Happy Labor Day War Eagle Band/Color Guard,

Way to Go!!!!!  to the War Eagle Band/Color Guard for an outstanding first game!  It was a great day for the program… pep rally, good pre game meal. fantastic first halftime performance and an exciting display from the TECH Band!   This was a great way to start the season.   We want to give a HUGE Thank You to all the parent volunteers who helped to make our first game run so smoothly….thanks to Mrs Castenada, Mrs Gomez and the pre game meal parents….thanks to Mrs Clements, Mrs Milligan and all the chaperons….thanks to Mr Clements, Mr Walton and our great pit crew and thanks to Mr Jackson for being the “voice” of the War Eagle Band!   It truly takes a village to run our program…..AGAIN WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.  Snap-Raise Campaign–There are only 3 days left in our Snap-Raise fundraiser and so far we are doing great.   As of today, we have raised $33,886 with 636 supporters and 74\%  participation.  We want to make one final push that will increase our participation to 77\%…that way our profit percentage goes way up!   Please send out and share your child’s Snap-Raise information on all your social media….Let’s make one big final push to reach our goal of 77\% participation!!!!!

2.We want to give a GIANT round of applause to everyone who turned out to help distribute our Flags for our first holiday.   By 11am Saturday morning all 97 routes had been picked up!  We will leave the flags up for 2 weeks!  Flag pick up will be Saturday Sept. 15 from 8 – 11am.  Please be sure to keep your route sheet in a safe place so you can use it to pick up your routes.  Also for tracking purposes we need everyone to sign up for Flag Return in Charms if you have not already done so.  If you were not able to help last Saturday, you can still sign up to help with Flag Return…..just go to Charms to sing up.   THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

3.  Attached to this email are instructions to sign up for the War Eagle Band/Color Guard Remind 101.  Please do this.   We use this feature when we travel to help keep parents informed of arrival times.   This week is our first AWAY game and we will be traveling to Crump Stadium in Alief.  We will be able to let you know of our arrival time through Remind.  Please sign up.

4.- Since we are traveling this week all students will need a Garment Bag to store their uniform in for travel.   Please add that to your list of things you need for game days.

5.  Please look at this weeks schedule closely.   Since it is a short week the rehearsal schedule is a bit different.

6.  Progress Reports for the first Grading Period go out on Tuesday-  PLEASE CHECK YOUR GRADES….the end of the 6 week grading period is coming quickly (Sept. 21)

Tuesday:   Full Guard rehearsal 3 -7pm with Mr. Sperling
Wednesday:  Full rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday:  Full rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday:  Game Day ( v. Elsik HS- away) 7pm…arrive home approximately 11:00pm

Tuesday- Varsity Band 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Etude #1 Due
Wednesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal ( Drumline and Pit included!!!!!!!!!) 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – Full Band rehearsal 3:15 – 4:30pm, Varsity Band rehearsal 4:30 – 5:45pm
Friday – Game Day (v. Elsik HS away) …arrive home approximately 11:00pm

Enjoy the rest of your holiday and be ready for a great week!!!!!
Remember that there are NO Shortcuts to Excellence…..and Excellence is everything is what the War Eagle Band/Color Guard does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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