News From Your Director

October 10, 2017

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome to week three of our competition season! Students, you have been working so hard, we’re proud of your efforts! Parents, I hope you had the opportunity to see a much improved version of the show this past Saturday!

This week:

Normal rehearsal schedule after school this week

Pep-Rally Friday during 2nd period – dress is band polo and jeans

Friday game vs. Wagner @ Rutledge Stadium (next to Judson H.S.)
      o Kickoff is 7:30pm
      o Home by 11:15pm

Saturday – Yamaha Cup Marching Contest @ Rutledge Stadium
      o Itinerary attached
      o Call time @ Ranger Stadium – 11:30am
      o Students are responsible for their own lunch
      o Prelims Performance – 4:15pm
      o Finals begin @ 6:30pm - 12 Bands are selected for finals
      o We will feed dinner to ALL students
      o Finals Awards Ceremony @ approx. 10:00pm
      o Back at SVHS @ approx. 11:30pm

**This competition is run by a national group called USBands. It looks like the price of admission for this event is $25, and I don’t think that includes prelims AND finals. We would love to have you there to cheer the band on, but I didn’t want anyone to experience “sticker shock” upon arrival. Also, should we not advance to finals, we will not stay until the very end. I will send out updates through Remind concerning any changes in arrival time back to SVHS.


Matt Boening
Band Director
Smithson Valley HS