We've officially completed our 2 weeks of 2-a-day band camp sessions! Now it's on to PERFORMANCE WEEK! That's right, we have 2 public performances coming up: Preview Night Thursday and our first full-uniform performance at Friday's football game. Please be sure to review all that we taught this week, as our goal is to forge ahead with learning the show - starting with Yosemite Autumn drill on Monday. If you don't already, you MUST have Yosemite Autumn MEMORIZED by Monday! Guard -- please have all routine that's been taught for both songs completely memorized and learned as well!
For this week, we have rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6-9 PM. Thursday we have rehearsal starting at 6 PM, followed by our Preview Night for friends and family at the stadium. The official "Preview" part of the evening will begin at 8 PM until 8:30 PM. Attire for preview night is Band Polo (which will be available for pick-up and purchase on Monday!), black pants, and marching shoes (which need to be paid for by Thursday). Cost for the polo is $15 ; Shoes are $31. You may use cash, check (payable to "Whitehall HS Band Fund"), or Student Credit (if you have any in your fundraising account).
Friday is picture day, as well as our first football game at East Stroudsburg South HS. Pictures are schedule for 3:00 PM, therefore report time is 2:30 PM in "under-uniform" clothing so that we can put uniforms on and get up to the stadium on time. Departure info for truck and chaperones will be sent out early next week once I have performance times from the home band director. Stay tuned!
Those of you playing in the pep band for Friday's freshman orientation, please wear your polo and bring your instrument and flip folio with you to play at 12:30-1:00 PM.
Lastly, a reminder about Philadelphia Phillies Band Night tickets, which are due on August 30.
- This is an OPTIONAL activity for members. We will perform as part of a "mass band" with other schools before the game. If you wish to participate, you will need to purchase a $15 ticket to the game. Just put your money (cash or check payable to "WMPA") in an envelope labeled with your name and Phillies Band Night on it, and give it to Mr. Tanzos at rehearsal.
- We also use this event as a fundraiser -- attached is a ticket order form. Families and friends can purchase a ticket to the game from us for $30 each. HALF of every ticket we sell goes directly to the WMPA! ANYONE can purchase a ticket -- so please spread the word and try to sell some tickets to whoever may wish to go to the game.
- We will be in need of at least 3 parent chaperones for the event. Chaperones will need to purchase a $30 ticket, be able to be at the school by 2:00 PM the day of the game, and have all proper clearances on file with the district. If you are interested in chaperoning, please e-mail me -- I will take the first 3 eligible parents.
- If you plan to participate in the event -- here is the link to the Phillies Band Night page, which has the music for download at the bottom of the page. Just click on your part and print it out. https://www.mlb.com/phil
Thank you, have a great weekend, and see you again MONDAY!