Students

Upcoming Band Dates 2017


Mark Your Calendars:

August 14 – 9th grade students 1st Day of School: Drumline perform 7:40-­8:00 a.m.

August 14- Pep Rally. Leadership arrive at 1:00 p.m. to perform.

August 16- Chipotle (60th & O) Fundraiser 4:00-8:00 p.m. Must show Flyer on print or phone for East band to receive proceeds.

August 19- PICTURE DAY in the Main Gym. 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. All band students are highly encouraged to attend.

August 21- Parent Welcome Night. TBD soon – keep checking back. Drumline will perform at this event.

August 24- Booster Blitz in the South Parking lot. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The band will perform during the event.


Performance Schedule

Thursday 8/31 HOME Football Game Seacrest 7:00pm

Friday 9/8 Away Football Game Seacrest 8:00pm

Friday 9/15 HOME Football Game Seacrest 8:00pm

Thursday 9/21 HOME Football Game (HC) Seacrest 7:00pm

Saturday 9/30 Capital City Championships Seacrest 1:00-­7:00pm

Friday 10/6 HOME Football Game (8th ) Seacrest 4:30pm

Saturday 10/7 Harvest of Harmony Grand Island All Day

Friday 10/13 HOME Football Game (Sr) Seacrest 8:00pm

Saturday 10/14 LPS Invitational Seacrest 1:00­-7:00pm

Saturday 10/21 NSBA State Marching Festival Seacrest 1:00­-9:00pm


Marching Band Instructions

Game Day and Performance Schedule
On game days, the band room will be open 2 1/2 hours prior to game time (4:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. evening game).  It is the responsibility of each band member to have all equipment necessary and to be on time for the pregame rehearsal.

The following schedule will be used as the standard preparation mode for the home game performances. Proper mental and physical preparation can influence the overall quality of an upcoming performance. This schedule is designed to encourage small group warm-up and to offer the leadership staff the opportunity to work with their respective sections.

Drumline and Colorguard preparation schedules may differ slightly to accommodate the extended warm-up time necessary for these sections. (Times in parentheses are for the 4:30 p.m. game days)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. (n/a)   Bring a sack lunch if you know you will not have time to go home and eat prior to the game. (THERE IS NO EATING IN UNIFORM!!)

5:15 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)   Meet with section leaders and drum majors (stretch and practice fundamental performance techniques)

5:30 p.m. (3:10 p.m.)   Full group warm-up and run through rehearsal

6:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)   Get into full uniform – uniform inspection by rank leaders  (Girls and Guys with long hair – PLEASE arrive to the band room with your hair already up)

6:30 p.m. (4:00 p.m.)   Assemble for trooping to the stadium. Once we arrive at the stadium, we will set up in the stands. Be prepared to perform at any time during the game.

7:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m.)    Game Time

Competition Days will follow a similar schedule. The schedule for each competition day will be given to the students one week prior to the competition.

Please note: All football games will be in full uniform unless told otherwise by the directors. Please be proactive in getting this information to employers, church, etc. We will stay until the game is over, period. Failure to do so may result in lowering of grade and possible loss of performance privileges.

IMPORTANT ITEMS:  

1)  CHECKLIST – DO YOU HAVE?

  • LONG BLACK SOCKS
  • BAND SHOES
  • CLEAN WHITE GLOVES
  • HAT
  • HAIR ACCESSORIES (PLEASE ARRIVE WITH YOUR HAIR ALREADY DONE)
  • ALL OF YOUR UNIFORM PARTS
  • YOUR INSTRUMENT CLEAN AND POLISHED

2)  BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE THAT YOU ENCOUNTER. SUPPORT THE OTHER BANDS AND THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE CONTEST. MAGIC WORDS:  PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

3)  WHEN YOU ARE WATCHING OTHER BANDS PERFORM, DO NOT TALK OR MAKE NOISE, IT IS OKAY TO CHEER FOR THOSE EXCITING MOMENTS IN THEIR SHOW. DO NOT WALK UP OR DOWN THE STAIRS OF THE STADIUM WHILE A PERFORMANCE IS IN PROGRESS.  IN OTHER WORDS, BE A GREAT AUDIENCE MEMBER!!

BE A CLASS ACT ON AND OFF THE FIELD. POSITIVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION IS CREATED THE MOMENT YOU LEAVE THE BAND ROOM DOORS.   GOOD LUCK!!!!