Wednesday, September 30, 2009


A few friendly reminders...
  • If you are going to San Antonio, your second trip payment was due last Friday. If you have not yet made this $200 payment, please contact Kim Gordon ASAP or you will be removed from the trip roster!
  • Freshmen and Sophomores -- Cafeteria decorating for Homecoming at South will be Thursday, Oct 1 after school. If you are at Central at the end of the day on Thursday, take the #61 bus (all the way at the end of the line) back to South after school.

  • Football game this Friday! Call time is 6:15 as usual. Bring yourself, warm clothes, and a lot of school spirit to help our football team continue their winning streak!

  • Our next two competitions are at Illinois Benedictine College on Oct. 17th and ISU on Oct. 24th. Details are forthcoming, but both days will have early afternoon call times. This means you can get lots of sleep and be prepared for the day's events!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pontiac HS "Showdown" Field Competition

The Pontiac HS "Indian Showdown" Field Show Competition is next Saturday, September 26th. The schedule for the day is as follows:

10:30 am - Rehearsal at MCHS
12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm - Report time (load trailer/busses)
1:45 pm - Leave MCHS
4:00 pm - Field Clinic session
5:30 pm - Field Show Competition begins @ Pontiac HS stadium($7)
9:15 pm - Award Ceremony
9:45 pm - Load busses
11:00 pm - Arrive at MCHS (approx)

The address of Pontiac HS is: 1100 Indiana Ave, Pontiac IL.

This competition has 14 bands competing in 4 classes. MCHS is in the largest class with Joliet West HS

This schedule was also sent out via email! If you did not receive this email, please let Mr. Anderson know so you can be added to the email list.

Grundy County Corn Festival Parade

The 61st Annual Corn Festival Parade is Sunday, Sept. 27th.
1:00 pm - Report time (load busses/trailer)
1:45 pm - Leave MCHS
2:15 pm - Arrive in Morris (unload busses/equipment)
2:45 pm - Arrive at parade starting location (unit #89)
3:45 pm - Load busses/trailer (at Morris HS)
4:00 pm - Leave Morris
4:30 pm - Arrive @ MCHS (time approx)

The Parade starts officially at 2:00 pm and runs from south to north on Liberty Street.
Our band is unit #89 in the parade. Students are required to wear their orange band shirt for this event!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dwight Harvest Days

The Dwight Harvest Days Parade and Field Show Competition is next Sunday, September 20th. The schedule for the day is as follows:

11:15 am - Report time (load trailer/busses)
12:00 pm - Leave MCHS
2:00 pm - MCHS enters parade (we are the 20th band)
4:00 pm - Parade Awards Ceremony @ Dwight HS Stadium
4:45 pm - Field Show Competition begins @ Dwight HS Stadium ($5)
7:30 pm - Leave Dwight HS
8:20 pm - Arrive at MCHS (approx)

The address of Dwight HS is: 801 S. Franklin St, Dwight IL. The parade route runs west to east on Mazon St (Rt. 17) between Washington St and Chicago St. The reviewing stand is at the William W. Fox Center on the south side of the street.

This schedule was also sent out via email! If you did not receive this email, please let Mr. Anderson know so you can be added to the email list.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sept. 4th Game Pics!

Below, enjoy a few photos from our Sept. 4th pre-game and halftime performances, courtesy of Mrs. Anderson.

Check out that sunset... and that M!

Please send in any photos you may have of the band at football games, parades, or competitions! A real photo gallery is in our near future...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Trip, Apparel, & Fundraising updates

Spring Trip:
There are 20 spaces left available for students and adults to join us on our spring trip to San Antonio. However our quota of chaperones has been filled, therefore additional adults would be going as non-chaperones and not receive the Boosters contribution to trip cost. (Additional students will still receive the Booster contribution.)

Band T-shirt and Hoodie orders are due by September 15th! Payments should be placed in the black box in the band room or brought to the upcoming Booster meeting on Sept. 14th.

The following fundraising opportunities are available for students and adults (first come, first served):

License plate frame and thermal travel mug sales at the following events:
  • Girls Volleyball - 9/8
  • Boys Soccer - 9/10
  • Minooka Farmer's Market - 9/5, 9/12, and 9/19
License plate frames and thermal mugs may also be pre-purchased for resale by you or pre-sold for later delivery. Either way, all profit goes to your student account! Be the first to get your merchandise TONIGHT in the band room before the football game.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Get your Marching Indians hoodie!

Sweatshirt order forms are available for download on this blog under "Form Downloads." The deadline for ordering sweatshirts is September 15th. Sweatshirts are available in black or orange and are perfect for those chilly October (or August) rehearsals.

Sweatshirt order forms and checks should be turned in to the black box by the band room door.