Pumpkin Fest Final Information:
Saturday Oct. 6; 3:00 Meet in the Cityside Band room at 2:15 Leave your cases with your parents. Large instruments will be in the practice room just like Memorial Day. We are at the beginning of the second division so we should be done around 3:30. The parade starts and ends at Cityside so plan to a meeting spot around Cityside. Uniform: Green band shirt tucked in to black slacks with black socks and shoes.
This year we are going to participate in the East vs. West Football Game on October 12. October 12th is a half day, please keep that in mind when you are looking at the schedule for this event. Instrument cases, and change of clothes if desired for after the halftime show, stay in parent vehicles. Dress code is Be Nice sweatshirt (that we will pass out soon) with a t-shirt underneath along with either black pants or blue jeans. Shoes can be black or tennis shoes for this event. Bring extra clothes to change into if you want to stay at the game and wear something besides your band uniform. Baritone players, bring your "at home" instruments for tonight. Parents should be in the stands by 6:40pm to catch the pregame performance.
Itinerary: 4:15 - meet in the high school band room which is at Zeeland East (look for the parking lot with the band trailer. LEAVE CASES IN THE CAR!! 4:15 - 5:15 rehearsal with the bands 5:15 - 6:00 dinner 6:15 - March to the Stadium 6:40 -Pregame (8th graders perform both the East and West Fight songs) 7:00 - 8:00ish play in the stands with the HS band 8:15ish Halftime Show - 8th graders watch the HS band perform one song and then march on the field to perform “Think” with the HS Band. 8:30ish the performance obligation will be done.
After the halftime show the 8th grade bands will have a couple of options. Please look through these and decide how your child will spend the rest of the evening.
Option 1 - Stay with the hs band and play the second half of the game, march back to the band room at the conclusion of the game and meet parents in the band room parking lot. Option 2 - Meet up with parents at the game after halftime, drop instrument off in parents car and hang out at the game with friends and family or go home. Parents can pick up in the long driveway of the stadium parking lot if they are not attending the game.
LARGE INSTRUMENT PEOPLE - it would be extremely helpful if you were to take the instrument home with you after the game and bring it back to school on Monday. If you are unable to do that I will take your instrument back to Creekside for you but we will need to walk it back to the parking lot by the band room where the band directors’ vans will be parked.
We are putting our final particulars in place for the Fall Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert on Thursday, October 11th. Here are the important details you need to know:
When: Thursday, October 11th. Concert begins at 7:30 and will be over around 8:30. Students need to arrive at 7:10 Meet: On stage at DeWitt Auditorium - kids will need to bring their instruments home from school and leave their cases backstage during the concert. Where: The concert will be held in a DeWitt Auditorium at Zeeland East.
All students need to arrive in uniform, which includes green band shirt tucked in, black pants, socks and shoes. Shirts will be distributed in class very soon. Tubas, baritones and percussion will be transported by the school to the auditorium. Tuba players need to remember their mouthpieces while percussionists need to remember their sticks. EVERYBODY needs to remember their music.
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