Greetings May River Band Family!
This week we travel to “South of the Broad” rival Hilton Head High School. This week was a short week, and we have been working some new members into the drill. We expect to perform all of the first act Friday night, hopefully with more participants, and more color guard choreography! We would to have your support at this close away game!
Competition Begins next weekend!
Next weekend is our first band competition of the year the Edisto Blue Machine Marching Band Invitational. Last year was our first time attending the contest and the band did very well. We hope to have a similar showing this year. We hope you are planning to carpool, caravan, or whatever else it takes to support your Silver Sound at their first competition! More information will be made available as it becomes known.
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, registration is now PAST DUE! Here is the information again for your convenience:
The “Band App”
We are happy to report that in one week we have amassed 86 followers! Due to the feedback we are receiving, we have decided to make the “Band App” our primary platform for communication. The Band App allows to have 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:
First Quarter Mandatory Parent Meeting – Monday, September 10th, 7pm (all students and at least one parent or designated adult per household)
To better communicate 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.
New District-Owned Instrument Rental Policy
As of August, 2018, the Beaufort County School District has adopted a new district instrument rental contract for all students / families renting district-owned instruments. The contractual agreement requires a fee of $90 for the school year. Families qualifying for meal assistance programs qualify for partial or entire fee waiver. We will be executing new instrument rental contracts in the coming weeks. We wanted to give you advanced notice.
Here is the upcoming Band schedule:
Thursday, September 6th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4 – 6:30pm
Friday, September 7th – AWAY Football Game @ Hilton Head HS, 7:30pm kickoff
UNIFORM – Summer Uniform attire – Grey polo (provided), Khaki shorts (school code), black sneakers or marching shoes, short black socks, belt, khaki hat (provided).
4:05pm – Begin “walk-through” rehearsal on band rehearsal field
4:45pm – Runthrough
5:05pm – Pregame meal
5:45pm – Band member inspection in auditorium – All band students are expected to be in the auditorium at 5:45pn, ready for inspection with all summer uniform items, instrument or equipment, flip folder (winds), binders (percussion), and a cooler.
5:55pm – Stands music review and tuning
6:15pm – Load Buses
6:30pm – Depart for HHHS
7:00pm – Arrive at HHHS / Unload
7:30pm – Kickoff
8:45pm – Estimated Halftime Performance
10:30pm – Estimated end of game / load buses
10:45pm – Estimated departure for May River High School
11:15pm – Estimated arrival at MRHS
11:35pm – estimated dismissal. Text 81010 to @mayriverhs to receive text messages announcing actual dismissal times.
Schedule for 9/8-9/12
Saturday, September 8th – no events
Monday, September 10th – Marching Band Rehearsal, 4-6:30pm; Snacks / Meal for members, 6:35pm; MANDATORY FIRST QUARTER BAND MEETING (all students and at least one parent or designated adult per household), 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 11th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4-6pm
Thursday, September 13th – Marching Band rehearsal, 4-6:30pm
Friday, September 14th – No Band Events (Don’t forget we will have an early morning Saturday!!!!!!)
Saturday, September 15th – EDISTO BLUE MACHINE MARCHING BAND INVITATIONAL (schedule TBA. Anticipate as early as a 7:00am call time).
See you at a band event soon, and thank you for your continued support!