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Marching Band: Some final updates for the season

posted Oct 26, 2011, 6:09 AM by Phil Barnes

Good morning!


First, I hope everyone is still riding the “high” from last Saturday….I know I am!


I want to make sure everyone is on the same page regarding our last couple of weeks of rehearsals:



Thursday 10/27: Percussion Sectional 3:30-5, Full Rehearsal 5:30-8

  • Please don’t forget to look at the “Federal Funding” tune, and make sure you have ALL stand tunes as this will be mostly a music rehearsal!


Friday 10/28: Home Football Game (Senior Night!). Pregame rehearsal begins at 4:00 SHARP!

  • Seniors: I must have your escort info emailed to me by TODAY if you want to participate in the senior recognition activities!
  • The recognition will take place at the end of halftime, immediately after our performance.


Tuesday 11/1: Color Guard Sectional 3-5pm, Post-season Party at CiCi’s on Rockville Pike 6-8pm

  • Guard: You will be using this time to clean up the uniform closet and put the guard equipment away for the season.
  • Please RSVP to me by TOMORROW with how many people from your family are coming to CiCi’s.
  • We do receive a reduced rate for dinner that evening. I will give you the final pricing info at tomorrow’s rehearsal.


Thursday 11/3: Percussion rehearsal 4-8pm

  • This is to prepare for the Northwood Drumline Showcase.
  • There will be a short break during the rehearsal, so be sure to bring a snack!


Saturday 11/5: Northwood Percussion Showcase: An info sheet will go out to the percussionists tomorrow, but here are some quick details:

  • Percussionists will need to report to Northwood HS by 5:00pm in full uniform.
  • The showcase begins at 6:00pm, and I expect it to last about 2 hours.
  • You’ll need to find your own transportation to and from Northwood!
  • Non-percussionists: Please come out and cheer on our percussion section! Tickets are $8 adults/$6 MCPS students (with ID)/free for children under 5.
  • We will need some parent help for this. I have added it to our SignUpGenius site ( Please sign up if you can help!


Looking ahead:

  • I’ll have the link for the post-season survey out next week. It’s important to me to get feedback from both students and parents about this season so I can plan for future seasons. Please plan to take a few minutes to complete it!
  • I am working on taking the marching band over to Wood to perform sometime in December. Stay tuned for details!



- Mr. Barnes