Sunday, August 21st, 2011
> Monday – LABOR DAY
West Side Macon High School: Mercer University -Moye Football Stadium Macon, GA 31207
Stay on Hwy. 80 until it meets Interstate 475
Take Interstate 475 North and take the Thomaston/Macon exit (there will be a sign that says exit for Mercer University Drive).
Stay on Mercer University Drive for about four miles until crossing over Interstate 75.
Once across I-75, turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive.
At the stop sign, turn left to continue on Stadium Drive (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left).
Proceed to the first street on the right, University Center Drive.
Turn right onto University Center Drive. Continue on University Center Drive until it ends at the parking lots of the University Center (Claude Smith Baseball Field will be on the right as you approach the University Center).
Turn right at the baseball field and park in the middle lot if you are a visiting team.
We will hold a meeting for our up coming Disney trip, Thursday August 28th @ 6:00p.m. Information will be given out at this meeting for, cost of trip, and different fund raisers that have been suggested to help off set these costs. Please try to attend, and lets help send these wonderful students on a GREAT trip to Disney! Thank you for support and see you Tuesday!
Tuesday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. pick up (we understand if there is a conflict and your student must leave early, but hope all can stay)
Wednesday – Small Groups 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Guard – wear pink, performing work and drill (we will be chunking the show in reverse, starting with movement 3 drill refresher, then ballad so you can put the revised work with the drill, and then the opener choreo with drill in chunks.
Woodwind Ballad Arc – pink shirts (F1, F4, F2, F3, M2, K7, K1, K8, K2, K4, K3, K5, K6, K9)
We will be working pages 24-27 in the ballad and adjusting your dot locations to make the move more fluid and functional
Thursday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 pick up
Friday – Pre-Game and Stand Music Rehearsal 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Macy’s Cards Due Today
Wind players must all have flip folder and lyre
Color guard bring your shoes for painting
Until further notice, and so as not to have to schedule extra full band rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday, we will continue to rehearse until 6:30 in preparation for our first game. Hopefully, this compromise of more rehearsal time but not as late as 7 will work out. The pick-up time is recommended for parents that do not wish to wait in the car for students to pack out after rehearsal. I have also eliminated the use of the ladder for dressing drill to help save time. If your student finishes their duty, they may leave.
We will still rehearse outdoors in white.
This week begins stand music and pre-game rehearsals on Fridays. Students should be prepared to go outside Friday afternoon and will need their flip folder and lyre.
We will be calling in small groups for work on Wednesdays until 4:30 p.m. to accomplish very specific goals that can not be addressed fully in full band rehearsal. Please let us know if you can not attend any small group sessions, we may try to reschedule.
Class of 2014 graduate Do’Nyal Webb phoned us at lunch time to tell us she passed her audition on tuba and will be marching with the Auburn University Marching Band this fall. You’ll be able to see her perform at all of the AU football games. Congrats Do’Nyal!