First Away Game

Dear Parents & Students,

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Monday – our first “long rehearsal” is this afternoon from 4:30 to 7:30 out on the band practice pad.

Monday – we had our “open house” already (Meet the Band Night)… parents, feel free to come out to the practice pad for a few minutes and watch rehearsal during your student’s band class for Open House.  We will not have any formal presentation for Open House.

Thursday – our first away game vs. Madison HS.  Kick-off is at 7:00 pm @ Heroes Stadium.  Pre-Game Meals will be served right after school let’s out.  Students need to be dresssed in summer uniform, ready for inspection by 5pm.  The game will conclude around 9:30pm and we will board buses to return to SVHS.  As specified in our handbook, students are expected to travel with the band to and from away games and contests unless there is a legitimate need to do otherwise (these should be cleared with a director prior to Thursday, and the appropriate paperwork filled out).  Your cooperation is most appreciated, as it becomes a major student safety issue for us if this policy is not followed.

Thursday PM – We will send out a text alert regarding our ETA back at SVHS so rides can be coordinated.  Parents, if you wish to recieve this alert, it is necessary that you have completed the CutTime registration process and have entered your mobile phone number AND your carrier (AT&T, Verizon, etc.).  We are no longer able to use Remind to communicate with such a large group due to policy changes with Remind.

Friday – we have a “normal” after-school rehearsal scheduled from 4:30 – 6:00 (due to the Thursday game).  Please note that the “Late Bus” does not run on Fridays.  If that is something that your family relies on, students should check with section leaders for possible carpool opportunities, or many parents have been able to connect to a ride via the Band Parent Facebook page.

The students have been absolutely fantastic and the show is quickly gaining steam.  Learning Part 3 (of 5) this afternoon.  I’ll try to post some video to the Ranger Band Twitter account (@svrangerband)!  One more week of Traditional Show, then we’ll roll out Mystery Tour at our next home game vs. Clemens.  Three weeks to Capital City Marching Contest!!

-Matt Boening

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