February Band Update – Lots of Info!

Good morning Titan Band!

Some updates and information for the near future, please tend to it all so you are aware of what’s going on AND conflicts do not arise.
Pep Band
We have 2 games on Thursday night Feb 16, both of which are for the TITAN band to perform at. Call time is 5:15pm and we will be done around 8:30.
Next week, we have one game for each band.  TITAN band has a game on Monday, Feb 20th.  Call time is 6:30pm (yes, I know it’s President’s Day).  PRIDE band has a game on Tuesday, Feb 21st. Call time is 6:30pm.
Walmart Grand Opening
On Wednesday, March 1st, we have been asked to play the national anthem and some pre-ceremony music for the grand opening of the new Walmart off 150 Hwy.  This is generally a late-start day, so it works pretty well for us.  Students who drive will need to park in the back of the lot and be there (with instrument) by 7am.  Students who do NOT drive, will need to be dropped off at Walmart at 7am.  We will have a bus to transport these kids to school after the ceremony.  The event starts at 7:30am and shouldn’t last longer than 45 minutes.
Chicago Trip Extra Rehearsals
Since we are joining forces with LSN for this trip, we must have some rehearsals to prepare together in anticipation of our Chicago Trip.  The students have been given this information, but please have them plan accordingly.  This is plenty of notice to prevent work conflicts, etc…
Rehearsal #1 will be on Tuesday, March 7th from 4pm to 6pm
The Wind Ensemble will rehearse at LSW, call time is 3:50
The Symphonic/Concert Band/Percussion Class will rehearse at LSN and transportation will be provided.  These students will need to leave from LSW on a bus at 3:30pm and will return around 6:30pm
Rehearsal #2 will be on Tuesday, March 14th from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Both bands will be rehearsing at LSW, call time is 4:30
District Solo/Ensemble Contest
On Saturday, March 11th, several students will be performing/competing at MSHSAA District Solo/Ensemble Contest (which we host).  Students will have a 7-minute performance slot at some point during the day.  Schedules will be available by March 1st.
We will need several adult volunteers to make this happen.  If you are available to serve for part of the day, please contact Michelle Krause at 4Krauses@att.net
Kauffman Center Concert
On Sunday, March 12th, ALL band students will be performing at the Kauffman Center.  Hopefully you have had a chance to purchase your tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  As of Friday morning, we had sold 1,109 tickets and only have 232 remaining, so act now.  Here is the link:
Please plan ahead in regards to your Sunday morning church plans as the students will be riding the bus to this performance, leaving at 12:15pm.
State Large Ensemble Contest
The Symphonic Band (and several percussionists from Percussion class) will be performing for four judges at State Contest on Friday, March 31st at 3pm at LSWHS.
The Wind Ensemble will be performing for four judges at State Contest on Wednesday, April 5th at 3pm at LSWHS.
More info on this later.

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