Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,
We are SOOOO Excited and proud to report that our War Eagle Band/Color Guard started their contest season off with a BANG!   We competed at the ONE TOWN/BIG SOUND Marching Festival and gave a spectacular first performance.  The War Eagle Band/Color Guard was awarded 3rd place in Class 6A and when it was all said and done….we were awarded 3rd Place Overall in the Festival.  The directors could not have been prouder of how we started the season!  Of course we could not do it without the wonderful support of our parents…THANK YOU to our pre game meal crew, our chaperones, our pit crew, our amazing prop crew and everyone who came out in the band weather to watch us perform.  We love you and appreciate all you do for us!!!!!!!!!!!  WAY TO GO!!!!!!

1.  The end of the 9 week grading period is this coming Friday.   ALL Students must be passing ALL classes in order to remain eligible to participate in our successful contest season.   Please check your grades in VIEW IT daily and be sure that you have turned in all assignments and made up any missing work!

2.  We have an altered rehearsal schedule this week…..please make sure you have seen it and plan accordingly…..we have BOA HOUSTON contest this week.   In addition, we are so fortunate to have Mr. Gary Markham (one of the Nation’s top DCI/BOA  adjudicators) here for two days of clinics.

3. The War Eagle Band will be competing at the BOA Houston Regional this Saturday, Oct. 6 at Woodforest Stadium.  The itinerary is attached to this email.  Since it is in our backyard, we hope to see a HUGE Oak Ridge crowd there to support us.   Y’ALL COME ON OUT!!
BOA HOUSTON:  ticket and parking information:
Ticket Prices:  Prelims only – $18.00
Finals only – $18.00
Full Day pass – $27.00
Parking:  $5.00 or $10.00( for in/out privileges)
4.  DISNEY UPDATE:   Your #2 deposit should have been made last Friday.   Check Charms to see that your account is up to date.

5.  Percussionists be prepared to go outside everyday in class (we will dress out everyday).

See the rehearsals schedule below:

Monday – Wind Ens./Symphonic Band – Etude #5 is due
Concert Band 1 – G/Gflat scale test

Tuesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm
***front ensemble and soloist will begin at 3:45pm
SLT meeting during EN

Wednesday – NO REHEARSAL!!!!!!!!!!!  Go to tutoring!

Thursday – Mr. Markham is here in all classes
Varsity Rehearsal – 3:15 – 5:45pm (clinic with Mr. Markham)

Friday – 1.  End of the 9 week grading period
2.  FULL BAND REHEARSAL – 1pm – 3:30pm

Saturday – BOA Houston Regional Contest ( see attached itinerary)

Monday: (Oct. 8) – Varsity Rehearsal – at WOODFOREST STADIUM – 9AM – NOON
Clinic with Mr Markham, Mr Spicer and Mr. Calima

It is an exciting time for the War Eagle Band/Color Guard…..we need you to always remember that there are NO SHORTCUTS to EXCELLENCE.    Be prepare to work hard and be EXCELLENT….because
EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING is what WE do!!!!!!!!!!!   Let’s have a great week!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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