Chaperone/Truck times for Saturday and Sunday

Weekend chaperones and drivers,

Here are the report times for Saturday and Sunday’s events:

Saturday – Truck needed at 1:15 PM at parking lot ; Chaperones needed at 1:45 PM at band room

Sunday – Truck needed at 1:00 PM at parking lot ; Chaperoned needed at 1:30 PM at band room

Thank you!
Mr. Tanzos

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MZB Update 10-24-16 *TOB ACC WEEK*

Congrats on another successful weekend! Once again, we were the highest scoring Region 2 band regardless of group size and we ended up ranked #4 going into ACCs! This definitely puts us in a good position, however our work is not done…now we have to prove that we deserve to be a Top 5 band, as we will see EVERYONE head-to-head on the same field, with the same judges, on the same day. Here is a look at this week’s schedule…please note that this is our final “really busy” week of the season:

Tuesday – Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Wednesday – Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Thursday – Rehearsal 6-9 PM

****Note that we have 3 straight nights of rehearsals this week! My hope/plan is to give some of this time back to you, likely on Thursday. Thursday’s weather forecast does not look great, so we may shorten or cancel Thursday’s rehearsal — making Tuesday and Wednesday THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT! Like we discussed, attendance is going to be massively important this week if we are to make improvements!

Friday — AWAY football game vs. Northampton. Report time is 5:00 PM ; Truck needed at band room by 5:15 PM ; Chaperones needed at 5:30 PM ; We will be performing HALFTIME.

Saturday — Cavalcade Competition at Abington HS. Remember that this was added to meet our championship eligibility requirements after the rained-out Conrad Weiser performance. Below and attached is the detailed battle plan. Please note that we are NOT staying for the awards ceremony — it’s a late night and I’d rather us get home at a decent hour and rest up for Sunday. We will eat dinner at the Abington refreshment stand after our performance before we come home. As with Cavalcade shows, we do NOT have advance tickets for purchase, however you may purchase at the gate the day of the show. Here is the show schedule

Sunday — TOB Atlantic Coast Championships at HersheyPark Stadium ; Detailed Battle Plan below and attached. Here is a link to TOB’s ACC website for information.
Note we will be going to Hershey’s Chocolate World after awards for dinner. I’ve attached the food court menu for you to look at and plan how much money to bring. Those of you who ordered advanced tickets will receive them on Tuesday. If you did not purchase advanced tickets, you still may purchase them at the gate the day of the show: $22 for adults, $17 students/seniors.

The name of the game is to clean, clean, and clean the show some more! Remember, the more you personally invest into what we are doing, the better the results will be.

Let’s have a fantastic ACC week Whitehall! See you TUESDAY!
Mr. Tanzos

BATTLE PLAN for Saturday, October 29
Abington HS Competition
901 Highland Ave, Abington, PA 19001

12:00 Noon – School open
12:30 pm – Rehearsal begins
1:30 pm – Load equipment truck; Change into “Partial Uniform”
2:30 pm – Depart for Abington HS
4:00 pm – Arrive at Abington HS; Visit restrooms
4:15 pm – Unload truck; warm-up
6:00 pm – Whitehall MZB performance
6:15 pm – Load truck, change into “Partial Uniform”
7:00 pm – Back to stadium to visit snack stand, restrooms.
7:45 pm – Depart for home
9:15 pm – Estimated arrival time home…ALL members must stay at the school until the equipment truck is completely unloaded (unless we have the same truck for Sunday!)

A list of things all members should bring with them for the entire day:
Marching Shoes
Under-uniform wear
Make-up / Hair products (Colorguard)
Water for during practice
Snack for after practice
Sweatshirt or jacket
Money for refreshment stand at stadium

BATTLE PLAN for Sunday, October 30
TOB Atlantic Coast Championships
@ Hershey Park Stadium

12:30 pm – School open ; set up equipment
12:45 pm – 2 Run throughs at parking lot
1:15 pm – Load equipment truck; Change into “Partial Uniform”
2:15 pm – Depart for Hershey Park Stadium ; Please pack a snack for bus ride
4:00 pm – Arrive at Hershey Park Stadium; Unload equipment; warm-up
5:45 pm – Whitehall MZB performance
6:00 pm – Group photo after performance; load truck
7:15 pm – Awards Ceremony
8:00 pm – Go to “Chocolate World” to eat dinner, shop, etc.
TBD – Departure time from Hershey for home
10:30 pm – 11:30 pm – Estimated range for arrival time home…this is subject to change throughout the day. Students should remain in communication once we leave Hershey and as we get closer to home.

ALL members must stay at the school until the equipment truck is completely unloaded. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

A list of things all members should bring with them for the entire day:
Marching Shoes
Under-uniform wear
Make-up / Hair products (Colorguard)
Water for during practice
Snack for after practice/bus ride
Sweatshirt or jacket
Money for dinner at Chocolate World. Please be sure to bring enough money as the food tends to be a bit more expensive. See the attached food court menu for prices.
There are also apparel vendors at the show, if you want to purchase Championship t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Please come prepared, be flexible, and let’s work together so that we can reach our fullest potential!

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Band spring trip

Please see below from WMPA Spring Trip Coordinator Lisa Kroboth regarding this year’s MZB Spring Trip to Philadelphia. The highlight of this year’s trip is taking in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall, along with other historical and fun activities in and around the city.

Again, please note that this trip is purely optional — you are not required to attend, but we hope that you’ll consider joining us for a fun day in Philly!

Thank you,
Mr. Tanzos

Hello MZB members and families:

The band is offering an optional trip to Philadelphia on May 13, 2017. This trip is open to all members and their families. The itinerary and cost are attached. Reservation form and deposit of $75 (cash or check made out to WMPA) must be turned in to Mr. Tanzos by Tuesday, November 2. No late forms will be accepted.