Here's all the info you need to know for this week! We had to shift plans around a little bit with the rescheduling of marching band MPA. Thank you for your flexibility
We will have two brief marching band rehearsals this week to review the show before marching mpa.
EDIT: NO REHEARSAL ON TUESDAY - we will have a short rehearsal on Wednesday before the parade from 2:30 - 3:30pm instead.
Wedneaday - 11/1, rehearsal/homecoming parade/jag challenge. The parade buses will begin taking us from PSLHS to village green at 4:00pm. The band will stay after school, have a brief rehearsal and then change into uniform to be ready to be shuttled over at 4:00pm. The parade will step off at 5:00pm. After the parade, the band will have a short amount of time to eat a snack/packed food before we transition to Jag challenge in the gym. Jag challenge starts at 6:00pm and should be over around 7:15pm. The band will be dismissed after Jag Challenge.
Thursday - 11/2, rehearsal will be from 2:30 - 4:00pm. This will be our final rehearsal before the rescheduled marching MPA.
Friday- 11/3, homecoming football game/alumni night. The Bands call time will be 5:15 in game uniform. Band homecoming reps should show up in formal attire for the ceremony. We will be performing our halftime show AFTER the game.
Saturday - 11/4, Marching MPA. An updated itinerary will be made this week as soon as the new schedule is published.
Jacket/Hoodie money is due on Monday by the end of the day.
Symphonic band seating order auditions will be on November 6th and 7th in your band classes. Specific music for the audition will be selections from the halftime show, plus major scales. Audition specifics will be posted soon.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Good morning band,
I regret to inform you that Marching MPA has been rescheduled for NEXT Saturday, November 4th, due to severe weather forecasted for tomorrow.
I am aware that this is not the decision we wanted to hear, and, like we talked about yesterday, if you would like to leave after our performance to make it to the homecoming dance, we can make the necessary arrangements to accommodate this.
MPA is definitely still mandatory for all members, and will count as 2 test grades.
If you would like to stay, the band will be staying after to support other bands, as well as hear our rating announced at the end of the night. If you have purchased a homecoming ticket already and would like to stay through MPA, we can work on getting you reimbursed.
This season has very much tested our diligence and patience, and I am very proud at all the work we have still managed to accomplish. I am truly appreciative of your flexibility and effort.
A schedule for next week will be published this weekend, as well as an updated itinerary for MPA.
Thanks for everything, and let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the schedule for this Saturday!
10:00am - Call time for all LEADERSHIP
10:45am - Call time for all band members (uniform is the same as the showcase)
11:00am - Transition to field for mini rehearsal
11:15am - Mini rehearsal/mental preparation
12:15pm - Transition to band room/change into full uniform
12:35pm - Inspection in full uniform
12:45pm get instruments loaded on truck/put uniforms back into garment bags
1:05pm - Senior MPA stories
1:15pm - Begin to load busses
1:40pm - Depart PSLHS
2:00pm - Arrive at JBHS
3:00pm - Transition to warm up
3:35pm - Warm up time
4:05pm - Transition to performance
4:20pm - Perform
4:45pm - put instruments back on truck/ get ready for dinner
5:10pm - Dinner at concession stand
6:00pm - Enter stands
6:00pm - watch Bands
8:30pm - scores announcements
9:30pm- Depart JBHS
10:00pm - Arrive at PSLHS
10:15pm - Dismissal
Hey band, here are the dates for some of the money/things that are due:
Jacket/Hoodie forms and money - Monday, 10/30/17
Chilis Money for MPA ($8) - Friday, 10/27/17
IRSC 4 County Honor Band Forms - Monday, 10/30/17
Happy MPA/LAST week of marching season!! This will be a great week! Here's what to expect:
Rehearsal Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-5:30pm.
We will NOT have rehearsal on Wednesday. This is an early dismissal. School will be dismissed at 11:41pm.
Marching MPA will be THIS SATURDAY. An itinerary will be posted this week.
Money for the Chilis meal will be due soon - stay tuned for updates.
Next week is Homecoming week. We will have a parade on Wednesday afternoon and a pep rally Wednesday night and Friday during the day.
The homecoming football game is on Friday November 3rd. This will be our last football game of the year!
Please stay tuned for the calendar to be updated for the next several months.
Once marching season ends, there will be some after school rehearsals for Jazz band, Symphonic Band, as well as Percussion ensemble.
Symphonic band seating auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 6th and 7th in your band class.
The audition will consist of selections from the half time show, as well as major scales. Extra consideration will be given to students who can play scales in multiple octaves:
Students should be prepared to play the following scales
Freshman Scales: Bb, Eb, Ab
Upperclassmen Scales: Bb, Eb, Ab, F, C, Db, Gb
Pit orchestra auditions will be from 6-8:30pm on November 7th for the following instruments: Flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto Sax, Oboe, percussion and strings.
