I hope you are as ready as I am to start the 2018 edition of the Royal Command & Guard!!!! Here are some reminders as we prepare for the next two weeks:
July 23 – 27 9am-8pm Each day, you need to provide your own lunch from 12-1 and dinner sometime during the break around 4:00-5:30. Typically, we have an activity planned from about 4:00-4:45, and then dinner until 5:30. Our AWESOME band parents have provided an option to purchase and pre-order a couple of lunches during the week to make things easy. See the newsletter for info about that.
July 30 9am-4pm (Provide your own lunch 12-1)
July 31 8am-Noon- ONLY Juniors and Seniors that have NOT yet been fitted for a uniform need to come in during this time. 1pm-8pm- EVERYONE rehearsal (Provide your own dinner 4:30-5:30pm)
Aug 1 8am-Noon- ONLY Freshmen and Sophomores that have NOT yet been fitted for a uniform need to come in during this time. 1pm-8pm- EVERYONE rehearsal (Provide your own dinner 4:30-5:30pm)
Aug 2 8am-Noon- Anyone else that needs to be fitted for a uniform needs to come in during this time; Pep Band and Leadership will need to perform for Royal Rumble around 11:30am. 1pm-8pm- EVERYONE rehearsal(Provide your own dinner 4:30-5:30pm) We will also have our PARENT PREVIEW this night at 7:00pm!!
Aug 3 9am-4pm (Provide your own lunch 12-1)
*Make sure you are staying active this week in preparation for our hard work next week!
*You will want to eat well and HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!!! (You MUST eat a healthy breakfast before we start each morning and stay away from sugary drinks!) Make sure you bring a large, refillable water jug with you EVERY DAY to rehearsal.
*Everyone needs to purchase their own “dot book” this year, as the band will not be purchasing them for you. A dot book is something that will be attached to you EVERY REHEARSAL with your drill coordinates, music, choreography, and all pertinent information written down for each set of the entire show. Here is a link if you want a “fancy” one, made specifically for marching band: https://www.marchingdotbook.com You can also just purchase something simple like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000DT8VZ4/ref=dp_cerb_1 You will need some way to attach this to yourself at ALL REHEARSALS. Some students like to wear fanny packs. Some just use a string or ribbon to tie it around themselves or wear it around their neck.
*You will need sidewalk chalk to mark your drill sets on the pavement as well.
*You will also need a binder with sheet protectors to keep your drill and music for the entire season.
*You will need sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, light-colored loose-fitting clothing, and bug spray.
*Students are NOT ALLOWED to leave campus during meal or break times FOR ANY REASON, due to liability concerns. We need to know where our students are at all times!
*To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is completely unacceptable, so please ensure that your ride has you arriving at school NO LATER than 8:45am to be prepared for rehearsal and outside ready to START REHEARSAL right at 9:00am. Walking out to the parking lot at 9:00am means that you are late. Being more efficient with our time this year involves us having all of our equipment and being ready to start rehearsal on time each day. Thank you for being proactive in this regard and making our band better!
Getting pumped to see everyone next week and get this season off to a fantastic start!!!