Wed. Sched. vol. 8.29

Greetings May River Band Family!

This week have a “whale” of a home football game against ranked opponent Whale Branch HS.  After last week’s thrilling win over Bluffton, I expect a large and motivated crowd.  If you hope to get a good seat in the stands for halftime, you may have arrive early.  This week we added drill to the end of ACT I.  Thursday’s rehearsal will determine how much we can showcase Friday.  We hope you will make it a routine to come out to home football games and soon, our marching contests to root on the band!

Florida Trip

If you are planning on traveling with the band for our December Florida Trip, and you have not registered with the travel company online yet, please do so THIS WEEK!  Here is the information again for your convenience:

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The “Band App”

We are attempting to bring all of our communication platforms and combine them into ONE LOCATION where students and parents can access the band calendar, as well as pertinent documents etc.

The app is “Free”, and the invitation code is as follows:

Mandatory Parent Meeting – First Quarter

To better communiate with parents and families, the May River Band Department will host mandatory band parent meetings once a grading period (as needed).  We need to have a mandatory meeting this quarter to discuss the opening of the school year, upcoming contests, as well as our upcoming, AND HUGELY VITAL 2ND ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER!! – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND.


Here is the upcoming schedule for 8/29 – 9/5:


Thursday, August 30th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4 – 6:30pm

Friday, August 31st  – HOME Football Game, 7:30pm kickoff

Summer Uniform attire – Grey polo (provided), Khaki shorts (school code), black sneakers or marching shoes, short black socks, belt, khaki hat (provided).

4:15pm  -Begin “walk-through” rehearsal on band rehearsal field

5:15pm – Pregame meal

6:00pm – Band member inspection in auditorium – All band students are expected to be in the auditorium at 6pm, ready for inspection with all summer uniform items, instrument or equipment, flip folder (winds), binders (percussion),  and a cooler.

6:15pm – Stands music review and tuning

6:45pm – Walk to stadium

7:15pm – Pregame

7:30pm – Kickoff

10:30pm – estimated end of game

11:00pm – estimated dismissal.  Text 81010 to @mayriverhs to receive text messages announcing actual dismissal times.

Friday’s game is the WHHI TV’s game of the week and will be televised!

Text 81010 to @mayriverhs to receive text messages announcing actual dismissal times.


Saturday, September 1st – no events

Monday, Sepetember 3rd – no school / no events

Tuesday, September 4th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4-6pm

Wednesday, September 5th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4-6pm

See you at a band event soon, and thank you for your continued support!



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