Update #11 - Sunday, October 7, 2018

GAME WEEK #6: AWAY at DOVER HS

General Announcements & Notes:

  • Thank you for another successful Friday night. The game against Central was a glimpse into the atmosphere we will be experiencing at Dover HS and then two weeks later when Smyrna HS comes to Tech. I was very happy to hear reports that cell phone use was at a minimum during the game, and behavior was generally very good. The little things really do add up! We still have quite a bit of work to do over the next few weeks!

  • The rest of October is the peak of our fall marching season. Between the Friday games, rehearsals, and parades, we need everyone on board, and then things will begin to scale back a bit in early November before we have one last push for holiday parades & Peach Bowl preparations. It's going to go by extremely fast...

  • I can not stress enough how important it is to be doing everything you can to be at every rehearsal. This means outside of band you are achieving in your classes and taking care of yourself so you can avoid having to miss rehearsal for Tech Coaching due to poor grades or absences for illnesses. We have had a few cases of strep throat, and a few viral illnesses going around. Please be sure to disinfect your mouthpieces and wash your hands after rehearsal.

  • Please do not come down to the band room or Room 690 during the school day asking for a water bottle. The water is meant to be given out during rehearsals and performances only, not after your gym classes. Please bring a container from home to school and fill up at the water bottle filling stations around the school. 

2. GOALS FOR THE WEEK

[ ] Multiple stands music additions:

    > Adding: Victorious, Skin I'm In, LGT, Neck 2K3, Torture, Power, & Sail

[ ] Significant metronome work to fix tempo issues across show & stands music

[ ] Work in new drill positions & refine halftime show

[ ] Prepare for Milford Parade (Ghostbusters + 1 additional song TBA)

[ ] Parade marching/conditioning 

[ ] Drumline – prepare for Dover battle/determine if ready

[ ] Memorization checks in band classes (on any previously performed music this year)
 

3. THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

  • Monday 10/8 [ODD]: Drumline Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:30

    • Final cuts for Dover battle being made

  • Tuesday 10/9 [EVEN]: After-School Rehearsal, 3:30 – 5:50

    • Booster meeting, 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday 10/10 [ODD]: Drumline Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:50

    • Only those selected for Dover battle should attend.

  • Thursday 10/11 [EVEN]: After-School Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:50

  • Friday 10/12 [ODD]: Away vs. Dover HS

    • KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER (see previous updates for weather policy)

    • Dinner information TBA (will be announced Tuesday at rehearsal)

NEXT WEEK PREVIEW: GAME #7: AWAY VS. CAESAR RODNEY

  • Monday 10/15 [EVEN]: After- School Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:50

  • Tuesday 10/16: IN-SERVICE - NO SCHOOL

  • Wednesday 10/17 [ODD]: Milford Parade (after-school; done approx. ~9:30 PM)

    • Timeline to be sent Sunday, 10/14

  • Thursday 10/18 [EVEN]: After-School Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:50

  • Friday 10/19 [ODD]: Away vs. Caesar Rodney

    • Timeline will be sent in 10/14 update

    • Dinner information TBA

4. Band Class:

Monday & Wednesday 10/8 & 10/10:

BOTH CLASSES: Ghostbusters, Washington Post, Armed Forces Medley, Victorious, 24K Magic - prep chromatic scale for ESPN - possibly look at part of the re-remix.

**Winter concert music will be going out next week. 

5. GAME #6 TIMELINE: AWAY at DOVER HS

3:15 PM         School Day Ends

                        - Put all belongings in Room 690 (will be labeled by section)

                        - **NO BOOKBAGS OR UNIFORM BAGS/PARTS IN THE BAND ROOM - CASES OK**

[CALL TIME, DEPARTURE, AND DINNER DETAILS TBA]

5:30 PM        Arrive & Unload at Dover HS

5:45 PM        Stretch/Warm Up/Tune

6:25 PM        March into stadium

6:35 PM        PERFORM SHOW

7:00 PM         Kickoff

~9:30 PM     Approximate End of Game
~9:45 PM      Depart Dover HS

~10:00 PM    Clear campus ASAP!
 

*Actual departure from Dover & arrival time at STHS will be sent via Remind.

6. PARENT UPDATE – “Beats from the Boosters”

Evening everyone! Made it through our home game streak thanks to all our volunteers who baked, set-up, tore down, drove the band truck, sewed buttons, delivered food, served food, cleaned up, and watered our band kids! Shew, we did a few things, right? It could not have been done without YOU! Thanks!!

Now it’s on to 2 weeks of away games – Dover and CR. Don’t forget our band booster meeting this Tuesday! Come see what we have been up to and what is coming up for the rest of football season! If you didn’t stop by our booster table these last 2 weeks, you missed out! All of the new apparel is in and it looks great! The beanies and ball caps are going quick, AND we have an ST blanket that is sure to be a hit when fall finally decides to arrive! Bonus – a huge shout out to Mr. Morroni for making two wheeled cabinets to store our apparel! The cardboard boxes were disappearing quickly as items found a home on shelves last week. It looks super sharp – THANKS!!

  • Booster meeting is Tuesday, 10/9, at 6:30 in the band room.

  • First parade of the season! Milford Community parade is Wednesday 10/17. Stay tuned for more information and look on Charms to ride the bus and march with us!

  • October is for Krispy Kreme Donuts! Keep collecting orders! These are due 10/18. Donuts not your thing? (I forgive you!) They have 1 lb. coffee bags – it’s good and I like using them as gifts over the holidays!

  • Our last 2 home games are 10/26 and 11/2 (senior night).

  • Our gift card wreath is looking great – be sure to stop by the booster table to buy raffle entries! We are continuing to add to the wreath – up to $400 worth of cards currently. Raffle entries may also be purchased at the booster meeting – just need money and contact information!

  • On-going fundraisers – time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and stocking stuffing!

    • Wa-Wa hoagie cards – see Larry, he would love to hook you up with some!

    • Scrip Gift cards – check out the flier on Charms – fill it out and turn it in with a check – we will send you the cards. Shopping is easy!

  • These fundraisers help to decrease the total cost of trips planned for the band and help to keep the band running smoothly.

  • Email us below if you need any of the fundraiser order forms/fliers.

  • Make sure you have signed up and/or downloaded the Charms app. It is our go-to for volunteering and planning around calendar events!

 

If you have questions about a volunteer opportunity, contact us at ravensmusicboosters@gmail.com

 

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If you have any questions or comments, email both Mr. Kenney & G. Batten (ian.kenney@sussexvt.k12.de.us and grace.batten@sussexvt.k12.de.us).

Have a great week.

 

- Mr. Kenney

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