Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard!

IT’S CONTEST WEEK!!!!!!  It is finally here…our contest season begins this week when the War Eagle Band/Color Guard debuts our 2018 Show entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful!”  We will be competing at the Small Town/Big Sound marching contest on Saturday.   The itinerary for Saturday is below, but we want to invite every parent and family member to come out and see us perform.   We want to see and HEAR our War Eagle family in the stands at the contest…..Y’ALL COME ON OUT!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who made our 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser a huge success.  It was a great day and we had a lot of parents and students come out and help.  WAY TO GO…..I will update you on how much we raised in next weeks email.

1.  Friendswood Contest:   An itinerary along with Ticket pricing and parking instructions will be attached to the Booster Club email.
Itinerary:   Saturday, Sept. 29
8:30am —students arrive ORHS
8:45am – 9:45am   Rehearsal
9:45am – 10:45am-  change into uniform.   Eat snack/lunch
***students, please bring a sack lunch/snack to eat and stay energized
11:00am –  Depart for Friendswood
1:30pm – Warm Up
2:30pm – Prelim Performance!!!!!!!!!
4:30pm – Prelim Awards and Finalist Bands announcement
5:30pm – Dinner (this will be provided by the Booster Club)
6:30pm – Finals contest begins
9:30pm – Award Ceremony and Full Band Retreat
10:30pm – Depart Friendswood
12:00am – Arrive ORHS

2.  Disney Trip Update:
Deposit #2 – $275 is due on Friday, September 28.  Payments can be made in Charms or by Cash
or Check in the band office.
3.  Students will need to bring their New Contest Jackets to school.   We will be using them in rehearsals from now on.

1.  Rehearsal schedule changes and will now follow the band rehearsal schedule.

Monday – Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Cut #4 recording due
Concert Band 1: test #1 in class (Aflat/Dflat scales)

Tuesday – SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Varsity Rehearsal –  3:45 – 4:15 ( soloists and front ensemble)
4:15 – 6:45  varsity
****you will need contest jacket

Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Progress Reports come out ( Eligibility is finalized)

Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 4:30pm;  Varsity 4:30 – 5:45pm

Friday –  Disney Payment #2 Due ($275)
Game v. Klein Forest HS (away)

Saturday – Friendswood Marching Contest (Full Band) – all day
***remember to bring a sack lunch and water jug.   Dinner will be provided by the
Booster club.

It is going to be an EXCITING WEEK!!!!  Please come out and support us at the Friendswood Contest.  We promise it will be an awesome performance!  Students:  as we prepare for our first contest of the season and we go through our week of is important to remember that there are No shortcuts to Excellence….be mentally and physically prepared for every rehearsal!

Excellence is what we do!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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