Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on Wednesday for our first summer rehearsal! We had about 75 students and it was a great first rehearsal! I'm looking forward to having even more students join us next week.
Next Wednesday, June 20: We will be working on the entire opener and starting to memorize it in the chunks that match up with the drill sets. After rehearsal we are going to head over to Micon to watch The Incredibles 2! Ren will buy you a ticket, but you need to RSVP here.
Here are a few resources to help you as you practice this week.
Updated at 10:46am on 5/25/18
Looking at the weather forecast the decision was made to not wear hats in the parade. Please plan to wear your WHITE PERFORMANCE SHIRT underneath your uniform. If the forecast holds and the temp is high, we may remove our jackets and march in white shirts and bibbers.
9:15am Meet at BMO Bank parking lot
We will be warming up and running through the parade tune with the 8th graders. You will have some time in your sections for introductions and conversation, and 8th graders will have time to ask you questions.
~10:00am Parade line-up begins
~10:15am Parade steps off
~10:45am Parade route ends at the pool parking lot across from Irvine Park
~11:00am Band Post-Parade Grill Out!
After the parade you are free to leave, or you can hang out in the Main Pavillion at Irvine Park where will have be grilling out. We will have hot dogs and bottled water, please plan to bring something to share (chips, cookies, etc). Students can hang out in the Main Pavillion of Irvine Park. There are rumors of a baseball game being organized...
Friday, May 4
Load the drum set for marathon pep band (driver needed).
Load sound system into Ren's car for marathon pep band.
Saturday, May 5
State Solo & Ensemble at UW-Eau Claire
Events take place all over the UWEC campus.
Schedule, times, and location/sites are posted on the whiteboard in the instrumental room.
Sunday, May 6
EC Marathon Pep Band
Meet at Carson Park sign in Eau Claire, across the street from the Dairy Queen.
Parking is a little crazy - if you get there early you might find parking.
Carpooling is recommend.
Bring a chair, sun screen, hat, instrument, music, etc.
There will be some water and snacks provided, but it might be a good idea to bring some treats.
We are scheduled from 9am to 1pm.
Dress rehearsal at CFHS in the auditorium.
We will walk through the entire concert to help with logistics/transitions.
Treat for all performers
Doors open for seating
Pre-show music begins shortly
2018 WSMA SOLO & ENSEMBLE DISTRICT FESTIVAL
Memorial High School | 2225 Keith Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
LAST MINUTE REMINDERS
To help students prepare for their drum major auditions and their applications for captain and section leader, a number of labs have been scheduled on Thursdays during Prime Time.
April 12 - DM Candidate Conducting Lab 1
April 19 - DM Candidate Leadership Lab
April 26 - DM Candidate Conducting Lab 2
May 3 - Leadership Lab (all positions; DM, captain, section leader)
All labs are on Thursdays during Prime Time.
Students interested in trying out for Drum Major should plan to conduct the band through the parade tune, Patriotic Parade Sequence, for the Memorial Day parade.
Drum Major candidates will also need to complete the Leadership Application, which can be found in an earlier blog post.
Monday, March 12, 2018
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.