Future War Eagle Band Members”….our 8th graders from IRONS Jr. High will be joining us.   It will be a really fun evening!

5.  We are looking for a band/guard parent that can video our contest performances.  We need someone who has equipment that can take video of the entire football field.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. P.

Monday:  Flags 3:15 – 5:15
All Guard members meet at Senior Campus for class.
Tuesday:  Full Guard 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday: Rifle Line 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday: Full Guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday:  Game v. Klein Collins at Moorhead Stadium
***Progress Report Day – this will affect Eligibility!!!!!!
Saturday:  1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser  10am – 5pm Senior Campus Cafeteria

Monday – Mr. Dixon will be here to do masterclasses in Wind Ensemble,Symphonic and Concert 1.
(bring concert instruments)
Percussion Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm( note: this will be the last Monday practice.  You will
be moving to a Tues/Wed/Thurs schedule)
Tuesday -Varsity Rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15
Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 4:30, Varsity 4:30 – 5:45
Friday – Game v. Klein Collins -Moorhead Stadium …8th grade Band Night
Progress Report Day – this will affect Eligibility!!!!!!!!!
Saturday – 1st Annual Band Mattress Fund Raiser – 10am – 5pm; Senior Cafeteria

We are getting closer to our First contest….so as we go through practices this week, let’s remember that there No Shortcuts to Excellence and Excellence is what we do in the War Eagle Band/Guard program!    Let’s have a Fantastic Week!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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