Wed Sched 10.24.18 – STATE FINALS EDITION!!!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We made the STATE FINALS!!!!!!!!!!!  It is with tremendous thanks to the kids for their hard work, the parents for their dedication and everyone else that came together as a village to raise this BAND!!!!!!!!

We’re not done.  Not yet.

This Saturday is the SCBDA Class 3A STATE FINALS at Batesburg-Leesville HS.  See the EVENT SHEET below.


RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is currently a 90% chance of rain for our last scheduled rehearsal at May River HS prior to the State Finals on Friday.  With that information, we have determined it in the best interest to extend tomorrow’s (Thursday) rehearsal by 30 minutes.  We will have our final run-through of the show at 6:50pm.  We hope you will get out of your cars and join us in the bleachers by the rehearsal field to cheer on the kids then.

Friday’s rehearsal is not cancelled.  We do have an alternate indoor rehearsal space.  In the event we cannot get outside for Friday’s rehearsal, we will plan on dismissing that rehearsal at 5:30pm.  If we can get outside, we will end at 6:00pm, giving back the 30 minutes to the kids (and parents) from Thursday.

Thank you for your understanding.


There is no rehearsal next week after school.  We are not traveling to Colleton County HS for next Friday’s make-up game.  We will rehearse on Wednesday, Nov. 7th for the Command Performance (on 11/8), and again on the day of the Command Performance with the 8th graders.  More to come, soon.


Snap-Raise! is in its final 6 days.  To date, we have raised over $13K.  That is amazing!  Let’s push to reach 15K by the end of the drive!!!! Thank you for your participation!!!!



Saturday, October 27th, 2018


Performance Time:  7:45pm

Location:  Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Stadium:  Batesburg-Leesville High School

Address:  600 Summerland Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006


Estimated Travel Time:  3 hours

Method:  Charter Buses (Rivers Transportation)

Provided Meals (3): Breakfast (before departure), Lunch (on bus)

Self Meal Provisions: Snacks and drinks for bus ride.  Drinks must have a twist top.  Coolers are subject to inspection by chaperones.  Concessions after performance and before Awards.  Food and Snacks to purchase at PILOT truck stop on return trip.

Other events or locations during trip:  Colleton County HS (rehearsal), PILOT Truck Stop (Cayce, SC)

What to bring:  Uniform items (below), summer uniform shorts and hat, cooler

Optional bring:  Jacket (school colors please), money for concessions and for truck stop on return trip

Uniform:  Performance – Full contest uniform, including black marching shoes, calf-high black socks, bib pants, uniform jacket, left gauntlet (winds), shako and box (winds), black performance tee shirt, color guard uniform and accessories as defined (guard).  Awards – We will be staying in uniform for the full retreat.  We may change into 1/2 uniform for concessions time.

Tentative Itinerary:

10:45 report time / grab-n-go breakfast
11:15 depart for rehearsal site
12:30 arrive at Colleton County HS
1:00 begin rehearsal
2:50 End rehearsal / Eat / Grab uniforms of truck
3:15 Trucks Depart
3:40 Buses depart for B-L
5:45 Arrive at B-L
6:45 Show flow
7:45 Performance
9:45 Awards – Full Band Retreat
10:45 Depart
11:30 Rest stop / Re-arrange seats for overnight travel – PILOT TC – 3008 Hwy 321 Cayce, SC 29033
Midnight Depart
2:15am Arrival at MRHS / Dismiss upon arrival


We look forward to ending the competition season on a high note!  We hope you can join us this Saturday in mass!!!!!!

Have a fantastic remainder to your week.

Best Regards,

Mr. C

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