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Blue Flyer #46 August 10, 2018

Week 2 down!

What a week 2! We learned more stand tunes, had a performance at the Grafton Library, AND got Arabian Nights on the field! We are almost ready for our first game!! Remember, we do have A LOT of things going on. Things can go very fast so the biggest advice that can be given is to always check the website and Charms. Other forms of communication will happen to help remind you of upcoming events. The Charms Calendar is a great start! We also have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Remind!

coming up this week!

On Tuesday 8.14 @ 6pm in the HS APR we will be having our annual family BBQ! This event is in place for everyone to meet each other and have a great time as a Band family..Socialize and have fun!

Please bring your own: Plates, Cups, Napkins, Silverware

*Please bring plates and flatware

*Meat will be provided.

*Please also bring to share as follows:

*Last name of A-C: bring drinks of 12 individual servings - school appropriate cans or bottles

*Last name of D-M: bring a side dish. Can be hot or cold. Ideas: potatoey sides, mac n cheese, salads - fruit, veggies, pasta type, or whatever. Please bring servings for 12 or more. More especially if you know it's a people pleaser!

*Last name of N-Z: Desserts

***Due to allergies, please LABEL INGREDIENTS in a non-water soluble pen/market***

At the BBQ, there will be reps from our fundraisers there to answer questions and give families the opportunities to sign up! Also, if there are any items you wish to sell (extra Dinkles, instruments, etc.), just have the item clearly labeled with a name, contact number, and price.

Our first game is Home!!!

We need volunteers! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer for our different Friday night opportunities!

HERE is what you need for Game Day! Make sure and have everything ready Thursday Night!!!

Evening rehearsals

Our first Evening Rehearsal is on Thursday 8.23 from 6pm-8:30pm. We will be outside on the stadium field from 7-8:15 and everyone is invited to watch our rehearsal. At 8:15 we will begin our Tassel Ceremony. All are encouraged to attend!

Special Tradition!

Every year we do our official Tassel Ceremony with our Rookies. At 8:15 during our first Evening Rehearsal, we will present each Rookie with a school color tassel to hang from their instrument.

Remember that Evening Rehearsals are on Tuesday’s from 6-8:30. Our first Evening Rehearsal is on a Thursday (8.23) due to scheduling, all other rehearsals will be Tuesdays. All parent are welcome to watch the last 30 minutes of rehearsal in the stadium! Come see how hard we work during rehearsal time!

Know the Schedule!

Always know what's going on by looking at the Charms Calendar!

We need volunteers!

Hey Parents! In order for the program to be successful, we need your help! We need parental volunteers for most of our upcoming events! Click on a date to help!

8.24 Home Game

8.31 @ North Ridgeville

9.8 Blitz Day

Midview Parade of Bands basKet raffle

We need donations for our basket raffles! Email Mr. B if you are willing to donate!

our first fundraiser!!

That's right! Our yearly Gold Card sale is beginning September 4 and runs through the 7th. On the Saturday September 8th we have Blitz Day where we go out into the Midview District and sell as many cards as possible! And we need volunteers! We need everyone to sell at least 10 cards..AND there will be cash prizes!

Band Handbook

The "Blue Book" has everything else that is needed to know about the program. Grading, Game Day prep and more are here!

Attendance

Remember that attendance is required for everything on the calendar (just look for the red "R". Being absent for any amount of time could result in not performing on the field due to lack of knowledge and confidence in the drill and music.

Forms

You are required to turn in all forms before the first game. Click HERE to access all of them.

Home Game Policy

Make sure to click HERE to remember what we do for Home Games!

3rd quarter due dates

Remember to earn your 3rd quarter you must perform your part from memory in front of a Director. Here are some upcoming due dates

  • Game 1: Fight Song/ Alma Mater
  • Game 2: Arabian Nights
  • Game 3: Star Spangled Banner & Moana
  • Game 4: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Game 5: Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Game 6: Dream on
  • Game 7: Walk this Way
  • and more to come

Why are we do earn our 3rd quarter?

We have over 100 people in band. We need to make sure every member knows their part and is equally contributing to this band. Sometimes students fake play and are not participating in the overall sound of the ensemble. This is completely unacceptable. Student are required to perform each piece in front of a Director from memory. By ensuring that every student is properly contributing, our ensemble will only sound better than before. This is what we want. We must raise the expectations.

Check out our AMAZING website!

Our website has gone through some MAJOR upgrades! Check it often!

FEES

Unfortunately in order to be a part of this Marching Band, there are some fees that must be paid. Click HERE to see what fees are needed through the Band Boosters, and there is also an $85.00 pay to participate fee which can be paid through the main office at the HS

Woodwinds and REEDS

New this year, reeds will no longer be available for purchase through the Band office. You can purchase them through Amazing Smile, or give Rettig Music a call!

Woodwind musicians are required to have 4 working reeds at all times. Imagine reeds are like tires on a car. If you get a flat, would you really keep driving on it for another 1,000 miles? The same is true with reeds. If they are wavy, cracked, or chipped you need to replace it immediately.

Why 4 working reeds?

With the day to day weather and other factors, it is suggested to have 4 reeds (and you should either date, or letter them...or both!). Why? on some days reed "A" may not work or sound as good as reed "B". Then the next day reed "A" works great again. This happens with woodwinds. You always have options to create your best sound.

Parents! Also don't forget that we have a monthly Booster meeting! It's on the First Thursday of every month! Check the CHARMS CALENDAR for details! We would love for you to join us!

Remind

Get REMINDer texts so you don't forget!

ENTER THIS NUMBER: 81010

TEXT THIS MESSAGE: @mhsblue

Your 2018 Midview Marching Blue.....LOUD and PROUD

Have a question? Email Mr. B jbrunger@midviewk12.org

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