Latest Band Info

Hello again and happy Friday! We are excited that tonight we will be performing our field show during the postgame, should be around 9:15 or so. Please make sure the kids are at school no later than 5:45pm getting into uniform and that they have black socks, black shoes, and their black Titan Pride shirt.

Auditions went very well on Tuesday and most of the kids represented themselves well in their audition for a local professional judge. Results have been posted outside the band room door. Concert Band and Symphonic Band will begin rehearsals on Monday, October 22nd, so please make sure their concert instrument (if different from their marching instrument) is in good playing shape by that time, all necessary equipment to play that instrument is in place, and that the instrument makes it to school that day.

Tuesday, October 2nd
Marching Rehearsal, 5:55pm to 9pm
Students will need to be in their show shirts and black socks/marching shoes for this rehearsal

Friday, October 5th
All students planning to audition for All-District Band MUST have a recording of ALL major and minor scales turned in or emailed to me. This includes all scales in the audition packet and played in the format in which they are written in the packet
After school, all students available should plan to stay and load the trucks for Saturday’s competition

Saturday, October 6th
Attached you will find the detailed itinerary for the Park Hill Festival. Please make sure students prepare for a long day, as it will be. Generally students will bring some homework to do in the down time, as well as clothing for all weather, as you know Missouri weather changes so often.
Other suggested items might include:
a second pair of shoes to wear when we aren’t marching
a second shirt for after the show when the shirt underneath the uniform will be quite sweaty, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen as we will be in the sun ALL day
additional snacks, although we will feed them around noon AND 4pm

Playoff Football
It is very possible that we will play at home for all playoff football games, as long as the team keeps playing. Therefore, I wanted to notify you of four additional possible home games in the month of November. We will perform at each of these, however, Tuesday evening rehearsals will NOT continue past October 16th.
These dates are:
Wednesday, October 31st
Monday, November 5th
Saturday, November 10th (afternoon game)
Friday, November 16th
Friday, November 23rd (if the team makes it to the state championship game, this is in St Louis)

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Titan Pride Update for 11-14

The Titan Pride did a GREAT job last Friday in our first marching performance.  We are very proud of the progress we are making, and looking forward to the upcoming parts of our season.  Here is some update information for you:

Monday, September 17
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30-4:30pm
Trash Bag Fundraiser begins – more information to come home with your child on Monday
Tuxedo sizing session at school 6:00-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 18
Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:55pm – 9:00pm

Starting Monday, students will be able to sell trash bags of all shapes, colors, and sizes for a 40% profit.  The money they fundraise will go into their individual fundraising account for the NYC trip, future trips, or other required equipment, etc…

Audtions are taking place on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, from 3pm to 5pm. Students will be assigned a 6-minute time slot to play in front of a judge to decide who will be in Concert Band and who will be in Symphonic Band.  This audition is  REQUIRED and is for a grade as well.  Students who have a school-related conflict, or need a specific audition time, must submit this information to Mr. Thurmond no later than Wednesday, 4th hour.  I will then post audition times on Thursday, the 20th.

Have a great weekend.
Mr. Thurmond 

Band Update for Sept. 10th

Monday, September 10th
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30-4:30

Tuesday, September 11th
Ice Cream Social performance
(Food served starting at 5:30, performances starting at 6pm)

Band students should be in the band room for warm up at 5:45pm
They should be wearing khaki or white shorts/pants along with their Aerodynamics tee shirt, which they will receive Monday or Tuesday during class.
All band members should sell ALL of their ice cream social tickets. This is very important to the success of the program and support from the Music Parents.
A reminder that even the students need a ticket to partake in the concessions.

Thursday, September 13th
Full Band Rehearsal, 5:55pm to 9pm

The Homecoming Parade has been moved to Thursday, September 27th at 3:30pm. The football game will remain on Friday, as originally scheduled. Please make note of this change as we march in this parade.