MZB Update 7-25-17

MZB,

Here is your weekly e-mail update:

A reminder that Colorguard members have a rehearsal on THURSDAY of this week from 6-7:30 PM.

ALL members should be working towards MEMORIZING Movement 1 at this point in time. Remember, that once we hit band camp, we will be learning drill right away…therefore it’s important that you already have your music down. If you memorize a section or 2 per day from now until Band Camp, it won’t be as difficult as if you wait to try to memorize the whole song in a day or 2 right before. Work SMART over the summer to ensure that you are prepared and ready to go for band camp!

Hard to believe, but we are down to less than 2 weeks until band camp starts on August 7! Please be sure to gather the following necessary supplies for band camp:
Water jug
Sunscreen
Hat
Sidewalk chalk (marching members only — to mark marching coordinates on the parking lot)
Music folder (w/plastic sheet protectors to protect the music from wind and moisture)
Comfortable sneakers that are good for marching…(Chuck Taylor’s, Skater Shoes, Hi-Tops may be fashionable, however they are not good marching shoes and can actually cause pain or injury. If this is all you have, I recommend getting a cheap pair of cross training sneakers at WalMart or Payless that you can use just for marching band.)

Also, looking forward, some other season-related costs that you may want to plan/budget for in the next month:
Band Member Polo ($15) — Veterans who already have one (and it still fits), do not need to purchase a new one
Marching Shoes (between $30 and $35) — We will have shoe sizing right away on Thursday, August 10th in the afternoon. Veterans please check to make sure your shoes from last year still fit!
Gloves ($3.50/pair) — Only Brass and Woodwind members need these

Under uniform wear:
PLAIN black t-shirts (without writing/designs…no sleeveless shirts!)
Cotton or mesh gym shorts
Black socks (that come up to the calf or higher)

We will also be running our annual apparel and jacket sales soon. Stay tuned for those order forms in the next week or so.

Let’s work hard to ensure that we are all doing the necessary practice and preparation to have a highly successful season!

Thanks and see you all soon!
-Mr. Tanzos

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