Friday, October 30, 2009

Street clothes tonight -- Wear Black!

For the game tonight, we will NOT be wearing uniforms due to the muddy conditions on the field. Instead we will be wearing street clothes, so wear clothing that will keep you warm for the duration of the football game.

In keeping with the "black out" theme for tonight's game, wear as much black as possible!! Let's black out the field when we perform.

Call time is still 6:00 pm.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday Playoff Game

Our first playoff game vs Edwardsville will be at home, this FRIDAY night at 7 pm.

Call time is 6:00 pm. We will be wearing full uniform and performing our halftime show just as we do at regular season games. Attendance is mandatory!

The crowd is planning a "black-out" event and wearing all black to intimidate the other team. This will be a fun environment to perform in, so let's get excited and cheer our Indian football team on to the next round of playoff competition!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Go Indians!

Congratulations to our Indians Football Team!
Minooka beats Plainfield Central tonight (Fri) 21-13 and are Conference Champs!

Minooka will host a playoff game against Edwardsville this weekend. (Fri or Sat) Date and time will be announced early next week.
Our band will be marching our regular competition show at the game.


Hey, Band!

Click the link below for a gallery of professional photos taken of our band at the Illinois Benedictine competition last week. The photos are available for purchase if you so desire.
Minooka Band at Illinois Benedictine

Enjoy! Let's have a good one tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ISU Show info!

The State of Illinois Marching Band Championships at Illinois State University is Saturday, Oct 24th. The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:15 am - Rehearsal at MCHS
10:30 am - Lunnch on your own
11:30 am- Load busses/trailer
12:15 pm - Leave MCHS
1:45 pm - Arrive at ISU
2:00 pm - Change into uniforms
2:45 pm - Warm-up time
4:40 pm - Band picnic at Fairview Park
6:00 pm - Return to stadium to watch ISU marching band
6:55 pm - 5A/6 Award Ceremony
7:00 pm - announcement of Finalists
8:00 pm - Finals competition
10:00 pm - Finals award ceremony
10:15 pm - Load busses / leave
11:45 pm - Arrive at MCHS (approx)

Location: Hancock Stadium at Illinois State University, Normal, IL

The competition starts at 7:15 am with 42 bands competing in 6 classes.
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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.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Hey Band, great job on Saturday!

If anyone has pictures from Saturday's competition, please place them on a CD and bring them to Ms. Wych. All photos will be displayed in the photo gallery at the Band Homepage.

Let's gear up for a week of great music, great marching, and great WEATHER as we prepare for ISU this Saturday.

Go Marching Indians!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dry Cleaning

Please have your pants dry cleaned and shoes wiped down by Friday!!
Uniforms need to be ready to go for our competition on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Butter Braids are Here!

STARTING Wednesday October 28th, the MCHS Band/Guard members will begin selling Butter Braid Frozen Pastry Dough! This is a delicious pastry that is easy to bake and is always a big seller every year. Great for the coming Holidays!

The Butter Braids come in 6 delicious flavors: Apple, Cherry, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese and Bavarian Crème with chocolate icing! They sell for $11.00 each. The Band/Flag members will earn $4.00 per Butter Braid sold into their individual account.

All order forms and money will need to be turned in by Friday November 13th to the Black Box in the Band room.

Delivery/Pick-up will be on Monday November 23th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Band room. Please make sure you pick-up your orders and deliver them, Butter Braids MUST remain Frozen until you are ready to bake them.

This is a GREAT opportunity for all Band/Guard members to earn money so, SELL, SELL, SELL!!!!!

If you have any questions please contact Denise Millsaps at cell 953-1609 or home after 6:00pm 467-0392.

--MCHS Band Boosters

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Check out this nifty collage, made by Anna Strle!

Also, a big thanks to all the freshmen and sophomores who decorated the South Campus cafeteria this afternoon! Your creativity and enthusiasm was awesome, and it looks great! You should all be proud of bringing a little band to South. Everyone else -- be sure to check it out!