We will have a Gift Wrap Booth Parent and Student information meeting on Thursday November 9th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the band room.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Heres what to expect for our annual Marching Band a rehearsathon! Make to pack a lunch, and wear a red shirt! Bring a positive attitude and be ready to send us into our last week of marching season with a bang!
7:15am - Band room opens
7:45am - Transition to stadium field with all materials
8:00am - Stretch Block
8:15am - Band lap/Water
8:20am - Sectional Marching Warm up. Review all Marching fundamentals
8:40am - water
8:45am - Full band Fundamental Block
9:00am - Water
9:05am - Opener, set by set review without instruments
9:30am - water
9:35am - Opener, set by set review without instruments
9:55am - water/Morning snack
10:10am - Opener music rehearsal
10:30am - Opener, set by set with music
10:55am - water
11:00am - Fire woman, set by set without instruments
11:25am - transition to lunch
11:30am - lunch break in courtyard/band bonding time
12:45pm - transition back to field
1:00pm - Oceans, set by set without playing
1:20pm - water
1:25pm - Music sectionals
2:00pm - water
2:10pm - Production, review set by set with music
2:35pm - water
2:40pm - Production, review set by set with music
3:00pm - water
3:10pm - review march on
3:20pm - full show with stops to fix
3:35pm - water
3:40pm - full run with march on and march off
4:00pm - dismissal
Band, if you would like to eat a meal sponsored Chilis at Marching MPA, please fill out to following survey by midnight tonight! Meals are 8 dollars and include a entree (you select), a drink and side.
Here is the schedule for our first major performance of the year! Students are to wear their show shirts, black shorts, high black socks, and marching shoes. Please make sure to EAT before you arrive. We will have snacks and dinner will be provided at 4:30pm. We are expected to arrive back at PSL around 10:00pm.
10:30am - call time in band room
10:45am - Transition to field for show run through
11:00am - show review and runthrough
11:45am - transition back to band room
12:00pm - change into full uniform/load equipment truck
12:10pm - inspection in full uniform
12:20pm - load busses
12:30pm - depart PSLHS (please bring garment bags, hat boxes. You will put the uniform back in the bags for the bus ride.)
1:00pm - Help southport load equipment
1:45pm - arrive at Lawnwood Stadium
2:00pm - Bathrooms/snack time/unload instruments
2:45pm -transition to mass band rehearsal
3:00pm - mass band rehearsal
4:30pm - dinner at concession stand
5:00pm - transition back to busses for down time
6:00pm - change into full uniform/get everything you need for performance
6:15pm - transition to warm up area
6:45pm - warm up
7:05pm - Transition to field
7:15pm - performance
7:30pm - transition to stands to watch Bands
8:10pm - transition to field for mass band performance
9:00pm - lights out.
9:15pm - load busses/truck
9:30pm - depart lawnwood
10:00pm - arrive at pslhs
10:15pm - dismissal
4:00pm - Call time to band room in full band underwear
4:05pm- Transition to practice field for brief rehearsal
4:15pm - Short rehearsal
5:00pm- transition back to band room to change into full uniform
5:25pm - inspection
5:35pm - line up
5:40pm - march over to stadium
6:00pm - kick off
9:00pm - game ends (approx)
9:30pm - Dismissal (approx)
Good afternoon band family! Happy Showcase week!! This will surely be a busy week for us, so I just wanted to take this as an opportunity to THANK all the incredibly supportive parents we have! Thank you for allowing your children to participate in High School Marching Band! It will be something they cherish for the rest of their lives! Here's what to expect!
- Home football game Monday, 10/9 against Space Coast. The game will kick off at 6:00pm, however the student's call time will be 4:00pm in full band underwear (Show Shirt, black shorts, marching shoes, high black socks. We will have a very brief refresher rehearsal to review the show before the game. An itinerary for this event is also posted on the website.
-Rehearsal Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. These rehearsals have been on the calendar all season.
-Friday we will have an additional rehearsal (added last week) from 5:30pm - 9:00pm. This will be our last rehearsal before the Marching Band Showcase on Saturday, October 14th.
- Saturday will be the SLC Marching Band Showcase at Lawnwood Stadium. There will be an itinerary for this event posted on Tuesday. You will be required to be with the band between the hours of around 11:00am - 10:00pm. This is our first performance for certified marching band adjudicators and will be a valuable experience to receive feed back before Marching Band District Assessment on October 28th! A flyer has been posted on the public band Facebook Page "Port Saint Lucie High School Band" where you can get any information necessary! All Marching Jaguar family members are encouraged to attend!
- The end of the first 9 weeks Is FRIDAY October 13th. Please complete both Passoff 1 AND 2 to receive credit.
- If you have not turned in Cup fundraiser money yet, PLEASE DO SO ASAP! This is past due.
Please let me know if you have any questions!