Monday, October 25, 2010

Important - Band Night Rehearsal Change

The Band Night rehearsal scheduled for 3rd period tomorrow (Tuesday - B day) has been switched to 3rd period on Wednesday (A day) due to a forecast of inclement weather.

Your teachers have been notified of the change. Again - take the bus over to Central on Wednesday, 10/27, NOT Tuesday!

Also - the first playoff game has been scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, 10/30. Due to the conflict in schedules, the band will no longer be performing in the Minooka Halloween Parade. Call time for Saturday's football game is 12:15 pm.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Great job, band!

Congratulations to everyone on an awesome performance at the Mahomet-Seymour Marching Band Festival yesterday!

The band placed 3rd in our class (AAA) and third overall (out of 26 bands), as well as placing third in the Percussion, Auxiliary (guard), and Music caption awards.

What a great end to our competitive season! You have all worked very hard this year and your effort has certainly shown in your performances. On behalf of all the band/guard staff, we are extremely proud of you!

Don't forget though that we do have (at least) three performances remaining this fall.
  • Band Night - Wed, Oct. 27th at 7 pm (6:15 call time). The Boosters are also hosting a Chili Dinner before this event, so bring your family, enjoy some chili, and support the band.

  • Football Playoff Game - Fri, Oct. 29th - Time TBA. This is a home game, so attendance is required!

  • Halloween Parade - Fri, Oct. 30th at 2 pm (call time TBA). Wear black pants and drillmasters. From the waist up, you may wear anything orange and black, or a Halloween costume of your choosing.

  • If our team wins the football game on Friday (Go Indians!), stay tuned for information on next week's playoff game performance.
Again, great job on your performances this weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

U of I Week is here!

Schedule for Saturday!

9:00 am - 10:45 am -> Band rehearsal
10:45 am - 11:45 am -> Lunch (on your own)
11:45 am -> Load busses/trailor
12:15 pm -> Busses leave MCHS
4:39 pm -> Marching Indians Performance!
8:00 pm -> Marching Illini Performance!
8:30 pm -> Awards Ceremony
9:20 pm -> Busses leave
11:45 pm-> Return home (approx)

The competition is held at Memorial Stadium on Campus.
Bring money for food at concessions stands.
Wear orange t-shirt or band hoody when not in full uniform.

schedule for the all the bands at U of I may be found at:

*Reminder - there is a regular Wednesday night rehearsal on 10/14 from 6:30-9:15 pm*

IMEA auditions

Good Luck to our band students who are auditioning for the IMEA District I Band this evening!

Hannah Knorr
Kayla Bachar
Sarah Danielson
Kevin Hannon
Anthony Abbonato

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spaghetti Dinner Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the Spaghetti Dinner 50/50 and Basket Raffles:

50/50 Raffle - Ticket #6343449 (must present ticket to collect prize)

"Bears" Basket - Ben Thelo

"Breakfast in Bed" Basket - Carolyn Kopp

Winners should contact Wendy Homa at 708-516-9330 to collect their prizes.

A big thank-you also goes out to all the band parents and students who contributed time, resources, and hard work to make the Band and Guard Spaghetti Dinner a success!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Schedule for Oswego Panther Preview

*Update* - For parents wishing to attend this performance, admission is $4. The location is "the" Oswego High School (not Oswego East) - 4250 Rt. 71, Oswego IL.

Student Schedule:

4:15 pm - Report to band room
4:30 pm - Leave for Oswego High School
6:00 pm - Panther Preview Begins
6:26 pm - Marching Indians Performance
8:10 pm - NIU Marching Huskies perform
8:40 pm - Leave OHS
9:15 pm (approx) - Return to MCHS

Attire for this event is blue jeans, orange band t-shirt, black socks, and black drillmasters.

Do not wear any additional long-sleeved shirts under your t-shirt. However, you may bring sweatshirts, coats, etc to wear over your t-shirt when we are not performing. You will be allowed to purchase dinner from the concession stand after our performance, or may bring a sack dinner if you choose.