MZB Update 9-30-17

WOW! What a fantastic result Saturday! In case you didn’t know, we had the highest score in THE ENTIRE CAVALCADE CIRCUIT this weekend! Simply outstanding stuff! It’s important however that we remember it’s still only September, and there is a lot of season left…let’s not have the peak of our season be September 30th. Let’s keep improving and striving for ultimate excellence, because every other band is going to be coming after US now.

Here is a look at this week’s schedule:

Tuesday — Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Thursday — Rehearsal 6-9 PM

Friday — AWAY football game at Freedom ; Report time is 4:15 PM ; Truck and chaperones needed at band room by 4:45. ALL MEMBERS MUST TAKE THEIR UNIFORMS AND PARADE EQUIPMENT HOME AT END OF NIGHT!

Saturday — Whitehall Fall Festival Parade (AM) and Conrad Weiser Competition (PM) ; Detailed battle plan below and attached. We will meet directly at the parade staging site (Kmart parking lot on MacArthur Rd) at 9:15 AM in full uniform. The parade begins at 10 AM and will travel along Schadt avenue towards the school campus, finishing on Campus Drive. At the end of the parade, we will go to the band room to change out of uniform. You will have a 2 hour break to relax, grab lunch, visit the Fall Festival, etc. — you may stay on campus or leave and come back for rehearsal at 1 PM. Truck driver and chaperones will be needed at 3:30 PM.

Information for spectators for Saturday’s competition:
– Complete show schedule
– Tickets: $9 for adults ; $7 for seniors/students
– Parking instructions: Use THIS address for directions to spectator parking: 347 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia, PA 19551

Lastly, we will begin to utilize Google Classroom for posting the judges commentaries and other “go-to” files (such as dot sheets, sheet music parts, etc.) to cut down on the number of e-mails for access to those items.

Thank you, have a great rest of the weekend, and see you Tuesday!
Mr. Tanzos

BATTLE PLAN for Saturday, October 7

Whitehall Parade /

Conrad Weiser HS Competition

347 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia, PA 19551

9:15 am – Meet at Whitehall Parade Staging Area (MacArthur Towne Center/Kmart Parking Lot) in Full Uniform

10:00 am – Parade begins

10:45 am – Return to High School at end of parade route ; Go to band room to change out of uniform

11:00 am – Lunch break (you may stay at HS or leave campus – just be back by start of rehearsal)

1:00 pm – Rehearsal begins

3:30 pm – Load equipment truck; Change into “Partial Uniform”

5:00 pm – Depart for Conrad Weiser HS ; Eat packed dinner

6:30 pm – Arrive at Conrad Weiser HS; visit restrooms

6:45 pm – Unload truck; warm-up

8:30 pm – Whitehall MZB performance

8:45 pm – Host Band performs ; We will go right to back stands to watch

9:00 pm – Awards Ceremony

9:30 pm – Load truck, change into “Partial Uniform”

10:15 pm – Depart for home

11:45 pm – Estimated arrival time 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)
Lunch for before practice
Water for during practice
Dinner for bus ride
Sweatshirt or jacket
Snack for bus ride home (we will NOT have time to visit refreshment stand at stadium)

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

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